EOS Block Producer Voting: A Step-By-Step Guide Using the Scatter Browser Extension
The following guide details the process of using the community developed Scatter browser extension and EOS Voting Portal tools to vote for EOS block producers.
Install the Scatter Browser Plugin
Create a Key Pair in Scatter
Create an Identity in Scatter
Vote for EOS Block Producers
Please consider voting for Account ‘stakedstaked’ as a block producer. Our qualification are listed at the bottom of this article. We would sincerely appreciate your support and vote!
Security Note: Block.one neither developed, nor officially supports the community developed Scatter browser extension or the EOS Voting Portal. Staked makes no representations or warranties with respect to the security of either the Scatter browser extension or the EOS Voting Portal.
Secure Offline Voting
For token holders who would prefer to vote from a secure air-gapped device, we would recommend using Tokenika’s open-source, offline voting tool available on Github at: https://github.com/tokenika/secure-bp-voting.
Tokenika has prepared a video demonstrating the offline voting process: https://youtu.be/_sJYuXOUHCc?t=4m30s
Use the following API endpoint to fetch the chain data: http://eosrpc.staked.us:8888/v1/chain/get_info
Staked operates the most secure, performant, and cost-effective block production nodes for decentralized PoS protocols on behalf of investors. Our multi-tier listening and signing node architecture delivers stakeholders the ideal combination of security, scalability and decentralization.
Staked nodes are deployed on high-performance computing resources in a multi-tier configuration that combines security and scalability while minimizing centralization on hardware providers. The infrastructure uses Kubernetes orchestration to ensure high availability and extremely low network latency, and can be scaled on-demand with network growth.
AWS Shield, Elastic Load Balancing and advanced IP address obfuscation techniques are used to defend against malicious network, transport and application layer denial of service attacks.
The listening cloud is comprised of publicly accessible nodes that dynamically allocate resources from multiple cloud service providers, including AWS, Digital Ocean, and Google Cloud. Orchestrated by Kubernetes, the listening cloud enables near-infinite scale, self-healing and a decentralized hardware infrastructure.
The signing servers are bare metal servers responsible for producing and signing blocks. They are secured in military grade data centers in the United States, have hardware signing modules for key security, and are fire-walled so they can only communicate with the listening servers.