The recent revelations stemming from Steemit Inc. not only put the frighteners up most of us but also highlighted the importance of keeping the Steem blockchain as decentralised as possible. Developers, coders and witnesses, all play a huge part in that infrastructure. So, after some serious thought, I decided to leave those finer details to a group who would most definitely know better than I.
The thing is, the overwhelming majority of the community here on the Steem blockchain, are unaware of the roles key witnesses play. I certainly was, until the damning issues that I mentioned previously surfaced. It seems imperative to me that as well as Steemit Inc conducting their tasks over on the other side, we also are accountable in some respect too. That being, choosing which witnesses we vote for.
If we want everything to ultimately work out, the right people must be in the right places. Devs who build apps to attract mass audiences. Devs who produce killer UI's, thus providing greater transparency and user experiences for us. Ideologists who's sole aim is to make (or should I say "keep") Steem as one of the greatest blockchains available today. For the progression and evolution of these essential objectives, role plays are of paramount importance.
So, herein lies the huge problem. We don't know what most of the witness actually "do" to achieving that goal. Wouldn't it be convenient if "one" person or party, aided us in not only better understanding the roles key witnesses play in this regard, but also providing a list of recommendations too? And preferably a "neutral and non-affiliated political" group whose end goal is not a selfish one, but rather a unified approach to building this blockchain together as a community. Well, I've found that the @blockbrothers fit that set of criteria to a tee, therefore would like to show my hand of support for their witness. The people's witness, as far as I'm concerned.
Without mentioning any names, it surprises me that even in these dire times, certain individuals are not making themselves heard to raise community spirit or offer any advise on potential solutions. It "still" seems all about politically driven positioning and greed. Well, that mindset simply isn't compatible with what's required right now, from anyone's standpoint. I've known @exyle (one of the @blockbrothers) for quite some time now and can easily vouch for his enthusiasm and motivations pertaining to Steem and everything in it. Obviously, you can see it too. He loves this platform probably more than Ned himself and doesn't appear to shy away from speaking his mind with a view to getting stuff done. Hence, given the brevity of the current situation at hand and my (as well as many others) lack of knowledge when it comes to who are the best people for the job at hand, I can't think of a better choice than him and the team.
Take the pain out of researching "who does what" and "who knows best". These guys are on the ball, as far as this matter goes and you'd be doing a massive favour to yourself and the blockchain in general, by adding them as a proxy. The latest post by @blockbrothers should afford you with all the evidence you need for the last statement to hold true.
So come on, peepz! Let's push this chain to the next level and beyond by taking actions that simply make sense!