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.
What brought you to Smoke?
- Was introduced to it by another witness - smokeasaurusrex
What got you interested in becoming a Witness?
- Earning rewards and helping out the community. Also, to learn more about this area as I have minimal knowledge.
What have you developed for Smoke?
- As of now, only set up the witness and support the community anyway I can.
Being a witness takes a lot of time and energy, how do you keep a balance between this and other commitments?
- I dedicate some time everyday to the smoke platform. Same as i do to my other activities.
Where do you see Smoke in 5 years?
- I see it as a dedicated Facebook for the like minded population and a go to place for education on the subject.
When you are not in front of your computer helping the Smoke community, what other hobbies do you have?
- Watching sports and going for long walks. Helps clear the mind.
If you could only vote for one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?
- smokeasaurusrex - He has supported me and guided me across different platform. And he is a wealth of knowledge
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
- Predict the future
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 @smokinghotnish, It will be good and kind of you to show them some love by going to the witness page, search the box and type @smokinghotnish 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.