I'm not really sure why I did this, but I just powered up the liquid steem I was holding on my business account @theexcelclub
As a community, we need around 1m steem extra voting on the community-driven witnesses to decentralize the system again. 2.5K I powered up won't make a difference, but if you have liquid steem you can do the same. Every bit counts and as a community I know we can do this.
Some people are scared, and I get that. In fact, I have also started a power down on this account just in case. But there is a week before my first power down kicks in and I have time to cancel if we can succeed in making steem decentralized again.
In the meantime, I am willing to buy steem via PayPal for those that don't want to stick around. I am off to work right now and will be back later. But if you want to sell some of your steem to me for a PayPal transfer, dm me on discord and I will be back to you later. Obviously, I don't want to get stung and neither do you and so will want to use some sort of intermediary for the transaction.
If you have not yet adjusted your witness votes, I hope that you will consider voting for all activity witnesses from 21-50. Moving votes around can help. If you are voting for witnesses below 50, moving these votes to 21-30 could be a game-changer.
If you DM me on discord and don't get a reply don't worry, I will be back online in about 7 hours.
Edit - Please vote for all of the following witnesses, if we can get these 5 into the top 20 we can block actions by tron@yabapmatt @blocktrades @roelandp @themarkymark and @good-karma. steem needs you to make this strategic decision.