For the past 2 1/2 years, I've been devoted to Steem. But seemingly, this doesn't matter.
@justinsunsteemit, just took it into his own hands to vote in 20 own witnesses, backed by Binance & Huobi, with a statement that the SF 222 was malicious.
I fully disagree about the SF being malicious.
It was an attempt to uphold Steemit Inc (now owned by Tron) on their words & social contracts, they've given me and many other developers, entrepreneurs and Steem enthusiasts.
@ned & Steemit Inc. have proven that they were incapable of getting shit done and left it to their community to bring value to their project.
And when we, the community, finally thought, we'd see light at the end of the tunnel, we're being brought back into 2016. A Steem which is being controlled by a single entity.
I don't think of it as an absolutely negative thing, but based on the past 4 years, this is a major punch in the face.
Why did the community spent years on marketing & improving Steem, just for the useless founder to get a nice payday?
Steem would be nothing without its community of developers, entrepreneurs & creators.
Do you really think that Steem wouldn't have tanked far more and lost far more users, if projects like SteemMonsters wouldn't have kept people around, on Steem?
Look, I have nothing against Justin Sun (I was actually quite optimistic of finally Steem getting the change it needed) and I've always disagreed with forking out anyones stake (forking !== freezing).
But I also disagree with how we, the community contributors, are being treated.