ICO Spotlight: Interview with Michael Stollaire, CEO of Titanium Blockchain
This post is part of the ICO Spotlight, a series of posts with the teams behind the different projects covered by Coinschedule.
Coinschedule: What if an entire IT enterprise could be decentralized, including data centers, firewalls, load-balancers, routers, switches, network appliances and servers?” – Let’s put simple things first, how are you doing it?
Michael Stollaire: We can only say so much, regarding how we make this truly revolutionary technology work. So, I can only say that a hybrid solution of traditional virtualization technology is involved, and this synergy is a game-changer.
The term “next-generation” is unfortunately overused, but it certainly applies to Titanium. When Titanium’s core product, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is released later this year, it will be like when the standard was a Blackberry for mobile communications… until the iPhone (Titanium) was released.
Coinschedule: By bringing this revolutionary idea to life, what are the main problem you’re trying to solve?
Michael Stollaire: Traditional providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, etc. have reliability issues, scalability issues, outages that last hours on end, and are overly expensive, in my opinion, given the centralized products and services they deliver.
Titanium is a true paradigm shift. Using decentralized resources, we can provide a better price point to our customers, and reliability will be enhanced.
Coinschedule: TBIS whitepaper highlights ‘The EHI Advantage’. What does that mean?
Michael Stollaire: In short, this is not my first rodeo. I started my first tech company in 1999, EHI, and it is a sister company to Titanium. I have every intention of leveraging the warm relationships that EHI has with name brand companies that are household names. Walt Disney, Verizon, McDonalds, Intel, etc. All Titanium needs is one of these customers to migrate from AWS or Azure to the Titanium IaaS platform, and the world changes.
Coinschedule: Tell us more about Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Accreditation that you’ve acquired.
Michael Stollaire: Frankly, I was just going about the normal process of starting any company, until I got a call from the CEO of The Better Business Bureau, who happened to be in Silicon Valley at the time.
At that moment, again, just doing what’s normal for any new start-up company, Titanium became the FIRST blockchain company to ever achieve D&B and BBB accreditation. I am very proud of this accomplishment, to say the least.
Coinschedule: We’d also like you to explain a bit more about Bring your own Cloud (BYOC).
Michael Stollaire: Beneath the surface of the Titanium Infrastructure there will be an entire suite of services that will change the computing world. Central to this effort is the desire to help users create a truly private computing environment. This can be achieved through BYOC.
People can join the BYOC secure computing environment by contributing hash power to the network. BYOC is based on a PoW ERC20 token which generates an ever-changing hash for communications encryption. When a user joins, they will be connected to a service that will download an open source Linux VPN application. Users can opt to use their own cryptocurrency miner as long as it meets the minimum requirements for OS platform, CPU, RAM, etc. Alternatively, of course, one of the many virtual miner emulation choices available via the MIaaS TBIS offering could be leveraged. Please note that the BYOC service can be used for many other functions, such as web servers, file servers, etc. A cryptocurrency mining device is only be used as an example. TBIS will provide a Centos Linux OS ISO image which has a special kick-start function, to bring the device online and initiates a minimum amount of hashing on the local GPU. At this point, the kickstart server can deploy to any server/device you connect to your private cloud environment. For mining hardware, BYOC will facilitate high-end servers being used as cryptocurrency miners.
For an ultra-secure computing environment, users can join the TBIS Instaminer Network. Based on micro-computers, which can be acquired from TBIS, a security context with the peer-to-peer blockchain can be established. If someone attempts to add a device via a method that does not include the TBIS micro-computers, the device will not be allowed to communicate on the network. The TBIS micro-computer will have an open VPN for security and will be able to deploy images to servers and miners in the local environment. Once the security context is established, files beyond the vanilla Centos OS will be obtained via our own git repository and docker swarm infrastructure. In short, the use of the TBIS micro-computer will make setting miners and servers up completely automated.
Coinschedule: TBIS just reached the hard cap of 35 Million BAR token sale. What’s next? Also brief us a little about Token mechanics as well.
Michael Stollaire: What’s next is that I have an appointment for tomorrow AM at 0900 to take a close look at the options available at the Noble Professional Center, here in Los Angeles.
It could be as soon as tomorrow that the first Titanium office is opened… followed by many more.
As far as token mechanics is concerned, BARs are a utility token. They are the only currency that can be used to pay for products and services in the Titanium Ecosystem.
Coinschedule: All this must be done by a superb team. Let’s discuss a bit about them?
“We have two centuries of combined experience”
Titanium has many excellent assets and advantages, but nothing stands out more than The Titanium Core Team. Combined, The Titanium Core Team holds over two-hundred (200) years of combined experience in global infrastructure enterprise environments. Throughout seventeen years of experience in the technology sector, specializing in enterprise infrastructure management, Founder and CEO of Titanium, Michael Stollaire, made it a habit of identifying the most elite talent in technology and made sure he kept in close contact with these individuals throughout the years. Over the course of time, Mr.
Stollaire called in a favor or two to a handful on the list, to assist him with projects at Accenture, Boeing, Devon Energy, etc. However, with the advent of The Titanium Project, every resource that was accumulated over two decades was brought into the fold, forming an “A-Team” of the finest technology talent in the world.
Coinschedule: In the end, would you run us through some future plans and exciting developments?
Michael Stollaire: We are laser-focused on enhancing our already excellent team with more people of the same caliber, and development of our core product, Titanium IaaS.
Regarding the future, I am Michael Stollaire, not Nastradamus. 😉
However, my intention is to implement the other components of the Titanium Ecosystem. I would like Titanium to be a marketplace of all-things-technology, and an easy way to start your business from scratch with a streamlined process.
Coinschedule: That’s Brilliant! Michael. Thank you for your time and all the very best for TBIS and your meeting tomorrow at 9 🙂
Michael Stollaire: My pleasure!