Worbli-BP: EOSGo "Six Checkmarks" - April, 20th, 2018
Worbli Block Producer
The World Blockchain initiative formally announces its candidacy as a block producer candidate for the EOS public chain. We support @EOSGo and their thorough evaluation of Block Producer candidates. This post offers our completion of EOSGo’s six checkmark criteria.
Please check out our website at https://eos.worbli.io for more information, to join our mailing list for updates or to contact us directly.
Here’s how you can find us on social media:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/worbli
Steemit - https://steemit.com/@worbli-bp
Medium - https://medium.com/@Worbli
Telegram - https://telegram.me/worbli
Telegram Testnets - Scholar, Jungle, EOSio.SG and superhero
Official Block Producer Name: Worbli-BP
Location of Company Headquarters:
5865 Neal Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Note: We are a diverse global team spanning the globe with team members in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe
Official Corporate Information:
World Blockchain Initiative, LLC
251 Little Falls Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
Technical Plan and Specifications:
Prior to and immediately after the mainnet launch the Worbli block producer infrastructure will be hosted in and across multiple public clouds. In the absence of official guidance or empirical evidence we will need experiment with various hardware and network configurations to provide as performant and reliable a node as we possibly can. The areas we are actively working include:
- Load balancing (where possible - eg. HTTP APIs).
- Local failover from primary producer node to backup node.
- Remote failover from a primary producer to a backup node in a remote datacenter.
- Optimizing node synchronization.
We feel that a cloud deployment provides us with a degree of flexibility and responsiveness that will be required to maintain network stability and at the same time tune the network for optimal performance.
We are aware that this is an obvious approach and as a result the network runs the risk of unintentional centralization (vendor, geographic, jurisdictional). Our infrastructure is and will be highly portable allowing us to quickly migrate block production to alternate providers easily and quickly.
Our current plan is to use the AWS Ohio region and our primary location. Each location will run a producer node and at least one full node to serve HTTP request
and act as a warm standby in case of failure of the primary node.
At launch we will be running a mirror of the primary setup within a second cloud provider (to be determined).
Upon network stabilization we will migrate our primary producer to a physical data center based in the US. We are flexible as to the exact location and if chosen as a producer will work with the community to to determine an ideal location for a permanent physical presence. We expect to be running our primary node in a physical location by Q1 2019.
Note: We are deploying our own independent EOS blockchain to host our Financial Services Platform(FSP) and network dApps. We expect to be the first integrated FSP capable of handling fiat and digital currency deposits and transactions while offering the full suite of traditional banking services. For more information please check us out at https://worbli.io
We expect to consume a fraction of our deployed network resources to operate our Financial Services Platform. Therefore we wanted to offer our state of the art and secure Block Producer resources to the EOS main chain. Our hardware and cloud server deployment will meet or exceed existing financial compliance laws for financial transactions and data storage. We will be deploying additional block producers to support our independent chain as the network’s needs require over time.
The WORBLI Block Producer will strive to set the standard for data security, uptime, processing power and network bandwidth.
Telegram Account for testnet groups:
Security: We will meet or exceed the industry standards for financial institutions across the globe.
- Consistent technical specifications across all of our nodes
- Enhanced data security
- State of the art monitoring software and custom scripts
- Maximum uptime
- Diverse geographic locations to the optimal benefit of the network
- Giving back to the network
- Contributing to the development of the EOS software by our software development team
- Contributing to the development of open source EOS dApps by our software development team
- Collaboration with our Block Producer community
- Financial Transparency
- Creating the first integrated financial institution serving the EOS community
- A steady commitment to the unbanked and underbanked citizens of the world
- Community dApp development
- Funding an in-house development team dedicated to developing open source software for the EOS community
- EOS blockchain development
- Sharing our software development team’s discoveries and bug reports with Block.one and contributing to the EOS software github
- Supporting community software development
- Our executive team has and will continue to offer pro bono consulting services to various community projects
- Our software development team will offer pro bono support to various community projects
- Some of these projects currently include:
Chintai leasing platform
Governance and voting dApp
Domenic Thomas, CEO
Domenic Thomas is an entrepreneur experienced in full business cycles from startup to expansion of the core business. He has over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur and business consultant. He built one of the largest Integrative Medicine practices in the country, for example, before changing careers.
Domenic has been consulting in Blockchain Technology since 2016, volunteering his time to the Core Leadership Team at FLO (Florincoin), one of blockchain’s original networks (est June 2013). He has consulted across various industries including Digital Marketing, Healthcare and Automotive. Domenic is driven by ideas that help people take control of their personal authority and improve their economic opportunities.
Robert DeWilder - CTO
Robert Dewilder is a senior technology professional with 16 years’ hands-on experience managing large scale technical infrastructures, global digital supply chains and new applications. Robert’s most recent role is as the Director of Global Information Technology at Sony Music Entertainment, awhere he has held this position he has held for over 10 years.
Robert has progressed from Systems Administrator, Developer, Architect and Manager to Directorship. With considerable international experience, Robert is confident in leading teams of domestic and offshore developers, as well as managing non technical business expectations, objectives and budgets.
Laura Magnano - CMO
Laura Magnano is a Marketing Specialist with over a decade of experience leading and mentoring digital marketers across a variety of global and local businesses within the technology, lifestyle and beauty industries.
Laura has a keen interest in technology and cyber security, studying Counter Terrorism and Cyber Forensics. During her studies, Laura learned of her passion for psychology, consumerism, strategy and data, which she combined to commence her marketing career.
Craig Kellogg - Chairman of the Board
Craig Kellogg has been a leader in banking technology and fintech firms for almost 20 years. He has led strategic initiatives for companies including Wells Fargo, US Bank, and GE Capital, with whom he was the Vice President of Technology.
Craig’s career highlights include leading these organizations through significant transformational change including many mergers, acquisitions and technological evolution.
To learn more about the rest of our team and project, visit us at https://worbli.io