Stellar Magnet learned of Bitcoin in 2014 when she met Ryan Singer at 20 mission. She started to get interested in Ethereum sometime in early 2015 after seeing Vitalik Buterin give a talk at the Internet Archive, where she met a Krakenite.

In late 2016, she co-founded Space Cooperative, a worker-owned cooperative which had a mission to create a citizen-led crowdsourced and crowdfunded space program. In early 2017, the Krakenite put the idea into her head: why doesn't Space Cooperative create a Space DAO? She remembered reading an article by Giulio Prisco a few weeks before this conversation.

She reached out to Giulio, and he joined Space Cooperative. Space Decentral was then Space Cooperative's major project. The DAO never really officially launched, and there will be a story about what happened at some point. But in her history of crypto, Stellar Magnet has also contributed to MolochDAO, AssangeDAO, BrightID, and DarkFi communities.

Currently she is focused on Black Sky Society, a creative think-and-do-tank composed of writers, artists, and technologists who are creating an experimental research and cultural network. Black Sky Society's broader mission is to minimize dystopia and maximize harmony with the cosmos. In some sense, Black Sky is an evolution of the ideas that Giulio and her were trying to bring to life with Space Decentral. But more recently, she is realizing the importance of establishing hierarchies to avoid the Tyranny of Structurelessness that is likely to emerge in more flat communities, yet embraces and believes in decentralization more at network or protocol levels.

She has also been practicing product management and UI/UX design since 2008, although the past few years have been focused more on stewarding various projects. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley (2008) and an Astronautical Engineering Certificate from UCLA Extension (2016).

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Hello my name is Yalda aka Stellar Magnet.

I am seeking a monogamous boyfriend that doesn't have any office obligations (can be nomadic) that lives in Europe or the USA.

I am trying to work out my life so I live part-time in the USA and part-time in (coastal) Europe, so someone else that would also like to live a similar life would be cool.

I live in New Mexico now, but am open minded to relocating my home base.

I don’t think children are in my future but I’m open minded.

I am currently working on a project called Black Sky which is a new project that has evolved out of a previous project I was working on called Space Decentral.

I like cooking vegan food, hanging out with cats, going to the beach and going on hikes (check out some of my photos).

Sometimes I mess around with making sounds.

I was born and raised in California, but my parents are from Iran. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and an Astronautical Engineering certificate from UCLA Extension.

I am not a neurologically typical person. If you want to go on a 30 minute coffee date over video chat schedule one here. I can’t promise a 2nd date but this is a start.

Note: This page was created after I made a tweet storm, check out some of my testimonials... (lol)

My interests....