Steemit Forever! - The Community Seeds Project

in witness •  9 months ago

Upon creating a witness for steem as well as a seed node, I noticed that there is a huge discrepancy when it comes to available nodes vs witnesses. There are literally hundreds of witnesses and barely 40 nodes and that's if you include the offline or unavailable ones. The seed nodes that are active are owned by an extremely small group of people or by the same person. We appreciate those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to supporting the steemit blockchain with seeds, however the current roster of active working seed nodes is simply not enough and none of them are owned by regular steemit users like you and me.

In an effort to strengthen morale and overall health of the steemit network, @justinadams witness will try to keep a list of active nodes. The list is pretty simple. Otherwise having to manually list them as there needs to be a better facility for broadcasting seed nodes to the blockchain just as we do our witness nodes. It checks each seed node in the list for a response on the given open port and marks it as either online or offline. The nodes at the top will always be the community owned nodes (Those controlled by the community witness @justinadams) The other nodes listed will be from various sources thanks to @wakou, @drakos, and @btcfollownews for providing information. The purpose of this project is to ensure that the steemit network has enough working nodes in case of the unlikely occurrence that one or a number of the individuals that currently control most of the seed nodes should fail or discontinue doing so. The idea is that the community nodes will remain available to the network indefinitely as it will not be "owned" per se by anyone in particular. This is great news for all steemit users as it gives us a chance to actively ensure the network remains decentralized by simply casting our free votes towards the witness that will maintain these community seed nodes. . Remember, EVERYBODY uses these nodes including witnesses regardless if they vote this project or not. If the witnesses you vote for won't support this project, (Free community owned nodes?) then perhaps you should reconsider who you vote for and their agendas (With all due respect). The community seed nodes will belong to everyone, regardless of their SP.. . Forever!

Check the status of the @justinadams community owned node at . This seed node does not run apache or nginx or any other application that may compromise it's security as I have noticed with some of the other nodes on the list albeit they are available nontheless. New community owned nodes will be added as we can afford to buy more. As a good gesture, I have created one with my own money already which no one seemed interested in adding to their lists so I made a list for us with theirs on it. I will also continue to add nodes that are listed from other supporters of steemit on this list as they become available for context. Every steemit user gets 30 votes at any given time. These votes can be changed as often as you like. The only thing any steemit member needs to do in order to support this project is use one of their free votes for @justinadams. Click here or any image on this post to vote.

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Upgrading the seed node so it may be offline while the chain replays. . . Will keep you posted. You can also check the status of the community node and others at


Node is upgraded and back online to support new steem technical requirements. The node's status can be checked at .

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Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by chainchopper from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, someguy123, neoxian, followbtcnews, and netuoso. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows. Please find us at the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

If you would like to delegate to the Minnow Support Project you can do so by clicking on the following links: 50SP, 100SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP, 5000SP.
Be sure to leave at least 50SP undelegated on your account.

What does it cost (in USDB) to set up as a witness and set up a node?
How can people support the community node effort?
Where is the list of nodes?

Thank you.


The cost to setup the node varies and is based on the user's experience with using linux and how they choose to host the software needed to run it. People can support the node project by voting or encouraging others to vote for the @justinadams witness. As you can see, we've only produced 2 blocks so far and 100% of that has gone to powering up the @chainchoppers account so that it can vote on our supporters in a responsible and meaningful fashion. Also if anyone wants to donate sp or delegate sp to the bot, they can send it to @chainchoppers steemit account, and it will whitelist them for votes from the @chainchoppers bot. I havent officially announced that one yet. But it's currently active. I'm going to power it up next week with about 50SP from my own money to start with, but anyone can delegate sp to the account if they want to help power it up. I keep a list of known active nodes on the network at currently the community nodes that I donated initially are inactive as I cannot afford to keep them running or reactivate them until this project gains more momentum or a whale from heaven should offer his support @pumpkin :)


Can I delegate in increments? Steembottracker lets me make links of whichever amount. I going to post about you soon. I love this initiative and see how you are being consistent via the blockchain transactions. I'm just low power myself so I can only do so much for now.

@scottcbusiness is a friend of mine and has been researching on setting up a witness. So I hope he sees this post.

Personally, I suck at linux but I have a few courses I'm going to take next month. I've been reading @gtg posts. Are there any other resources you could direct me to in order to learn fast?

I know the feeling that having a whale delegate would be so helpful overall. I have some really great ideas too (I haven't shared them) but alas, big investments.

Have you looked into