Community Spotlight: Meeting Lyner

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As the permaweb ecosystem continues to grow, we’re super excited to see the influx of awesome apps being built by our community. In our ongoing community spotlight series, we’ll be getting to know a little more about the people behind the hacking and learn what motivates them to join, build, and share their creations within our ever-growing permaweb.

This week, we’d like to introduce to you Lyner: mastermind of AskWeave (Quora-style forum), Arweave ID (link a name/identity to your wallet address), and Adam (family tree).

Country of residence: Indonesia

Occupation: Back-end web developer

When and what piqued your interest in decentralisation and the blockchain space?

The first time I was made aware of blockchain (aside from Bitcoin) was during the October of the crypto bull run in 2017.

A work colleague piqued my interest in Ethereum, and I fell down the rabbit hole. It’s been almost two years and I am still regularly impressed by all the wonderful things built on the decentralised stack. I’m pretty sure I haven’t found the peak of my interest in this space!

How did you find out about the Arweave permaweb?

I actually noticed Arweave during its ICO (I was one of the moon kids) but never learned more about it. That is, until I tried Gitcoin and saw Arweave’s perpetual permaweb hackathon. Since then it has been a fun experience. Arweave and its permanent storage is, in my opinion, one of the critical missing pieces in the current decentralised web ecosystem.

Why did you choose to build Adam?

I was actually late to join the Beyond Blockchain hackathon (one week before the deadline). I wanted to learn new skills and it turned out, Arweave was one of the sponsors! Since I’m familiar with the the tools, I decided to join last minute. I picked the ancestry tree challenge since it’s technically easier, so I could spend my limited time to experiment with the UI/UX feel of the app; something that has always been lacking in the space.

Do you plan to continue developing Adam for everyday use?

I plan to develop it until I’m satisfied with its usability for the end user. It’s an open source project though, so feel free to contribute!

What other communities are you a part of?

I follow the Ethereum community very closely, and recently a decentralised justice protocol called Kleros.

What do you like to do with your spare time?

Aside from keeping up with the tech scene, I like to spend my leisure time playing chess or reading detective fiction.

What does a decentralised future look like to you?

This one is hard to answer! I believe that the future will be an open world, where opportunities won’t be limited by physical boundaries. Workers can do their job remotely, across the world. Citizens of unstable regions will have financial stability via digital assets, and everyone will have a self-sovereign identity, safe from any exploits.

Follow Lyner on:

Github username: shenwilly

Twitter: @wekawork

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