My name is Kyle, and I’m extremely excited about Proof of Humanity’s mission. Although I’m a founder and engineer at heart, I believe that filling this PM role is the best way I can help the project at the moment.
A bit of background: I’m a former startup founder and Google engineer. For the last four years I’ve worked at the startup accelerator Y Combinator, including most recently leading the team building Startup School. You can find my full résumé here.
I’ve been interested in basic income for years as the most plausible mechanism for building consensus around fair worldwide social spending. You can read a recent post I made outlining its appeal here. Of course, a functional proof-of-personhood protocol is a necessary prerequisite for UBI, so I was investigating that too. That culminated in recently starting a separate project along parallel lines before meeting the Proof of Humanity team.
I have a lot of ideas on how to extend the Proof of Humanity project to make it a more useful building block for the wider ecosystem both in crypto and beyond that you can read about here. But in the short term, my top priorities are improving the PoH app and building relationships with other projects.
My initial salary requirements are quite flexible—I’m definitely doing this for the mission, not the money. Eg. 1.5 ETH/month would be fine.
A functional, decentralized human-linked identity system will be an absolute game-changer for the crypto ecosystem and the web at large. In the short term this is a critical piece of infrastructure for governance, consensus and token distribution, and in the long term could be the standard way every kind of credential or attestation is issued. I’m really excited about accelerating that vision.
Happy to answer any questions from the community in this thread, or feel free to reach out on Telegram at @corbt!