BuildTeam EOS Block Producer Candidacy Announcement

in eos •  8 days ago

“Creating Simple Solutions to Real-World Problems Using Blockchain Technology.”


Official Candidate Name - BuildTeam

Location


BuildTeam is a geo-diverse team of blockchain entrepreneurs, developers and business professionals. Our team runs its operations out of a Discord private team server and has a public Discord channel as listed above. We are currently in talks with our legal partners, Duncan Cotterill, regarding formally incorporating in the crypto friendly jurisdiction of Malta along with other major crypto projects and exchanges.

Introduction


BuildTeam is formally announcing its candidacy as Block Producer for the EOS blockchain.

It is our firm belief that blockchain technology has the power to transform humanity and provide a new way of life for the world’s masses. In fact, blockchain has already done much to advance that lofty goal through the implementation of decentralized, trustless architecture.

In an effort to impact even more lives and assist humanity in realizing its full potential, our organization believes it has the experience and track record required to become responsible stewards of the EOS blockchain as an EOS Block Producer to help bring about a new and better world, a decentralized world!

Members of our distributed team are based in locations across the globe, including Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Greece, the Netherlands and S.E. Asia. BuildTeam operates its own public nodes, utilizing graphene technology and is supported by a strong infrastructure consisting of several blockchain based services.

BuildTeam has extensive experience building enterprise solutions on pre-existing graphene blockchains including Bitshares and Steem. We look forward to providing the same level of outstanding service to the EOS network planned to launch on June 2nd, 2018.



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Our Team

Ricardo Ferreira - @thecryptodrive - CEO


Ricardo Ferreira - @thecryptodrive, is an industrial and tech serial entrepreneur, with an extensive history of business experience. His previous roles include acting as a co-founder of an Internet Service Provider and following that role he acted as a CEO of a steel and industrial services business. Beyond those roles he has also acted as chairman of various commercial and residential property body corporates. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Information Systems and Marketing as well as a long list of diplomas in Financial Accounting, Media Studies and Metallurgy.

His journey in the blockchain space started off with him being external consultant to Brave New Coin, where he was fortunate to have been mentored by CEO Fran Strajnar; and is connected to many key players in the crypto space and has built up his blockchain contacts over time.

Ricardo’s many accomplishments involving blockchain include being a driving force behind Steem services such as Steemvoter, Minnowbooster and Steemsports. He also acts as a top 10 witness on the Steem blockchain and is one of the first thought leaders around the token leasing concept which came to life as the @minnowbooster Delegation Leasing Market (DLM).

Ricardo’s contributions have been recognized by industry leaders in the space and he is one of the visionaries responsible for building a more robust Steem ecosystem and the advancement of blockchain technology in general.

@cryptomancer - CFO


As the CFO of BuildTeam, Cryptomancer is responsible for Python development related to BuildTeam's innovative Bitshares token staking system. He is looking forward to returning to C++, his strongest programming language, to explore the exciting new possibilities offered by EOS.

Cryptomancer hails from Issaquah, a small town near Seattle in the United States. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2003 with a B.S. in computer science and a minor in mathematics. Seeking adventure, he immediately moved to Japan, and has been living with his wife & daughter in Tokyo ever since.

His alternate day job: a software developer for a big global investment bank. But his real passion is cryptocurrencies, through which he hopes to escape the rat race and secure a life of freedom for himself & his family. He joined the Steem social media platform in August 2016, looking at it as a promising new investment for his portfolio, and became involved with BuildTeam projects soon after.

@reggaemuffin - CTO


Our main developer & technical expert for BuildTeam, @reggaemuffin is a German student of Computer Science who is passionate about approaching crypto currencies from a social perspective. He has a focus on building applications that fulfill concrete needs in the most ethical way possible, user centric and fair.

@reggaemuffin brings a lot of developer talent to the table. He is proficient in many programming languages including but not limited to Java, PHP, Python, Javascript, and Ruby. He has developed an outstanding skill set which makes him the perfect leader when it comes to tackling the challenges related to blockchain development.

He is running a top 40 witness on the Steem blockchain and is engaging in the technical discussion of where to go with the platform. With EOS he is looking forward to in-depth discussions on the technical bits of the chain and to new ideas how to improve the ecosystem.

Paulius Uza - @upheaver - Head of Development


Paulius joined BuildTeam in the beginning of 2018 and is heading the development team under the guidance of CTO @reggaemuffin.

With over 10 years of full-stack development experience in multiple programming languages and 12 years working with UI/UX design and graphics, Paulius represents a rare mix of skills which are necessary to build modern and easy to use web and mobile applications.
Previously he was the CTO at one of the Europe's largest Forex companies as well as founder with multiple successful exits.

Originally from Lithuania, Paulius currently resides in Greece, where he helps local entrepreneurs establish and run scalable businesses. He is also an avid angel investor having invested in over 10 companies in the San Francisco Bay area and Greece. Paulius speaks 6 languages and enjoys painting and photography in his free time.

Nelson Ferreira - @nelkeljdm - Systems Administrator


Our Systems Administrator & Infrastructure expert for Buildteam, Nelson Ferreira - @nelkeljdm , is a highly skilled virtualization expert and shared storage specialist with nearly 20 years of experience in infrastructure, data-center architecture, design and implementation.

He was a founder and shareholder of a South African IT and internet services provider for 9 years before moving on to industrial and pharmaceutical hardware infrastructure scoping, design and implementation.

Nelson has worked with the majority of "Blue Chip" companies within the South African mining and steelworks industry. He has also assisted food processing plants and bulk product manufacturers such as soap and hygiene plants overcome downtime and saving them millions of Dollars by building highly redundant networks with supporting server and storage hardware infrastructure. He has ventured out into the wilds of Botswana to apply the same principles of redundancy and resilience to one of the largest Copper Nickel mining plant's in Africa.

@techblogger - Business Development Manager


The role of business development manager held by @techblogger consists of conducting continuous market research analysing the current state of the global blockchain industry and BuildTeam’s place within it. @techblogger is responsible for the improvement of BuildTeam’s overall marketing plan and business development growth strategy.

As a graduate of Western Washington University’s Faculty of Business Management he has a background focused on sales, marketing, management and economics. His primary skills revolve around creating effective copy for sales and marketing documents, building strong business relationships which result in additional partnerships and organizational skills focused around increasing the scope and complexity of departments as well as contributing to policy improvements which result in a more streamlined organization.

@furious-one - Customer Support Manager


Based in Europe, Estonia, @furious-one has been managing an IT-related support business for more than 10 years. He began as an IT technician but soon realized he had other strengths to pursue and now runs an independent consultancy. Every client and their individual needs must be mapped and connected to the necessary professionals in each field. Looking over the well-being and prosperity of customers is a top priority. Customers can always turn to @furious-one to find an answer to their problem.

@furious-one began working on Steem in June, 2017. As a member of the community, he quickly made contact with BuildTeam, the leading pioneer in Steem-based services. @furious-one has effectively been able to manage a difficult task of providing first class service to BuildTeam’s growing list of users. While services and customers evolve and change, all services need an effective link between their user-base and the development team. In this case, @furious-one is that link.

@beekart - Art Director


As the Art Director for BuildTeam, @beekart focuses on major design decisions and is responsible for branding and visual development of the products and services built by the team.

Beekart originally trained to be an IT professional but due to his passion and love for art, in his early 20's he decided to make a career change and train to become a professional artist and designer. Since 2008 he has worked as a freelance concept artist & illustrator.

@beekart has made contributions to numerous projects ranging from games to films, publications and visual development for brands. Since September 2017 he has been active on the Steem social media platform sharing his work and actively engaging with the community through his participation in art contests. He has also organized several art contests and has written thoughtful tutorials designed to help his fellow artists on the platform.

@steembusiness - Head of Business Strategy & Planning

@steembusiness has a degree in International Business with a focus on Change Management. He holds an impressive track record of previous employers primarily focused in the field of global sales. Most of his work up until this point has included the support of international, mostly scandinavian based, subsidiaries in regard to Change Management issues.

After transitioning from Europe to the Asian-Pacific area. He most recently worked as a Sales & IT Consultant in ERP System Implementations and focused on challenging tasks like his organization's recent efforts to restructure subsidiary companies. @steembusiness has been extremely effective in building organizational systems designed to improve efficiency throughout BuildTeam and leading efforts to build out the organization's roadmap and global business strategy.

Chris Linton - Legal Advisor


Chris Linton is a partner at Duncan Cotterill attorneys in New Zealand, she has deep corporate/commercial, M&A, governance, critical infrastructure and technology expertise, advising public and private sector entities in New Zealand and offshore. This spans corporate advisory, foreign investment (greenfields, acquisition, distributorship, joint ventures, and ongoing NZ operations), strategic alliances, ICT projects and transactions (including negotiation and dispute resolution), outsourcing, blockchain, cloud, digital, fintech and gaming.

Chris also advises tech start-ups and high growth companies on structuring, investment and governance. She has significant experience working within client businesses, leading client teams involved in high value - high risk acquisitions, major tech projects and key commercial negotiations (including dispute resolution) with global suppliers.

Linton has previously been a partner at a commercial specialist firm and a large New Zealand law firm; she worked in London with leading global firm Linklaters on cross border M&A and corporate financing, and has developed close professional and commercial relationships within New Zealand and internationally.

Chris is also President of the New Zealand Scandinavian Business Association, on the Committee of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand (BANZ), and Treasurer of Franklin Toastmasters.



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BuildTeam Partners

Privex.io


Our technology and infrastructure advisory partner is Privex; a cloud based hosting provider with a privacy centric ethos.

Privex is one of the first hosting providers offering crypto-only payment options and providing word-class dedicated server solutions with geo-diverse locations across Germany, Sweden and Finland with personal service and custom advice tailored for the blockchain industry.

Privex CEO, @someguy123 has experience as a top 10 Steem witness and is an active blockchain developer in the Litecoin and Steem communities.

Duncan Cotterill


Duncan Cotterill has grown to become one of the leading law firms in New Zealand, achieved by having a clear vision and a strong set of values to being totally committed to working alongside their clients to help them achieve their goals.Chris Linton is a partner at Duncan Cotterill with vast blockchain industry experience, making her firm the right candidate to provide BuildTeam with legal advisory services and incorporation advice.

Social Wallet


BuildTeam is an ICO and advisory partner to the Social Wallet project.

Social Wallet is the the next generation peer-to-peer tipping platform with “Zero Knowledge Recipient” protocol, allowing users to send crypto to other users over social media without the need to know their wallet address.



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Our Core Values


Honesty, Integrity and Ethical Decision Making

BuildTeam prides itself on all three of these qualities. Its founders and builders have a long track record of accountability and ethical practice. There’s nothing more valuable to long term success than following through on your word. We stand by our policies and statements and it’s all there, easily accessible on the Steem blockchain for anybody to audit. Thus we aim to maintain a high level of transparency & ethical behavior in all that we do. When you deal with us, you know you will have a trustworthy partner.

Our Vision


To improve lives and increase quality of living for all human beings through thoughtful application of blockchain technology.

Our Mission


To build the EOS platform and community into the largest and most utilized network ecosystem in the world.

  • Education
    To educate the public about the EOS network and the growing EOS dApp ecosystem.

  • Stability
    To improve stability of the EOS network by implementing cutting edge technical software and hardware solutions.

  • Awareness
    To increase awareness of the positive aspects & transformative power of blockchain technology through the implementation of effective marketing campaigns with an emphasis on the EOS blockchain and its ecosystem.

  • Responsibility
    To maintain a healthy and thriving EOS ecosystem through constant expansion of network and protocol support services.



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Goals and Objectives


First and foremost we will need the support of voters to become successfully elected to run a block producer node on the EOS network. Assuming we are elected as block producer we will make strides to accomplish the following goals and objectives:

To educate the public about the EOS platform through the creation and distribution of resources which may include but aren’t limited to documentation, tutorials, powerpoint presentations and interactive web apps. We believe that by making such materials readily available, network growth adoption will increase as a direct result of our efforts. Knowledge is power in the hands of the people, and the single best way to push towards the critical cascading network effect needed to make EOS a household name.

To work within the community to foster adoption of common standards that present a united public face for EOS as a whole.

To develop cutting edge infrastructure designed around principles of efficiency, stability, speed and accountability. To expand upon existing EOS infrastructure to encourage the speed of network adoption and expansion.



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Our Governance


BuildTeam has an innovative new model of governance when compared to traditional organizations. Instead of employees the organization fosters teamwork and refers to its staff as builders. The organization follows democratic principles and utilizes a distributed power structure, in which qualified builders are asked to propose and vote on initiatives taken by the organization. Each builder is in charge of a specific function in the organization’s day to day operations and applies their specific talents towards the growth of the organization as a whole.

The BuildTeam BP Constitution


BuildTeam has spent a large amount of time reviewing the finer points made in the proposed EOS draft constitution brought forth by EOS 42 recently. Based on careful research, we strongly support the principles outlined in the draft.

As a responsible custodian of blockchain technology, we believe in taking a unified approach to community leadership. If all EOS block producers follow the same constitution, the strength of the overall project will be increased and therefore, the likelihood of the project succeeding and becoming a new paradigm for the technological relations of humanity will be greatly improved.



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Financial Proposal


As a company providing blockchain based solutions, we know how important it is to give back to the community. At the same time, being properly prepared for market volatility is also a primary concern. Therefore, we have prepared a financial proposal that accounts for both of these factors while maximizing the efficiency of internal operations. Upon election as an EOS block producer, BuildTeam will allocate block rewards in the ratio shown below:

Savings (25%)


Cryptocurrency is a volatile industry. Bear markets and other unforeseen circumstances put operations at risk assuming a plan that accounts for these situations is not put in place beforehand. Furthermore, funds are required urgently at times for unexpected reasons such as emergency maintenance or equipment upgrades. Setting aside some savings ensures we will always have a buffer available so that business can continue uninterrupted no matter the circumstances.

Operational Costs (50%)


In order to always serve the community as a reliable and stable block producer, we have allocated 50% of all funds to keep the operation running properly. These funds will be used to cover basic expenses which may include but may not be limited to salaries, hardware, taxes, administration, costs for legal advisors, etc.

Community Funding (25%)


As previously mentioned above, we are well aware of the high importance of the community and greatly respect its role in bringing overall improvements to the EOS blockchain and its ecosystem. This is why we have made the decision to reinvest a quarter of our funds back into the community with a focus on funding EOS related projects with high potential. We stand by a firm commitment to improve the EOS ecosystem in every way possible.

Future Adjustments in Favor of Community


BuildTeam reserves the right to change the above allocation in favor of additional community funding at any time to ensure further growth of the EOS network. Our main focus is on running a stable operation in order to be a reliable block producer and will make an effort to limit costs to a realistic & reasonable value.



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Technical Specifications


We have planned for a highly fault tolerant node infrastructure, leveraging & building upon our experience in running Steem witness nodes and highly utilized public RPC nodes. The Steem community would stand behind us in confirming our proven track record in this area. For example, we maintain one of the most well known and reliable Steem RPC node clusters in which we provide free access for the community to use.

We have chosen Privex as our node hosting provider. This brings the advantage of using a provider friendly to the crypto community, and we already have a good established working relationship with them as contacts to help advise on future scaling issues as we grow. Privex hardware is reliable and proven, with European data centers we can utilize immediately (we have decided to avoid US locations as SEC regulations around EOS are not yet clear).

We have chosen Germany for our primary node and Finland for our backup node.

Our current plan can be seen as follows. Please keep in mind that this plan is still subject to change as circumstances evolve:

Primary Node

Data center: Germany
OS: Ubuntu 16.04
Server type: Cloud Server
Processor: Dedicated Intel Xeon E5
RAM: 256 GB DDR4
Disk space: 2x480 GB SSD
Bandwidth: 50 TB @ 1gbps

Backup Node

Data center: Finland
OS: Ubuntu 16.04
Server type: Cloud Server
Processor: Dedicated Intel Xeon E5
RAM: 256 GB DDR4
Disk space: 2x480 GB SSD
Bandwidth: 50 TB @ 1gbps

These initial specs should be high enough to provide excellent service for quite some time after initial mainnet launch, but we are fully prepared to scale up to 1 TB of RAM or higher and will engage our contacts at Privex to ensure we have plenty of room to grow as operations proceed.

Scaling Plan


Our hardware scaling plan consists of a monitoring based approach:

  • Active monitoring of the node capacity and health through distributed business intelligence dashboard
  • Manual provisioning of new nodes as soon as the capacity of our hardware reaches 75%
  • Automated provisioning of nodes in case of capacity spikes over 85%



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Community Benefit Projects


BuildTeam prides itself in having corporate-social responsibility ingrained into its ethos, community partnerships and engagement are key to the success of any ecosystem and BuildTeam recognises that supporting the community and winning over hearts and minds will create a strong base to catapult the success of the EOS platform. BuildTeam will continually look for opportunities to build on EOS and extend the usability of the platform to the masses.

The projects currently identified as viable are described as follows:

GameTokens


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Initially BuildTeam will use its experience in creating and operating its own token on the Bitshares network to create tokens on EOS, further adding to the utility of EOS. Our initial project dubbed “Game Tokens”, will be launched to explore the integration of an EOS based token into mobile games, it is estimated that a smartphone is utilised for games 38% of the time as opposed to 18% on social media, furthermore circa 20% of all gamers are already involved with crypto currencies. BuildTeam aims to capitalise on these statistics for greater market penetration than a social media project could achieve and use GameTokens to leverage gaming communities to increase EOS adoption.

Having successfully secured the domain gametokens.io, BuildTeam aims to create the GameTokens (GT) token on the EOS platform and integrate it into bespoke and existing mobile and desktop games. Our team members are already connected to the gaming industry in one form or the other and this project makes for the natural progression of BuildTeam into this space, while simultaneously creating utility and wider distribution of the EOS platform to non-crypto users.

Marketing EOS/ EOS Projects on Steem and Global Billboards


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BuildTeam has been active in promoting other crypto projects and ICO’s on the Steem blockchain with its Steemvoter Guilds, harnessing its customer base to promote worthy content with maximum visibility on the trending page.

In partnership with the @steemdrive campaign, BuildTeam has crowdfunded billboards across the globe, the most recent being for the Social Wallet public offering. Billboards provide a certain real world validity that most other advertising mediums cannot offer, they are more censorship resistant than Facebook and Twitter advertising, which are often plagued with shadowbanning; in the face of discrimination of crypto projects by these and othe major internet players, billboards are now becoming more relevant than ever.

Our intention is to partially fund and crowdfund billboards for noteworthy projects on EOS as well as EOS itself, BuildTeam aims to become a startup incubator for EOS projects, assisting with copywriting, Steem blog promotion and billboard requisition. Billboards unite communities behind a common voice and increase euphoria, jubilation and engagement, we believe a positive marketing strategy should include billboard advertising and we will facilitate this to the best of our ability.



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Roadmap


The following represents our initial plan for EOS development going forward. We will continue to work on our various Steem projects and other blockchain initiatives in parallel, but for the sake of conciseness we limit ourselves to EOS specific items in this section:

Q2 2018


Make our BuildTeam BP announcement
Finalize server hosting arrangements & launch the BuildTeam node
Identify 3rd party security audit vendor & terms
Launch BuildTeam BP marketing and dev-ops departments
Negotiate contracts with third party game publishers to select initial target games for GameTokens integration

Q3 2018


Conduct our first EOS billboard marketing campaign
Review of node setup to assess performance and upgrade hardware if necessary
Launch the GameTokens (GT) token on EOS Mainnet
Start development efforts on integrating GT into first target game
Expand development team with new hires
Identify & plan for further community benefit projects

Q4 2018


Conduct a second EOS billboard marketing campaign in a different location
Second review of node setup to assess performance and upgrade hardware if necessary
Launch of first game with GT integration
Launch BuildTeam EOS blockchain Social Mobility pilot program for school children

Q1 2019 and beyond


Assess effectiveness of Social Mobility pilot program and refine concept as needed
Continue developing & launching additional GT enabled games
Develop & launch further community benefit projects
Continue scaling up node hardware as needed
Plan further EOS awareness marketing campaigns



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Position on Dividends


BuildTeam will not offer payment to EOS token voters under any circumstance. If elected, the organization has a firm commitment to gaining that privilege based on the merit of its team and past accomplishments. The organization is firmly committed to a no-payment policy for votes.



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Current Portfolio of Steem Projects


Although not directly related to EOS, we now highlight a couple of our leading projects for the Steem blockchain, evidence of our impact within that community and experience with graphene related technology. If elected an EOS block producer, we will bring all our formidable talent to bear on implementing equally useful projects for EOS utilizing some of the funding we will set aside for community improvement.

MinnowBooster


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MinnowBooster can be described as a series of tools or “Swiss Army Knife” for the Steem blockchain. The service features a fully functional voting market which facilitates the promotional sale of votes for the purpose of increased visibility on the platform. It also features investment options, like the MinnowBooster first of its kind Delegation Leasing Market (DLM), which allows users to lease and receive Steem Power (SP) from other users.

This service is unique to the Steem blockchain and has been active since June 2017. MinnowBooster also has a robust referral system and revolutionary whitelist system to ensure only quality content gets promoted for visibility on the platform. For more information, visit our website here: MinnowBooster.net

Steemvoter


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Steemvoter is an automated curation tool and voting bot which is incredibly simple to use. The service offers users the ability to control multiple accounts and automatically vote on content published by their favorite authors. Settings can be fine tuned to control exactly when to vote and how much voting power to use. Steemvoter ensures that users never miss out on curating posts and maximising potential curation rewards, tirelessly working for you around the clock 24/7! Check out our website here: steemvoter.com

High Performance RPC Full Node Cluster


The https://rpc.buildteam.io is a load balanced cluster of not one but two 512GB NVME Raid Servers and one 256GB SSD server. All servers in the cluster support all plugins and runs as a full node including account history.

Our RPC cluster is used by a lot of high profile projects for the STEEM blockchain and is publicly available and free to use.

Below are the response times for all the nodes that completed the test successfully at least once. Some of these were unable to repeat the test without throwing errors. Most full nodes were unable to complete this test reliably or even once, without failing.

The simple test consists of returning 100 blocks sequentially.

https://rpc.buildteam.io/ 0:00:02.580627
https://rpc.steemviz.com/ 0:00:49.912529
https://steemd.minnowsupportproject.org/ 0:01:39.423780
https://steemd.privex.io/ 0:02:53.363142



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Job Opportunities


BuildTeam is a blockchain development company with services built around enhancing blockchain ecosystems.

We are currently looking for talented full stack and blockchain developers (familiar with EOS testnet) to help us achieve some of our larger roadmap items set for completion in 2018. We offer outstanding remuneration through our own Bitshares BUILDTEAM token and milestone completion bonuses for the right candidate.

More specifically, we are looking for developers that are familiar with React and Node.js. Further experience using RabbitMQ and Vue.js is favorable. The candidate must be fluent in English and be able to demonstrate significant experience and ability to work independently through a body of completed work.

Familiarity with microservice architecture, while not required, is also a huge plus. Applicants should get in touch with us through discord and inquire about employment opportunities there.



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Contact Us


We hope you take a moment to review our services in more depth. If you have any questions about how to get involved with BuildTeam or specific questions relating to this EOS block producer candidacy announcement, feel free to visit our website or contact us through discord.

Website
https://buildteam.io

BUILDTEAM Bitshares UIA
http://www.cryptofresh.com/a/BUILDTEAM

EOS.io Community Testnet

Testnet Representatives Telegram Contacts:
Ricardo Ferreira (@thecryptodrive)
Cryptomancer (@bt_cryptomancer)

Test Node Name: buildteam

Social Media
https://steemit.com/@buildteam
https://discord.gg/S37bYma
https://www.reddit.com/r/buildteam/
http://www.twitter.com/@buildteamio
https://t.me/BuildTeam (news)
https://t.me/joinchat/C5aYWgwuaGRuRsPKciHVWQ (Investors Club)



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Thank you to our team for their dedication, passion and talent in making this application and everything we do possible. Thank you for making @buildteam what it is today and helping shape what it will be tomorrow. I salute each one of you and pray you may all forever be blessed.

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Proud to be part of the @buildteam family!

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:) proud to have you in the family, hehe.

any benefits for buildteam investors?

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Hi @ash, yes there will be ... block producer funds help with developing projects on EOS and attract further talent, project revenue share will accrue to BuildTeam investors.

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thanks, that's what I needed to know. will invest more :)

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Thanks @ash, I'll DM you on Telegram, I know how you can help boost BT tokens.

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sure!

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I have sent you a message on Telegram to your fav account, please check.

I've seen BuildTeam before online or here on Steemit but never really knew what you guys do. I think this post provided a very clear picture of what you are all about. Looking at your team and the projects you've helped build thus far I think EOS is more than in good hands. I was actually very impressed with your team, and the projects alike. I didn't even know you helped build the Steem platform, wow! I happen to use Minnowbooster and Steemvoter services as well. Great job. You add so much value to the community guys.

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Thanks for your kind words and support. Seeing people use our services and benefit from our efforts makes it all worthwhile! We won't let the community down, and look forward to having the same positive impact on EOS that we've had on Steem so far.

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I'm sure most would agree with me when I say you are doing a stellar job. Word is that Steem and EOS are gonna do well this year, and those are both your projects. And we are talking about the entire ecosystem of cryptocurrencies, and Steem and EOS are up there. In fact Steem was rated number 2 top crypto by the Chinese government. China Ranks Ethereum as the World’s Best Blockchain Network, Bitcoin at #13 and STEEM is number 2. How cool is that? And it's all your work.

Why aren't you guys considering Switzerland? Would be great to have you around the corner and I'm sure the guys from @cryptoworldzug would love to help you settle here. Check them out, they're organising a conference in June right now.

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Switzerland was one of the jurisdictions we considered. We consulted with our law partners at Duncan Cotterill on a number of possibilities actually, and Malta ended up suiting our needs the best.

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Well, keep up the good work. I love the project and work you guys are doing. It would be great if you guys made it easier to buy some more stakes with SBD's, other than that I'm very happy and I see a great future for you guys!

This is a totally great initiative and thanks for the continued support you are showing us. Wish you luck and prosperity in your endevours. You make us see the future in EOS, thanks again @buildteam!

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Our pleasure, we intend to contribute what we can to make Steem and EOS amazing.

EOS brings a lot of potential to advance the overall state of blockchain technology, and I'm incredibly excited that we have the opportunity to be involved as a block producer candidate. I'm proud of our team and proud of all the community support we've received so far. You guys rock!

Here's to taking it to the next level. champagne-160867_640.png

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I'm also very proud of the teamwork represented in this announcement post. There is no reason why BuildTeam shouldn't be a driving force behind merging the Steem and emerging EOS communities because after all, both communities support revolutionary blockchains enabling all sorts of social mobility projects and a new decentralized future.

I am finding that block producers are taking center stage in making educational content about EOS. I'll be eagerly paying attention to the content you produce!

Hey! glad to have you guys as BP, I am a big fan of your work on steem.

I would also like to invite you to our testnet: Aurora: https://steemit.com/blockproducer/@eosargentina/introducing-eos-aurora

Hoping to hear a lot more from you guys!

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Thanks for the heads up regarding your testnet. Now that we have announced our candidacy, joining one or more community testnets is one of our next steps. I may take a look at what you guys have in the days ahead.

I wish you good luck, guys!!! Great team and a great platform are the keys to success! I am interested in EOS platform myself, waiting for it to grow rapidly very soon:) Following your project now!

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Thanks so much for your support and thoughtful reply. All best and please do keep watching this space.

What a monster team lineup! Great to see such big names involved here. Congratulations @buildteam!

I'm pretty sure you'll be doing an amazing job. Everything built on EOS is definitely worth looking at, so I'll be following your doings from now on.

Keep us posted and best of luck for that roadmap! :-)

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We will definitely keep the community informed as we go along. Thanks for your support and well wishes!

Cool! People with nice backgrounds in one team sounds really successful. I'm hoping a lot good things from this team in the next days.

Excellent post! I'm really excited you will also be involved in EOS governance and block production!

Question:

BuildTeam will not offer payment to EOS token voters under any circumstance.

Will the BUILDTEAM token be involved in any way related to this new BuildTeam project? As in, will any potential profits from this be completely separate from any other BuildTeam ventures which funnel into the BUILDTEAM token?

I joined the eosDAC launch team more than a month ago and also have concerns about vote buying, but I'm not yet convinced decentralizing governance within a BP and potentially spreading some rewards to members counts as vote buying since there is no compensation for a vote, just a value add like any other value add. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

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Our thoughts on this subject are similar to your own and we do not think the operational model of eosDAC constitutes a form of vote buying. Vote buying, in the sense of directly offering people compensation in exchange for their vote, can be seen as a type of bribe, turning the election of BPs into a game of who has the deepest pockets instead of who has the best technical merits for the job. That kind of behavior is to be frowned upon. But with eosDAC tokens, people have a way to invest in the success of the organization which is decoupled from the act of voting. That's no different from investing in any other business, expecting you will receive profits if the business does well. Looking at it another way, I may invest in shares of Microsoft stock because I think they are a well run business, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I'll limit myself to only using Windows when Linux will do the job, and owning shares won't by itself instill in me any particular loyalty toward Microsoft.

Talking about BuildTeam now, we consider that being a block producer is one way of growing our business. Block producer income can support new development of additional projects for EOS, hiring more people for our development team, offsetting costs, etc in line with the proposed percentage breakdown in our post. And in general, increased business growth leads to increased value for BUILDTEAM tokens, so in that sense we expect expanding our services into EOS will have a positive impact for our investors. Overall revenue increases always have an impact on BUILDTEAM tokens, and we don't keep profits from any one project segregated from the others.

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Thank you. I really like the example you gave with owning shares.

Will your block producer income not be considered revenue for BuildTeam, but kept separate as funds to invest in BuiltTeam projects which then generate revenue which is then shared via BUILDTEAM?

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A portion of block producer income will be set aside for exactly that purpose, yes. And if there is anything leftover from the rest after subtracting company savings & EOS related operating expenses, then that leftover amount will contribute to general revenues. So we've got something of a hybrid approach which we feel is a balanced way to manage the funds.

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Very interesting @cryptomancer! This answers a bit more the question I asked (that you answered) in a previous post from @buildteam .
Regards, @gold84

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I agree @lukestokes! I was also thinking about the same you asked here some days ago in another post from Buildteam. Very interesting to see what this new business activities generate to BT.

Regards, @gold84

Another big leap for BuildTeam.

It's a pleasure seeing you guys develop yourselves and creating new blockchain solutions.

Congratulations to the whole team.

Hi @thecryptodrive and @cryptomancer ! I have been researching about all the projects you are doing, and your contributions to Steem and Bitshares and I enjoy learning everything you are doing.

That is was when I heard about the BT Buildteam token from @felander post, I started to learn about your innovative business model and way to distribute funds from the services Builteam produces.

Thanks for all what you have been doing, and looking forward to learn about you will also be doing with EOS!

By the way, this new services you will be building for EOS, will also impact on the stakes of people having BT tokens? This is something interesting to know, and how the value of BT can be impacted by this.

Regards, @gold84

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Thanks for your interest and support! Being a block producer is one way of growing our business. Block producer income can support new development of additional projects for EOS, hiring more people for our development team, etc. And in general, increased business growth leads to increased value for BT tokens, so in that sense yes, we expect expanding our services into EOS will have a positive impact for our investors. Exactly how much of an impact is not something we can predict, however.

I Love what @Buildteam is doing especially with @socialwallet which in my Opinion is going to change the World.............................

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We also think @socialwallet is going to do amazing things for mainstream adoption, making it easy for people to send cryptocurrency safely through social media. We are thankful to have them as one of our partners and look forward to seeing their platform grow.

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Thank You @cryptomancer I appreciate what you just said about what is going to happen with @socialwallet it is very exciting...............

its good to see you guys expanding into new territories, this means different coins as income streams and that should mitigate a bit of the volatility of depending only on steem

So will the BT token still be the one used to pay out any profits made and will the payout be only in steem but potentially in EOS as well ?

thanks and keep it up. I am happy I have kept the few Buildteam tokens I had. Might even be getting a bit more now

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Diversifying our exposure away from Steem to reduce risk is one of the big arguments in favor of expanding business onto other platforms like EOS. We don't have any plans to introduce another token similar to BT. When we get revenues in multiple currencies, having staking payouts be in multiple currencies as well is one option we are considering. Or we may just convert everything to Steem and keep that as the single payout currency for simplicity. There are arguments for & against each approach, and it's something we're still debating internally. No final decision on that has been made yet. As a BT tokenholder yourself, which way would you prefer?

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its a little bit more of a hassle for you guys but I personally would join you in a diversification. On a personal investment level it makes more sense for me. I do not have to much in crypto but to big a part is becoming steem so I would take the extra effort to create more wallets and such to receive other coins for my buildteam stake
maybe you can set up a vote for the community alongside what you are thinking of internally.

on a side note, what would someone need to do to be eligable for your witness votes? I see you are only voting for 15 witnesses and as someone trying to breakeven and even get a second server for backup and seed node your vote would really help out.
@swisswitness is our server
if you have any questions please feel free to check our initial post or get in touch with me on discord: @felander#5662
if you can freely spare a vote then please use this steemconnect link:
https://steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=swisswitness&approve=1

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Thanks for your thoughts on that. I don't proactively look for witnesses to personally vote as BuildTeam keeps me quite busy, but I'm always willing to listen if people want to approach me about getting my vote. Send me a DM via Discord and convince me you would be a good witness to vote for.

I will consider voting for you as BP because of your technical know-how and ability to deliver. However, this...

MinnowBooster can be described as a series of tools or “Swiss Army Knife” for the Steem blockchain. The service features a fully functional voting market which facilitates the promotional sale of votes for the purpose of increased visibility on the platform.

Is one reason I may NOT be voting for you. This whole vote buying racket may end up being the death of Steem and Steemit. I will admit I have used those services but through my experiences I have determined that vot buying is not good. I don't think this is going to be allowed on EOS but if BPs start doing this kind of shit on EOS you will ruin that platform too.

Very cool to see more ppl stepping to be BPs

great post

@buildteam is a strong pillar on this platform. It's quite interesting to know the team is has taken up on EOS. I love steem and EOS, and I believe the future is bright.

I still can't believe @reggaemuffin is a lady.

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Lets wait until that lovely moment he/she reveal the true color

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Can't wait bro.

This is an excellent announcement and I'm sure you will be a very successful BP within the EOS environment.

Its great to get some background on the team.

Great news @buildteam! Your team does solid work and we support your EOS Block Producer candidacy. Keep kaBOOMIN over here!

wow, cool 👍Good luck buildteam team! 😉

Ahead for success to build steem

VERY GOOD AND WELDEVELOPED TEAM I EOS WHICH IS NOT AVAILABE FOR OTHER COINS!!!

man excellent post I think that this is an incredible project will give us interesting profits for investors and this project will contribute in many projects in different areas of the life

best regards!!!

Wow that's good news for the @buildteam work is fantastic thanks for sharing with us..

Fantastic post and great detail, you are on my vote list for sure.

congratulation ! oviously you have a good and right vision. i wish your success.

thank you

Sir I want to join your team and wish to be a part of this great community. Please guide me. I will visit your website too. Thanks for your cooperation and support.

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Hi @bangash, please join our discord channel https://discord.gg/S37bYma and contact @furious-one or @locke and let them know in which ways you envision you can contribute.

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Ok sir I will join and then contact ... Thanks for your guidance.

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Nice Project..

Great initiative and awesome team. I hope to hear great news of you guys in the future, I will definitely follow you!

Proud to be with @buildteam

Quality of life for all people would be clean water and food, what can blockchain do for us?

eos is going to the moon

I like that EOS and STEEM can compliment eachother and work towards projects that improve cypher projects and Crypto.

EOS always showing outstanding performance in every steps. I hope it will be continue in future. EOS system is more strong compare to others system. As a crypto lover & technology lover I believe the system compare to who behind the project. Thanks for your article.

Build Team this project is very creative and you can online exchange money:)

Congratulations @buildteam!
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I would love to hear your views on my post concerning STEEM 1.0
I am trying to get as much people as I can in the discussion. Thanks.
https://steemit.com/steem/@kayyam09/steem-finally-on-its-way-out-of-beta-steem-1-0

This is a very exciting service/project. I’m going to look into BuildTeam further. Followed and resteemed. Thanks for sharing.

I am Intatested

Your posts are wonderful my love, it's just a lot of help for people like me who have a lot of ignorance in the subject, with simple words you get to understand perfectly, thanks.Greeting from South America

Thank you to our team for their dedication, passion and talent in making this application and everything we do possible. Thank you for making @buildteam what it is today and helping shape what it will be tomorrow. I salute each one of you and pray you may all forever be blessed..

Waiting for this, really amazing. Thank you @buildteam for this project.

So nice post..good.

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Awesome stuff @buildteam! We really look forward at seeing what you guys have in store for us.

Don't think we have been formerly introduced, we are Traders & Investors Mentor Market (TIMM). We are also very involved in anything financial related, looking for individuals/organizations interested in sharing/seeking financial knowledge and wealth.

We would like to do so by creating a secure and centralized location where people like us can find what knowledge they seek in a fast, easy, and secure manner.

Feel free to follow us to stay in the loop with all we are planning to do in the near future.

Cheers!

Are there any benefits for the Buildteam investors?

many many thanks to the whole team @buildteam for the dedication, and talent to making this application to make all of it possible , excellent job ... you are really great . thanks once again

Lets go eos. Voted

team is best plan for every worl...every work when we start we need to first made a build a team...then we will be success

Saludos, buena publicación.. excelente..

Excellent, very good work, I hope you can continue to do it. Gold is worth every member. Thank you very much. Greetings to all and blessings. Successes are on the right path.

Hello, I have followed you and got votes on Steemit, be kind enough to follow me. Let's create a great community. Thanks & Best Regards

Pretty tight team. I'm loving the passion @buildteam and I'm loving the monnowbooster a lot..