Hello, my name is Kevin Joy. I am an active Notary Public in New Jersey. I developed an interest in cryptocurrencies back in 2015, which grew into research as I grasped the potential of blockchains. I got into mining as a side project after I purchased a gaming rig (back when a good graphics card didn’t set you back a leg). I learned the basics of mining with garliccoin, then went on to mine Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and Bitcoin. My experience with mining has helped me feel comfortable with spinning up a bootnode for the Sokol network.
I enjoy reading crypto white papers, participate in crypto Discords, and keep current on functional developments in this space. Since 2017, I have been learning to write smart contracts in Solidity. I also take an active interest in machine learning and have been learning to use the FastAI library to apply deep learning methods to pet data science projects. I have been an observer in the POA Network Community Telegram channel, which gives a good sense of the perspective of the blockchain community and the POA Network Team.
During the day, I work as an HR Compensation Analyst for a Data Protection & Management company based in Tinton Falls, NJ, where I have been since 2013. My daily work includes analysis of sensitive workforce data, including database management & querying, creating HRIS reports and building visualizations for executive consumption. I deliver compensation recommendations to global HR business partners and present compensation strategies to senior leadership. I graduated with an MBA in Finance from Clarkson University and B.A. in International Relations from Texas A&M.
I am excited by the asset and energy savings presented by Proof of Authority vs. Proof of Work consensus mechanisms and would find it an honor to participate as a Validator. I understand from reading the wiki and talking to current validators that being a validator is a tremendous responsibility, and I look forward to doing what I can to contribute to POA Network. Thank you for your consideration.
Name: Kevin Joy
Notary Commission Number: 50077207
Commission Expiration: Feb 16, 2023
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