Several delegates at Binance Blockchain Week spoke of their stories in Web 3.0 and the growing opportunities it brings to their local communities.
The A recent conference brought together members of the cryptocurrency community from around the world to share their passions, meet like-minded people, learn from speeches by community leaders, and share their perspectives on the current state of Web 3.0.
One of the topics that people showed interest in was the growing demand for Web 3.0 talent. As the Internet evolves from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, reports show that the demand for talent in this nascent space is increasing rapidly and many opportunities are emerging there.
Yes While statistics are very important, direct insight from the people who are witnessing the transformation of the industry is just as crucial.
Bringing “Endless” Opportunity to Indonesia
Joko Crypto, a cryptocurrency user from Indonesia, shared his thoughts on what Web 3.0 is currently doing in his country. According to Joko, people are very excited about Web 3.0 and that the opportunities in the space are “always persistent”.
“In a country like Indonesia, , the excitement of job opportunities in Web 3.0 is always present. From being a ‘freelancer’ playing for money to becoming a paid Telegram admin, the opportunities are endless.”
The anonymous crypto evangelist also believes the same is happening globally. For his part, Yoseph Soenggoro, an Indonesian Web 3.0 developer, agrees with the masked user. According to Soenggoro, “it’s definitely a trillion-dollar opportunity for our generation.”
The developer explains that currently the most established projects in its local Web 3.0 landscape is centralized exchanges, however, Soenggoro believes that over time there will be more decentralized finance protocols developing in Indonesia and that this will bring many “t potential jobs for people in Web 3.0″.
Changing lives in Nigeria
“Cryptocurrencies changed my life,” he said Chike Okonkwo describing his personal experience in Nigeria. He started his Web 3.0 journey in 2016, and now, Okonkwo works as an executive in a blockchain game project.
According to Okonkwo, he tried to do a few things as a student to earn money. However, cryptocurrencies have been the most shocking and have given it many opportunities. “Not only have I made money from cryptocurrency trading, but I have also worked with cryptocurrency companies,” he said.
Okonkwo explained that the blockchain space offers “many opportunities for us in Africa and in the world in general”. He believes that it allows building solutions capable of having a significant impact by helping people to solve problems.
“Every time I introduce more people, young people, in this space because it can change their life financially.”
In addition to Okonkwo, Ukeme Okuku, who is also from Nigeria, shared his views on Web 3.0 within his local communities. According to Okuku, although there are many Africans active in design and community management, the “biggest problem” now is awareness.
“Because of cryptocurrencies and the chain of blocks, the space is still a niche. There are very few people who know about it.”
Breaking the barriers of qualification in India
From the Indian perspective, a delegate from this country who wished to remain anonymous also shared his opinion on what Web 3.0 is doing in the country. According to him, there were barriers for people in India. He noted:
“They had to study at a good school, go to a good university and then apply for jobs. Without these good credentials, you couldn’t get anything” .
However, the delegate stated that in Web 3.0 it is very easy for a person without a brilliant academic record to enter. He believes that in Web 3.0, “a person just has to have skills”
The delegate explained that, in his country, there are many areas where people do not receive enough support. However, these restrictions are reduced when it comes to Web 3.0 and this is due to the Internet. “If you have the Internet, you have the power,” he said.
Changing the mindset of skeptics in the Philippines
A developer of the Web 3.. from the Philippines, Jene Dizon, believes that there are many opportunities for Filipinos in the industry right now. As someone who has worked in the cryptocurrency sector for more than five years, Dizon believes there is a high demand for Web 3.0-savvy talent in the region. He noted:
“There are many opportunities in Web 3.0 for Filipinos. The adoption of Web 3.0 is not only for first world countries, but also for developing countries. Although I think it may take about 2-3 years before it is fully integrated among the masses.”
Apart from this, Dizon pointed out the similarities between the start of Internet and the current beginning of Web 3.0 in the country. “When the Internet started in our country, there were also many skeptics. But now, everything is online,” he said.
“I think the same thing will happen with Web 3.0 in our country,” said Dizon. He pointed out that although there are still many skeptics, they are slowly changing their minds and studying the technology, and at the right time, it will be applied to all industries.
Breaking through to Uruguay
Alexis Martinovic, a tech content creator from Uruguay, also attended the conference to learn more about Web 3.0 and expand his network. At the moment, Martinovic believes that the adoption of Web 3.0 in his country is just beginning and that Web 3.0 projects will soon be seen in his country.
“At the moment there are no local projects that support Web 3.0. But I think that soon we will begin to see them. Of course, everyone in every country is going in that direction.”
Martinovic also highlighted the few barriers to entering Web 3.0: “To make the leap to the Web 3.0 doesn’t even require a bank account,” he said. So even developing regions have a chance to jump on the bandwagon.
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