eosDAC is keen to share with the community as many details as possible about how it will operate. As such we welcome the EOS Go initiative to collate a list of block producer candidates with a standard set of data. See https://forums.eosgo.io/discussion/330/grading-criteria-for-eos-block-producers-in-march-28-report - This is our data ...
1) Public website URL and at least one social media account (all social media links offered by candidate will be shared in report)
2) Links to the following ID information, all posted to the Steem blockchain
A) Official block producer candidate name.
B) Location of company headquarters.
eosDAC is a decentralised organisation and as such does not have a central headquarters. For purposes of real world interaction, eosDAC is currently being represented by eosDAC Ltd which is based in Anguilla, West Indies.
C) Expected location of servers.
eosDAC is expecting to base servers in the United Kingdom, Romania, Gibraltar and South Korea.
D) Type of servers (cloud, bare metal, etc).
eosDAC will be utilising a mix of cloud and bare metal servers. In the initial stages cloud servers will make up the majority of the mix. Each EOSIO chain that eosDAC supports will be allocated a primary Block Producer node, a reserve/backup producer node and a non-producing node. eosDAC will not be tied into a single service provider and each node on a chain will be run through a different service provider.
In the secondary phase (two to six months following chain launch) eosDAC will move to a more even split between dedicated servers in data centres and cloud servers.
eosDAC will be continually running tests, and will be collaborating with other block producers, to identify the most appropriate level of infrastructure for launch. eosDAC will be able to scale block producer nodes up to 2TB RAM, 10GB bandwidth and 50TB storage within hours of those requirements being identified. Greater potential for scalability will be built into fixed infrastructure in the secondary phase.
Through continuous review eosDAC will ensure that its infrastructure bears positive comparison to the average of other top tier block producers.
E) Current employee list and pictures of at least 67% of staff / F) Relevant background qualifications for at least 67% of staff.
eosDAC Launch team
Rob Allen - Over 20 years experience developing and implementing international ICT projects in a wide range of environments.
Michael Yeates - Founder and Managing Director of a successful eCommerce platform. Highly experienced developer and system implementer.
Will Stephens - Founder, director, consultant of many start-ups in the realms of web-hosting and open source software development
Daniel Harris - Founded, managed and sold a successful ISP. Leads a nonprofit open source music/media research alliance, Kendraio, which is heavily involved in Blockchain research
Ravi Bahadursingh - Over 20 years of legal experience, particularly in the areas of corporate, commercial and financial law. Is currently working with the Government of Anguilla to introduce ICO regulation.
Sebastian Stephens - Seasoned businessman who has set up major data and fibre networks
Gordon Hill - Experienced project manager and developer who works on ecommerce and marketing solutions which interface with cryptocurrencies.
Social Media and community outreach team - Sunny Kim, Soyoung Kim, Abe Stupple-Harris and Alexander Soskin
3) Estimate of technical specifications and total expenditure for resources by June 3, 2018
eosDAC is continuing to refine estimations of the servers required at launch, and beyond. The technical specification is highlighted in section 2D. The costs will be heavily dependent on the server requirements but eosDAC will not be constrained by any foreseeable infrastructure costs. eosDAC will also invest heavily in testing and development prior to June.
4) Estimated scaling plan for hardware after June 3, 2018 - posted to Steem blockchain.
This is covered in section 2D. Scalability is central to all our plans and testing.
5) Community benefit project outline
eosDAC will be developing the DApps and smart contracts that it needs to function. These DAC tools will be open source and will be made available through our github repositories to the EOS community to help other groups implement DACs. eosDAC welcomes all contributors to this initiative and believes this is an essential project to allow EOS to usher in an era of DACs. Envisioned Dapps will include:
- The Proposal life-cycle – creation, submission, voting, authorising, tracking, completing
- Token generation monitoring and distribution
- Worker/bounty management and payments
- Block performance monitoring
6) Listing of Telegram and node names for community testnet participation.
eosDAC have had active nodes on the community testnet since its very beginnings and have been involved in the launch of most of the community testnets. eosDAC will also be running a considerable number of tests and launching new testnets over the coming months.
We can be easily found on telegram, especially in the blockpros, gov and community testnet channels, and will always be ready to answer questions on our own channel http://t.me/eosdacio - we look forward to chatting to you soon.