Six EOS Block Producers Could be Controlled by Single Entity

The EOS community is now questioning the consensus mechanism of the project.

Despite all being based on the decentralized concept of the blockchain, many such projects faced allegations for being centralized, EOS being the latest.

EOS New York, a block producer of EOS, on Thursday claimed that six registered block producers on the network are managed by a single entity.

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The allegations are backed by the domain registration information of all six block producers, which are registered under the name of the same organization or individual.

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EOS is one of the major blockchain projects that is working on a smart contract platform capable of millions of transactions per second with no transactional fees.

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The project raised $4.1 billion in a year-long initial coin offering, becoming the largest ICO to date. It also attracted the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the suspicion of selling unregistered securities and was fined $24 million after settlement.

In the EOS ecosystem, block producers are equivalent to crypto miners or stakes in the different consensus mechanism.

Based on the delegated proof-of-stake mechanism, the network participants on EOS can stake tokens to vote for block producers as elected delegates. In addition, the block producers can also stake their investment in the network to form infrastructure and community support.

EOS New York now wants the removal of all six registered producers.

“We are therefore proposing the removal of the following registered producers: stargalaxybp, validatoreos, eoszeusiobp1, eosunioniobp, eosathenabp1, and eosrainbowbp,” one of the subsequent tweets by EOS New York stated.

EOS community also came forward to address the issue and some are pointing out problems with the consensus mechanism while others demanding reform in governance and voting system.

Earlier, Torn also faced allegations for being centralized by the former chief technology officer of the project.

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