To Whom It May Concern at SteemIt Inc.,
As an investor I would like some information so I can decide how to manage my investment. (See how I formatted my question?) lol
For the past year we've been talking about SMTs and end-user sign ups and it seems you are getting close to these goals. With HardFork 20 looming and many witnesses already installing the code, it seems much of the groundwork has been completed and we are getting close to some goals we have all been excited about.
Velocity is scheduled to drop in a couple of weeks and if I understand the schedule we are on the last stretch of SMTs, Hivemind and the test net are in place and I hear there is much improvement with documentation and tools for developers who want to build out dApps. Congratulations on that work and establishing better communication and timelines!
I've been here for over two years and I am still unclear on how to view the role of SteemIt Inc. I don't know what responsibilities the company will handle and what responsibilities are left to the community. I would really appreciate some clarification on how SteemIt, Inc sees it's role. Will you be focused only on developing the Blockchain or do you expect to put together a business team to promote STEEM. Wouldn't that be a good thing to share with investors?
It is my opinion that outside of the Steem Community very few know what we are doing and where we are heading, so my question is, Will there be a Branding and Marketing effort created by SteemIt Inc?
There was a discussion yesterday of building a business minded team of people to start to define and package the strengths of the Steem Blockchain. This group would begin to define: What are our strengths, how do we stack up against the other Blockchains? Do we have a sweet spot? Establish our target market, and what types of dApps we should attempt to attract. Once defined the group would begin to actually promote and market STEEM.
Clarification on what efforts SteemIt Inc has in place might make both teams more effective, make sure there is a cohesive message and cut down on duplicate efforts.
Looking forward to hearing about the business side of future initiatives.
PS. Hey, @ned sorry about that hair thing, but it was really fun and I hope harmless. :)