In short, yes, the GH method is what we are modeled after. The Masternode address will be public, so people will be able to verify the accuracy of payouts. There will also be the transparency of colored coins for holders, so everyone can verify that we are not issuing more assets than we have the backing for (a crucial problem with cloud mining services).
There are limitations to the PoE, however, because as far as I have been able to research, there is no colored coin implementation for DASH, so there are a few steps that do not appear on the blockchain. The first one is the initial sale, which we wanted to do on coinprism, but the variance between BTC/DASH over the last few weeks made that impossible, so I had to accept DASH directly.
The second limitation is the exchanging of the DASH into btc to generate the dividends. Since we are issuing the dividends in btc because of the colored coins, they must be exchanged, and I don't have a "transparent" method to do that aside from providing detailed records.
In terms of escrow, the coins have to be held in a wallet which is (indirectly) linked to the Masternode, and accessible for payouts, so I'm not sure what definition of "escrow" can be achieved. There would certainly be instant recognition if the coins were removed as the MN would cease to function and would be de-listed as a MN. If anyone has suggestions, I would be more than happy to hear them out, but the only one I have ever come up with would be having a trusted member hold the wallet. The issue there is that specific user would then have to be involved in updates, troubleshooting if a MN went down, any additional node launches, and weekly payouts.
As for who I am, to most I'm a "random person on the internet" I suppose. My identity is not a closely guarded secret, and can be found via some googling using information on different forums. @quigley (as well as a few others) knows my full identity given other projects I've worked with them on, and I'm quite confident he would promptly produce that information if something were to happen. I also have no issue with disclosing that information to any "trusted members" as would be necessary to achieve some peace of mind. I'm not overly concerned with privacy, but just posting your information around the internet is never a good idea, so I'll decline to put that information here