As everyone knows there is a lot happening in the Steem Community and many opinions on what will happen in the future.
I am happy that the community witnesses have decided to do a fork with a clean chain ID and new brand. Many have thought that we needed a rebrand anyway.
Lot's of projects and people are being asked to choose, but my decision for now is to not choose.
There are Pros and Cons to both projects.
Will Justin Hardfork to reduce powerdowns? That is likely, but not known.
Will Justin remove downvoting? It could happen also.
Will Hive be sustainable? Will either project be sustainable?
I don't know.
The truth is I never cared about Ned's stake (SteemIt, Inc's Stake) I think it has supported some great projects, helped with distribution and also supported some really lame projects, it might have helped with user retention via support of Apps. No one knows for sure. All situations have pros and cons.
Has Justin Sun acted poorly? He sure has, he has been sloppy, reactive and possibly vindictive. So, have many people on our side.
This is not my fight, I plan on watching and deciding as it goes. I could list potential pros and cons of both projects but there are some outstanding pieces of information I do not have yet.
Will Justin dump? Perhaps. Will it be centralized? Yes, it will be, but I already knew it was with SteemIt Inc, so for me although a negative it is not a deal breaker.... depending on how he uses it.
Will either project still have the infrastructure they need?
Will our community witnesses leave Steem or will they work on both? Will they burn it down on the way out? Don't know.
There are people I like and respect on both sides and I wish you all well no matter what you decide to do.
Personally, I do not have enough information to pick. I might do neither, both or one or the other.
What will you do?