@blockbrothers votes for the following witnesses. Consider us for a Proxy. Transparency is key.

If we as @blockbrothers learned anything from recent events of this bear market and the layoffs at Steemit Inc. is that there is a huge need from the community to hear from witnesses.

@blockbrothers are already very active in the community through @exyle and @s3rg3 (Dutch Community), @brittandjosie (our community manager) and our own @blockbrothers account. But we like to do more.

Today we would like to shed some transparency on which witnesses @blockbrothers vote for and why.

There might be some unexpected witnesses here.

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

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Below you will also find a list of the new witnesses we will rotate in and the once we will rotate out soon.

We will be transparent about our witness choices from now on and in the future and will inform the community before we make any changes.


@blockbrothers approves of the following witnesses.

@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 Steem Monsters. Run their own infrastructure decentralising the blockchain.
@blockbrothersCommunity (@exyle and @s3rg3) and developer witness (@bennierex and @eqko). Creators of Steemify and very invested and informative for the community through @exyle and @s3rg3 (Dutch community).
@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.
@fyrst-witnessCommunity and Developer witness. Very active community member. Founder of Steemspeak on Discord. One of the biggest community servers outside of Steem. Owner of Booster. A promotional service for the blockchain.
@followbtcnewsDeveloper witness. Owner of Steem.chat Owner of Steemtipper.com.
@good-karmaDeveloper of the Esteem ecosystem. Run their own infrastructure decentralising the blockchain.
@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.
@pharesimDeveloper witness. Made https://steeminvite.com. Is able to check Hard Fork code.
@reggaemuffinDeveloper Witness with @buildteam. Run their own infrastructure.
@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.
@steemcommunityCommunity and Curator witness.
@thecryptodriveBusiness man and developer Witness with @buildteam. Run their own infrastructure.
@therealwolfDeveloper and community witness. Creator of Smartsteem. Recently trying to get Steem on Coinbase.
@utopian-ioWitness for https://join.utopian.io/
@yabapmattDeveloper witness. Co-founder of Steem Monsters.


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

@teamsteemNot active enough for a community witness (used to be).
@demotrukself voting on comments
@patriceNot active enough anymore.Screenshot 2018-12-10 at 13.46.37.png


Witnesses we will rotate in:

@stoodkevfor his work on Keychain and SteemPlus
@steempressfor their work on Steempress
@wise-teamfor their work on Engrave
@fulltimegeekFor his work on Vaporchain
@partikoFor their work on the Partiko app
@anyxFor his work on optimizing full nodes

If you support us please vote here for @blockbrothers
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Interesting . There is not enough of these posts . Very informative . Thank you.

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We are glad it was useful to you! We believe more transparency is needed.

This is very good, and I will follow and will vote for the witness you pointed to posted ...

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Awesome! They will appreciate your support!

It's very interesting to see the reply to the comments, but I have very little support from the witnesses I chose, I want to ask, why don't they see all my posts, and I do the original posting ... this is a complaint.

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Wow! Your list of witnesses looks a lot like my own with a few exceptions. I will check them out for sure.

I do love the addition of @fulltimegeek as I have been a supporter of his a while. I haven't seen action from his bot army in the last while and the berniewar has dragged on but he is solid and definitely worth the witness vote.

Thanks for the transparency and witness suggestions!

Glad it was useful to you. His work on Vaporchain is very interesting here.

I am already voting for a lot of these Witnesses. I will consider adding my vote to some of the others.

Awesome, I am sure they will appreciate that!

Hey, @blockbrothers!

Thank you for your contribution to the crowd. We are the Steemit project dedicated to empowering The Wisdom of Crowds. You can find more about us on our official website or whitepaper and you can support us by voting for our witness and joining our curation trail on Steemauto . We are also inviting you to join Crowdmind Discord server. Don't forget to use the #crowdmind hashtag and happy crowdsourcing!

We like what you are doing with this post. Transparency about voting and trying to show to regular steemians what some of the witnesses do. Also changing witnesses that you vote for is very crucial for healthy competition, otherwise we would become very stagnant.

We would like you to consider casting a vote to our @crowdwitness when you make some space in the witness voting list.

Best regards,

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I set @blockbrothers as a proxy for my account @exyle Please keep up the good work!

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Yes indeed, we do need to hear more from the Witnesses - supporting the blockchain with servers is one thing but being active at keeping our voters active and engaged is just as important. I'm sure @katrina-ariel will love this post, and I agree with @shanibeer I am overdue doing one myself although it tends to be hard work explaining all 30 choices in one post - I might split it up into a few posts.

#thealliance #witness

Thanks for tagging me! This post is right up my alley. I actually need to juggle a couple of my witness votes today... Great reminder.

Love the transparency and your reasoning behind each choice. You've got a solid list of witnesses, many of whom I vote for. I'd love to see you rotate in support for @enginewitty and @helpie, both community witnesses who do a ton to contribute to user retention and content curation.

There's a witness chat tomorrow in the Ramble on discord. It would be great to hear from @blockbrothers if you can make it. Resteemed!

Thank you for the kind words and confidence my dear, much appreciated 😊🤗

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Rotation started today, did you see the blog?

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