6 Questions for Daniela Barbosa of Hyperledger – Cointelegraph Magazine

We ask the builders in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors for their thoughts on the industry … and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them busy!

This week our 6 questions go to Daniela Barbosa, General Manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation and Executive Director of Hyperledger.

At Hyperledger, Daniela is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the organization, including people, programs, expansion, and execution of Hyperledger’s mission. Daniela has more than 20 years of experience in business technology. She has a master’s degree in libraries (remember those?) And information sciences, which she adopted in the 1990s when the internet came up to consumers and businesses alike. As an active voice in the industry, Daniela was a guest speaker at many important blockchain conferences around the world and advises the Hyperledger community on the use of open source technologies.

1 – What is the biggest hurdle to mass adoption of blockchain technology?

Onboarding. To the Corporate blockchain, it is no longer a question of whether the technology works. We have seen many proven enterprise networks in many use cases – in the supply chain, trade finance, digital payments, healthcare and more. In this way, these networks are managed as actively growing networks beyond the POC stage and how you bring a diverse ecosystem of both small and large actors on board.

With crypto, ease of use still has a long way to go, as anyone who isn’t deep in the tech and tried to set up their own wallet could tell you. Third-party services certainly make some aspects of usability easier, especially buying and holding, but then we get back to the same game again.

2 – When you look at the top 100 crypto projects by market cap, which ones do you stand out for – and why?

Great, thanks for the question. I’ve just spent 30 minutes falling down the rabbit hole. There are more than a handful on this list today using our Hyperledger ecosystem … I had to choose one though, it is Ethereum. The Hyperledger community has been part of the Ethereum ecosystem since the Hyperledger Foundation started in 2016. As of 2018, we have been working closely with key stakeholders to define Ethereum-based solutions and use cases in the company. In early 2017, our Technical Steering Committee approved the Hyperledger Burrow Project, which was our first Ethereum-derived project to support the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Then in 2019 we welcomed Hyperledger Besu, a code post from ConsenSys. Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java that runs on the Ethereum public network, private networks, and test networks, and is designed to be approved for both public and private Network use cases is business friendly.

3 – Are you signing the idea of ​​Bitcoin as a means of payment, a store of value, both … or neither?

I am obviously signing the idea of ​​bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment, otherwise I would not have spent all of my first Bitcoin in 2012 … Today I think it’s both Store of value and a means of payment, especially outside of the United States. I just wish I had saved more of it …

4 – Who makes sense to you and who makes no sense at all?

The young climate activists fighting for their (our) right to live on a habitable planet make sense. We have to support Climate protection initiatives, on the streets and with global resources for innovation and sustainable development.

People who stick to their “principles” without paying attention to facts and science make no sense. Even after clearly proven wrong, they just double up.

5 – What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?

I was traveling halfway around the globe for a meeting and came in about 36 hours before the meeting to be well rested. Then I showed up two hours late because I had the wrong address and was staying in a hotel on the other side of town from the actual meeting point. Forever a road warrior.

6 – Think of a favorite poem or song text. What is it and why does it appeal to you?

Bob Dylan’s “I didn’t care before, but things have changed.” As Bob said when he won the 2001 Oscar for Best Original Song for “Things Done Changed,” it “is obviously a trampling song yet ignored human nature ”. Yes indeed. People are crazy and times are strange.

A wish to the blockchain community:

Keep building.

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