- Zoe Wei, Head of Developer Relations and Marketing of BNB Chain speaks about their latest launches — BNB Greenfield and the Zero2Hero Hackathon.
- BNB Greenfield is a decentralized storage network solution that aims to solve the current industry challenges.
- The Zero2Hero Hackathon started on April 17 and will last till May 14.
Zoe Wei, Head of Developer Relations and Marketing of BNB Chain speaks about her recent initiative ‘BNB Greenfield’ which focuses on decentralized storage and the Zero2Hero hackathon in an exclusive YouTube interview with Coin Edition.
In the video, Zoe Wei can be seen speaking about BNB Greenfield and explains it as a decentralized storage infrastructure within the broader BNB chain ecosystem. She tells Coin Edition that the idea is to help users and DApp to trade, store, and exchange data with full ownership and to form a new data economy.
Wei explains that BNB Greenfield stands apart from other decentralized storage systems with its data access, programmability, full ownership, and speed. Furthermore, she highlights that BNB Greenfield is teaming up with various decentralized networks such as AWS or GOOGLE, which can still remain as an individual’s primary storage provider, while BNB Greenfield acts as a secondary provider.
To help large-scale adoption, “We’re trying to provide a user-friendly infrastructure to develop apps that can create a user experience very similar to Web2,” says Wei. When asked about how BNB Greenfield will tackle the challenges in the current decentralized storage network landscape, she replied, “BNB Greenfield can minimize the speed taken to compile encrypted data from different providers. We can also offer ownership to data which can then be commercialized, unlike other blockchains.”
Wei also spoke about some industries that could benefit from this technology such as personal cloud storage, web hosting, and content creators. Further in the interview, she announced that their Zero2Hero Hackathon had launched on April 17 and would last until May 14. This hackathon is a “technology bootcamp” that is aimed at aiding individuals who wish to join Web3 but do not have the technical skills required.
Wei states that this four to five week long bootcamp offers more than 20 workshops across seven tracks. The participant will be able to find project partners from across the world and then bring their ideas to life.
“It does not stop there,” Wei adds; if the projects are valid then the winners will be moved to an ‘incubation round’ which is incentivized by both their web2 and web3 partners. BNB Greenfield has partnered with AWS, Google Cloud, Tencent, Channelling, Acceler, UniSwap, Pancake, and more for the same.