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“Hive is Alive!” by rICHARD f. yATES

Hey Folks! You know how I’ve been going on and on for the last YEAR about this cool, exciting blockchain based social platform, called STEEMIT, and how I said it was awesome, and you could make crypto currency just for posting your drawings and photos and stories and blog posts and poems and stuff there? And, even if you’re just a spectator, you can make crypto for upvoting other people’s stuff and commenting, and it was so easy and fun… And I probably mentioned decentralization and censorship resistance and freedom and all that…


Some rich guy bought the company that was the FACE of the blockchain and went full EMPIRE / 1984 on everyone’s ass(et)s.

He TRIED to control the blockchain using power and influence and money, and the community came together and said, “Fuck off, dude.” And we calmly and with great dignity, FORKED OFF ourselves, and started a brand-spanking NEW blockchain, called HIVE!

It’s just gotten rolling, like less than a week ago, but a substantial portion of the (formerly) Steem community has jumped shipped and moved over to the new chain, AND it’s now open for NEW FOLKS to come in and sign up. ( ) Check it OUT!!! If you USED to be on Steem, but left years ago, your previous stake is probably still available (it was flash-cloned and teleported to the new blockchain as an “airdrop,” which is something you youngsters seem to enjoy! I’ve actually been UP in a little airplane with folks jumping out—with parachutes—and I am NOT a fan of dropping…terrified of heights…but this airdrop thing worked to move my powered up coins to the new platform.) If you’re hearing about this whole mess for the first time, as a NEW THING, it’s a good time to get IN while the gettin’s still good! (The cement is still wet! You can write your name in it!!!)

Meanwhile, I’ve been drawing BEE related things… (You know…cuz “HIVE…”) Here are a few:

And I even modified my BUSINESS CARD to reflect my new association. (Peakd is pretty much what USED to be Steempeak!)

So what I’m saying is, if you’re into adding to your social media experience, (along with Twitter and Discord and Instagram and Faceboot and Ello and Medium and Tumblr and….), then see what you think of HIVE: the community owned and operated blockchain that told a rich asshole to move along and mind his own business! Now THAT’S ANARCHY!!! Yup…

—Richard F. Yates

(Primitive Thoughtician and Holy Fool)


#hive #blockchain #decentralized #diy #hiveisalive #digitalart #humor #socialmedia #censorshipresistant


Published by richardfyates

Compulsive creator of the bizarre and absurd. (Artist, writer, poet, provocateur...)

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