Witness Update Report #1
We are proud to say that our witness node has had zero downtime and has not missed a single block since re-implementation at the beginning of this year. We successfully updated our node on the 26th January and have had no issues to date.
We have had amazing support from the steemit community as well as from all our ADSactly discord members, who have voted for us as witness. We have climbed to Witness Rank #58 since we published our Witness Proposal and can not thank those who voted enough.
High SBD or Dollar Peg
One of the very interesting conversations that has been taking place lately amongst the witnesses is that of Steem Dollars. The initial intention of the SBD was to be pegged to the US dollar, but as we have all noticed in the last two months, this is no longer the case, with SBD spiking at $17 then hanging around $8, to where we find it today. There are a are a few different opinions from witnesses on the subject, and the majority are leaning more towards a stable crypto currency which is pegged to the dollar.
The other opinion is to let the free market decide and allow SBD to grow higher, which in turn will allow for higher blogger payouts, which will attract more bloggers. This will in turn increase the value of steem over time. We at Adsactly are in support of the latter, and share the same values proposed by @aggreod in his post that the value lies in the people. Another great post regarding this topic for those who wish to understand more, here is @lukestokes post here.
We are also very happy to have reached over 19k followers on Steemit, and have almost reached 4k members on our discord server.
We welcome you to join the society, meet people, talk to people, make friends and established fair relations with other ADSactly members. You will receive ADSactly community units just for showing up and taking part in our voice hangouts, for helping out with promotions, for helping new members feel welcomed, showing them around and helping them get familiar with the society, for finding new projects that might catch interest of other members. Sometimes even for being generally a good person willing to help others.
We are currently in the planning stages of acquiring a full public RPC node (1 TB of RAM) to support the Steem community and the steem developers. We believe in the future of the platform and the growing number of developers from all over the world. Therefore we have set up a taskforce that will set this project in motion as soon as bitcoin starts making a recovering in the market.
CPU - XEON E5-2620 (4 cores @ 2.0Ghz)
RAM - 32GB
HDD - 250GB RAID 6 (mirror/stripe)
Network - 1Gb/s dedicated 99.9% guaranteed uptime.
Location - Houston, TX, USA
Hosted by @crowetic