Contributions overview of Greymass for EOSIO, thus far.

OKEx, a digital asset exchange many of you are familiar with, recently launched a block producer voting program for their clients. This initiative will allow the OKEx clients, who hold EOS within their exchange, to participate in the block producer elections on-going on EOS.

https://www.okex.com/pages/pro/eos-race

All OKEx users are eligible to vote every 12 hours until the 20th of August.

Through this program OKEx asked each block producer to submit information about themselves, their achievements within the space, and how they contribute to the success of the EOS ecosystem. Today we'd like to publicly share what we came up with for our submission as to why EOS stakeholders should consider voting for Greymass (teamgreymass).

We have struggled recently in BP rankings, dropping from our all time high in the top 21 last year, now down into the mid-50s. Every vote matters, so we appreciate your time in considering us and your support should you choose to vote for Greymass as a block producer on the EOS network. Thank you!

The remainder of this post will be the Greymass information, in the format requested by OKEx, highlighting the data we feel is important.


Greymass Contribution Summary

Server Locations

  • North America
    • Michigan (United States)
      • Full server rack of Greymass-owned infrastructure
        • ~$80,000 USD invested in high-end hardware
    • Beauharnois (Canada)
      • Dedicated Server Rentals
  • Europe
    • Falkenstein (Germany)
      • Dedicated Servers Rentals

Core Team Location

  • North America (with additional team members in Europe and Asia)

Your achievements in blockchain education, social impact and community development (Please specify events/examples and indicate the size of community)

  • Greymass Newsletter - a bi-weekly newsletter covering the EOSIO ecosystem. 600 subscribers.
  • Telegram Communities we operate:
  • Regular participation (as attendants and speakers) at international EOSIO community events.
    • Participated as a Judge in EOSIO Hackathon (20+ participants, 100s in attendance)
    • Participated in 2019 EOS Governance Panel at the 2019 BP Summit.

Your capabilities/advantages in blockchain technology (Please specify events/example)

Developed user tools and related contributions

  • We created eos-voter, which was one of the first EOSIO desktop wallets to launch during the EOS mainnet genesis, with over 142,000 downloads, and are currently working on the next evolution of this wallet called Anchor.
  • Built and implemented Light History (github), a solution that allows EOS node operators to maintain partial history on a server at a fraction of the cost of operating under full history. Many block producers and independant node operators now either run this as their history solution or as part of a larger multi-layered history solution.
  • Created the EOSIO Signing Request protocol (specification EEP-7) and associated tooling to foster the creation of a new type of dApp ecosystem. This signing protocol allows requests to be transported natively through http handlers within a device, shareable by QR codes, or sent as plain text through any communication medium. To facilitate this we have created the following:
  • Greymass was one of the organizations involved in the creation of the Referendum system deployed on EOS (the eosio.forum contract).
  • Built additional EOSIO API endpoints via eosio-api-ext to add additional functionality to optimize API calls.
  • Established the Producer JSON Smart Contract for on-chain BP.json information.
  • Deployed an Account Setup Smart Contract to allow for easy account creation.

Examples of how you foster the diversity of EOS and blockchains (e.g. diversity of your company)

  • Greymass consists of a diverse set of members from all over the globe. While we are headquartered in one area for legal purposes, we think of ourselves as a team without borders or boundaries.
  • Every initiative Greymass takes on is built to run on any EOSIO-based blockchain, as we try not to specifically develop software/tools/prototypes for any individual blockchain.
  • Each end user product we tackle has support for multiple languages to further extend the reach of EOSIO products. An example of this is that eos-voter currently offers crowd-sourced support for multiple languages to help on-board users which speak all languages.
  • Greymass seeks to provide global access to all EOSIO blockchains we participate in through geographically diverse offerings of P2P, API, and other data services.

Your expectations for OKEx in the governance and development of EOS

Our expectations of OKEx are that they take on the responsibilities we believe all block producers must share, which is to:

  • make decisions off what is best for the blockchain over what is best for their organization.
  • participate in global conversations around the operations, health, and evolution of the blockchain and its ecosystem.
  • participate in community debates around governance of the blockchain, making positions and decisions widely known.
  • invested in the long term success of the blockchain.
  • be available to the community to collect feedback and to determine the will of stakeholders.
  • be available to audit and test new EOSIO code and smart contracts upgrades.
  • participate in both technical and non-technical upgrades to the chain itself.

Beyond that is all value-add, in which we hope OKEx uses their specialities to help foster growth and innovation within the EOSIO space.

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