So How About a Wait and See Approach? Maybe?
So, I decided to sit down and write a Steemit post. About something. I thought that the Justin Sun/Tron thing is probably the hot topic right now. Hard to think of another one.
I just couldn't really think of anything to say, really. I know nothing about Justin Sun other than the name, have no experience whatsoever with the Tron ecosystem, and I haven't been around much on Steemit, either, for the past two-three years.
So, uhh, yeah.
A wait and see approach? No one likes a wait and see approach, though. People like it when you either spread FUD, or tell people that everything is great, has been great, and will indefinitely continue to be great. With a slight chance of things even turning awesome in the future.
But I don't know.
I guess the best case scenario is that Justin is somehow excited about Steemit and its potential, wants to put his deep pockets and marketing machine behind it, and maybe take Steemit forward to becoming something it never really was able to become under the old Steemit, INC. This could lead to a price pump and a more prosperous Steemit.
Worst case scenario, I suppose, is Justin effectively shutting down Steemit as we know it. Making what has been known as the STEEM blockchain part of Tron, leaving only a distant memory of steemit.com behind.
I don't think anyone outside of Justin Sun knows, and I'm not convinced he does, either.
Some things will change, though. I think that goes without saying. I'm mostly interested in the STEEM price myself. Not so much the "principles of STEEM" and whatnot. The price is what I care about. And how it may affect me.
I guess now is as good a time as any to throw in the old meme: "As a direct result of recent things taking place, the STEEM price may go up or down."
So, business as usual, I guess. Except not really. Until recently, there was really no reason to expect the price to go up any time soon, if ever. It was pretty clear the old Steemit, INC. stopped caring about this project a long, long time ago. At the very least Ned himself.
So, in that sense, I'm curious to see what happens under new leadership. Maybe it will actually be a leadership, unlike before. And yea, people are gonna shout "decentralization" off the top of their lungs at the mountain tops until the cows come home, but as someone who has followed the Steemit project since the summer of 2016, I have yet to see anything that really proves to me that decentralization works as well as everyone here says it does.
Since day one, Steemit has seemed like a mess. Sometimes a profitable, entertaining, fun mess that I look back at with fond memories, but a mess nonetheless.
The lack of true leadership and vision has only hurt Steemit, in my eyes. A lot of the drama and issues that have plagued this community since the get-go could have been solved by a strong leader saying, "No, this is what we're going to do, you can either like it or not".
Will this be what's going to take place now? No idea. I'd like to think no, but no one really knows. All we can do is wait and see.But somehow oddly cautiously curious about all this. This has sure given me a reason to pay attention to this place again. Even refresh the coinmarketcap site for STEEM price a few times a day.
It's my understanding that Steemit wasn't and isn't a direct competitor to any project in the Tron ecosystem, so it's unlikely Justin bought it to just shut it down. People like Justin care very much about their money, so the fact that he dug into his pockets means he probably plans on doing something with his acquisition.
What that something? I guess we'll have to wait and see.