On the Whaleshares blockchain, witnesses serve a role of validating signatures and timestamping transactions by including them in blocks. A block is any group of transactions (posts, votes, transfers, etc) which update the state of the database. Each time a witness produces a block, they are paid for their service. If a witness fails to produce a block, then they are not paid, and may even be voted out.
Witnesses are generally expected to manage a reliable block producing node, implement a failover system, maintain a public seed node, tune blockchain operating parameters, but since Whaleshares is a infant blockchain most of the above mentioned are not rarely implemented yet.
As a WLS user who wants to see this platform continue to grow and flourish, we all have 30 votes to cast for any WLS witness of our choice and I will say this is the most important 30 votes you will ever cast on this platform.
Lets call them Blockchain Guardians or a slight used term block producers.
Meet our Blockchain Guardians is a series put in place to know more about our very own witnesses, there roles and obligations. We need them as much as they needs us. Our witness are the leaders on the platform and thus it is our paramount importance that we due our due diligence before casting our votes.
Today I had the opportunity to interview a person that helped me out from the start of my WLS journey and I am very grateful for this person.
What brought you to WLS?
- I've supported Daniel Larimer projects since his first, protoshares. I witnessed the mining of the first prototypes block, and I'm in the genesis block for bitshares. I met Fuzzy through working on Dan's projects and I think he's a good person with a good heart. Speaking with both of the mentioned toe to toe give me a glimpse into their soul and I will support project led by these gentlemen because of that.
What got you interested in becoming a Witness?
- I wanted to apply my skills to produce another stream of revenue for myself so I wasn't 100% dependent on corporate america. I also have a passion for fighting corruption and supporting decentralization allows me to pursue that passion
What have you developed for wls?
- No, but I'm currently learning to develop dApps now. I'm currently supporting infrastructure for a number of graphene chains, eos forks, and masternodes.
Being a witness takes a lot of time and energy, how do you keep a balance between this and other commitments?
- Just recently I began supporting blockchain infrastructure fulltime, so that makes it a little easier
Where do you see wls in 5 years?
- I hope to have developed good relationships with the core group and we are working together enhance human life.
When you are not in front of your computer helping the WLS community, what other hobbies do you have?
- Current wealth strategist for families wanting to establish wealth legacy plans. Martial arts. Family
If you could only vote for one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?
- It would be sahkan. I worked with him on numerous graphene blockchains and he is very collaborative. We have helped each other out numerous times.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
- Stop time so I could have more time in the day to do more work.
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer a couple questions for our community. 🤝🏻
- Of course! As I mentioned when you asked me, this is a nifty idea, and I think it will be good for both witnesses and users alike. I really appreciate how much the community joins together here, and truly hope that this is something that will never change here on Whaleshares.
As WhaleShares users we need to do everything in our power to choose Block Guardians that will represent the community well. Before voting make sure you do some research on the people you are voting for and be informed. Head over to https://whaleshares.io/~witnesses and click on some of the witnesses names, get to know them a bit better and do your part to make sure this community thrives.
Now that you have read something about @csxcommunity , It will be good and kind of you to show them some love by going to the witness page, search the box and type @csxcommunity to cast your vote for them as your Block Producer.
Please catch our next Meet Our Blockchain Guardians soon. Take Care.
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✅ Every Single Vote Counts!
Please take a minute to jump over to the Block Producer / Witness page and cast your votes. Simply click on the (^) up arrow next to my username "chronocrypto" and supply your private account or active key to lock in your vote.