Steemit Inc is powering down and moving their stake. Ned is already doing this.
We are told, for the Steemit accounts, that it is in defense of a possible Fork to remove Steemit's stake. This could be very true.
Although, as always, the optics look bad.
This could be much ado about nothing but, again, without any communication from Steemit, we are left to speculate. As we all can see, the timing makes one wonder.
Tron listed Steemit as a partner on their advertising material for niTROn 2019. Now we all know "partner" could mean a lot of things but it is something that should raise some eyebrows.
My question is why no announcement out of Steemit about this? I would think that this is something to promote especially considering the negativity surrounding this company the last couple months.
I understand that, at times, things need to be kept quiet while negotiations are taking place. However, as we can see, the people over at Tron have no issue announcing it. Also, even though the dates are last week, ordering materials like this for an event takes place well in advance. This means it was not something that went down a week or two ago.
So what is the deal?
Perhaps it is time to start talking about this.
Again, there could be a reasonable explanation for this and it could be a move that helps both Steemit Inc and the Steem blockchain. Maybe Steemit Inc donated some money as a means of promotion. There is no way to tell at this point.
The optics on this, nonetheless, are very poor.
Just another in the expanding list of things surrounding Steemit Inc.
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