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RE: The Top 50 Most Addicted Steem Monsters Accounts!

in #steemmonsters4 years ago

Hi Luke, really interesting post; I've been away from Steemit for quite a while now (I came across your post on Twitter, since I follow you there too and I'm still active on that platform), so it's exciting to see that the community is still really engaged and continuing to innovate - that this revolutionary platform is still going strong.

Since you're someone with quite a lot of enthusiasm for @steemmonsters, and undeniable technical expertise, perhaps you could help clarify something for me. From my understanding, Steemit doesn't have "smart contract" capabilities - that's one of the reasons why everyone is excited for EOS, correct?

Don't these @steemmonsters just exist in a database owned by a single entity, controlled by unverifiable code? There's no provable scarcity etc. The ownership could be taken away from you. Most of what the new wave of CCG and Non-fungible tokens offer.

I'm wondering what I'm missing here... Do you think that it's the ability to buy and trade the cards (almost instantly with no transaction fees) for STEEM & SBD alone that's driving the interest in this project or is there something more to it?

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Well, yes and no. It is centralized in terms of how the data is interpreted, but all the data I gathered here I did so from the blockchain. That data exists as records in the custom_json. If they didn't fulfill their commitments and started faking the numbers (either on blockchain or off) they would lose credibility with their community.

I do think the interest relates to many things people want to see on STEEM: fun, activity, engagement, novelty, excitement, potential for future rewards, potential for future gaming, etc, etc.

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