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Nicki Sanders
CTO of Realio 

Nicki Sanders is a trailblazing blockchain expert and a seasoned engineer in the web3 space since 2015. Her pioneering contributions in engineering and thought leadership within the digital asset landscape have marked her as a prominent figure in the industry. Sanders' expertise is further highlighted by her multiple patents on smart contract patterns, demonstrating her knack for driving innovation in blockchain technology. Currently, she is the Chief Technology Officer at Realio, where she leverages her deep technical knowledge and innovative spirit to spearhead cutting-edge blockchain solutions. In this role, Sanders continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the realm of digital assets and blockchain technology. In addition to her role at Realio, Sanders serves as the esteemed Vice Chair at the Utah Blockchain Coalition, actively shaping and advancing Utah's blockchain ecosystem. Her involvement in the coalition underscores her commitment to nurturing the growth and development of the blockchain community at both local and global levels. Holding a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Utah, Nicki has built a strong academic foundation that underpins her professional achievements. Her unwavering commitment to innovation and the transformative potential of blockchain technology continue to fuel her leadership, making significant impacts on the future of the digital asset landscape.

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Shaping the Future of Decentralized Finance: Insights from Nicki Sanders

We are thrilled to present an insightful interview with Nicki Sanders, a trailblazer at Realio in the Web3 industry. Nicki's extensive experience and innovative contributions have made her a prominent figure in the blockchain space. In this interview, she reveals who she follows to stay ahead in the industry, the pivotal moments in her career, and her bold vision for the future of Web3. 

Nickie, can you share with us who you follow in the web3 industry to stay up to date?

"To keep current in the industry, I follow @AshleyDCan @VitalikButerin and @MessariCrypto"

What resources were pivotal in starting your career in crypto?

"In 2015, resources were scarce, so I primarily learned from my coworkers and through trial and error. The best way to learn in this industry is by actively experimenting with the tools."

Everyone's talking about Web3. What’s your bold take on its future?

"My prediction for the future of Web3 is that it will be the underlying tech of the financial system."

You've been involved in some amazing projects. Is there one that stands out for you?

"One standout achievement in my career is securing patents for my smart contract innovations. This accomplishment has been particularly rewarding and has significantly shaped my contributions to the Web3 industry."

What excites you the most about working in the Web3 space?

"The technology is incredibly fascinating and constantly evolving.This dynamic environment ensures that I'm never bored and continually inspired."


What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of working in Web3, and how do you navigate these challenges?

"The tech is always changing, it can be a challenge to stay up to date. I make sure to keep active on social media and attend conferences to keep tabs on trends and new developments."

What advice would you give to other women aspiring to enter and make an impact in the Web3 industry?


"Find a group of supportive people to connect with and befriend. This industry can be challenging if you don't have your network. Ignore the misogynists and focus on building meaningful relationships with those who encourage and uplift you."

Thank you, Nicki, for sharing your valuable insights and experiences. Your passion for Web3 and your dedication to continuous learning and innovation are truly inspiring. As the Web3 landscape continues to evolve, your contributions and vision will undoubtedly influence its future. We appreciate your advice and encouragement for aspiring women in the industry. We look forward to seeing the remarkable advancements you and your team at Realio will achieve in the years to come.


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