Steem Protection soft fork

Original post on Steem

STEEM nodes updated to v0.22.2, but why?

Yes, this last update was not easy to decide. ;)

I am totally against any violent or forced restriction to any one’s property, and being an anarchist and libertarian myself I had to dig really deep into this chain update, understand it’s motivations and decide if I would support it or not…

At first I was against it, as I was back last year when the same was being proposed against @ned and @steemit inc. I think that blockchain immutability and censorship resistance is key to it’s existence, alongside it’s decentralized nature.

But I kept myself in the loop digging further, to understand better what was going on and what motivations were guiding these actions, as a token holder and network participant with some witness nodes under my supervision.

But what changed my mind?

Coindesk’s article and @lukestokes youtube video

Thanks to this article

and this video:

I clearly understood the motivations behind this update, and got to know about the March 6th town hall, as well as @justinsunsteemit reply to this community driven change, which made much more sense to me.

Steem nodes running 0.22.2

I hope not to regret having made this decision, but facing the facts I described I think it makes sense to temporarily restrict access to the misuse of that stake that could impact the whole community, and participate in the discussion on the upcoming town hall to decide further actions.

In the case that no meaningful decisions come from the March 6th meeting, I may consider reverting my nodes back to 0.22.1, if I find that other, less honourable, motivations are behind this temporary protection measure.

I think that it is a very important responsibility of a Witness to check the code and the changes introduced in a new version of the blockchain code. I do it all the time an update comes about, and only after that I decide if I will upgrade to it or not, so I reviewed the code changes as well.

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