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ijmmaiwitnessPosted to Public7 months ago3 min read

Seed Sever

This week I added a Seed Server to the collection of servers I already have running for the Whaleshares blockchain. There is not that much information available what is exactly expected from Top20 witnesses, but it was currently mentioned that running a Seed Server was appreciated, or more or less mandatory.

Witness ServerThe server that produces blocks, is attached to the wallet of a Whaleshares account and generates some whalestake every day.
Seed ServerThe server that witness servers connect to, to sync with the blockchain either from scratch or when performing a replay action after a server hiccup. No wallet attached to this one, no whalestake is generated.
Fullnode ServerThe server is for API requests, no wallet is attached, no whalestake is generated. All scripts that need to get information from the blockchain will connect to a fullnode server for answers. Some fullnodes are public, so everyone can connect to them. Some are private, in that case access is limited.


My fullnode server needs to be setup to be private, not because I don't like to share, but because the scripts I want to run need all available resources. To accomplish this I will have to make some changes to how the server is organized at this moment. This reorganizing may lead to errors on the website, or slow loading of pages. After everything is done the website should be more secure by making use of the https protocol.


Layout will be adjusted as well.

You can check: whaleshares.nl

Witness Rankingrank, number of voters, and so on
User Account Informationname, reputation, posts, (proxy) witness votes, and so on
Rich & (in)Famousa top 25 listing of accounts that hold Whalestake/WLS
Facts & FunGeneral Stats on the Blockchain
posts, users, bandwidth, witnesses, account/money distribution
Friends & Stalkersfollowers, unfollower, muted
Your 100 Latestlisting of 100 latest post titles
Transactionscheck selected transactions of an account
WhalepaperFind out what Whaleshares is all about

Coming Up

More features will be added, but also new stats.

For Example:

  • (in)Active Followers
  • Posts/Comments
  • Charts
  • Howto's

Further away Future

Due to growth of the blockchain, it will get harder to query for information in a timely fashion. A switch to querying a database, instead of the blockchain directly, will then be made.

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Use your witness votes wisely

Jump over to the Block Producer / Witness page and cast your witness votes. Simply click on the (^) up arrow next to the witness names of your choice (mine would be "ijmmaiwitness") and supply your private active key to lock in your vote. Refresh the page in case your vote doesn't seem to stick.


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