Here Comes the Team: People behind Crypto Projects and Challenges They Face

Decentralization is one of the first words coming to your mind when thinking of web3. It may sound like a buzzword, but some experts say the next-level technologies are about to decentralize companies and transform the structures we’re used to so as to harness employees’ potential. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The only truth is…

…It’s all about your team

“When I receive a business plan, I always read the resume section first… Not because the people part of the new venture is the most important, but because without the right team, none of the other parts really matters.” ©️William A. Sahlman

If you want to win a championship and not a single game, you need talent + teamwork and intelligence. Michael Jordan knows exactly what he’s talking about. Actually, the same fits the business, too. As per GitHub, 2x more blockchain projects created by organizations stayed active compared to those created by users.

So, what does a crypto project team like the OneArt team look like? Is it a gang of “crypto geeks” (spoiler: sort of)? Does it differ much from other development teams? What’s the biggest challenge? We’ve got some dirty secrets first-hand info you always wanted to know about crypto teams (but were afraid to ask).

OneArt team

Our team includes 30 members so far, and almost half of them are developers. It’s more of a flat organization, i.e., a non-hierarchical one. It helps speed up communication, simplify the decision-making process, and give team members more freedom to find creative solutions.


It’s a kind of an all-in-one — a founder, creator, and business lead, “the one who takes the lead in a pitch” and generates ideas. It’s the CEO who invents the wow idea to be turned into a product. They need to have strong strategic planning, finance, venture capital, and project and investment management skills. Also, a crypto start-up founder has to be a tokenomics maven and creative and persuasive storyteller to attract investors.

The main difference from other IT projects is a community.

VP of engineering

A vice president of engineering leads the development team to create a top-notch product…

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