EOS BP Global Distributed (We can do better)

in eosnairobi •  3 months ago

EOS BP Global Distributed (We can do better)

by @controllinghand
7/25/2018

Looking at how the current Block Producers for EOS are distributed you can see a few major gaps.

Gap 1 Continent Africa
Gap 2 Continent Australia & Oceania

So how can we address this issue?

We have 2 options

  1. Ask our current top 21 BP to place nodes in these areas. But, that doesn't really address the issue since the home office location wouldn't be on these continents.
  2. Vote for BPs that are already located in these areas

Let's focus on option 2

Who are valid BP candidates that we should consider?
There are only 5 currently in these areas

  1. EOS Nairobi *current rank 43
  2. EOS Africa *current rank 38
  3. GenerEOS *current rank 37
  4. EOSphere *current rank 55
  5. AlohaEOS *current rank 84

Before we just vote for these BPs lets do some validation

Here is a link to a list of validation tools I use
https://eosratings.com/bp-validation/

Let's Validate BP EOS Nairobi

Location

Validation Check 1

Validation Check 2

There are a few issues here but nothing that can't be fixed.
https://validate.eosnation.io/producers/eosnairobike.html

Lets Validate EOSAfrica

Location

Validation Check 1

Looks like the need to update the API SSL
Validation Check 2

There are a few issues here but nothing that can't be fixed.
https://validate.eosnation.io/producers/eosafricaone.html

Lets Validate GenerEOS

Location

Validation Check 1

Validation Check 2

There are a few issues here but nothing that can't be fixed.
https://validate.eosnation.io/producers/aus1genereos.html

Lets Validate EOSphere

Location

Validation Check 1

Validation Check 2

Lets Validate AlohaEOS

Location

Validation Check 1

Validation Check 2

Bonus Points

Please visit this site for more details
https://eosratings.com/vam/
GenerEOS has 4 Value Add Tools for the EOS Community
AlohaEOS has 3 Value Add Tools for the EOS Community

Summary

Based on these validation we all should be voting for these 5 BP. Here would be my order based on this data

  1. AlohaEOS passes all validations and gets bonus points for being on the vam
  2. EOSphere passes all validations
  3. GenerEOS passed one validation and gets bonus points for being on the vam
  4. EOSNairobi passes one validation
  5. EOSAfrica

If you like this research but don't have the time to do the research and want to have someone proxy vote for you I maintain a proxy at truthseekers. Also, you might consider eoswatchdogs as I'm part of that team as well.

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Great reporting - and conclusive summary! Nice work @controllinghand.
My vote is already going to @eosphere! Solid team and provides excellent GEO location.

You can't get more in depth than that. Thank you for the behind the scenes look at the compliance issues and geographical diversity. While being very decentralized in nature, we can still do better. We recommend all these guys in our top 30 best of the best block producers list over at the eoswatchdogs proxy account.

Thank you for this article and the great work. Love to use this on all the top 50 BP's. I question some of the ones in the top 30 or so. For me there is still so much more before deciding which of these 5 BP's to support as well as others. My vote goes with and always will be with Genereos. They are extremely active and have a toolkit that makes EOS so much easier to use, support charity and have many other ideas that they are working on. https://eostoolkit.io/home

Gap 3 Continent Russia

Hi @controllinghand, thanks for the review. and for the great work. We as @eosnairobi will work to correct our bp endpoint errors and as you have said "we can do better" :-)