Founding Swisswitness: bringing neutrality to the Steem Blockchain

in witness •  7 months ago

this is the first post and introduction of the Swisswitness.

We are 3 friends and colleagues that are true Steem fans and hopefully future full time Steemians.

@wolfje

dedicated father, blogger and runner, part of the running community, also whitelist reviewer for Smartsteem and helping a whole community of Game of Thrones fans on their way here on the Steem blockchain, moderator of the Swiss crypto community chat on Discord (https://discord.gg/fwTAzk)

@felander

joined Steem in July last year, has been part of utopian as moderator for translations and is part of the team of @smartsteem from @therealwolf trying to create a fair voting bot system. Also active in the crypto world as co founder of @cryptoworldzug and hosting a crypto/blockchain conference (www.cryptoworldzug.io)

@sirwries

this is the technical genius of the group and in charge of running the server and will soon be setting up an open source project on Github to be able to pour Steem blockchain stats in a pivot table via the R language

We really think this picture is what your vote represents.

YOU have the power with your vote to give us the power to help support the blockchain in a way that it deserves.

  • you can vote for those witnesses you know and appreciate
  • try and use all the votes at your disposal. You have 30 votes, use them.

We are finding that there are a lot of steem witnesses that are running their servers out of @Privex (not a bad thing as such) since they offer the unique service of accepting Steem/SBD as a payment for server hosting.
We feel that even though this is an amazing service that there is a bit of centralisation going on what this is concerned.

That is why we have decided to host our own server in one of the safest countries in the world.
On top of that we have chosen to get a machine that is made to grow with the blockchain.

64GB RAM
1 x Intel six-core Xeon
2x 4 TB HDD + 2x 480 GB SSD
Hardware RAID
100 Mbits/s and unlimited traffic

For the moment this is our only Server and we have no backup to be honest with you.

Our plan is to put the @swisswitness account in power down and then use this revenue to set up more services:

  • firstly another server as back up
  • secondly running a full node
  • hosting a website to be able to run statistics from the Steem Blockchain

We know that we do not have the big votes yet but we do vow to continue to build up and support communities.

So hopefully we can count on your vote for witness and help us building the communities

Voting for a witness is easy

Go to https://steemit.com/~witnesses

scroll down to this box

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hopefully with your help we will be in the top 50 soon...

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I love young enterprising entrepreneurs: I follow you with joy and interest, @swisswitness! ;)

A warm hug from @amico.

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Thank you for your support, we appreciate it!

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My pleasure, @wolfje! ;)

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the support is really appreciated... trying to set up a small steem business is a cool thing

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Yes Felander, doing even a small steem business most likely it is an activity with a very good future. ;)

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I gave my vote now: enjoy! ;-)

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thanks a lot for voting... we will keep improving our service and the votes of all users help us do that

I've never voted for a witness, this time i will: for a bit more swissness on steemit :)

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Thank you! Please spread the word, we're going to put Switzerland on the steemmap 😉

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thanks for that... i really appreciate it

Yeah... A swiss witness ;-) great job guys. Will follow you and then decide about voting you ;-)
Big hug from the south of Switzerland
Steemitri The Mannequin

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hope your decision falls out positive... greetings from the sunny centre of Switzerland

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Thanks! Every vote counts, even yours! We appreciate your support!

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I gave my vote yesterday ;-)

Interesting!
I’m from Switzerland too 😄
Would love to have a Swiss based witness.
I will keep an eye on you guys 😉

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@kus-knee told me about you joining his project. Good to have your vote, thank you! Make sure to join our chat on discord.

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Well, now we have started a swiss based witness, thanks for the support

Hopefully, you can be a top 50 witness soon :)
I give my support, good luck brother,..

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Thank you, please spread the word!

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top 50 would really be a dream... but it is our goal

thank you @felander for the message about this. Vote is in!

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thanks a lot as always for your support

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Just gave you my vote showing support to my friend @felander

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thanks a lot for your support, muchos gracias amigo (hope this is correct)

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Good luck with the witness operation! Looking forward to see your community projects

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thanks a lot for your vote... we are now getting the server about right and then slowly more things will come

i designed a logo for you @swisswitness (witness eye in the middle of a bockchain in this case the steem blockchain) to be used as your profile pic !! If interested get in touch with me through discord (electronicsworld#0829) !! cheers
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