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Bitcoin-Women in Focus: Amber Baldet

We all know how hard it gets for women to capture the spotlight when it comes to technological fields. Women have to strive twice as hard because, although we are in the twenty-fu**ing-first century, the industry still doesn’t want to take women in tech seriously. So we have taken up the responsibility to promote these women and whatever they are up to in the crypto world.

One such woman that we will be talking about is Amber Baldet. She, along with Partick Nielson, left her job at the prestigious, JP Morgan to fulfill her dream which was to build, Clovyr.

However, since it’s launch Clovyr maintained a very low profile, the details remained vague and when we tried finding out why it was like that we came across similar answers such as, to keep the idea itself, fearing being beaten to launch, and also to maintain the fine line between publicity and competition.

However, we were lucky enough to find scoops on this which come from a very reliable source, Amber Baldet herself.

One thing that Amber doesn’t like is Clovyr being called a dApp store, for her Clovyr is “something that makes chains interoperable,” which means it could connect to different blockchains. She further clarifies that her project is about helping people, as well as startups, find and access those who are already building products for interoperability, crypto payments and similar.

Much like the Google of blockchains if you want to call it. 

It is essentially a decentralized search tool for the multitude of protocols and widgets with which you can build specialized dApps.

“It’s a window for discoverability,” she says. “There’s almost no discovery to figure out what’s out there.”

The mindset behind this is that Amber believes that every enterprise cannot get into the nitty-gritty of blockchain technology. It is time-consuming and costly so she wants to present something to the masses that allows people to build something with a basic toolset instead of starting from scratch.

“If every enterprise builds their plugs separately, that’s a huge waste of resources. Half of them are going to write it with some sort of bugs…Once you have that sunken cost, you’re committed to that path.”

She also highlighted that in her time at JP Morgan what she found when in being in conversation with different firms was that “everyone is struggling with the existing (underdeveloped) blockchain networks.”

Clovyr presents itself as a solution to offer enterprises unlimited subscription-based access to the developer market so they could indulge in quick, affordable experimentation.

The project started six months ago and is coming close to the end of its first phase. Amber is taking things at her own pace and we wish that whatever she is aiming for comes true!

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Soha Ali

As vanilla as it sounds, a filmmaker in the making. Soha brings the irony out of the crypto world by contributing to the Unfiltered section of BlockPublisher. Contact the editor at editor.unfiltered@blockpublisher.com

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