A Witness Prayer for Steem and Tron




Dear brothers and sisters of Steem; today I stand before you as a humble servant of the community, reflecting on my time on Steem. It has been nearly four years since I had my first experience posting on the immutable platform that we all have come to know and love as Steem; four years since I tasted the freedom of expression and creativity with the newfound support of my Steem family, with their support always giving me hope and strength to innovate and think outside the box.

Three of those years I served as consensus witness, an honour I am truly grateful for and will remember for the rest of my life. I am not ashamed to say that the day I was voted in, I knelt down with tears in my eyes, the feeling of acceptance and achievement washing over me as I took it all in.

The news of Tron acquiring Steemit/Steem came as a surprise today, leaving me with mixed emotions. I have been known to compare Steem to Binance and Tron, complaining why we don't have an active spokesperson like CZ or Justin Sun, well you know how they say "be careful what you wish for..." we now have Justin as a spokesperson for Steem as well!

On one hand as a business leader I think this is fantastic opportunity, we couldn't have had better media presence and market penetration in the crypto space than what could be possible with the help of Justin and his PR team. I have long been concerned that Steem has started to become stale and needed some upheaval of sorts to become relevant again, this could be it!

As a member of the community and Steem enthusiast however, I am concerned that Steem will lose its core values and meaning, wonder whether our voices are truly immutable or if they have been up for sale all along the same as on all other corporate social media platforms.

I eagerly await the AMA tomorrow to get clarity on what this means for me as Steemian, as the CEO of BuildTeam and as a witness and ambassador of Steem. I am trying to reserve judgement and action until I have the necessary information and wisdom.

In the meantime I pray for the Steem community, that each of you may find peace, knowing we are all in this together and together we have a choice, we have a voice that cannot be silenced, we are strong, we are value!

I pray for Justin, that he may be imparted wisdom to guide our community into the best possible outcome for everyone concerned, that Steem may amplify his voice and allow him to be a force of change for good in the world.

I pray for the Steemit inc team, that they may always love what they do and do what they love, that Steem will become something great, which they have worked hard towards.

I pray for Elizabeth Powell, that she may be granted wisdom to broker peace between Steemit, Tron and the Community.

I pray for the witnesses, that they may always have a purpose on Steem, even greater than what they have today, that they be granted wisdom to know what is right and the fortitude to follow it through.

I acknowledge that Steem went live on independence day in 2016, a symbol of freedom from censorship and de-platforming.

I will stand with the community in whatever choice they are guided to, whether it be forging a powerful TRON future or preserving the Steem way of life separately, or perhaps a combination; no matter what happens, I remain your witness and your servant.

Peace be with you!

Forever in Steem,

@thecryptodrive
Steem Consensus Witness
BuildTeam CEO


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15.02.2020 07:52
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@tipu curate

15.02.2020 08:03
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Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 15/20 - need recharge?)

15.02.2020 08:04
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Amen

15.02.2020 08:18
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πŸ˜‚

15.02.2020 08:46
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πŸ›βœοΈπŸ₯°

15.02.2020 09:58
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lol

15.02.2020 10:24
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I am praying along beside you. We cannot lose our core values. May God's will be done. Blessings.

15.02.2020 08:39
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You are very important to the Steem ecosystem!!!!!!! Let’s be patient and see what the next moves will be.

15.02.2020 08:56
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πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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15.02.2020 08:58
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I was wondering when Jesus will intervene in all of this.

15.02.2020 09:26
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Lol

15.02.2020 09:39
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πŸ›βœοΈπŸ₯°

15.02.2020 09:58
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right

15.02.2020 10:24
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let's just say amen lol

15.02.2020 11:14
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Praise the anarcho capitalist lord.

15.02.2020 13:01
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hahaha bingo!

15.02.2020 17:07
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Just wait, any day now :)

17.02.2020 08:21
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Can I get a witness?!

(A real witness that is) Not this sneaky snek.🐍

Hey guess you gotta do what you gotta do to get in Supreme Leader Justin's good graces. Maybe he'll make TCD a SR like he did Binance. LMAO

17.02.2020 20:46
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Someone might need to make a SPS proposal asking if indeed we have enough vote to counter the 70+ Mil SP SteemitSun owns right now to prevent a hostile take-over.

15.02.2020 09:38
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I would like to negotiate that the decline witness voting parameter gets invoked on the Steemit accounts, if that gets done voluntarily will be a huge show of faith.

16.02.2020 01:27
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Now this is something I agree with!

16.02.2020 04:50
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Hi @chrisrice

I've just visited your profile to check out if you posted anything interesting lately, just to realize that you didn't publish anything in a long while.
Hope youa are well and didn't give up on steemit yet.

Cheers, Piotr

19.02.2020 09:28
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You guys have to do something. I don't know when but I'm almost positive Justin will attempt some fuckery down the line and we will be caught with our pants down if the witnesses arent resolute and prepared.

I mean you heard Crim yesterday. "Everything is fine, it's all going to be good".

No it isn't if witnesses take the passive approach and don't prepare for the worst.

Justins interests aren't alligned with ours.

He wanted to turn Steem into a trc10 token and migrate us to a completely centralized chain he has absolute control over. Turn us into secondary citizens there.
You guys have to do something to prevent a take-over.

16.02.2020 09:36
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We aren't passive, we have convened in a neutral channel and are discussing contingencies to conserve the chain. We are first trying the diplomatic approach to see if Justin will disable witness voting on Steemit acquired accounts. This is easily done voluntarily via the cli wallet.

17.02.2020 08:25
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Well he just tweeted that Steemit owns Steem and that it's all moving to Tron.

How many times does he have to say it before people listen?

17.02.2020 08:33
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yes I responded to his tweet and approached Elizabeth of Steemit inc, we need a sitdown with him and his marketing team ASAP.

17.02.2020 08:37
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Yeah well get ready to fight for the exchanges.

17.02.2020 08:41
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Will do, hopefully Justin can be reasonable and was just misinformed by ned.

17.02.2020 08:42
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"I am trying to reserve judgement and action until I have the necessary information and wisdom." Exactly my thoughts.

Could be good, or could be very bad.

Even if we have some clarity tomorrow, it will be kinda impossible to predict what will happen longterm. It might be initally bad, but longterm good for the community. Or initally good and longterm bad...

15.02.2020 09:55
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πŸ™

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15.02.2020 09:57
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wow, and suddenly everybody turns out christian? I am also nervous, but...

15.02.2020 10:08
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always have been :)

17.02.2020 08:25
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@thecryptodrive, Steem is my Second Home 🏑. I will Rise with it or Fall with it. But in my opinion one thing we can sense and that is, Confusion rises when something is not happening clearly or right way.

But let's stay strong and let's protect our Immutable Steem Voice which gave us Unique Decentralised Voice Signature to all **Steemians.

Respect for you brother because you've came up with Prayers and not Judgements because sometimes Decision Making is not easy because we never know who is facing what Circumstances.

Have a wonderful time ahead and stay blessed.

Thanks and regards,
Chiranjeevi (@chireerocks)
(Full Time Decentralised Steem Citizen)

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15.02.2020 10:23
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United we stand divided we fall πŸ‚πŸƒ

15.02.2020 11:02
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Fix SBD

create SMT and Commuties

Future looks really awesome.

Tron is comming

.....

15.02.2020 11:35
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In the worst case, a chain split might occur!

15.02.2020 12:05
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I'd call that a "best case" at this point.

15.02.2020 21:45
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And also with you. I was just wondering what are you gonna do now that we need the SBD destroyed by the potato? Can you make the opposite happen now? Create more SBD from Steem.

15.02.2020 15:11
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Check out the proposal idea @smooth had in one of his recent posts to send Steem back to DAO, that will help peg on the upside.

15.02.2020 19:57
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Hey looks like the market fixed things for us. I checked out that idea @smooth had and I do not like it just like I did not like the potato. I also thought about the creation of new sbd going forward. It is gonna come from the author rewards and should be able to support the steem price. Just gotta make sure we do things right from now on.

17.02.2020 18:00
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Peace be unto you dear friend

15.02.2020 18:05
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Beautiful, Whatever the scenario that peace is in each one of us. Thank you for sharing!

Darlenys

15.02.2020 18:55
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15.02.2020 20:26
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I think this is terrible news. It might pump the Steem token short term, but long term, Justin Sun will destroy Steem. He's running a money laundering outfit between the Chinese and Latin American drug cartels. Check out Chico Crypto on LBRY or YouTube. You'll see.

15.02.2020 21:44
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id be very interested that you give me more info on links to this information ? thanks !!

16.02.2020 16:28
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Heres a video from a year ago addressing Tron directly.

He mentions Justin Sun and CZ's shady moves in almost every video though. I'll try to post a good recent one.

16.02.2020 19:44
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Here's a recent video on the drug money laundering.

16.02.2020 19:45
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This is kind of where I’m at too. I’m extremely skeptical but I want this to work if it can. I think we need to make clear to Justin what we want and hold him accountable for what he says and if he comes through, we can get behind this merger. We also need backup plans in case he doesn’t follow through

15.02.2020 23:33
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Love the picture ;) NZ rules!

16.02.2020 09:19
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Hi @thecryptodrive

I was actually wondering what do you think about current situation buddy. I'm also having such a mixed emotions.

I tasted the freedom of expression and creativity with the newfound support of my Steem family, with their support always giving me hope and strength to innovate and think outside the box.

I almost choked myself while reading this sentence :) Didn't you struggle lately with quite hostile behaviours of some large whales?

Back to the topic: I'm very curious how SWAP between steem and TRX will be executed. It seem to be quite clear to me, that all projects relaying on delegations will suffer greately. After all we will all (most likely) require liquid steem.

Yours, Piotr

16.02.2020 11:00
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It wasn't always like that @crypto.piotr, Steem was a place of support and hope for a long time. We are requesting an audience with Justin to clear up what the plans are and educate him on what Steem is and that the Tron chain likely can't support our transaction loan.

17.02.2020 08:27
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16.02.2020 16:10
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