HIP-8: increase external slots to 900

Summary : This proposal is to increase the external slots from 800 to 900.

Background : Currently, there are 800 external slots out of the max 1000 slots of the harmony blockchain. Our goal is to have fully external slots by EOY. So this proposal is to further reduce the number of internal slots.

Motivation : With this proposal, it will change external slots available to external validators from 800 to 900. This will further lower the median of the stakes, and potentially increase the number of unique smaller validators. This is another step towards the fully externalized validators and fully externally owned network.

Specification : Change the number of internal slots to 25, in the sharding config file. (harmony/mainnet.go at 7fbee8049d6d9e5f6e3c6ed458ab11117e81a2f1 · harmony-one/harmony · GitHub). This will require another hardfork.

Suggested voting options : yes or no

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Validator.ONE agrees with proposal HIP-8 to increase external slots to 900.

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Supporting this. Does it make sense to do both the 51% upgrade and this one together if it passes the vote? So we minimize the hard forks, if its possible?

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I support this! If possible would like to see it done along with the 51% upgrade proposal as well to minimize the hardforks as @mindstyle suggested.

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I agree with this proposal to increase the slots from 800 to 900!

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I agree with this proposal, and doing it step by step looks like a good idea.

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We fully agree and support this proposal.
If there would be a higher requirement for machines specs after externalizing more slots, it would be great to announce it prior to the change.

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GGA agrees with this proposal. :+1:

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100% support, can’t wait for full decentralization :slight_smile:

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yes, that the plan to go together with the 51% external power hardfork.

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I support this proposal.

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Definitely on board for this!

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Yes! Let us continue onward.

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Harmony HUB supports this also. :+1:

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