Mika Black's journey into web3 was unconventional: she could see the power this technology could bring to her community, yet she had very little technical expertise. She was excited about the ability of web3 to form meaningful communities, and she did not want to be left behind.
“Non-tech folks are equally vital to web3's ecosystem as its creators,” Mika asserts, “We aren’t just consumers but an essential part of the equation. We live in these communities, we are the reason why they build, and our inputs help shape the space.”
Her lack of technical knowledge did not deter Mika from finding her niche in web3. Balancing her life as a mother of three, a realtor, and a steadfast learner, Mika mastered web3 intricacies through myriad classes, community engagements, and countless trials and errors.
What began as a personal journey of learning soon turned into a mission to simplify her newfound knowledge and share it with her community. This vision led to Anuu Way, a non-profit endeavor launched in October 2021 to empower the masses through web3 education and decentralized finance (DeFi) tools. To carve a clear path in the tangled web3 jungle, she began by decoding complex technical jargon into digestible knowledge for the uninitiated. “This allowed me to “lower the on-ramp” for those who may have not known about web3, but can now benefit from what they learn,” she explains.