Hey there, my name's Armin and I'm a blockchain developer.
One of the topics thats been of great concern is the problem of bots being rampant on similar communities such as Steem, and the detrimental effects that they can have on the user experience. For example, it's not fun to have 10 bots spamming you with a welcome message when you first log into your approved account.
I have developed some bots so I understand how they work internally.
I will propose a solution to deal with them, using incentives.
As you may or may not know, bots use a lot of bandwidth...because they spam the blockchain with transactions.
Humans use very little bandwidth in comparison.
The easiest way to solve the bot problem is to limit bandwidth exponentially.
So no human hits the bandwidth limit,
but every bot does.
Here's an example of what the bandwidth algorithm could look like:
For Steem, it looks more like this:
But of course, we want whale tokens on this chain, right? If we limit the bots we can't have them!
This problem can be solved by building the whale tokens into the heart of the blockchain itself. Let's say Armin creates an ArminToken that he wants to pass out to those that help him get stuff done. The tokens he issues are able to be used to upvote posts throughout Whaleshares.
The amount of upvoting power is deducted from Armin's account and "delegated" onto the newly issued tokens.
Of course, we can make it cost a certain amount to issue a new whale token and subsequently burn those tokens or reward it to community members that help out with making Whaleshares more awesome.
Let me know your thoughts/concerns on this proposal.