As I was writing a couple a days ago, a part of the Steem stakeholders are moving forward with a new chain - and I'm joining them. The official announcement can be found here:
new name is hive, that will also be the name of the token(s): Hive, Hive Backed Dollars and Hive Power
all users will receive an "airdrop", basically, you will have the same balance you had on Steem at the moment of fork. After that, the two balances will diverge, based on your activity on each chain
there are "some" modifications regarding the "malicious", ninja-mined stake. As far as I understand, this stake will be removed in the new chain. As the source code will become available for review, I will know (and share) more
Brace for impact.