📣 State of the Witnesses #4 - @emeraldtreasury Spotlight

7 months ago

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📄 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

We picked up 8 new witnesses again since the last update and now are at 55 witnesses. The chain seems to be running smoothly and witness ranking has seemed to settle down.

All 3 witnesses disabled from last report are still disabled:

  • s144
  • denverdabs
  • sreeram661

Witnesses that have missed more than 2 blocks since last report are:
bold italics indicates on this list last report

  • props4crops (5)
  • bbtc (41)
  • bbq-iguana (4)

📊 Current Witness Rankings

RankPrev RankOwnerMissed BlocksΔ Missed BlocksVotesWeighted VotesCreated
11blckchnd30163112628052423479/24/2018
22murda-ra51118110012536919239/25/2018
33powerpicswitness2118180277233522689/24/2018
44subways828772375754977259/24/2018
55props4crops370557167994877311169/24/2018
66grow-op2187678644826050510/2/2018
78chronocrypto3018265068820043609/24/2018
87nathansternx34011165018603586349/25/2018
99roelandp0013460890878526049/26/2018
1010lucashunter139507955933550182309/24/2018
1112ihashfury0020452521275469810/13/2018
1211coffeebuds1038434119525173510/13/2018
1313blackman2115739155258096659/23/2018
1414beyondbitcoincas209035268758516749/27/2018
1515ienrikex217029393548361559/24/2018
1616smokeasaurusrex0011229302139868829/24/2018
1717curationbro1709429131999154529/24/2018
1818smoketerzai561414926538989902749/24/2018
1919bbtc42414725645952599679/24/2018
2020jrswab28506825029887882419/27/2018
2121bbq-iguana5411624998456670399/23/2018
2227skylinebuds148013522513826255879/23/2018
2322jah.witness9804921817703753459/30/2018
2423emeraldtreasury105920994473361169/26/2018
2524howhigh1073203419355316910/4/2018
2626moonblocks1706419344583819939/27/2018
270tradeitforweed4011185912790765010/30/2018
2828graylan008118511310900329/27/2018
2929smokeafrica149309614765754646449/24/2018
3030smokinghotnish005714185278471649/23/2018
3131bangzi805912803682050729/24/2018
3236intelliguy0032126991552305010/10/2018
3332ganja006012251852532819/24/2018
3433jotmax205411911177435249/24/2018
3534dgazek203911304347377509/24/2018
3635tukor002910556886925259/25/2018
3737mister-meeseeks904361528759028610/6/2018
3838trees00684905871506999/26/2018
3925fiasteem003321485119749810/5/2018
4040toker002014576443912610/9/2018
4139mortiz00261444702458009/27/2018
420koh901411985849847610/27/2018
4342skinnystoned20117904895498210/10/2018
4444cannaking00147341810482110/10/2018
4541s1441492013563393704399/24/2018
4643therealdesmond00223583380874810/17/2018
470vladivostok00151066188256510/25/2018
4845sreeram661803862347324329/25/2018
4946denverdabs10519340699389/26/2018
5047bilalhaider00420109087610/10/2018
510blockspock0015597068510/29/2018
520senorsmoke0032296539811/1/2018
530four20002839754111/1/2018
540homegrown001419866811/2/2018
550edm1st001418429810/27/2018

⭐️ Witness Spotlight - @emeraldtreasury ⭐️


📌 Why have you decided to be a witness on the Smoke.io?


It’s hard to say no to crypto, and it’s hard to say no to weed, so the Smoke network is on a whole new level of appeal. I only recently became sold on DPoS, especially as the EOS mainnet launch neared. As a programmer and techie, running and managing nodes comes second nature. I knew I would run a block producer node for a DPoS chain eventually, but was just waiting for the right community. The EOS chain seemed too generic and not niche enough for my taste. ENTER SMOKE.IO! A recently-made friend, @officialfuzzy, told me about smoke.io and I freaked! I love joining projects in the early stages and felt the potential of this network after just a few pages of the whitepaper. I spun up a witness node, registered, and started asking around to see what tools needed to be built.

📌 What is your background and how does that make you a good witness?


As I said above, I am pretty tech savvy. I’ve spent a good amount of time building and maintaining high performance financial software and make tools for big data companies. However, I really don’t think that is necessarily what makes a good witness, though it is certainly a plus. I think a witness is someone that does good in the spirit of DPoS. Someone that isn’t corruptible or easily compromised. Someone that understands, accepts, and responds to community feedback. A witness needs to have a finger on the pulse of the community, and act in a way that benefits the network as a whole. These are the areas where I want to excel to better service this awesome network. I want to let everyday be an improvement and never become complacent.

📌 What excites you most about being a witness?


Being allowed to play an integral role in something this important—that people actually voted for me. I feel energized to play whatever role necessary in raising this newborn network. It is exciting to see so many blocks with transactions in them—and to know that people are connecting with each other not just over a shared interest, but over something that can improve lives. This network is right in the center of two pivotal moments: legalization of medical weed and blockchain technology. And somehow I get to help with all this.

📌 What are your goals as a witness?


Keep the node secure and running the latest stable software. Provide APIs and tools for the network. Understand the desires and needs of the community.

📌 Are you involved in any projects outside of Smoke.io that you would like to share with us?


I actually work on an EOS project called Patreos. It is a platform that lets content creators, like smoke users, have subscribers and get paid in crypto for their work. If you are familiar with Patreon, just imagine it on blockchain. Thanks to many efforts towards developing IBC (inter blockchain communication), we soon should have the technology to integrate with the smoke token and make it a pledge token on the Patreos platform.

📌 Do you think Smoke.io has an important role in the broader cannabis community? If so, why?


Absolutely. As a community we can provide the best cannabis quality control. In the same way that Amazon reviews help inform product decisions, smoke can be the place to see true sentiment around cannabis strains and products. When people come together and are open and transparent with information, magic happens. What the internet did for information in general, smoke will do for information specific to cannabis. We’ve spent too long broken up and in the dark due to state laws. It’s our time to come together and turn on the light.

📌 Where do you see Smoke.io in the future?


It will be the nexus of all cannabis information and advertisement. Get ready for strain reviews and mega deals!

📌 What do you see as the biggest challenge for Smoke.io and how do you think it should be addressed?


The biggest challenge is the same for any network. It has to grow. A network is as valuable as the number of people using it. I recently learned that the steemit UI has been a turnoff for a lot of people. I listened to a podcast where it was casually brought up as though everyone generally agreed. I am pretty sure that Smoke will need a more modern design once we get things rolling and we shoot for hyper adoption. These kinds of design changes are usually a sensitive issue, and if we aren’t able to converge on something truly remarkable, our potential could be affected. Though after seeing @stoner recently make some UI changes, I feel a lot better. It means that our design is not set in stone. As long as we are willing to experiment and tweak, we will be able to arrive at something beautiful.

📌 If you had to vote for only one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?

@smokeasaurusrex. I want to say he was the first witness I voted for. I loved his sense of humor and down-to-earth intro, and was sold after reading his witness node specs. It goes back to my earlier bit about being a good witness. His post just had a community vibe—like that is the type of person we want around.

📌 Tell the community why you deserve their vote?


I run a tight node. I build tools. If you feel I don’t deserve your vote right now, no biggie. I will keep working to earn it regardless. =)


👏 Thank you @emeraldtreasury for taking the time to answer these questions and share your thoughts with the community.


📰 Witness News!


  1. @mister-meeseeks announced - Vote slider for the under 50k SP users!

🎯 Get Involved!



📚 Thanks for Reading!


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