The EOS Ship is About to Sink and Block.one Holds the Life Raft

Saturday, May 1st, 2021


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Introduction

As the debate around vote buying continues, various members of the EOS community have shared their ideas to strengthen the network’s voting mechanics and enhance the incentive system. …


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Introduction

Two key concerns surrounding the EOS mainnet are 1) the perceived inequity in Top 21 BP representation due to vote buying and/or trading among registered Block Producers, and 2) as a result, the potential adverse effects of “BP freeloading” and…


TL;DR — Monetize your voting ability

Introduction

Voting Valued is an experiment. I’m not sure how it will be received, or whether it will be successful, particularly in this market. However, I find its design to be extremely intriguing and I’m curious whether it can unlock value for all key stakeholders in the EOS community, including tokenholders…


A Counter-Incentive to Combat Corruption

“Incentives guide behavior. They don’t make you work harder; but they do make you work smarter.”— Compensation Consultants everywhere

While the discussion around alleged EOS Block Producer (BP) collusion rages on, and we consider potential “fixes” to address these issues, I’ve also been thinking about simpler measures which could help…


A Closer Look at this EOS Sister Chain

Introduction

Several readers of my last article, in which I presented some concerns I have about the EOS Block Producer (BP) election process, responded with comments about the Telos Blockchain Network (Telos) and the steps that this EOSIO software fork is taking to address issues related to BP elections, among others.


Introduction

Over the last few days, I’ve become increasingly concerned by the distribution and characteristics of the Top 21 EOS Block Producers (BPs). So many excellent BPs which, by almost all accounts, add tremendous value to the EOS community are currently being squeezed outside of the Top 21. …


Also Introducing Mereo.io, a Comprehensive EOS Block Producer Ratings Platform

TL;DR

Presented in this article are the updated scores for 50 of the most well-known EOS Block Producers (BPs) based on a governance and value-add scoring system that I developed. The majority of these 50 BPs currently make up the Top 50 BPs by number of votes, although some rotation has…


TL;DR

Using a ranking methodology that I developed, I have scored each of the Top 21 EOS Block Producers across 4 key community and governance pillars: (1) Voter Concentration, (2) Disclosure & Accessibility, (3) Structure & Leadership, and (4) Value-Add Offerings. …

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