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Your Votes Will Make A Difference
Let’s cut to the chase, voting for block producers that make a difference is quickly becoming a complete waste of time. The EOS whales are backing their choices, and individually we cannot make the slightest dent in this growing cesspool. The reasons for us not taking back control are two-fold from that I see
- People do not have the time to vote as much as needed or do not want too.
- People are feeling deflated by the situation.
People are feeling deflated by the situation.
Let me give you an example of this back scratching bull shit. A block producer called EOS Cleaner came out of nowhere, shot straight into the top 21 list with little to no information or documentation about who they are. When we look at who is voting for this phantom node, it is no coincidence that approximately 90% of the votes come from 1 “account,” that account is labeled bitfinex_exchange_users which of course is not a valid account name as it is longer than 12 characters.
I think that if you hold your EOS on an exchange, (which is your right), you forego the benefits that come with the holding an EOS token yourself. The first EOS blockchain referendum will be taking place very soon and if the community could add an item stating the above, and it gets passed, we could ultimately shake up the top 21 in a single blow as well as send a solid statement to those who want to commandeer our chain.
There is good news, not only do we have safety in numbers, but we also have great strength when concentrated on a single objective. So, what if I told you there is an immediate fix to at least the first two items regarding voter participation. What if I then said to you that the only task required of you would be to delegate your voting power? ( more on that later), here is how I got to this stage.
While I was on the EOS Telegram channel the other day, I felt like I needed to rant a little about some the piss poor Block Producers poisoning the top 21. Those I am against have given nothing to the community; they are self-serving organizations looking to profit from what the EOS community has made. I then received a private message stating that this person agreed with me and that there is a brand new community initiative starting up called eoswatchdogs that plan to put a stop to the voting abuse.
Who Are The EOS Watchdogs
They are people like you and me who have had enough of the status quo and plan on disrupting it. We are excited that Block One will be casting their votes, but while we wait, i t is time for the community to fight back. The principle is simple enough, an account called eoswatchdogs has been created and if you want to help, simply delegate your votes to this account so that every time we cast a vote from this address, you’re voting power will be included. This means that you no longer need to worry about voting, we will take care of that and as we grow, we will outrank any single whale (excluding Block One). With Block One voting too at some point in the near future, we cannot lose.
It doesn’t need to stop there, we are also planning on to monitor and log the behavior of all block producers to make sure they stay in line with the constitution and continue to give back to the EOS community, remember these guys work for us, not the other way around. I am personally writing scripts to monitor Block producer accounts, calls made to the claim_rewards action to track where funds go and to help identify those who are voting for themselves. Although not against the rules officially it is still a big no-no in my eyes. You can contribute in any way possible by helping research BP’s infrastructure ie bare metal vs cloud-based.
Who Will EOS Watchdogs Vote For?
It is still early days and the final list has not been decided. We are currently reviewing as many Block Producers as we can and working on an interim list as we all seem to Ben in agreements on a good few of them. Here are the block producers that currently have the support of the eos watch dogs:-
How Do You Delegate You Votes?
Before I explain that, let me reassure you that all this cote delegation does is add your voting power to the eoswatchdogs account, nothing more. The account will have zero access to your funds or any other part of your account. Vote delegation can be removed by you simply using your own account to vote, we cannot hold on to your voting power, it is released as soon as you want it to be.
You will need to have Scatter setup and connected to do this, the download link and tutorial can be found here
Go to https://eostoolkit.io/home and connect your identity.
Once your identity is connected, navigate down to ‘Manage Voting’ and click the small downward facing arrow.
Step 3. (last 1)
Click on ‘Set Proxy’ and in the text box labeled ‘Proxy Account Name’ enter eoswatchdogs and click the Set button. The other textbox to the right should have your name displayed.
That is it, now feel proud that you have done your part to help make the EOS community stronger. Thank you