The mother of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin offered advice for people looking to succeed in the crypto industry. During an interview with CoinDesk, Buterin’s mother, Natalia Ameline, offered her thoughts on the crypto industry and the best way to succeed.
In July 2017, Natalia Ameline co-founded Crypto Chicks, a startup that attempts to empower women in Web3. And last October, she joined Metis, which is developing an Ethereum layer 2 platform based on optimistic rollups. She works there as the head of Genesi DAC, which is a “decentralized autonomous enterprisewhich uses a $100 million fund to help projects that join the Metis ecosystem.
Natalia Ameline told CoinDesk that her goal is to “ to be part of something big “, what she means by ” be part of a DAO and investment collective working to expand the Ethereum ecosystem. ”
Buterin’s mother also gave CoinDesk her recipe for finding success in the crypto space:
“I would say you have to have a lot of perseverance and a lot of patience. If you got into crypto as an investment, you really need to be able to stick with it. I see a mistake a lot of people make: They invest and when the market turns the wrong way, they exit, sometimes at a loss. And they never want to go back there again because they got burned. It’s painful.”
“I think with anything in life, to be successful you have to really study it. And you have to stick around and persevere despite your experiences. So a lot of patience is needed. And you must be able to tell that the market is currently down, but we will continue to work. We will continue to focus and we will get there.”
“I think people shouldn’t be afraid to try new things. It’s hard to take a leap and step into the unknown. My suggestion would be to try as many things as possible. I think when you get older the only experiences you remember [ne devraient pas être] the way you sit at the desk and [au] same office for the past 40 years.”
She highlighted perseverance and patience as two key qualities for Vitalik’s success.
When asked if crypto could change the way we work, she replied:
“Crypto already provides alternatives. Traditional fundraising is very different from what is in crypto. In 2017, there were a lot of ICOs (initial coin offerings) that were set up. Now, we raise funds for communities on distributed platforms. Crypto democratizes access to money. Instead of getting it from just one fund, you can really do a global fundraiser, it simplifies how you can do it.”
“I think it democratizes the job market too. Right now, you don’t need to work in a certain country to do a certain type of work in crypto. As long as they are qualified to do the job, there is nothing stopping you from being employed. Likewise, you do not need to transfer money through the complex system of bank accounts. You can do it pretty quickly. You can transfer it from one country to another without any hassle which is convenient for business.“