Hello Steemians! We’re making some minor changes to the signup process to reduce the number of fraudulent accounts. This takes us one step closer to crafting a world-class onboarding process for Steemit and the Steem Blockchain.
Reducing Signup Costs
Easy onboarding requires solving two challenges: 1. The cost to the network of new signups must be reduced, and 2. The signup process must be streamlined for users.
The changes we have made are designed to address the first problem. The primary contributor to signup costs is fraud from bots and fake accounts. This abuse is expensive in both STEEM and namespace lost.
Real People, No Problem
These changes will have no effect on real people other than requiring a short wait for their account to be activated. Over time, we’ll automate it, aiming for instant activations, but for now this delay helps us separate real users from fake.
With any change, there is a risk of bugs, so we’ll be actively monitoring the process. If you or anyone you know has problems, feel free to use the comments to this post to share them with us so we can resolve any issues as quickly as possible. This is one small step for Steemit, but one big step towards a larger community!
Thanks and Steem On!
- The Steemit Team