Vlog 377: Re-evaluation of the blockchain from top to bottom.

in exyle •  12 days ago


Yesterday @soyrosa asked me what I'm going to do moving forward.

One of the things I'm going to do is re-evaluate everything about this blockchain.

The reason I feel I can do this now is because I'm not afraid anymore.

This blockchain is either going to make it and succeed big time or it's going to shit.

There is no middle ground.

I have simply been walking around with Rose-tinted glasses for too long spouting the gospel of SMT's based on promises.

I had a huge personal reality check.

I am done with hearing what's going to come out, how great things and people are and all that.

I'm going to judge on what people do right now and their actions and results to improve this chain when they happen, not before.

Starting with Steem inc.

My confidence in them is at rock bottom. It will have to be rebuild from scratch.

Yesterday a first attempt to restore the confidence was made when they released this post:

https://steemit.com/steemit/@steemitdev/upcoming-changes-to-api-steemit-com

from the post:

Steemit Inc.’s top priority is dramatically lowering the cost of running a Steem node. By routing these API calls to Hivemind, we greatly decrease the amount of resources our full nodes use.*

Right now it's just talk. It can't be evaluated until it's implemented. When it works and does as advertised. Fantastic, a little confidence restored. And I'm hoping to see a lot more of that.

Other things I'm going to evaluate in upcoming weeks/months is witnesses. Who really does what. Who is an asset to the blockchain, who is a taker and who deserves to be higher on the list.

I talk about it more in my vlog.



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Glad that you woke up to this clarity and are coming out swinging!

It's time to forget about political correctness and tell it like it is. I will follow your investigative reporting with great interest and I fully endorse this new direction!

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Thank you, man.

This kind of no nonsense attitude is exactly what we need right now. I agree that some sort of a witness audit would be wise as well. Go @exyle! What we have here is too valuable to let wither away and die.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence.

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So true!!!!

Possibly your most important post ever. Pure gold, at a time like this. I'm also sick of flipping promises and "community spirit" talk. Action and communication is what's required, given the morbid severity of the situation... And NOW!

Great post. Lets hope the right people are listening to this. Time is of the essence.

Also might I add that your proposed "witness evaluation" is absolute genius. So many of us don't actually know of what many of them bring to the table for "our" blockchain. Calling certain individuals out for not pulling their weight for us all, especially at a time like this, is music to my ears.

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We need more of the new awakened @exyle

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Thank you, man!

Yes Yes Yes. I am so glad that you are on board and that you share your findings with us. Happy, because I know you are completely honest and will not tell 'stories', but only that which you really believe in and where you discover the truth.

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Haha, for everyone that does not know, this is my mom, so her judgement might be slightly in favour of me. But I'll do my best :)

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Yes, I am your mom, but that's also why I know you very well and that's why I wrote what I wrote!
I am not the only one who appreciated your opinion. You only have to look at the written comments.
The task you have taken on you also involves a great responsibility, so I wish you wisdom and perseverance.

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I am not your mom and I can say the same words.
You have been an inspiration since the first day I saw your vlogs. Your information and thoughts are really valuable for me and for the community.
I'm willing to hear your thoughts in the up coming days.

Thanks for sharing them mate!
A big Hug!

I'll look forward to your analysis.

I wasn't too impressed by that livestream either.

It's left me wondering what the company's been doing for the past year?

I was impressed by the 'can do' attitude in most of the responses to @ned's post.

Here's hoping your confidence levels move up to 2/10 by the end of next week.

Its a good time to be upfront about these things!

Appreciate it.

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Thank you, man. I also very much would like to see (my personal) confidence levels rising again.

You brought up a very good point @exyle about not being afraid to speak your mind. A lot of people are afraid to step on someone else's toes in fear of a whale or someone powerful getting revenge. As a result, people become mellow and don't want to voice their thoughts completely out of fear.

People need to step up; especially at a time like this. If we don't see good results, people should be held accountable and called out. I urge everyone to do the best they can to not get caught up in hope and circlejerking. Instead, we as a community need to get together and confront those that don't mean what they say or say what they mean. This could be Steemit Inc., certain witnesses, other content creators, etc.

This is an opportunity for us that want steem to succeed to get stronger, while at the same time weed out the freeloaders.

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This could be Steemit Inc., certain witnesses, other content creators, etc

Fair enough. I was also uninspired by the live chat, and it's pretty disappointing that SMT is likely to be majorly delayed.

Probably the most important 6 months/year is in front of us now.

This blockchain is either going to make it and succeed big time or it's going to shit.

Yeah, we need you upbeat, where else will I go for my motivation otherwise :)

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I'm getting motivated again.

You know @exyle, it might seem that you are setting yourself up for conflict, for political suicide so to speak, but it might be the opposite. In other words, you speaking your mind like this shows to the community you care, and thus wins you social leverage.

For what it's worth, you got my full support with this new direction...

Cheers brother

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Thank you man. Let see how it goes.

This is the right attitude @exyle! Don't hold back!

Great approach as execution is so difficult when moral is low which is what I can imagine is happening at Steemit Inc. This is the opportunity we have to truly decentralize the ecosystem and that begins with witnesses. I still have a good number of votes available as I review them frequently and adjust. Look forward to finding new witnesses that can add value to the community!

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I'm glad you mentioned @good-karma He is the most legit witness and has done an unbelievable amount for this blockchain.

After over two years here I'm basically done and my main focus is to get my investment out which is interesting considering I have powered up another 9,000 SP in the last month or so. I will never be able to get my entire investment out of here since I devalued my time trying to build a foundation for the future.

The witness situation is a complete joke and Steemit INC squandered an incredible head start. It is sad because despite issues we kept fighting for this blockchain and this community.

The great thing that came from this blockchain are the friends and contracts we made. We can reunite on whatever blockchain can deliver.

I'm glad you sobered up on the situation here and will be evaluating the blockchain from top to bottom. Good luck

This will be pragmatic thoughtful steem comment, so @ned can understand it better. I like your approach, let's do this! No more bullshit, let's keep it real for once and who knows we might survive this crisis.

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YES, I like it @exyle, for me it has always been important to get a better grasp on what witnesses especially are doing and I have always wanted that to be more transparent / easy to find out in some way. I trust you to have a lot of insights and information that will help me learn a lot about the things that really matter. Also this sounds like a good portion of 'Niet Lullen Maar Poetsen' ;-) #rotterdam ;-)

Thanks for responding to my question so quickly and with such a clear direction of what is 'your' task. I'll follow it up closely!

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exyle, i thank you from all of us here...in utah. after watching ned's livestream..and following all the promises for the last year....i felt sick inside. he seems full of empty promises...to me personally....and full of himself. the emperor with no clothes. i'm sure he's doing his best...but we all have to take off the rosy colored glasses..and as you said, if he was in other businesses he would be asked to step down. unless others are offered more power....like the witnesses you mention...this feels like the ship could sink. people need to stand up and ask the hard questions you are asking. we stand by you exyle. you are easy to stand by. you are a man of your words...and of the people. your mom's words are very touching. cheers my friend. thank you from our hearts~ ps-- i grew my account to over 25,000 sp in the last week. i'm in this for the long haul....with people like YOU...but not with my rosy colored glasses on....following people like ned. i hope the blockbrother's witness rises up the ranks. but as we all know...accounts like freedom...make that highly unlikely. please keep asking the hard questions..nobody wants to ask or respond to bro!

@exyle, thank you for sharing your point of view with us. Thank you for the post and thank you for the video.

So, are you a witness? Or you are a representative of the witness blocktrades? I've voted for blocktrades.

Btw, I think I saw you at the Steem Fest in Kraków...but I am not pretty sure. I am a Newbie, and, of course, I didn't know you.

Ok, in my view, the crypto market is in a downtrend. Bitcoin is the anchor. Until bitcoin community doesn't solve the scalability issue the price of the BTC will be under pressure. We may see prices lower than the current one at the level $4000. If Bitcoin continues to fall, the other cryptocurrencies and tokens will do the same. (Most of them). So, we the Steemians have to understand that the price of STEEM can even get lower than the current price of 0,34 $.
Of course a possible further price drop of STEEM may hurt the business of Steemit, Inc. The easiest way for a company in crisis to TRY to survive is to lay off employees. That's what last week Ned Scott said Steemit, Inc is going to do. They don't have another option. It's pitty, but it is true. All companies do the same during financial crises. Yes, we don't know if Steemit, Inc. will survive.. I cross my fingers for them, but, of course, we need diversification. So, we need other alternatives. That's why I've voted for @good-karma . Because of eSteem Surfer. Although I don't use it. Also I've voted for Partiko. I hope they can be alternative to Steemit, Inc. as well.

We have to understand, that crypto is in a downtrend. We will face much more difficult times. All we, the Steemians, have to find solution together how to strengthen our system and help it survive the downtrend.

I am waiting for your next post/video in which you are going to comment on the witnesses. I want to vote for a witnesses that have good ideas and know how to implement it in order to help Steem ecosystem survive.

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I am a witness with a developer group called @blockbrothers. We are currently in spot #38. We made Steemify and I'm personally heavily invested in the blockchain with my time and own money. I want this thing to succeed and am fighting for it.

You are right about the markets. This downtrend could last for another long time. That's why it's so critical to not rely on STEEM only as a revenue model for a business. It needs to change.

Steem is a blockchain that through its communities should be able to attract outside revenue. There is currently only 1 app on the chain that can do that. Steem Monsters. We need more of those.

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@exyle, as a developer, could you tell me which frontend/or apps can be consider as a perfect or close at least close substitutes for Steemit? eSteem Surfer? Partiko? What else?

Thank you for letting me know about Steem Monsters and what their mission is.

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I guess every app that runs its own infrastructure. eSteem for instance. I'm still building a list of independent apps.

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@exyle, thank you!

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This blockchain is either going to make it and succeed big time or it's going to shit.

This is the very cold, hard truth!

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You are what you do, not what you say. Good realization to have exyle. Always observe the actions of people, talk is cheap. The mindset of a successful person is the ability to take action and not talk. Everyday I get people telling me all sorts of ideas for videos they want to make, all I say is, "cool, make it." Needless to say, more often then not I do not see the idea discussed. Yes, please speak your mind without fear, always.

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current top witnesses are totally useless

Welcome...to "the real" side of the blockchain.

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You are right, so many people who can talk and comment and write posts, but a few of them are taking actions. Talk is not what we need, we need actions that lead to grow the platform and less talk. I have a lot to say, but it's better for me to go take actions.

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Given all the enthusiasm I saw at SteemFest3… I have more optimism about the longevity and sustainability of this blockchain & in the Steem community…. However, I appreciate your frustration... perhaps because… I feel that there is a fair bit of unnecessary fear being sewn among newer Steemians and community members. Crypto currency is… In my limited understanding… Inherently volatile… In fact, I would argue that this is one of the things that makes it so exciting to many… It’s a little bit like a daily thrill ride! And, it is this same characteristic that makes it so frightening to the establishment…

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Everyone was looking for the future aspects earlier but now everyone is back at doing actions hopefully the things will change sooner

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Excellent! I agree and feel the same way. Being held back by fear is never helpful - despite what it's voice would have us beLIEve. :)

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You are welcome - have a great now moment :)

That's a good job @exyle ...
I applaud your struggle ...

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😎👍

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Life presents you always new lessons along the way and provides opportunities to grow and build your own development. The moral of Steemit Inc is to remove them from the equation, and never believe of what they promise like a politician for a vote.

What that hurt me the most is the SMT that we might never see to happen!

The way I see the future of Steem blockchain is to create a consortium of DAPPS and witnesses that work together. Bring novelty ideas and rewards them for the contribution and grow this blockchain.

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My pleasure, my aim in the long-term is to see one day the mainstream to use this blockchain.

The live streams have been interesting. Ned looks like a creative type. I'm sure he has some great ideas and he should work on them but he needs a good numbers person, technical people and someone that can sort out the sound on those live streams.

As much as my confidence in Steemit Inc. has been knocked, there's enough other good projects that are using the Steem blockchain to keep me interested.

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Let the knights rise So we can start the Battle At The Black Gate
This Black Banks try push us all in this coin market, so as much as possible so that we would not be comfortable anywhere to do something.... but...but.... this black banks they forgot something ...what the more we are pressed together, the better we know each one here and the more strongly we fight.

We have nothing to lose more, we move or we forget everything...
I choose to move on, I'm here to try something new


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Npr :)

Only recently did I find out about the politics in the witness list
I wait to hear your thoughts and observations

Thank you for being brave, making a conscious decision and taking action <3

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Yes, let's discus what we can do to make Steem survive by having a realistic look at what it is, and how it fits in with real world economics.

Conventional markets have been getting pummeled and the net effect on Steem is that there simply is less money to go around as people are also losing their assets in conventional investments. Do not expect that money, what's left of it, to migrate to crypto currency.

Could all this turn around? Yes, but it isn't likely.

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Yes, for me the first order of business is doing what is good for Steem and the community. First we must acknowledge what the problem areas are, then we act on that info. Always good to hear from you Nathan. Cheers!

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Thanks for constant support to our dtube community and you’re much appreciated.

Every single day, I’m identifying problems with our Blockchain and prioritising which problems need to be solved first and how to solved them.

I’m creating this DtubeFamily777 and gonna bring quality people and quality projects together then gonna build a DtubeFoundation.

I made this comment here mainly because I wanted to say that you’re appreciated!

That's how it should be @exyle. Nice point of view

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Great post. I enjoy the honesty and share the frustration of the current situation.

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I will amplify your mom's view Yes! Yes! YES!! I love how you are even more clear and focus now that there's been time for the community to come together on this full mode issue. It's so great you are feeling confidently unbridled to speak your mind. I think it is the liberation you feel keeping you focused. It's beautiful to see. I have felt a great connection within the Steem community but now that is going to a whole new level. As your moms wishes I do wish you wisdom and perseverance always. Let's Go!! !tip

Welcome to the club! Better late than never. I hope this new Exyle can stick around. :)

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Hahaha, O man, what can I say...I guess you guys are already expanding the clubhouse :)

I don’t have the tech skills to do the kind of digging you’re going to do so am very much looking forward to what your find.

This blockchain is either going to make it and succeed big time or it's going to shit.

This.

Was already approached by your fellow-blockbrother @s3rg3 to consider voting for you (guys) as witness some 2 months ago.
Not making a secret of it that in my reply to him back them I explained my reasons to not (yet) do so.

Needed this post/vlog of yours to convince me. You've got my full support from now on.

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Thank you so much for the support for @blockbrothers!

Well said. Things need to change.

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Thank you. Awaiting the next episode. Eagerly.



"I have simply been walking around with Rose-tinted glasses"

Aha, that is the difference. Just normal glasses. 🤓
Disclaimer: I am not his dad.

Any estimation on the make it or break it percentages? Literal 50/50?

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Basically we don't have many options now, we just have to see how it goes.

Yes, pls, make that (re)-evaluation, you have a big follower base and I do believe that not many people around here have better reasons to be honest and nominate the best witnesses other than you.

I’m confident in that blockchain because of people like you. Dissent takes courage and the blockchain needs that!

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Mark @exyle Yes the Time for Promises is Over. Things are either Getting Done or Steemit. Inc. will Die. Maybe we need to change the name of Our Token to STEEMMONSTER since that Seems to be The Best Working aspect of Steemit....

Would welcome some objective evaluations about witnesses and what they do. Stakeholders like myself - on the margins and without technical expertise - need these kinds of insights.
I appreciate your frustration and anger yesterday, but a war chest would only have delayed the inevitable. There were structural problems within Steemit Inc and between Steemit Inc and the other stakeholders invested here, and the financial pressures have forced these into the open where people are liberated and there can be a dialogue.

I really want to understand how it works the witnesses thing! I will wait for your post on that

STINC is not the chain. This chain and community came to be because of the vision of Dan. Ned is just the money man. Follow the vision.

It will be very interesting to see what you find, good hunting, and keep your powder dry.

I like this direction mate. :0)

We all have been drinking the Kool-Aid for too long and have lost sight of the fundamentals. Greed and irrational speculation pushed us to those euphoric highs and we will have to suffer the downside for quite some time now it seems.

Great information! I have to admit, I am a little sad to see that your outlook on Steemit has shifted a little, but I understand why. I think to make sure we continue to grow we need people with the passion, love, and hope for Steemit that you have. You really are an inspiration to a lot of people.

Wow, I'm looking forward to reading your conclusions. I'm pretty new here but this blockchain is the first one I'm actually using. One advantage is having human-friendly wallet addresses, that helps so much. I also have been using "Steem-JS" lib to interact with the blockchain programmatically: this is very well done and easy to get results fast.

Это очень хорошо сделано и легко получить результаты быстро...

The reason I feel I can do this now is because I'm not afraid anymore.

It's so 'freeing' when you're 'not' afraid anymore...isn't it @exyle ? Yet, you'll probably wind up on a few of those 'secret' Blacklists....

Hey @tipu !tip @exyle initiative as his thoughts from now on will be reflecting crude reality. I agree with him. He had been to rosy on this matter, but I understand he is really a firm believer on steem. I daily read him as well as @dragosrua

I think Steemer should give votes to Witness that deserves the vote. Who knows if Jedi Witnesses are the one who will save us from demise