📄 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
There hasn't been much of a changed since last report however we our at 13 disabled witnesses in the top 50, down from 15 which is a step in the right direction. Unfortunately there are still no active witnesses below 50 to vote up.
Top 20 Witnesses that have missed 5 or more blocks since last report are:
📊 Current Witness Rankings
|Rank||Prev Rank||Owner||Missed Blocks||Δ Missed Blocks||Votes||Weigthed Votes||Created|
⭐️ Witness Spotlight - @exnihilo.witness ⭐️
📌 Why have you decided to be a witness on the Smoke.io?
We are two friends, occasional consumer of cannabis and especially supporters of the most complete freedom of speach. We are already witnessing on steem for over a year now. It has seemed natural for us to participate in the smoke.io project in order to help decentralize the project.
In general, as we have already announced on our announcement post, we think that decentralization is everyone's business. We had some money to lose, so we rented a server which is already used for Steem. Of course, at this time, this server is not profitable. But decentralization is a serious matter, it's worth the cost of losing a few dollars and helping this kind of project.
📌 What is your background and how does that make you a good witness?
Technically, we had to understand the issues in order to set up a secure and reliable system to allow a blockchain to run permanently. But beyond technology, it's a philosophical question: decentralization is something to take seriously. More witnesses there are, active or not at the publishing level, more smoke.io system will be secure and will be viable for long. The question is not just to know which witness is the most rigged in blockchain technique but how much witness there is in the ecosystem and if the system they have put in place is strong enough to not losing blocks too often.
e, 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?
I think that we have already answered to this question above, but at the risk of repeating ourselves, the presence of a large number of witnesses guaranteed the security of the network and its decentralization.
We have two choices today in terms of our way of using internet : either to complain against hyper centralized and predatory systems in resources which monopolizing privacy of users (GAFAM ...) or to take things into our own hands, on a small scale, and help projects like steem or smoke.io
📌 What are your goals as a witness?
Missing as less as possible block and allow the blockchain to exist for the objective of more and more users come on the platform.
Our goal is that this space of total freedom that is smoke.io continues to exist so that people can exchange informations in a secure and uncensored way.
📌 Are you involved in any projects outside of Smoke.io that you would like to share with us?
We are very proud to have been present on Steem for a long time and then to have been participated in Steem as witness. We've also joined the drugwars.io team which is the dapp of the year and number 1 on stateofthedapps.com with 7500 daily user.
📌 Do you think Smoke.io has an important role in the broader cannabis community? If so, why?
Smoke.io being a blockchain project is almost insensurable by a third party as long as a single witness will run the blockchain on his server.
This is a major advance. We are two friends from France. In this country, we have tougher laws against cannabis use and the highest consumption rate in Western European countries. Which shows that the policies repressive are stupids.
Freedom of consumption and freedom of expression must be total in a real democracy, but it is not the case in our country. That's why we support the smoke.io project even if for us there is a financial loss. It's a matter of honor.
📌 Where do you see Smoke.io in the future?
We see this platform as a compilation of informations that any cannabis lover can consult forever. We were just hoping that the tokens that the blogger won will be more and more liquid and available on the maximum exchanges.
📌 What do you see as the biggest challenge for Smoke.io and how do you think it should be addressed?
The real challenge for this kind of platform is to manage to ban the bots and especially to guarantee equal access to all the platform and the pool rewards.
📌 If you had to vote for only one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?
It would be @jrswab (but in truth we are already voting for him). The reason is that @exnihilo.witness is running on its "hotbox" docker. He provides a great job for smoke.io, it greatly simplifies the technical maintenance of the server and makes the setting up of a witness node accessible to a greater number. If you want to get into the witnessing, just follow his user guide https://smoke.io/guide/@jrswab/update-your-witness-to-v0-0-6-hotbox-update. Then we also vote of course for @bbq-iguana which allows us to write these lines ... His posts are the best way to have some news and have a follow-up of the witness. He is the animator of the smoke.io witness community, thanks to him we all know each other a little more, which favors the mutual help. We recommend everyone to following him https://smoke.io/@bbq-iguana and adding his witness statistics site to his favorites http://smokeio.info/
📌 Tell the community why you deserve their vote?
Freedom is our fuel, so we do not have to say anything to the community. Especially on what he should do or not do. You are all beings endowed with intelligence of your own. If you are on this platform, it is because you are already aware of it. Vote for us if you feel like it or if you like our philosophy.
👏 Thank you @exnihilo.witness for taking the time to answer these questions and share your thoughts with the community.
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📚 Thanks for Reading!
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