If you have stumbled upon this page there is a good chance that it was not due to my reaching out to you. I have never been a fan of the dPoS popularity contest. If you are looking at this page there is a good chance we have interacted over the last 8 years in some way. The best part of this journey is getting to know a close knit group of people which you become friends with over time and, in many cases, never physically meet. I am taking the "Tesla" approach to running my Validator, without any focus on advertising. I have enjoyed the crypto journey and enjoy conversation about the whole ecosystem. If you ever feel like just having a chat I can be reached on Discord user: cobra #9708
I found this project in 2013 and got hooked on the founders, (Dan Hughes) approach to tackling this huge problem. I knew he had the drive to pull off the impossible and didn't give in to the many critics, simply kept his head down and pressed on. It has been a true honor to see the project evolve from one man and a following of 50 or so people to what it is now and the vast team that is behind it.
When you observe a transaction clear in less than 3 seconds you're in awe when you think of the true limitless scaling potential when sharding is enabled. I got hooked on this because I felt it was the best solution if there was ever a cryptocurrency to reach mass adoption and still feel that way today. I applaud Dan and the Team for making this idea a reality. Well Done! But this is only the beginning.....
I want to give credit where it is due, I decided to rely on Slightlyiffy for providing this node and the high availability behind it. As one of the core 50 people that I have been communicating with for over 8 years I have confidence in him and his technical ability. So don't let the name fool you, he is anything but. If you have a need for consulting or running a node yourself I would reach out to him.