It's aliiive and producing blocks again now in position #14 on the testnet :)
However ... Despite the great testnet setup guide from howo trending recently I'm kinda dissapointed to see that it's literally only @drakos and myself (outside of Steemit Inc) producing blocks on the latest testnet.
A few earlier versions of the testnet, had some issues that crashed the network.
These issues have now been resolved, and testing has resumed using git branch
20200203-testnet , and chain-id
I'm writing this both to hopefully remind/encourage/guilt more witness participation , and to awkwardly shill my own witness since I dropped to rank 21 a few days ago :(
Why to vote ausbitbank for witness
- I'm in this for the long term, I've been a stakeholder since 2016 and a witness since 2017
- Through this time I've coded tools, patches, built communities and supported countless projects (at times with up to 800k SP in delegations)
- I'm the co-founder of the Minnow Support Project / @minnowsupport / PAL - And I'm currently working on a slick #palnet mobile app with @msp-waves integration.
- I'm "minister of finance" for #teamaustralia , a community of aussies - I personally manually curate quality posts via @centerlink, I've organised fundraisers, funded community events and tried to help grow the aussie steem community for years.
- I'm the main sponsor and developer for @sonicgroovelive - A weekly music competition within sonic groove tribe on the steem blockchain with liquid prizes in both STEEM and SONIC. I've developed internal tools for judges and will eventually be releasing a polished version aimed towards music creators and consumers outside of Steem.
- I'm also a large stakeholder and curator of tribes: palnet, sonicgroove and creativecoin and more
- I'm one of the only people producing on the SMT testnet (you want this to have as much testing as possible before we hardfork)
- I have years of experience, backup witness nodes in several countries, as well as a public seed node and hivemind api service. I ran a widely used public RPC node for years (now suspended) and plan to resume public rpc node services once Steem prices recover.
- I'm passionate about Steem, and I'm protective of what we have built here. I will not knowingly endanger the network, your funds or your content.