Team Information

ICONation HQ: Paris, France

ICONation consists of passionate ICONists from all around the world. Team members possess extensive backgrounds in computer security, software development, systems administration, business management, law, and community management. ICONation will provide quality network management, contribute to network growth, promote community driven governance, and uphold security standards as a public representative of the ICON ecosystem.

Self-Intro Video

Proposal

1. Proposal Points and Objectives

 

ICONation intends to successfully meet primary objectives with a four part plan regarding block production, network growth, governance decisions, and security.

 

  • Block Production: ICONation will capably and consistently produce blocks, verify transactions, and increase the stability of the ICON network

 

  • Network Growth: ICONation will act as catalyst and contributor to the growth and utilization of the ICON network

 

  • Governance Decisions: ICONation will relay the voice of the ICON community when voting on governance considerations that will determine the course of the ICON ecosystem

 

  • Security: ICONation will uphold and adhere to standards that prevent abuse, attacks, fraud, collusion or criminal activity within the ICON ecosystem

 

2.  Motivation of the proposal

 

Since the ICON project’s genesis, ICONation team members have dedicated countless hours of their lives to developing on the ICON platform and also to serving as moderators in several official and unofficial ICON community channels. The decentralization, health, security, and growth of the ICON network are the singular points of motivation that drive the efforts of the ICONation team.

 

3. Details

 

  • Block Production - ICON Network Management

    • ICONation will actively modify hardware configurations to meet and exceed network requirements to ensure consistent block production

    • Initial hardware details include:

      • Server type: C5.9xlarge

      • CPU Model: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8124 CPU @ 3.00GHZ

      • vCPU (core): 36

      • RAM: 72G

      • Disk: 500G NVMe SSD (EBS bandwidth 4.5 Gbps)

      • Network: 10 Gbps

 

  • Growing & Nurturing the ICON Network

    • Initial development contributions

      • C++ SDK

        • This unofficial C++ SDK was developed by Spl3en & the ICONation team. It is the foundation for many additional tools that will be developed by the team. For more information please visit: https://github.com/iconation/icon-sdk-cpp

      • PHP SDK

        • This unofficial PHP SDK was developed by Dimitris & the ICONation team. It will aid PHP developers by providing support for all JSON RPC functions of ICON, wallet integrations, and more. For more information please visit: https://github.com/iconation/icon-sdk-php

      • ICONation Voting SCORE dApp

        • This voting dApp will be used to collect and quantify the opinions of ICONists on network governance proposals.

      • Loopchain Lab

        • ICONation will stand up a Loopchain lab to educate and support developers with efforts around peer nodes, RPC communication, trackers, etc, in order to strengthen community & developer knowledge around the ICON ecosystem

      • ICONation's creation and distribution of these items, in addition to others will enhance:

        • Network developer participation, efficiency, and productivity

        • Community member awareness and participation in governance decisions

        • User access to network data and statistics

 

  • Governance Decisions & Voting

    • ICONation proposes to:

      • Request and quantify the ICON community's opinion on upcoming network governance decisions via the ICONation voting SCORE dApp

      • Stake virtual steps into the voting dApp in order to provide free transactions for ICONists that use the dApp to vote

      • Encourage community involvement and participation via multiple community channels

      • Provide transparency via auditable results on the ICON blockchain

 

  • Network Security and Protection

    • ICONation proposes to:

      • Uphold and adhere to standards that prevent abuse, attacks, fraud or collusion

      • Utilize the ICONation team's collective experience as ICON community managers to reduce and remove threats through community education via existing platforms such as Telegram, Reddit, Kakao, and Twitter.

      • Participate in various ICON audits such as HackerOne

      • Contribute to developer awareness on how to strengthen the ICON ecosystem via the Loopchain lab

 

4. Short Term Roadmap

 

  • ICONSENSUS P-Rep Application (Progress : 100%)

  • Social Media platform creation (Progress : 100%)

  • ICONation website creation (Progress 80%)

  • Release of C++ SDK, beta version (Progress : 90%)

  • Release of PHP SDK, beta version (Progress: 75%)

  • Team campaign / introduction YouTube video (Progress : 1%)

  • Hardware procurement / setup (Progress : 50%)

  • ICONation Voting SCORE dApp (Progress - 10%)

  • Loopchain Lab: (Progress - 10%)

  • Expansion of social media platform (Progress : 10%)

  • Expansion of initial roadmap

 

5. Initial Network Information

 

  • Server type: C5.9xlarge

  • CPU Model: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8124 CPU @ 3.00GHZ

  • vCPU(core): 36

  • RAM: 72G

  • Disk: 500G NVMe SSD (EBS bandwidth 4.5 Gbps)

  • Network: 10 Gbps

 

6. Team Resources and Contact

 

 

 

By ICONists, For ICONists,

ICONation

Expected Network Information

Paris, Île-de-France, France C5.9xlarge

- CPU Model: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8124 CPU @ 3.00GHZ- vCPU(core): 36- RAM: 72G- Disk: 500G NVMe SSD (EBS bandwidth 4.5 Gbps)- Network: 10 Gbps

Team Members

Spl3en Team Member

Curious by nature, Spl3en likes to learn, share and exchange knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Spl3en has over 10 years of experience in the computer security field in France. He has participated in many programming projects written in several low level languages such as x86 assembly & C/C++. Additionally, Spl3en has also participated in numerous computer security competitions over the last decade. Spl3en has been actively assisting and supporting the ICON developer community on icondev.io, ICONDev Telegram, and other various ICON related developer channels as an administrator dating back to 2017. He has demonstrated an excellent understanding of the ICON blockchain by contributing directly to the official ICON project source code (https://github.com/Spl3en?org=icon-project). He has developed multiple tools for ICONists and is in the process of creating more. His main motivation is to bring more developers to the ICON ecosystem by providing useful tools, dApps and APIs through ICONation.

Dimitris Frangiadakis Team Member

Dimitris is an ambitious software engineer, with over 4 years of professional experience in web application development & system administration. Some of his most notable achievements include the digital transformation of various volunteering organisations and having worked at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) for 14 months as a software developer. During the last 1.5 years, he has also ventured into the field of blockchain and smart contract development. He has already made a Telegram bot prototype that alerts you on ICX balance changes and is now developing a PHP SDK for ICON.

CCClub_17 Team Member

CCClub_17 is an investor, entrepreneur and has 15 years experience in the Legal Sector in Australia. CCClub_17 has been an active ICON community member and has served as an admin on several ICON community channels since 2017. Club’s passion is to see the expansion of the ICON ecosystem by building engaging dApps, inspiring ICONists through online marketing/promotional events, and delivering quality/transparent communications with fellow ICONists.

NorskKiwi Team Member

As well as his drive for growing innovative technology, NorskKiwi brings a diverse skillset to the ICONation team, crafted in part from 15 years of managerial experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. A unique blend of communication skills, prudent financial management, and creative flair balance out his more aspirational ambitions for ICON., NorskKiwi is passionate about cultural exchange and bringing people together from all walks of life. He wishes to see the ICON community lead the way forward towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly through increased democracy (especially via DID and blockchain voting), climate action, and poverty reduction. Originally from New Zealand, NorskKiwi has traversed the world and now calls Norway home.

Radiofriendly123 Team Member

Radio is a Senior Systems Analyst/Scrum Master for one of the largest IT providers in North America. Radio has been an active member of the ICON community since 2017 and currently serves as a community manager on various ICON Reddit, Telegram and Discord channels. In addition to being an ICONist and cryptocurrency enthusiast, Radio's interests include a wide variety of sports, music, and literature from around the world. He is also a passionate advocate for global human and animal rights.