Building Rails into Web3.

STATION Introduction

STATION, Rails to connect people and ideas in Web3. First train boarding this Fall. The new rails are shaped by the passengers, by their personal backgrounds, and where they want to go. We created STATION to transport talent to the world of Web3 by creating a personalized educational onboarding for those who may be highly skilled, but don’t yet see how those skills can be translated into Web3. We want to show that there’s a place for everybody and that they're already well equipped to add real value. By crafting the culture and language that’s accessible to a mainstream audience, STATION is building the rails that guide top-quality talent into the world of decentralized technology. Here are some examples of what these transitions could look like: An financial analyst could become a treasury strategist; A product manager could become a DAO manager; A writer could become a community evangelist; An economist could become a token architect; A graphic designer could become a meme artist. The MVP will be an onboarding experience called "A TRIP" that assesses the interests and skills of an incoming user. Not all skills are technical. Some of the skills required are softer — comfort with uncertainty, love for treading into unknown territories, and an ability to think fluidly and dynamically. The user will be able to see how their skills can transfer over to Web3 and be recommended actionable next steps with templates and best practices, educational content, stories of people who have taken similar paths, and job opportunities. Once onboarded, the user will also be offered the option to redeem a non-fungible ID card computationally designed based on the user's input. With an ID card, the user can continue to customize their identity and accrue rewards by contributing to and growing the STATION ecosystem. These rewards will initially be allocated from the community treasury supported by grants and other investments. With foot traffic and successful case studies, STATION will work with value-aligned partners and diversify the treasury with a wider set of rewards. In contrast with the "learn-to-earn" model, we believe that distributing protocol tokens through personalized content and actionable steps provides more skin-in-the-game by treating users as participants and contributors, rather than consumers.


Mind Apivessa
Kevin Zhang
Tina He