My name is Oxana Kunets. I have been involved with POA Network since September 2017 and helped build a smart community and awareness around the project. An early POA Network Telegram channel member, I was excited to begin a conversation with a new member, helping explain the approach of the Network and hearing, “Oh, now I understand. It’s powerful.” When I first saw Igor Barinov, POA Network Founder and technical lead, show in person how bridge technology works, I was struck by how much it would mean for the future of blockchain connectivity and interoperability.
While helping to activate and grow the community for POA, I enjoyed how passionate about the project were the close supporters. There is obviously excitement about the concept of placing identity at stake and how it makes Validators acting in the interest of the network the most rational course to provide very inexpensive transactions.
I had an opportunity to meet several POA Network Validators and Core team members. I noted how seriously Validators take their role and how they all seem to immediately look for potential POA Network applications in their respective industry.
I live in New York, where becoming a Notary Public entails fulfilling a few requirements, including taking a written test. The Department of State of New York has now confirmed my status as active: see the link below. I have been running a SOKOL Network Bootnode for three months now and am familiar with node activation and maintenance. I turned up the Bootnode on my own following instructions on the POA Network Github and a few notes from active Validators. I recommend turning up a node in advance to understand the process and commitment required.
My background is in finance (investment banking) and now I work all over the world with various infrastructural blockchain projects, helping them with strategy, business model, and marketing. When I talk about POA Network with others, they are excited about:
- Smplicity of consensus with room for gradual evolution as the needs of the network demand;
- Complementary nature to Ethereum and interoperability with Ethereum-compatible networks;
- Business models that bridge tech introduced from cross-chain tokensales to decentralized exchanges;
- Team’s unbelievable work ethics and desire to execute, combined with true humility and self-awareness.
I am now fully qualified to become more involved with POA Network. I will help the community engage with POA Network and drive awareness for industries and projects in which they are interested. A Validator’s role gives a unique opportunity to be a benevolent guardian and a facilitator of progress. My activities in the industry allow me to continue to spread the word. Thank you for your support.
Presenting POA Network at Token Summit in San Francisco in December 2017
Name: Oxana Kunets
State: New York
Notary Public ID# 01KU6373701
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