📄 What is 'State of the Witnesses' ?
State of the witnesses will be a regular update provided to the community on the status of the Smoke.io witnesses. The intent is to keep members informed of what is happening on the platform and what witnesses are doing. It is important that members of the community vote for witnesses that represent them and are driving the platform in the right direction. These updates are not intended to be all inclusive, but should only be a portion of the information used for your decision making.
In addition to the overall status, each update will also feature one witness in the "Witness Spotlight". This will allow the community to get a deeper look into the person/group behind the witness and how they play a part in Smoke.io.
📰 Current Update
Going forward I will only track the top 50 witnesses in these reports. There is just too many that are most likely gone for good and are just cluttering the stats. If you want to see the complete list of witnesses and which members have voted for them, see my site smokeio.info for all the details. I have also raised the limit to 5 missed blocks for the summary list.
We went from 8 to 11 witnesses disabled in the top 50 since last report which is a step in the wrong direction. Since all of them have been disabled for at least two weeks I think it is every members responsible to remove votes form them at this time. We should not have any witness in the top 50 that has been disabled for 2 weeks. EVERYONE needs to check their witness votes NOW! We should do our best to make sure the top 50 spots are held by operational nodes.
- beyondbitcoincas (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- nathansternx (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- propsforcrops (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- ienrikex (disabled 5 weeks ago)
- lucashunter (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- smokinghotnish (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- jotmax (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- koh (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- s144 (disabled 11 weeks ago)
- tukor (disabled 2 weeks ago)
- mortiz (disabled 6 weeks ago)
Witnesses that have missed more than 5 blocks since last report are:
[x] indicates how many times they have appeared on this list
- jrswab (127) 
- chronocyrpto (121) 
- grow-op (1602) 
- emeraldtreasury (27) 
- coffeebuds (192) 
- blackman (25) 
- smokeasaurusrex (100) 
- bbtc (320) 
- mister-meeseeks (34) 
- beyondbitcoincas (421) 
- nathansternx (1610) 
- propsforcrops (1613) 
- smoketerzai56 (104)
- smokeafrica (80) 
- wls-sweden (32)
- toker (16)
- lucashunter (80) 
- jotmax (68)
- koh (9)
- tukor (54)
📊 Current Witness Rankings
|Rank||Prev Rank||Owner||Missed Blocks||Δ Missed Blocks||Votes||Weighted Votes||Created|
⭐️ Witness Spotlight - @trees ⭐️
📌 Why have you decided to be a witness on the Smoke.io?
I decided to become a witness when I saw the amazing community that was already here. Back then there was maybe 26 witnesses so I threw my hat and server in the ring as witness. If I can contribute even as a backup witness then that makes me happy. I already rent the server regardless of the existence of smoke and I was underutilizing it, so it made sense.
📌 What is your background and how does that make you a good witness?
I know some computer science, I enjoy playing around with programming in the capacity that I'm able to. I've been using Linux for about 14 years, so I'm definitely comfortable in the environment. I've been around blockchain for almost a decade starting with bitcoin. I've been a member of some internet communities for some time now. I've also smoked for more than a decade, started with weed. With these combined, I feel like I was basically born to be a part of this.
📌 What excites you most about being a witness?
The most exciting part will be watching the community grow. Watching people that are passionate today get rewarded for their efforts in the future. I'll be proud of smoke every time someone with expertise of some kind surpasses me in power.
📌 What are your goals as a witness?
My goals as witness would be to get as many cannabis enthusiasts onto the site as possible. After we have a representative market share then hopefully we can get some companies on board to buy up smoke and drive the price up for everyone that believed in smoke in the early days. The OGs, if you will.
📌 Are you involved in any projects outside of Smoke.io that you would like to share with us?
📌 Do you think Smoke.io has an important role in the broader cannabis community? If so, why?
Definitely, if we can become the place to talk about cannabis and become the mouthpiece for an entire culture by doing it right then we would be taking people with valuable expertise out of the shadows and into a well deserved respected position within a growing industry. (pun intended)
📌 Where do you see Smoke.io in the future?
I forsee lots of pockets of activity, not unlike social media like twitter/facebook/etc. With growers and people interested in that aspect being in sections that may not even interact with people on the review or paraphernalia side, and topics and circles I can't imagine.
I see Steem's place in history as a proof-of-concept, simply showing that posts and votes can be made, and then smoke as the first working version, made with a purpose and target audience in mind.
📌 What do you see as the biggest challenge for Smoke.io and how do you think it should be addressed?
Some people assume that people will flock here simply on the basis of it being a blockchain/cryptocurrency/etc. If we don't give people a reason to show up then we can't expect any percent of the real population to register. We need to keep high standards, pun intended, while being extremely welcoming to new enthusiasts. I think an efficient campaign across dispensaries, smoke shops, etc. could drive up membership and add value to smoke.
📌 If you had to vote for only one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?
I think that would be @skylinebuds because his and my ideals for smoke seem to line up quite a bit. For an underdog vote I would suggest @enjoyinglife or @mister-meeseeks as fellow spirit animals. They seem to also love the community and want to see it guided in the right direction.
📌 Tell the community why you deserve their vote?
No one deserves the vote, every witness should be proud to be scrutinized. I hope I can prove myself to the community through server uptime, community engagement, recruitment and maybe provide a service.
👏 Thank you @trees for taking the time to answer these questions and share your thoughts with the community.
📰 Witness News!
- No news this report
🎯 Get Involved!
- Interested in becoming a witness? Check out my Smoke Witness Guide .
📚 Thanks for Reading!
- If you found this information helpful, I hope you will consider supporting me (bbq-iguana) for witness.
- If you are a witness and are doing something to support the community, please use the tag #witness-update in your post and it may be selected for mention in the next witness update.
✅ Support witnesses that support Smoke.io
#stateofthewitnesses #witness-update #witness