Below is our recent interview with Jacob Haap, Chief Executive Officer at Anomaly Science:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Anomaly Science is an American-German blockchain company based in Berlin, Germany, and Cincinnati, Ohio, with operations distributed across Europe and North America. We are building the bridge to Web3, making it easier for decentralized projects to take flight, lowering the level of entry to software development, and giving power back to software developers. This vision is accomplished through a creation we call “Particles.”
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Anomaly Science recently announced our creation “Particles” with the publication of a recent whitepaper. Particles are a Patent-Pending creation by Anomaly Science to bring more power to software developers and aid in the transition to Web3. They are a method of project management built upon the tokenization of work, providing greater ease of access to software development and deployment and doing business in our growingly decentralized world. Of the three types of Particles, we currently have Repository Particles in a demo state preparing for a user beta, with the other two types following soon after.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: What we are building has the potential to bring substantial change to the growing decentralization movement and change what it means to create. Particles open a new door for creators, with greater collaboration and sharing of work enabled through the tokenization of intellectual property rights enabling the formation of knowledge pools and the creation of hybrid-source codebases.
Particles mean that independent developers can have more ownership in what they are doing, wether they are working solo or freelancing, or if they work for a larger company. Particles mean that whatever they build, they will receive fair compensation. We see this being especially useful in the open-source community, with a potential for a slight shift to hybrid-source. Our method of intellectual property tokenization would mean open source developers could see how their work is being used downstream from derivative projects. If their work contributes to something that becomes big, they get the reward and recognition they deserve.
For teams, Particles open the door to the seamless function of international teams and help to legitimize decentralized means of business further. Currently, these business methods lack recognition from world governments. We hope our new business method can act as a stepping stone in bringing more attention to decentralized teams and ways of doing business and further legitimizing those organizational structures.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Over the next six months, we plan to continue Particle development so that all three types are ready for use and extend our reach into developer communities. What is most important for our success is forming a community and staying engaged with the current developer world. To accomplish this, we want to remain engaged in existing developer communities and do what we can to support events like hackathons and developer conferences, especially among student developers. Additionally, we are kicking off our Seed Round funding to raise a minimum of USD 500K to support our further development efforts so we can get our product into the hands of developers and creators everywhere. We hope that six months from now, the effects of our vision can begin to be seen, with more work shared and more teams embracing decentralization and blockchain technology.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: The best thing about Anomaly Science that people might not know is our team and dedication. We all knew each other before Anomaly Science started, having been brought together by our love of technology and building cool things. In the past, a few of us worked together when in school to host student hackathons. My team is not just my team, but they are also some of my best friends.
We are also very dedicated to making our ideas a reality. This dedication meant leaving my degree program and going my own way to do what I saw was correct. At eighteen, I left my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Berlin, Germany, to continue my work. I see taking significant risks as necessary to building something incredible, and even though there are times of stress and confusion, it is just part of the journey! I am proud to say that this is a mindset shared across the team of taking risks and never giving up.