When Nitish Chachra and Harshit Chachra think of the most exciting aspect of web3, they think back to their years of growing up in a joint family of 16 members in Jamshedpur, a small industrial town in Eastern India.
“We grew up in a family…bringing people together. But now we see family in people with the same vision,” they say, talking about how web3 creates communities around shared objectives and causes.
“It is the set of values, determination, and boldness with which [people in web3] want to drive an impact in this world and make people’s lives better around them, that we really find inspirational. And we see ourselves in them, trying to do the same.”
The two brothers are DJs and music producers, and share their work with the web3 community across various decentralized social media platforms and marketplaces. They also educate their peers in the Indian music ecosystem about web3 initiatives and are dabbling with an on-chain digital audio workstation to create music.
Nitish’s introduction to blockchain was quite eventful. A friend of Nitish’s operated a Bitcoin mining rig that caught fire in 2017 and he helped put it out. Harshit’s journey into blockchain was more straightforward. He was working with a technology company in the same year, and was introduced to blockchain during an internal training session. A conversation with one of his mentors led him to Ethereum, and he eventually started educating himself about the multiple ecosystems that were evolving at that time.