witnesses on steem have frozen eight accounts

Witnesses On Steem Have Frozen Eight Accounts- Putting $3.2M In Latest Tit-for-Tat With Hard Fork Insurgents

Witnesses on Steem have frozen eight accounts. By putting a complete of 17.6 million steem (approximately $3.2 million) in limbo. The accounts may be seen listed on GitHub. 

Nowadays, steem underwent a controversial split into two blockchains. The new version of the software is known as Hive. Which went live on March 20. Hive’s token has held equality or higher with Steem’s since launch. 

The Cold War

It was almost two months that a tit-for-tat has been ongoing between Steem’s previous and new management. The cold war is related to some changes. Making case research on the hazards inherent to delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS). And the consensus mannequin underlying various blockchains, together with Steem.

The combat dates again to Feb. 14. When Justin Sun’s Tron Foundation announced the acquisition of Steemit, Inc. And its desired “ninja-mined stake” of roughly 70 million steem tokens. 

For More Information: Steem Community Plans Hard Fork To Remove Justin Sun’s Steemit

Witnesses on Steem have frozen eight accounts

Now, Steem leaders got cautious of how Sun would use those funds. So, they went to freeze the Steemit Inc. accounts those he had then just purchased in 23rd February soft fork. But, Sun later ascribed the action to “malicious hackers.”

Founder of BlockTrades, Dan Notestein helps keep Steem liquid. He is the holder of the second-largest account frozen by Saturday’s soft fork. 

What about the “Softfork 22.888”

The Steem Softfork introduced in a Steemit post early Saturday morning. The unsigned publish, from a brand new account, softfork22.888  created to announce the event. Live largely on the March 20 chain cut up.

the post states, “We are at an extremely difficult time in the history of Steem, and the power of communities are [sic] the key to make Steem great again.”

The post lists three criteria for accounts that have been temporarily frozen. All relating to the March 20 hard fork. It should be noted when the new Hive blockchain launched. All steem accounts carried over to the new chain. All accounts, that is, except for the “ninja-mined” development fund controlled by Sun’s Steemit, Inc.

Softfork22.888 writes, “During this process, the previous witnesses threatened the stability of the Steem Blockchain.” “Additionally, they decided to implement a selective distribution of their forked chain. Not only excluding the Steemit Inc. stake but also from normal users that proxied or voted on Steemit Inc.’s witnesses.”

Reaction of Hive

Roeland Lanparty ran one of many prime Steem witnesses before the Tron Foundation purchased Steemit. He recently supported the Hive hard fork. Now he has had remaining steem tokens locked up.

It’s important to note that Steem’s software does not provide for permissionless participation in consensus. It uses DPoS (Delegated Proof of Stake), which allows a small subset of nodes to govern a blockchain. 

Customers voting is important to chooes the nodes. And their tokens for the nodes want to lead the chain. Early in the history of EOS, for example, the governing nodes froze multiple accounts in order to protect their holdings from hackers. The token holders appreciated the protection but the implications widely noted throughout the blockchain industry.

It solely takes a couple of entities performing in live performance to censor a DPoS blockchain. Be it for protecting or punitive ends.

The fact is, a sufficiently well-resourced actor wouldn’t even have to collude with others. As a consequence, the pseudonymous nature of blockchains,  there is no such thing as an approach to know that a number of nodes performing as totally different entities. Those aren’t all actually the same person or organization, a concern that Binance highlighted in a recent report on EOS.

Power outage

Dan Hensley has a large holder of steem who now supports Hive. Even if steem holders wanted to get out entirely with the hard fork to Hive. It is not possible to do so quickly on Steem. Users “power up” their steem (that is, they stake it) so they get a better share of inflation and so they can participate in governance. Once staked, it takes 13 weeks to unlock all of a user’s steem, with a portion releasing every week until it’s all out. 

Meanwhile, the witnesses announcing Softfork 22.888 are attempting to rally remaining Steemit users to their side. Saturday’s blog post asks Steemit community members to take a number of actions to support the present witnesses.