My view on Hive

in #hive11 months ago

The job of the witnesses is to sign blocks and to protect the blockchain.

After Sun's first tweet, it was clear what his intentions were.
He was going to ruin STEEM, out of ignorance, or because that was his 'plan'.
Further tweets and discussion revealed, that he is an idiot, who bought a product, which he does not understand. His 'plans' directly contradicted the core principles of this enterprise.

The forks were necessary to stop the attack.

Whoever helped Sun install his sock puppet witnesses, deserves to not be part of HIVE.

Furthermore, @ned should have been excluded from the airdrop, himself.

As for the timeframe, I would have preferred, if they had waited for the takeover to actually happen and then react by restarting the blockchain from an earlier timestamp. Technically, this must be possible, but would have been more complicated, I suppose. Morally, it would have been the cleaner path.

Moreover, as it was, smaller witnesses would have gotten hold of the HIVE repo too late to replay with the new version. Also, there is no way to do proper code review or any testing this quickly. I understand, why it happened, but it was an exclusive club calling the shots ... again.

I hope HIVE decentralizes more over time - For that, we are in a better spot than STEEM ever was.

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Its nice to be free virtually even as we are locked up in our homes!

lets see how this goes, see you around the hive

In my view it was already a takeover so the timing was fine it feels like.

I am gonna be honest I did not agree with not air dropping those who voted for Justin. Simply because it kind of make the statement "everyone has their own rights for opinion... Except if we don't like your opinion, then you will be left behind"

I think just forking the steemit inc stake would be enough to get rid of the trouble and avoid coalitions.

still overall positive with how things went and how things were handled. Just a few mistakes on the way. But seems like they try to make up for that part.

Nice to see you back in our new virtual home:)

any @felixxx HIVE witness coming?!
you'd have my vote!

Nah. Never again, lol.

How does someone like Justin Sun come into so much money? He buys the second best front-end, and offends the witnesses, then defunds the apps that were creating support for the system.

Why is there no Metamask for Bitcoin (BTC)? Why? There is no more Bitcoin Foundation. There used to be. People stopped caring about it.

There is an Ethereum foundation, and the Hive Dao is an important part of this eco-system.

How does someone like Justin Sun come into so much money? He buys the second best front-end, and offends the witnesses, then defunds the apps that were creating support for the system.

Why is there no Metamask for Bitcoin (BTC)? Why? There is no more Bitcoin Foundation. There used to be. People stopped caring about it.

There is an Ethereum foundation, and the Hive Dao is an important part of this eco-system. Yes, I know about Hive Keychain and Hive signer. Have you supported Keychain development? https://peakd.com/me/proposals/55