Announcing shEOS – All Female Block Producer Candidate for EOS Blockchain

in eos •  4 months ago

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shEOS is proud to announce candidacy for Block Producer on the EOS network.

shEOS is comprised of an international group of female entrepreneurs, investors and engineers – the only female operated EOS Block Producer candidate – deeply committed to supporting a solid and successful EOS.IO blockchain launch and growth on a global scale. Using powerful and secure state-of-the-art technology at our Data Center, our primary responsibility is to ensure the rapid, responsive, dependable and trustworthy performance that will result in widespread adoption of the EOS network.

At the same time, we recognize that the global embrace of innovative decentralized applications and efficient smart contracts, made possible through high-speed processing on the EOS.IO blockchain, will bring opportunities unprecedented in human history for diversity and inclusion. Envisioning a day when all of humanity can access fundamental tech-based goods and services, shEOS is simultaneously committed to eliminating an archaic and counterproductive cultural bias based on gender. We aim to move the gender ratio of users and developers of blockchain technology toward 1:1. We believe that EOS based innovations have the potential not only to meet the most basic tech requirements of every human being, but that the dawn of EOS will benefit all humankind.

The mission of shEOS is to add value to the entire EOS network, the most powerful software for decentralized applications. The sincerity of our intention will be demonstrable, quantifiable and transparent. Beyond our unbeatable capacity for block production, we are committed to re-gifting rewards from block production back to the larger global EOS and blockchain ecosystem. Our allegiance to the community extends to events, outreach, advocacy and support of the entire network. Through our community benefit pledge, we will create the shEOS Scholarship Fund to award technical education and job placement counseling to female blockchain developers.

shEOS recognizes that experienced, dedicated and reliable Block Producers must be able to perform from Day 1 and simultaneously to share in vast civic responsibilities as together we grow the new blockchain based economy. We are enthused and fully prepared to participate as leaders in the field.


Official BP Candidate: shEOS


Say hello to the women on the block. Introducing shEOS: a women-led, women-funded and women-rewarded organization to support the EOS ecosystem.


Team

shEOS is founded by some of the most recognizable women in blockchain. Our team is comprised solely of industrious, resourceful, and hardworking women. Meet the shEOS Leadership Team, women of influence:

Emily Bush

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Emily Bush is a driving force and co-founder of the Women of Crypto movement. She is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Decentra Capital, a venture capital fund investing in early-stage blockchain technology companies. Emily currently serves on the boards of Verses, Codex and Fr8.Network. Most recently, she worked as a venture partner at DNA.Fund, an ICO consulting firm and crypto venture fund. Previously, Emily worked at CBRE, the #1 brokerage team in the world and sold over $1B worth of real estate in New York. She also founded and built a boutique hotel, located in Philadelphia, built a real estate technology company focused on residential properties and worked for the largest government run research program in the country, the National Institute of Health (NIH), in the Dental and Craniofacial Research division. Emily graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. Biomedical Engineering.


Shauna Mei Devand

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Shauna is the co-founder of QBX Global, a blockchain focused company, and most recently she was appointed the Executive Vice-President of Global Operation at Binary Financial, a market-leading crypto brokerage and OTC company. Shauna is the co-founder of Arclydia Group, a crypto advisory company dedicated to helping impact driven teams solve global problems using blockchain and decentralized technologies. Formerly, she worked at ConsenSys while incubating a real estate crypto project. She serves on the board of LynQ, a location based peer-to-peer off-grid wearable technology company; Good Money, a blockchain based token incentivizing conscious consumption and DV Labs, a proprietary video compression technology company for live video. Shauna is an MIT engineer turned commerce and media industry expert and the founder and former CEO of AHAlife.com, a publicly-traded company that she took public on the ASX in 2015.


Crystal Rose

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Crystal Rose is an entrepreneur, investor and technologist, who started her career as a developer. She was introduced to Bitcoin in 2010 through mining and started building on the blockchain in 2014. Crystal is Founder and CEO of SENSE, a blockchain protocol and developer network, and Sensay, an artificial intelligence and communications platform where she raised $30M in capital from prominent institutional VCs. She recently launched an ICO for the SENSE digital token.

Crystal is also a founding partner of Unicorn VC, a fund investing in blockchain and sustainable technology initiatives, and she is a partner in the blockchain-focused fund, Artemis Collective. Crystal is an advisor to several prominent blockchain based entities including the Digital Asset Trade Association, responsible for lobbying states and territories for policy reform for the benefit ICOS, the Blockchain Terminal, Academy, WorkCoin, Voy (Surf Air) and Good Money (Thrive Market).


Pamela Day

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Pamela Day is the Founder, CEO and sole principal of Paladin Trust, a cryptocurrency custodian company that manages digital assets. She built a trading desk at Paladin, and she has an extensive background in the securities industry, public and private capital raises, and building successful entrepreneurial ventures.

She is the Founder and a managing member of The Crimson Companies, a family of investment, development and management companies. Previously Pamela served as an investment banker, and she took public nearly forty new issues. She capitalized billions of dollars of public and private equity transactions during one year on the desk of the equity capital market. She founded and served as CEO of Blazent Corp, an enterprise software company, and she was awarded the Trailblazer Award by the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.


Sandy Hill

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Sandy is a founder and the Chairwoman of the Artemis Collective, an all-female venture capital fund focused on seed-stage projects that decentralize markets, empower users, and liberate data. An early adopter of Bitcoin, with a personal portfolio of currencies and holdings in decentralized, disruptive enterprises, Sandy is a HODLer of EOS and deeply committed to the future of this game-changing blockchain technology. Sandy is also an author, a motivational speaker, an athlete and an adventurer, who is best-known for her early mountaineering ascents of the Seven Summits.


Maja Vujinovic

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Maja currently runs OGroup, an investment firm focused on token economics and blockchain for enterprise. Previously, as Chief Innovation Officer of Emerging Tech at General Electric Digital, she spearheaded the full framework for blockchain. She ran pilots across treasury, aviation, energy, provenance and additive manufacturing. Maja was a catalyst for an electronic wallet for machines in GE’s Brilliant Factory project. She disrupted current business models through concepts of tokenization and helped design the Future of Work group. Maja currently sits on the board of CoinDesk.


Nicole Boyar

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An award-winning marketing strategist, Nicole has spearheaded global campaigns for Fortune 500 brands ranging from Google, Audi, Intel, to Cirque du Soleil. As the Vice President of Brand Strategy at LeadDog, one of the nation’s top experiential marketing agencies, she conceptualized and built an integrated vertical within the company to publicly launch well-funded startups. Today, Nicole has a consultancy focused on marketing and strategy for blockchain companies. Nicole is co-founder of TEDx Williamsburg, and she serves as advisor to a number of companies including Tushy.me.


Naomi Dabby

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Naomi Dabby, M.D., founded and operates a syndicate for women to invest in blockchain technology companies. She regularly hosts classes to teach women how to invest in cryptocurrency and manage their portfolios. Naomi is an early investor and an avid proponent of EOS. She has been fascinated with Bitcoin since she started making investments in that cryptocurrency in 2012. Naomi is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who practices in Level I trauma centers.


Jessica Houlgrave

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Jess is a co-founder and COO of Codex Protocol, a decentralized asset registry for unique assets focused on art and collectibles. Prior to founding Codex, Jess wrote her M.A. thesis on the applications of blockchain for the art ecosystem at Sotheby's Institute of Art. She has been investing in blockchain-based start ups since 2015. Jess' first M.A. was in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. She previously worked at Credit Suisse on Mergers and Acquisitions, and ECM and DCM for UK corporates. In 2013 Jess joined Ontario Pension Trust in their private markets group managing assets for fund, co-invest and direct strategies in Europe across both Private Equity and Infrastructure.


Vivie-Ann Bakos

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Vivie-Ann is a co founder of Artemis Collective – an all female VC fund investing in decentralized projects with an ethically driven crypto portfolio focused on running masternodes. Her B.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University has been key to her love of blockchain technology. She is more widely known as half of the renowned DJ duo, BLOND:ISH, touring the world sharing her art since 2008. She most recently founded ABRACADABRA, a lifestyle and event brand which is fast becoming a global creative movement.

Please see our website sheos.org for up-to-date information about our team.


Company & Infrastructure Details

Company Location

Spain

Server Locations

We plan to host servers in secure, private data centers around the world. These are the initial nodes.
May 2018 - Spain and Iceland - Testnet Nodes
June 2018 - Iceland - Mainnet Nodes
Q3 2018 - Additional Node in North America
Q4 2018 - Additional Node in South America

Please see our website sheos.org for the most up-to-date information about our infrastructure.

Servers

HP Enterprise ProLiant DL380 Gen 9 E5-2660v4

Estimate of technical specifications and total expenditure for resources by June 3, 2018
Our goal is to start with maximum available configuration at colocated nodes, and then to deploy the containers on a single cluster node worldwide. Producer and backup nodes in the same location will be in different colocation centers.

Main producer node and Backup producer node (full EOS node)
WAN Load balancer, Firewall, 1GB Internet lines (x2)

Hardware

2 x Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall
2 x Barracuda ADC Load Balancer
HPE ProLiant rack server - Main Cluster - ex: Ubuntu 16.10 server for and backup main producer node, backup producer node, full EOS node
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 E5-2660v4 with Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 processor, memory 3.0 TB with 512GB DDR4, 2 x 500GB SSD hard disk
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 E5-2660v4 with Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 processor, memory 3.0 TB with 512GB DDR4, 2 x 500GB SSD hard disk
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 E5-2660v4 with Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 processor, memory 1.0 TB with 512GB DDR4, 2x 500GB SSD Hard disk
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 E5-2660v4 with Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 processor, memory 1.0 TB with 512GB DDR4, 2x 500GB SSD Hard disk
Additional drives will be added for EOS Storage solution

Scaling

Estimated scaling plan for hardware after June 3, 2018
We will add nodes worldwide on the quarterly basis, assuming EOS blockchain exponential transaction growth of 50% per quarter, and we will increase the capacity of next four nodes by 50% each quarter. If the EOS blockchain growth is less than 50% per quarter, we will adjust the capacity based on first and second quarter performance.


Community Benefit Project

shEOS is committed to the technical and engineering education of women around the globe. Today, women account for only 4%-6% of blockchain investors, and the number of women working in fintech is even lower, while the demand for female employees is rapidly growing. Education, in this sector, equals jobs. We commit to making all efforts to educate and engage women, and all people, in the EOS community and our community benefit project.

Our community benefit project will include a commitment to create scholarships for women to attend Academy: School of Blockchain, the world's first accredited blockchain training program, and we will consider endorsing other educational institutions as they become accredited. Educational opportunity-giving is central to our vision: we want to not only improve the ratio of women and men in the blockchain space, but also to enable nurturing, sustainable, equitable growth for all.


Our Values

Please see our website sheos.org for up-to-date information about our values.

Women Empowerment

We are committed to ending the gender gap for women in finance and technology. It is at the core of our mission to increase the amount of women in the EOS community. We will continue to educate and engage women to learn how to purchase, place currencies in wallets and to transact with EOS tokens. We are dedicated to educating and encouraging women to become developers and to build in the EOS platform. We also feel that feminine energy will bring balance to our EOS community.

Collaboration

In the spirit of feminine energy shEOS will team up with other Block Producers to do what is best for the community at all times. shEOS thrives in the spirit of collaboration.

Dependability

We possess a strong attention to detail, that will enable us to provide dependable technology, secure data centers and service for the benefit of the EOS community. Dependability is at the core of our genes.

Integrity

The shEOS team is rooted in honesty and strong moral principles. Every member of the team is a respected member of multiple industries and civic groups as well as the broader blockchain community. Each of us has been vetted by consensus voting.

Global Economy

We value diversity, and we strive for a successful global economy. shEOS founders are professional and experienced women who are fluent in culture, business and language worldwide. The shEOS team has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia.


Community Project Timeline

Q2 2018

  • Assemble team and supporting personnel (completed)
  • Identify data center partner and cloud for co-hosting and security audit (completed)
  • Initiate infrastructure discussions (completed)
  • Form the shEOS partnership and legal entity
  • Set up technical infrastructure to be ready for EOS.IO launch
  • Host gatherings to help EOS token holders register wallets in preparation for the launch
  • Engage with blockchain educators to establish the shEOS scholarship initiative.

Q3 2018

  • Fund our first class of shEOS scholars
  • Embark upon a speaking tour at large-scale events for the shEOS leadership team
  • Establish regional educational meet-ups
  • Support global EOS hackathons

Q4 2018

  • Continue community engagement and expansion through meetups and innovative events with a focus on female involvement.

Q1 2019

  • Develop educational content focused on attracting female developers to the EOS platform and to dissemination of information about the EOS platform.

Please see our website sheos.org for up-to-date information about our timeline.

Finances

shEOS is a 100% self-funded organization. For the benefit of the EOS community, we will set a minimum cash-giving policy based on a formula by which we will multiply 2.1% x the pretax net income of the previous year to set the minimum cash giving budget for the next year’s contributions. This giving program will serve not only to build the blockchain community’s strength in developers, but it will help diversify the user base and promote global equality.

Transparency

The values underlying the blockchain are the same ethos we uphold. Transparency is essential to the success of the ecosystem. We are committed to transparency, and we pledge to update our activities in the shEOS organization, holding ourselves accountable to the EOS community.

Position on Dividends

shEOS is against buying votes. We have a policy which prohibits sharing dividends from the vote rewards with individual voters. We will allocate a portion of the block rewards to benefit EOS community development and shEOS scholarships. These rewards will fund the community meet-ups, our ongoing efforts to educate and engage women, and all members in the global EOS community.


Reference sheos.org website for the most updated information.

Community

Node name: shEOS
Website: sheos.org
Steemit: @sheos
Telegram: t.me/sheos_org
Twitter: twitter.com/@sheos_org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sheos-220864398677786/

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Your name is awesome @sheos! Very impressive lineup! I will follow and join on telegram.

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Thank you!

Gender diversity will strengthen our industry and movement. Thanks for putting in a bid to become a block producer @sheos. You have our support.

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Thank you for your support! :)

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Your support means the world! Thank you.

Great to see the idea of @sheos in support, value, recognition, and involvement of some women in bigger roles where they will be able to express, share, and add more of their passions and values.

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Thank you!

Great announcement and an amazing group of entrepreneurs you have assembled. Diversity in the EOS ecosystem is a good thing. EOS Tribe welcomes you to the BP community.

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Thank you for your support! :)

Wow sexist much. The EOS community l, or indeed the entire crypto community does not define itself as male or female. If males released MENOS there would be a massive outcry. Typical double standards, this only promotes sexism and does nothing to fight equality. I will stand by all the other non gender or race isolating block producers.

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The community isn't defined as a whole by gender, yet is heavily dominated by only one. We aim for gender balance, an equal 1:1 rather than 1:20. The ShEOS women in blockchain initiative is set forward to educate more women in finance and technology, specifically how to use and develop for the EOS network. We have many male advocates and community members helping with this mission.

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Fair enough Crystal I am all for equality but not hypocrisy, my statement stands, if this was the other way around there would be outrage.

Nothing is stopping anyone from getting into this space, no one has campaigned to get any gender, race or sexual orientation in this space, if your statistics are correct then the real question is "Why do women not gravitate towards crypto".

A lot of the code is open source and freely available on the​ internet. I was not approached by anyone saying "Hey check this out" I used google, anyone can do the same. I feel this is very inappropriate​ and offensive​ to women as is your profile​ picture.

Whoa. Sheos 😀😀 already gravitating toward this...amazing to see more ladies and seeing them pull this off. It will encourage more ladies and guys as well to admire and try this out too. Check out those mad skillz. Doesn't mean that guys can't join and learn from them as well. "...all efforts to educate and engage women, and all people, in the EOS community and our community benefit project!"

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Thank you for supporting! The GIF is perfectly fitting

Great project! I hope this will have a positive effect for women around the world, and inspire them to pursue technical skills and careers. Another day, another amazing project for EOS. You are all successful women, and I wish you even more success in the future as potential Block Producers.

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Thank you! Community support is EVERYTHING! Deeply grateful, we are shEOS!

This is simply brilliant....

Wow! How inspiring this all is! We're a tech company based on blockchain and crypto too, so it's refreshing to see women take the lead with ambitious projects like this one! Well done. Can't wait to see the outcomes!

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jeje can't wait for our meeting next week :) . - blond:ish

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I've been meaning to set this meeting but have been crazy busy! Will for sure do this/next one. Got your contacts, will shoot you an email soon Vivi!

What a powerhouse of incredible women. I love the mission of what you are doing to help close the gender gap in the finance and technology sectors. I also love your goal to build scholarships and help empower women. I can’t wait to hear more about your projects and initiatives in the future as EOS comes online!

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Thank you for your support, please stay in touch with us!

So excited, what a team!!

shEOS damn that's pretty cool, will throw you a bp vote 4sure ladys!!

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THANK YOU!!!

Hi Sheos, I am trying to update my European Union List. Your servers are in Spain you write, but where is your Legal entity? For me that is the list I am making.

Great initiative, i would definitely live to be a part of it, i would love to see microfinancing solutions on the blockchain as it is a proven concept that has helped the unbanked in Nigeria