Now that the dust from hardfork has settled, I thought I would take opportunity to update everyone. With the new requirements associated with v0.16, I decided to move the witnesses to dedicated servers with more RAM and SSDs without throttling. Right now they are going strong with 0 missed blocks during or after the HF16 transition. I plan to move the seed node as well and hope to do so in the next few weeks. Here is a summary of the current setup.
|Disk||250 GB SSD|
|Disk||50 GB SSD|
With the current state of the SBD (trading slightly below 1.00), the downward trend in the price of steem and an expectation of increased selling from the hardfork; I will be keeping my discount at 3% and potentially increasing it. I am a SBD converter, but I feel that it is an appropriate level for the discount and that it would be more unnatural to remove it solely because of that fact. I had also been gradually lowering the APR, but I will be keeping this at 9% for now. With the shortened conversion delay I have also increased the frequency of price feed updates to once an hour.
I have been and will continue to use my stake to support various guilds and curators to help with the distribution of rewards. In addition I have been trying to visit the new section a little each night to try to find a post or two which may have slipped through.
Thank you for your time and please feel free to leave any comments, feedback or suggestions.