So… Voice launched and the dreaded MEOS turned into a fail… Theres a saying in Croatia:
Tresla se brda rodio se miš.
Thats how i feel here. From all this hype all we end up with is nothing at all. A ERC20 idea similar to MINDS that will amount to nothing. Everyone is targeting STEEM because STEEM is the only platform that has mainstream appeal. During the ATH STEEMIT was a top 800 website in the world. That is something no other blockchain has come close to achieving.
You can fool a stupid investor to drop a few hundred k on a hyped project but you cant force a large number of people to buy into an idea just because you spent money on it. The mainstream doesnt care about your RAM and cryptokitties.
Steem ofc has its problems, many of them, one of them abusive SP holders, the other vote buyers and sellers but the price of steem will always recover because among the abusers there will always be a few of those with a lot of SP that care about Steem succeeding.
For every Bernie, FTG, Haejin, Chbartist, Fyrst there is a Theycallmedan, Acidyo, Blocktrades, etc… The platform doesnt have to be perfection, it only ever has to have decent folks on it to counter the abusers, not in votes, but rather in example.
Maybe we all just have this idea in our head that STEEM either has to be perfect or it fails… I dont believe that… There will always be those that abuse the system because the system itself is not perfect and it cannot ever be perfect. Human nature is in the way.
How well our platform does is on all of us. It doesnt matter that you can make more from bots, it doesnt matter that you can make more from circle jerks, self voting..etc.. What matters is what kind of person you are.
An “abuser” will always find a justification for acting like a “abuser”. A decent person doesnt need a justification to be decent.
What do you want to be?
Just a few thoughts. 😀