There are applications and platforms that provide tamper-proof information and transparency, which some governments are relying on now. These types of applications also work well with supply chain systems that need transparency more than ever before, in order to show that resources or aid is distributed as intended. We are big supporters of real world applications that solve real problems on a daily basis.
In order for us to expand our support, we have been working with the UNICEF Innovation team through their CryptoFund since last year to support teams that are working to create real-world improvement in emerging markets. As the use of this technology grows, scalability continues to be a big challenge. Scaling is easy if you do not care about decentralization, but trying to scale without compromising decentralization so that anyone can participate is really hard work.
Transparency is one key benefit that blockchain can provide, but while there are many problems that can be solved with more transparency, there is also a challenge of privacy. We are working to educate people on what public blockchains are good at, so that they can decide where to use them. At the same time, improvements in privacy such as zero knowledge proofs as mentioned above have been evolving, and we expect these challenges to be solved gradually too.
With those technologies, even enterprises are becoming more comfortable using public blockchains now. The vision of each application is up to the teams that build them. But through many of these, users indeed have access to tamper-proof information or borderless financial tools without governments having unnecessary control.
We believe that a more free and open system can help protect and inform people where protections and information are needed most. Even though I loved teaching, I always pushed my students to follow what inspired them, and not to limit their growth potential.
I needed to do the same. When I ran into blockchain in , I recognized this as a technology that could create major change and solve issues in the world. After getting started in the industry, one thing led to another, and while it was not something I could have imagined, it does allow me the chance to improve some things around the world as I always dreamed of trying to do.
I still see my role as an educator in many ways. Part of what we do is to inspire others, so that they start learning about Ethereum and create their own change, and that is exactly what I did as a teacher. We do connect those who want to learn about Ethereum, whether technically or non-technically, with platforms where they can learn. Some of these are ethereum.
However my definition of education is to inspire, as I said above, because once you are inspired enough, you will find ways to learn yourself. With that, we are expanding our efforts to inspire. This program will shift into a more targeted effort by identifying potential whether impactful projects, community leaders with big ideas, or other rising stars , and directly working with them to help accomplish their goals while demonstrating the power of Ethereum.
Originally, the Foundation was similar to a developer house, where many of the builders that maintained the network itself worked. And while the decision making process has been decentralized between organizations since launch, we still found it important to make sure that no single party could have too much influence. Instead of always trying to solve problems by ourselves, we wonder about how the Ethereum community can solve things, and how we can help them reach their goals.
Ultimately, any philosophy is only as good as the choices it inspires. In recent years, we have decentralized to a greater extent, and the network is maintained by developers all around the world who work for many different teams. All along though, the community extended to the application developers who have always been independent of the EF, and they are the ones bringing to life all of the possibilities that this technology creates. The Foundation today is an ecosystem support system in many ways.
We help support financial and non-financial those that can make the greatest impact, and some essential teams. That includes at the network level, important future-focused research, community growth efforts, educational projects, and application teams creating real change.
In short the Foundation aims to do what only the Foundation can do. The community is much larger than we are, and they cover much more territory too. Definitely check out our last few updates from the Foundation for more detail on us at blog. The global pandemic is changing how people look at society.
In a way it is making the view of more people closer to what ours has been. People now care more about where products are coming from and want to verify that information. That has always been our view and a motivation to improve Ethereum, but now the attention to these things is a lot greater, strangely, given the Covid situation. Science and technology have the potential to change the world, but you do not have to be a scientist or be good at math to pursue your career in science and tech.
Find something through which you can shine, and make changes by being you. Try to find things that you can be inspired by and then inspire others with that. And never lose your curiosity, because that is the source of everything. And feel free to follow me on twitter AyaMiyagotchi.
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Aya Miyaguchi. Executive Director at Ethereum Foundation -Please write to [email protected] for media interviews and speaking requests. ED(eclectic dreamer)@Ethereum Foundation, educator, dancer, natural wine evangelist #ethereum #ballet #naturalwine. Her passion for creating lasting sustainable impact led her to join the Ethereum Foundation as Executive Director. There, she leads the.