Apollo or ApolloGMI is the community manager for BlockchainSpace and one of the moderators for Okay Bears.
He’s an active member of the Web3 community, known for his love of NFT trading, being a degen, and playing Web3 games.
💼 What were you doing before Web3?
Before Web3, I’m a licensed mechanical engineer who worked for a water solutions company and as a contractor then later joined a company that manages premium properties within the metro.
🤔 How did you get into Web3?
After graduating in 2017, I was dabbling with the stock market and made my way to trading forex and commodities. Then I started trading cryptocurrencies in 2018. That was when the eureka moment happened for me when I dived deep into the technology and I never looked back since.
🚀 What was your first crypto or NFT project?
The first project that I joined is BlockchainSpace. I was introduced by a good friend to the CEO/founder of the project. I’ve been with the company for almost 2 years now and I still love every minute of it.
The first NFT project that I joined is Okay Bears and I’m part of their community moderator team. I specifically wanted to join this team because I believe in their slogan which is “WAGBO: We’re All Gonna Be Okay” and have been impressed by how their team operates in the NFT space, specifically in Solana.
🧠 How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
I help connect guilds and games in the Web3 ecosystem. I help keep the vibe going smoothly in all of our channels, keep the FUD at bay and host exciting games for our community.
💡 Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
I always enjoy hearing Peter Ing and Kais from Okay Bears talk in any podcast or spaces that they’re in. They’re full of ideas that anyone can learn from especially here in Web3 where almost everything is new and can be hard to swallow as someone looking from outside in.
🥳 What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
The biggest highlight of my Web3 career so far is growing the BlockchainSpace community to almost quadruple before I joined while simultaneously handling Axie Academy which is the scholarship guild operating for BlockchainSpace which had 500 scholars during the peak.
📈 What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
The most interesting tech for me is currently artificial intelligence. I believe that anyone who is able to invent the smartest and fastest AI that can be used by everyone will be able to control where the future will go. Question is, are we ready for this tech?
🤝 What advice would you give someone starting out in Web3?
Always be yourself no matter what Web3 name or PFP you use. You never know who you might attract in the space and what doors may open up to you because of just being you. And to never forget to touch grass and spend time with your family.
🎤 If you could do a TEDtalk on any topic, what would it be?
For me it would be AI, web3 games and NFTs. These are the things I’m most interested of and would love to be able to host if given the chance. Haha.
🚨 What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted Island?
My Ledger! Never ever forget your hardware wallet. 🙂
POW stands for “Proof of Work.” It is a new feature article series in The Mega Maxi to highlight the savviest builders in the Web3 space.