PSA: Community check your Witness votes

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2 years ago

We all know a couple of days ago we all had to update our Memory, this platform is getting bigger and bigger which is super exciting. If you haven't yet go and also update your Shared Memory from 1gb to at least 8gb you do this in the config file.

Witness please check on your node.

Quote from: @betgames over at discord.

If you are unable to check the node frequently, please make use of pWP by becoming a beta tester . Set up just costs about $30 to $70 max , one time investment on a Raspberry Pi. As long as you have a reliable WiFi the Pi will do the job of switching server and notifying you about missed blocks via email. And the switch over to back up node makes sure that you don’t lose more than 1 block. (Check with @bbq-iguana if you want to become a beta tester)

Lets all get a small warning set up.

I would assume it would fair to say that of there is a witness on this list that has been Disabled for over a week they are considered a dead witness, and if you are one of those please at least have the
courtesy to update your witness account so it will not be shown on the list and used in the rotation.

RankWitnessLength Of Time Disabled
07nathansternxdisabled 45 hrs ago
10grow-opdisabled 45 hrs ago
23props4cropsdisabled 45 hrs ago
24beyondbitcoincasdisabled 45 hrs ago
25howhighdisabled 45 hrs ago
28ienrikexdisabled 3 weeks ago
34smoketerzai56disabled 45 hrs ago
35lucashunterdisabled 45 hrs ago
36smokeafricadisabled 45 hrs ago
37smokinghotnishdisabled 4 days ago
38jotmaxdisabled 45 hrs ago
40tokerdisabled 46 hrs ago
41wls-swedendisabled 46 hrs ago
42kohdisabled 46 hrs ago
43mortizdisabled 3 weeks ago
44s144disabled 8 weeks ago
45tukordisabled 45 hrs ago
46fiasteemdisabled 2 weeks ago
47therealdesmonddisabled 4 weeks ago
48cannakingdisabled 12 days ago
49sreeram661disabled 7 weeks ago
50skinnystonedisabled 4 weeks ago

This list does not repersent a badwitness but there are some on here that have been disabled for a bit longer than what the community would like.

What are Block Producers, what do they do and why do we need them?

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.

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It's surprising to see quite a few witnesses disabled recently. Updated my witness votes. Thanks for the announcement.


Yeah very surprising, we gotta stay alert. O-O

Gonna check now, Thanks for the heads up


Witness is now running again

Thanks for the Update. Will make some adjustments.

Adjustment done.... Thanks for the info!

Bro. Thanks for the announcement. Just seeing it.

extraordinary notice

Geez, that list is long!

Oh man! Good update. I will look at my witness votes.