BANKLESSCHI - Chicago
I propose the creation of BanklessCHI - Chicago, a pinpointed local resource for people in Chicago, IL and the greater area of the city. It would be a hub for people in Chicago and around the area to have a more accessable point of contact, which at this point in time would be solely myself, in order to expose more people to DeFi, crypto, and Bankless.
What exactly would BanklessCHI provide?
DeFi and crypto is beginning to receive more widespread acceptance, but the knowledge base is still very low and the knowledge base of Bankless is even lower. More people need to be aware of DeFi and crypto - what they are, what the risks are, and how they can learn more and where to go. For the people living in Chicago and the state of Illinois, this is where BanklessCHI would come in.
BanklessCHI would help expand the knowledge and improve the learning curve for people new to DeFi and crypto in Chicago. Provide a safe space to ask questions (because after all, we all started at the same spot), receive resources to help with learning (primarily within the Bankless content bank) whether it’s videos, podcasts, articles, etc.). BanklessCHI would primarily start as a Discord channel and Twitter account, email, and maybe ultimately a website. The Discord channel would be for members to use to talk to each other, as well as for me (for now), to provide educational resources, answer questions, and direct members to other channels within the Bankless community and beyond. The Twitter account would also be used for educational purposes but also to help market Bankless and BanklessCHI, to bring more members to Bankless as well as gain awareness for Twitter users in Chicago to begin to ‘dip their toes’ into DeFi, crypto, and Bankless.
This would provide a local network of people with the same goal - entering the frontier that is DeFi and crypto through the Bankless lens. This could lead to so many possibilities by using the community members. Meetups or educational events can be planned via Zoom and when things get back to normal, in person. This could strengthen, build, and solidify the Bankless community in this area of the United States. It would also allow for already current Bankless members in Chicago to connect, meet, and talk and put creative minds together to potentially build upon what is Bankless and BanklessCHI.
RISK AND COST
The risk and cost for this is low, as I would start this and run it at no cost until there would be a proven demand. And with the low cost, the risk is minimized as well. Also Discord, Twitter, and email provide no cost to create, allowing this to start running on a quicker, seamless timeframe.
I started my journey through DeFi and crypto via Bankless. The majority of my knowledge base and enthusiasm to Bankless, and I believe that it can touch so many more people globally. The community and energy of Bankless is contagious and I want to spread that to as many people as possible, while helping people actually steer towards a bankless life.
Bankless has barely scratched the surface in regards to its potential of what it can bring to the world, and I believe Chicago is one of the best places to start expanding on a more concentrated scale. BanklessCHI would help grow the overall Bankless community, increase the knowledge and power of DeFi and crypto, provide a safe space to learn on a more localized, communal scale where it can be safe to ask questions, interact with one another, build friendships and connections, and continue the frontier toward bankless, using Bankless.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- DeFi and Crypto enthusiast, on his own journey toward going bankless.
- Strong desire to help provide people with a way to being their own bankless journey.