Komodo Pioneers Achievements 2018-2019: Full Report
The first year as a Komodo notary node was a success. We maintained a stable notarization service with our Australian server throughout the election year of 2018 - 2019.
Through the efforts of ours and of the other notary operators we were protecting dozens of Komodo Platform blockchains as well as a number of external blockchains. There were even a few 51 % attack attempts, but the security solution jl777 had pioneered proved itself and defeated those attacks.
This is just a beginning. Now we are about to enter another election cycle and the Komodo community will elect 30 new notary operators. We expect that Komodo Platform and its security service will gain more recognition in 2019 and 2020 as it is the only available and practical way to secure and protect small blockchains.
Pioneer Transparency Report
Our team feels each notary node team should maintain full transparency towards the voters, especially if they made significant campaign promises.
To be a leading example we have published a comprehensive report about our achievements and the overall situation, including a treasury report.
Download our report and get access to a total of 20 pages of content.
Pioneer Campaign Promise
Komodo is about to have its third annual notary node elections, and Komodo Pioneers got one of the best campaign promises.
Our plan is to reinvest back into Komodo ecosystem.
We pledge up to 50 % of our notary node revenue towards activities that support Komodo ecosystems, such as events and meetups. We can also support other small scale initiatives, such as development projects.
The pledged percentage is smaller if the KMD price is below four dollars. That is to ensure sufficient funding to maintain stable notarization service, which is our core responsibility.
We are currently operating a notary node on the SH region.
We are looking for a way to support the Komodo ecosystem.
We have had achievements worth celebrating.
Our goal for 2018 is to activate Komodo community and encourage them to start meetups, events, and podcasts. To kick things off, we are helping to organize and sponsor a workshop where we will teach people how Komodo’s decentralized exchange could be used to create passive income.
We interviewed one of the organizers, Barv, to gain an insight into what will happen during the Komodo workshop event.
Good afternoon, Barv. Can you enlighten us about what it means to be a ‘market maker? Is it possible to run a decentralized money making machine?
That sounds amazing! What can we expect from the event itself? How many people are you expecting to attend the event?
What can you tell us about the content of this workshop? What will be the agenda?
Will there be a stream for the online audience?
You are also a Komodo Pioneer member, can you explain to our audience why they should consider voting Komodo Pioneers in the ongoing Komodo elections?
Indeed, many thanks to Pondsea for offering his help. He is another notary node candidate who reached out to us. The eagerness of everyone to help is what makes the Komodo community so strong, and why we can be confident about Komodo’s success in the long run.
Anyone is welcome to participate in the workshop on Friday. Be sure to read our proposal as well and consider voting us in the ongoing elections.
The second Komodo notary node elections are almost over. Up to 30 spots are there for taking, and the campaigning by candidates have been intense.
Some might wonder why they should bother voting, and here are few quick reasons:
The campaign promises range from marketing activities to development aspects. All are very important for the success of Komodo. In fact, it looks like as if these notary nodes are turning into a new type of blockchain governance feature.
For your convenience, we will list here all the websites and links that help you in your decision and in the voting itself.
Use the election map to find out where all the nodes are.
Guides From Komodo Pioneers
The elections last until April 1st, so there is still time to study what the candidates have to offer and choose your faverite!
A smooth and reliable notary node service will require much more than a typical server sitting in a data center. Node operators have to provide a very stable notarization (security) service around the clock and be ready to update their nodes regularly.
As a result, there have to be several people keeping an eye on the servers. That is also what we are preparing for in Komodo Pioneers, and we got a seasoned sysadmin Mylo to lead the team. For transparency, it's good to talk a little bit about his background and skillset. Here are his main achievements in chronological order.
Mylo Sees Big Potential in Komodo
Mylo wants to give his tech experience for the emerging Komodo ecosystem. However, even though he has had quite a technology-focused life, he doesn't come short on other skills either. Mylo explains:
A notary node operator requires responsive sysadmin skills and knowledge of attack mitigation techniques to provide a quality service to the greater community. Mylo can say with confidence to have this experience as he has dealt with businesses who rely on products and services that he maintains on the server side.
Mylo jumped into crypto tech after a costly business arrangement to see what innovation existed. Very quickly he found himself mining cryptocurrencies and kept trying different algorithms with old hardware. The experience led him to be enlightened by the possibilities blockchain poses for the future.
In November 2017 Mylo joined the Komodo Slack and never left. For that, we thank the Komodo CTO ca333 as Mylo was drawn in by an interview in which he was explaining automated command line portfolio management in the BarterDEX API.
All in all, there is quite a bit we could do within the Pioneer project, and on Komodo in general.
We are happy to have finally launched our project, and while doing so, we announced our candidacy on the Komodo notary node elections in 2018.
First things first, what do we do?
Komodo Pioneers has a vision and strategy in place to give financial support to anyone wanting to help us spread the word about Komodo, entrepreneurship, and decentralization. We will put Komodo on the map.
Having said all that, who are we?
We are a group of people - a community, who is building up an organization based on the same values than the Komodo project was founded. We seek to empower those who want to help with our goals of decentralization.
We have a vision, and all who share that may join us and help us reach our goals.
You Are Part of Our Plan
Through Komodo's security service our dedicated notary node team will help to secure the Komodo ecosystem. This service earns us KMD coins, which we then use for activities which promote the use and publicity of Komodo Platform. In other words, we reinvest in Komodo and strive for network effects.
In essence, we pledge to give up to 50 % of the revenue to activities that support Komodo and its community. Anyone can join our Pioneer community and receive financial support for various promotional activities, namely Komodo Pioneer Meetups all over the world.
We will also be looking for possibilities to expand on the technical and business side. In fact, we are in an ideal position to connect with new businesses and help them get started with Komodo Platform.
Join our project and become part of our team.
We Need Your Support
For our project to kick in high gear, we will need to get elected. Anyone can help us to do that by spreading the word or voting for us during the elections.
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