My SMT Testnet witness is back online! (+ Appealing for votes)

It's aliiive and producing blocks again now in position #14 on the testnet :)

However ... Despite the great testnet setup guide from howo trending recently I'm kinda dissapointed to see that it's literally only @drakos and myself (outside of Steemit Inc) producing blocks on the latest testnet.

A few earlier versions of the testnet, had some issues that crashed the network.

These issues have now been resolved, and testing has resumed using git branch 20200203-testnet , and chain-id 98b69bd7cbe4d27864e2f06d9f74ba50aed0b7f511436ef9c7b80f36f3ff5859

I'm writing this both to hopefully remind/encourage/guilt more witness participation , and to awkwardly shill my own witness since I dropped to rank 21 a few days ago :(

Why to vote ausbitbank for witness

  • I'm in this for the long term, I've been a stakeholder since 2016 and a witness since 2017
  • Through this time I've coded tools, patches, built communities and supported countless projects (at times with up to 800k SP in delegations)
  • I'm the co-founder of the Minnow Support Project / @minnowsupport / PAL - And I'm currently working on a slick #palnet mobile app with @msp-waves integration.
  • I'm "minister of finance" for #teamaustralia , a community of aussies - I personally manually curate quality posts via @centerlink, I've organised fundraisers, funded community events and tried to help grow the aussie steem community for years.
  • I'm the main sponsor and developer for @sonicgroovelive - A weekly music competition within sonic groove tribe on the steem blockchain with liquid prizes in both STEEM and SONIC. I've developed internal tools for judges and will eventually be releasing a polished version aimed towards music creators and consumers outside of Steem.
  • I'm also a large stakeholder and curator of tribes: palnet, sonicgroove and creativecoin and more
  • I'm one of the only people producing on the SMT testnet (you want this to have as much testing as possible before we hardfork)
  • I have years of experience, backup witness nodes in several countries, as well as a public seed node and hivemind api service. I ran a widely used public RPC node for years (now suspended) and plan to resume public rpc node services once Steem prices recover.
  • I'm passionate about Steem, and I'm protective of what we have built here. I will not knowingly endanger the network, your funds or your content.

How to vote ausbitbank for witness

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Great to hear issues were resolved, must be honest in saying stuck with both even after noticing the dip, sometimes it's good to go with gut feeling noted your work is off independent from Steemit Inc.

Keep up the good work! Thanks for feedback, always appreciated from Witnesses.

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  • Can you explain what your Hivemind API Service is?

I am part of a group building a Steem-based DAPP here in the Philippines and I want to tell our team about it but I'd like to tell the developers what it is as opposed to having to ask them.

It's a REST API implementation using this software from @emrebeyler , serving up data from a hivemind database for use by Steem DAPPs .

This link shows the documentation for the Tower/Hivemind API service for more specific info on how to use it

Thank you @ausbitbank.

I will share your service with our developers this Friday.

Thank you for doing good work for the Steem blockchain 😊

I'll give you a witness vote!

Thank you very much thats a massive boost :)

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Voted already

Thx for the support

You are Always welcome Dear

I'm assuming that this is the same as regular witness voting- if it's not let me know so I can give you a vote. I also gave @drakos a vote.

It is, thankyou for your support :)

It's the least I could do for all the support you've given me over the years!

Will check if I'm voting on you with all my accounts ;) thank you for your work!

Thanks :)

If this is going to be favorable, then I'm giving my vote

If this is going
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I'm giving my vote

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Onwards :)

I have no clear understanding about SMTs @ausbitbank but it really sounded a good news :D
Keep it up Sir.

Just supported you with my vote!


The pleasure is mine :)

You'll got my vote because of you indipendence, because of your humanity and because you support music. Upvote and resteem. And hope to work with you to create a cross-chain with 6,000 Indie artists from Musicoin

Thanks ! Feel free to reach out via the SonicGrooveLive discord regarding Musicoin :)

Good post, hope you make it back in the top 20, I see that my proxy does have you selected, so that was nice to see. Testing is something that really needs to be taken seriously and I am glad to see you and @drakos in there testing. The last few Hard Forks testing did not go so well, so you two getting a head start on it is great to read and I hope more witnesses take some time to test.

Thanks - I'm pretty stoked to see I jumped back up to 17 since posting :D
I agree, hopefully this next fork goes smoother then the last

Highly rEsteemed!

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Glad you are still here doing awesome things. I still don’t get how SMTs will be different from the current tokens at steem-engine, anywhere that explains it for the technically uninclined?

Congratulations @ausbitbank!
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Followed and voted. Seems you're up to position 13 now! Keep up the good work, for which i thank you.
#thegreatliberation is coming

I was producing blocks on the earlier test net but have not put a new witness up on the latest one (yet). There was six witnesses on it, but only 3 were setup to produce blocks at the time.