EEA Member Highlight with Mark Fitzgibbon, DAO Member – Operations at API3
As an EEA member, API3 is a part of the EEA neighborhood of organizations working to advance Ethereum and drive trade adoption. Within the Q&A beneath, the EEA interviewed Mark Fitzgibbon on the methods API3 helps the ecosystem obtain the potential influence of Ethereum.
Please introduce your organization and your self briefly.
API3 seeks to create highly effective decentralized purposes by offering decentrally ruled and quantifiably safe knowledge feeds on to knowledge customers on the Ethereum blockchain. I’m an IT skilled with greater than 20 years of expertise and at the moment working with API3 in operations and the Enterprise enterprise growth workforce.
What first introduced you to the EEA, and why did you determine to develop into a member?
Becoming a member of the EEA appeared a pure plan of action resulting from our B2B focus, significantly within the Enterprise sector. We hope to contribute to the event of requirements for enterprises, develop our community, and add worth the place we are able to.
What are you at the moment engaged on on the subject of Ethereum? How will end-users profit out of your work?
API3 is at the moment engaged on launching our Airnode product, in addition to our DAO governance portal. After that, we will probably be integrating quite a few API knowledge feeds onto Ethereum. Later within the 12 months, we plan to supply an automation and integration platform for knowledge customers to make use of to construct personalized/aggregated knowledge feeds on their very own Airnodes.
We additionally not too long ago obtained GDPR compliance certification by way of code audit for the Airnode oracle, a blockchain trade first. That is one thing we pushed arduous to attain as a part of our deal with B2B and the Enterprise area particularly, to take away a big barrier to adoption from the compliance space for Ethereum as a public blockchain. We’re additionally working arduous to have interaction with Enterprises and develop robust partnerships to drive adoption and growth of the enterprise Ethereum area, and we hope to safe alternatives and partnerships on this space within the close to future.
Our most up-to-date growth was a ten 12 months unique partnership with the Open Financial institution Undertaking, to convey CeFi APIs for banking onto the Ethereum chain, over 400 of them to start out with.
How will the EEA improve your group’s present efforts?
EEA will allow us to community with different members and search for methods so as to add worth to their operations. We’d be comfortable to contribute to membership schooling in areas based mostly on our experience and venture focus, including worth and data. We look ahead to exploring the challenges and alternatives concerned in bringing extra varieties and portions of real-world, API-driven off-chain knowledge to blockchain knowledge customers on Ethereum. This, we hope, will result in new purposes and use case-driven tasks using these new forms of knowledge and serving to to develop the blockchain area as a complete over time.
What EEA packages are you most enthusiastic about?
We’re most excited in regards to the EEA’s working teams and studying from different members. The Ethereum Mainnet, Monetary Providers and EEA Provide Chain Curiosity Teams cowl areas we’re exploring at current, and the place we hope API3 generally is a helpful contributor. We additionally plan to take part within the soon-to-be-launched DeFi Curiosity Group. That is one thing that we hope to discover additional as we spend extra time partaking with EEA, studying, rising the connection with the EEA and our fellow members. Workshop and convention alternatives for better engagement would additionally assist us to contribute and be taught.
To be taught extra about API3, go to https://api3.org/, learn the weblog and observe alongside on Twitter.
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