Introduction

HKEOS hereby presents it mission statement, principles, and code of conduct.

HKEOS is a Block Producer (BP) committed to transparency, security protection, and gross community happiness (GCH). Our Ownership and Corporate Disclosure can be found here.

We thank EOS42 and EOS New York for publishing their Block Producer code of conduct (respectively found here and here). In our draft beneath, we’ve adopted some of EOS42 and EOS New York’s same language where it resonates and made changes/additions where appropriate. We would also like to achkolwegde the influence of John Milburn who has been a great mentor to our team, Bhutan’s “Gross National Happiness” movement and the Burning Man principles which have all contributed to our code expressed here.

The HKEOS team has been supporting the EOS community since early 2018 and we are just getting started! We were honored to co-lead the secure launch of the EOS mainnet and are committed to supporting secure sustainable growth of the EOS platform and empowering the developer community with tools, education, and direct support (including our BP reward tokens) for select DAPP projects that increase community happiness.

Mission statement

The mission of HKEOS is to protect and increase gross community happiness through secure performance of the EOS blockchain and empowering EOS DAPP developers.

We achieve this through our four pillars:


  1. collaborating with the best technologists and BPs worldwide
  2. investing in a secure infrastructure
  3. empowering EOS developers
  4. transparent communication with the EOS community

Principles

  • We maintain that individual life, liberty, property, and happiness should be protected. We maintain that the EOSIO blockchain should increase gross community happiness.
  • We maintain that, in our collective effort to create a cryptographically secure and censor-free internet, the EOS.IO blockchain should remain open to all and for the betterment of the world.
  • We maintain that we will act in open transparency commensurate with the community’s will.

Code of Conduct

Honesty, Integrity and Ethics

We will act with honesty, integrity and apply the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our conduct. This includes abiding to all aspects of the EOS constitution and exceeding those where applicable, which includes never paying for votes.


Steward attitude

We understand that our role is to produce blocks and enact orders from arbitrations. We will do this with all diligence and promptness. To the best of our ability within legal constraints, we will disclose all information about our BP operations. We want EOS to succeed, and we want and believe that our participation is very beneficial to ensure that success.


Community Engagement

We will continue to participate and engage in all the Hong Kong forums related to the EOS user community, and continue to maintain the EOS.IO Hong Kong Telegram channel. We have started and will continue to help lead technical discussions such as the BP Infrastructure Telegram group. We pledge to accelerate and increase our presence and involvement via multiple methods, not only online, but also via participation, sponsorship and hosting of events worldwide in both major international cities and developing regions.


Radical Inclusion

We will act as the host for events in remote locations and provinces which are often overlooked. We want an inclusive, welcoming, stimulating, socio-cultural diverse and healthy environment. First and foremost, we will educate. Anyone may be a part of the EOS community. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community. (Burning Man Principle #1)


Worldwide

We will expand our social involvement in the international communities using all mediums. The language and cultural barriers are steep for many of us, but we shall invest more and more resources to both represent ourselves and our community, and to act as a global bridge between East and West.


Developing Economies

We will work with BPs and DAPP developers focussed on developing countries, to bring the power and capabilities of the governed blockchain to developing economies, especially in Asia and Africa which have large numbers of unbanked people, punished by the so-called "poor tax" of inefficient systems. We believe we can be a small part of creating improvements, which will benefit untold millions of lives.


Participation

We are committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in community, can occur only through personal participation. Everyone is invited to vote. Everyone is invited to participate in community decisions. Everyone is invited to experience happiness. “We make the world real through actions that open the heart” (Burning Man Principle #9).


Voter Education

We will encourage the EOS voting community to be informed and to vote their mind. We will educate and present information in a way which is accessible to the community, so that they are indeed informed voters.


Political and Financial Independence

We will maintain full operational and financial independence at all times. This includes no operational control by outside investors, and no ownership stake held by any individual or entity that holds vested interest stakes in other EOS.IO block producers. HKEOS will not collude with other block producers or run more than one BP node within any chain to further strengthen this principle.


High Network Performance

We will always place the highest priority on investing back into the required network infrastructure and people to enable the EOS network to perform at the highest level and scale effectively.


Excellent infrastructure

We will spare no cost or effort on servers and network connectivity, with dedicated high quality technical staff to operate 24/7/365. We will add API access in many locations worldwide, to maximize the public and DAPP benefit from our service.


Utility

We will seek to work with others in the global EOS community to continually improve the security and reliability of voting portals for all tokens holders. This may include support to independent efforts outside our direct control.


Cooperation

We will welcome all opportunities to cooperate with other global Block Producers, regardless of geographic location, that do not compromise our financial, political, or operational independence. We believe that cooperation is healthy for the whole ecosystem and allows for the completion of tasks larger than ourselves, including, but not limited to coordinating software upgrades, properly diversifying network infrastructure across wide geopolitical regions, and always listening to the community’s voice.


Transparency

We will provide transparency into our operating team, shareholders, and financials while exceeding that required by company law and the EOS.IO Constitution. The HKEOS team will be transparent to the community and will always seek to exceed ongoing community transparency requirements as they evolve.


Amendments to our Code of Conduct

Amendments to our Code of Conduct will be informed by the community’s will and will be broadcast to community members through all viable communication channels before formal adoption.