We at DutchEOS are quite paranoid about security. That’s why we’ve been doing all our BP voting offline. Until now that is!
Online BP Voting has become ridiculously easy
To help grow the EOS community we set out to create a guide to Online Block Producer voting, and in the process we found out just how easy and painless online voting has become compared to only a few weeks ago. The voting process with the latest Scatter version has just three steps: adding the Scatter browser plugin, pairing it to a voting portal, and finally voting for your preferred producers.
Before the mainnet launched, online voting tools for testnets were a pain to use. Offline voting was the sensible alternative. We’re glad to see this has changed!
Scatter browser add-on makes it possible
The key to seamless Online Voting is in the Scatter browser add-on. We found it to be very user-friendly, while offering as much control over your accounts as you can wish for. It’s use goes much further than just voting; it acts as a gatekeeper for any kind of authorized action you want to perform on the EOS network. It does not dream up those actions by itself, but rather it receives them from any website that you pair up with it. This creates an elegant and powerful seperation of responsibilities.
Scroll through the walkthrough to learn all the details: