Chowder here, You probably don’t know much about me since I’m a pretty small validator, but thanks for clicking in and showing interest!
I’m going to be honest here. I am putting in my candidacy here because I want to volunteer my time and services for Harmony. So, if I make it, that’s great, I won’t disappoint you. If I don’t make it, that’s fine, I won’t be disappointed because the other candidates are fantastic assets to Harmony.
I’m 35, a father of a 2 year old boy and pretty much an introverted meme-ster. I make memes out of everything and have a pretty lame, tongue in cheek, sense of humour. I’ve found my place in Harmony’s community because no matter how lame my jokes, there’s someone who appreciates it. Now that’s what I call… Harmony. Ba Dum Tss
I don’t come from a technical background so I think I’m a living example that anyone can do anything in the crypto space as long as they have the determination and willpower.
I’m just your average guy and have been on probably the same right of passage (below) like most others.
Phase 1: Try to get rich through leveraged trading and get burnt
Phase 2: Become an ‘investor’ and buy and hodl crypto
Phase 3: Fall in love with Harmony and start staking off exchanges.
Phase 4: Consider starting a validator, but still not 100% committed.
Phase 5: Take the leap of faith, start a validator with the help of the awesome community.
Phase 6: Think about ways of contributing more to the protocol, and put yourself up for election in the VDAO.
No matter which phase you’re in right now, rest assured that you will have all the technical, operational, and even emotional support from the community. It will be intimidating at first, with a steep learning curve but honestly, you will be in great hands. I cannot stress that enough.
I hosted a game “ Harmony Battleships” on Twitter with a lot of success, jumping from unelected to elected before the series ended. I am about to run a series of mini-games to keep delegators engaged and also incentivize them to remain staked. I believe there are things we can do to make it fun for delegators too.
Anyways, I’m starting to ramble. Thank you for your time reading this.