Please introduce yourself so our audience can learn more about you and your team
Greetings everyone! We are the IOST.BEST Node Team from Russia. At this moment in time there are two of us.
Crypto Enthusiast and Entrepreneur. I have been interested in Blockchain since 2017. I am the founder of my own company for the promotion of satellite television in the territory of Russia. Hobbies and interests: Linux, servers and reading books. I also write songs and music and play guitar.
Investor and entrepreneur. I have studied Blockchain and cryptocurrency since 2017. I work in the financial sector, in particular in factoring. Education: Degree in Jurisprudence. Hobbies and interests: triathlon, snowboarding and outdoor activities.
Do you have any previous experience with running a node?
No, but we are actively learning and gaining expertise. We have already launched a local IOST test node. We study the documentation on developers.iost.io and ask the developers questions in iost-community.slack.com. This is a very interesting experience and we strive to develop, to learn new things and always keep moving forward. In the time of such dynamic technological growth it is extremely important. It takes only a couple of years for the knowledge and experience to become outdated.
How are you planning to help grow the IOST ecosystem?
To answer this question, we would like to refer to the priorities of our company:
• Raising awareness of the community to the IOST project and popularising the ideas of the developer team. We have already started writing a series of articles on Medium. The first one is about why we chose IOST.
• Development of partner relationships with DAPP developers
If we are talking about the tools that we plan to use, then in our opinion the most effective is promotion of the IOST project in the media and social networks. We plan to focus on attending conferences about Blockchain, where we will develop partner relationships with DAPP developers.DAPPS are the future!
Where do you see IOST in one years time?
IOST will become the #1 platform for drafting smart contracts and creating DAPPs. We will leave Bitcoin behind and EOS will not stand up to the competition at all and shut down 🙂
But let’s be realistic, let’s start thinking constructively and focus on developing and maintaining stable network operation, remove bugs, focus on decentralization and create the best conditions for DAPP developers! We will work on the quality of our product and then, of course, we will reach the stars!
What strengths do you bring to the IOST ecosystem?
No doubt, this is teamwork and the desire to grow and develop together with the IOST project. We believe that we can build a truly outstanding platform by joint efforts and make history. Decentralization – is each of us and together we create the future of our world.
What do you see as the advantages IOST has over other blockchains like EOS, Tron and Ethereum?
We would like to answer this question simply so that everyone can understand. The IOST Blockchain will allow you to implement the most ambitious ideas. Like in the gaming industry, where a large number of transactions/actions is important so that the network does not “hang” as it did with Ethereum and Crypto Kitties as well as in the Internet of Things world, where stability and network reliability is essential. In addition Ethereum as a pioneer is full of imperfection, because the team was not able to learn from the mistakes of others.
If we are talking about the Tron Blockchain, then the phrase “the IOST team not only speaks a lot, but also does a lot” immediately comes to mind. I think you understand what we are talking about there.
Regarding EOS, it is a good project but it lacks a good reward system for nodes and as a result, there is no decent decentralization of nodes. It is also worth mentioning the difficulty of creating new accounts, the lack of fixed cost of RAM and the unjustified use of C++ which is difficult to learn and create smart contracts with. We think this will encourage DAPP developers to look for alternative solutions in other Blockchain projects.
All the above Blockchain projects EOS, Ethereum and Tron deserve attention. We are sure that their team knows about the bottlenecks and is working on them.
What are you most excited about for IOST?
The pace of the project development. The project develops very quickly and at the same time maintains a qualitative approach to product development. It takes into account the interests of network users and the team maintains an open dialogue with all network participants answering all their questions. We sincerely believe in IOST and hope the team keeps up this trend.
Anything else you would like to add to this interview?
Voting for Servi nodes is ongoing. We would like to encourage all token holders to take an active part in the elections.
On the voting site iost.biss.com there is an opportunity to read about each candidate and give a vote to the one you like.
Many Thanks to Alexey and Dmitry from IOST.BEST for taking time out to do this interview.