Hello POA community, my name is James McGrath, and I am an active Notary Public in the state of Rhode Island. Just slightly over a year ago, I finally gave into my curiosity about blockchain technology. Since then, it’s grown from a curiosity into a passion. As of recently, my research and time spent on actively searching for new and promising projects has led to a single question that I repeatedly asked myself: How do I go from the sidelines of this industry, to an active contributor?
During my time in this space, I have read countless whitepapers, participated in numerous groups and chats, and tried to develop as much of an understanding about the technology that my spare time from my daily job would allow. In this space, being able to separate the good information from the bad is a valuable skill that I have worked on developing over time. Despite all this, I look forward to continuing to learn more and absorb as much information as possible.The POA project and community show an enormous amount of potential that I hope that I have the privilege to become more involved with.
For the past 5 years, I have had the privilege of being an active duty United States Navy sailor. For the Navy, I work as an Aerographer’s Mate Petty Officer Second Class, which in laymen’s terms means Meteorology/Oceanography as part of the Information Dominance Corp. My time as a Meteorological Technician, and now as a Naval Forecaster has given me a tremendous amount of focus and discipline that I can channel into other areas.
I have done a lot of researching within the wiki git on the technical and governance roles that validators have.
I believe my technological experience using Linux while working on US Navy weather radars, along with other general troubleshooting and computer knowledge, will allow me to easily maintain a node on the network.
Also, since a cornerstone of what makes POA special is staking identity from respectable and reputable individuals, I feel that given the chance I will be able to represent the POA project as well as I have worked on representing the armed forces.
Name: James Mcgrath
State of Rhode Island Notary Public Commission number: 762435
Commission expiration date: 05/07/2022
Rhode Island secretary of state public notary search: http://ucc.state.ri.us/notarysearch/onlinesearch.asp