Steem Town Hall - Operation Liberation

in #steem4 years ago


As many of you know by know @justinsunsteemit has colluded with Binance, Huobi , and poloniex to replace duly elected witnesses with 20 sock puppet witnesses running on a single node. Steemians gathered yesterday in PALnet for 7 hours and launched a somewhat disorganized campaign to make sure the broader cryptosphere was made aware of the actions of Justin, Steemit, and the exchanges. Today at noon eastern (3 hours from now) we'll be meeting again, but this time the plan is to organize.

Why this matters

Within 12 hours of powering up Steem and using it to vote in sock puppets the pressure from the Steem community and broader crypto community was enough to get CZ to back down. He put out the following post and then cowardly deleted it shortly there after. CZ has removed his votes for the current witness, but to be clear damage is done.


New sock puppet witnesses are in charge of the chain because of CZ's approval of an action plan that

  1. Took custodial Steem.
  2. Locked it up for 13 weeks.
  3. Used that Steem to proxy for sock puppet witnesses.

We'll continue to pressure this exchange and I plan to organize a cryptowide boycott until duly elected witnesses are restored on Steem.

Huobi also bails on Justin, Steemit and Poloniex

Here you can see Huobi running as fast as they can from this fiasco. They are in a similar position of having used custodial stake to elect sock puppet accounts. Those witnesses are still in power because of these decisions. I'll be organizing a boycott against Huobi as well.

Community Voices against Tyranny matter

We've existed on this blockchain for 3 years. In all of them I've never seen anything like this. What's also amazing is that the Steem witnesses are staging a comeback of epic proportions. As you can see several of the top duly elected witnesses are in spitting distance of regaining the top 20 consensus spots from the Tron Tyrants.


What's the plan? Operation Liberation

We'll be meeting today in the PALnet Discord Channel to get an organized response going.

@justinsunsteemit is doubling down on his rhetoric despite overwhelming opposition on the chain, overwhelming criticism in the cryptosphere, and two of his colluding partners backing out on the first day. The comments are breathtaking.

Today is day 2. And the goal is to amplify our unified voices until this occupation is ended.

Go home Tron. You're drunk.



You forgot to mention 3 key Steemit employees resigning in protest (including crucial blockchain devs).
This is extremely telling because they know things from the inside and have risked their livelihood in uncertain times to protest tyranny.
Great respect to @andrarchy @vandenberg & @gerbino.

It was 4 out of 7 last I heard.

1 stake = 30 votes for witnesses is a part of the reason why 20 new top witnesses were elected. Only fair relation is 1 stake = 1 vote.

Do witnesses plan to keep the rule 1 stake = 30 votes, which promotes centralization, oligarchy, and is a blockchain safety vulnerability?

I gave @yabapmatt a witness vote. It's not much, but I do hope that we can win this fight.

Vote for the other community witnesses too.

I'll wait and see where my votes are best served. I am only a minnow here.

Vote for all the witnesses below the Sock Puppets, that is where your votes are best served. Waiting doesn't help.

I would argue waiting hurts. A show of force is a powerful statement.

In this case waiting helped because I got to study what and who I was voting for before I went ahead and used my votes. Some witnesses were disengaged or otherwise inactive and these would have been wasted votes.

If I had just followed the above advise literally this would have been the case.
Now I know that I can see who is already in the top 20 that doesn't have my vote, I can then use strategy to either strengthen who's already there or bring up someone else who should be, or both.

You have 30 votes, all equal. We need a minimum of four of our own guys to prevent Justin Sun's sock puppets from having a super majority of 17/20 consensus witnesses. Please use all of your votes.

It's my intention to do just that, when more details of Operation Liberation are revealed.

The tweets...

Less of the slagging and offensive bullshit please. Try be more constructive. Maybe we wouldnt be in this mess if the published communications from our side were not so toxic.

I suppose you didn't read Sun's tweets. He called the witnesses criminal hackers who broke the law. Those tweets were irrational and not something that should be comming from a person in his position. It is blockchain busting.

Not that I condone all the negativity here. But yes Sun is acting like a tyrant and yes those tweets seemed like they were comming from someone who is not thinking rationally and acting out of passion. I fail to see the toxicity in the post and the offensive bs.

Sun is destroying his reputation.

I did read his tweets, but my concern is not how Justin behaves.

"Go home Tron. You're drunk." - seems to be directed at a community and I wouldn't think it's very positive.

"I'll be organizing a boycott against Huobi as well."
Huobi has already said they might reinstate these votes and will be watching. Why wind them up with a statement like this when they have reversed the vote for now. We know Justin deceived them, however statements like this make it look like we are the ones trying to block people out.

Let sun destroy his reputation, while we nourish our instead of tarnishing it

Being diplomatic is always a wise solution. Insults only add to injury. Just pointing out those words were warranted although they wouldn't be my approach. There are two sides to every story.

yes there are two sides, and both sides have played their parts with forks. continued tit for tat is not really good. we are all emotional, including me :-)

Maybe we wouldnt be in this mess if the published communications from our side were not so toxic.

You really think there is a world where Sun would have spared us this humiliation?

I totally agree!

Agreed @paulag. I wrote about this in my Minority Report post earlier today, as I believe with better intentions and far better communication ...

"Maybe we wouldnt be in this mess ..."

... although that is now "water under the bridge." Hopefully wiser heads and calmer tones going forward into negotiations will increase the possibility of some sense of peace and cooperation being restored going forward, however unlikely that may now be.

I don't think the tone is getting calmer, unfortunately, I think we have more interesting days ahead

Nope. "Flame throwing" begets more "flame throwing." 😧

"Who knew?" ... 😞

II like this coordinated and organized response to what happened yesterday and despite a busy schedule I'll be there to check in. Boycotting binance too, what CZ did proves he isn't capable of leading a company. You shouldn't make such decisions without weighing the consequences or maybe he did...

I am there! I love Steem and want to protect it for life! Splinterlands to the moon! We can all come together and help fix everything together! We are a strong community!

You really missed out on the chance to call it operation solar eclipse.

okay I will show myself out

22.4444 💪

I was all for and open minded for the future of STEEM and with the purchase by Sun.. After this take over it done fried that idea! Now that the wrong was done and the takeover happened trust is gone across the board. These exchanges really should have seen what garbage was happening rather then trying to save face after the damage and 22.5 is already going. All over greed. We shall take OUR community back. See ya at the meeting @aggroed keep up the fight brother!

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