[MTW Toolbox] A new view of witnesses 👨‍đŸ’ģ


post en version FR dispo ici

As announced in my presentation post (available here) as a French-speaking witness, my goal was to create a small toolbox for the blockchain to learn a little bit more about this blockchain. This little toolbox mainly serves me as a playground for a bigger project.

Having made a Witness server it made sense for me to start with something for this part of the blockchain, if possible approaching it from a new or different angle.

Moreover, it might finally make working my #WITNESSWEEKEND that I've been trying to do since July 2018 đŸ¤Ŗ cf. here and here

Part I - Compatibility

The toolbox is compatible with Keychain (the most fluid way in my opinion), Signer or via your Active or Post Key. These 2 last ones are not saved anywhere (not even locally) and they never leave your device (only used at a time T to generate the transaction to send to the blockchain).

Part II - Features

The toolbox works on both blockchains (click on the logo of the blockchain to change), is multilingual (click on the flag to change) and has a light and dark theme (click on the moon icon to change). The connection is done just with the username (doesn't store any key neither locally nor on the server).


Part III - The votes Remover

The Vote Remover allows you to automate a complete cleanup of your votes for witnesses. The great spring cleaning, as it's called in France đŸ¤Ŗ


You can remove your votes on all or only the inactive ones (like @utopian-io and @wackou in my example) if you check the appropriate box. In the last case an additional line appears on the validation window.

Witness disapproval.png

Are considered inactive any witness that has not produced a Block for more than 2 months.

As it's an automated process, it's not compatible with Signers who only sign one transaction at a time in external url way.

Part IV - The Witnesses list

Possibility to search by name, display by number of voters or Hive Power received (VESTS converted to HP because I think this is more meaningful for everyone) all in ascending/descending order.


Chips explanation



If you are using a Keychain (and of course you are logged in and your keychain is unlocked) then clicking on the vote button will generate the transaction and send it to the blockchain. Otherwise the window below will open asking you to either use Signer or to enter your Active key.


Part V - Witness dashboard

The dashboard (this is not a final version but a first draft) aims to highlight each witness.


Let's take for example the one of @themarkymark, on the left side you find his witness information (ranking, web link, description, witness version, number of voters and power retrieved in HP).

Then you have production information such as:

  • Last produced block: last block produced by the witness (not irreversible block)
  • Rewards: rewards obtained over the current month (up to the most recent irreversible block, i.e. 1 minute delay compared to the blockchain)
  • Blocks produced: number of blocks produced in the current month (same constraint as above)

Then comes the real time graph, Real time blocks, which reports hour by hour the (irreversible) blocks produced by the witness. Ending with the total number of missed blocks since the witness was activated.

I still have a lot of information in reserve but I'm struggling a bit with the most suitable layout.

Then the page ends with the last 8 posts published by witness with for the moment an external link (hive.blog) to read their content.


As I'm not giving up trying to get you to vote đŸ¤Ŗ here is a small selection of witnesses to vote for and who are not in the top 20 😉

curie.pngWhat @curie? Well yes, I still don't understand that with what they do for the community that they're not number 1 (or even in the top 20 since they're in position 26).
dsound.png@dsound is a dapp for music creators (https://dsound.audio/) that lacks a lot of visibility and that I think could use a little help from us.
stem.pngSTEMsocial from @lemouth do you know it? A project dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics it doesn't take much to seduce me 😆, a nice project to have the knowledge to deal with the Fakes.

Convinced? Why not go vote for them while discovering this toolbox here: https://toolbox.mintrawa.com/

MTW: MinTraWa Witness
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