Eden Test Election #2: We Have a New Satoshi 

The new Satoshi is … Ami Heines

The other board members are:

Ami proposed the following during the first round:

  • An open source package that integrates with hardware (e.g. biometric) to secure things like domain names by creating public/private keys.

In concluding his statement, Ami used these words to demonstrate a willingness to push the limits of existing technology:

I’m not sure if it’s possible...

Networks within Networks

There’s a lot to unpack in Ami’s idea. The open source package could exist as a ‘mini site’ for friends and family to open EOS accounts. Things like security procedures could also be integrated into the ‘family’ dynamic, and/or even the employment of multisig via an extended community.

About Ami Heines

Ami Heines is a software engineer and freelance advisor. Development has been part of his life since childhood. His experience extends across a wide spectrum of computer science fields including at the managerial and cyber security levels.

Thanks Ami! Looking forward to seeing your ideas manifest into reality.

Note that Chris Barnes was the symbolic winner.

For the full results, view the Google document, this Reddit thread, or visit EOSCommunity.org.


Watching the political playoff system a second time around delivers a more powerful feel. I attribute it to having a Satoshi (Chris Barnes) in office. If this is your first experience with an EdenOS election, listen to what Chris had to say in Everything EOS Governance News - Trial 'Satoshi' of Eden Farewell w/Chris Barnes, and then re-experience the second test election.

Instead of looking at groups as just moving through a process, this second test election has the power to end or extend the previous agenda of the Satoshi Barnes administration. This was a huge factor missing in the alpha test.

Dan on EdenOS

As Dan Larimer discussed (see video at the end of this article), it’s about the power generated when people come together in increasingly greater numbers. What EdenOS fractal governance allows for is that every participating voice is meaningful. 

More Free Voices

Americans know they have the freedom to speak their minds. Once primarily the focus of influence at the local community level (e.g. at town halls), modern Americans often feel that their voices go largely unheard. This can be overwhelming, and even disheartening, within the relatively new Internet dynamic.

Corporations and marketing teams have invested a lot in trying to get their audiences to feel that their opinions matter. Rarely are such efforts more than cosmetic marketing.

Social media is riddled with overwhelming influence from whales and the platforms themselves (Facebook, Twitter, and similar administrative bodies). Individuals with good ideas may have once benefited from these platforms, but today, most look elsewhere.

EdenOS seeks to solve this and associated issues once and for all.


Meaningful discourse is at the heart of every EdenOS voting round. The tech is built around this principle. It’s a solution for issues like the vote buying employed by some block producers.

Valued voices is something that few other blockchains appreciate. Nor is it something that the traditional democratic process can handle beyond tallying a number. Even if EdenOS participants were to be bought off, the IFPS-recorded videos would be telling.

Several issues occurred during the second election. Not everyone was able to join. Still others may hesitate due to a cumbersome process. Nevertheless, improvements were seen in areas of organization, decisiveness, and a general elevation of discourse geared toward action.

For more information, or just some motivation and fun, watch a recent video where Brandon Lovejoy asks Dan Larimer about the value of EdenOS:

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