Meet Maria | ZebPay Ladies in Crypto | ZebPay



What does your typical day at ZebPay seem like?
I work as a knowledge scientist within the analysis and growth group, and it’s a really dynamic position. The vary goes from day-to-day automation for various groups like authorized or customer support, to actual excessive tech, excessive degree stuff like Agent Based mostly Modelling or bitcoin tracing softwares. We simply wish to harness our tech and crypto powers to enhance issues in as some ways as we are able to. 
What’s one mission that you simply’ve actually been enthusiastic about?
It’s truly the mission that I’m engaged on proper now!  
We’re engaged on sustainable mining for bitcoin. After Tesla stopped accepting Bitcoin due to its power consumption, the entire focus has been on its sustainability. We simply have a lot photo voltaic power round us, so we’ve got been attempting to harness all that power to mine bitcoin utilizing solar energy.
The mission’s API helps differentiate between common Bitcoin and sustainably mined Bitcoin, which we’re calling “inexperienced” Bitcoin. We’re additionally doing this particularly to assist rural Indian ladies. It received’t be simply an environmental and sustainable initiative, but additionally one thing to assist marginalised communities profit by means of the powers of crypto and introduce them to this world.
How are these tasks determined? Is it you and the group simply brainstorming, and considering “okay this can be a nice thought, let’s construct on it”? What do these processes seem like?
The wonderful thing about ZebPay is that we’re tremendous open to new concepts, revolutionary concepts, whether or not or not it might work out. 
Actually, within the R&D group, we’re open to anybody throughout the corporate pitching their concepts after which by means of a voting system, we choose tasks and work on it for a few weeks simply to see if it takes kind, if it has something there. In any other case we even let it go.
Generally issues work out and generally they don’t. That’s okay too. By way of this experimentation, we’re hoping to create the following neatest thing.
What was your journey that led to our R&D group?
I can say its destiny proper now, as a result of I used to be at all times a finance particular person by means of and thru. Solely later did I begin moving into information science, finishing my graduate schooling within the discipline. Then when the chance of ZebPay got here up, I joined as an intern initially. I keep in mind considering, “I’ve to do that, I wish to do that.” as a result of it allowed me to mix information science within the discipline of decentralised finance which I actually consider is the longer term.
After my internship, I used to be provided a full time position and I keep in mind considering, “That is what I wish to be doing.” I genuinely love and benefit from the work and the large potential within the blockchain area is plain. 
You’re a reasonably central member of ZebPay’s ladies DAO. Are you able to inform us slightly bit about that have?
To offer a quick overview of what a DAO is, a DAO is a decentralised autonomous group the place we take away the entire system of hierarchy. Each member has a voice and a voting proper and all selections are made primarily based on what everybody votes for.
Simply this yr, on Ladies’s Day, we launched the ladies’s DAO to present a voice to the underrepresented gender in crypto. Proper now, the DAO is just open to feminine staff of ZebPay however we’re in a really heavy transition section. We wish to develop the DAO past simply our staff, to all feminine clients at ZebPay. Now we have acquired a lot curiosity and appreciation from people who find themselves concerned with crypto from the world over, which simply once more reveals that stuff like that is going to choose up and finally going to take over.
The transition section that I discussed entails a variety of different elements as effectively, one in every of which is transitioning from the testnet to the primary internet. We’re researching on essentially the most environment friendly approach to try this as effectively, whether or not it’s creating our personal native token or utilizing an current token like BAT. 
We don’t wish to get complacent, we wish to preserve taking that initiative and energy from our facet to bridge the hole by giving extra energy to ladies and giving extra energy to the DAO.