Have you seen the word "witness" all over steemit lately?And have you wondered what these witnesses are doing,and what they mean to the community?
Here is a quick look at:
- What are steemit witnesses?
- Why you should vote for a witness
- How to vote for the witness of your choice
What are steemit witnesses?
Steemit witnesses are generally respected members of the community,that tend to get voted for because of their positive work towards the steemit platform and community.The top witnesses voted by the community are skilled in maintaining servers, networks and software development that bring a positive outcome to crypto currency platforms.
Steemit witnesses are expected to have a server running constantly,which acts as a block-producing node.Top witnesses also offer their services to the community,which improves their reputation and respect alongside other respected members.
These witnesses also get rewarded for their services and running these nodes in the form of Steem Power.By rewarding the witnesses in SP form,it secures the long-term growth of these nodes on the blockchain,and also improves the strength by which the witnesses can curate and help the community.
Why you should vote for a witness
Witnesses and the nodes they run,are a vital assets in the continuous growth and progression of the steemit platform.The nodes that run 24/7 and continue to discover new blocks,(Blocks discovered are basically the new steem created,and the rewards you recieve from curating and posting.Read more here) needs to be trusted sources that will benefit the blockchain.
By voting for witnesses that run the most reliable nodes,aswell as bringing much needed help to the rapidly growing community,you are ensuring that the steemit network will remain growing and in good condition.
How to vote for the witness of your choice:
Before you start voting,head over to Steemd.com/witnesses to get a full list of the top 100 witnesses,and to get a better source of information to determine which witness you want to vote for.
Here you can see a detailed list of each witness and the exact details their nodes are streaming to blockchain.
Use this information to determine which witness is the most valuable to the progress of the blockchain.
Also check the witness you are considering's main page,to check their activity and engagement with the community.
Once you have double checked the stats,its now time to get voting :
To get voting,head to your
Once you are ready,locate the "3 stripes" in the upper right corner
Now select "vote for witnesses":
You will be directed to the steemit top witnesses voting page,
You can now choose from the top 50 witnesses list, and vote on the witness of your choice.But if you know of any witness that does not appear in the given list,scroll down until you see,
You will now be able to seach for the witness outside the top 50 list.
A witness voted for will be indicated by a arrow,while a witness you have not voted for yet will be indicated by a arrow.
You also have a total of 30 votes to use,but you are able to change your vote at any time.
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