Hello Steem community!
My name is Michael, and I have followed and been involved in several crypto projects since 2012, most notably as former CSO at MMC and founder and kind-of-CEO of Horizon and HZxchange.
In all this time I have enjoyed creating things people can use as well as helping out with technical support. I follow Dan's developments since the launch of PTS, and find it absolutely amazing how his visions match my vague ideas how things should work.
When I heard about Steem I was caught immideately, I love the idea to reward those committing to the cause. The whole concept is just awesome, and the easiest thing I can do to contribute is running a witness node for the network. I operate several dedicated servers for my job, crypto projects and privately, I can definitely handle that.
Besides the already mentioned skills my main job is development, mostly web related stuff in PHP and JS, but also Python, Java and Go.
You can vote for me on the witness list. Be aware that an upvote for a witness post is not a vote for the witness!
If you want to meet me personally or got any questions, just drop me a message on the Steem slack!
My witness and seed node are up and ready for work. The seed node is facing the public at steemd.pharesim.me:2001
They are running on seperate dedicated servers, located in two different data centers Germany.
Both are easily scalable to 1GB/s connections and up to 128GB of RAM. Anything above requires a day or two to set up, but there should be some time until that is needed.
I have been talking to Tristan from Poloniex, gave him my view on the FUD issues, and got him to look at the whitepaper. He's very impressed with what steem offers, and I'm confident to see STEEM and eventually SBD added to their exchange soon.
Sorry, I wanted to click the triangle icon on the right to see who is voting for this post, but accidentally clicked the "down-vote" icon. When will it be possible to change my vote?
Again, thanks to everyone for your support.
Now that I'm an active witness, I will of course start to develop projects on and for Steem.
The first one is already in the making, and could already be the great hit. We're speaking of a userbase in the millions. I'm totally hyped by the idea, and really hope to find ongoing support from the community to enable me to realize it in a professional way.
Full Steem ahead!
You did a good job for the community, we all like to hear more good new about STEEM.
Thanks for all the upvotes everyone. Don't forget to vote on the wallet too,
And of course also thanks to everyone who supports me as a witness!
I upvoted on witnesses on pharesim
You have my vote :)
@pharesim i did vote for witness
Everyone is "playing along". You stated you unvoted those with whom you disagree, but somehow it's wrong for these same people to unvote you for the same reason.
I didn't say you're wrong to do so. Everyone can have his own list of reasons, and noone is required to publish them.
Until now, I maxed out my 30 votes and made sure to have the lower ranking guys in, so they get to produce more often than the bots and inactives.
Everytime I needed a new free space, I had to consider the voting weight of the possible candidates. I'm glad to leave that behind me, whatever that means for my income. I hate to sell out my ideals.
You got an extra vote Michael! :)
Made you a witness because of all the times you helped me out
Thanks so much for the Upvote Michael!
Thanks for everything you do for the community and thank you for blessing me 🙏🏼 @pharesim
Thanks @pharesim! Upvoted you on the witness list. My first one! :)
@pharesim, Just wanted to let you know I voted for you today as a witness. I'm still learning and reading up on the process, but I have noticed your interactions and support within the network of people I have met on Steemit so far. Thank you for your support of the community, you now have mine as my first witness vote.
Is this witness thread still open?
I voted on you!
Upvoted on the witness list!
Hi, @pharesim, I have voted for you as my witness.
Thank you for your support
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hello nice to meet you, i'm new here but your got my vote as witness, all is my upvote not so bit your also have the upvote, follow you, greetings from some new minnow from Belgium, greetings
every time thank you!
What does your image mean?
I made a similar motif of a winged eye for a sculpture based on The Handmaid's Tale. Soul Scroll / Holy Roller
It's just a first sketch for a logo for the witness campaign
As one of the pioneer in steemit, you are one of the most qualified person to be voted as one of the witness.
You got my vote.
Thank you for all the support you have given to us a minnows.
I hope that PEvO is no longer on hold. This project is sorely needed--"open scientific publication and interactive evaluation which uses the blockchain technology" will revolutionize the scientific field. You're getting my Witness vote.
I just wanted to say thank you for upvoting my post yesterday. Will definitely vote for you once I figure out what this witness business is all about and how to vote for my favourites.
I have only been on Steemit for a week and I am totally in love with this platform. Take care and do let me know how I can contribute better to Steemit.
Wow! It so nice that you've worked on cryptocurrency since 2012 and it was accomplishment to you.
I am very interested in the whole development theme that you are working on, my vote for you as a witness
i did vote for you as a witness.
Hey, @pharesim! I'm new to Steemit and I've been learning about witnesses and how valuable you guys are to the community. I took at look at your external site and read through some of your content. I like your angle, so I voted for your as a witness! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
Its awesome to see a witness who doesn't vote others in the top 20 or themself and instead helps the little guys.