A transparent Witness Proxy! @blockbrothers complete witness vote list February 2020 + two upcoming changes.

in #witness-category4 years ago (edited)


In current times it's more important than ever to vote for witnesses. @blockbrothers has been running a transparent witness proxy since December 2017 that is open and honest.

If you don't know who to vote for as a witness you can set @blockbrothers as your proxy and we can do the voting for you or you can take inspiration from our list.

Set blockbrothers as your proxy here

Every change to our witness list is announced before hand. We make changes every month or two.

Who are we?

@blockbrothers are already very active in the community through @exyle and @brittandjosie (our community manager) and our own @blockbrothers account. Our main dev is @bennierex.

We are also the developers behind Steemify. The best notification app for the Steem blockchain for IOS. Give this app a try it's awesome!

or apply for the Android beta here : [email protected]

In December 2017 we released a post here where we clearly state which witnesses we vote for and why.

Since that time many Steemians have entrusted us with their proxy witness vote and our vote has grown to an impressive 1796 MV (to put that into perspective @freedom, one of the biggest accounts on the blockchain has 20000MV).

We have a healthy mix of community witnesses and developers.

Here is the new monthly list for February 2020 with upcoming changes.

If you like our choice for witnesses you can set @blockbrothers as your witness proxy and we will honor that trust.

Set blockbrothers as your proxy here


The following witnesses we still approve of but will be rotated out:

@fyrst-witnessnot active enough


The following witnesses will be rotated in:

@followbtcnewsFor their community work, @crimsonclad, Owner of Steem.chat


@blockbrothers approves of the following witnesses (complete list with reasoning).

@abitSaved the blockchain after the chain stopped after HF20. Knows his stuff. Maybe not as visible on the blockchain as other witnesses but someone you want to have around.
@adsactly-witnessCommunity witness. Heavily invested. Support bloggers as well as developers. Very active under the @adsactly-witness and the @adsactly account.
@aggroedOne of the most dedicated Steemians. Minnow Support Project Founder. Community leader and Co-founder of Splinterlands. Run their own infrastructure decentralising the blockchain.
@anyxFor his work on optimizing full nodes
@blockbrothersCommunity (@exyle and @brittandjosie) and developer witness (@bennierex). Creators of Steemify and very invested and informative for the community through @exyle and @brittandjosie.
@blocktradesDeveloper witness. Business owner of blocktrades.com. A portal to convert other crypto to STEEM and back (for a fee). Has a team that can build for the blockchain. Business owner.
@busy.witnessCommunity and developer witness. Creators of the first alternative front-end for Steemit.com with Busy.org.
@curieCommunity witness. Curator of content.
@cervantesCommunity witness for the Spanish Community.
@emrebeylerFor his work on dPoll and Tower
@fyrst-witnessCommunity witness. Very active community member. Founder of Steemspeak on Discord. One of the biggest community servers outside of Steem.
@good-karmaDeveloper of the Esteem ecosystem. Run their own infrastructure decentralising the blockchain.
@holger80For his work on Beem
@jackmillerVery active community witness.
@lukestokes.mhthCommunity witness.
@ocd-witnessCommunity witness. Curator of content.
@oflyhighUnderrated witness. Knows a lot about the blockchain. Programmer. (got on our radar when he answered this question about the price feed perfectly. here.
@yoodooFor the continuous work promoting Steem and building 3speak
@pharesimDeveloper witness. Made https://steeminvite.com. Is able to check Hard Fork code.
@someguy123Developer witness. Not active as a community member but is the creator Of Steem in a box which is an extremely helpful tool for everyone that wants to setup a witness.
@steempressfor their work on Steempress
@steempeakFor their work on Steempeak and Peakmonsters
@stoodkevfor his work on Keychain and SteemPlus
@thecryptodriveBusiness man and developer Witness with @buildteam. Run their own infrastructure.
@themarkymarkDeveloper and very active community witness. Also known for his work on the The Global Blacklist API. Provides a free public full node
@therealwolfDeveloper and community witness. Creator of Smartsteem. Creator of SteemApps
@actifitFor their work on the Actifit application.
@yabapmattDeveloper witness. Co-founder of Splinterlands.

If you support us please vote here for @blockbrothers or set us as proxy
or use these SteemConnect links

Makers of Steemify. The dedicated notification app for anything happening on the Steem blockchain.

or apply for the Android beta here : [email protected]

Get our tools:

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Get in touch:

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Thanks for the transparency and your continious support to my witness. Cheers.

I appreciate your updates and clarity on reasoning 👌 very impressive vote weight you swing around there and it’s good to know it’s being used wisely!

Glad you find our list informative!

Very much so, I wish more witnesses were as transparent with their votes and reasoning... helps lead people into making their own decisions 👍

Thanks for always reminding me to update and review my witnesses. I find your advice quite valuable even though I don't proxy.

It's extremely important people start voting for their witnesses. No need to the proxy, it's just an option for people that choose to.

All we want is more people voting for witnesses. Thanks, we do our best to make a good list!

I want to change my proxy but how? I casted a vote long ago but it seems the proxy I voted is not that active anymore..


If you go here it should be possible for you to clear your proxy (green button).

hey, I want to set new proxy but this what happened.. Screenshot_20200217220244.jpg

Voted you as my witness

Thank you!

a good list - will update my own votes with this info.


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