Hello Polygon crew, I'm Tom!

Basic Introduction:
What’s your name (or username), and where are you from?
What drew you to the world of blockchain and Web3?

Tom, UK. Came for the money, stayed for the tech.

Professional Background:
Please share a bit about your professional background and current occupation.
How do you see your skills and experiences contributing to your Web3 journey?

Business Analyst / Product Manager in IT sector. I am quite inquisitive by nature, with a mindset to always strive improve things.

Interests in Web3:
What specific areas of Web3 are you most passionate about (e.g., DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, Gaming)?
Are there any projects or technologies in Web3 that you find particularly exciting or innovative?

DAOs and Web3 Gaming is where I tend to spend most of my time - Sunflower Land, The Beacon are a few of the games I play on regular basis to unwind.

DeFi, as a whole, is a concept that makes me lose sleep at night.

Feature Recommendations:
Have you or a friend ever experienced any pain points when using Polygon PoS? Or, do you have any exciting ideas for the chain you would like to voice?
If so, do you have any specific features/solutions you think would work well?

Periodically failing transactions, but this is generally intermittent.

Current Projects:
Are you currently working on any Web3 projects? If so, please briefly overview what you’re working on.
How can the community support your projects? Are there specific collaborations or insights you’re seeking?

Not at the moment, but would be open to supporting a project with my skills if required.

Learning and Development:
What challenges have you faced in the Web3 space, and how have you overcome them?
Are there any resources or learning paths you’ve found invaluable in your Web3 education that you’d like to share?

As with all starting out in web3, I have fallen for a scam, but quickly learnt how to sniff these out. This lead me on a path to researching web3 security, where I’ve come across a very helpful project called Boring Security (https://x.com/BoringSecDAO). Boring Security hold live lessons, providing users with onchain and general online security information.

Community Engagement:
How do you envision contributing to the Polygon Labs community?
Are you looking forward to participating in any discussions, events, or initiatives?

I would love to contribute to any project in any way I can. For now I will start going through the forum posts to see if I can pitch in.

Future Aspirations:
What are your long-term goals within Web3 and blockchain technology?
How do you see the future of blockchain evolving, and what role do you hope to play in it?

Blockchain is the future of finance - frictionless, borderless.

Fun Facts:
Share a fun fact about yourself or your hobbies outside of Web3.
Is there anything else you’d like the community to know about you?

I play and collect electric guitars. My pride and joy is a '79 Les Paul Silverburst.

Connect and Collaborate:
How can other community members reach out to you for collaborations or discussions?

Reach out to me on
X: https://x.com/TomT80s
Warpcast: https://warpcast.com/sub

Are you looking for feedback, partners, or resources for your projects?
Not at the moment.