On the Smoke blockchain, witnesses serve a role of validating signatures and timestamping transactions by including them in blocks. A block is any group of transactions (posts, votes, transfers, etc) which update the state of the database. Each time a witness produces a block, they are paid for their service. If a witness fails to produce a block, then they are not paid, and may even be voted out.
Witnesses are generally expected to manage a reliable block producing node, implement a failover system, maintain a public seed node, tune blockchain operating parameters, but since Smoke is a infant blockchain most of the above mentioned are not rarely implemented yet.
As a Smoke user who wants to see this platform continue to grow and flourish, we all have 30 votes to cast for any Smoke witness of our choice and I will say this is the most important 30 votes you will ever cast on this platform.
Lets call them Blockchain Guardians or a slight used term block producers.
Meet our Blockchain Guardians is a series put in place to know more about our very own witnesses, there roles and obligations. We need them as much as they needs us. Our witness are the leaders on the platform and thus it is our paramount importance that we due our due diligence before casting our votes.
Today I had the opportunity to interview a person that helped me out from the start of my Smoke journey and I am very grateful for this person.
Sure man no problem
What brought you to Smoke?
- I first heard about smoke from the whaleshares community. went looked into the white paper and github and found it was quite interesting stuff with removal of sbd .
What got you interested in becoming a witness?
- I covered this a bit in my witness article. I first started in tech as a child, after so many years I've come to the thinking dpos is the disruptive technology of my lifetime and i want to be part of it's incubation phase.
What have you developed for smoke?
- My self and techcoderx are a witness team partnership 50/50 . He is the brains I am the marketer. Together we develop IPFS hosting solutions that decentralized video and audio content around the world. Techcoderx , has already implemented IPFS DTUBE content into smoke blockchain that we host and distribute globally. we hope to build android applications to utilize these decentralized content sharing solutions.
Being a witness takes a lot of time and energy, how do you keep a balance between this and other commitments?
- I like the motto sleeping is best when dead.
Where do you see Smoke in 5 years? With the communtiybase it has already, it will be a top 100 coin.
When you are not in front of your computer helping the Smoke community, what other hobbies do you have?
- I'm and avid fisherman and enjoy the outdoors and nature
If you could only vote for one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?
- It would be JRswab he is my brother inside DPOS , has been by my side each step of the way for a very long time
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
- Rid the world of greed.
Thank you for asking 💓
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer a couple questions for our community. 🤝🏻
As Smoke users we need to do everything in our power to choose Block Guardians that will represent the community well. Before voting make sure you do some research on the people you are voting for and be informed. Head over to https://smoke.io/~witnesses and click on some of the witnesses names, get to know them a bit better and do your part to make sure this community thrives.
Now that you have read something about @graylan, It will be good and kind of you to show them some love by going to the witness page, search the box and type @graylan to cast your vote for them as your Block Producer.
Please catch our next Meet Our Blockchain Guardians soon. Take Care.
Meet our Blockchain Guardians Series:
Thank you for reading, I @chronocrypto one of your top Witnesses thank you for your time.
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✅ Every Single Vote Counts!
Please take a minute to jump over to the Block Producer / Witness page and cast your votes. Simply click on the (^) up arrow next to my username "chronocrypto" and supply your private account or active key to lock in your vote.