The launch of the EOS blockchain has been a giant experiment in remote self-organization.
Tonight, it took a big leap forward. As anticipated, candidates for the role of validators or "block producers" (EOS's equivalent of bitcoin miners) located all over the world voted "Go" to take the mainnet live.
EOS is a distributed proof-of-stake blockchain created by Block.One, whose co-founder, Dan Larimer, has pioneered similar systems with BitShares and Steem. The company raised $4 billion to develop the open source software over a year-long initial coin offering.
No one really knew what would happen when the company turned its code over to the world, but with this vote it's coming more clear.