Please introduce yourself so our audience can learn more about you and your team
Attic Lab is a software development company operating in the blockchain industry. Our team of tech-savvy blockchain developers and enthusiasts are located in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Solid knowledge of computer science, software engineering and finance helps us build blockchain-based solutions from scratch as well as to collaborate with other blockchain teams as an equal partner. You can find out more about us here.
Why did you decide to run as a candidate in the IOST election?
We see the potential that the IOST blockchain has and how groundbreaking it is for the future of online services. We first came across the project in October and decided to have a closer look. After reading the documentation and several articles, we started considering running a node.
I guess, the main factors that swayed us were the new consensus algorithm and an unprecedented array of opportunities for dApp developers.
What do you think makes you stand out as a candidate in the IOST Election and why should voters vote for Attic Lab?
It is definitely our experience. Attic Lab is one of the fastest BP’s on the EOS and Telos networks and we run nodes on multiple other blockchains as well.
Our expertise and skills could be a valuable asset for the community. Besides, we are always open to communication and feedback and ready to assist whichever way we can.
As a Block Producer for EOS, BOS and Telos, how do you think this experience will benefit you as an IOST Node and what challenges have you faced being a block producer on these chains?
I think by working on different blockchains we suffered some bumps and bruises and learned certain things the hard way. However, this experience has made us stronger, more mature and certainly furthered our expertise.
We also work side-by-side with many teams and communities dealing with governance issues, resources problems, etc.
Speaking of the challenges, we can take EOS arbitration system as an example. ECAF and its decisions caused a lot of controversy and could have set up a dangerous precedent. So, most of the block producers decided to ignore its decision.
From a technical standpoint how have you found the process of setting up a node on IOST?
In general, the process went through quite seamlessly, although, a little more clarity in documentation would make the process even easier.
IOST team is super helpful and open. Everyone is eager to assist you and make sure you have everything up and running. So, that part is definitely very, very cool.
What’s one aspect from any other Blockchain you think IOST could utilise to help its progression?
The idea of EOS referendum is great. The community itself decides where the project is headed, you can make a proposal and everyone has a say in it. We would like to see something similar implemented on IOST.
Can you tell us about your plans to help grow the IOST ecosystem?
Our mission is to make sure that after the mainnet launch the development of the IOST blockchain is steady and seamless. We are going to dedicate as much resource as possible to educate and help the community, produce value for the blockchain itself and the token holders and promote continuous collaboration within the network.
From the technical perspective, we have already started working on IOST IDE, besides that, we are planning to release a web wallet.
Anything else you would like to add to this interview?
We encourage everyone to go ahead and vote for their favourite Servi node. If it happens to be us, we will be very grateful.
Many Thanks to Attic Lab for taking time out to do this interview.