Looking Forward

in #eos3 years ago (edited)

Though I've never formally introduced myself here, my name is Kevin Wilcox and I am a founder of EOS Go.

Today I'm proud to announce a new step forward, as I join forces with EOS sw/eden to better help EOS decentralize everything. I have chosen to take a step back from EOS Go so I can become more involved in the two aspects of EOS I am most excited about: empowering the community and the tools / dapps being built on top of the blockchain.

Why EOS?

It seems that our generation has reached a tipping point of welfare disparity between all of walks of life. Family and friends in the United States suffer from disproportionately high rates of depression in their otherwise comfortable lives. Many patients in my previous profession as an optician spoke highly of their careers and family, only for me to flip the page on their intake form to find anti-depressants written first on their list of medications. Sometimes, though not always, I could see the flicker in their eyes.

Meanwhile in other parts of the world, poverty and oppression stifle millions as innovation and wealth remain pooled in the hands of power. Communities in these areas form around a common goal of survival, with people sharing resources and lifting each other up to benefit everyone in the group. A village in Uganda provides better opportunities for an individual than living alone on the savanna. Human bonds and a sense of belonging in these shared value communities can be difficult to find in a 9-5 job.

It is my current belief that a human requires purpose to find happiness, and communities formed by shared goals can create meaningful lives. I believe EOS can bridge the gulf between the oppressed and depressed by aligning goals and interests across all borders. With EOS, technology and purpose could potentially overpower many sources of oppression and depression, which is why I disco danced during the EOS launch parties and shed tears during its activation.

Thus, I believe EOS sw/eden's goals align closely with my own personal mission in life: to build communities towards sharing value, purpose, and power for the benefit of every individual.

What About EOS Go?

EOS Go will keep going in a limited capacity. Bluejays and I are proud to continue our EOSRad.io shows, live every Monday with guests, debate, news and more.

Otherwise we will maintain the quieter presence we've held since June. Neutral BP reports, news, and other efforts we maintained in the months leading up to launch will remain in the post history of our Steem account and forums.

Where Did EOS Go Come From?

In December 2017 I messaged Thomas Cox, then VP of Product at block.one, after he started a forum for the EOSIO Governance chat to host threaded discussions. I told him I didn't think it was block.one's job to organize community efforts, according to their whitepaper, so I started a separate community forum in the spirit of free market competition. Thomas graciously closed his a few weeks later to help the EOS Go forums gain traction, and I did my part by offering daily EOS Telegram summaries to help the community stay up to date on news.
Fun fact: Eric, co-founder of EOS sw/eden, was the first person ever to post on the EOS Go forums after myself.

A lot has changed since December 2017. In January, my new friend / co-founder Bluejays and I traveled to Blacksburg to record video interviews with Thomas Cox and Dan Larimer for the EOS community. At that point we had yet to see a single block producer candidate announce their intentions, and the EOSIO Gov chat remained at ~280 members, though the chat volume was impressive. In the months leading up to launch EOS Go became known for our weekly block producer reports, EOSRad.io show, EOS Telegram Summaries, articles by Katie Roman, forums activity, cat herding efforts, and more.

The Secret

I originally started EOS Go in the hopes that I could one day decentralize my own life and career in EOS. Today I am excited to make the leap with a team that shares my mission and values - throughout my work with EOS Go I always secretly favored EOS sw/eden. Eric, Vahid, Sean, and the rest of the team (to be announced) are self-funded with a very strong technical background. They've had bare metal servers since launch, physical redundancy throughout their home country, and they share mutual goals with myself to build a better life for humanity on blockchain. Becoming a block producer was only their first step.

Let's all continue to build the EOS community and dapps on top of this world-changing platform, and I will continue to work towards bringing the benefits of blockchain to everyone on this planet. Thank you for following along with the journey thus far, it has been and will continue to be an incredible ride.


Kevin Wilcox is co-founder of EOS Go and proud member of EOS sw/eden. Kevin's mission in life is to build communities towards sharing value, purpose, and power for the benefit of every individual.


I wish you good luck and many good things on steem… enjoy

Me alegra verte en Steemit, Saludos.

Good job Kevin Wilcox! Glad to meet you.

Oh, so you're just a mild mannered optician eh? Sort of like Bashar al Assad. Just kidding, I'm sure he's really a nice guy too beneath the propaganda. You and Blue Jays have really hit it out of the park man! You guys had the right information at the right time. This is humanity winning the information war at long last.

Poverty and oppression, false storyline and depression -- that's our world today. So we all must find our niche in this Brave New World and become a cog in the wheel that grinds down the ancien regime Old World Order.

Congratulations Kevin! Best wishes to you and EOS Sweden! Clay - EOS USA

great to hear about this big step forward! Awesome Kev! thanks for all you have contributed to the EOS community!

Lucky bastard! Well done Kev, what a life changing thing this Eos is

Thanks for sharing your story Kevin. The huge contributions Eos Go has made to the community are much needed, and greatly appreciated.
Wishing you well with your latest venture!

Amazing Kevin.

Our project accompanies this vision of almost total decentralization in humanity with the aim of improving the lives of all, not only at a monetary level, but so that they achieve the happiness that comes from exploiting all the potential that we carry within, doing what we are passionate about.

Good luck in this new step of your life!

Good luck Kevin! ^^ @eosgo


It's great to know your awesome personality Kevin and on behalf of the EOS community I want to thank you for your great contributions to the successful launch of the eos mainnet.

Interesting to have someone like you join the eos sweden in the guest to help the eos community advance and reach it ultimata goal.

I wish you well on your new venture.

You are awesome.

Introduction is the beginning of new things.

Wooow, sounds great...thumps up bro.

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You're doing a great job Kevin! Enjoy and good luck!

Any alternative to find reports about new block producers and how the current ones are behaving ?

It's interesting that a person like you will join the USG in the guest to help the leading community and reach its ultimate goal.Thank you for sharing. wish you luck

i wish you all the best for steem have a nice day

Eos is good token to provide smartcontract

nice update

Eos token has great potential

The concept of EOS is great and the future of EOS is bright. The next generation will be fully decentralised.
I believe EOS will play a very important role in decentralisation of the world.👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Well written 👍👍

Good luck to you

amazing written

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awesome blog sir..