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“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces." -- Jesus Christ

Early this year, I published the first in a twelve part series entitled BitShares Enterprise Alliance - Part 1 - Alice's Hero Hub. Those of you who are highly observant, may have noticed that I've skipped Parts 2 through 11.

Those were to be about my "pearls of great price". No point in tossing them out into the current environment to be trampled under foot. I'm giving up on interacting with the crypto industry forums and returning to private life at my beloved Half Mile High Meadows. Those pearls will still benefit the BitShares ecosystem -- I'm just not going to tell the blogosphere about them. It attracts too many flies.

This does not mean I'm leaving full-time work on promoting BitShares.
I just won't be casting pearls into the noxious stew of social media.

A few parting thoughts

On the need for compassionate regulation. As I said during my 4 hours Christmas Eve on Coast to Coast AM with Connie Willis, we really do need honest regulation in our industry. There are plenty of true scams out there. One of the big trends this year will be a flight to quality and we need high quality assets to replace those that are tarnishing the reputation of the whole digital currency industry. I welcome principled regulation that ensures a level playing field for consumers and entrepreneurs alike. Unfortunately, current regulations seem to be more about maintaining control, erecting barriers to entry and teaching brash young entrepreneurs a good hard lesson.

On that brave little team of entrepreneurs at Arise. I'm quite appalled at the treatment of them by the community and others. I'm shocked at the current feeding frenzy that was, and is, being so carefully engineered during the single month that I was trying to get to know them. No doubt, Arise made many mistakes, but I don't believe they were a scam. That word has become like the word "racist". You always know that the true scammers and racists are those who indiscriminately apply those terms to others.

From my limited perspective, it appeared that they had the resources, ability, and intent to deliver on everything they described in the Vision they painted on their web site. Like the Wright Brothers, their plans were ambitious. Maybe unrealistically ambitious. But that was for their supporters to decide.

Arise stakeholders were gravely and universally harmed by the authorities, not by Arise. Any harm by the Arise team remains a theoretical potential, permanently rendered unprovable at this point. It was a mere possibility, not even a probability. The probability of harm caused by the government, however, was 100%. Arise is dead. With no chance to demonstrate whether they could or could not deliver. Now supporters will have to sit out from participating in the industry for years waiting to get their money back. The opportunity cost for them is staggering! If the government had quietly investigated, maybe even asking for a briefing on what Arise was doing, supporters from around the world would have remained fully liquid, able to ask for refunds or sell their positions in the open market. Now they can't. Is that the kind of "protection" we want?

On Endorsements. Some have claimed that I endorsed Arise. This is false. I never endorse anybody. But, I did try to defend them from unfair attacks - mostly by rebuking and shaming the attackers. Having had heroes rescue me from bullies on the playground as a boy, I've gratefully felt the urge to pay it forward and come to the rescue of people I see being bullied by a lynch mob. You can look back over my four year track record and find many examples of me defending a newcomer to our ecosystem from unwarranted hostility that somehow has come to pervade our industry. An industry that supposedly champions the rights of individuals?

The following actions do not constitute endorsements:

  • Defending someone from unfair attacks.
  • Saying I like someone's Vision and that it sounds good for BitShares.
  • Opining that someone appears to have the resources, ability, and intent to deliver.
  • Investigating possible ways to work together for the benefit of all.

I explicitly stated that I was not in the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval endorsement business. I think it's fine that community watchdogs perform this function. But raising questions is very different from rabble rousing a massive, coordinated, call-in smear campaign to try (successfully, it seems) to get them in trouble with the authorities. I'm in the business of attracting new partners to the BitShares ecosystem so we can all prosper together. How can I do that if every newcomer is hounded and stoned before they can demonstrate their abilities and good will?

I remember when we first proposed the technology behind BitShares. Some said it was impossible. Some still call it a racist communist scam. But that technology is currently processing over half of the industry's transactions! Should it have been cut off at the knees in 2013 because it was "too ambitious"? Or because it was not completely finished when we first described it? Or perhaps just because it was a threat to the status quo?

On Partnerships. The word "partners" has many meanings. I use it all the time to talk about people building on top of the BitShares ecosystem. That was the context in which our publicity team excitedly told the world "We've got another one moving to BitShares." It did not mean that there was any formal relationship or signed contracts between us. Yet, that immediately caused hue and cry from the mob who insisted on using their definition of the word "partner" instead of mine. Even after I explained it in The Godfather of BitShares the mob continues to make that claim.

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Why should I have to post disclaimers like this anyway? "They're my friends, but not really good friends." "We're partners, but not that kind of partner." "I like their Vision, but this is not an endorsement." Wait, what?

I'm sounding like I live under the reign of Stalin or Mao or Sauron! Do none still live who remember them? In how many past societies have people had to meekly live in fear of being turned in by their neighbors and made to disappear with a kicked-in door in the middle of the night? How many still have to turn up the TV, put their phone in the microwave and go for a walk to avoid having their conversations bugged? I was taught, "never in America!"

"Much of what once was is lost, for none now live who remember it..." - Lady Galadriel

Anyhow, I've concluded this is not the environment in which I want to continue to practice open transparency and exercise free speech, sharing my hopes and dreams and visions and plans. I certainly don't want to toss my ten new pearls out on the ground to be mauled and trampled. They have a better chance fending for themselves.

No, the best thing I can do is simply disappear in a puff of smoke like Gandalf.

"A wizard is never late. He departs precisely when he means to."

Or perhaps, like Bilbo at his last birthday party,

“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”

This is Stan Larimer, signing off,
"from the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie."

Remember, Gandalf the White returned when least expected.

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Totally understand your decision Stan and I support you. I found out about BitShares because of you and Michael Taggart. I watched a video and immediately started to buy in when the price was .37. I was completely green and a total newbie. Over time I have actively worked as a volunteer in the groups. I have created many videos and done my best to serve the community based on the greatest good for the greatest number. In that time I have made my own observations and I agree with you 100% there are those in the BitShares community that are anti-social personalities and or psychotic.

You can easily spot them as they attack those that are productive and trying to help. These same types are also usually guilty of the very things they are accusing others of doing and could be easily verified if one was to dig in to the skeletons.

BitShares has been around now for quite some time. Its not really flourished and prospered like it should have. One wonders why. That is because of the anti-social personalities that have been hard at work doing what they could to prevent BitShares form expanding.

They appear to be a "friend" or valid community member. They may in fact seem intelligent. But at the same time they are calculating destroying the community and its most productive members. They use carping criticism and covert hostility to mention just a few.

If it were not true then why is BitShares not within the top 10 market cap, with 100’s of businesses already utilising it. How is it that the fastest block chain in the world is so little valued.

Want to know why BitShares has not succeeded as it should?

  1. Research who has been around the longest. They have “helped” more than most why BitShares is not where it should be.

Statistics are made to go up and are made to go down. So if BitShares had statistics of success, measured by market cap, popularity, number of traders, liquidity etc and if these stats were low or were not where they should be in comparison to time then understand someone or someones were using their position, influence, voting power to thwart the progress of BitShares and to keep those statistics down.

  1. Research who is more anit-social than social. Who is mostly antagonistic toward their fellow community members.
  2. Research who seems to attack, undermine, productive terminals within the community.
  3. Research who tends to stop or vote against projects / WP’s that are for the greatest good and that would actual help the community.

Start doing that and you will discover that it actually comes down to just a few people. By percentage 2.5%. Generally most people try and do the right thing. But there are those who specialise in doing bad things.

By their actions you will know them.

Thanks again Stan for all that you do and will do for the community. I support you 100%

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What are your thoughts on the other DEX platforms that are rolling out one after one. Do you have any concerns that Bitshares will just be one among the others?

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That's always been recognized, but with the stuff we've got in the pipeline, we are in an excellent position.

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Blaming BitShares problems solely on anti-socialism sounds like total BS, tbh. Even if there are a few bad apples, which I am sure there are, that wouldn't hold back the strong community that alongside time build itself around it. The thing with the Blockchain industry is that it's still very new. Hype and promotion still play the greatest key beneficiaries when it comes to people investing, the one thing that BitShares lacks a great deal of. Due to it being totally decentralized, being far ahead of its time, the industry just needs time to catch up to it. I estimate this year to be the start of the turnaround, where people start to comprehend and realize what it's actually capable of, this astonishing piece of technology. EOS being a big play in all of this. In quietness businesses are already building around the BitShares blockchain, which (hopefully) will bring forth a chain reaction and move it forward...

...to the moon and beyond!

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Blaming BitShares problems solely on anti-socialism sounds like total BS, tbh. Even if there are a few bad apples, which I am sure there are, that wouldn't hold back the strong community that alongside time build itself around it.

I agree, the issues with BitShares predate this latest turmoil. Lest I be labeled as one of those "anti-social personalities" please consider that much of the animosity concerning BitShares began long ago, and the community wasn't effective at countering the FUD and defending the BitShares name. That's on ALL of us in the BitShares community.

As I posted in Telegram, there have been poor decisions made over the course of this project that have infuriated previous BitShares "partners" (Stans looser definition of partner used here). I've heard a handful of people report they weren't paid for work agreed to, or were screwed over by a sudden shift without warning. Some issues were only discovered in the last quarter of 2017 related to the STEALTH effort Bytemaster was in charge of just before he left to work on steem.

I have been around since 2014, and although I can indeed be harsh at times in my criticism, I believe Graphene technology is the best there is in the crypto space right now. I am optimistic about EOS in that Bytemaster is now in a role he is excellent at, while others take the lead on UI/UX, PR, marketing and business development.

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Spot on and thank you. Let's expose and weed out the traitors, one by one. I am going to post the steps again here because I believe it is so important if BitShares really wants to thrive. I myself and other organizations have used these very same steps to get rid of the scum that lies hidden, sabotaging while trying to appear "helpful".

  1. Research who is more anit-social than social. Who is mostly antagonistic toward their fellow community members.

  2. Research who seems to attack, undermine, productive terminals within the community.

  3. Research who tends to stop or vote against projects / WP’s that are for the greatest good and that would actual help the community.

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I appreciate your word and deep thought about Bitshares. We must expose the ones who are not happy with the success of others. Thanks for your valuable vocal against the negative charactors.

I've been around Bitshares for a long time. I've never seen this level of negativity and aggressiveness towards the ecosystem, through good times and bad. It really feels like there is an organized effort to undermine, kneecap, sandbox, libel and assassinate everything that touches Bitshares. The tech is amazing, the community is amazing, the projects are amazing. But the response, both in the media and and in the markets, to everything Bitshares does or attempts is astounding. Bitshares should be in the top 5 cryptos by any metric, both absolute and relative, but for some reason the FUD and selling knows no end. I hold out hope that one day we will wake up to $10 BTS and wonder what happened - cause it would literally have to be that sneaky to break out of the seemingly impenetrable cage the crypto community has built around Bitshares. Centralized, corrupt, obsolete, unusable technology is lifted to the heights of CMC while decentralized, transparent, state of the art and highly adopted technology is ground into the gutter. This is crypto.

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The attacks are based on hate of what is good.

Never ever go down to their level and just stay focused on doing good.

We need to get @stan to reconsider, not only for our own good, but for his too - I'm sure he's not going to be happy at all not being around to share his vision, optimism and courage with us all. He has a job to do and will never be content by abandoning. As you have done, he needs all of our encouragement and support, and we need to help get him back on his feet.

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Agreed @johnsmith ! There is no one, and nothing that will stop bitshares for being in the top 5, even the top 3 of all crypto. They can create negative things to make it look not good or to try to make people think it is to good to be true, but they are only buying time with that. Sooner or later we'll see THIS YEAR, a BITSHARES on $5 and then $10 or maybe more. It will do. Because it is delivering.

And if it is not enough for all the ignorants, and all the central media, and all those who think they will be able to continue controlling us people and controlling everything and manipulating, let me tell them that they are WRONG. We are changing to decentralize everything, for the good of all, and the 3 blockchain technologies with the highest power, capabilities, background, team of best developers are BTS, STEEM, AND EOS . And people can say what they want, but this 3 will be on the top, and this is when manipulators will see no way to buy time or make people think this 3 are to good to be true.

And what is the main reason: TRANSPARENCY. This is what the 3 have, and Steem speaks for itself, and people are coming to steem in hords of thousands each day. The other day I read that 20,000 new subscribers in a single day. I think it was from @penguinpablo .
This is 600,000 if we put it in 30 days. Its a lot if this starts to exponentially grow and more people come here.

Thanks for this comment @jonhsmith

Regards, @gold84

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Totally agree. Thanks Johnsmith :)

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THIS ^^^

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Yh so true but I think it’ll go boom soon I think future is here all we can do is wait and watch @johnsmith

I am told that Bilbo, before his
Adventures began, would walk, the
Shire to seek the queen of the fungi.
To search was the compulsion.
Driven by taste, for the mysterious
Fruit of the forest floor.
When asked, he would say,
To savour the wild delight has nothing to compare,
To the humble taste of a spud, or sprout,
Just an ecstasy of unparalleled delight.
Knowing you have found the woody nutty treasure.
Of the queen of the forest floor.
Tis the biggest adventure a hobbit needs
To test his might against the mighty mushroom.

But then he had yet to meet ...
A wizard and a dwarf.

@stan If you and @michaelx would like a little R & R after that nauseating display of witch-hunting, with even long time bitshares enthusiasts succumbing to a coordinated disinformation and smear campaign:

Please accept an all expenses paid vacation to come and visit us here in Loutraki, Greece. We will make you most welcome. I will supply air tickets and hotels as soon as I hear from you.

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Other than extremely informative, the article was VERY entertaining and enjoyable as well. For a minute I thought it was a wacky fact! I think @onceuponatime is 100% right. It would be an absolute honour to have you @stan and @michaelx in our beautiful Loutraki. You will have the time of your life in our gorgeous little paradise! Nothing better than combining work with vacations! You should seriously consider the possibility to visit us here in Loutraki. The world needs to be enlighten about bitshares!

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I never get tired of taking photos in Loutraki!!!

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How could you stop anyway? It's gorgeous, isn't it? Whoever visits confirms that!
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My wife is drooling. We loved Santorini and the canal at Corinth.

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I suppose you know that the Canal of Corinth is just 5 minutes away from Loutraki ;)

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I don't think I can pass that offer up. Will be in touch soon.

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Looking forward to it!

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Wow. We just might take you up on that!

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Please do!

Our theme:
Loutraki, the crypto friendliest place on earth

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And Athens is friendly city...@tkappa and @onceuponatime know it..😀😀😀
I will be very happy if i will meet all steemit friends together..

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@stan what is thi# crptonomex all about...

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Monumental generosity and team work @onceuponatime!

Thank you for reaching out with such an offer. All for one and one for all! Namaste :)

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Wow that would be some great posts. Live Bitshares from loutraki..

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That's awesome. I have always heard that the greek were not too fond of visitors. Or that just may have been a crappy vice doc.

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Just mark the words... I myt be the beginer.. But its goin to get a devastating start in indian market... This crypto is freak... Its not legal in india but nat claimed a illegal tho... Its soon goin to hit markets in hit... Indian market cany stop it from hitting the market very soon... And its goin to make life fukn hell here... After every minute an indian is goin to be a millionare n other minute he will find himself in come laying on a bed.. This is fukn truth abt it ...

I'm sounding like I live under the reign of Stalin or Mao or Sauron!

That's because you/we are.

Please don't withdraw, we need you.

"No man, when he has lighted a lamp, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a lampstand, that they who come in may see the light."

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@cryptographic I definitely agree with you! We need @stan . Its very valuable to be inspired by his vision and experience, as well as knowledge!

I believe he will continue writing, but not the direct way he did, to avoid the negativity from media and people.

This is what I wrote above to @johnsmith :

**Agreed @johnsmith ! There is no one, and nothing that will stop bitshares for being in the top 5, even the top 3 of all crypto. They can create negative things to make it look not good or to try to make people think it is to good to be true, but they are only buying time with that. Sooner or later we'll see THIS YEAR, a BITSHARES on $5 and then $10 or maybe more. It will do. Because it is delivering.

And if it is not enough for all the ignorants, and all the central media, and all those who think they will be able to continue controlling us people and controlling everything and manipulating, let me tell them that they are WRONG. We are changing to decentralize everything, for the good of all, and the 3 blockchain technologies with the highest power, capabilities, background, team of best developers are BTS, STEEM, AND EOS . And people can say what they want, but this 3 will be on the top, and this is when manipulators will see no way to buy time or make people think this 3 are to good to be true.

And what is the main reason: TRANSPARENCY. This is what the 3 have, and Steem speaks for itself, and people are coming to steem in hords of thousands each day. The other day I read that 20,000 new subscribers in a single day. I think it was from @penguinpablo .
This is 600,000 if we put it in 30 days. Its a lot if this starts to exponentially grow and more people come here.

Thanks for this comment @jonhsmith

Regards, @gold84**

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Great verse in response to @stan, @cryptographic! Thanks! :D

I am smiling....

😄😇😄

@creatr

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Since bible quotes seems to be the rage, here is one:

3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

  • Matthew 7:3

It's not intended on anybody, not even you, @stan. BUT you tend to forget the thousands of partners that daily log on and make a free market place possible. And there are people of all walks of life, scammers, honest folks and you name it.

I can't forget all attempts to talk me into this and that and follow their intentions. Knowing full well the network does not discriminate, having an opinion and a plan of your own is more likely to succeed than blindly following the loudest voice.

And there is where I'm at. It's difficult enough to distinguish nuances in a brand new and wide open playing field. And some sort of gut feeling is required. I have dismissed a lot that I'm proud of staying out of and succeeded a lot where it felt right. Sure enough, I have missed a few too. All in all: still standing.

Regarding Jared Rice, it is beyond doubt that he lied on several accounts. And it is beyond doubt he had a attitude I don't support. So even if I liked the idea and would die for only half of the white paper, it was impossible to support. I even explained it to him that he is NOT fit to CEO anything. My gut feeling turned out to be dead on.

Labeling my stance as anything but a mature decision is wrong and a attempt to turn the back to one of the most loyal partners, which is me.

Is arise a scam? Could be. It also could be the greatest invention ever. How should I know when lawsuits were handed out by the bucket load? If Jared had been a smart CEO, he would have let the product speak for itself and worked silently around hurdles. He didn't. Instead he raised an army.

Partnering is necessary in many aspects of growing. And I fully support your stance to mature them in silence. Coming from the stock market, any drop of information about upcoming, strategic moves are considered insider information. And I like it that way. It levels the playing ground. I've seen it in other projects -hyped long before it's news. I can't take it seriously. So I sold, knowing full well how the hype machine works.

I have been labeled and backstabbed for my opinions. FUD this and FUD that. And I'm fed up with it.

Forgetting the thousands of partners, the agreeable and the less agreeable could very well be the beam in the eye.

As a courtesy to arises effort, I have kept a very low profile, at least till the fundraiser was over. But I documented steps on the way just because there was something not quite right.

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I'd like to see people distinguish between probability of success and probability of scam. The two are orthogonal metrics.

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Does it matter? Jared managed to engage all the lawyers in the world. And it might never be known what is what. He only has himself to blame for that accomplishment.

Can't agree with you more on this

One of the big trends this year will be a flight to quality and we need high quality assets to replace those that are tarnishing the reputation of the whole digital currency industry. I welcome principled regulation that ensures a level playing field for consumers and entrepreneurs alike.

I couldn't stop my laugh after reading this

Some still call it a racist communist scam

Fake happenings prevail the industry right now and people are rightly panicking. People like you are true guide for noobs like me. So, please keep posting of and on because it keeps is on track and saves us from these fake manipulators of the industry. Thanks for all your help till date.

By the way, this one is one of my most favorite sayings:

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces." -- Jesus Christ

Excellent post @stan. Time conquers all. Steem On!

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I always will appreciate what you have done man. Trusting people to be decent human beings is always difficult. Just look what happened to Jesus...
Killed by the bankers when it really comes down to it :/

Enjoy your innovations and dont stop doing what you believe in. Your dreams will come true :)

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"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil."

Sorry to see you go. I hope you will remain active with Bitshares behind the scenes (at least until all this crap blows over).

This makes me sad on so many fronts. So much knowledge put away in cold storage. You know above all what is best for you and I applaud and stand behind your decisions and desire for privacy.

My Ode to Stan

May your Meadows be merry and your burdens be light,
Your Pearls safeguarded by day and by night

You leave us here standing with grief in our heart,
We know we can't help you and so you depart.

Be happy, be healthy, be wise and be free,
and know that you started a passion in me.

This passion of which Bitshares is a part
will always remain in my broken heart.

Whatever you pursue, may glad tidings be yours <3

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This is beautiful!

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thank you!

bitshares and steem to moon!

Stan, I want to put the emphasis on the fact that you are signing off from the crypto blogosphere only, not from the bitshares ecosystem. I think this is a really good move. Your integrity as BTS Godfather will continue to be better represented by your actions and intent. The space is crowded by so much fud, blogging will not solve the problem. Intent and actions will, and you master both.

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Perfectly said.

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Ditto

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Actually I have to disagree here and say, that not blogging won´t solve anything either - it will make things worse. Communication is a huge part of this revolution and without it actions and intent are worthless. Especially for bitshares, that is a product that need LOTS of communication, because it´s even to complicated for most crypto veterans to comprehend. Without a strong spokesperson behind it - without the Godfather - even the best technology won´t be recognized as such.

Good information thank you @stan this post is very useful and thank you again sharing this post

We really find out who people are when the chips are down. It is too bad that the chips came down and all the people that we assumed to be forward thinking revolutionaries like ourselves were not that... just more of the confused and hungry masses looking for some easy meat and ruled by the ruler of mob mentality.

Thank you Stan. Sometimes we need to take a step back and reflwct on how far we came before we realize what is required for the next leg of the journey.

Don't disappear completely, just take this as a lesson that the few are still light years ahead of the many... and the few are few.

Hate to see you go , enjoyed all your posts.

Stan and Dan both did a lot of good in the early stages of Bitshares. They showed us that a true decentralized exchange with high volume transactions is possible.

I wish them the best in their endeavors. They should focus on what they want to focus on.

That's what a decentralized community is.. it doesn't depend, nor need, centralized leaders. The community can decide who it wants to follow at any given moment.

I bid you farewell Gandalf. I understand it, and agree.

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I don't think Stan is going away. Just not going to be intermingling with us scum. Should my enthusiasm for bitshares have taken a hit today? Heck no. Feelings are strange thing to me though, and I feel sour about Bitshares right now. I am but a meager guppy in a massive ocean, but the majority of my crypto funds are in Bitshares and the ONLY one I consider a forever hold. Not sure right now thouhg.

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I think this is a smart move. The best retort to these trolls is to bring new business to bitshares. That what these b*stards hate most of all.

It does feel organized though and that demands more discretion on our part.

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I know you're not. I said farewell to Gandalf.

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This crypto is freak... Its not legal in india but nat claimed a illegal tho... Its soon goin to hit markets in hit... Indian market cany stop it from hitting the market very soon... And its goin to make life fukn hell here... After every minute an indian is goin to be a millionare n other minute he will find himself in come laying on a bed.. This is fukn truth abt it ...

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I am very sorry for the trolls that you have to deal with in internet land, and hope that I can one day enjoy your posts again. Maybe even a Connie interview.

I don't know anything about Arise, but all I could think is this man and his community brought us @matttrainer and voted him up the trending page despite outright lies that would have been easy to verify.

Enjoy your pearls.

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Another example of pearls before swine.

Cool read, thanks for sharing

Well needed words!

Thank you for the education, but most of all, for rising up to the harassment and mistreatment of a fair team and project!

Namaste :)

Arise was high risk because of Jared's history.
Took me but few minutes to decide to stay away.
I wish some others would do the same.
Enough said.

@stan i hope you find peace on your retreat from blogosphere. And I hope you keep working for "to the moon" silently behind the scenes. Any company brought to bitshares makes us a step closer to the moon. I wish the best and hope you return one day.

The procurement comes parallel with the announcement of a strategic partnership with the world’s busiest financial blockchain, Bitshares. The decentralized exchange Bitshares will provide a comprehensive platform for real-time delivery of incorruptible financial products and services for AriseBank’s clients. BitShares offers a stack of financial services including exchange and banking on a blockchain. It has a current market cap of $977 million and handles over a million blockchain transactions per day.

yes bitshare is the only way to make a second revolution into the crypto makret

You are the GodFather of BitShares. We can't lose you now.

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As a Muslim I loved That Quote Of Jesus Christ.
God bless you.

Wow the post is nice, its true let everyone get what he deserves. @oseval

Guys I'm new here..will you follow me for a follow back and an upvote on ur recent articles

Thanks...super😘😘😘

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Bitshare is gonna rise to the MOON!!!!!

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Cheers for the update mate...you didn't need to explain yourself, the people that matter knew where you stood..cheers for sticking up for the little guys! All the best on the property

Hi Stan. I agree there needs to be some form of "compassionate regulations". Also wondered what your thoughts are on the recent subpoenas given to Bitfinex and Tether.

Thanks
@fortified

Hit the nail on the head with this one. How do you keep in touch with the people who want to understand and are logical?

Thank you very much for putting this post in front of us very well. very nice. Hopefully it will be good to everyone.go ahead.thank you

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Good luck in your future endeavors. I hope you'll come back to BTC very soon.

Something wonderful and beautiful my friend

Wow,at first I was looking foward to a beautiful sermon judgeing from the opening text.butbsoon it became clearer to me .i lve the way you put that up @stan

I agree, the less info you give the fuddsters the better. Your to important to be blogging anyway, thanks Stan.

Sorry to hear it's come to that. You're right: there is a lot of trash talk here, and there's no point in explaining it away.

Hmmm.......Your rhetoric seems slightly reactive. I'm wondering why you let them trigger you on such an emotional level?

Yeaahhh!

will you post skipped part 2 again?

I love the lord of the rings tribute. So Bitshares is your precious..

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One chain to rule them all...

The faster blockchain right now is Bitshares ..Like any product on the market it needs a good package.In my opinion content is more important but the ppl want "sex appeal" ..The Dex is the visible central piece of the ecosystem and from a cosmetic point of view ...is ugly. First impression is crucial.You cannot spark the interest or desire to explore more of it if you cannot retain some sort of visual pleasure.It.s almost like dating.The present design of the Dex interface was done by coders for coders.The "commoner" wont spend time to understand how it works because at a subconscious level is repulsing visualy and non-intuitive..The Dex needs new generation of UI designers.The initial ones are locked into a perception which doesn't vibrate at the level of the street user.They are incapable to understand why new users won't stick around.To change things around the Dex project needs new blood of coders who can create a modern interface using trendy colours , ease of navigation , easy to follow logic , an Android and iPhone client and friendly centralised support. Also community communication should use 1 or 2 channels at the most so the new users don't get lost in a myriad of forums, blogs, telegram, discord, twitter and facebook segregated groups. In the design "department" before a wp is voted a mock-up of the interface should be asked upfront so ppl can see what they pay for. I've watched since October discussion after discussion about the design , lots of promises and as of right now , the whole design still stinks..is exactly as before with some minors adjustments..same dark ugly colours or blinding white..for God sake this is 2018 not Fortran era..every single millennial I showed the interface run away...Apple has slick design and slick functionality and success ...We only have functionality..Bitshare will remain at the same level in the world of cryptos forever if it is not willing to shed the old clothes and habits and step with new ones into the future.

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You're right. The interface is too complicated even for an advanced tech-y like myself.

@stan This is great video and professional work This is one of the most beautiful lakes I have seen in my life. We were very lucky this day, because it was snowing just a few hours before and the mountain tops were completely covered in the clouds. Then this beautiful day with a blue sky opened up. Just magical!##Upvote/Resteem###

Thanks for your service, Stan. I think we all pretty much knew the elites arent gonna let us get free, yet.

Keep fighting the good fight, and stay safe my man!

Quite an interesting read. Thanks.

Stan, i hope i am reading this correctly that you will continue to promote Bitshares, but away from this toxic environment. The best retort to these trolls is businesses migrating to us.

Wow amazing

I'm keeping this extraordinary thought today

"No des lo que es santo a los perros; ni arrojarás tus perlas delante de los cerdos, para que no las pisoteen y se conviertan en pedazos. "- Jesucristo

I've been working very hard on this thing I call privacy workshop, I think it is important and I think you'd like it if you took a gander.

You brought up privacy, it is relevant, I'm not a spammer.

This one has the best memes I've ever made and maybe my best writing of my life:
https://steemit.com/surveillance/@mindhawk/privacy-workshop-3-you-are-a-channel

Hope you like it, I get where you're coming from, I just hope you don't throw out the baby with the bathwater. :)

You have spoken very importantly.
But I think we can have all the other coins but we can.
Why do not we see the collapse of many days in the market. If there is a bitcoin banned for a reason, then other coins will not be banned.
And no other coins can stop for this.
But the effect of yes will be on top of Marquette.
So the rest will not stop, maybe it's a little problem to trade now without bitcoin, but at that time maybe other coins will consume the mortar.
Whatever you have learned from my post, many things have been cleared on my small head, so I have said that you make a big dealer mistake, you will see it in forgiveness.

interesting stuff

I'm super glad to know that my investment in Bitshares is secure! I'm glad that you have clarified your definition of "Partner" for us. I lost money now with Arisebank but I'm grateful that you posted news for us.

Thank you

really amazing post ....and also knowlageble ...love to read it...thanks for shere this amazing post ....i think you have something to undestand human mantality ...becuse your exlation impressed me thanks again
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Great info man, I just love to see another BTC friend.

Excelent!

This article has motivated me to buy more Bitshares immediately.

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Very well said, @stan! You are so right about every point you made, and the words of Jesus ring true as ever! I would urge, and plead with you to continue to post on Steemit, please! Why? Because you are a leader, and so many in the crypto space are like sheep without a shepherd. Even if at times it seems like you are the voice of one calling in the wilderness, do not give up. That voice is heard and appreciated, by more than you might think.

Regardless of what you decide to do, thank you for what you have already done. And may God bless you!

nice and informative post

I'm torn on this...I am one who invested in the project with the thought it was an exciting concept...not unlike bitcoin in the early days...and a project that at some point someone will put together...

However...whether rightly or wrongly...because you appear to be a stand up straight forward value driven guy...I incorrectly assumed that some connection...or understanding of who the Arise group was...could be gleaned from the videos and postings that took place surrounding bitshares and the Arise bank project...

Obviously I was incorrect in my assumption and its a lesson learned...

And while I will try to not "cast the first stone"...this whole thing does seem far fetched...then again...who knows what the real truth is any more.

please in my judgment yes, i am new in steemit

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I must be bilionare now

Hola, saludos desde Venezuela, soy nuevo en la comunidad Steemit, ya tengo mi primera historia, mira si te gusta, por favor deja tu voto y compártelo para que tus amigos lo puedan ver

Buenas, Saludos desde Venezuela, Soy nuevo en la comunidad Steemit, Ya tengo mi primera historia para ver si le gusta, por favor deja tu voto y compártela para que los amigos / como la vean

https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@alonsomora01/la-humilde-vida-de-alonso-mora-introduccion

I totally get you there. There is only a fraction of truth that people can afford. I recently got 3 of my articles rejectedfrom a news paper just for the fact that they said, "it is full of facts, people are not ready to hear so much truth" (because why not, because they are ready to hear and read about celebrity marriages right) so yeah i have pretty much concluded the same thing. It is nt worth it to mould our truth, mould THE truth for unstable and mortal beings. More power to you. I wish God guides me in the right direction.
Thanks for the post.
And if this means anything,
do visit Pakistan if you get a chance to. We will be more than happy to have you here as a guest. We have some of the awesome places up north such as Gilgit, Sakardu, DeoSai. I personally love Deosai A lot. =) do give us a chance (its not as bad as they show you on TV)

very nice post here, thanks.

I agree with you 100% and therefore I am going to resteem it.

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Hi Stan

i gotta say that made something drop inside me when i read u dont wont to continue ur work.

i guess i just wanted to say Thank u for everything

i started following Bitshares when i saw ur hero presentation back in June 2017 and it made me hopefull for the Cryptocurrency space

its been a hell of ride following and supporting u and Michaels dream for Bitshares thank for ur tireless effort​ to making Bitshares the number one crypto in the world

good luck :)

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And this post is the worst of the Arise debacle. You will be missed in the BTS community!

I am an enthusiast of blockchain, but a neophyte as well.

I deeply admire the creators of the graphene version of blockchain.

I do not understand what does EOS do, that cannot be done with Bitshares.

I have a small amount of extra cash every month, which I try to invest in cryptos. Of the graphene cryptos (Steem, Bitshares and EOS) which one would you favour?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Very extreme ly information Enjoyable and entertaining

Everyone deserves a second chance, but why try to launch a bank if your history with respect to finance is very much in question? There are many other ways of contributing to blockchain and earning a living.

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I really like the quote you put in the beginning... thanks for sharing 😊

You just sound like a person that tries a lot, get results and tries harder, I am sure you will not stop amaze us.

You shouldn't rest until either your visions are fulfilled. We have the whole world to change.

I hear you. You are pissed and you have every right to be. Just keep in mind, that the Jesus guy you were citing was not disappearing from the public after facing the unjust behaviour of the masses. He was standing up and fighting for his cause. He even died for this Love. This is your opportunity to join on this path. Don´t hide. Fight for your truth. Thank you and much ❤️

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Actually, Jesus avoided confronting the Jewish authorities until His time had come.

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Very well, then let´s hope that the right time will come soon :)

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Thanks, um, I think...

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Great Post, thanks for the info @thunderland

Great Post, thanks for the info @thunderland

Wow
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@upvote done sir :):):):):)

you don't have to convience just speak and we are convienced !

Just impressive post sir :)

@upovte done

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@stan

I don't know what to make of all of this. It has been a little over a year since I first heard you tell the tale of BitShares. I have been following along like a lost puppy ever since. I have had involvements through discord and have always watched and listened to your wisdom. I really feel in the dark most of the time as my IRL position takes far more of my time than it should. I look forward to the return of Gandalf the White in the second installment of this epic tale. Until then, I must say it has been an honor to listen and learn from you. I truly admire everything that you do for this world of cryptos and the community that goes with it.

“Home is behind, the world ahead,
and there are many paths to tread
through shadows to the edge of night,
until the stars are all alight.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Peace my friend,
The Last Sage

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"Second star on the right and straight on till morning."

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Hello sir any news about bitcoin and other all crypto currencies? Today bitcoin price is too much low.