Blockchain of Opportunity - July 4th

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July 4th is especially meaningful for us Steemians as it was on this day in 2016 that the Steem blockchain first began to distribute STEEM to content creators all over the world. This was a landmark moment: the first time in history that a fully decentralized token mechanism began autonomously distributing rewards. Steemit did not begin paying for the content, the Steem blockchain did, and it was the people using it--you--who determined what deserved to be rewarded. In fact, Steem remains the only blockchain autonomously rewarding its users for the content of their minds.

The Blockchain of Opportunity

At Steemit, we talk about Steem being the Blockchain of Opportunity--a blockchain that unlocks an unlimited universe of potential for entrepreneurs. It was those content creators with the courage to join us on this crazy journey who were, and still are, the entrepreneurs that built the foundations upon which this whole ecosystem stands.

We believe that Steem is the Blockchain of Opportunity, not because it caters to entrepreneurs, but because it turns everyone that uses it into an entrepreneur. In a world where technological disruption seems to be eliminating jobs and prospects, we believe that this aspect of Steem is more than just a feature ... it's a mission.

A Holiday for All Steemians

While July 4th is being celebrated by Americans as the day we gained independence from a tyrannical empire that we felt was unfairly limiting opportunity, we hope that for Steemians everywhere, this day can mark our independence from all the gatekeepers who withhold opportunities from the builders of the world.

Steem on!

Team Steemit

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Happy 4th of July . I’m beyond thankful to have the opportunity to be a member of such a great paltform . It has saved my sons life and my own. I will never forget that and I’ll be thankful everyday

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as your suggest . i do my work before its correct :)

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You votes don’t benefit me
Ps- don’t beg on this paltform, work Hard instead

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hear here
ps if u like sunrise / sunset pictures, and cats, and cars, take a look at my blog. but only if u want to. no pressure

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You are right journeyoflife.

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Thanks for reading

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Hi journeyoflife,
I am new in steemit, so that my vote does not benefit right now . but as your advise i will do work hard .
Thanks again

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I am with you dear.Don't lose heart work hard.Keep with me and I with you.Upvote for posts and also I'll.

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thanks for your co-operate.

By and large, I have enjoyed the last six months. I have been earning rewards here, something I was unable to do anywhere else to such an extent in such a short period of time. Without STEEM, I'm not sure what I would be doing, but it most likely wouldn't be earning something for my writing.

Perhaps it is fitting that Independence Day was the official Steemit launch. A declaration of independence from the world's central financing and banking, independence from boundaries and control, independence from geographical sovereignty, and independence from any individual or group that would have us think one way or another.

Now, we just have to figure out a way to tame our own Human Nature, so that we don't repeat the pitfalls of human history here. I believe it can be avoided, but it won't happen if we simply simply surrender to what's been done before over and over again and act or react accordingly.

I suppose, though, we are free to choose that path, too, but I'd rather we didn't. It would be nice to choose the higher, harder road for once, like I would say happened 242 years ago. We can gain freedom, but can we hold onto it?

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all of a sudden 'its in our nature to destroy ourselves' lyrics come to my head ( borederline autistic )

couldnt tell you who sings the song, just that its on tony hawks pro skater 2 ( or was it 3 )

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I also need not to repeat man's history.

Excelente! Felicidades a todos los usuarios de Steemit, todos hacemos Steemit, todos Somos STEEMIT.
Debemos estar alegres por esta independencia tecnológica y agradecidos con las personas que hicieron posible que esto se convirtiera en realidad.
Ahora debemos continuar el legado y dejar para futuras generaciones un CONTENIDO DE CALIDAD.
Excellent! Congratulations to all Steemit users, we all do Steemit, we all are STEEMIT.
We must be happy for this technological independence and grateful to the people who made it possible for this to become a reality.
Now we must continue the legacy and leave for future generations a QUALITY CONTENT.
Again...
THANK YOU!
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ive always envied the bilingual

Great day to celebrate, then! We've all benefited from the opportunity we have around here. It is necessary that initiatives such as this take up space on other platforms. Here's to steemit and all the good things to come in the future.

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as per your advice , i need to do good reputation in steemit.

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XD

i learned that lesson first week ;)

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ok thanks for your advice. i remember . thanks again

Nicely said!
Being independent from established solutions and able to create our own future is definitely worth having a holiday and should furthermore be celebrated 365 days per year - on the Steem blockchain :-)

Steem on!

Thank you all who've made this opportunity come to life and to all who sustain this incredible, creative ecosystem. Steemit is an outlet that I am truly grateful for.

I can't think of another place that affords me these same opportunities to learn something new, participate in a revolution of content sharing, and earn for proving there's a brain in my head. Imperfect, yet still an outlet that satiates my desire to create while surpassing the capability of every other social platform I've ever used in the past (I remember when it was just AOL...😂).

I've never experienced an online community where my desire to create has been so uninhibited. I'm free to create content as I wish and others are free to read it. The beauty is in the simplicity and uncensored nature of this system that affords us a place to be free and explore.

There is no place like home and Steemit, to me, feels closer to home than I've ever gotten before as a creator. Truly a blockchain of opportunity and for that I say THANK YOU10

STEEM ON, DREAM BIG, LIVE FREE

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No kidding ❤❤❤❤
Such a great place to hang out!
Thank-you Steemit 🙌

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yes I have good friends like you which is impossible without steemit @yogajill

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yes you're right its really a nice idea. #steemit

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I feel the same way. Welcome home!

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why do i feel compelled to upvote the 'declined payout' posts / comments.
is it the 'forbidden-ness' of it?

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Return it to the pool, why not? 😋 It came from the pool, so circle complete.

Steem is the best blockhain ever! July 4th is the day I wouldn't forget. From now on, many decentralized application will be using Steem blockchain and we are all witness on this. Long lived Steem

Funnily enough, July 4th is also celebrated by all physicists as the day where the Higgs boson was discovered (in 2012). I believe knowledge (and here is our feeble connection with the topic) is useful for getting independent from the gatekeepers you mentioned. Knowledge helps to fight obscurantism for instance...

Anyways, happy birthday Steem!

here in the US we are doing great things, like human rights violations! Separating children from parents is a good thing right? Dehumanising people looking for a better life? Why wouldn't we do that.

"from all the gatekeepers who withhold opportunities from the builders of the world."
Actually I think you forgot some

The inherent contradictions of capitalism will destroy it.

The gov is the only thing that keeps capitalism alive. Imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism, capital accumulation and the tenancy of the rate of profit to fall cannot be stopped without it.

STEEM has such a bright future! Keep up the great work!!

Steemit is a revolutionary idea that will bring freedom and independence to many. What we have seen is just the start. When there are millions here a whole new economy will open up. Its been fun so far and I'm excited to see what happens next

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the question is, will we use it for good, or evil? :(
for all good things eventually get corrupted :(

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We have the freedom to do either, but must be prepared to be judged by our actions. Everything is visible on the blockchain.

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hear here

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Thank You STEEMIT for this amazing opportunity.

"While July 4th is being celebrated by Americans as the day we gained independence from a tyrannical empire that we felt was unfairly limiting opportunity"

which is exactly why we focus on imperialism, killing 20 million a year due to poverty, and using capitalism to suppress the rights of the workers all around the world

And in every mission there's always resistance - internal and external. Add to that distractions. But when your purpose is clear - your mission - and you keep true to it, then wonderful things happen. I move forward with you.

Happy birthday, Steemit! And I want to say thanks to Team Steemit! Steem on forever!

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i like ramen. so poor atm, but the other day i had roast beef flavour, and i swear, it taste like the real thing

Had no idea that this was on the 4th of July, excellent timing :)
And happy 2 year anniversary :)

hoorah. holy crap. did i read that right? 900 odd $ of declined? :P
thats, like, 1/12th of my yearly living allowance :P

Is it just me, or wouldn't today have been perfect to launch the next block(s) in the growth of the Steem blockchain.

HF20, Communities/Hivemind or SMTs launching today - or at least an announcement as to exactly when, would be perfect...poetic even!

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I was kind of hoping for something like that myself. The day in my neck of the woods, however, is still young, so maybe there's something else to come? :)

As it is, the last update I read about HF 20 was hoping to see it roll out early Q3, which unless their fiscal calendar year doesn't start in January would mean sometime in July.

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Yeah, day is still young, but I can't see them launching anything today now that this post has gone up.

And early Q3 is in play now. But the significance of the day for the blockchain would've been perfect time to launch the next phase in its growth.

Fingers crossed and with baited breath :)

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Yeah, day is still young, but I can't see them launching anything today now that this post has gone up.

They have said that it will be up on the testnet before being pushed for the live version, so don't expect a release today.


Congrats, you made the #steemitminute for today!
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We love celebrations and today is another day for the Steem Community celebrating 4th July. It's also a special day in the Graphene Chains. We are also celebrating the 5th anniversary of Bitshares, the launch of the Quintric monetary system. Definitely 4th of July is opportunity day in Blockchain.

Steem is two years old and gives it a note.👍
Steem 两周岁,给它点个记。

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Happy birthday steemit!

Interesting post, one of the most interesting things I've learned from my experience on Steem is how little I actually know about Freedom. Happy 4th, maybe we will get better as we practice.

Hi @steemitblog, good content, thank you!

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I'm really happy I found this platform. Thank you all who were behind steemit for providing us with this great opportunity. Steem on!

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저도 물론 같은 생각입니다. 앞으로 스팀 코인이 중요한 역할을 할거에요

Two years of Steemology! A new chapter in history!

Everyone have a happy, safe, 4th of July holiday!!!american-flag.png

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i need to pull myself in right way . thanks

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같은 생각입니다

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lcw2586 ok thanks

It is indeed a miracle in itself and best project of this century. Those who have faith in it are futuristic and will be called pioneer.

Steemit is the good platform for earning

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some correction from my side friends

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i would, but, u see, i just took a look at your page, and there is NO posts up, and 78 comments, all saying almost the EXACT SAME THING.

u are the weakest link, goodbye

PS. spend the time to engage with people, and u will get results.
or not. your choice.

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Thanks dunstuff for your suggestion , i am new here in steemit, but i remember your advice . thnkas again.

Nice and good idea by steem . Truely decentralised social platform for people. #steemit rocks

Happy birthday steemit!

May (inJuly) the 4th be with you!!

thankyou for making this amazing community @steemitblog I really enjoyed reading articles of my friends in this community :)

Happy birthday steemians! We will change the world!

Happy 4th of July....what a way to celebrate!!

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great idea.:)

Congrats, what a milestone for Steem and Blockchain!
This post is featured on Today's News by Joy (in Chinese :D)


Fantastic post congratulations

Happy celebration to us all, I have nothing to regret about steemit except for the fact that I was not here when it was first lunched out....

Since I joined, it has been from greatness to greatness.

Happy birthday Steemians, a large financial ecosystem built on strong foundations that has made us independent from conventional jobs and opens the way to a world of opportunities, entrepreneurship, knowledge and contributions to future generations. Proud to be part of this great platform where we deliver our potential and skills to make our mark in the world, that is the goal...
Feliz cumple años steemians, un gran ecosistema financiero construido sobre fuertes bases que nos ha logrado independizar de empleos convencionales y nos abre el camino a un mundo de oportunidades, de emprendimiento, de conocimientos, de aportes a las generaciones futuras. Orgullosa de formar parte de esta gran plataforma donde entregamos nuestro potencial y habilidades para dejar nuestra huella en el mundo, ese es el objetivo..
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ooh, another bilingual. i really need to learn a second language. whenever i see spanish i always think of the scene in orange is the new black where piper speaks it, and the spanish girl doesnt :P


apologies about the language

Congratulations steemit and the founders of this great platform. Steemit is indeed a blockchain of opportunities because I can tell you that in this little time steemit has been existing it has changed lives positively.

congratulations, steem has a cancer zodiac

July 4th is especially meaningful for us Steemians as it was on this day in 2016 that the Steem blockchain first began to distribute STEEM to content creators all over the world.

So.. uhm, it was from July to July that we have all become entrepreneurs. ¿Huh? ¡Groovy! };)

Happy 2 year birthday!

Our team is very touched by the words and ideas raised in this article, Steem is, indeed, the Blockchain of opportunity, a platform that allows the massification of blockchain technology, because unlike the others, you don't have to "master" technical knowledge to take advantage of it, and that is only one of the great advantages of Steem.

Among others benefits, it's the fact that as stated in the article, everyone who dedicates time and effort to grow in this eco-system and its communities inevitably becomes an entrepreneur being rewarded in the process.


Our mission is to support artists, as we believe that their contribution to humanity and to STEEM is invaluable.

CELF it is also a curation initiative on Steem with the objective of facilitate the adoption of the Steem Blockchain by the artistic community and provide an ecosystem where artists and creatives have the freedom to express their art, get better at their crafts all the while getting the necessary rewards for their efforts and talents. The Steem Blockchain has so much potential as a hub where creatives thrive, giving its peculiar reward system and tremendous communal spirit. We at CELF simply aim to take full advantage of this to realize that dream.



We believe that Steem is the Blockchain of Opportunity

While I am completely agreeing with this, I think we need to get this message out loud and clear. The blockchain and its ability to record data can be used for numerous applications beyond just SMTs and I hope soon we will start publicizing our capability as a fast blockchain, no the fastest general purpose blockchain in existence with the largest number of users as opposed to the niche.

It's indeed a great day to be celebrated, though I was not aware of Steemit in 2016, I am very grateful to the liberation team and the founder. I came across steemit in the mid 2017, since then have been enjoying the freedom this platform has brought to the world at large.
Hurray!!!! Happy Blockchain of Opportunity day.

I'm also curious for joining this huge plate form.I appreciate and hope for this progress soon.It will on heaven soon.

That first payout of steem blockchain went viral on the news because it's value increased to 1000%. Fortunately, my news app got the news and opened steemit doors for me. I immediately joined on that time and posted my poor introduction post :)

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This really is a memorable date since from that date steemit gives opening for the intellectual work of many people to be recognized and rewarded. Thanks for the information and have a happy day.

Very well said....

Keep Steemin !!

Congratulations @steemitblog!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 6 with $ 310,11

Well, Happy holiday even if I'm a day or so late. 😂

Btw can Steemit remove the upvote button on posts that are past 7 days? That way we don't accidentally upvote it when we don't see the post date.

Thanks!

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we are very grateful to the steemit community..for making us unite on this platform..for giving some of us a source of living, creating employment to most africa and the entire world..thank you team steemit...

Many more years to come . ✌️

Happy Anniversary for STEEM

4th of July Happy Independance Day for USA

We believe that Steem is the Blockchain of Opportunity, not because it caters to entrepreneurs, but because it turns everyone that uses it into an entrepreneur.

Well said!

Happy birthday steemit 😍