A bit of background

I first came across Melon Protocol in 2018, when I was working on the UI/UX of another open source Ethereum project, Aragon, which is used to run the Melon Council governance DAO. Melon looked like an interesting project with the promise of making crypto asset management (not my favourite term, but can’t think of a better one!) accessible to anyone with the right skillset, regardless of who they are, or where they live in the world — and fully transparent to investors. I remember seeing Mona El Isa on stage speaking about this passionately, and thinking they were on to…

A bit of history

I first came across Matrix on Hacker News a couple of years ago when I was working on Ubuntu Phone, and was looking for an encrypted open-source chat platform we could use. I loved the ethos of Matrix — my first experience of realtime chat was using IRC at my uncle’s internet cafe in Helsinki in the mid-90’s, and chatting to people across the world felt like magic. Matrix being an open-source protocol with federated servers really reminded me of that collaborative, positive open ecosystem of the early days of the internet.

IRC, while still around, has mostly been superseded…

Jouni Helminen

London based Design Lead. Interested in design, machine learning, music, science.

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