UNBLOCK is ready to turn ICON into a household name. Not only is the team guaranteeing secure node operation, but it is also planning on supporting ICON’s international expansion.
1. Tell us about your team.
UNBLOCK is an international and multilingual team of dedicated and passionate blockchain engineers, developers and A.I. experts. We are located in Tokyo, Japan, benefiting from the most liberal and progressive cryptocurrency regulations in the world. We have been early investors in the ICON project since the beginning, and we are excited by the progress made so far and the future possibilities.
2. Why would you like to become an ICON P-Rep?
We have been early believers in ICON and have participated in the ICO in 2017. Since then, we have been riding the storm of the past years, without selling any of our holdings. We firmly believe in ICON’s future potential and we want to become an active part of the project. As a P-Rep, we want to enable true decentralization by running a stable and secure node, helping to bring ICON to the next level. We want to speed up the expansion of the ICON network and make it a well-known and used name worldwide!
3. Why should the voters vote for YOU?
We are utilizing AWS for our node to guarantee stability and zero downtime. But we feel that running a node isn’t enough. As a P-Rep we want to help the growth and expansion of ICON across the world. Bringing ICON from Korea to the rest of the world is the biggest challenge and chance at the same time. We see it as the biggest opportunity and are excited to take part in the international expansion and decentralization of the ICON network.
That’s where we step in — our mission is to promote the use of the ICON network by organizing conferences and events, and proactively approaching companies and enterprises. We plan to hire freelancers for on the ground marketing in target countries to utilize local knowledge. This strategy is effective and offers the best returns regarding a wider use of the ICON blockchain. We want to foster the adoption of ICON in mobile apps as well. We see a bright future for ICON there, as the cheap transactions make it a great choice.
We have already started actively promoting the adoption of ICON to various Japanese companies by cold-calling businesses in Japan with great success. We are currently having meetings with interested parties — advising them about the possibilities and advantages of using ICON for their needs and internal/external processes. We believe that this is the best way to expand the use of ICON, grow the network, and unlock a higher value. Being able to get support as a P-Rep would enable us to increase our marketing efforts from just cold-calling and advising to organizing conferences and expanding our marketing efforts to other countries beyond Japan (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam — all growing economies full of startups with plenty of use cases).
4. What do you like about ICON? What sets it apart from other blockchain platforms?
We imagine ICON’s goal of ‘hyperconnecting the world’ as building a ‘highway’ (ICON’s blockchain), which connects different ‘cities’ (other blockchains) and enables the ‘traffic’ to reach the right destination. ICON’s blockchain offers extremely fast and cost effective transactions, which is very attractive compared to other blockchains. It allows the deployment of DApps and offers many tools. It has great governance and an active and supportive community. With the coming decentralization, it will enter a different era.
5. How do you envision a decentralized ICON network? Why is decentralization important?
Decentralization is one of the most important aspects of a blockchain. It prevents decision making and control of the network by just one entity. It leads to more efficient processes, intensifies and improves development, and ensures the active involvement of the community in the creation of a more efficient, trustworthy and progressive network.
To learn more about UNBLOCK, read their full proposal on icon.community.
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