Attic Lab officially announces its EOS Block Producer Candidacy.
Attic Lab was founded in 2016. In the very beginning we developed blockchain solutions for banks and other financial institutions in collaboration with Ambisafe, Alliance Bank and Humaniq. Now our diverse and experienced team allows us to focus on building own blockchain applications. Our recent projects include cryptocurrency exchange Cryptagio and open-source banking software openbankIT.
Mission of Attic Lab is to create a compliant and decentralized financial system that benefits all its participants. As part of our strategy we support open source blockchain initiatives and share our expertise with blockchain community by delivering lectures and workshops. Our past experience of work with banks and other financial institutions gives strong evidence that the modern financial system will suffer from "code is the law" attitude. The future decentralized financial system needs arbitrage. That is why we believe in approach that EOS team sticks to. To facilitate the development of EOS ecosystem, Attic Lab strives to become EOS Block Producer and share its expertise along with resources with the global community.
As a Block Producer Attic Lab will:
- Perform technical tasks (create and validate blocks, host full seed node and potentially back-up servers);
- Bear governance responsibilities (manage buggy accounts, take-down notices of files, manage hard and soft forks).
1. Public Presence
2. ID on Steemit
Official Block Producer Candidate Name
Attic Lab (legal name - LLC “Attic Lab”)
Location of Company Headquarters
Expected Location of Servers
Type of Servers
Bare metal and cloud servers
Sergei Vasylchuk - CEO
A former software engineer with knowledge in finance, now Sergei is CEO at Attic Lab. He has 15 years of experience in development. A wide range of technology-related skills allow him to coordinate the technological part of the project, delve into details, monitor the quality at each stage of the project development. His technical skills include knowledge of Go, NodeJS, C++, PHP, Python and various NoSQL and SQL databases. In addition Sergei has 8 years of management experience in forming and coordinating project-oriented and motivated teams.
Stanislav Cherviakov - CTO
With more than 10 years of experience in software architecture development, Stanislav is a well-rounded expert in microservices architecture, cryptography, elliptic curves, Stellar, Ripple, Bitcoin, C++, C#, Go, Objective-C, Swift, Ruby and Python. Stanislav developed the software architecture of several distributed systems including the decentralized auctioning system and a full stack banking system. As a CTO and managing engineer Stanislav led the tech development and growth of a startup from 4 people to 30.
Oleksandr Stasenko - CFO
Oleksandr has strong financial background. He worked in various startups where he was in charge of marketing, product management and fundraising. As a marketer he managed to promote his company to 400k monthly visits. During his career Oleksandr managed to raise 16 million USD in total.
Vladyslav Makarov - PM
Vladyslav studied computer science and software engineering at School 42 (Fremont, CA). He has worked as a consultant, researcher and project manager for various blockchain development companies in France, Canada and Ukraine. As a project manager he consulted various European companies on ICO issues and managed the process of building blockchain-based software for them. As a blockchain researcher he participated in writing various articles and a research whitepaper on such issues of blockchain technology as scalability, security and centralization.
Natalia Shevchenko - PM
Natalia has many years of successful experience in project management. She has also been in charge of managing finance for several nonprofit organizations and businesses. Natalia has experience of working with such institutions and funds as USAID, George Soros Foundation, Programs of the European Commission, Ford Foundation and many others. She was a member at the Community Conection program and an expert of the Ukrainian school of political studies. Now she is in charge of research, analysis, business planning, budgeting and customer relations.
Konstantin Oleshko - R&D
Konstantin holds Bachelor’s degree in Applied Cryptography. He has experience in product management and cybersecurity. As a product manager he helped clients to integrate software built by Attic Lab, openbankIT in particular, with their systems. Konstantin codes in JS, PHP, C++ and С#.
Iryna Bohatchenko - R&D
Iryna has Master’s degree in Applied Cryptography. Strong knowledge of math, computer science and various programming languages allows her to deeply understand principles of operation of blockhain-based platforms and participate in research and development activities. As smart contract developer she was engaged in development and security audit of Ethereum smart contracts.
3. Tech Specs
Attic Lab understands all the responsibility that Block Producers bear. That is why it is planned to allocate additional resources for this job (disk space, RAM, servers and people responsible for maintaining infrastructure). We will use 3 EX41-SSD servers with Intel® Core i7-6700 Quad-Core processor and 32 GB DDR4 RAM along with two 500 GB 6Gb/s SSDs. 2 of them will be located in Germany and one in Finland.
If needed Attic Lab can quickly increase capacity of its EOS nodes by utilizing its existing infrastructure. Currently we run and maintain full nodes of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Omnicore and Qtum. For that we utilize 6 high performance Google Cloud Instances. All our applications and nodes are implemented as microservices on Google Kubernetes Engine cluster. In addition we use Cloud SQL and Stackdriver monitoring system. We use high memory machine type with 8 virtual CPUs and 52 GB of memory (n1-highmem-8).
4. Scaling Plan
During the rest of 2018 we will use our servers described in section 3. Starting from 2019 we plan to develop our own dedicated datacenter. Migration to it is scheduled for late 2019.
5. Community Benefit
EOS community is still small and needs facilitation. To help grow the ecosystem we will dedicate our effort to smart contract development, governance and promotion of EOS.
Smart Contract Development
Attic Lab plans to utilize EOS in its software development. Source code of EOS smart contracts will be publicly available through github repositories for testing and subsequent utilization.
Governance and Promotion
We are going to participate in account management, creation of proposals, arbitration, token generation and network support. In addition we plan to launch EOS token on our cryptocurrency exchange Cryptagio. However our long term goal is to establish partnerships with international initiatives that aim to foster EOS development in Europe. Attic Lab strives to build ecosystem that is community driven and which reflects all necessities of EOS users.