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Interview with Overcollateralized Jonny
CPA, Montreal web3 community founder & KOL
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Win-Win for KOL & Followers? Great Interview with Overcollateralized Jonny
a CPA tax wassie on twitter + co-founder of @Web3MTL (Montreal crypto community! )
We talked about
- ‘s crypto journey
His thoughts on KOL space n the right way
His focus this year
What does he thinks is required to make it in crypto
1️⃣ Can you do a short introduction about yourself?
Hey there! I’m Jonny, a wassie just trying to make a name for himself in the metaverse.
In the meat space I’m one of the co-founders of Web3MTL, a non-profit organization aimed at growing the crypto community and industry in the city of Montreal (Canada).
I’m a CPA by trade working at a Big 4 in tax transformation (basically working on new tools to implement into the tax practice at the firm).
At night (and sometimes during the day hehe) I research what’s going on in the space. I have a large interest in DeFi and the infrastructure it runs on.
Sometimes, when I have the time, I post some of that research as threads on my Twitter page.
I’m very passionate about how cryptocurrencies and decentralized networks can improve so many aspects of our society. I often find myself lecturing in different places to educate people and fight the negative stigma that a lot people have on the space by properly informing them about all of the awesome things going on!
2️⃣How did u fall into the crypto rabbit hole?
I graduated university right when the pandemic started, and I started working from home at my current job.
They made me sell the company I had to avoid conflict of interest (we were digitizing the process of personal tax returns), so I had a lot more time after work. I’ve always been interested in finance and tech, and crypto is obviously the combination of the two!
This was around the time DeFi summer was kicking off and I was seeing all the cool things being built. I already found the concept of Ethereum interesting last bull market and bought very little (was also a student, so I only had so much money to put into it).
After reading up on what DeFi can do, I started reading about how the networks worked and watched tons of YouTube videos (shoutout to the @coinbureau , his videos introduced me to so many concepts that got me started in my research in the early days).
I also started reading more articles and Gitbook docs to better understand projects in detail, and give a few years and sleepless nights later, here I am! I don’t watch much crypto YouTube anymore because there’s not much for deeper subjects, but I’ll watch some podcasts on there (I love Blockworks!).
3️⃣ Can u share more about the event, educational events u host as web3MTL
2lambro : i basically never been to a offline crypto event. lambro is alone online all the time
Lambro is always welcome to any event if ever you’re in Montreal!
haha Basically Web3MTL is a non-profit organization that aims to be the hub for the crypto community in the city. We host networking and educational events to bring people together and onboard people who are interested in the space.
We’re a rapidly expanding community and we aim to offer more things to the community in the future! We had our one-year anniversary this past June and here’s the recap video for that:
4️⃣ What are u thoughts on crypto content creators on twitter?
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting plenty of amazing creators on Twitter (like yourself!), so I can’t complain.
I think we’ve built a great community of threaders who specialize in different things and support each other. It’s a great way to make friends in this industry and build your reputation.
That being said, I think that the place is starting to get a little saturated with creators who are chasing a quick buck after finding out that they are able to monetize their page.
I’m not against sponsored content at all, but there are ethics to take in consideration when promoting something to your audience.
Unfortunately, a lot of people on here are young and maybe lack some experience and perspective to understand the repercussions of their actions.
When content creators get called out (and rightfully so) for promoting bad projects or shilling garbage to their followers, it gives a bad wrap to everyone else who is trying to put their research out in the world. People use this platform to build a reputation, make connections, share ideas, and it’s a shame that sometimes you have opportunistic people who kind of spoil it all for those who are actually doing good work.
I hope that the pendulum will end up swinging the other way at some point and things will get back to normal where the people doing good work will get the attention they deserve and we’re able to mature enough as a space to disassociate enthusiastic creators from shillers.
5️⃣ I do believe in contributing for the great good of crypto, but where do u think the line or how to achieve win-win content creators & readers?
I think the win-win scenario for a content creator and their readers is when the creator actually writes about what they’re interested and passionate about, and their readers learn from it.
I think sometimes as creators it’s easy to fall into the trap of writing content that you know will gain engagement, but it’s not something you really find interesting yourself (queue the 1000 airdrop and “alpha hunting” threads).
I think it’s up to the creator to write about things they genuinely believe in. On the other hand, I believe it’s also the reader’s responsibility to always remain critical and use people’s content only as a launchpad to START their research in said topic, rather than treating some random thread they read as the be-all-end-all.
6️⃣ what is ur main goal/focus this year?
That’s a tough question! So many things I want to do! I’d say my main goal is to work in the industry doing something that I love.
I really feel like I’m missing that right now and I’m working towards that by putting myself out there as much as possible. What’s yours?
7️⃣ What is the most interesting story u have experience or stories in ur crypto journey?
Honestly, making friends irl and online because of this space is probably the experience I’m most proud of.
Watching the community in Montreal grow and seeing the same people every couple of weeks come back again and again supporting each other, and talking with our group of threaders on Discord really keeps me going.
It’s such a crazy space and it’s nice not to face it alone. There are millions of larger than life stories that people have about the space, but what’s the point doing it alone?
8️⃣ What is ur most rekt crypto experience ?
Literally whenever I try to trade with leverage. I am not made for that haha.
Mistakes were made in a wallet that I control. Do not short memecoins at 20x leverage.
9️⃣ Any alpha or advise for the crypto degens out there?
This space is constantly changing and narratives are always forming. I’d say stay nimble, keep an open mind, make friends in the space and play your strengths.
There are so many opportunities in the space, whether it’s technical research, DeFi Degenning (I think I just created a new word), threading, etc. Find what interests you, get good at it, and focus on that.
You can’t be good at everything, you will feel FOMO when you see people do things that you didn’t do because it’s not your field of expertise and that’s ok. Also, be generous. The more you put out in the world, the more will come back to you.
1️⃣0️⃣ What do you think is required to make it in crypto?
Stay informed. Keep an open mind. Don’t burn out. Make friends.
Stay true to your morals, those who build long-term need a good reputation, don’t burn it for a quick buck.
This is a tough space that can get overwhelming at times. It comes with many ups and downs, as long as you make sure you don’t wipe out permanently, just stay focused and play the long game. This space is here to stay. And it helps to have a few loose screws…