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Last updated 63 days ago

Spreading Cardano in Turkiye


Cryptocurrencies are widely known and invested in Turkiye, but Cardano is barely known, and there are very few builders. Lack of resources and community hubs for Turkish creators stifle growth.


Create a community of Turkish Cardano creators, share useful resources, help community members get into Cardano as builders and participants.

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Alper Baran Esin

Many people create content and share it with their own audiences. What sets me apart is that I am a professional in this field. Like many people in Turkey, I have also been affected by the traditional financial system. When working as a journalist, I always tried to reflect the rhythm of life in the news. In a way, it represents my own rebellion. I adapt my journalistic skills to the behavioral model of this ecosystem. With the guidance of Cem Karaca and Çağkan Acarbay, I aim to be part of this ecosystem and contribute to the Turkish potential who want to be involved in Cardano, as well as benefiting Cardano and myself, in order to be a part of this mission of providing benefits and freedom.

My qualifications in this regard as follows:

  • I have been in the media industry since 1999.
  • From 1999 to 2001, I worked as a radio programmer.
  • From 2001 to 2003, I worked as a creative director.
  • From 2005 to 2023, I have been involved in various roles including TV programming, voice acting, news anchoring, editing, poetry interpretation, and TV program moderation.

To summarize some of the works within my portfolio:

  • TOSHIBA Viral Film: Link
  • RESTATE CENTER Advertisement Film: Link
  • GENERICA Intro Voiceover: Link
  • KETEN GRUP Advertisement Film: Link
  • ALARCO Mother's Day Advertisement: Link
  • TRT Documentary "Danube Documentary": Link
  • TRT MUSIC "Music Chronology" Program Voiceover: Link
  • TRT MUSIC "Cartoon Program" Voiceover: Link
  • TRT SPORTS "One City, One Stadium" Program Voiceover: Link
  • TRT SPORTS "Headlines of the Century" Program Voiceover: Link
  • TRT AVAZ "World Heritage Turkey" Program Voiceover: Link
  • DOKUZ8 HABER 2023 Election Live Broadcast (1st Round): Link
  • DOKUZ8 HABER 2023 Election Live Broadcast (2nd Round): Link
  • DOKUZ8 HABER Political Program Moderation: Link
  • EGE TV News Presentation: Link1 Link2
  • BEN TV Presentations: Link
  • TV35 Prime Time News Introduction: Link
  • TV35 Prime Time News Comments: Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4 Link5
  • Poetry Interpretation: Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4 Link5

Kaya Acarbay

Kaya ACARBAY//Self-taught software developer getting into Cardano, looking to share what I learn with others, so they can have an easier time getting involved with Cardano.

I have 3 years of experience learning and building projects with Python and have an intermediate proficiency in building with Arduino. I’ve also completed Python course and have a certificate from Udemy. (

As a passionate programmer, I enjoy testing my knowledge by hacking my friends' phones and social media accounts (they initially doubted my abilities), developing applications, and pushing the boundaries of programming languages. My curiosity to learn more about emerging technologies has led me to explore Cardano. I’ve also worked as a community reviewer in Fund 9, so I know my way around Catalyst.

Discord: kayabey

Çağkan Acarbay//Advisor

Co-founder of littlefish Foundation. In Project Catalyst and involved in Cardano since Fund 7. Organization building, governance, token engineering with long term interest in economics, game theory, behavioral psychology, political science, and history. 3+ years experience as a Backend Developer. Python, REST, Postgres, data modeling. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Major.

I am the advisor on the project and will help Kaya and Alper by guiding them to the right resources, teaching some topics, joining workshops, podcasts, and twitter spaces.çağkan-acarbay-b2210b136/

Cem Karaca//Advisor

Co-founder of littlefish Foundation.

I started programming when I was 12 years old, and about 6 years later, I met the Internet, which introduced so many things to me. Open source was the biggest among them. Later on, I wrote a book about Linux and open-source systems. For me, open-source philosophy was the key to real human potential. It was making the secrets of the institutions public.

I have been building websites since 1997 and have witnessed the transition from static pages to dynamic sites that utilize scripts and databases. In the past, software developers often worked alone and had to be proficient in various programming languages. However, with the advancement of web technologies, design has been separated from code, allowing designers to focus solely on aesthetics while developers on functionality. I witnessed it all. With over 20 years of experience in data center operations, I have managed the installation and maintenance of numerous PCI-DSS-certified e-money infrastructures, from website design to team management and database configuration.

People can now form communities independent of borders, authorities, and censorship using Cardano. We just need to build solutions on top of it. For the first time in history, we have enough technology to take collective action to create impact and pressure. We better use this chance wisely, otherwise, there will be no world left to live on anymore. In this context, I will continue to do my part with my knowledge and experience.

I am the advisor on the project and will help Kaya and Alper by guiding them to the right resources, teaching some topics, joining workshops, podcasts, and twitter spaces.

Alper Esin
Alper Esin