The original EOS whitepaper envisioned a blockchain that would allow for the resolution of disputes on the blockchain. Accordingly, the EOS Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF) was proposed as one of three arms of the EOS governance structure tasked with responsibility for arbitration, with token holders and block producers being the other two arms.
Arbitrators from ECAF recommended that BPs freeze several wallets to prevent the transfer of such stolen tokens, which resulted in some negative reaction from the EOS tokenholder community. This was due, in part, to the lack of transparency in the process, since some wallets were ordered frozen before the reasoning behind the order was disclosed.
DESIGN AND SCALABILITY
Community members, including block producers, are concerned with the scalability of the current system since they are tasked with enforcement of the arbitration results. Today, there are thousands of cases; in a year, there may be hundreds of thousands or millions of cases, which creates a daunting workload for ECAF arbitrators and block producers.
- Amy Wan (Chair)
- Lightning Clearwater / Terry Gross
- Moti Tabulo
- Colin Rule
- Prof. Anyu (Andy) Lee
- Ian Grigg
- Jongsoo (Jay) Yoon
Normal arbitration process
Process around changing the arbitration process
Socializing The Concept of Arbitration within the EOS Community
Funding for ECAF and amount of fees to file an arbitration