I have been involved in the space since 2012 and have seen many projects come and go. To be honest, there were long stretches of time where I had lost hope for crypto. It almost felt like it was the same shit repurposed over and over again. It was as if the invigorating spark ignited by bitcoin when it first launched was slowly getting extinguished over time. The same forces that had made traditional finance such an elitist system was starting to take over crypto as well (I was told that this was just how the world worked and…“either you fit in or get left out”)…it was like watching the same train wreck in slow motion a second time!!
To add to this, 2020 has not been kind to most people in the world. After Covid-19 and the ensuing economic calamity I saw many of my friends loose hope, especially the ones working on non-tech “real world” jobs and businesses. They too felt leftout by an elitist system(in the real world) that was rigged against them.
Given this setting, it was very easy to feel hopeless and disheartened. At this time is when I came across yearn. It was heartening to see that there are still people out there who are willing to make sacrifices because they believed in ideals larger than themselves. It gave me hope, and seeing from the success of the project so far, for many other people as well. That it is possible to build a thriving economic network founded on the principles of fairness and equal oppurtunity. That it doesnt matter where you are from or what you do…you can still be a part of it. With yearn, you managed to build a ideological lighthouse of hope during a pretty dark time!
These days when I talk to my non-tech friends who feel frustrated at the current state of affairs. I tell them that a better system is currently being built…one founded on the principles of fairness, and one where the best ideas thrive no matter who it comes from. I tell them that it is still early days and that it might be many number of years before it becomes really powerful…but I tell them lots of really talented people are working on it!!
The reason I’m able to tell this to my friends ser, is you!
The mission is just getting started and a lot of people out there are waiting…
The world needs YFI…whatever you are doing finish it and get back to what you do best…setting people straight and showing them how its done!
Just know that the yearn family will always back you! Don’t get distracted by the noise.