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DeFi Dad DeFi Tutorials on YouTube and Twitter

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{"ops":[{"insert":"About a year ago, I began experimenting with DeFi apps. I had traded on centralized exchanges the last few years while working in the Ethereum space. Having worked for years in SaaS before entering crypto, I was accustomed to doing daily product demos for clients."},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"Recognizing how few of people were using DeFi apps like Compound and Maker in the summer of 2019, I began to realize the talking point that \"Ethereum's UX needs improvement\" was becoming less true everyday. So I decided to start sharing my own journey dogfooding everything DeFi to prove that more should be trying DeFi, in light of the huge benefits of a censorship-resistant p2p finance system that requires no KYC, no minimum funds, and has no geo restrictions."},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Since a year ago, I have created the following channels to curate/produce free educational content on DeFi and Ethereum products and services:"},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"twitter.com/defi_dad"},"insert":"My Twitter account"},{"insert":" has averaged 1.5-1.6 million impressions the last 3 months."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"My new "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCatItl6C7wJp9txFMbXbSTg/"},"insert":"DeFi Dad YouTube channel"},{"insert":" has grown by >900% in views and watch time since June 1st."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I've produced 12 exclusive weekly "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkdAgtxf3aiduauYPPqUWqpMmAXm2vt5"},"insert":"Bankless Tutorials"},{"insert":" the past 12 weeks for Bankless YouTube."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I've produced weekly DeFi tutorials for "},{"attributes":{"link":"thedefiant.substack.com"},"insert":"The Defiant"},{"insert":", which reaches a larger audience than my own."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"So here's what's next and how I will use grant funding to produce more public goods for the community:"},{"insert":"\n\nI will produce a subscription-free DeFi Dad branded website, which will host all these DeFi tutorials and videos."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I will continue to create even higher quality content since self-teaching myself to use iMovie for video editing now daily."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I am looking to launch a DeFi Dad podcast where I can focus on some topics I'm less able to cover on the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ethereal-podcast/id1501736195"},"insert":"Ethereal Podcast"},{"insert":" I already host."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I already invested some money in sound libraries + video animations for improving production of videos and future podcasts, which nets out at about $310/year."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I am hoping to graduate from iMovie to Adobe Premiere Pro, which will cost $240/year when I do."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"As I've stated in the past, I spend about 5 hours a day, 7 days a week, curating and producing DeFi content outside of my day job working on the Ethereal Summit. Whatever you want to value my time at, I'd appreciate any funding from the community since I spend that limited time devoted to Ethereum and DeFi content, while raising 2 young kids."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nThank you for considering me and even if you don't donate, please follow me at "},{"attributes":{"link":"twitter.com/deFi_Dad"},"insert":"@DeFi_Dad on Twitter"},{"insert":" and subscribe to the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCatItl6C7wJp9txFMbXbSTg/"},"insert":"DeFi Tutorials with DeFi Dad YouTube channel"},{"insert":" ! I hope I can help encourage you to try DeFi applications and services built on Ethereum. I'm here for the journey and proud to be a DeFi Dad powered by Ethereum! You might also run into me because of my day job working on the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://gitcoin.co/grants/500/etherealsummit.com"},"insert":"Ethereal Summit"},{"insert":" and hosting the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ethereal-podcast/id1501736195"},"insert":"Ethereal Summit Podcast"},{"insert":". \n"},{"attributes":{"header":1},"insert":"\n\n\n"},{"insert":"Round 6 Update"},{"attributes":{"header":1},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"How I used the funds so far:"},{"insert":"\n\nFirst, I continue to post tutorials, tips, and now videos multiple times a day, 7 days a week on my Twitter account at twitter.com/deFi_Dad."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I've spent hundreds of hours learning how to use iMovie and iPhone-friendly apps like Splice + RecordIt to improve the quality of my video content."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Aside from daily tutorials and tips on Twitter, I've started a "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCatItl6C7wJp9txFMbXbSTg/"},"insert":"DeFi Dad YouTube channel"},{"insert":", where I post edited reviews and tutorials "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://youtu.be/44eJ5wA4lVI"},"insert":"like this one on TokenSets"},{"insert":" multiple times per week."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I have teamed up with "},{"attributes":{"link":"bankless.substack.com"},"insert":"Bankless"},{"insert":" to produce exclusive weekly "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkdAgtxf3aiduauYPPqUWqpMmAXm2vt5"},"insert":"Bankless YouTube Tutorials."},{"insert":" You can find these 12+ videos I've created over the last 12 weeks."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"I have teamed up with "},{"attributes":{"link":"thedefiant.substack.com"},"insert":"The Defiant"},{"insert":" to also produce weekly tutorials and sometimes editorials on the state of DeFi innovations and adoption "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://twitter.com/DeFi_Dad/status/1266208824353886215?s=20"},"insert":"like this."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"For better audio, I still intend to purchase a higher quality microphone like a Blue Yeti for $129."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Daily, I continue to spend several hours answering random questions on Twitter, YouTube, and in Discord DMs for those needing help with DeFi apps and wallets."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"In total, I would estimate I spend about 5 hours a day, 7 days a week, curating and producing DeFi content. Whatever you want to value my time at, I appreciate any funding from the community since I spend that limited time devoted to Ethereum and DeFi content, while raising 2 young kids."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"As promised, my content remains free to everyone, while I've refused any referral fees or compensation from DeFi apps to maintain the integrity of what I'm curating to encourage mass adoption of Ethereum applications."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Given the surging interest in my edited video tutorials, my next step is to pay a designer and publish a website of curated collections of DeFi tutorials and videos for learning about how to get started and continue learning in the ever-changing landscape of DeFi."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"}]}

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