in #hive4 years ago (edited)

First off, I want to let you know it's an honor and a privilege to be before you all. I have great respect and loyalty for this community.

I would like to thank @blocktrades & many others for stepping up to create Hive. I must admit, I have never seen such a dedicated group of talented, freedom-fighting people doing what they love. It's been an experience and has given me new wind at a much-needed time. I have great admiration for what you are all doing on your journey.

And last but certainly not least, I would like to thank you, this badass community for all the support and having my back even when things looked their bleakest. I would even like to thank you, @Justinsunsteemit, your blind rampage of our home awoken something deep in the hearts of everyone here. You've awakened the Hive.

I regret to inform you all this will be my last post on the Steem blockchain.

STEEM has died today. My fight for STEEM is over. Long Live Hive.

I come to you with my head held high, as all of yours should be. We fought a vigilant battle. Things quickly got out of anyone's hands and if it wasn't clear yesterday, today it's clear there is not even a 1% chance to reason with Justin Sun.

I was/am prepared for glory. I believe we achieved it in a miraculous way, STEEM may be dead but what made STEEM what it is will continue. There is no glory in STEEM anymore, just an empty shell.

I & several others made every attempt humanly possible, we spent too many fruitless hours fighting a corrupt battle that was impossible to win from the start.

The writing was on the wall, it just takes me a while to read it. I feel there is nothing left to be gained from the fight for Steem. Any further efforts to fight for Steem are efforts wasted to support Hive. I'm known for being very hard-headed and stubborn, and even now I know, it's time to go.

We let the world know we won't go quietly into the night, we stuck together, and here we are at through it all, rejuvenated and inspired.

Steem lost US, WE didn't lose Steem. We are walking away, peacefully.

Blockchain is simply an open-source code run by voluntarist. No one is obligated to run code they don’t want. That’s why your actions matter in the blockchain world, it’s run by free people who will turn the other cheek, in a nonviolent way. Let it be known, no community was bought here today. Quite the opposite, our community is as strong as it's ever been.

It felt weird to hit the powerdown button today, it was my first time ever doing so. My full focus will be to support Hive moving forward.

Cheers to the continuance of the decentralized dream.

STEEM is dead, Long Live Hive.

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To me, this shouldn't be top comment. Then again, maybe it's incredibly useful and insightful, to those who can understand it?

I want to be friends with you.

be nice to have a feature that decoded things into your native language automatically tho.. we could but it hasn't been done yet.

Your effort to defend the chain was valiant man, nobody can take that away from you!
If I had to choose a top stakeholder on a new chain, you'd be at the top of my list. From now on, you can continue to put energy into the tech, and nobody will be able to cut your legs out from under you. Stay focused and keep the faith. Steem was just the warm-up!

See you on the other side!

A valiant effort indeed.

Steem was just the warm-up!

Here's hoping!

Started to power down myself when the censorship started, that was really the last straw for the holdouts. Sad to see Steem demolished, but at least what made Steem great will live on.

Is it safe to assume that 3speak will be plugging into Hive now? Awesome. My videos have a new home.


So happy to have that confirmed. We need you guys!

I have no videos there... but holy yeah!!! At least I can continue to vote on videos I like.

Well said my mannnn! You and the community put up a strong fight against a crypto terrorist. Let's move and make HIVE the best damn place ever!

Welcome back on Hive and thank you for all your great support on Steemit :-)

We continue the fight on Hive as @hivewatchers :-)

Your fight for steem has inspired many.
Your fight for Hive will inspire millions !!!

Diplomacy had failed since day 1 with Justin Sun, I'm glad we didn't waste too much time with his bs meetings and lies and moved forward and away from him.

That was a great move

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onto the new chain... looking forward to see where the price of Hive and Steem go

Well said. We fought to save Steem but Hive is already way better.

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Glad to know that you’re all in with the new project. It wouldn’t be the same without you.

I hope that 3Speak is coming over too!

I'm there too. I want to point out that for the last 2.5 years I have posted daily on steem. I have been a social media specialist for over a decade and have been in the twitter beta, several google betas and spend time up at facebook so I get it. I want to point out that if whales would have taken 1 of their 10 votes and spent it on minnows that tried, or even divided 1 vote into 10 or 100, steem would have blossomed. If a creator could earn even $1 on a post that would be more than 99% of the platforms on the web. That is all it would have taken to drive traffic, growth and then investment in steem. I hope that happens with hive.

Not to mention justin would have had a much harder time centralizing the chain as everybody would have had more stake backing them when voting for og witnesses.

We will be Bees From now on but with a Hornet's heart @theycallmedan

Nice to know you are coming along @cryptopie pollenating the crypto-garden wouldn't be the same without you...bzzz

''STEEM is dead, Long Live Hive.''


it's more like adrenaline to me...

also! ~3h to go my friend, see you all in the other side :)

Soon releasing my last post.

Real Steem lives on, just in a evolved and transformed form we will call Hive. The battle hasn’t been lost. I think we came out of this victorious!

Great opportunities to create a better decentralized future where ordinary people are truly empowered and lifted up is ahead of us.

Looking forward to seeing your inspirational and motivational videos on Hive!

Thank you!

You're one of the most dedicated people here. I saw the writings on the wall when all pleas to Sun fell on deaf ears and I'm happy you're fully with hive. Long live. Let's fufill a new destiny

Glad to see you joining us @josediccus Buzz you later...bzzz

Thanks a million @streetstyle thanks for all the support and see you at hive

Tonight, steem will dine in hell :)

Swarm on!

Glad to see you may finally quit the futile efforts to save Steem :/

You brought tears to my eyes with your words! It has been an honor to be part of this battle with all of you and it will be even more of an honor to be part of the Hive community! ❤️

Dan , appreciate your post and your tireless work on our block chain :)

I'm also making my last Steem post today. Long live Hive!

We need a better name, Hiveians won't cut it.

How about Hiven or Hivers?

Bees? Wasps? Hornets? :)

Hive of Honey Badgers. LOL :)

Pollenators? Apidaens ? Swarm....Bees.... I give up....

How about THE SWARM?😁

I will leave that to the name pros. Def not my arena.


Why is a demonym even needed? People who use Facebook or twitter are usually just called Facebook/Twitter users. If necessary Hiver sounds better to me.

Hiver sounds good!

Unity is strength
This proverb appearing in reality with HIVE fully decentralized blockchain which is launching today..
Thank you Mr. Dan for your dedication..

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We fought hard.
We did not lose.
We just changed our strategy.
Nothing wrong about that.
Now the real work begins.
Handcuff free.
We Hive to fight another day.

Steem lost US, WE didn't lose Steem. We are walking away, peacefully.

Well Said. I have been here for over 2 years. Now it feels like we leaving this place is not our lose. Rather we are one step closer to win!

Hive on!

Right on bro! It's hilarious that we get to ditch the dictator and leave em holding a bag of broken steem! hahah beauty :)

Your efforts... and those of many others... have been superhuman. Gratitude & deep appreciation to you all for show7ng that strong leadership IS possible in a decentralised model. I, too, hit the powerdown button for the first time ever today. See you over in the Hive, with renewed energy & purpose.

Much gratitude from Thailand.


We are strong together, I'll see you in #Hive

Yes. It's a new day. New blockchain at hand. Welcome Hive Family

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Are we starting from the beginning again? Or something like that?

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Really stupid question:

Would a power down done on the Steem blockchain today continue as a power down on the Hive chain after the fork?

No they will not.

A power down will have to be manually enacted.

Nos veremos en #Hive

Whatever you said about steem is right.
Are you Coming to hive Dan?

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Damn. There is no reason to stay here now.

Long Live Hive

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I’ve never given up on Steem and I’m still not, really. What Steem was is just moving on to a new phase and I’m following, much like you.

I joined a little over two years ago on my original account and I’ve been posting nearly every day the whole time.

Excited for Hive!

Where will 3Speak posts be going to?

Will they be still going onto Steem? I have yet to see an announcement about that being redirected.

3Speak will run on HIVE, there will no longer be STEEM support. Announcement coming soon.

Maybe they will also create a new name for it and also a new platform as well.

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I've always been puzzled by the name 3speak, Can you elaborate on the meaning of the name?

my take on it is free speak (three speak)

That was my initial thought, but it seems like a stretch in my mind/grammatically 🤷‍♂️ The new logo is cool though!

Stick Together Team!

Great @theycallmedan, whenever the blockchain & decentralized community will be discussed in time to come among the future generations, then history will always remind the precedence of Hive and how did it forked out from Steem to save the decentralized community which was attempted to be bought by someone. The bottom line will always be that "a community can not be bought", no matter how much money you have.

I both conflicted whether to power down and dump the steem or continue posting and gain post rewards and dump the rewards for hive 🤔

Why not do both?

Sometimes people are hard to figure out, when you have a community made of of different people from all over your country it can be even harder, and when you throw a WORLD community into the mix, there is no figuring it out except that the people of the World came together to save the community they felt a part of, a community with out borders.

For many, they may have come for the tokens, but they are migrating to the Hive for the community. Our world community does not march to the sound of one man picking his nose, we march to the sound of our world heart beating with freedom from oppression of those who would blind our words and thus our world with their censorship.

Man thank you! Tireless nights I'm sure and these past few years on Steem....Championing this blockchain.

So glad to hear you are coming to Hive. The future is that much brighter with dedicated community members like you.

So thank YOU for everything you do....Looking forward to the Swarm!!!

Hmm, it was really an emotional read from you @Theycallmedan. I told my people that the day you power down, then I know I have to find my way outta here. Where wll you be sending your steem to when they become liquid?

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Ok I will be migrating to Hive when it is up & running. But @theycallmedan, please curate the #decentralizesteem tag which was initiated by you and I have written the article and also #posh my link and waiting for you to curate it since 2 days. Please take some time to read it and curate. This is also my last day in Steem and I am looking forward to Hive.

Any further efforts to fight for Steem are efforts wasted to support Hive.

So glad to see you say this and announce a full migration to Hive! When you talked about continuing the fight even post fork, it just seemed like even a ”victory” would just lead to a redundant and unnecessary chain. With the focus, resources, and vision you’ve displayed, I’m exuberant that it’s all pointing ahead, and not backwards. See you in the Hive!

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