It's strange this. Steemit Inc. giving us regular updates and progress reports? Who would have thought, eh? But it is what it is and I'm liking what I'm seeing. Not only with the recent announcement of "virtual contracts" vetting proposed developers and binding them to specific time periods to stay with our blockchain. But also the introduction of three reputable individuals for this delicate selection process, each of whom have a strong community brand and image. What's not to like? Well, a lot according to some of what I've read.
And much of that centres around a few key buzzwords. "Centralization" and "Bias" being the prime candidates. But let's get our heads straight, first of all. Most of the individuals screaming blue murder through their keyboards, are the very same people who have done nothing but constantly lambasted STEEM for as long as I can remember. Spun the same broken record of how shit the platform is and how it'll never amount to anything. And for a while there, things did admittedly look a little dicey. But the ship is "trying" to turn. A structured plan is attempting to being put into place so a little constructive support, minus the aggressive tone, wouldn't go amiss.
I mean, the vetting process sounds like a great idea. Remember the Dlive debacle. That alone should warrant a change in policy when it comes to on-boarding new projects or developers. And as far as I'm concerned, we need people who have an undiluted interest in the furtherment and success of this blockchain. I have had the pleasure of meeting two out of the three delegation committee, that being @aggroed and @starkerz and let me tell you straight, these guys literally "live" through this blockchain. Their enthusiasm is infectous and, the way I see it, is an absolutely essential requirement for STEEM's future. Both of them have already added immense amounts of value to this blockchain with respect to their actions, whereas the overwhelming majority of the rest of us (myself included) have only worried about our own personal journeys. Yeah, real useful at this point! We need a team who are looking into the future of STEEM and hence, putting in place the building blocks for that vision to come to fruition. Looking at their existing track record and credentials, I most certainly think we're in the very best of hands.
Most of the whiners up in here ain't done shit to add value to this blockchain. Only taken and, in most cases, sold off. Look at the heights we've fallen from in terms of price and then ask yourself if a big shake up isn't to be looked at. I'm no stranger to anything STEEM related as I've been here quite a while already. I've heard it all before and think a bit of positivity would actually be pretty welcome right about now. Steemit Inc. are different than what they were and it shows. So, in terms of who they've selected, I'm right behind it. Call it centralized or whatever. Don't really matter as every blockchain on earth has some aspect of centralization to it. However STEEM is a lot more than simple A to B transactions and therefore should be treated with an alternate perspective. Perhaps a more business-orientated approach? Yeah, I can see that.
Again, these are just my thoughts to show support in the general direction things are going. If I didn't like something, I'd be the first to call it out. But right now, I want to express my optimism going forward and hopefully watch momentum being added to this train, as time goes on. Now come on. Wouldn't that be glorious for all of us? Big up, STEEM!!!