Today, here in FingerSnap we have the honor to host an exclusive interview with Samer Afach. He is the core wallet developer of Neblio. Let’s see what he has to say!
1.Can you share some information about you and your experience in the technology field?
So my name is Sam, Samer Afach. I’m currently the core wallet developer of Neblio. I’ve been into computers, math and technology since my childhood. I wrote my first code when I was 13 years old. I studied physics, did a masters in computational physics in University of Stuttgart, and a PhD in particle physics from ETH Zurich.
2.You brought a lot of experience to the team. When and why did you choose Neblio? How is the experience working for it?
I was looking for a cryptocurrency project to join where there’s lots of room to grow, a small and an ambitious team. Neblio was it. The ability to innovate was an important factor to me, and Neblio had that. As to my experience working for Neblio, it’s been a lot of fun. There’s always more to do. There’s always more to learn, which basically aligns with my personal goals.
3.What are the most important features to expect for Neblio blockchain for 2019?
I can’t give conclusive answers because this all depends on research. But we’re working on atomic swaps, automatic side-chain deployment and quicksync for all platforms to be embedded into Neblio. Also, we want to make token issuance easy through Neblio Qt and Nebliod daemon (where it’s currently possible only on Orion).
4.Which are the main features that give Neblio competitive advantage against the other blockchain platforms?
Primarily, ease of use. Our goal is always to make everything easily accessible to everyone. So users don’t have to worry about security and other difficult things. We worry about that.
5.If you had the time to bring your own project on the Neblio Blockchain, what would it look like? What is the ideal use case for the Neblio Blockchain in your opinion?
Many things come to mind. For example, I see games can benefit from Neblio a lot by having items tradable on the blockchain with a push of a button. There can be market places on the blockchain.
6.The performance of Neblio could be increased dramatically with a few tweaks. In addition, essential data, such as the fee for token creation, can be changed very easily by the team. Competitors then, can speak quickly of centralization. How would the team deal with this in the future?
Decentralization is an ideal. In reality, it’s a tradeoff. With 100% decentralization we fail to do necessary upgrades. Look at Bitcoin, for example. It’s a huge hassle to do any changes to the consensus protocol. We all saw what happened during the Segwit2x upgrade. On the other hand, look at Ethereum and Monero. They do these changes all the time. Monero recently used Bulletproofs and reduced the fees. The way I see it, is that over time the involvement of the team will reduce when the product stabilizes.
7.It seems that the API servers have some difficulties on some days. How do you plan to prevent this in the future?
The public API server’s stability has increased steadily in the last year, to the point now where most outages are planned maintenance & unexpected outages are rare and resolved quickly. The API server is a complex stack of software technologies running on redundant hardware and we are constantly working to fix bugs and improve reliability. I suggest project developers subscribe at status.nebl.io for maintenance email alerts and API server status updates.
We are continually working to add many of the API server’s features to Neblio’s RPC commands, such metadata storage and retrieval, token transactions & issuance, etc.
Our vision is that for technologies built on Neblio that require the API server, small projects and individuals will continue to use the public API server that we run free of charge, while larger projects that want their own dedicated API server only for their project’s use or for private use, reach out to us for options around setting that up.
8.Will you be working on smart contracts and token divisibility ?
Token divisibility, definitely. It’s on the list of things to do. Smart contracts are under research as it’s a broad term. We don’t want to copy other blockchains. We’re trying to provide unique experience with Neblio that focuses on simplicity and productivity instead of generality, which only leads to security problems, just like we saw with other blockchains and them being hacked due to coding problems in smart contracts.
9.Have the team talked about to offer some services to companies that want to use the blockchain to bring revenue to Neblio?
We have long plans to offer clients support, consulting, node & API server hosting, and services to ensure their projects built on Neblio are successful and have held discussions in this area with some clients. Some of these plans are outlined in our initial whitepaper. Until our plans in this area are solidified and available to the public, we suggest anyone interested in any support or services get in touch with the team as soon as possible.
10.Where do you see Neblio and crypto in the next 3 years?
Over time we see how companies and mainstream services are rushing to crypto. It’s obvious to me, that crypto will become a standard that everyone acknowledges, and when that happens, Neblio will be a very attractive option due to its simplicity and ease of use.
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