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.