Block Matrix will fully support, defend and educate others on the guidelines and governance set by the EOS Community Constitution.
We take this very seriously, as we feel it's crucial to the foundations that the EOS network is built upon.
Block Matrix will fully support and defend all decisions made by the appointed EOS Arbitration team.
We will not attempt to question or publically voice concerns on final decisions put in place by the appointed Arbitrators.
Block Matrix place the upmost importance on our ability to reliably and securely engage in block production.
Without block production, there is no chain. Therefore we commit to maintain and frequently upgrade our infrastructure to meet the demands of the network.
We also commit to open sourcing tools/apps/best practise for block producers, together we are stronger.
Block Matrix are an independent, self-funded company with complete control over the direction of their business.
We are not subject to any outside influences that could attempt to alter our focus.
We own 100% of our company and are legally registered as a limited company in the United Kingdom.
Block Matrix aims to earn votes through its ability to serve the EOS community and the network, not through solicitation or incentivised offers.
It's clear to us that if we are to truly create a self-governing ecosystem, then those in a position of authority must act in a manner with which others can respect.
We will never offer payment to EOS token holders or collude with other BPs in return for votes.
BP Registration Agreement
The intent of the blockmatrix1 action is to register an account as a BP candidate.
I, Block Matrix, hereby nominate myself for consideration as an elected block producer.
If Block Matrix is selected to produce blocks by the eosio contract, I will sign blocks with my producer key and I hereby attest that I will keep this key secret and secure.
If Block Matrix is unable to perform obligations under this contract I will resign my position by resubmitting this contract with the null producer key.
I acknowledge that a block is 'objectively valid' if it conforms to the deterministic blockchain rules in force at the time of its creation, and is 'objectively invalid' if it fails to conform to those rules.
Block Matrix hereby agrees to only use my producer key to sign messages under the following scenarios: proposing an objectively valid block at the time appointed by the block scheduling algorithm pre-confirming a block produced by another producer in the schedule when I find said block objectively valid confirming a block for which Block Matrix has received 2/3+ pre-confirmation messages from other producers.
I hereby accept liability for any and all provable damages that result from my: signing two different block proposals with the same timestamp with my producer key signing two different block proposals with the same block number with my producer key signing any block proposal which builds off of an objectively invalid block signing a pre-confirmation for an objectively invalid block signing a confirmation for a block for which I do not possess pre-confirmation messages from 2/3+ other producers.
I hereby agree that double-signing for a timestamp or block number in concert with 2 or more other producers shall automatically be deemed malicious and subject to a fine equal to the past year of compensation received and immediate disqualification from being a producer, and other damages. An exception may be made if Block Matrix can demonstrate that the double-signing occurred due to a bug in the reference software; the burden of proof is on Block Matrix.
I hereby agree not to interfere with the producer election process. I agree to process all producer election transactions that occur in blocks I create, to sign all objectively valid blocks I create that contain election transactions, and to sign all pre-confirmations and confirmations necessary to facilitate transfer of control to the next set of producers as determined by the system contract.
I hereby acknowledge that 2/3+ other elected producers may vote to disqualify Block Matrix in the event Block Matrix is unable to produce blocks or is unable to be reached, according to criteria agreed to among producers.
If Block Matrix qualifies for and chooses to collect compensation due to votes received, Block Matrix will provide a public endpoint allowing at least 100 peers to maintain synchronization with the blockchain and/or submit transactions to be included. Block Matrix shall maintain at least 1 validating node with full state and signature checking and shall report any objectively invalid blocks produced by the active block producers. Reporting shall be via a method to be agreed to among producers, said method and reports to be made public.
The community agrees to allow Block Matrix to authenticate peers as necessary to prevent abuse and denial of service attacks; however, Block Matrix agrees not to discriminate against non-abusive peers.
I agree to process transactions on a FIFO best-effort basis and to honestly bill transactions for measured execution time.
I Block Matrix agree not to manipulate the contents of blocks in order to derive profit from: the order in which transactions are included the hash of the block that is produced.
I, Block Matrix, hereby agree to disclose and attest under penalty of perjury all ultimate beneficial owners of my company who own more than 10% and all direct shareholders.
I, Block Matrix, hereby agree to cooperate with other block producers to carry out our respective and mutual obligations under this agreement, including but not limited to maintaining network stability and a valid blockchain.
I, Block Matrix, agree to maintain a website hosted at https://blockmatrix.network which contains up-to-date information on all disclosures required by this contract.
I, Block Matrix, agree to set Newcastle, GB such that Block Matrix is scheduled with minimal latency between my previous and next peer.
I, Block Matrix, agree to maintain time synchronization within 10 ms of global atomic clock time, using a method agreed to among producers.
I, Block Matrix, agree not to produce blocks before my scheduled time unless I have received all blocks produced by the prior producer.
I, Block Matrix, agree not to publish blocks with timestamps more than 500ms in the future unless the prior block is more than 75% full by either CPU or network bandwidth metrics.
I, Block Matrix, agree not to set the RAM supply to more RAM than my nodes contain and to resign if I am unable to provide the RAM approved by 2/3+ producers, as shown in the system parameters.