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Backup Witness @OneLoveSmoke Now Operational!!! - 💖 Please Remember To Support Our New Witnesses 💖

By @d00k13 on 26 Nov 2019.
32 users rewarded @d00k13 325 Smoke for this post.

Here we are, in the aftermath of near disaster...

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Continuing on like nothing ever happened all thanks to a solid witness team wanting to support and contribute in their own ways coming together when decisive action is needed most 💖. After all said and done what I took away from the situation is there very well could be an end of a blockchain, who knew? I always thought if it's on the chain it's on the chain for life but now I know that is only as long as enough witnesses continue to run their nodes otherwise everything comes to a crashing halt 😒.

Please Remember To Support The New Witnesses!!!

Especially if you see something one of them is doing that makes our community that much better of a place. I do not mean just in this moment but as you see them pop up, each vote counts!

New Witnesses

  • @startail
  • @cw-devfund
  • @velvet-elvis
  • @jackdub
  • @johngalt
  • @trichomes
  • @onelovesmoke

What an ordeal that blockchain crash turned out to be, props to @baabeetaa for getting a HotFix out ASAP and @bbq-iguana for orchestrating the plan of attack plus @unnamed for being a cross platform organizer 👍 There are obviously a few witnesses that naturally are the dominant presence when action is needed! Good Job Guys!

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Having seen first hand how few option we have in a situation like that I want to do my part as one of the witness team in helping safeguard from another potential crash of the same scenario.... like I stated previously people... One Love... One Blood... One People... but what can one person with minimal computer skills do to help?

Run A Witness Node!!!

Seriously one of the easiest ways to earn a little #SMOKE while supporting the #Blockchain. What does it require?

  • Some familiarity with console commands
  • Ability to follow a tutorial to install Linux and also install and run the Smoke Witness
  • Decent Internet Connection (latency & uptime)
  • 8GB RAM(suggested)
  • 120GB SSD Storage
  • Willingness To Let Computer Run 24/7/365

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Enter @OneLoveSmoke

For my situation I am running a backup on a second account @OneLoveSmoke so if any of the currently active witnesses drop out I will be able to pickup a backup witness position. Originally I tried to set up the backup on a second PC with only 6GB Ram, it was working but complicated by needing to piggyback through my current witness for ethernet or WIFI high latency. I then tried to install as a second repository(I think that's the right word LOL) which I just ran out of room on my SSD. Then I was informed of how to run using same repository by adding the needed into to config.... walla she is alive and producing blocks!

Looking at my....

System Performance

  • Memory (23%)3.5GB
  • CPU (30% avg)
  • Bandwidth 2-300 kb/s In&Out
  • Storage 305MB Free

I dunno it seems decent to me for a converted mining rig...

System Specs

  • Intel i5 4440 CPU @ 3.10Ghz x 4
  • 15.3 GiB Ram
  • 117.6 GiB SSD
  • 2TB HDD
  • 300 mb/s Up&Down Cable Internet Connection

That's not just running the witnesses either....

Also Running

  • OneLoveDTube IPFS Node
  • IPFS Discord Bot
  • IPFS Auto-Pin Script
  • Steem Auto Account Claim Script

Everything is going well, 20ish hrs uptime and we are producing blocks after the first 12ish 👌

Currently other then the backup witness and having loaded the account with 1k Smoke Power I do not have much of a working plan for the account.... maybe it will be where I host contests and giveaways.... what I do know is that any Smoke Witness Rewards that account receives will be left powered up and used for curation to the best of my ability 😁 or hopefully like what evolved for One Love DTube a curation team 😉

One Love

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Has The Idea Of Being A Witness Crossed Your Mind? For me it started as a desire to learn if I could do it.

Maybe It's Time To Run That Idea Out? I for one will be certain to support in any way I can the new witnesses in their efforts to help maintain the blockchain... hit us up in discord 👌

Join The Smoke.io Discord Here

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