I would like to formally introduce myself. My name is Alex Beal and I’m an active Notary Public in Kansas City, Missouri. I’m currently a UI developer in the insurance industry and have a passion for design and user experience. This passion started when I founded a clothing company in college and it’s the main thing that attracted me to POA Network. From my perspective, your mission is to improve the UX for developers, investors, corporations and basically every other relevant entity through improved functionality, horizontal scalability, interoperability and cross-chain transactions. I’ve been following the industry since 2013 and would love to actually get involved. Unfortunately, I didn’t know about POA when it first launched. Current validator Melanie Marsollier works with my brother and that’s how I (and Kaitlin) found out about the project and validator process. Since then, I’ve been following along and the enthusiasm around this community is electric. Watching improvements develop before my eyes is very exciting and I can’t wait to see what else the team is up to.
I graduated with a B.A. in Creative Business Design from Washburn University. Right now, I’m back in school at the University of Kansas focusing on Express, Node, Database Theory, Bookshelf, MongoDB and MySQL.
The company I work for, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, educates and supports state insurance regulators. I believe the POA consensus model would allow these decision makers to feel more comfortable with the tech at hand. We host and visit conferences all over the country where attendees range from elected government officials to some of the leading companies and InsurTech start ups. Given the opportunity, I want to try and connect our worlds to influence early adoption in any way I can. The insurance industry has already started to experiment with blockchain technology. This is most evident with initiatives like B3i, and most of the major carriers have tested distributed ledgers in some capacity. So far, network scalability has been the critical issue for enterprise applications. The POA Bridge (shout out to R&D) presents a clean and elegant solution, and helping bring that solution to market would be very rewarding.
On May 22, 2018, I started running a Sokol Bootnode to help the network and to better understand the commitment, process, and maintenance required of being a validator. I find incredible value in enhancing the security of this network and feel strongly that my geographic location will contribute positively to this overarching goal. I would be honored to serve POA Network from the state of Missouri and would like your consideration in becoming a validator.
Name: Alexander Beal
Notary Commission Number: 18321524
Commission Expiration: April 30, 2022
Missouri Notary Public Search: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/business/notary