RE: HIVE: No Votes, No Attention - Thinking of Giving up?

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What is a Zombie account?



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I would say it is one that may be operating with automatic votes, but the owner may not have access any more. People have been known to lose their keys. There are some that still vote, but have not done anything else for a year or more.

There are also some where the keys were stolen using phishing or other techniques, but most of those have been drained of funds, so have no effect on rewards.

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There are some bloody huge stakes in some of those zombie accounts, a deep dive I did in to this last year shocked me some enormous fees locked up, seemingly forever...

I always assumed the fishy skeleton usually meant 72 cents worth of stake or something similar had gone to waste but not so, there's a vast amount of Hive in the ether.

I wonder how many of those gone today believed their few cents of Hive would never be worth anything really. I have never doubted that our blockchain and community would experience stratospheric growth when the world catches up with and catches on to Web3, I have zero doubt on this, never have had.

The learning curve to get involved with blockchain and crypto will become simpler and more streamlined and indeed, commonplace in the future, this in my opinion will be the gamechanger.

When people are managing their mortgage on a blockchain, their parcel delivery on a blockchain, checking their pension on a blockchain Hive will no longer be an alien concept and the proposition of being rewarded for your content rather than having it sold will become all the sweeter.

This gives the infrastructure time to grow in order to cope with that swell when it arrives as it surely will.

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I saw something saying the guy who owned the ranchorelaxo account lost their keys, so can't take delegation away from haejin or power down. I know of other accounts with hundred or even thousands of HIVE that seem abandoned. Mind you there's some large percentage of BTC that is though to be unreachable due to lost keys.

These may still be early days for blockchain adoption and we are the pioneers. I have some less techie friends who happily use it, but they need to be aware of the security risks.

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