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The value of public APIs and a look inside one of the largest - Greymass

Take a moment to think about your favorite EOS apps. Do you know which networks power them? Which API nodes they connect to? Don't feel bad if you don't — after all, API nodes aren’t really a hot topic. Like a lot of back-end technology, people don’t pay attention unless something breaks. But high-quality infrastructure and API nodes play a crucial role in EOS ecosystem, allowing for the development of apps and the movement of data across the network.

Here at Greymass, we have always put a premium on having products that provide value and the back-end technology to support them. You may know us primarily for our project eos-voter wallet, but we have also put a large amount of time and energy into ensuring that our API nodes are of the highest possible quality, with up-to-date technology that allows it to serve a significant portion of the EOS community.


eos-voter 0.5.2 - Proxy Information + Bug Fixes

Today we released a small upgrade to the eos-voter tool, featuring many bug fixes and a new interface to browse and select a BP Voting Proxy (based on the work by AlohaEOS and their regproxyinfo contract). We are pretty deep into the 0.6.0 release, but decided to release a minor build to address the issues plaguing users currently.

Changes What is eos-voter? Where to download eos-voter Feature Overview Coming Soon File Signatures Read more...

Performance and Transaction Billing on EOS: A Cooperative Effort, Not a Competitive One

In collaboration with the great teams and Block Producers Aloha EOS and EOS Titan, we recently launched the EOS Mechanics initiative in an effort to research how transactions affect the performance of EOS and interact with block production hardware. Our goal is to help optimize all block production through empirical research data, and to guide everyone towards a collectively improved EOS network.

However, we would like to stress that Block Producer relative performance is not a competition. Comparing Block Producers to each other is not the goal of this project. If such comparisons are taken into account when voting, then the project could harm the very network that it is trying to improve. This post outlines why performance improvements need to be a cooperative effort, and explains some of the issues that could be faced if a competitive route is chosen instead.


eos-voter 0.5.0 - Permission Management + Contacts (+0.4.0 feature overview)

Yesterday we released 0.5.0 of our eos-voter tool which is slowly reaching a fully featured wallet. This post will outline the changes in the last two versions, some brief information about what this application is, and then descriptions and screenshots of some of the more prominent features.

Changes What is eos-voter? Where to download eos-voter Feature Overview Coming Soon File Signatures Read more...

Greylisting on EOS

As of EOSIO release 1.1.0 (notably almost a month ago), support was added to "greylist" accounts.

[nodeos] Support for greylisting accounts, preventing access to the unclaimed resources in an uncongested chain (#4368)