📄 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
Just this week we had are first required update to address a memory allocation issue that was a security vulnerability. The witness response was quite positive and many had completed the update within hours of the release.
We had two witness that where disabled last report come back online (beyondbitcoincas & koh) but unfortunately the remaining 9 disabled witness from last report are still in the top 50. In fact, one witness (s144) has been disabled for 3 MONTHS! and is still in the top 50. We should not have any witness in the top 50 that has been disabled for more than 1 week. 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.
@nathansternx (disabled 4 weeks ago)
@propsforcrops (disabled 4 weeks ago)
@ienrikex (disabled 7 weeks ago)
@lucashunter (disabled 4 weeks ago)
@smokinghotnish (disabled 4 weeks ago)
@jotmax (disabled 4 weeks ago)
@s144 (disabled 12 weeks ago)
@tukor (disabled 4 weeks ago)
@mortiz (disabled 7 weeks ago)
I will give a shout out to members that still have votes for the longest disabled witness. This report it goes to s144 and the members that still have votes active. If you know any of these members please give them a reminder.
Please remove your votes!
Witnesses that have missed 5 or more blocks since last report are:
[x] indicates how many times they have appeared on this list
bbtc (18) 
smoketerzai56 (20) 
📊 Current Witness Rankings
|Rank||Prev Rank||Owner||Total Missed Blocks||Δ Missed Blocks||Votes||Weighted Votes||Created|
⭐️ Witness Spotlight - None ⭐️
There will be no spotlight witness this report as the witness that volunteered backed out at the last minute and my attempt to find a replacement was not successful. If you are a witness that would like to be features in an upcoming report please let me know.
📰 Witness News!
- jrswab - Update Your Witness To v0.0.6 - Hotbox v2.0.1
- bbq-iguana - Smoke Witness Guide v1.4 released
- bbq-iguana - pEye Witness Protection on a $20 Orange Pi 🍊
🎯 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 will be mentioned in Witness News! of the next report.