YGA Sunny | Web3

 

Web3, blockchain, NFTs, and DAO. These are all buzzwords in the growing and evolving world of crypto. But what exactly are they, and how can we use them for good? In this episode, Sunny Satva, Founder of Vegan African Fund (VAF), sits down with Halle Eavelyn to expertly define these terms and discuss what’s possible for women who want to enter the space. There is a lot of uncertainty and doubt, especially from those who aren’t yet familiar, and Sunny is here to help clear those up. This is the future. Don’t miss out on this episode to learn more about how crypto and similar programs are helping support women in business and promote sustainability.

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Sunny Satva On Harnessing The Power Of Web3 For Good

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I am excited to have with me a special woman who I was lucky enough to meet at one of the many Miami blockchain conferences and Bitcoin conferences that has been going on. Her name is Sunny Satva. I’m going to let her tell you what she does because it’s phenomenal. I’m excited to see a person like this in the space doing this kind of work.

Sunny, welcome.

Thank you so much, Halle. It was amazing to meet you at the Bitcoin conference. I’m so excited to be here on the Goddess of Crypto show. Thank you for having me. I have been in crypto in various aspects of my life for the past few years and now I’m building in the space to try to make it more inclusive for women, people of color, and the next billion people that are going to be on this planet.

I’m currently based in Mombasa in Kenya and I started an initiative called VAF. It’s an awesome fund for Africa where we are helping founders access capital, specifically to invest in eco-enhancing business ventures. We’re also onboarding these founders into Web3, helping them accept crypto payments and using the investment that comes through our token VAF for their alternative protein production and leather alternatives made out of cactus or mushroom materials. As well as some of the highest growth product sectors that we see in the future, tying these products to the blockchain and sustainability.

I’m also involved in numerous different projects that are supporting women onboarding into Web3 and helping people who speak languages other than English access information about crypto because 70% of the internet is written in English. Yet only a quarter of the world population speaks English as a first or second language. As well as working to make this information as accessible as possible to help everyone create more wealth for themselves and generational wealth, as well as helping people learn and understand that this is something you can utilize in your daily life that can be absolutely life-changing.

That was one beautiful sentence that sounded like world peace, coming from your fingertips or something. This is so beautiful. That’s a lot to unpack. Let me remind everybody of a couple of things that we visited in other episodes. One, a token is like a coin but it isn’t the exact same thing as a coin. It can seem to be from an investment standpoint. The difference is that a token can be a coin but a coin is the next step above a token.

It’s divided by whether it’s on somebody else’s blockchain or whether its own blockchain, so its own blockchain as a coin. If it’s created on its own blockchain, then it’s a coin. Bitcoin, for example, is on its own blockchain and that’s what makes it a coin. Whereas somebody else building on, let’s say, the Ethereum platform is going to have a token but not a coin. To the investor, that’s not going to make a difference.

VAF.one is our website. Halle, you explained it perfectly. A coin is its own blockchain and a token is an asset that is built on a preexisting blockchain. VAF is a token that’s built on the Fantom blockchain. It’s an Ethereum compatible blockchain. What that means is that all of the developer code that can be written for Ethereum can also be written and deployed on the chain that VAF is on, which is the Fantom blockchain.

YGA Sunny | Web3

Web3: We live on our phones, being fed information specifically based on what we’re searching for. These advertisements follow your every move, and no two people’s feed is exactly alike.

 

I’m going to remind everybody that blockchain is these blocks of code but they are encoded so that they are immutable and timestamped. You can’t change the timestamp and you can’t change the blockchain itself. It locks it in and the links are chained together. That is literally a chain of blocks. That’s why they call it a blockchain.

Why is that important? Because it means that there’s more safety and security. The fact that you can’t change it means that you can’t alter it later. It’s harder to hack. It’s not impossible. Sometimes there are some large hacks. When I talk to people about that, I usually hear garbage in, garbage out. You have to code without backdoors.

We have to code knowing that your team is going to be in integrity and nobody’s going to slip in there later and try to hack something in for themselves. The people are the issue. Blockchain itself is super powerful. I’m backing up to say all of that because I want to make sure that everybody has some basic definitions. As far as the basic definition of Web3, Sunny, what would you say about that?

Before we get into Web3, I want to talk about tokens because people have been hearing about all kinds of tokens. There are tokens like VAF, which is called a fungible token, meaning one VAF equals one VAF. You can have 1,000 or 1 million and they’re all the same in value. You send them all and they’re equivalent to each other.

There’s another type of token that’s been popular, which is a non-fungible token. If you’re scratching your head, “What is a non-fungible token?” Lots of NFTs. People have seen it become popular in the digital art format, specifically as photos or JPEGs. These NFTs have what’s called metadata and tied to an NFT is some certain utility and functionality where it enables you to have access to a certain digital or physical community.

It can serve as a ticketing process like the Disneyland NFTs that launched that gives you park access or it can be like the VAF NFTs that we’ve launched. Our collection is called the Astral Giraffes, which support eco-friendly ventures in Africa when you buy them. NFTs are redeemable one time for a gift basket of sustainably sourced products from our network that you were buying this NFT helped produce.

NFTs are different from fungible tokens but both are tokens, meaning that when we walk it back, this is an asset that is built on a preexisting blockchain, which means that you can never go back in time. It’s a blockchain, so you can’t alter anything that happened in the past. All of that data is locked in. Everything from what it was bought out to what the utility or functionality is is secured. I wanted to go into tokens a little bit because I know people are looking at this space and see the term non-fungible token and fungible token, “What does this mean?” They’re all tokens, which means they are built on the existing blockchain.

While you’re talking about this, I feel like the other piece is part of the idea of fungible versus something being non-fungible. I swear, the first time I heard those words, I was like, “What does this have to do with mushrooms?” Fungible means that it can be exchanged for something that is equal. She talked about VAF being a token that was exchangeable like for like.

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Non-fungible means it’s unique. When you say somebody has created or what’s called minted an NFT, it means that they have created this non-fungible, this unique piece, which is usually represented by art, usually represented by JPEGs that have been created on the blockchain. It’s been minted and you meant that yourself as you are acquiring it.

Right before I met you, Sunny and after I met you, I was at these real estate conferences and we’re starting to see real estate that is becoming NFT. Instead of it being represented by art, it’s being represented by a house. You don’t get art with your NFT, you get a house with your NFT. We’re starting to see that happen with football clubs.

I’m not the only one who believes but I definitely got a huge hit about this the first time I heard about what NFTs were, eventually they’re going to be for everything. You will keep your medical data on an NFT, to which you have access. The doctors will ask you for it and not the other way around. You’re going to see every celebrity, sports franchise, and restaurant.

Disney has its own NFTs that let you into the park. Also, animal concerts, which I happen to love. Full disclosure, I am an investor. Animal concerts now have become the ticket master for the metaverse. That’s the best way of explaining that. They’re using NFTs for all of this stuff. What I love about what you’re talking about is that you’re using it for utility and sustainability. Those are two words that are getting used a lot in Web3, the metaverse and crypto.

I know this show is Goddess of Crypto but we talked about all of it because it’s all interrelated. I want to talk about what good you’re doing in the world with your work. There’s a lot of people who are like, “Let me make some money here. I’m just here to build wealth and that’s it.” That’s amazing because building wealth is an incredible thing. However, there’s so much good being done in the world because of it. Let’s talk about that more.

I love your holistic approach as well. The Goddess of Crypto is a great place to remind ourselves that we are such diversely functioning beings. We are able to exist in the crypto space, then the sustainability, the impact, the family, the home space, and all of these spaces. We can tie it together. We have to make sure that our heart and higher purpose are something we’re following in all that we do.

For me, a crypto with impact has been on my mind since I got into this space. It can’t just be about making money. Although, of course, we are early. If you look at the world, only 3% is currently invested into crypto. When you look at women in the world, we’re less than 10% of crypto buyers. This is something that we need to shift on right now.

I have more different statistics. This is an example of, it’s hard to get ahold of solid information. What I’ve heard is that 12% of the world is investing in crypto and 15% of those investors are women. I asked for the stat because I’m hungry for this information and it was sent to me. It was an article in Australia showing that 52% of crypto investors coming into the market were women. That’s a big disparity between what you said, what I said, and what the Australian newspaper said.

YGA Sunny | Web3

Web3: Web3 is about harnessing that computing power for the public good, as opposed to for the private profit motives that aren’t trickling down to the rest of us.

 

Let me generalize real quick. There are not enough women in crypto. We’re at the beginning as far as the world’s adoption of crypto and all of the underlying and overlying things that are surrounding it. If you’re thinking it’s too late, you’re super early. If you’re thinking you’re going to get into this and you’re going to be the only one, no, there are whole communities of women supporting each other.

That’s one of the main reasons I wanted to put out this podcast. I was like, “Nobody’s talking to mainstream women. Somebody’s got to do this.” They’re all going to start coming in and needing a place to go because there’s not enough of us talking in plain English. I don’t normally say this until the end but I hope you will share this episode with every woman that you know because we want them to know, “The water is safe. Come on in, even if it’s just to dip your toe and learn first. Always do your own research.” Sunny, back to you.

This is a great reminder that all of this data that we’re seeing is personalized to the individual as well. I want to take a moment also to remind everyone that we are all now living on our phones being fed information, specifically based on what we’re searching for, these advertisements are following your every move. No two people’s feed is exactly alike.

Back in the day, everyone was getting the same information from the same 5 or 10 news sources and now everything you see is tailored specifically to you, primarily to drive your consumer decisions because that’s the world that we live in today. Remember that in all that you do. Remember to act out of love instead of influence from any of the advertisements that you may be seeing, because at the end of the day, we’re all humans living the shared beautiful, crazy human experience. We have to do our own research. That was the biggest point.

Especially when you start getting into crypto and googling these things, you’re going to get all kinds of things flying across your feed. Be vigilant and do your own research. That’s my two cents. I definitely agree with you there, Halle. As far as how I got into crypto with impact, I first bought Ethereum in 2020 and realized that this is something that was a game-changing technology.

I had gotten just off the tail end of working on a campaign for universal basic income. That is one of the biggest solutions to many of our world problems. Why do we exist in a capitalistic society that requires money in order to participate if there’s no income floor? It didn’t make sense to me. I put my heart and soul into this universal income campaign. I found out about this technology Ethereum, which runs something called the Ethereum Virtual Machine, which is one of the first technologies in existence that has the capability to issue a universal income to people. I was interested in that. I bought Ethereum and made some money.

At the time, I was living in Kenya realizing, “I can keep reinvesting into this digital asset space and make all this internet money or I can put it to use doing some good in my community.” My community was on the beautiful Kenya Coast, where we are hosting the Ethereum Kenya conference. The first Ethereum conference that will be in the continent of Africa will be in Nairobi, Kenya, and then at the safari. I’m so excited.

When is that?

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The dates are September 18th through 25th, 2022. You should definitely be there, Halle. I’m inviting you now. I’ll send you the website and the deck after we talk. It’s early.

Say the name of the website for the conference if you know it.

It’s ETHSafari.xyz. Safari is a Kiswahili word. Kiswahili is the Swahili language that’s spoken in the East Africa region. It means adventure or journey. It’s the ETH adventure, the ETH journey. It’s going to be a wonderful time. When I was living on the Kenya Coast in 2020, when I had first moved there, there was a growing but small Ethereum and crypto community. Now it has grown astronomically. You know how things have gone with crypto in the past several years.

Kenya specifically is interesting because this is an entire country, which has been on mobile money since 2006. What I mean by that is even with a brick phone, even with a T9 keyboard button phone since 2006, you could send digital Kenya shilling, which is the national currency in Kenya, to anyone in the country, any one of your friends, family, merchants or vendors by having their phone number. This is a country that has over fifteen years of everybody using this digital currency.

There is a small jump or leap to go from that to blockchain or crypto because people have been dealing with a largely cashless, largely non-credit card focused society. If you go to the grocery store, take an Uber or take a taxi or buy some fruit on the street, you can send mobile money to that person right there from your phone just by having their phone number.

I saw that and I was incredibly excited. I realized that this is a great place to be building in the Web3 space because not only are people receptive but it’s easier to onboard them when that is already something that clicks in their minds. The blockchain is the digital shilling they’re used to, except that there can be no government or company corruption involved in screwing up these transactions.

Can’t we just print a bunch more money? I’m so confused. Americans also have a tremendous amount of cashless society. The 1990s was when ATMs were introduced here and now, PayPal or whatever. You’re saying mobile payments versus credit cards, so people are used to having that mobile wallet. We think of our Apple Pay or Google Pay and having that on our phone. That’s a relatively recent development. I still feel like we hold on to cash.

I hear all the time people are like, “We don’t want any socialism. Give me my Medicare.” It’s like, “What do you think that is? We’ve got the same issues going on with money.” They’re like, “No, we don’t want this horrible crypto thing. Give me my cash.” They’re using their phone to buy their latte at Starbucks or using their computer to have a transaction online through their credit card company. I love that this has been adopted and adapted. I haven’t been to Kenya per se but I’ve been to South Africa and I’ve spent a great deal of time in Egypt. I’ve gotten a little bit at the top and a little bit at the bottom.

YGA Sunny | Web3

Web3: Web3 is complete ownership of your funds. It’s also decentralized, where you don’t have to go to a central power of authority and say, “please, can I have my money?” You just have it.

 

Next year, come to the middle way.

I’ve been to Zimbabwe as well. There’s a certain feeling that Westerners have about a country like Kenya that is mostly open land, giraffes, elephants, and some lions and stuff. It’s beautiful to hear what’s going on as far as the adoption of crypto and technology into that space. How would you define Web3 for everybody?

My definition of Web3 is one I’ve adopted from various resources online. Web3 is the blockchain-backed internet. Web3 is the decentralized internet. What that means is that this is developing in a more open-source manner, where you see that if you’re developing on-chain, which means you’re developing on the blockchain, people can see what you’re doing. People can go back in time and check your receipts. It’s less gated and guarded than Web2 development, which is mainly focused on competition.

I see Web3 as a lot more focused on collaboration. Everyone in Web3 or in the crypto space, at the end of the day, wants more people to get into it because that’s how we have mass adoption. It’s about how we can bridge and bring more people into this space of permissionless, trustless finance. One thing that I want to touch on when it comes to Web2 currency or fiat currency versus Web3 currency is that your national currency are assets that are backed by trust, whether it’s the US dollar, the Kenya shilling, the yuan, or the yen.

The government used to back the dollar in the States with a store pile of gold in Kentucky that was drained up until the ‘60s to the point where now, the US dollar is only backed by trust, which is why they keep printing more. Web3 is backed by the most valuable resource that we have today on the planet, which is computing power, the highest profit companies, trillion-dollar companies in the world. The Amazons, Apples, Googles, or Alphabets are backed by computing power and electricity. That is also what is backing the blockchain, which is backing Bitcoin, Ethereum, and all of these other tokens and assets.

To me, Web3 is about harnessing that computing power for the public good, as opposed to for the private profit motives that aren’t trickling down to the rest of us. Web3 is the next evolution of the internet and of the world. We’re in a cash-based society. Web2 was the ATM, the credit card, and the ability to go from having to go speak to a bank teller to having immediate instant access to your funds to a certain degree. Web3 is true ownership of your funds and your assets, where if you want to send a transfer out of the country, you don’t have to do the whole SWIFT code, wait a week for this wire to go through, and pay a ridiculous fee.

When I first got to Kenya, I had called my credit card companies. I had told my debit card that I was going to be traveling. Classic Web2 problems, I get there and I don’t even have a SIM card yet. I went to buy one and my cards are blocked. I can’t get a hold of my banks. This would be tragic if I didn’t have Web3 money, which I was able to send to somebody who I met. They gave me cash and I was able to buy my SIM card, call the right people and get my credit cards turned on.

Web3 is complete ownership of your funds and it’s also decentralized where you don’t have to go to a central power or authority and say, “Please, can I have my money? Please, can I have my assets?” You just have it because you have the keys, the codes, and the final authority over your own life. To me, Web3 is so much.

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Ultimately, Web3 is the term that we use for this world of crypto, NFTs, DAOs, which we haven’t even talked about, and this future proofing technology, which is allowing us to build in a decentralized manner, built for longevity and have accountability based in the community and the blockchain. I would be curious about your definition of Web3, Halle because as we’re growing and building in this space, we all create our own definition as it relates to our own life.

I get to go on TV these days and talk about crypto, so I tend to speak in sound bites. For me, I would call Web3 the natural evolution and the next evolution of the internet and leave it at that. I was listening to what you were saying and I’m feeling that you have such a comprehension of the entire universe of Web3, which also includes the metaverses that are being created all over the place. I was admiring that you have such a big breadth of knowledge, having been in it for just a couple of years.

I feel like this is so inspirational for our readers because it’s a chance to see what’s possible, how quickly somebody can get immersed in the technology, get immersed in an understanding and an education. Do that research not because you might want to invest but because you want to understand. There’s no way you can learn all of it. It’s evolving so fast.

That’s my favorite thing about this space because I’m learning something new every day. I’m so excited to wake up every day because I know that I’m going to be challenged and learn something interesting. Not a day has gone by since I decided that I’m going to be full-time Web3, full-time investing my time in the natural future evolution of the internet. Not a day has gone by that I don’t feel like there’s something new that has entered my space, reality, and awareness.

I do Web3 consulting and DAO consulting. You can reach out to me @Sunny4Earth on Twitter, Instagram, and Telegram. You can find me on LinkedIn at Sunny Satva. We can have more in-depth conversations about your personal goals and understanding of Web3. I thank you for that because it has been a long road of learning, reading, watching videos, having conversations, going to these conferences where I met you, talking and listening to the experts, and understanding that this is the future. This is legitimate.

I want to go back to my story about how I got into the crypto impact space. I made my first Angel investments in three separate Kenyan women-owned companies in early 2021, which I was only able to do because I had invested in Web3. I realized that this was something that made my heart sing. These women are striving for greatness. Leaders in their community are uplifting entire families and villages with their entrepreneurial savviness. At the same time in Africa, they have 20% of nearly the world’s population yet received less than 1% of global venture funding. African women of that 1% receive less than 2% of startup capital.

That is straight across the board. The highest number that I have heard in the Western world for women for venture capital money is 3%. I talked to a lot of venture capitalists who are doing VC funds for this space for crypto, blockchain, Web3, and all of these new industries. Every one of them is like, “We wish there were more women applying. We wish more women were asking us for our money.” If you’re a woman and you have an idea that you want to be funded, there are women venture funds and there are people like Sunny out there helping to do that seed investment.

I want to encourage everybody to not say, “I can’t have that money,” because there are people wandering around with their pocketbooks open right now going, “I want to give money to women. I want to give money to every diverse culture that I can for their great ideas because that’s what we’re interested in.” It’s like startup funding with a conscience, I suppose. That’s something that we all could use more of. It is out there for us. You did these investments and you put your seed money into these projects for women and then what happened?

YGA Sunny | Web3

Web3: Look into building out your career and tying it to Web3 however you can because no matter what, it’s not going away. This is the future.

 

I noticed that the company that was doing the best with that initial investment was Kenya’s first vegan protein producer. Their name is VeganBasket located on the Kenya Coast. This was something that was ethically aligned with the world that I wanted to see, which is largely plant-based. When we talk about sustainability, the animal products, at best, are 20% efficient. Meaning that there’s an inefficiency, where every 1,000 calories you put into feeding an animal, you get 200 calories out for human consumption. That inefficiency is driving hunger in the world.

You see that people are so obsessed with feeding their goats and cows so that they can later feed themselves while at the same time, people are starving. I wanted to make vegan food more accessible. I realized that to have a bigger impact and do it on a bigger scale, we could launch that on the blockchain. I started the Vegan Africa Fund, which is an awesome fund for Africa, where you can buy the VAF token and redeem that later for sustainably produced not just alternative proteins but vegan leather products and eco-friendly packaging, and you have access to our network of sustainably-sourced goods.

I would encourage people to check out the VAF.one website and see if this is something that aligns with you or if you want to get involved. Whether that’s buying our NFTs, holding that in your digital art portfolio so you can later redeem it for a gift basket of these goods, or buying the fungible token which can be traded in exchange for the goods and products in our network. This is a project that has been amazingly received.

We have launched our NFTs on both the Polygon blockchain and we recently launched on the Harmony blockchain after receiving a non-dilutive grant from this protocol. The grant was to start forming a DAO and issuing token NFTs on their chain. I also want to encourage women who are looking at this space, if you have an existing Web2 business that you want to take into the Web3 ecosphere, not only is there funding accessible.

There are also protocols or blockchains or companies that say, “If you build with us, we’ll give you a grant. It doesn’t have to be diluted. It can be equity-free as well.” Definitely look into some of these opportunities because they are out there, people with their pocketbooks open waiting to write these checks and it doesn’t cost anything to have that conversation.

A couple of things that I want to understand a little bit better, first of all, DAO is a decentralized autonomous organization. What it means to me and then I’m going to have Sunny find it as well, is it’s a community of people and because it’s decentralized, it does not have a central authority. There isn’t a CEO, president, prime minister, or a queen running it. It’s run by the people for the people. It’s more like a community where everybody gets a vote.

That idea of a DAO as a substitute for company structure and the hierarchical structures that we’ve had in the past, it’s like a return to the past ways of having a governing body because the governing body implies that there’s a hierarchy and there isn’t inside of a DAO. A DAO is either a utopia or dystopia, depending on who’s involved, because it can be the most wonderful thing. I know people who are like, “This DAO sucks. These people start trying to steal our money.” It becomes the sum of its parts. That’s my DAO definition, Sunny. Please explain what you think a DAO is and then I have another question about what you just talked about.

I know that we’re getting towards the end of our time. I will share my definition of DAO and let you know about the DAOs I’m in if anyone’s interested in joining or having a conversation about them. To me, a DAO is almost like a Web3 co-op, where the stakeholders or the people who are in a specific community come together to make joint decisions. While there is no top-down leadership structure, all of the DAOs that I’m in do have a governance board where the community elects the governors who are making decisions on a shared treasury that they may control.

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The community is holding regular elections to change these governors and change who’s in charge of controlling this community treasury. At the same time, the people in the DAO for it to be that utopia and not that dystopia, have to have a shared vision. They have to come together and understand their mission and vision and what they’re working towards. For me, with the Vegan Africa DAO, it’s making veganism more accessible.

I’m involved in the BlackLeadersDAO, which is advancing the next generation of black leaders with Web3 and financial literacy. I’m involved in something called the Blu3 DAO, which is onboarding women into Web3, helping them travel to crypto conferences through a learn, earn and play model, as well as in a DAO for Africa’s first NFT marketplace called the Nifty Row DAO, which is supporting African artistry. These DAOs are exciting.

The last DAO that I helped form is called the CryptoLingo DAO, which we’re launching our app this year in 2022 to help onboard people in different languages focused first on Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin into Web3 literacy through a learn-to-earn gaming model. DAOs can be various things. It can be people coming together to create products that ultimately fund the sustainability of the DAO. They can be people coming together to grow and create communities that host events and digital or physical meetups to bring that community together and push for advocacy for some specific goals.

There are so many ways to structure a DAO. There are so many DAOs that exist right now. I believe that it can take us to a utopian point where we are able to truly have the people who are most impacted by decisions being made involved in the decision-making process. That’s the future that I see for a decentralized autonomous organizational structure.

That was amazing. Thank you very much. I want you to define real quick. You had talked about protocols and you kept saying protocols. You were saying the protocols didn’t have to be diluted. Can you explain that?

A protocol is synonymous with a network or a blockchain but a protocol may be a blockchain with a mission or a blockchain with a goal beyond just having this string of blocks in the digital space that can’t be changed. I specifically mentioned the Harmony protocol because they helped the Vegan Africa fund with a DAO launching grant. We also launched our NFTs on the Harmony protocol. Their mission is radical social change.

This is a blockchain that is also focused on, “How can we positively impact 10 billion people which will be in the world in the next 30 years through our technology?” They have a mission to educate developers in Web2 to transition them to Web3 coding for building the future on the Harmony blockchain. They have a mission to invest in social impact spaces. Specifically, they have a large fund investing in Africa and investing in community development.

They have a $300 million grants program, which is a non-dilutive program, which is writing checks for people to be building on this ecosystem building on this blockchain building within this protocol. There are several other protocols out there with similar missions. I know the NEAR Protocol is also on a similar mission. They also have a large fund of over $500 million for ecosystem grants to build on their chain.

There are so many different protocols that women especially should be looking at when you’re onboarding into this space because it’s not just about investing or buying these coins. It’s about building for your future. All of us can be builders in Web3. You don’t have to be a developer or a coder. If you are a business strategist, product manager, designer, graphic artist, or if you work in data science, any field is relevant to Web3 because this is the next natural evolution of the internet. We all need to come together and build it.

I would encourage people to look into these protocols. Look into the Harmony protocol. Look into building out your career and tying it to Web3 however you can because no matter what, it’s not going away. This is the future. I’m excited to be a part of it. I love to speak with you if you feel aligned with anything I’m working on. My name is Sunny Satva. You can find me @Sunny4Earth on all the social media platforms or you can email me at Sunny@VAF.one. VAF.one is our website. Thank you so much for having me, Halle.

I feel like all of the things you said, we’re all under this umbrella of the Goddess of Crypto. She’s looking after all of us. I remember when I was a young girl hearing, “God looks after old men, babies, and feisty girls.” I don’t know who said that. I was like, “I’m going to be a feisty girl.” The Goddess of Crypto is overlooking all of our adventures and blessing them as we go.

Sunny, thank you so much for being here. You have enlightened the audience as you have enlightened me. You have enlivened us with what’s possible in Web3, blockchain, and crypto. Thank you so much for being here. If you liked this episode, I encourage you to subscribe to your favorite platform. We are on seventeen platforms plus YouTube. Grab your phone and hit your subscribe button. Please also like, comment and, as always share, share this with other women. Every woman in the world should be involved in what I call the new energy of money and the Goddess of Crypto. I will see you next time.

 

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VAF.one

Fantom

Astral Giraffes

ETHSafari.xyz

@Sunny4Earth – Twitter

Instagram – Sunny Satva

LinkedIn – Sunny Satva

VeganBasket – Instagram

Polygon

Harmony

BlackLeadersDAO

Nifty Row

NEAR Protocol

Sunny@VAF.one

YouTube – Halle Eavelyn

 

About Sunny Satva

YGA Sunny | Web3Founder of the Vegan Africa Fund. We scale vegan businesses and grow the pan-African vegan network, with operations enabled through the impact crypto VAF. I’m passionate about the intersection of veganism, blockchain, and AI. Bioengineer by training, a social advocate by passion, investing in the world I want to see.