Well, well, well. I was pretty sure that I was just going to move on and not give any more time toward the debacle between Justin Sun/Tron Foundation and the ex top 20 witnesses. I even talked with Stacie D about not saying anything, but after listening to that meeting from yesterday it is either I make a video or I talk her ear off. She voted for the video haha.
I would like to continue to say that I am straight down the middle on all of this. I have some opinions about what I would like, but I haven't actually stated any of that yet.
I have said that I am not simply pro Justin, but I am also anti the ex top 20. Whether you read it here or watch it in a video I openly say that they do not represent me...especially after listening to how most of them handled themselves in that meeting.
I want to make sure to throw out those disclaimers like *vote for Steem witnesses, just not them" haha. I am excited about the fact that something is happening, but I think that from the Steem side it is being mishandled.
So my couple of thoughts.
Roy, I think Roy didn't even flinch. You can tell that he is conditioned to handle complicated situations, and emotional people. I still don't know much about the Tron Foundation, and I can only respond to how I am seeing them act. I still don't agree with the unprofessional language in the post the other day, but today I am only talking about the meeting.
The Witnesses. They are not a united front, and clearly do not have a road map. They are acting very near sighted, and their stated demands were sort of all over the place. They maybe agreed on 3 or 4 things they wanted, but it was kind of like watching US Congress. Where they try to introduce a bill, but each congressman wants to add or take away something. So they are still very much needing to get on the same page before they can even have a reasonable negotiation.
I have said this before, but I don't think that this is going the direction that everyone thinks it is. If I were a betting man, this is what I would bet....
I bet that Justin already has the hardfork code ready (which Roy spoke about and offered to share it with the witnesses), and I think that he is "playing nice". I think that he is fully prepared to move forward, and he is just wanting to see who is on board. I think that some witnesses will agree to go along with him, while others don't.
I think that the hardfork will go through and the improvements will be made. After that I think that he will sell whatever amount he needs to to get his return on investment, and then we won't hear from Justin anymore. From then on it will just be a representative of Steemit Inc.
I think that the governance will be fully given back to the people, and I think that the whoever ends up in the top 20 are going to be the ones that go along with the hardfork. I think that the others will actually fork and create a sister chain. I think there will be an uncivil divide in the communities, and people acting hateful to each other, and then it will all smooth out and everyone will get to follow the choices they want to.
So that's what I bet. I'm watching this from the outside, and do not have any actual inside information to any of this. I can only respond to what I see, and I think I have seen every bit of available information. I also know enough about blockchain tech to know what is going on. I also know enough about people to know that not everyone cares about the decentralized aspect of blockchain tech.
I am in no way saying that I speak for anyone else, but I will say that it has been clearly communicated to me that this is a shared feeling and there are witnesses that are ready to run the 0.22.5 and move forward.
So these are the rambling thoughts of a man in the wild. Just opinions, no need to further shoot the messenger. I think it is important that everyone has a voice, and has a right to use it. If someone does not agree with me I understand, but I'm not selling anything here haha....Just watching.
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