JT is a Filipino entrepreneur that has been running his own business for 10+ years. Besides that. he also specialize with marketing and brand building. He’s also been in the Web3 and NFT space for almost 2 years now.
💼 What were you doing before Web3?
I am an entrepreneur from the Philippines. I specialize in marketing and brand building while running my own business for 10+ years in Web2. We specialize in importation of global known brands and products.
On the side, I’m into Web3 and NFTs for almost 2 years already. I started because of the art and the profits but eventually fell loved the communities of the projects I am a part of. That’s what made me stay in the space until now.
🤔 How did you get into Web3?
My IRL friends introduced me to NFTs back in around October 2021. Been in the space ever since and made a lot of new friends.
🚀 What was your first crypto or NFT project?
The very first NFT project which I got into was when I minted Spooky Boys Country Club. However, I just flipped it.
The first project I minted and stayed until now was Project Godjira. I have never listed my Jira ever. I loved the community of the project from the start and also the founding team/core team is very good and is really connected to the community.
🧠 How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
I collect digital tokens that have awesome art works and gives you benefits IRL and online, depending on the brand(project) that you buy.
Some have anime-like artworks, while some are 3D, but they would give benefits like discounts in real life products or services. Or access to a network of brilliant people.
💡 Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
I really enjoy learning from Shan of Project Godjira. He has been real and is not afraid to share his wisdom and thoughts to his community.
And they also make a lot of sense so you know what he says is not bullshit. Therefore, you learn a lot. If it wasn’t for Shan, I would have stopped in Web3 early already.
🥳 What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Biggest highlight was to be able to be part of the Memeland community. It was a difficult journey getting into good communities since I am just an ordinary person in Web3.
Not really an influencer, artist, or a founder. I didn’t expect to be able to get WL for Memeland a year ago and I was so happy to get it since 9gag was a big part of my childhood.
📈 What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
🤝 What advice would you give someone starting out in Web3?
Always do your research before aping into a project or minting a new project. I have lost a good amount of potential profits and eth just because I “feel” the project will do good without any legitimate research done.
🎤 If you could do a TEDtalk on any topic, what would it be?
Not giving up or getting back on your feet when you are down.
🚨 What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted Island?
A water filtration machine.
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.