Lydia Lei is the founder of LydiaStudio, an incubation company that helps start-up projects to succeed in their establishment and go further.
On top of that, she is also the founder of Web3TalkStudio, a talk show where web3 founders share their insights and ideas.
What were you doing before Web3?
It’s not important what I’ve done in the past, what matters is that I have been in the industry for five years and will continue to be deeply involved in the Web3 industry.
How did you get into Web3?
Five years ago, I intended to expand into overseas markets and unexpectedly found myself entering the Huobi exchange. This was the beginning of my journey with blockchain and the Web3 industry.
What was your first crypto or NFT project?
I have never owned my own project, but I have helped facilitate successful business partnerships for more than 50 projects.
Besides that, I also help established influence and brand recognition within global communities. My Twitter is the best example of this, and I believe this is why you have reached out to me.
How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
The emergence of new things is always difficult for people to understand. However, it does not prevent us from still loving and working in this industry.
If I had to explain to someone outside of the industry, I would say that I am working in the field of new technological innovations such as AI and new style finance.
Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
From a technical perspective, I consistently follow Vitalik and some project founders on Twitter.
As for investments, I have one favorite Twitter influencer who explains content from both a data and theoretical standpoint.
However, it’s important to note that investing is a personal decision and should not be solely based on someone else’s opinion.
What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
I believe that my current work has disrupted my understanding of wealth and career. And has given me the opportunity to meet many outstanding people.
In the past, I thought that wealth could only be obtained through hard work and continuously moving up the ladder in a fixed position.
Now, my current job provides me with the maximum freedom in terms of time and energy, and I absolutely love what I do.
What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
This year, I will continue to closely monitor the developments in ZK and Layer2, as well as the growth of NFTs.
What advice would you give someone starting out in Web3?
That’s a great question, and it’s one that is often asked. My advice is that when you don’t know where to start, make use of social media platforms such as Twitter.
Join a project. Get involved by becoming a moderator or a member to gain a deeper understanding of the project. And make connections with more people in the industry to deepen your understanding.
If you could do a TEDtalk on any topic, what would it be?
I would like to share my thoughts on the topics of wealth and female entrepreneurship and employment. These two topics have brought me the most contemplation in this industry.
What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted Island?
I would like to bring an electronic device that holds my private keys.
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.