Mission and Values
The EOS BlockSmith mission statement is built upon three pillars; Sound Infrastructure, Independence, and Public Engagement. EOS BlockSmith pledges to be completely financially independent, and will not take outside investment nor fund projects within the EOS ecosystem.
EOS BlockSmith plans to rollout it's technological capabilities in four phases.
The first bare-metal node will be located in San Francisco and the datacenter provider is Hurricane Electric. It will be their primary node for the EOS launch. The node has the following capabilities:
- HP G8 16 cores
- 256 GB RAM
- 1TB solid-state storage
- 256 Mbps dedicated
The second bare-metal node will be located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When it comes online, it will be the primary node, with the San Francisco node serving as a backup. The datacenter provider is TierPoint Solutions. The node has the following capabilities:
- Fujitsu RX2530 M4 56-120 Cores
- 1+ TB DDR4
- 6+ TB solid-state storage
- 1+ Gbps dedicated
Phase III and IV
If the EOS network continues to scale, EOS Blocksmith will run a 3rd bare-metal mode most likely in Northern Virginia. If EOS reaches its maximum potential and has global reaching network effects, then the organization will build their own datacenters.
The EOS BlockSmith team has five core members. The three co-founders are Craig Murray, Shaheen Counts, and Verbus Counts. Amy Asandra serves as the head of Business Development and Herry Huff is the Lead Blockchain Infrastructure Engineer.
EOS BlockSmith is planning to host the first Block Producer Summit in August. EOS BlockSmith does not plan to invest and distribute their block reward to other businesses within the EOS ecosystem, seeing it to be a conflict of interest. Instead, if block rewards become too excessive, then EOS BlockSmith will burn tokens in order to create deflation.