Democracy Technology - EOS Block Producer Voting Proxy
Democracy Tech EOS Proxy
"Empowering The Individual Beyond Trust"
Blockchain Technology and programmable peer-to-peer networks like EOS make trust in political and third-party intermediation unnecessary.
We now have the opportunity to create the environment and code that will facilitate the achievement of "Individual Sovereignty" for all humankind.
It is because of this fact that I have been motivated to launch an EOS Block Producer Voting Proxy that could incentivize the attainment of such goals among the EOS Block Producer candidates and the community in general.
The Democracy Tech Proxy will vote for 30 Block producers that hold and protect all individual's rights for Life, Liberty, Property, and Privacy.
We will pursue Liquid Democracy and the candidate list will evolve as we will periodically evaluate all Block Producers that have strong combinations of the following criteria:
Self-Funded, No third party liabilities
- GeoPolitical Diversity
Balanced geographical and political diversity among all elected BP's.
Disclosure of Ownership & Use of Rewards
- Infrastructure Control & Resilience
Direct physical access, management, and configuration of BP's infrastructure.
- EOS Software Testing & Enhancement
Participation in Testnets, Debuging, Improvements
- Democracy Tech Dapp Development and Promotion
Dapps related to Government Transparency, Private Voting, Community Organization, Peer-to-peer Iteration,
Censor-resistant Media, Surveillance-resistance, Identity & Data Sovereignty, Privacy Enhancement.
- Community Engagement
Education and promotion of the EOS network.
eg. Talks, Chats, Hackatons, Conferences, Seminars, Developer Spaces & Retreats, etc.
Block Producer Requirements. Agreement with EOS constitution. Code of Conduct, Complete bp.json
There are many excellent Block Producers among the hundreds in existence today that could deserve to be members of this Democracy Tech Proxy, but unfortunately the limit is a maximum of 30 BP's.
Nevertheless, we will encourage the community to send suggestions as to other BP's that meet the criteria above and we have been unable to recognize their qualities. As we mention before, this list will be in constant evolution and improvement.
Some Personal Background:
I graduated from Tulane University in 1973 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy.
While studying Engineering, I got introduced to computer programing using Fortran IV in the school's IBM mainframes.
This is where my passion for studying and applying computer technology started and persists until now.
During those college years, I built my own Ham Radio rig to communicate with family and friends at home. That was my first experience with descentralized communications networks, way before the invention of the Internet.
In 1987 I established a software development company: Sistemas Edenia Intenacional (http://www.edenia.com) and programmed business software in dBase and Clipper for 13 years.
Due to the Y2K problem and seeing the Internet phenomenom rising, we switched the company's focus exclusively to Internet. Our first registered Internet domain edenia.com marks the year as 1995.
We have been in the Internet hosting and development business ever since providing hardware, programing, maintenance, and support to our customers worldwide.
In early 2013, I discovered Bitcoin. It was another "this is going to change the world" moment and my enthusiams grew to same levels as when I finaly understood the Internet. Being an Internet company, it was a "no brainer" to incorporate "Internet Money" as a way of payment for our services.
We are now very much involved in the whole Blockchain space and we run and maintain several BTC full nodes, DASH Masternodes, Stellar, Gridcoin, and ZenCash nodes for customers and ourselves.
I ran a Steem witness for over 3 months starting in 2016. If curious, see my Steemit blog to discover what happened. ;)
I encountered Bitshares in 2015 after the M.T.Gox Exchange collapse and have been using the platform ever since.
After mastering BitShares and Steem usage, I gained a lot of respect and admiration for Dan Larimer as a software engineer, and also share a similar philosophical posture with him. Thus my enthusiasm for Dan's latest creation: The EOS Operating System.
I'm a passionate advocate and reader of Libertarian Philosophy and Austrian Economics.
I was born and live in Costa Rica and remain active in the local and international Blockchain communities.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have comments or BP suggestions for the Proxy list.
You can view all the current proxies here: https://www.alohaeos.com/vote/proxy