Meet our steem witness with good-karma. Episode 9

in witness-category •  last year  (edited)


As a steemian who want to see this platform continue to grow and flourish, we all have 30 votes to cast for any steemit witness of our choice and I will say this is the most important 30 votes you will ever cast on this platform.

Meet our steemwitness is a program put in place to know more about our steem witness, there roles and obligations. We need them as much as they needs us. Our witness are the leaders on the platform and thus it is our paramount importance that we due our due diligence before casting our votes.

In this episode of meet our steem witness, I would like to introduce you to Feruz, currently ranked number 5 on the steem witness voting chart. He is a active witness who has been on this platform for over a year and a half.


For those of you that have been on this platform for a while you will know that steem does not have a working app but with the help of Feruz, he developed a working app called esteem with a great user interface that most are enjoying today. Also the developer of steemmonitor,steemIAPI,pickappps,eSync.You can find @good-karma on steem at

Join me as I welcome witness @good-karma to the show...


Welcome to my interview and thanks for the honor 😃
  • How did you first hear about steemit and what made you decide to join?

Just like many of us here, learned when Steem hit the market and price skyrocketed. Got my attention to learn more about it and wanted to try it out and join.

  • For steemians who don't know much about witnesses, can you give a layman explanation of what it is that witnesses do?

Witnesses are the people/entities who are responsible keep blockchain running and serving it across the globe.

-Being a witness takes a lot of time and energy, how do you keep a balance between this and other commitments?

My activities involve growth of the platform and being witness is only one part of that.
As a developer of apps, I do run multiple servers anyway, so handling witness servers is not much of complicated task. I try to accomplish one thing each day, be it fixing bug, be it monitor witness servers, release update, work with users, contributors, translators, eSteem Mobile improvements, eSteem Surfer improvements, etc.

  • What is one thing that most people don't know about you?

I was born in Asia :)😁

  • What makes you different from witnesses in the Steem community?

Every witness is different and unique to what they contribute for the community beside running servers. And I have started just like everyone here by posting and eventually start to utilize my programming skills to build something useful so many projects were born since then.

  • For those who don't know about your project eSteem and as the the developer can you share more light on the project?

Sure, eSteem is first mobile and desktop application on top of Steem. It is standalone application without much dependency on backend servers, you just start application and connect to any Steem node you like. We have started out with eSteem Mobile for people who like mobility and now recently launched eSteem Surfer desktop application to computer geeks.

  • Apart from eSteem project do you have any project you are working on or you already have some before?

I have released Steem Monitor mobile application couple years ago which is still functional, Steem IAPI - interactive API explorer, eSync - mongodb, nodejs Steem syncing tool and other small tools.

  • I use eSteem app but some users of eSteem app do complain that they don't get upvote always like some other users do get. Huh! What could be the cause, is there something that is needed to be done?

As a way of showing our gratitude we run monthly eSteem Spotlight contest to reward our top users for each month. We also have Encouragement program, where we cast random votes to eSteem users, whenever you submit post via eSteem Mobile or eSteem Surfer, your posts are considered for vote and randomly chosen with help of our moderators as well.

  • What is the biggest challenge you have ever faced since you joined Steem?

Biggest challenge was to become a witness, it took more than 6 month for me to reach top 20 witness and many month more to prove it to myself that I can continue to provide value to the community. There isn't any day goes by without me thinking about projects and tools to build and provide to our users.

  • As one of the top witness what is your duty?

My duty is to serve Steem community in any form/way I can.

  • What is the biggest challenge the Steem community must overcome before it goes widespread?

There are some technical and some social challenges but I think, all will naturally evolve. I believe in good nature of humanity and together we can solve any problem peacefully, voluntarily.

  • I know that you are always busy with your computer trying to help the community, apart from that, what are the other things you enjoy doing?

I enjoy being outdoor with my family and swim, play chess.

  • Where do you see the value of Steem in the next 4-5 years along with the platform?

It is hard to predict but in 4-5 years I think crypto tokens will have more value and adoption, Steem could be worth around $20.

  • Besides being heavily invested in Steem, what other crypto currencies do you fancy?

I like any project that's trying to solve scalability, speed, adoption, creation of smart token, privacy.

  • Some people have called crypto currency the Internet 2.0 while other think it is just a hiccup in evolution, what are your thoughts on the future of crypto?

It will thrive if innovation continues like it was past 8 years.

  • What will be the implications of government having a say in cryptocurrency world?

Governments will find a way to adapt and form new regulations, better ones hopefully.

  • If you could have a privilege to change something about Steemit, what would it be?

I work towards making the changes I think community needs, happen! And one of them is to have more diverse set of applications on top of Steem.

  • If you could only vote for one witness (not yourself) who would it be and why?

Hmm, tough one :) I would go with @timcliff

  • In five sentences or less, tell Steemians why you deserve their vote.

Vote for the witnesses who you think is doing good job and providing long term value to the platform, because contribution of any form will determine future of the network. I sure hope with eSteem and additional tools we are creating, we add value to the platform and long terms use cases. If you want to support projects and initiatives I am helping to build, please vote witness @good-karma, every vote matters!

  • It is so awesome finally having a chat with you @good-karma
    Thanks so much for creating time for meet our Steem witness. Have a wonderful day!

Thank you, appreciate interview questions and support!


As steemit users we need to do everything in our power to choose witnesses that will represent the community well. Before voting make sure you do some research on the people you are voting for and be informed. Head over to and click on some of the witnesses names, get to know them a bit better and do your part to make sure this community thrives.

Now that you have read something about @good-karma I strongly recommend you to choose @good-karma as a witness. For now if you want to select it then open it [] IMG_20180603_191553_380.jpg

please vote @good-karma to be your witness today!


Thanks for reading. Till next time

You can check and read my previous interview with
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Help a soul today so that the world will be a better place for you and for me.

I remain my humble self @dhavey

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  ·  last year (edited)

Once again I applaud you for the your effort @dhavey.

@good-karma is one witness I really admire, his effort towards making the Steem blockchain move to the permanent site.

Voted as witness

Same here. I admire him also. Thanks for reading bro

His position to the top witnesses is well deserved. Thanks @good-karma ;)

Thanks for stopping by @liondani

Wow, you brought a great witness unto the hot seat, @good-karma kudos to you for all the good work you have been doing on the platform... Nice one @dhavey

Sure, he is a very good witness.

Nice interview made with @good-karma i really learned so much through it;)Good job @dhavey for exposing another great steemian to us all. Voted as witness;)thanks for the initiative...

Thanks for voting him as your witness. Make sure you follow the next episode

You are rendering a great service to this community @good-karma.. I like your selflessness.... kudos to you @dhavey for bringing him on....

Thanks for reading

Nice interview @dhavey @goodkarma deserves to be a witness

Yeah! Thanks for reading

Now I came to know his projects and services, he seems a great personalty and very talented, I already voted him for a witness. thank you for this post to know better about him, @good-karma doing his great karma

Yeah thanks for reading

Really love the repeat format you use for these posts...

With your permission I'd like to use some of the data to do a 'what is a witness from the mouths of the witnesses' post and maybe a 'match the quote to the witness' competition at some point in the future.... the former might be quite useful as a sort of extended steem dictionary and the later just a bit of educational fun....

I say some point in the future, I might not get around to it until August!

I mentioned you in my latest post btw - 61 accounts to follow to keep abreast of developments in the steem ecosystem. I've also included many of the witnesses (obviously).

Sure man. You are good!

The esteemapp is safe and reliable, good work @good-karma

Still the best Mobile App. You know

The dog and its owner's food

The dog and its owner's food

One dog every day delivered food to his master. The smell of all the food coming from the food basket, the taste of the dog is very tempted to tastes the food.

But, he used to adjust himself all the time. He used to work faithfully regularly. But one day all the dogs in the neighborhood followed him. Their intense desire in the eyes, greed disappears from their mouth. At the same time they tried to steal food from the basket and eat it.

The believer dog tried to run away from them for a long time. But the chased dogs once surrounded him in such a way that he stood up.

By arguing with the dogs, he wanted them to understand that they were not working properly. Thieves just like this. They kept mocking him in such a way that once he agreed.

He said, "OK, yes," he said, "however, I will fix it myself." He said that he picked up the best piece of meat for himself and gave the rest to the dogs.

✔ Education: It can not be sourced from the wealth of the people without sharing any assets. One day, those deprived people will loot that burden.

What is the benefits of this... I am new and donot know about this.

  ·  last year (edited)

This is a interview put in place to tell the steem community what our witnesses are doing. If you have any other question you can ask.

Keep steeming.

Ok dear

Nice to know about him and his projects, I would like to ask a question to @good-karma. As restrictions of crypto currency in India, what would be his actions to supports steemians?

Lol! I pray he see this

hi @dhavey, i have chosen @good-karma since first know steemit as witnesses

Thanks for voting him

Your work is incredible and this post is detailed

Will have to adjust my witness vote back to good man good karma 😀

Do so bro. Thanks for reading

  ·  last year (edited)

@good-karma is a good witness. he is known to many people. and he also gave a lot of upvote to the newbie.
but I am sad because my writing has never been given upvote by @good-karma

Cheer up.

hello @dhavey. I resteemed a post of SNDBOX. You can fill in the form yourself if you click on the link. Apparently I don't need to nominate you. Good luck!

  ·  last year (edited)

Thanks. Am grateful and how is your health now?

I am still healthy. I have an allergy for pollen of trees and grass that is only during summer but I have it every summer. Thank you.

Sorry for that. Get well soon.