Hi everyone! My name is James Waugh, and I’m helping Enigma with developer experience and communications. I’ve been learning about Enigma’s research & product, and I’m very impressed by the intellectual rigor and quality of the team. We’re psyched to coordinate opportunities for collective growth and transparent collaboration.
My background is a combination of entrepreneurship, marketing and open-source technology. Four years ago, I started Bidio to help artists get sponsored without compromising integrity. Our team developed a marketplace for interactive ad overlays in the corner of music videos and short films. That business evolved into a digital agency offering ad-tech consultation, social media coordination, and local event production. The vision was to flip the script on YouTube (and other platforms) by letting users own and control their data.
After discovering Ethereum, we introduced a multidimensional viewToken model, forming a circular hierarchy of all viewers and creators. That resulted in my co-founder submitting ERC 888, and since then, we built an experimental network using the CRE8 protocol. This endeavor has led to various opportunities in the blockchain world, such as leading Hyperledger NYC events, attending ETHGlobal hackathons, and organizing the 2nd Rare Arts Festival.
I’m thrilled to participate in this community because Enigma represents a necessarily transformative approach to identity management. Furthermore, it’s clear how privacy issues limit adoption of Ethereum and other blockchains. Autonomy requires private computation.
You can find me in the Collective Slack or on Twitter.