Witnesses - What are witnesses, New witnesses proposals

in GEMS10 months ago

Today I'm sharing a post about the witness. Some people don't even know complete detail about the witnesses. This post is all about what a STEEM Witness is, how to become Witness, Witnesses dispute with Justin Sun.

What is a witness?

A witness plays a crucial part in how the STEEM network functions. Witnesses serve the role of validating signatures and timestamping transactions by including them in blocks. A block is any group of transactions (posts, votes, transfers,resteem, etc) that update the state of the database in the steem blockchain. Witnesses don't do this for free every time they produce a block they are paid.

A STEEM witness is a person who operates a witness server (which produces blocks) and publishes a price feed of STEEM/USD to the network.


Witnesses are generally expected to manage a reliable block producing node, execute a failover framework, keep up an open seed hub, tune blockchain working parameters, however since Steem is an understand blockchain we have treas in order to keep the uprightness of the system.

Witness are called as the Guardians of Steem blockchain

Who can become a STEEM Witness?

Anyone who is willing to contribute to the Blockchain may become a Witness however they must be elected through votes made by the Steemit Community. Steem community decide to select the witnesses by voting them. Witnesses, so they are generally some of the most trusted members of the community who are tech-savvy and have the determination to keep the Blockchain secure.

Who elects STEEM Witnesses

Every Steem User can vote for up to 30 witnesses and elect them. As a Steem user who wants to see this platform continue to grow and flourish, we all have 30 votes to cast for any Steem witness of our choice and I will say this is the most important 30 votes you will ever cast on this platform.Why should I care to vote for witnesses? A witness is paid proportionally to how high they are in the witness ranks, excluding the top 20 witnesses. These witnesses are expected to keep a node running every second of every day. Most of Steem Witnesses actively engage in the Steemit Community, a reason why many users have upvoted them.

Recent Steem Witness Dispute

In these three years, I learned a lot about cryptocurrencies and decentralized platforms but now recently everyone knows that the Ned sold the Steemit Inc to Justin sun who is the owner of the Tron cryptocurrency. At that time I was happy that the steem is now in the hand of a person who knows how to defend what is yours. He was not like the ned who don't even speak about the steem a bit and most of the new users don't know who is the owner of the steem until he sold Steemit Inc Justin sun.
According to the Old, Witness Justin tries to occupy the steem by creating new fake witnesses and try to replace the community witnesses just for some soft fork. Community witnesses try very hard to get there position back in witnesses category and they achieved their position with the help of community but they know that now steem is not a decentralized platform anymore. According to the old witnesses, the steem blockchain is not a centralized platform and they don't want to here anymore and they left steem blockchain and created a new blockchain called as Hive blockchain.

Decentralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group. A decentralized system is one which requires multiple parties to make their own independent decisions" In such a decentralized system, there is no single centralized authority that makes decisions on behalf of all the parties

Old Witness left steem blockchain

There is happening quite a lot at the moment on steem Blockchain and it seems that the community is divided into two groups trying to achieve somehow the same goal but with different approaches. The old witnesses left the steem blockchain and created a new Hive blockchain a copy of the steem blockchain.
Old Steem witnesses are not the hive witnesses.

New Steem Witnesses List

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New steem witnesses appeals and Proposals Support these witnesses

Steemchiller goes witness! Let's make Steem safe again ;)

I think this is the perfect time to start a witness node on Steem. As many known witnesses decided to leave us and start an own blockchain project, there is now more than ever before a need for new engaged Steem witnesses.

You can read @steemchiller post here the developer of the steemworld.org

Announcement of DLIKE as Witness of STEEM Blockchain

DLIKE has a major announcement to start its Witness node for STEEM Blockchain

Read Dlike post Here

Steem Witness Application

I would like to introduce my self as Chrono I am an Android from 2045, I have been in the blockchain ecosystem for some time now. I like many have seen the ups and downs of Steem the groundbreaking innovation it has created. Many forks have been done from the Steem Blockchain.

Read Chronocrypto Post Here


We should also continue to support witnesses that continue to support Steem via tools.

@therealwolf is still supporting smart steem.

Maybe someone should work on a list of those things as well

Here on steem blockchain, we have to support all the witnesses who really want to contribute to steem blockchain. @therealwolf is supporting smart steem but I think he left steem blockchain. I,m supporting him on hive blockchain. He really contributed for steem community with his heart.
What about the projects that the old witnesses left, is someone is working on them or they are being ignored by the steem community now?
steem community needs the new project to develop steem blockchain and also the new witnesses who really want to contribute for steem. we don't need the dummy witnesses who aren't contributing for steem and are in top 20 witnesses list.

Are you using both steem and Hive?

I'm not posting on Hive, but I don't hold a grudge against them for leaving, I am holding grudges for those who continue to pillage after leaving.

I am also still supporting Steem and as the 13 week powerdowns continue I hope things will begin to balance.

But in order to curate effectively on Steem I need to use tools that are here, and therefore I hope they continue to get some support.

They left steem for their own good and purposed and I don't think we should hold grudge against them but they don't need to invade here anymore.
yes like @gtg witnesses I supported him and he did a lot for the steem blockchain but now he is interfering here and start self upvoting. I don't know the reason I think he holds a grudge against Justin sun or something like that.

And sorry if I'm not mistaking you for someone else you used to be a whale?

I posted about my witness some minutes ago. Great effort in your post

I'm a really big fan of yours and I love the way you were supporting the philippine community. Are also trying to witness if you are I will support you deep from my heart because of the work you have done for the philippine community. Steem really need some people who really want to support the steem blockchain.

Wish you very best of luck keep going Have a nice journey

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