Oh mate, quite how our two worlds have not collided is a bit of a mystery to me but let me introduce you to the world of Block Producer Candidates!
Please do not panic because at the moment myself, being the Lead Candidate here at eosuk.io , and teams like mine all over the world are preparing for the launch of the EOS Blockchain two weeks from now when the Freeze command becomes available. I can assure you we are all eating, sleeping, breathing and dreaming about EOS Block Production at the moment and if you pop onto Telegram you will find multiple EOS Block Producer groups. Like 1 for bios boot, one for the launch, one for governance, one for testnets, etc, etc, etc. There is a LOT going on at the moment.
Probably the single very best place to go to start learning about the Global Block Producer Election that is going to be an ever-present part of the EOS network is the latest Block Producer Candidate Report #9 which lists all 147 Candidates(at the time of writing, but new candidates are declaring every day) and can be seen at https://steemit.com/eos/@eosgo/block-producer-candidate-report-9-may-16-2018
The Block Producer Candidates are going to launch the EOS network from a snapshot of the Ethereum Blockchain taken after the Freeze command is run. Once the network has settled in each EOS token holder can vote for 30 Block Producers who they believe are capable of running the network (please give 1 vote for EOS UK! :-) ) and the 21 BPs with the most votes will begin producing blocks.
Each round of Block Production will be performed by the top 21 BPs and the vote is ongoing, so in theory the top 21 could change every 1 minute and 3 seconds! Each BP will write 6 blocks at half second intervals so that's 3 seconds x 21 BPs = 1 minute and 3 seconds per round. However, I have seen different calculations for this so I might be wrong about the exact time for a round but its around that. (on the testnet we are writing 9 blocks each per round I think)
Note that the initial EOS network will be launched by BP Candidates at their own cost and we will not be earning Block Rewards until constitution zero has been accepted which may take up to 30 days after the launch. In fact the BPs that launch the network may not get enough votes to become Elected Block Producers, so it is a fairly bizarre scenario where the people who enable the voting system may not get voted in, but we are all agreeing to do it for the good of the network and to get it launched.
Here is a link the EOS Go Block Producer Portal which is meant to be listing all the BPs (although for some reason we are not showing on the map, only our events, Sad Face, but I'll share the link anyway, because that's the way we roll in the EOS Community, we're all really nice, Happy Face!)