Things are Getting Busier with the XTRABYTES TEAM!
The XTRABYTES Team has been working tirelessly behind the scenes, month after month, and we are starting to see many fruits of our labours.
To summarize briefly, the XTRABYTES team members have been working on XCITE™ mobile (and have now started on XCITE desktop), initiation of the STATIC Node registration, Genesis network testing, STATIC network testing, node economics, the forthcoming IMAGINE campaign, Academy, documentation for the next set of patent applications (network protocols) and some new marketing related initiatives. As time is passing, you have seen that we are achieving more of our targets and watching the various milestones being reached.
During these last few months, we are also very happy to say that we have had a few more new team members join the ranks of the XTRABYTES Team. Today, we wish to introduce you to the latest highly skilled individuals to join our ever growing team.
Shawn Fishwick returned as the Manager of Socials after a temporary hiatus. His background and experience are shared below.
Shawn (fish#4268 on Discord) was an early investor in XTRABYTES and he rejoined the company after a temporary leave of absence as the Manager of Socials. He jumped at the opportunity to return to work in a field that he loves. He has contributed to various areas of the project, mainly to do with marketing and building social activity. He works with the socials or graphics team practically daily to get what we need to get done. His background is more of business/sales and he is very excited to be part of this project.
He has worked with Expanse in the creation of Token Lab in 2017, PIVX and Phore in 2017-2019. He believes that this will be the year of adoption of XCHAIN.
XTRABYTES offers something entirely unique to cryptocurrency outside of your typical POW/POS hybrid or erc20 MN chain. XTRABYTES’ has a solid use case, PoSign Lite is already proven to be working via XFUEL, and will continue to flip the game on its head – solving the trilemma is the first thing among many that XTRABYTES can show us.
Amine recently joined the team as our new Exchange Manager. He recently spearheaded the negotiations with Probit Exchange to list XBY, and is instrumental in bringing XTRABYTES back on CMC among other things.
Amine’s (freeman99#0852 on discord) main responsibilities will be to handle all communication with exchanges and evaluate potential listings on new exchanges. He comes from a financial engineering background and currently serves as a senior consultant in an investment bank in Europe. He comes with more than 15 years of experience working for some of the largest banks and pension funds across North America, Europe and Asia. He has an extensive knowledge of interest rates, foreign exchange, credit, equities and commodities trading at an institutional level. Moreover, he has broad experience in dealing with regulators and central banks across different jurisdictions. His network and experience within the financial markets space will help XTRABYTES gain exposure with exchanges.
To help with the ongoing efforts in the development, three new members joined our team since the last update in October, 2019. Their backgrounds and skills are listed below.
Antoine (t1#9168 on Discord) joined our development team as a back-end developer. His technical experience spans a number of areas in Software development ranging from artificial intelligence techniques to complex embedded devices and smart networks. He is now mainly active in business development and focuses his work in translating high-end technologies into tangible and usable products & services. As a founder of several start-up companies, he is particularly experienced in managing fast-growing teams and complex technological developments through adaptive and agile processes.
X3N (x3n#8437 on Discord) joined XTRABYTES as a developer/security researcher. His primary focus will be security. He will be evaluating software, network ops and researching all vulnerabilities known and unknown. His past experiences as an IT consultant have provided him with a wide range of IT skills, although his main interest was and always will be cyber security. He is certified in CEHv10, CWNA among others, and is planning on taking on the OSCP certification later this year.
Tayyab (alienrobot#9675 on Discord) joined the development team as a backend developer. He has an extensive background in software development. After graduating from college with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, he started his career as a web developer and has worked at several companies developing custom software solutions. His experience encompasses working in a full application development life cycle, right from analyzing requirements to designing and implementing the necessary solutions for his employers and clients. He has been part of teams developing large scale applications as well as leading projects from start to finish as a sole developer on the project. Alienrobot is skilled with database design and development, backend web development, web services, and a variety of coding and custom software development roles.
To meet the ever growing demand to produce content for the XTRABYTES Academy and marketing, we have hired three new writers recently. They are:
Mark (tsar bomba#2378 on Discord) will be one of the writers on the XTRABYTES team. He is going to be focusing on writing a lot of things about XTRABYTES – and also about other things that could relate to it. Around the year 2017, he got involved with XTRABYTES even before CCR and Borzalom started this project. Yes, he is proud to say that he is one of the “OG” community members. In the past – he managed to put up his own business that focuses on the travel industry, like airline bookings and tour packages. He also managed several employees and many marketing agents that helped his business achieve a fair amount of success for some time.
Maarten (MumbaiBoy#0335 on Discord) joined our writers team as a multi-topic writer. He is currently working on articles for the XTRABYTES Academy. He was actively involved in organizing events and gatherings for multiple gaming websites in the past. He was also part of the core team behind a big game console website subscribed to by thousands of members mainly from Europe. Using the skills acquired in his career which encompasses psychology, technology, economics and events, he hopes he complements the XTRABYTES team. Maarten has held multiple positions in companies throughout Asia and Europe in the past decade and recently settled back home in the Netherlands again for his latest job. His interest in Blockchain started out in 2017 and grew in the years after.
Bjorn (Bigglet#1337 on Discord) joined team XTRABYTES as a writer with a broad critical mindset. He has a background in bioelectronics & nanotechnology and a strong passion to learn and optimize novel techniques with a connection to industry 4.0. After gaining experience in the world’s leading lithographic machine company, he is looking to expand his knowledge in different domains. Active in the blockchain industry since 2017, he is well aware of the ambitions and different new technologies, but also critical about the pitfalls and industrial value of the different applications. In all, he wants to use his knowledge to contribute to the project at XTRABYTES and make it succeed.
Onward and Upward!
With the recent release of the XCITE™ Mobile App and XBY Listing on Probit Exchange, things are going in the right direction for XTRABYTES. The addition of Fish, Amine, Antoine, Tayyab, X3N, Mark, Maarten and Bjorn to the XTRABYTES’ Team will help to propel us even further.
All these additions will be reflected on our team web-page soon.
In closing: we continue to look for new people to join our team for a multitude of tasks and positions. If you have an interest and offer a talent or skill, please contact Ty XBY#3269 (Discord) at our Human Resources Department.