I am going to go against what seem like a growing community consensus and advocate we give Justin Sun a chance to bring his vision to Steem blockchain. What we have taking place is a power struggle between the old guard and the new guy on the block who is bringing a lot of financial resources and marketing to the Steem blockchain. It is important to note, that Steem was essentially a financially struggling project that miss deadline after deadline. This financial situation could not and I repeat could not continue forever, as it meant that content creators would never and I repeat never realized the financial proceeds of their content. What we have essentially taking place is a group of witnesses and developers who were simply taking from the ecosystem to pay bills and maintain development. Steem essentially had no outside financial commitments that could have off-set this financial strain. The community has to understand, that essentially there must be someone on the other side of the trade, its not magic money, its not helicopter money, someone has to pay for it. The status quo of Steem cannot continue like this, Ned or Dan is not putting financial resources into this and you have someone who is willing to take the risk and put significant financial resource into the network and we are essentially blocking him in the name of decentralization.
I want the Steem community to think carefully about their decision, are these witnesses and developers willing to put their financial resources on the line to get the token at some respectable value where everyone benefits? We cannot jump the decentralization beat at the expense of a community that has been financially abused for the last 2 years. The bear market is the biggest signal that things needed to change. I am not against people trying to preserve the legacy of what they believe Steem should be and I respect that fight but I also believe its important that we entertain someone with the financial resources to get this ship sailing again.
My steemit communitment, I ask you to think this out because we as a community would make the biggest mistake if we throw Justin Sun away. We are making a lot of critical errors here, Justin Sun to date is the only person that has come to the rescue of the Steem blockchain. Dan Larimer and Ned Scott has moved on, they are not putting anymore financial resources into Steem, in the name of decentralization don't jeopardize your financial future. Lets be honest, blogging here has been a shitshow for the last year and half, only a few people make anything significant that they can say its worth it. We are here as a community because we simply love the chain and see its potential but the leadership has led us down a road where financially this could not go on any longer.
To Justin Sun, I know you would feel disappointed and you are being attacked but I ask that exercise some patience with the Steem community. I believe there is a push to maintain the Steem blockchain which are genuine and most folks are against migrating to the Tron blockchain. I believe there is a future where the Steem community can utilize the benefits of both chains and we can grow this community stronger and create a ecosystem that is beneficial to all. I hope the next meeting brings some form of agreement going forward. This is my two cents on the matter