About this event
Network governance models for PoS projects is one of the biggest topics in crypto today.
At this virtual event, SKALE invites the founders of Bison Trails, Figment, Blockdaemon and Chainflow to talk about governance models, the role of validators in developing and advancing PoS networks, different voting mechanisms, and the role of PoS networks today and 10 years from now.
Jack O’Holleran, Co-Founder at SKALE Labs, will give a short overview of SKALE’s validator economics, and will describe the node setup process, which is among the most effortless in the industry.
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SKALE is an elastic blockchain network that gives developers the ability to easily provision highly configurable fully decentralized chains that are instantly compatible with Ethereum. SKALE chains can execute sub-second block times, run up to 2,000 tps per chain, and run full-state smart contracts in addition to decentralized storage, execute Rollups, and machine learning in EVM.
Speaker - Jack O'Holleran
Jack O'Holleran is Co-founder and CEO of SKALE Labs, and a veteran entrepreneur with a deep background in machine learning, AI, security and blockchain. Prior to co-founding SKALE, he was a founder of IncentAlign, a digital currency platform, and Aktana, a leading machine learning analytics platform for the life science industry. He was also an executive at Good Technology which was acquired by Motorola.
About Bison Trails
Bison Trails, the premiere Infrastructure-as-a-Service company specifically focused on blockchain participation, provides an easy-to-use platform to launch and run highly-available nodes on any blockchain network effortlessly. Based in New York City, Bison Trails offers geographically distributed infrastructure for the pioneers of tomorrow, to secure networks, and enable the entire blockchain ecosystem to flourish.
Speaker - Joe Lallouz
After extensive corporate and start-up experience in fintech, eCommerce, and infrastructure Joe Lallouz co-founded Bison Trails, a blockchain infrastructure company helping democratize access to blockchain networks. Lallouz is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in New York City, as well as the founder and CEO of Ambush Labs and a partner at Ambush Capital. He was the Business Head for Etsy's Innovation Group where he was responsible for new ventures such as Pattern, Etsy's website building suite service, and Fund on Etsy, crowdfunding for Etsy sellers. Joe was a Co-founder of Grand St., an online marketplace for creative technology, acquired by Etsy in 2014. During his time at Grand St, Lallouz led engineering, product, and strategy. Lallouz holds a dual BS from RPI concentrating in Electrical Computer Systems Engineering and Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
With 30+ years of experience providing secure Internet infrastructure, Figment Networks is Canada’s largest blockchain infrastructure and software provider. Our mission is to make it simple for token holders, developers, and other network participants to use, build and govern blockchains. We do this by providing a comprehensive set of tools & services including our enterprise grade node and staking infrastructure, the Hubble Web 3 explorer and Data Hub developer APIs. This approach to making Web 3 easy to use allows us to serve our customers at every step of development, from testnet, to mainnet and beyond.
Speaker - Lorien Gabel
Lorien is a serial entrepreneur with over 20+ years of operational, technological, and marketing leadership focused on Internet infrastructure. Prior to Figment Networks, he successfully founded and scaled three start-ups (Interlog Internet Services, BOAW Networks and Pingg.com). He has also been a member of the senior leadership team of two other high-growth technology ventures (MessageLabs and Web.com) and has mentored, advised and directly invested in numerous startups. Lorien attended York University (1989-91) and earned his LLB (1993) at the age of 24 from Canada's Osgoode Hall law school.
Blockdaemon is the leading blockchain node infrastructure platform, internally ISO 27001 compliant, with enterprise-grade security and backup systems. Supporting 30+ protocols, 70 out-of-the-box node types, and monitoring plug-ins for cloud and on-premises services, Blockdaemon is used by exchanges, custodians, enterprises, financial institutions and 10k+ developers to connect commercial stakeholders to blockchains. Blockdaemon’s mission is to simplify the process of deploying nodes and creating scalable enterprise blockchain solutions via APIs, BYOI, auto-decentralization and auto-healing of nodes.
Speaker - Konstantin Richter
Konstantin is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He has led several SaaS B2B companies towards meaningful exits in the media/advertising space, most notably, Audiotube, Lookbooks and Wiredrive. He also is an advisor to blockchain company Gem, and serves on the board of MadHive, a leading media/advertising blockchain business. He currently serves as the CEO and founder of Blockdaemon, the most flexible hybrid cloud middleware platform for major blockchain protocols.
Chainflow is a dedicated, capable and independent validator operator. Our hope is that decentralization results in a fairer distribution of power, wealth, and opportunity. Chainflow validators are fair and equitable validators for everyone. Everyone is welcome and treated equally, no matter how small or large their delegation is.
Speaker - Chris Remus, Founder, Chainflow
Chris has been interested in PoS since 2016 and has operated validators since joining as one of the first members of the Cosmos Validator Working Group in October 2017. Chainflow now offers validation services for Cosmos, Livepeer and Solana, among other. He also led the product team at Aragon, building DAO governance tools, to their first Mainnet launch.
SKALE is an Ethereum native multichain network composed of an unlimited number of secure, decentralized, high-performance blockchains.
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