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State of the Witnesses #26 - ⭐️⭐️SPECIAL EDITION ⭐️⭐️

By @bbq-iguana on 11 Oct 2019.
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📄 What is 'State of the Witnesses' ?

State of the witnesses will be a regular update provided to the community on the status of the Smoke.io witnesses. The intent is to keep members informed of what is happening on the platform and what witnesses are doing. It is important that members of the community vote for witnesses that represent them and are driving the platform in the right direction. These updates are not intended to be all inclusive, but should only be a portion of the information used for your decision making.

In addition to the overall status, each update will also feature one witness in the “Witness Spotlight”. This will allow the community to get a deeper look into the person/group behind the witness and how they play a part in Smoke.io.


📰 Current Update

I am taking a little different approach this report and digging into a few things a little deeper. I will focus only on the top 23 witnesses as all others have been disabled for at least 2 months.

Last report pointed out the instability of the @grow-op witness and the fact that it had been going on for many weeks.

There is some activity that I would like to make members aware of. @grow-op has been missing a substantial number of blocks over the last month (1215 last report / 1327 this report). These are NOT misses from a witness node being down and after 24hr would cause it to be auto disabled, but rather a running witness node that is consistently missing blocks in spurts. This also effects neighboring witness nodes and causes them to miss blocks. A substantial number of the missed blocks by witnesses with single digit misses can be attributed to this neighbor effect. This can go on indefinitely if not resolved. I have attempted to reach out in the witness discord and @cannaweedness buzzed them 5 days ago. While @grow-op remains in the top 20 every witness rotation is exposed.

A short time after the last report the witness node finally fell into a window of enough missed blocks to be auto disabled by the chain. Unfortunately a few days later the node was activated WITHOUT addressing the instability issue. This was reckless by the witness and demonstrated a lack of concern for the chain. Fortunately it only lasted a few days and was auto disabled again.

It also has become evident that total missed blocks from one report to another does not provide the whole picture. So for the last 10 days I have monitored missed blocks by day. This has identified 3 more witnesses that demonstrate instability. @cannaweedness, @trees & @cryptosmokers continue to miss blocks regularly. A check of previous reports will show that all 3 of these witness have most likely been this way for months.

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Not only does this instability put the chain at risk, but it is also effecting other witnesses. It is very likely the witnesses that have missed a single block (or maybe 2 if they were unlucky) was caused by being a neighbor to one of these unstable witnesses in the given rotation.

I find a node demonstrating instability more troublesome than witnesses that miss large amount of blocks at one time. As can be seen in the chart, those who miss large sums at one time address the problem and run clean after while unstable nodes go on for months.

Missed Blocks

Witnesses that have missed 10 or more blocks since last report are:

@cannaweedness (281) @grow-op (4313) @subways (1108) @trees (357) @ijmmai (16) @d00k13 (13) @cryptosmokers (191)


📣Call Out


I apologize for the long list of users. If you are called out below you have an active vote for one or more of the witnesses discussed above. Please review the information provided and determine if you want to change your witness votes.

@a4illusionist, @abugrak, @acid, @adelepazani, @airdropper21, @albertvhons, @aleksandr, @alexander, @alf5271, @alibi, @alwaysbaked, @amberyooper, @andrej-cibik, @anmitsu, @anomadsoul, @armshippie, @aronexxon, @arsenal49, @asher, @avesatani, @azizbd, @baabeetaa, @badripanda, @bapegod757, @barge, @batmankush, @batshitcrazy, @bbtc, @bench, @benwizzy, @berniesanders, @betgames, @bgw, @bigbarrell, @bitcoinparadise, @blackman, @bluntsmasha, @bogdy01, @bongonbro, @boomshankaar, @botkin, @bud, @bundo, @cabinndawoods, @canna-curate, @canna-time, @cannabis, @cannaking, @cannaweedness, @cannibro, @carnot, @carpediem, @cathodion, @cbdking, @celestal, @cephas, @ch3micalburn, @cheeba, @chiraagnd, @chronic, @chronocrypto, @chungtuhung, @cinelonga, @clupo911, @coffeebuds, @comedyopenmic, @crop-duster, @crystalll, @curationbro, @d00k13, @daddydaycare2x, @daio, @dargonx0x, @darian, @darkentia, @darkox, @delta605, @devils-lettuce, @dimarss, @djlethalskillz, @doctordank1114, @dreamon, @dreamteam, @dubem, @easyrider, @edje, @edprivat, @elliot, @empress, @eonwarped, @ericwilson, @erodedthoughts, @evan, @evergreendaniel, @ezautogrow, @fatherfaith, @finest, @fraenk, @freedom, @future24, @futurethinker, @ganjafarmerz, @ganjaman, @gemstone, @gingerninja, @goldbug1450, @goldendawne, @goncalomarqs, @gr8fulmag420, @graylan, @green-der, @grimgriz, @grisaille, @grow-challenge, @grow-op, @growroom, @hash, @haze, @healthiswealth, @hendrisg, @herbdean, @herbncrypto, @herman, @hightimes, @hilton4smoke, @howhigh, @ice, @igooo, @ijmmai, @indaymers, @indica, @ivodim, @jackdub, @jah.witness, @jared28, @jeffguitar, @jegroen, @jeroen240, @jessica, @jezsmith720, @joelagbo, @jonnytracker, @jonyoudyer, @jrswab, @juanmitherobot, @judicar, @jwolf, @kalon, @kamran9953, @kath420, @kaunglay, @kenechukwu, @khushiarvind, @killthecrap, @koh, @kryptik, @kryptowithak, @kwest84, @lamanoverde, @legalize-it, @leweed, @li-art, @libbzter, @lilweezy, @littlej, @llikeszi, @lod, @lordoftruth, @luckyluke, @luismy, @macman45, @maelstrohmblack, @malystasiek, @manish, @marshalllife, @maruf107, @maryjane, @masterthesmoke, @mayb, @mbj, @mcpiglet1986, @menyen, @mermaidvampire, @miixa, @mike, @mikeydoug, @mister-meeseeks, @mjgeeks, @moonblocks, @morpheus, @mota, @mrkva, @mrspacely, @ms-miller, @mstrong90, @murda-ra, @najamfx, @natesbruh, @ndiswags07, @nitroabaz, @nona, @offgrid, @oldmans, @oliverekefre, @oluwastoner, @oodeyaa, @pablo, @pacolimited, @pankso, @pawanregmi28, @pbufkin01, @plug, @pornomaria, @potplucker, @potspoon, @powerpicswitness, @prefazz, @prettynicevideo, @princeola, @project-atlas, @psyceratopsb, @psyo, @quickcash, @rabtai, @raheem, @rajeeb, @rawpride, @raz, @razeiv, @realkiki85, @reazuliqbal, @reefermom, @rekirrac, @relaylogix, @reyvape, @rockzu07, @rodney101, @rpt, @rulesforrebels, @safer15, @samexycool, @sanjular, @santa-sativa, @sarimanok, @satoshinakamoto, @satoshiweedamoto, @scriptkiddy, @sergikmmm, @sharminkona, @sic, @simplisick, @skylinebuds, @slow-mo-zoom, @smoke-news, @smokeasaurusrex, @smokebd, @smokehostel420, @smokeking, @smokepuff, @smoketerzai56, @smokinghedgehog, @smokurator, @spliff, @stash, @stevieh50, @stoner, @stonerboy, @subways, @superbaked, @syedumair, @taintedblood, @taskmanager, @techcoderx, @tecnosgirl, @thedawg, @thegoatog, @therealdesmond, @thethreehugs, @timemaster, @toker, @torvalden, @traciyork, @trader, @treep, @trees, @tulasikr437, @turkishcrew, @txmek, @ufaz, @unnamed, @vampyrlee, @vaped, @vaultec, @vidafitnessfeliz, @voltaichail78, @vrbts, @warlynx, @waybeyondmunchie, @wesal414, @wikileaksonweed, @willspliff, @writer43, @xtetrahedron, @xves, @yakubenko, @yap, @z3ll, @zedge, @zephalexia, @zkahele, @zubairbajwa, @zuculuz

Witness Voting

Witness voting is a responsibility of all member and not just a one time deal. Everyone should make it a habit to regularly review their votes and make adjustments.

If you don’t feel comfortable choosing witnesses to vote for you can always choose to proxy your votes to someone you trust who has taken the time to identify witnesses they feel are right for the platform. Go to Witness Voting and scroll down to the bottom and enter in your proxy.

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📊 Current Witness Rankings

Rank Prev Rank Owner Missed Blocks Δ Missed Blocks Votes Weighted Votes Created
1 1 @blckchnd 34 2 339 14067488472847 9/24/2018
2 2 @murda-ra 3133 2 238 13753157064599 9/25/2018
3 3 @cannaweedness 928 281 137 12420647131279 12/31/2018
4 4 @bbq-iguana 62 2 282 12052058768405 9/23/2018
5 5 @jrswab 1313 1 208 11629336781657 9/27/2018
6 6 grow-op 11766 4313 183 11366954768722 10/2/2018
7 7 @ganja 920 2 137 10877880516344 9/24/2018
8 8 @subways 3847 1108 193 10515667876059 9/24/2018
9 10 @roelandp 11 2 275 10237449286608 9/26/2018
10 11 @jah.witness 1738 1 118 10208456133920 9/30/2018
11 9 @trees 2719 357 198 10193889199382 9/26/2018
12 12 @ijmmai 435 16 73 9992540725999 4/22/2019
13 13 @d00k13 785 13 64 9878507957714 7/7/2019
14 14 @hightimes 6 3 72 9345075328089 3/29/2019
15 15 @wls-sweden 108 6 60 9113270960977 11/21/2018
16 16 @graylan 330 4 172 9088290737850 9/27/2018
17 17 @ihashfury 6 2 93 8895365422855 10/13/2018
18 18 @exnihilo.witness 32 2 49 8836147712108 11/26/2018
19 19 @herbncrypto 615 1 70 8697084417836 5/6/2019
20 20 @smoketerzai56 1626 4 117 8602898434489 9/24/2018
21 22 @cryptosmokers 373 191 70 7964252563372 7/22/2019
22 23 @xxoxx 256 1 39 7027750523141 3/7/2019
23 24 @carpediem 21 0 35 6131064429523 8/9/2019

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