As most of you can probably relate, it's been a rough couple of weeks.
Not only did we have to fight for our blockchain against a hostile takeover by he, who shall not be named.
Our global economy is also on the brink of collapse, a pandemic is rolling over the world and BTC is crashing like there's no tomorrow.
What a time to be alive, eh?
Well, the darkest nights produce the brighest stars.
And I can honestly say that the past couple of weeks, while being very exhausting, brought out massive positive changes.
Working on solutions
Over the last month, ever since the acquisition of Steemit Inc, I've been a part of many individuals working on solutions to save our blockchain from a hostile takeover.
The Steemit Inc ninjamine has always been a major risk inside this ecosystem, but over the last couple of weeks, it became obvious that this risk to our decentralised governance was unbearable, and that the only real solution would be to find away to move forward without this baggage.
Working out a solution was far from easy. It was quite difficult and there were many many hours spent discussing about names, brands, goals, ideals and everything else relevant to a solution.
In the end, the consensus was formed around a fork with the name: Hive
Hive - The Blockchain for Web 3.0
In the next couple of days, I'm going to publish another post going deeper into my thought process around Hive and what this means to Steem, etc.
But for now, I just wanted to get out a quick statement, since I've been deeply involved with Hive. And I'm excited that the news is finally out and to see that so many members of this community, that grew quite dear to my heart over the last couple of years, are in support of Hive. (not nec. against Steem, but simply in support of Hive).
The biggest reason why I'm so excited about Hive, is the fact that this community has so many great developers & contributors, and we're now able to create a home for all of us, without a ninjamine.
And while I'm not a blockchain developer, I learned a lot while developing various project on/for Steem. Hence, it was only obvious for me that I wanted to develop the new website:
Once Hive is actually running in the near future, there will be a lot more on the website to see, but for now, it's minimalistic and simple!
With this said:
Much love to all of you!
Steem will always live on, regardless of the branding.
Take care of yourself & Hive/Steem on!