We’re no strangers to this next P-Rep candidate. Ubik Capital are a community-driven team that have been actively engaging with ICONists since their candidacy in June. In our latest P-Rep Profile, you’ll get to know a little more about their ambitions and why decentralization is so important to them.
1. Tell us about your team.
Ubik Capital is a team of people who are passionate about ICON and want to be a part of the extraordinary ICON ecosystem. Our team consists of three members, and has a worldwide presence in North America and Europe. We are experienced in software development, program management, and server infrastructure and want to do our part to serve the ICON community through outreach, technical development, and of course, running a resilient ICON node.
2. Why would you like to become an ICON P-Rep?
Our team believes in the fundamental principles of ICON and its mission to hyperconnect the world in a decentralized manner. Having been involved with ICON and active in the community since 2017, we are motivated to be a part of shaping the future growth of the ICON Network, and successfully hyperconnecting the world. We have been engaging with the ICON community through social media channels to deeply understand the needs, and look forward to serving the ICON community as a P-Rep.
3. Why should the voters vote for YOU?
We are a community focused team and will put ICON’s needs first. In June alone, we wrote 9 articles focused on different aspects of ICON — which received a total of 4,200 views. We also engaged in two video interviews to help the ICON community get to know us better. Last, but not least, we will operate as a non-profit and will be returning our profit to the ICON community. One such manner will be rewarding those who stake with us for 6 months with additional ICX (estimated 5% extra annual percentage rate for long-term stakers with UBIK, based on 1.2M staking with us for 6 months). We also will use our profits to further marketing, development, and other community initiatives (such as listing ICX on more exchanges).
4. What do you like about ICON? What sets it apart from other blockchain platforms?
The professionalism and quality of people who work at ICON are second to none. We believe this comes from their relationship to their parent company, ICONLOOP, a real successful private company that has secured 100+ partnerships with some of the largest companies in Korea. ICON is not your everyday crypto project, as can be seen from the confidence shown by the South Korean Government and several companies who have signed MOU’s with ICON. It is not just some coders who came up with an idea. The fact that ICON spawned from a successful company shows that they serve a truly needed purpose that ICONLOOP did not have: a public blockchain. ICONLOOP will continue to support ICON through professional and technical development, providing connections that other blockchains can only dream of. This relationship and connection to the real-world sets ICON apart from other blockchain platforms and will be a key part of ICON’s future success.
5. How do you envision a decentralized ICON network? Why is decentralization important?
A diverse set of teams contributing to the success of ICON with their talents, successfully operating ICON nodes, and coming together to form a larger body that is the ICON network. The diversity of skillsets enables the strengths of teams to cover all necessary areas for ICON success while also providing avenues for ICON to reach out to communities all over the world in order to accomplish their mission of hyperconnecting the world. We believe every centralized system is destined to fail — it is just a matter of when. The power of decentralization comes from the power of diversity, where every ICONist has a vote in the future success of the ICON network.
Want to know more about Ubik Capital? Read their full proposal on icon.community.
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