EOS Block Producers Need to be Technically Savy
One of the goals of EOS Asia is dedicating our technical strengths to maintain a highly available and robust network for the EOS community. So we have Y-combinator backed engineers with an extensive experience running multi-region, high available, recovering applications that are used by tens of millions of people. I think these are the real technical challenges that the BPs will face when the EOS main net goes live.
EOS right now is at the center of tension for the blockchain world. The stakes are actually quite high here. There will for sure be malicious actors trying to launch all kinds of technical attacks. Technical attacks such as DDoS to the system for their benefit. If BPs fail to address and recover from these attacks people will lose faith in the technology. Then, no dApp developer will want to build on the platform that constantly fails because BPs won’t be able to do their job. I think we collectively as a BP community have a huge stake to maintain a highly available network for the EOS ecosystem.
Beware of Unqualified BPs
I feel like right now a lot of BPs are not paying enough attention to the technical challenges of running EPs. They are doing PR and a lot of marketing in trying to get people to vote for them. However, they are not prioritizing the most fundamental thing which is whether or not they have the right technical people can run the BP nodes. This problem is particularly problematic in the Asian region in my opinion. A few of them that are listed online never really participated in a textnet, or some have participated but never really maintained or kept it updated. Time is running out as we have just about a month to go so it is time to take this seriously.
Helping Other BPs through Our Technical Experience
EOS Asia really wants to help other BPs to polish up their technical plans and contribute our technical experience to help the community as a whole to have really high technical standards. We think that is the fundamental of running a BP node. Furthermore, we help translate those materials to the BP community to make sure we have a more robust network to withstand all kinds of malicious attack. Bridging the technical gap will be key for EOS Asia.