Dear Justin Sun – (@justinsuntron / @justinsunsteemit) - My @c0ff33a ☕️ open letter to you!

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE3 years ago (edited)


Dear Justin Sun

I respect that you made a purely business decision when you purchased Steemit Inc and related websites, however it has become obvious part of that purchase included a super majority stake of Steem Tokens that were only ever supposed to be used for development of the Steem Blockchain. That might have never been signed, sealed and delivered and in hindsight it was a very good exit strategy by @ned. But due diligence is key, and if you really thought taking over a decentralised blockchain would be easy even with that stake - well I have no sympathy for you.

Steem has spent four years evolving into far more then a simple blockchain, it is an incredibly complex interacting community of bloggers and built on Dapps - different people from around the world share their lives, content and game together with our amazing Steem connected games like @steemmonsters, @steemnova, @drugwars, @nextcolony and @holybread to name just a few.

Steem is not just some cheap and easy way to buy a bunch of followers, you might get away with it on other social media - but on Steem we earned respect through hard work and building relationships. You can not expect to walk in, put twenty fake Witnesses in place using hijacked exchanges funds, and then think people will like you without talking to a single person.

On the 14th February 2020 this now redacted post featured on Medium

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It included references to Steem being taken over by Tron and the Steem token being turned into a Tron token. From the outset this was a takeover, and if it was not why was that original article I read at the time redacted?

Since that announcement I have learned more about DPOS and STEEM and our true top twenty Witnesses then I ever did during the three years I have been on here. And what I learned is the incredible passion everyone has for the Steem Blockchain, it is easy for us all from the outside to mistake arguments and cross words between our biggest investors and top Witnesses as defragmentation. But truly I have seen in the last month that every single one of our true original top Witnesses and biggest investors are passionate and dedicated to the Steem blockchain. And the proof is right in front of us all, they came together and put aside differences to ensure we had enough Witnesses at the top to prevent hostile hard forks by one individual.

The Steem blockchain has a strong community @justinsunsteemit , and you will not take it by force. Either you work with us have nothing. We are the community, the family, real people living our real lives - and we will continue being our community where we choose. Your money can take control of websites, it can place false Witnesses in top spots destroying everything DPOS is about - but it can not buy the real people you crave - we are Steem - and we can not be bought.


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Very well said. I think you've put into very succinct words what all of us are thinking.

Everyone has views, I don’t know if I am right but this is how I feel about the situation. And really it’s something that affects all of us, and whatever happens we will all stick together.

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Thank you so much 🤗

Well said my friend. No way I could do better.👍

It’s been a high pressure situation from the start, I don’t like to take sides but I do think it is important to remember all our community members, and try to help them understand what is really a confusing and quite distressing situation.

Well said, this community stands together.

We have come to know each other even better than before this happened, stood up as one, no matter what standing each has held on this Steem platform.


Absolutely, and it is the real people that make our community and the blockchain. And together we will stand united on whichever blockchain we choose.

Well said!

It’s a challenging time in all ways, but what doesn’t break us makes stronger.

Either you work with us have nothing

Precisely the point I made in my open letter. He might still be able to buy his way through into the top 20, but he still loses as no one from this community now follows him over to the Tron blockchain.

At the beginning, there might still have been a sliiiiiight possibility some folks might take the switch, but after what he has done, that bridge is now burnt. There's no way he really wins this war anymore, unless he wisens up and does the right thing, i.e. work with the community.

If he wanted the community he had a funny way of showing it, but maybe he just thought he could buy us all along with the websites and tokens.

Great points in your letter to Sun. I hope he views it and takes heed

Thank you very much, I do too but I think it is all way passed that. I appreciate your continued support 👍🏽

Very well said @c0ff33a. Thank you for this very clear message to Justin. Hope he will read this and open his mind.

So do I, but I fear the time has passed for him to make correct choices.

Yeah, I also think so. The damaged has already been done and we have to get going, WITHOUT HIM. 🤔


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