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KrNel's Declaration of Witness


2 years agoSteemit6 min read

I am officially declaring my entry as a Steem Witness. Please continue reading as I make my case to secure your upvotes.

For those who don't know what a witness does, they host nodes that process blockchain data blocks, and ensure their integrity. These blocks contain data for posts and transactions that Steemit or other sites can interact with. Witnesses also provide security to the network and establish changes to Steem, like setting the price feed, SDB interest rates, and account creation fees.

You have 30 votes to apply to elect people as a witness and promote their chance at higher rankings and responsibility. You can see where people are here:

And vote for people here:

To vote for me, use the above link, and go to the bottom of the page, and enter my name krnel into the box and click VOTE:

Or just click on the upvote button if I am in the top 50:

You can also delegate your witness voting to someone else instead of doing it yourself. If you want your votes applied by someone else, then you can SET PROXY to someone else at the above witness page. Just put in the person to whom you want to delegate your witness voting to and click on "set proxy".

Here are some additional resources to help you understand more about Steem witnesses:

Why should you vote for @krnel?

Why support me?

What are my qualifications?

  • Computer Science degree, graduated in 2005
  • Worked in Technical Support for many years
  • Familiar with Linux structure and CLI
  • I have spent more time learning about the world -- monetary system, politics, psychology, consciousness, philosophy, truth and morality -- than I have working a 9-5 job
  • Trustworthy, honest, responsible, reliable, mature, knowledgeable, quick learner
  • My original content when I first joined Steemit shows what I focus on in life (truth, morality, philosophy, psychology)

What am I doing for Steemit?

And now I'm running a witness node to provide reliable block production as a dependable and trustworthy individual.

What do I see in Steemit?

A visionary and revolutionary technological model and virtual community that can test decentralized organization and decision making functionality, refine it, and bring a new way of living into the real world.

I have some posts that talk about why I am here, what I have learned, some things I tried, posts that help others on Steemit, and what my vision is going forward:

Tutorials to help users secure their server for a Witness:

Server Specs


  • 2 vCores
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 4 GB swap


  • 1 vCore
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 10 GB swap

If my ranking in the witness list go up significantly where there is a demand for better hardware to fulfill my position, then I will upgrade at that time.

I hope that was enough for you to give me a shot and move me up the witness list :)

Anyone who has followed my work, or has looked at the work I started with, will know my goal is to help change the world for the better. I want to use Steemit to do it. I appreciate all the support for the specific work I put out in that effort, and will also appreciate your support as a witness for the Steem blockchain. I want to take the new model of the blockchain changing the world, and keep going into changing ourselves so that we can change the world for the better.

If you support my work and what I do, please also consider supporting my efforts to be a witness for the Steem blockchain.

Vote for krnel

Or just click on the upvote button if I am in the top 50:

Thank you!

Contact me? [email protected]

2017-01-28, 9:01am


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