Hello World

2년 전

Hello Steem, I’m Steve.

I guess it’s about time that I step out from behind the curtains and formally introduce myself on this revolutionary platform that I spend so much of my time working on and thinking about.


Random picture of me enjoying a delicious dinner in Rome

About Me

I’ve worked on the Steem blockchain at Steemit for about 10 months now and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Working with @vandeberg on a daily basis has accelerated my understanding of the Steem blockchain and working with blockchains in general.

I became a software engineer because I felt it gave me the power to change the world, and I see that very opportunity here in this blockchain and I know, that given the right environment, together we can take it to the next level.

I started programming as a hobby at an early age writing BASH scripts and PHP websites. After a brief and miserable venture into a traditional business industry during college, I finally decided to convert this hobby of mine into a profession and pursue computer science as my major. I spent the first five years of my career developing software for the financial industry. And while this enabled me to build my skills as an engineer (and become a proficient debugger), I found that it didn’t quite satiate my desire to innovate; to make a meaningful impact on the world. When the opportunity to work for Steemit arose, I couldn’t help thinking to myself that at this point in my life, why not take a risk and be a part of something new and exciting? I wanted to return to my passion - creating things.

My Values: Freedom of Speech and Censorship Resistance

So why Blockchain? Because I believe in freedom of speech and the importance of censorship resistance. I think words are power and it really gives people, especially in countries where their rights are suppressed, a voice in a world where their voice might be otherwise silenced. So blockchain - blockchain is what makes it all possible. The fact that those who decide to participate only broaden its reach across the globe is something to be treasured, really. It allows a system to run without borders, freely - it’s a big deal.

It’s about time that we stopped placing our trust in big corporations who don’t always have our best interests in mind. Business entities, not unlike organisms, always operate with their own self-interest in mind, which may or may not align with the interests of people like you and I. Right now we have a unique opportunity to disrupt the world as it exists today; and I’m excited to be a part of this revolution. We’re only at the beginning and everyone here reading this is an innovator in their own right.

Why Steem?

Then why Steem? Well, Steem has a proven track record of providing a service to users throughout the world, allowing their voices to be heard and distributing value amongst its users. Steemit has unique experience in the marketplace. It isn’t just talk, it’s a reality. Every innovation builds upon the last; and we have a great opportunity here today because we are at the forefront of that technology. There are many improvements on the horizon that could really change the landscape of Steem - SMTs and even MIRA - extending our runway into the foreseeable future. Steem has the potential to take this whole form of social media to the next level. Steem is fortunate enough to have attracted a vast community of intelligent people, and now the Steem Proposal System gives us the power to propel this platform forward into the future together.


The success of Steem can directly be attributed to its community, and that is something I am proud to have the opportunity to contribute to. The Steemit team has uniquely talented and dedicated individuals within it, and I am excited to continue working on this platform and product. Together we can positively impact the trajectory of technology in our society. Tomorrow’s technology is here today and I see a bright future in it for all of us.

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I am encouraged by your introduction, and appreciate your expression of values free people should all hold dear.

"My Values: Freedom of Speech and Censorship Resistance"


I direct your attention to this comment, which is self-voted by @berniesanders horde of bots in order to profit from censoring people. It is a direct threat of downvoting people that speak their mind. That threat has in fact been carried out. For months I have been targeted by this self-voting censor, but have not complained, and have instead made multiple attempts to engage them to enable rational discussion. My efforts have failed, and now this censor has begun extorting anyone that speaks freely in response to my own comments and posts.

While it is true that speech censored in this way remains on the blockchain, no credible definition of censorship limits censorship to complete eradication of information, but all consider suppression, changes, or threats to coerce limitation of speech as censorship. If you and Steemit truly stand for the values you proclaim here, I call upon you to end this extortion, profiteering, and censorship by using the downvote mechanism to prevent @berniesanders from profiting by this act.

If censors are able to profit from censoring the speech of users, and further actively extort suppression of any that would consider and engage that content, those values you proclaim are completely defeated on Steem.

On an additional matter, I have posted and commented voluminously regarding profiteering versus investing for capital gains, and that EIP is exactly the opposite of a solution for these problems on Steem. I have predicted Steem price will drop, market cap will further decline, and user retention become worse as well once EIP is implemented. I have called upon Steemit Inc. to prepare to reverse HF21 in the event I am correct and these harms come to be.

EIP and HF21 are going to harm Steem. Please prepare to stop that harm in a timely manner by preparing to rollback those changes that cause that harm. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.



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Good to hear from a Steem developer. I hope you guys are busy making it better for us all. I have been on here nearly 3 years and we are still waiting for some promised features (communities!). I know it's not easy, but people get edgy when they don't see progress. I just saw @Steemitblog posted about some developments, so there's some things to look forward to.

Anyway, I hope they treat you well.

Hi and welcome here! When I started on steemit, my biggest problem was to find interesting people to interact with. So, to help newcomers getting started I created a directory with other interesting and or talented steemians to follow or interact with. Feel free to check it out at https://www.steemiandir.com I am sure it will help you find like-minded people. Enjoy your stay here and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Welcome, Steve! Sounds like we have a lot in common with respect to why we are drawn to blockchains. The reasons you chose Steem are largely the reasons I did as well. Glad to see the Steemit INC team expanding, cheers!

Welcome to Steem @gerbino.

Do read A thumb rule for steemit minnows - 50:100:200:25 for starter tips.

Spend time reading Steem Blue Paper to know how Steem blockchain works and if you still have any queries ask them on our Ask me anything about Steemit post and we will try to answer that.

You can earn Steem rewards for reading and sharing your insights using our Highlights Extension

All the Best!!!

Welcome Steeve!

Glad to see steemit has started uncovering its gems. ;)

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  ·  2년 전

Hello Steve, welcome to Steem! ;-)
(better late than never, right? ;-) )

Welcome, welcome good to meet you!

Thanks for your work - may it bring forward momentum and prosperity for Steem and it’s users!


Welcome Steve
to the Steemit platform, Yes its happening you are a steemian now. I am warm welcoming you as a new user. And you receive this message because you used the #introduceyourself tag! Thanks for coming from behind the curtain.

I was welcomed with good advice too when I started so here i am. I know that steemit may seem very overwhelming right now but don't worry. After a few blog you will be the best blogger and contributor.
If you have any questions just ask your questions on any of my blog posts and I'll be more than happy to assist you with whatever questions you may have!
I may know the answer. But very important I recommend you to never give up any off your passwords they are yours ! Please for safety tips read and visit the white paper.
To easy post use Partiko and to control your account use Steemify.
https://steemit.com/busy/@exyle/using-steemify-to-stay-up-to-date-about-the-blockchain-like-project-destiny-please-consider-blockbrothers-for-your-witness-vote The Steemify App I use is great, it is available in the Appstore and its Free.
It gives you insight on what is happening in your account.
Maybe great to join Steemterminal in Discord and visit @heyhaveyamet to See more newcomers onboard.
Here is what we do :
Good Luck, Have fun and I wish you loads of success on here! :)
GREETZ from Holland


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Welcome Steve to your new home. Enjoy!

Thanks for your work on the blockchain. Welcome to Steemit.

It's great to meet the amazing people of Steem dev team. You guys have been doing well, especially these past few months. Kudos!

Welcome to the Steemit community @gerbino!
We sincerely hope you find everything you are looking for and have found a new home here.

Seven suggestions:

  1. Guard your passwords carefully, and only publish with the posting key,
  2. Use your active key only for wallet transactions and steemconnect,
  3. The master password is only used to reset compromised passwords,
  4. DO NOT lose your passwords; copy and store offline,
  5. Do not publish other people's work, be it photos or written, without credit,
  6. An introduceyourself tag is used only once, and
  7. When you open your steemit.com, in the upper right corner of the page there are 3 bars. Click on those, and then on the "welcome", and you will get a lot of reading material that will help you.

I found you because @xcountytravelers and @brittandjosie from @heyhaveyamet presented and promoted your publication to get more exposure and help you grow faster.

If you find yourself overwhelmed and need some guidance, or if you have any questions, there are informed Steemians available who can help you; you can click to go to the Steem Terminal in Discord here:


Have fun and happy Steeming!

I believe in Steemit as well, with how blockchain works, and more importantly in Internet 3.0.

Hello, Welcome to Steemit. I would also like to welcome you to Snax ecosystem 🙋‍♀

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Hello Steve! It's always awesome to see Devs reaching out to their community!
Stay awesome.


bienvenido, a steemit, yo nunca pensé e igual que me gustaría tanto esta plataforma pero cada día que pasa me siento mas familiarizado y así mismo quiero recalcar que tenemos algo muy en común, porque nos gusta trabajar en la cadenas bloques que nos brinda el blockchain, solamente quiero decirte que otravez bienvenido a esta gran plataforma saludos amigos desde venezuela

Thanks for sharing your introduceyourself post with us @gerbino!

I would love to mention your new introduction in my weekly curation blog if you don't mind! You can find it on my @Ma1neEvent Profile.

Happy Steeming!

A great introduction post and nice to meet and learn about one of the Steemit INC team

Hope to read more of your post about the activities on the steem blockchain. Good afternoon from 🇵🇭

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Thanks for stepping out from behind the veil @gerbino.

Welcome :-) I brought cake! Good luck on your work and hope to see you posting - no better way to know what Steem needs to become the best digital social space on earth! Cheers.