My name is Dzmitry Miranovich. I first heard about POA Network from my wife, who has been an active supporter of the project and was deeply engaged in the community from September 2017. I got fascinated by the possibilities that it unlocks in the “old world” industries, that I represent.
My academic and professional background is in traditional sell-side and buy-side finance.
I started my career as an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank and few years later moved to The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset management firm with over $200 billion of assets under management across several hundred investment vehicles. I work for the credit team, which makes investments across a variety of industries, anything from tech companies to service or manufacturing businesses.
Aside from my full-time job, I am also serving as a Vice Chair of Young Wall Street Ambassadors, which is part of the largest local nonprofit, United Jewish Appeal. In my free time I am exploring real estate investment opportunities in up and coming areas of Northern Kentucky and Ohio.
Being closely involved in financial industry, nonprofit operations and having a good understanding of real estate investing & operations, I see a large number of use cases for POA (take a look at the post that I wrote with some of them). Here are the top 3 reasons, why I believe that the project can receive adoption in the areas where I work:
- Combination of monetary and reputational incentives for the guardians of the network. I came across some discussions on the forum and really liked the terms “representative decentralization” and “controlled decentralization”, which give representatives of the traditional industries assurance of the safety and transparency of the network governance, making the transition to blockchain adoption much smoother
- Interoperability. None of the industries I have mentioned exist in silos. Ability to seamlessly transact between different Ethereum-compatible networks increases the number of potential use-cases for businesses that have already adopted the technology
- POA is one of the few blockchain projects, that demonstrated tangible results and achieved the promised milestones. I am positive, that based on the current execution rate by the team, this is just a beginning
I recently received a status of Notary Public in the State of Kentucky. Please see the links below. Even though I currently work in NYC, I still consider Kentucky to be my home state. I have some family there and I received my undergraduate degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
I spun up the bootnode on the testnet by following the instructions on the POA Network Github wiki. Throughout the process, I had a chance to talk to several active POA Validators and I was impressed by how seriously they take their role and how much resources they dedicate to serving the network.
I hope to become a valuable contributor to the POA network in the capacity of a validator and I would highly appreciate the opportunity to be part of this project. I understand the reputational and public aspect of POA and I realize that my information will be available publicly to the broader world.
I welcome any questions
Name: Dzmitry Miranovich
State: Kentucky, Campbell Country
Confirmation ID: 562902
Kentucky Notary Public Search: http://app.sos.ky.gov/notaries/