The public discussion of the EOS's decentralization level entered the next level. Community activists revealed that there are six block producers controlled by one entity.
The EOS New York block producer published a series of tweets demonstrating that six BPs in the EOS blockchain system are in fact the same team: stargalaxybp, validatoreos, eoszeusiobp1, eosunioniobp, eosathenabp1, eosrainbowbp.
"This is unacceptable. We have requested the signatures of the top 50 registered producers so that all token-holders may know who does and who does not condone such impropriety.”
EOS uses the Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) consensus mechanism. In accordance with this mechanism, network participants use their tokens to select block producers (BPs), which pack blocks with transactions and transfer them to other BPs operating like miners in PoW blockchain systems.
It is curious that the name of the email used to register domains of these six block producers, eoshenzhen, coincides with the name of one of one controversial EOS BP. The EOS community had already stated that EOShenzhen, the 59th largest EOS BP, was creating mirror profiles in order to gain control over larger share of EOS BP market.
Although these six BPs did not get enough votes to enter the list of the 21 active block producers, each one of them receives financial reward worth $300 per day in EOS tokens. In total, six BPs earn a minimum of $1,800 per day or $54,000 per month.
According to EOS New York, these six accounts were supported by the South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb during the last vote.