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 Whaleshares?
- I joined the Whaleshares Discord on day one and have been active in the community ever since. Having my own whaletoken (Hairshares) led me to take an even more active role here.
What got you interested in becoming a Witness?
- I never felt that the users of Steemit had a conduit to the inner workings and machinations. I aim to be that conduit, helping users communicate with other witnesses.
What have you developed for Whaleshares?
- I am not a developer, but I do love coming up with ideas for others to implement.
Being a witness takes a lot of time and energy, how do you keep a balance between this and other commitments?
- I'm a teacher and coach with three children, so my time with my family is precious, especially during football and tennis seasons. Luckily, @akrid has been helpful in keeping the witness updated during my busiest times.
Where do you see Whaleshares in 5 years?
- Whaleshares to me isn't a website, it is a community and a movement. I hope that Whaleshares.io is incredibly successful and everyone prospers. I also expect our sharing culture to grow out from this one site.
Do you still use steem/steemit?
- Hairshares still work on Steemit, so yes, I am still reasonably active on Steemit.
When you are not in front of your computer helping the Whaleshares community, what other hobbies do you have?
- I enjoy playing, coaching and writing about sports. I've worked in the NFL Draft world for about a decade, consulting with the New England Patriots and writing for USA Today.
If you could only vote for one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?
- This is a ridiculously difficult question. I'm fortunate that I'm allowed to vote for many more than that!
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
- I would love to be able to speak/understand any language. I teach Spanish and German, but I'd love to be able to communicate with so many more people!
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer a couple questions for our community. 🤝🏻
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 @nepd - @nepd-witness, It will be good and kind of you to show them some love by going to the witness page, search the box and type @nepd - @nepd-witness to cast your vote for them as your Block Producer.
Please catch our next Meet Our Blockchain Guardians soon. Take Care.
Meet our Blockchain Guardians Series:
Find me on Discord, Lets explorer this frontier together!!
I am the Robot looking guy.
✅ 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.