Faces of Web3: Spotlight Interview with Adam Campbell from the Australian Crypto Convention
October 4, 2023
Welcome to “Faces of Web3: Spotlight Interview” a blog segment that delves deep into the fascinating world of Web3 and blockchain technology.
In this series, we’ll introduce you to the visionary individuals who are shaping the future of the decentralised web. From blockchain pioneers and crypto enthusiasts to NFT creators and DeFi innovators, we’ll explore the diverse and dynamic personalities behind the evolution of Web3 in Australia.
Join us as we uncover the stories, insights, and visions of the people driving this transformative technological revolution. Get ready to meet the faces behind the code, the minds behind the tokens, and the voices that are reshaping the digital landscape.
This month we speak to Adam Campbell, one of the driving forces behind AusCryptoCon – to get some insight into his views on Web3:
Share a little about yourself and your journey in the Web3 space.
I spent close to a decade in the banking and finance industry, where I helped businesses scale from startups to 8 and 9-figure operations. Outside of that, my entrepreneurial spirit led me to various business ventures. My entry into the crypto world was a bit rocky at first, as I, like many newcomers, fell victim to bad advice and pump-and-dump schemes.
That experience served as a wake-up call. I decided to take matters into my own hands, honing my technical analysis skills and diving into trading crypto. It was through trading that I met David Haslop, and together we grew a community built on integrity that served as a safe and trusted space for those new to crypto.
What inspires you to stay actively involved in Web3?
I see it as a solution to numerous real-world issues, particularly in how it shifts the paradigm from “trust” to “transparency.” Web3 technology has the power to revolutionise various industries by making processes more transparent, secure, and decentralised. Being involved in these early days excites me, not just for the innovations we’re seeing now, but for the opportunity to shape an industry that will benefit future generations.
The term “Web3” is constantly evolving. How do you define Web3, and how do you see it shaping the future of the internet?
To me, Web3 is like the ‘approved’ term for what used to broadly fall under the crypto umbrella. I see it as an encompassing term that covers NFTs, DeFi, blockchain, crypto, the metaverse, etc. I like how Web3 is set to rebalance the power dynamics on the internet. Unlike the traditional web, where third parties often control your data, Web3 gives that control back to the individual. That’s a game-changer for the future of the internet
We’ve heard about your remarkable achievements with AusCryptoCon. Share a little about that journey and experience.
The journey with AusCryptoCon has truly been a collective effort. While our team puts in countless hours behind the scenes, a lot of what you see at the event is shaped by community and sponsor feedback. We’re fortunate to have strong support from the Web3 industry, which has been invaluable to us.
At the end of the day, my personal goal is simple: to throw an amazing event where the vast Web3 community can come together. It’s a space where we learn, network, build businesses and projects, forge relationships, and yes, party hard. Then, we do it all over again the next day, hangovers and all.
But it’s not just about the event; it’s about the bigger picture. I’m passionate about elevating Australia’s role in the global Web3 industry. I believe that if we band together—growing our communities and supporting each other—Australia can be at the forefront of the Web3 movement on the world stage.
Can you share with us a project or accomplishment in the Web3 space that you’re particularly proud of?
While it’s not a project, it’s more of a personal achievement to be more embedded in the Web3 industry. I have been part of some amazing collaborations, created stronger partnerships, and formed friendships that have a real impact. I’ve had the opportunity to share ideas, suggestions, and provide input with industry leaders, and it’s gratifying to see those ideas come to life. It’s a sign that I’m becoming more integrated into the Web3 ecosystem, and I’m excited about contributing to its growth
With the rapid growth of web3 technologies, there are both opportunities and challenges. What do you believe are the most significant opportunities and obstacles facing the Web3 community today?
Right now, we have the opportunity to potentially change our own financial system and play an important role in the future. The job, business, and financial opportunities are endless, and I don’t have enough space to go through all of them. I think our challenges are going to be mass adoption and mass education. When the whole financial system and our technology change, it’s going to be a long transition. I’m not against regulation; it has its role. But transparency and guidance are also challenges at the moment, as we are in so many grey areas
Looking ahead, what are your predictions for the future of web3, and how do you plan to contribute to its advancement?
Web3 is the future. If people can disassociate the price of Bitcoin and concentrate on what’s happening in Web3, it’s amazing. So many unique and awesome things are happening. Retail people may be struggling at the moment, as they are usually financially invested in some form of coin or crypto. But on the business side of Web3, it’s steamrolling; mass adoption is happening, it just takes a long time. Always look long-term. In 5-10 years, Web2 and the fiat system will begin to look like dial-up internet—old, slow, costly, and losing relevance.
I’m planning to dive deeper into the Web3 industry. I’m setting my sights on everything from startups to established institutions. My goal is to fully immerse myself in the Web3 industry to learn, develop meaningful relationships, and contribute to its growth.
I’ll be working closely with community leaders and industry pioneers, aiming to put Australia’s Web3 community on the global map. It’s time to make some impactful moves that will benefit the Australian Web3 industry.
Beyond work, what are your hobbies or interests that you indulge in during your leisure time?
Growth and development are my hobbies and interests too. I love creating and building things. When I’m not in ‘professional mode,’ family time takes centre stage. I enjoy time with my wife and three young children. I’m also someone who enjoys good banter and having a laugh with friends. I’m a bit of a thrill seeker & I make sure to drag myself to the gym for some exercise.
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