Hi Steemian friends! :)
This is my Witness Update, going through all the latest details about my Witness challenges... Goodbye Justin Sun, hello HIVE family! :)
I am a life long Software Developer, working on Blockchain for last years on several projects, but I am also a DJ and Electronic Music Producer, my alter-ego "Kolatz" that you can browse for if interested... :)
I am the creator of DSound, which was the first and still the only completely decentralized sound platform in the world, that continues helping musicians and sound creators around the globe to monetize their content besides the state of the crypto economy actually, and the next release will be the first "beta" release with loads of new features! And will move to HIVE Network after the hardfork! :)
If you got curious about DSound, please check it out: https://dsound.audio
Update 0.23.0 (HIVE network fork)
The last update was not easy to decide... but actually this one was soooo easy! And Justin Sun made it so much easier with the insane moves his team made lately... ;)
I am totally against any violent or forced restriction to any one's property, and being an anarchist and libertarian myself, I only decided for this move because we reached a position of either him or us... and I choose us!
I think that the vast majority of my STEEM pals will move to HIVE so, as a token holder and network participant with some witness nodes under my supervision, I decided to move on with this hardfork and support the new HIVE Network!
HIVE nodes running 0.23.0
I think that it is a very important responsibility of a Witness to check the code and the changes introduced in a new version of the blockchain code. I do it all the time an update comes about, and only after that I decide if I will upgrade to it or not, so I reviewed the code changes as well.
What I am working on
I am currently working on DSound first "beta" release, that will be out soon, and a complete new business model and economy for DSound... Loads of news very soon, so keep tuned my friends! ;)
We are building the evolution of DSound while the crypto winter has pushed away so many great people from our 9000+ community, and also gave us more indicators to re-think our vision, business strategy and the path we want to go to achieve our goals as a team and community leaders...
@prc is my personal account and I run my witness nodes since November 28th, 2017. In these near 2 years only 314 blocks were missed by my nodes, mainly due to a chain hang when I was higher in the witness rank, and our top 20 folks got their big chunk of misses as well.
@dsound is the DSound project account and our team runs our project witness nodes since December 11th, 2018. Since then only 36 blocks were missed by our nodes, mainly due to a problem with our power redundancy in our datacenter. This witness helps funding DSound community initiatives and platform development.
All our servers are bare metal boxes, not VPS's on some thirdparty datacenter. We manage our own datacenters, now with 2 separate sites located in Portugal, and state of the art technology.
We are independent, non-related to any other group of people with any other joint agenda.
Our mission on Steem/HIVE is to help grow the music and sound creators user base and help onboard more to the platform.
We have been around. Our team has more than 30 years of experience in high availability and security, and we are fully committed to crypto and blockchain since 2016.
So If you trust us and approve what have been doing for the Steem/HIVE ecosystem, please give our Witnesses a vote to help us continue...
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@dsound as your proxy, so that you follow the witnesses we vote as well. This might be interesting for all of you that don't know that well for which witnesses to vote... To do so use this field:
Thanks a lot for your support. :)