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RE: [Interview] Dan Larimer - A Prescient Retrospective - Part 1 of 3

in #interview4 years ago (edited)

I was talking to a collegue of mine who is looking into launching her own ICO, just three days after I introduced her to Steemit. I was trying to explain to her how Steemit works when she asked me a question that I couldn't fully explain myself. She first asked me:

Why did @Dan resign as CEO of Steemit?

I told her, it was because the founders wanted steemit to be a self sustaining entity that was regulated by the blockchain and not vulnerable to some random guy putting a gun to the head of any one individual that could jeopardize its integrity. I also said, Larimer needed to be free to launch EOS and other ventures in the cryptospace.

She then asked me a question that had me a bit stumped. She asked,

Why did Ned Scott not resign?

I had no clue what to say. I didn't even know if it was true or not because to be honest I hadn't really read beyond the whitepaper, which I discovered was dated shortly after I finished reading it.

Does anyone know where the official documentation on the forks are?


Steem, the blockchain, is not Steemit, Inc.

Steemit is the first of many front-ends utilizing the Steem blockchain. So the decision for Dan to leave, whatever his reasons were, would have had nothing to do with the integrity of the Steem blockchain itself. Dan is still one of the major stakeholders of Steem, but he's no longer with Steemit Inc.

Ned is CEO of Steemit Inc., and in my opinion, they're making all the right moves. There's no sensible reason for the captain of the ship to resign.

As to the documentation of the forks:

Also, check this out for a survey of all the projects either utilizing the Steem blockchain or providing off chain services: