Interview with @andrarchy about TRON and OpenLink.

in Threespeak4 years ago (edited)

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Instead of running around like a headless chicken screaming any old shit and creating more FUD than anyone can stomach, @blockbrothers went and simply asked and got the answers from @andrarchy.

Simple right?

In the future let's be more professional, cause this was simply embarrassing. Especially witnesses should know that it's impossible to just copy a blockchain like Steem and paste it onto TRON.

We don't consider Tweets sources, and only what you hear directly from @justinsunsteemit and Steemit Inc. we consider real sources.

Witnesses should be calm and assertive and act like leaders until they have the facts. You can't go around creating FUD.

To recap this interview (from 00:00 - 24:10).

  • The team was part of the deal and no one was laid off.
  • They did not know when the deal happened (but were aware of talks with parties, basically they learned with us when it happened).
  • No ads soon on (thanks @justinsunsteemit).
  • No token Swap.
  • No moving to TRON.
  • Faster onboarding is something @justinsunsteemit mentioned as very important.
  • Communities on within 2 weeks. Go @roadscape!

Most importantly: The team is fully committed to the Steem community. The capital that the TRON foundation can provide towards Steemit can be a massive win-win for both parties, and it's time to get excited about the possibilities.

ps. Openseed will release Open Link within a month! Private Chat coming to you soon!

On a personal note, @blockbrothers thinks that @ned was dead weight. We believe he lost his passion for Steem and are happy he passed it on. We wish him all the best.

@justinsunsteemit now has the power to bring this place to higher levels than otherwise would have been possible.

But make no mistake: we as a community are strong. Why? Because we are real and we care. Never forget that.

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Am I the only one who's sad about the removal of ads ? It showed great potential and now that surviving isn't an issue, we could use that money to buy steem and redistribute it to community members that brought the most views to the platform (and thus earned steemit ad revenue). Which would both create buy pressure and incentivize people to promote their posts outside of steem.

Am I the only one who's sad about the removal of ads ?


Man you made me spit Ice-Tea through my nose reading this....

I would have had the ads as an option that people could turn off, at least. I didn't see the ads because I had them blocked. But I understand the value that they can have with revenue. So, if they removed advertisement, like that, then they are probably taking steps backwards. In other words, not good, most likely.

Im hoping each community will be allowed to do that. Remember the idea a dev had about implementing advertising revenue share to community member SMT holders.

No ads soon on (thanks @justinsunsteemit).
No token Swap.
No moving to TRON.
Faster onboarding is something @justinsunsteemit mentioned as very important.
Communities on within 2 weeks. Go @roadscape!

So much good news. I think this should affect the market price. Steem dipped a bit thanks to FUD.

awesome. I was thinking last night @andrarchy wouldn't be working so hard on his dev if things were going to change dramatically.

Seems more a one sided deal favoring steem.. So tron pay your bills and tron gets nothing but a ty.. Seems like a bad deal

I see a lot of upside for Tron here. Having a social media platform with inbuilt atomic swaps, communities, and all the apps that Steem has with strong bridges to the Tron ecosystem is a major step forward in growing a community around not only Tron and Steem, but crypto and all social functions.

Bringing Steem to Tron's network also enables advances in decentralization through Tron's prior acquisitions of BitTorrent and Opera Browser. I'd say that Justin Sun is pretty carefully building an ecosystem that has deep synchronicity with society's communications and financial needs focusing on decentralization and censorship resistance, which both BitTorrent and Opera, that includes a native VPN, are noted for.

And that makes a lot of sense right. Thanks for being level headed.

Indeed haha 😆

We just have to look at the plain and simple facts. Justin Sun is an entrepreneur and businessman in the crypto space. And what do all businessmen have in common? They want to make money. Preferably loads of it.

Therefore, him stomping into our community and razing this place to the ground makes zero sense. We all lose out. Remember, he is also actively "invested" into this blockchain, no matter how bad or good a deal he got. Hence from that prespective, we also all stand to win too, right? That being the more wholesome outcome to the situation, I'm sure we'd all agree. So after listening to this interview, which succinctly addresses the myriad of concerns making the rounds during the last couple days, I'd say let's push all the FUD aside right now and allow more of this picture to take shape organically first.

Emotional extremes are never a sound basis for good judgment calls. However, a little patience and clarity is all that's needed to remedy that. After being on the fence too myself, I'm at peace with this new operating environment we find ourselves in and have decided to give Justin the benefit of the doubt. It just seems like the logical thing to do. The greatest burden Steemit Inc. have been facing, in terms of "funding", appear to be alleviated. With the financial noose now removed, the untapped potential for Steemit (and in turn, the STEEM blockchain) has a chance to shine. Very brightly, might I add.

Let's embrace it and labour toward a more unified approach going forward. As I said, if everything works out like I think it might after hearing the above, we "all" stand to gain massively in the end.

Well said, and good to see you as always!

Welcome back! :)

Thanks for the very informative interview!

Thanks, mate. Wishing you all the best in these volatile and trying times.

Absolutely I think that riding out the storm and just relaxing is going to be the biggest part.

There is always going to be somebody upset.

However in my mind seeing the price jump as well as the extra exposure is definitely swaying my mind....

This is looking like it's going to be a pretty good thing.

We could compare Sun to Mark Zuckerberg who makes a lot of money.

We could compare Sun
To Mark Zuckerberg who makes
A lot of money.

                 - joeyarnoldvn

I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

Thank you for this! I'm glad to finally see something basic and understandable from someone who's actually at the source. These swirling rumors and all the FUD has just been really frustrating to sift through.


We always try to be informative and transparent

No ads!?! Who the hell does this guy think he is!? Maybe we'll just fork the chain and keep our ads so there!


Pretty sad how this comment of yours here made my brand spankin' new Sarcasm Detector 3000 — unboxed and plugged into the wall only seconds ago — explode into thousands of tiny springs, cogs, and tiny worker robots resembling ants. It took all morning to assemble properly if you include the three hours I spent on technical support hotline hold listening to Aerosmith's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing on repeat until finally some dude suggested I blow into it like a Nintendo cartridge. The cloud of smoke set off the sprinklers and I don't have any clean towels because tomorrow is laundry day, not today. I may have to sue, I just don't know who yet. Someone's gonna pay though. Can someone here please remind me why I chose to live today? Had I known this would all suck so bad here on my end, I would have pounced on this crazy contraption at the first sign of imminent doom, saving you all from the shrapnel that is my fucked up life.

Aha!! I can answer this clearly and directly...

You chose to live today because tomorrow is too good a day to die.

Tada!! I am setting up a phone line to dispense further wisdoms. Of course, it will be a premium line but the answers that each of us seek are never cheap!

Good day to you! :0D

That makes sense. Thank you Sensei.

We chuckled! lol.

Hehe, good work on this man. Nothing like a bit of clarity amidst the chaff.

I don't mind adds. Don't see them unless I want to. They were making paying for devs sustainable. Tron have money to burn now but how long will that last?

Well, they weren't really, the last count was approx 20K coming in from intrusive ads versus 180K I think it was outgoings.

So ads and still burning 160K is not quite sustainable in my book.

I didn't mind the ads so much as the way they were implemented. If you use a mobile version of the page is quite unusable at times, jumping around whilst loading them leading to a frustrating UX.

I would much prefer the deep pockets of Tron to take em away. But hey. who knows what will happen in the future.

Yes, the implementation was bad. How long will Tron have deep pockets? My concern is that they wont want to bleed money and at some point they will do what Steemit did, cut costs. Losing the add revenue speeds up that process.

Isn't Weku a fork?

It is/was indeed

As a employee, @andrarchy cant see the whole picture, just like us.

There is too much blind Faith being deposited over Justin Sun. And I think it's really naive to assume that his priority will be other than growing Tron blockchain.

Here is my vision on how things will pan out.

In the end, everything will be kind of fine, but at the end of the road, we will see steemit Inc/Tron withdrawing the support for the old blockchain.

PS: like @andrarchy sad himself, employees are under a contract, so don't expect them to provide the whole plan (when they know what it is) to the public, unless they are instructed to do so by Tron.


Justin released a bunch of trash on twitter and did a embarrassingly bad AMA and you guys from said fuck all...
What again is your job and title, can you remind us?

During the bear market when didnt do anything for a full year and just dumped on STEEM to survive it WAS US, THE COMMUNITY that stuck around being the lifeforce o the chain.

You might not have a contractual obligation, but you have a MORAL RESPONSIBILITY towards the community to make yourself heard on all this!
There were serious talks about forking the chain. There was fear (im still really cautious no matter the video) about multiple things, fears that were legitimate.
And you said nothing...
Major fuck up from your part. (And dont give me the "it was the holidays or whatever)

Other thing is the TRON marketing team. WE NEED THE JUSTIN TWITTER ACCOUNT TO RETRACT ALL THAT CRAP and set it all straight.
His twitter account or a video directly addressing all issues.
Anything you say here dont mean much. We need the word from the source.

Ill think of more stuff over time but for now im willing to wait and pay attention to changes.
If you will tell Justin one thing, tell him that the community is more then willing to flip him and his money off and pack our bags if he ever attempts anything close to what he and his retard marketing team was insinuating.

"'s my wife?" hahahhahaha

I know it was not 100% professional...but was too good to leave out :) We must never forget to laugh and have fun imho :)

Man!!! it has been an amazing interview, including the wife or the cat or whatever did the mess there!!!
Well done @exyle !!!

Good because this does reflect what Justin released on his Youtube Channel. It's still not deleted by the way. You would agree leaving conflicting information out there can lead to a lot of chaos.

I would advise he delete the video to show his earnest. If he fails to delete the video, good chance something isn't smellin' right if ya catch my drift.


Already sitting at 63 downvotes to 16 likes. YEEESH.

As for the promised, I will wait and see. Not take any drastic action..

"For Now"

Haha, it's fcking hilarious how this clown can moralize about FUD, and consider @andrarchy to be the one source of truth for Justin Sun's intentions, as the Sun hype machine continues to spew out misinformation. Especially considering the indications that steemit inc was left largely in the dark about the buyout.

Yes, I'm hardly inspired that one of the possible solutions to censorship on the centralised web has just been hoovered up by a World Economic Forum Davos "Global Shaper." What in any way shape or form is "promising" about that?

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