Regarding Witness votes and Public Statement Commitment

in dpoll •  29 days ago

Regarding Witness votes and Public Statement Commitment


Dear witness and steemians who have set me as a proxy concerning witness votes:

After reading @timcliff post , @therealwolf post , @liberosist post , @blockbrothers post , @lukestokes post and many more that I am sure will come, finding that this is a very important step that would release the doubts and uncertainties of steemians, I have taken the decision to review all my Witness Votes in order not only for verifying the performance and abilities but also to check if the Public Commitment Statement specifying the "no-implementation, support, or condone of any proposed hard fork that effects the balances, keys, or security of any accounts on the current chain."...

So, in a few days I will check, if there is some witness not clearly stating the previous statement, I am sorry, but I will reject my vote.

My Current list of Voted witnesses is:


@abit
@actifit
@arcange
@blockbrothers
@blocktrades
@cervantes
@cryptopassion
@curie
@demotruk
@dragosroua
@drakos
@emrebeyler
@fulltimegeek
@fyrst-witness
@good-karma
@gtg
@holger80
@mahdiyari
@partiko
@pharesim
@quochuy
@roelandp
@sc-steemit
@steemitboard
@steempeak
@swisswitness
@themarkymark
@therealwolf
@utopian-io
@yabapmatt

What about you? Are you going to do the same?
Please vote the poll.


  • Yes, this must be part of the "specifications" to be voted as a witness and it must be a compulsory requirement for all of them.

  • No, the complete story and concerns about @steemit and @ned powering down are a bull*hit

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Witnesses are the guardians of the network. It's our job to provide reliability and security of the network.

Such statements are redundant and it's sad that apparently they are needed (not to mention that some of them are not precise, thus could be false under some conditions, while - in the same time - not being malicious).

There were multiple (20) Hard Forks on this chain, and we already had few forks that are running different chains. In many cases there were changes that, strictly speaking, were: "affecting balances, keys or security of accounts" ;-)

Whatever rules are defined in the software that's run by witnesses, it is, in the end, up to Steem Power holders to decide, if they are for, or against the new rules.

It is completely valid for a witness to run two versions of code: witness-bluepill and witness-redpill and it's up to you to chose. In some cases you could even chose both.

So what if I told you there are forks that are running code, where account gtg had affected different balance, keys and security?

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Understood.

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Voted for Yes, this must be part of the "specifications" to be voted as a witness and it must be a compulsory requirement for all of them..

@toofasteddie you are the man of the hour! As much as i have been annoyed by Steemits... lassitude to put it lightly, and then the powering down, which looked like an exit. But eventually this shady pull request felt even more alarming, and imo is a major threat to steem as such.
Reading the linked posts was a bit reassuring but hey! Is Steemit's account the only one that merits protection? Certainly every single account should be guaranteed that this doesn't happen to them, not only steemits'! And your call finally refelcts that.
Thanks for that important initiative. Being so negligent on steemit governance myself, i decided to make you my proxy. Hope you don't mind....

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It is an honor, thanks

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Like many other reliable and trustworthy witnesses, I did not feel compelled to publish such a commitment.

On this point, I fully agree with what @gtg wrote. For me, it is obvious that the basis of a blockchain is the security of the accounts and its assets.

People should cast their vote for witnesses based on trust and reputation. And this is are not something you can earn with a simple post containing a nice public commitment. It takes time to build it (and seconds to destroy).

Voted for Yes, this must be part of the "specifications" to be voted as a witness and it must be a compulsory requirement for all of them..

I generally try to avoid a lot of the politics of the platform but I will say, I have some serious concerns with statements which indicate they wont fork the blockchain to eliminate one or more users if certain action(s) doesn't take place.

That not only has shades of extortion, it begs the question if that is the start of a slippery slope where the platform gets purged by the top 20 at will.

There are problems and issues that need to be addressed but negotiation through a gun to someone's head is not negotiation.

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I share your concerns but I cannot think what alternative we have in order to face a bad situation as the one we see now...
What do you propose then?

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as often been said about everyone else on this platform, it is their stake to with as they wish. Best to respect that fact while engaging Steemit Inc. The fact that Ned has been appearing in the community indicates he has got the message, he needs to communicate and work with the community. Holding a gun to anyone's head doesn't make them communicate or cooperate better in the long run.

Regarding the latest situation with Steemit, ned and the power downs and also the surge in price that Steem recorded recently I have an intuition that the price of Steem is manipulated a few weeks/months before the dump. I might be wrong though...

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i have the same feeling, just because is the only thing that makes sense.. the other is that people in charge is just retarded .. that could make sense as well.. and in the other side.. well steem went -100% like most of the cryptos .. so is just follwing the market trend

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It has been following the trend but if you compare it with others like XRP, ETH, XLM, LTC you will notice that it was way down and now for a few days it has a continuous growth that it's been recorded pretty much on the same time frame with the start of the steemit account power down.

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Agree 100%, it is like putting buying orders in order to avoid the fall due to the power down

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Or preparing yourself a good price for the dump.

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Exactly

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