A few minutes ago, some great news was announced regarding the EOS blockchain: Block.one, the company behind the development of the respective blockchain, will start voting actively on the governance from May.
An update on public #blockchain engagement and next steps, including our plans to begin voting in May. Read more about our approach.https://t.co/5eTbAylpD3
— block.one (@block_one_) April 8, 2020
The press release is divided into 2 parts: the first part contains the news that block.one has created the Public Blockchain Engagement (PBE), a division to connect the company with the various blockchain communities, including the various sister chains that are very active.
The goal is to set up a kind of EOS Foundation that will be the point of reference to bring together all those who actively pursue the development of this blockchain.
The post also refers to the recent record of over 100 million transactions occurred in a single day.
The second part of the press release, instead, concerns governance and, after a brief explanation of how the Block Producer (BP) system works, Block.one explains that it has decided to vote on the BPs it deems worthy of their work.
In a DPoS (Delegated Proof of Stake) system, it is in fact possible to vote in accordance to their intentions, something that the CEO, Brendan Blumer, remarked just a few hours before this press release.
To do this, block.one will use well-defined criteria that will focus on those who have actually made a significant contribution: in fact, there are several BPs that operate in this sense, such an example is EOS Nation that recently created a tool to make decentralized pools or EOSRapid with their video conference app on the EOS blockchain.
Block.one, with its b1 account, has as many as 90 million EOS staked which can move allows some BPs to move to the top 21.
Between the first and the 21st BP, there are only 5 million votes away, and so it would be easy to get the next ones into the top 21, considering that the voting system within the blockchain allows voting for as many as 30 candidates.