Website URL: libertyblock.io
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1818056141549615/
ID on Steemit
Steemit ID: @blockliberty 
Official Name: LibertyBlock
Location of Company Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Expected Location of Servers: Canada
Types of Servers: Bare metal setup with DR facilities in cloud services; will move to multiple-location bare metal when the network requires it.
Current Employee List (with background info): Travis Kling (Chief Investment Officer at Ikigai Asset Management) Timothy Lewis (Chief Technology Officer at Ikigai Asset Management**)** Anthony Emtman (Principal at Ikigai Asset Management) Sam Kazemian (President of Everipedia) Kedar Iyer (Director of Software at Everipedia) Theodor Forselius (CEO at Everipedia) Travis Moore (CTO at Everipedia) Romi Ezzo (Director of Communications at Everipedia)
LibertyBlock's data center in Bhutan will house 4 high-end servers with support for over 1 TB of RAM and 50 CPUs.
Housing and maintaining our own servers will give us greater control over the block production process and we have the expertise on board to do it.
(Copy/paste information about the block producer's scaling plan here)
LibertyBlock’s Decentralized Media Curation Platform
Everipedia, Ikigai, and Dollar Vigilante were inspired as independent companies- and together as one unit- to came together and unite behind Dan Larimer’s vision of making EOS into a platform for human freedom.
We will be creating a unique and effective space for media and information curation on top of EOS.
We are inspired by Larimer’s desire for media and social media on EOS and aim to help assure its completion and success.
We will do so by complementing, and fortifying, Larimer’s own initiative by means of creating our own EOS platform for curating valuable information.
Our goal is to create, and complement, Dan Larimer in his desire to enhance freedom of speech by engineering a platform where freedom of information is resistant to any attack.
We aim that this project be not only philosophically in line with the libertarian ideals we share with Larimer, but also technologically and economically well thought out as well.
Along with Larimer, we share the same Austrian economic understanding that network effects grow through proper incentive structures.
Everipedia’s goal is to bring information to the masses by means of being the biggest and freest encyclopedia.
The Dollar Vigilante desires to bring critical thinking to free the masses from mental slavery.
Together, alongside Ikigai’s penchant for purposeful investing, we aim to create media and social media tools for freedom on top of EOS.
It is in our blood to foster and push forward free speech and knowledge.
Thank you Dan Larimer for inspiring us to join you in this quest!
LibertyBlock Crypto Community Centers (CCCs):
At LibertyBlock, we are a diverse and geographically dispersed conglomerate of liberty minded entrepreneurs.
Our team is already working on projects in various emerging regions of the world.
Our front in Mexico has already begun developing our first LibertyBlock CCC.
Mexico: In Teotihuacan Mexico, members of a local Native American tribe- the descendants of those who created the pyramids- have partnered up with us in creating our first LibertyBlock CCC- for crypto learning- at their compound alongside the pyramid of the Moon and the Path of the Milky Way. As serendipity would have it, one of the Elders is an Electrical Engineer who is also the Dean of the Computer Science Department at the nearby university. This project is already under way. The project in Mexico was mostly influenced by Jeff Berwick’s positive attitude towards Mexico. The paradigm shift he promotes sparked in us a desire to explore the country. We ventured out into Mexico and found ourselves befriending an incredibly vibrant Native American community. They enriched our lives immensely, and now we want to bring the gift of crypto knowledge to them via our first CCC. We aim to cultivate CCCs throughout the world because we know that the solutions for these regions will best be met by the ingenuity of the peoples that live there. We find it foolish for us to think we would know better than the locals what they need and how they need it. It is for this reason that we aim to first befriend communities. Through friendship and conversation we will share our passion for crypto, and if we find affinity with them we will commence the process of creating their own CCC. We know that they will eventually run their community's CCC, for this reason we take our personal friendships with the locals very serious. This is not about us imposing an idea unto them. Rather, it is about us explaining our passion for crypto to them and seeing where the sharing of ideas leads us. Puerto Rico: Our team has already begun to form friendships with the locals in Puerto Rico via Tim Lewis’s “Days of Listening” in Old San Juan. Where we have met and befriended locals, and organizations, that already bring relief and education throughout the Island. Among the locals we have met various college professors and community leaders that have not only befriended us, but offered to join us in this endeavor. Colombia: Our team has been in conversations with the Ministry of Technology for the Colombian government. We are also engaging locals in the coffee region- the cities of Armenia and Pereira. As much as the government desires for us to do something with them, we would much rather approach this from a grassroots perspective. As in Mexico, we desire for this to be a collaboration with locals. Bhutan: Our Bhutanese team is currently spearheading research for us on where they would like to establish their Bhutanese LIbertyBlock CCC.
Telegram + Testnet
Testnet: (insert node names here)
Block Producer Roadmap
Our primary objectives and roadmap are as follows:
Host community events leading up to EOS Launch (Complete)
EOS Block Producer candidacy announced (Complete)
Initial technical specifications announced (Complete)
Incorporation and legal structure announced
EOS Launch community event
EOS Mainnet Launched and LibertyBlock elected as a Block Producer
Everipedia EOS Airdrop
Post-launch technical update
Q3 & Q4 2018
Ongoing EOS evangelization
Community project updates
Continued dApp support, advisory, and development
Operations, business development, and software roles hired for team expansion
Continued post-launch technical upgrades and updates
Year-end block producer annual report, including financials, governance and communications, technical analytics and insights, and overall lessons learned
Year-end Everipedia dApp lessons learned update
Position on Dividends
Block producers exist to provide a reliable, secure EOS network to users.
They should be voted in based on their ability to fulfill these requirements.
The strengths of our candidacy lies in our techincal expertise, favorable location near South Asian business centers, and dedication to freedom and decentralization.
Providing dividends to users would not improve our ability to provide a quality service to users of the EOS network.
We believe further that setting a precendent of paying out dividends to community members is bad for the overall network.
Users will be incentivized to vote for the block producers that offer the most generous dividend policy instead of the ones that provide the best block production service.
Therefore, LibertyBlock will not be paying dividends and will encourage other block producers to do the same.
Our opposition to paying out community dividends does not impact our dedication to our community project.
5% of block producer rewards will be allocated to funding our community projects.