Finally found the time to sit down and upgrade my witness node to 0.21 which means its ready for HardFork 21 !
Looking forward for it to happen within the next 4 days and by the looks of things most witnesses has already upgraded their nodes. Here is the list of top 25 steem witnesses.
Change is Happening in HardFork 21
Yes there would be numerous changes on the next HardFork which has been discussed by many people and the one which would impact us as the residence of this blockchain would be the reward mechanism.
Some will get more, some will get less however the important thing is that the focus would now be on curation where the rewards are way much greater then before.
We would all be using our stakes to curate content and like any other HardFork , you may expect some people who would try to abuse the system, there would also be a lot of downvoting as the new HF do encourage to actually curate content by upvoting and also downvoting content which you deem undesirable.
For more insights of these changes checkout @steemitblog ‘s latest post here
Witness Vote Update
If you have not updated your Witness Vote for over 1 year, I do suggest that you go thru https://steemit.com/~witnesses and start taking a look at your Witness votes.
Some of you may still have votes on witnesses which are no longer operating their node. Or some of you may not be fully utilizing your witness votes. you can vote up to 30 witnesses and this does not effect your Voting Power / Mana in any way. It’s just telling the blockchain as to who you are empowering to be a witness
For example, @utopian-io still have about 7,684 votes on their witness and they have stop their nodes many months ago. Are you one of them ? To check which witness is still running and have updated to HF 21 head over to this link
What’s happening in TeamMalaysia
We are still a happy bunch of content creators which gets involved in almost all areas of the Steem blockchain. I have not run a large event this year however I think we would need to do one soon.
Instead as part of my Witness pledge to grow the community in Malaysia, I’ve collaborated with other parties to speak at events or just be there to support them and to promote Steem wherever I go.
Because of that, I’ve been invited to be in the first edition of Collectors Playing Cards .. which I’m very happy to be part of.
Moving forward, I think we do have a larger crowd heading over to STEEMFEST since Bangkok is just a 2 hours flight away. Making it the most affordable Steemfest to date ! For me that is.
Will also start organizing a few more events before the end of the year and looking at options on how we can go to the masses with min budgets.
Looking forward in meeting all the amazing people at Steemfest and this time, don’t need any winter clothes.
Cheers and have a great weekend !