Voting for EOS Block Producers

Why Vote?

As an EOS token holder, you have an ownership stake in EOS. Voting for an EOS Block producer is like voting for who takes care of your property. Who you choose to take care of your property matters.

At the bottom of this page is a step-by-step guide to help you vote on your desktop, if you appreciate what we do for the EOS community, please consider voting for us as one of your 30 block producers.

Who is eosDAC?

eosDAC is the first and currently only Decentralized Block Producer which isn’t owned by a private entity. Instead, eosDAC’s membership token was airdropped to EOS holders just before mainnet was launched in June 2018 so that eosDAC would be owned by the EOS community.

eosDAC was started because we are passionate about the great things EOS can do to impact the world in a positive way. Since we care deeply about the success of EOS, we aim to be the best caretaker possible of EOS to help it grow. We want to see EOS and other EOSIO related blockchains become used by the masses, so in addition to our block production work, we reinvest our earnings in building and developing open source tools to build DACs.

DACs aren’t really that hard to understand, they’re essentially just digital organizations that use blockchain to do things that could never be done by traditional organizations. This is important because just like today’s apps are held by corporations and organizations, Dapps will need to be held by something, and it makes sense that Dapps be held by something digital and decentralized, which is exactly what a DAC offers over a traditional paper-based organization.

By bringing a way for DACs to easily be made on EOS, eosDAC thinks this will cause an explosion of new digital organizations that can massively benefit EOS and change the world. If you’d like to learn more about DAC’s, you can watch “What is a DAC?” video here.

eosDAC’s launch team has; been involved since the very first testnets were setup, played a major role in actually launching the EOS mainnet, provided technical and thought leadership in the EOS community, and found critical bugs that could’ve brought the network down that were able to be fixed in the EOSIO software before launch.

How to Vote?

Before starting, make sure to take appropriate steps to protect your computer from malware.
Scatter has had independent code audits and is known to be secure and trusted at the time of writing this guide.

Voting using Scatter

Installing Scatter for Desktop Video Tutorial:

 


Installing Scatter for Desktop Tutorial:

2. Click download and download the latest version for your OS (Linux, Mac or Windows).

3. Install, then open Scatter Desktop.

4. Enter a secure password twice to create the password to unlock your Scatter, then click “create new Scatter”.

5. Save or write down the 12 word password backup recovery phrase in a secure location. (note that this only recovers your password, not your keys).

6. Read, understand, and accept the Terms and Conditions for Scatter.

7. Choose a folder for your Scatter Backup location.

8. Now you’re in the main scatter window, click on “vault” to manage your keys.

9. Once inside Vault, click “new”.

10. Now you can name the key anything you’d like to remember it by. Then you can choose to either create a brand new key (by clicking create new) or importing an existing key. In our case we will import a key, so click “import”.

11. You can chose to paste text or use a hardware wallet like a Ledger Nano S for the keypair. In our case we will be pasting a private key, so click “text”.

12. Then paste in your private key into Scatter. (Remember to keep a backup of your private key somewhere safe in the event you ever lose access to your device).

13. Scatter will check the EOS blockchain for EOS accounts associated to that key, and import them. Click on the back button and go back to the main page. You can choose to rename your identity if you wish or leave it as is.

14. Congratulations! While Scatter is unlocked like this you can now open chrome and use your Scatter to use your EOS account.

Using EOSToolkit to vote:

 

1. With Scatter setup and logged in, using the Chrome Browser, go to: eostoolkit.io

2. A dialog box from Scatter will appear, click “log in”

3. Select the key you wish to use from the list.

4. Now you will be logged into your account through Scatter, eostoolkit.io offers many good features besides voting, so you will see many options on the left hand side bar. To vote, hover your cursor over the sidebar, scroll down, and find “Manage voting”, then click it. A drop down list will appear, then click “vote producers”.

5. You will see a list of EOS block producers, there will be check boxes on the right column, you can select between 1-30 block producers that you will support with your vote.

6. Read through the list and check the box of the block producers you support. (eosDAC’s name is “eosdacserver”)

7. Once you’re happy with your selection, click on the red “Vote” button on the right hand side of the page.

8. Scatter will now pop up asking you if you’d like to approve this, if you want to approve the transaction click on the checkmark, or if you want to go back click on the X.

9. Once you approve the transaction, wait a second or two and boom! You’re done!

Congratulations, you’ve now made your voice heard by voting for EOS block producers!

Voting using EOS-Voter by Greymass

Setting up EOS VOTER Video Tutorial:




Setting up EOS VOTER Tutorial:


1. Download and Install the latest version of EOS VOTER for your OS from: https://github.com/greymass/eos-voter

2. Click ‘Connect to Server’

3. Copy and Paste your PUBLIC Key into the field and click “Lookup Account”. (The software will look for EOS Accounts with a matching public key).

4. Your EOS account should appear, select the account you’d like to use, and then click “Select Account”.

5. Enter the private key that matches the public key you first entered, then click “Compare Keys”.

6. Lastly, create a password that you’ll use to log into EOS VOTER with, and click “Save Account”. (OPTION You can also leave the password blank if you want to repeat this process every time).

7. Enter your password a second time to make sure the passwords match. Then click “Save Local Wallet”.

8. Read the EOS Constitution, and click “I accept these terms”.

9. Great! Now you’re wallet is all set up, and you can start voting for Block Producers. You can search for Block Producers by name in the search bar, or scroll through the list. You can select 1 to 30 Block Producers to vote for by checking on the second box beside that Block Producer’s name.

10. You’ll see all the Block Producer’s you’re voting for on the left hand side, and when you’re ready to vote, click the green “Submit votes for selected producers” button.

11. A dialog box will pop up, and ask you to confirm, when you’re ready, click “Submit Votes”

Congratulations, you’ve now made your voice heard by voting for EOS block producers!

One final thing!

To prevent block producers from benefiting from people who vote once and then don’t stay active, all votes decay at a half life of 50% per year. This means , you’ll need sign back in every once in awhile and click on “vote” again to refresh your votes. Nice thing is that your account remembers who you voted for last, so if you’re still happy with the same producers you just click the vote button and run it all through again.

 

We hope this guide was helpful for you!
Voting for good block producers helps protect your property.