Moving to Hive

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Moving to Hive

As I previously mentioned in comments and town halls, I'll be moving to and supporting the Hive blockchain. It's an exciting time. I look back at STEEM with some disappointment, I wish things had worked out. But I'm happy with the outcome of all this turmoil: the community is strong and its will matters.

I was hopeful we would have more time to prepare for the Hive hardfork, it was a very short notice, announced yesterday The HF will take place on Friday, so I'll be busy preparing and migrating to it. I will partially keep the STEEM blockchain running for a bit, until the Hive chain is smooth with infrastructure, exchange listings and support from the DAPPS.

Rebranding away from STEEM

We're all used to the "steem" lingo, but it's time to say goodbye to it and rebrand with "hive". It's a huge task that encompasses code changes, tooling updates, new domain names, Twitter/Facebook accounts, listing on exchanges, etc... It may take a while to implement and digest all that change happening in such a short time. So expect some downtimes here and there, be patient and don't freak out.

What happens to STEEM?

In my opinion, STEEM will lose its value quickly when the whole community migrates to HIVE. Many users will power down and dump their STEEM, including myself, to buy HIVE instead. It's ironic, because Justin Sun wanted us to swap STEEM for TRON in his initial plans, and now there may be swapping of STEEM for HIVE instead. The only difference, it's a voluntary move.


The excitement is palpable on the exchanges today, STEEM has pumped like crazy beyond 4k sats and gained ranks on CMC. I guess people are buying a lot of STEEM to get the HIVE airdrop. It's a trading opportunity not to be missed. becomes

Your favourite website will move to HiveKings It will require some work to edit all the pages, but I'll prioritize the update of the page that everybody visits

I think HiveKings is appropriate and sounds cool. In a bee hive, there's only one queen ruling it. The notion of a single ruling monarch (Justin Sun) is surpassed by the autonomy of all the hive members who became kings of their domain.

Note to witnesses

This is a very important part. Sadly the code will only be released tomorrow (1 day before the hard fork date), so witnesses should be very focused and ready to deploy it. What will happen is, Steemit Inc's stake will be gone, so all of Justin's sock puppets will drop out of the top20 and below, and every witness rank will be more or less restored. So if you're a witness on the current STEEM chain, if you update to the HIVE code, you'll automatically be a witness on HIVE. I got word from @blocktrades that no replay will be necessary, but that doesn't mean witnesses should be complacent. Every hard fork is a critical time, so presence is a must.

Stay sharp about the price feed and update your scripts accordingly when Hive goes live and trading starts.


I think the big hero that sparked this forking wave is @netuoso, with his soft fork 22.2. Tip of the hat to him. Also, big thanks to @blocktrades, his team and all the developers that participated in pulling off the next hard fork in a such a short time (and short notice, uhummm).

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Do you know when the snapshot was/will be taken? I see Justin Scum is moving its funds to Binance, and hope that fruitcake won't get any Hive tokens from this shady maneuver!

it's on Friday I believe

I thought the original post said the snapshot had already been taken, from the moment of that post basically. Unless that just applied to the steem held on this chain.

There's not enough Steem on the exchanges anyway atm for Justin to have too much influence!

I took the post as saying Steem account snapshot taken at time of post, and exchanges later in the week. Not sure if that is correct but could be the reason for Sun's move and the spike today?

OK - I didn't read it all that closely TBH, I guess it must be exchanges later.

Shame I sold all my PD'd Steem two days ago, still, just like every single one of the the self-proclaimed crypto 'analysts', one can't predict these things!

Whatever the price of Steem/ Hive, I'll be glad to get out of this place and onto the new chain.

Shame I sold all my PD'd Steem two days ago

Yep, same here! could have got 1000 more satoshi for each this afteroon - rather annoying!

There's only thing to be done in this situation - just let it go!

I’m so glad the community hasn’t given into Justin and all the press we getting now will give Hive some real eye balls from day one! I just hope we can put all the drama behind us and focus on what was important and that’s constructively growing the chain and for hives sake can we get SMTs done already lol

I think HiveKings is appropriate and sounds cool. In a bee hive, there's only one queen ruling it. The notion of a single ruling monarch (Justin Sun) is surpassed by the autonomy of all the hive members who became kings of their domain.

Sounds cool indeed!

Perfect... because today I was considering leaving this planet... ;-) See you on Hive!


Can't wait. See you there!

‚STEEM for Tron’ more like ‚STEEM for Trash‘