Tarik Moon, the visionary founder of Affine Protocol and CEO of Multiplier, says he has always wanted to “build something." This simple yet potent impetus, like Tarik’s own journey, transcends cultural and geographical boundaries and invites all those driven by curiosity and determination to embark on the transformative path of becoming web3 builders.
Whether through his experiences as a math Olympiad champion in Bangladesh or as an undergraduate student at Harvard University, Tarik has a deep understanding of the potential of computer science and mathematics to catalyze financial inclusion. This democratization of finance enabled by technology and communities alike holds profound implications, particularly for regions marked by capital controls and inefficiencies.
With the advent of web3 and DeFi, Tarik's vision is morphing into reality, empowering individuals to take ownership of their assets and engage in transactions without barriers or intermediaries. According to Tarik, "In a country like Bangladesh... web3, decentralized finance, and similar products can make a tremendous difference." This is the remarkable promise of web3: the power to dissolve financial borders, acting as a shield against inequality, inflation, and economic instability.