Ness - Grant Reviewer Application 2024 - Round 2

1.) Preferred Display Name and Age (If you do not want to enter your age, enter that you are above 21 years of age, which is the minimum)

Name: Ness

Age: 29

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @irieness195 -

Discord: Ness [ICCD]

2.) What motivates you to apply for this position?

As a long-time member of the IOTA and Shimmer community, I have mostly been a passive member so far. Being at such a crucial point in the project’s history, I felt the obligation to become more active and try to shape the future and the success of the project in a more proactive way.

My involvement with the Tangleverse Times magazine has shown me the critical impact that grants can have on bringing a project to life. This experience motivates me to take a more active role and leverage these opportunities for the community’s benefit.

3.) What is your educational and professional background?

Educational Background

  • Bachelor in Translation (Universität des Saarlandes)

  • Master in Translation (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

    • Main focus: German and American Law

Web3/Crypto Background

  • IOTA community member since 2021

  • Coordinator of the ICCD since 2022

  • Editor for the Tangleverse Times since 2022

  • Infernal Uprising

    • Marketing and Outreach
  • Translator for two of the biggest crypto exchanges

Professional Background

  • Freelance Sworn Translator

    • Focus on crypto, finance and law
    • Working for multiple Fortune 50 companies

4.) What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe

  • Co-founded the first and premier ecosystem magazine “The Tangleverse Times”
  • Founding member of Infernal Uprising NFT-based trading card and strategy game
  • Coordinator of the IOTA Content Creator DAO (ICCD) since 2022

In these roles, I have primarily focused on outreach and marketing, enabling me to build an extensive network of contacts within the ecosystem. I have been actively involved in strategic decision-making, setting value-driven and growth-oriented goals to realize various visions. My experience has equipped me with a deep understanding of how to foster community engagement and drive project success.

5.) Are you a software developer? If yes, please provide info on your skills and proof of the projects you already have built/worked on (Github, languages, certificates, etc.)


6.) Do you have affiliations that may cause a conflict of interest when reviewing applications? The community would like to know particularly if reviewers are involved with projects as a creator, on the board, or employed. Please list any projects or applications you have affiliations to.

Infernal Uprising – Marketing and Outreach

7.) Are you willing to sign a legally binding service provider contract and reveal and verify your identity through a KYC process with the legal entity of the Treasury Committee?

Yes - I am willing to KYC and sign a service provider contract with the Shimmer Community Treasury.

8.) Can you commit 10 hours weekly on average to work as a grant reviewer for the Shimmer community over the next 12 months?

Yes - I am willing and able to commit 10 hrs a week to the Shimmer Community Treasury.

11.) Provide any web links or supporting documentation you would like the community to see when assessing you for the Shimmer Community Treasury Grant Reviewer position.

12.) What is your long-term vision of the Shimmer Community Treasury? How do you see the Community Treasury affecting the Shimmer & IOTA ecosystem, and what does the Shimmer & IOTA Ecosystem look to you in three years?

As the past has shown, IOTA and Shimmer are at its best, when IF and community are working closely and collaboratively together.

I see the Treasury as a vital tool to not only secure, but foster growth in a dynamic and responsive way, complimenting the overarching Grants program managed by the IF.

In the near to midterm future, I anticipate IOTA making significant strides in real-world adoption while also creating a robust and flourishing DeFi ecosystem. To support all participants and provide the best possible environment, it is crucial to have a community-driven alternative to the IF’s official investment vehicles, as this will ensure a diverse and inclusive approach.

Do you support my application as Grant Reviewer?
  • Yes
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