In mid-February 2020 Justin Sun acquired the shares in Steemit Inc and proceeded centralise the blockchain under his control, improperly using Steemit's founders stake (intended for development and decentralisation of the blockchain) and tricking exchanges into initially supporting his power grab.
After extensive efforts to resolve the dispute failed, the community revolted and formed a new, fully decentralised blockchain - Hive - without the pernicious influence of Justin Sun and his minions.
Because of Open Source licensing, Hive was legally able to duplicate all the code and content on Steem.
The vast majority of the community and decentralised applications and projects moved to Hive and Hive was listed on many cryptocurrency exchanges without having to pay the normal listing fees.
On 19 May 2020, a Steem hard fork (0.23) designed to steal the Steem from 65 accounts associated with creating Hive became public.
My position on this hard fork can be found here: https://peakd.com/hf23/@brianoflondon/letter-to-exchanges-do-not-run-steem-hard-fork-23-hf-0-23-0
This was the final straw for my involvement with Steem.
I will now post exclusively on Hive at https://peakd.com/@apshamilton/posts
All my old Steem content can also be found on Hive.
Putin generated laughter by offering to sell Saudi Arabia the S-300 & S-400 air defense systems, given that it has sold S-300 to Iran.
But while Putin is correct that US air defense systems are not effective against drones, there is no proof that Russian systems are either.
Israel has the only air defense systems that have proven themselves against the sort of drone attacks that Iran launched against Saudi oil facilities.
Indeed Iran has tried similar attacks against Israel many times and has always failed. Israel has also smashed Iran’s drone launching infrastructure & personnel time and time again. Only yesterday we took out 10 Iranian proxies and their stuff in Iraq. Last week we took out 26!
Clearly Israel has the right strategy and equipment to stop Iran’s drone attacks.
Saudi should look at buying Israeli tech.
I’m not sure we should sell it to them though.
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