Hi! @cryptomancer here, with a new update regarding the outstanding efforts that BuildTeam has made so far towards becoming an official EOS Block Producer.
Before I go forward, please take a look at our recent published articles regarding our EOS BP Candidacy:
In our last update, we announced that BuildTeam joined the Jungle Testnet steadily becoming more familiar with the day to day operations of running a node on the network.
If this interests you, take a second to review the Jungle Testnet Monitor page and find BuildTeam in the list of operating nodes: http://dev.cryptolions.io/#home
We took this screenshot yesterday to have a look at our progress on Jungle:
In the process of operating this node we've practiced upgrade procedures, added protocols to make sure our node is monitored closely and have gone ahead and taken further steps I will outline below.
Phase two of our campaign has moved us towards running a node on EOS Core. We would like to give credit and commendation to this community for the friendly advice they offered us, as well as the excellent documentation at https://github.com/HKEOS/Ghostbusters-Testnet which enabled us to get up & running painlessly.
Furthermore, our node is now fully synced on their network, as you can see by going to http://188.8.131.52:9898/v1/chain/get_info
The network is currently paused on block 11778 while validation testing takes place. Once the testing finishes and the network unpauses, we will proceed with registering our block producer & hopefully get some votes.
It was quite an adventure getting to this point as the setup process was very different from the Jungle Testnet, but other EOS Core community members helpfully pointed us in the right direction. I was able to keep calm in getting this set up for BuildTeam as I had my lucky EOS shirt on and a nice beverage to soothe my nerves:
As part of the setup, we started an account on keybase, a cryptographically secure messaging platform used by members of EOS Core to coordinate network activities:
We are now working on verifying the identity of our various social media accounts through keybase to increase public trust in our organization.
We are proud to be an active member of a leading candidate for promotion to the mainnet, and will now turn our attention to EOS BIOS Boot in an attempt to get a presence on both leading candidates.
Now keeping in mind it is BuildTeam's broader goal to unite all graphene blockchain communities, we would like to make it clear that we support the efforts of both EOS BIOS Boot and EOS Core and would like to see both groups come together to present a unified front towards a single EOS mainnet launch.
It's in everyone's best interests to try to avoid a situation where we have a chain split similar to ETH and ETH Classic. While it's not inherently bad to have two mainnet blockchains, it would lead to some confusion among users and a perception that the launch did not go as smoothly as it could have.
I would like to thank the EOS Block Producers and greater community for making such an outstanding effort to collaborate and work together on building what is sure to be one of the greatest decentralized networks the world has ever seen. Below I will leave some resources for others to assist them in their research.
EOS Resources (The following resources and channels were helping us in getting to this point...)
The following information has been compiled to help people navigate their way around the EOS ecosystem as it currently exists at this time.
For overall status of mainnet launch preparations, keep an eye on this:
This is the main public (i.e. non specialist, non dev) Telegram channel for EOS:
This is the main EOS Telegram channel for devs:
This is the main EOS Telegram trading discussion channel:
This EOS Telegram channel comes highly recommended by some of our contacts for general BP discussion:
Here's a growing list of community developed EOS wallets and voting portals. As you may know, the official wallet and voting portal is Command Line EOS (CLEOS).
You are responsible for vetting the following or having a subject matter expert research them for you before using them.
EOS Nation's Mobile Wallet/Voting Portal
Exodus Wallet EOS main-net "planned"
ColdEOS (offline trx signing)
EOSoul's Voting Portal
How to use (in English) : https://steemit.com/en/@eoseoul/vote-how-to-vote-using-scatter
Bitfinex expects to release a voting portal soon.
Here's a video outlining BuildTeam's EOS Block Producer Candidacy effort:
Thank you for your support in helping us achieve this goal. One of our main aims is to unify the communities of all graphene based blockchains and bring about a new age of cooperation and growth.
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