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What does Hive Mean To Me?

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themarkymark
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11 days ago2 min read

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This is in response to @theycallmedan's post encouraging people to write about why they have transitioned to Hive and what it means to them.

His post consists of four questions, which I will answer in turn

What is HIVE to you?

The best way I can describe it is a vote of no confidence in Steemit Inc and the Steem blockchain's ability to move forward and thrive.

Every since I found Steem, it has consumed my life and has been a big part of my every day. I have posted nearly every day, I have engaged with the community every day, and have contributed to it's forward progress daily.

In the last few months (even before Justin Sun acquired Steemit Inc) I have felt hopeless for the future of Steem. I believe the EIP helped move Steem forward despite it's flaws. As I have said before on my Marky On Air show, no hard fork will ever be perfect, the best we can hope for is changes that improve our system and get us closer to where we want to be. We will never get there, but if we keep moving forward we will always become better.

What do you want to see HIVE evolve into?

I want to see Hive grow into what Steem could never become under Ned or Justin's leadership. A thriving community with regular advancements and daily consistent growth. I have all but given up on this dream until I realized we could do better on our own.

I am excited and alive once again

What do you think about having a large funded DAO for future HIVE development?

We always had this funding, so this is not new. What is new, the community now has the power to contribute to the innovation of our platform in a sustainable way. This power was mostly limited to Steemit Inc in the past and they squandered it.

It is not without fear though, we no longer have a sugar daddy providing infrastructure and development. We are going to need to put aside our differences and work together if we want to build something amazing that people want to be part of.

We are not alone, the entire crypto community are watching!

What does HIVE mean to you?

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