I am back in the witness game
I made my first witness proposal on Jun 3, 2017:
After two years, I quit, because of different reasons.
I will explain those reasons in further detail another time.
The last block I signed was # 28,872,365.
Today, I broadcasted my intent to the network to sign blocks again.
The transaction was included in block # 60,085,404
@felixxx account was created Jul 22, 2016 at 19:41:48 UTC.
It was the first time, I had ever heard of a blockchain.
Since then, I have come a long way.
- I took a deep dive into programming again,
- went to all sorts of meetups, including Steemfest 1, 2 & 3,
- sponsored all sorts of projects,
- learned as much as I could about this new technology,
- helped 100's of newbies with their questions,
- met countless new people and made a lot of new friends.
I have also been very verbal about things I see as injust and unfair.
I did not only make friends, but also some adversaries that way.
I am very passionate about the original idea of Steem, like it was explained in the original whitepaper.
The main job of a witness is to protect the blockchain.
I see a lot of things going the wrong way lately, so I decided to step up and propose myself as a witness for Hive. The biggest problems I see are:
- curation rewards
The curation rewards as they are implemented now, do not reward post curation at all.
The original idea has been undermined and this needs to be changed.
- posting rewards
Likewise, posting rewards do not work like originally intended.
I have written many posts about this and will explain my position on it in future updates.
- the name 'Hive'
The name of our blockchain itself was a terribly poor choice.
- the unbalanced, unhealthy distribution of stakes
Most Hive is still in the hands of only a few players.
I am here to encourage everybody to stake up and vote.
As a witness, you get rewarded for signing blocks.
The more votes you get, the more blocks you get to sign.
I intend to use those rewards to support further development of Hive and its tools.
I have kept most of my rewards in the @felixxx account and my history of 5 years on chain shows for it. I have always tried to act in a way, that I would like to see others do.
I have not cashed out, when times were tough and I am still holding on to most of the rewards I got.
Started from 0
I have started from 0, never bought any Hive (or Steem).
I am a living example of what you can achieve here without making an investment other than your time and passion. Along the way, I supported many others, but most of them quit and ran with the funds. There are only few, who stayed. I expect little change about this trend, but I will try my best to stop it.
Today, I finished the setup of my witness node and would like to sign blocks for you.
Please consider voting for my witness.
I promise to do my best to secure the blockchain and improve Hive.
Please vote for @felixxx witness!
..or on any other frontend of your choice.
Every vote counts, every vote helps.