I've been debating about this over and over for quite some time weighing the pros and cons and the decision was difficult, but I feel, necessary. After seeing that two different new blockchains are in the works, I've decided, I'm staying and focusing my efforts on Steem. The original. I will play around a little over there on HIVE and support the fam, but not like here. I've seen true faces emerge and been bullied in several arenas. Why? Had things gone differently in certain situations, then maybe this decision would have gone another way. Doesn't change my actual friendships with people just because I may see things a little differently. Some may not approve, but after reading this, at least they will understand. Why am I staying here?
Quite frankly, I think you were treated unfairly. I said it before, the hard fork covertly initiated by the former consensus band was as underhanded as a play I've seen made in ages. You were excited, telling all your friends about your new 'toy' and what you wanted to do with it. Some people saw this as a threat, refusing to believe that you needed an education on what Steem really is. And, I know you'll learn, and make Steem one of the greatest cryptos ever. You did it with XRP, TRON, and now you're here. I want to be part of that history. I don't fear change, I embrace it and adapt.
Out of your fear, you deployed a soft fork without any input from the thousands of voters that you claim to be representing. You turned many people against Sun AND BELITTLED AND BULLIED THOSE IN OPPOSITION OF YOU
, and you can argue all day about your reasons. I won't believe you. I see what most of you have done
, what most of you are doing
and what you're about to do. You are all now back in the positions of power you lost (however temporary that will be). There wasn't a single mention about changing the governance on this new HIVE chain prior to launching. You'll see me, rest assured.
It's not a bad thing, change is good. When it is actually change. We all make decisions based on things that only weigh to our own agendas. My agenda has nothing to do with any former consensus witnesses save a few that have shown respect. In fact, none of you had given any kind of consistent support to anything I've ever set out to do or tried to do or ever once reached out just to say hey. I'm too radical. Or maybe my pockets don't look as deep to them. Who knows, I've always tried to be a nice fellow. Negativity gets you no where fast.
A New Top 20
As people start moving to the new chains, a whole new top 20 will be voted in here. Sun will do as he said, he'll start to remove his witnesses and vote in ones that he feels are going to benefit the direction he would like to see Steem go. Which is, THE SAME EXACT THING PUMPKIN/FREEDOM HAS DONE IN THE PAST. You guys wanted new investors and you freaked out on the first one that came along with some really high hopes. Not impressed, which is why a whole new top 20 needs to be in place.
Can read my article by clicking that hyperlink up there. I've never really believed it was ninja mined. I've always been under the impression that the former owners of Steemit Inc had every intention of making Steem great and so they made sure to have their ducks in a row. Did they make it easy for others? No. People will claim it wasn't fair, but this is the wild wild west right now, nothing is really ever 'fair', but you'll get people whining about it every time. Hell, I've whined about hundreds of things. But you don't want to burn it or buy it so, what to do?
And then, I really have to scratch my head about this 'airdrop' to the new chain. It's great that we don't have to start over from zero, but how is there any value in a 'pre-mined' or 'insta-mined' coin? Isn't it almost the same thing as a 'ninja-mine'? Be a long time before it gains any kind of significant value, if ever - at least in my opinion and to me personally - and also to the rest of the cryptosphere. Especially since there are those on the outside of your private little box looking in and see that you'll fork out somebody. Doesn't matter who, just principle.
The Future As I See It
This is a list in somewhat chronological order as to how I see it all playing out. You can agree to disagree with me or say I'm smoking 'hopium' or call me an idiot. If not for Hope, I wouldn't even be here. I hoped to find something that felt comfortable. I found Steem. I hoped to make new friends. I did. Hope is more powerful than any snide, rude or blatantly offensive comment or message anyone will ever send me. Hope is what builds dreams. I will do what I feel is necessary to help others and myself, accomplish those dreams. And so, here is what I have seen:
Steem will remain, under new leadership (however guided) and still be Steem.
New devs will show up with new dapps and apps as others leave.
Other blockchains that surface will not quite gain the traction they desire.
In about 6 months to a year, Steem is going to get real interesting.
After Justin Sun asks his devs to 'turn steem into tron', they finally tell him, we can't - it's an entirely different protocol and actually is faster than the TRON chain.
Justin asks for advisement.
They say, move everything from TRON to Steem.
He migrates various ones to start and seeing the results, makes integrations for many (if not, all) of them.
He presses 'Full Steem Ahead' and unveils Steem in a whole new light - as the greatest crypto ever - forcing it into an enduring top ten cryptocurrency ranking.
Working With Someone
Fact is, nobody has actually tried working with @justinsunsteemit
, it was a constant list of demands, arguments and the tearing down of his character. It's been a degrading bombardment since day 1 - when those threatened hopped in the private room to set this all in motion. He didn't get where he is by playing checkers all day. I've also said multiple times that this is a marathon, and I've got my running shoes on. If nothing more than my own hope and curiosity, I have to see how this plays out. I've been on Steem a long time and refuse to see it die!
Moving forward, I will no longer support any witnesses here that are not going to at least try to work with @justinsunsteemit
. Most everyone has already unvoted me anyway, so I'm really just starting from scratch. I appreciate the confidence and support still received from people and understand if you make your own choices. People on the other chain I still support will get my vote over there, no worries. But here, since everyone is 'leaving', I'm rearranging my votes to support people that have shown serious contempt and brought forth solution vs breeding dissent. Whatever you choose to do, REMEMBER TO BE YOU!