or just me ;-))
My name is Patrick. I grew up in eastern Switzerland, more precisely in Rorschacherberg, a municipality on Lake Constance.
My mother is Venezuelan, my father Swiss. If you look a little closer at my roots, there is at least a portion of Italian blood in me. A bit of a Birchermüesli, as we say here in Switzerland.
Ever since I was a child, I've had a wide range of interests. They range from computer science to sports to economics. Influenced by my father, who worked as an IT consultant, I was particularly fascinated by IT. For example, I created the first website for my school back in 1999.
A few years later and still enthusiastic about the
I decided to study business informatics at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen.
at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen, which I successfully completed in 2012.
Growing up in Switzerland on the one hand and in Venezuela on the other, I have had the opportunity my whole life to experience how people develop and behave under different conditions (e.g. political, climatic). So I was able to see and experience a long time ago what central organisations can do if they are not trustworthy. The keyword here is monetary policy and inflation.
Growing up in two such contrasting countries as Switzerland and Venezuela, but also through various travels, made me realise early on:
We live in a system that has distributed power and wealth unequally and unfairly up to now. For example, it is not a matter of course for everyone to have their own bank account.
Blockchain has therefore been a topic that has preoccupied me for some time.
However, it only really "clicked" for me personally in 2017.
It was a newspaper article that finally piqued my interest and led me to start looking more closely at the topic.
Little by little, I became aware of the potential that such an application operated via blockchain can bring with it:
- Decentralisation (-> distribution of power and assets)
- Security against forgery (-> trust is possible without a third party)
- Stability of value (-> deflation fixed by program code possible)
- Efficiency (fast and cheap transactions, possible 24/7)
Of course, with such new methodologies, everything is rarely perfect from the start. So it is also the case with the blockchain that Bitcoin, as the first of its kind, was and is confronted with various problems.
The same applies to Ethereum, another well-known project.
All this brought me to Cardano in the summer of 2020.
Cardano is the blockchain project that takes a scientific approach. This includes, among other things, that all development steps were and are subjected to so-called peer reviews (otherwise usual for doctoral theses).
The proof of stake mechanism at Cardano is also far ahead of its competitors.
(e.g. coins are not lured and cannot become less).
More on "Why Cardano" can be found here
Through the operation of ADA Suisse, I would naturally like to help promote the Cardano network.
In order to achieve this, however, in addition to running a pool, it is also important to bring all these new topics & concepts closer.
To achieve this, I have decided to use part of the pool's income for various activities and events:
- ADA Suisse Cardano Marketplace Event
- Telegram group for Stakers (contact me for invitation link)
- Training workshops
- Running a knowledge database (ADAcation)