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A witness update: 2nd quarter

I figured it was about time to write a recap of what's been going on the last few months in the world of @jesta. So here we go.

2018 so far has been full of challenges and learning, which is both great and ultimately doesn't end up with much work to show for it. On the 1st of February I published a post about my potential roadmap and goals for 2018. This update is primarily a follow up and progress report on where I'm at in this process.

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chainbb.com - going offline

It's a hard decision, but at this point I feel it's the right one to make. As I alluded to in my potential witness roadmap, I'm currently focusing on other needed aspects of the ecosystem and haven't given proper attention to chainbb.com or it's users. This has been a constant source of stress for me, as morally I feel that I can't just ignore problems when they arise with the site.

Today, after running into issues with chainbb's servers and the steemd node powering it, I decided to shut down the site and refund anyone who's actually sent any funds to create/fund a forum.

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witness roadmap (potentially) for @jesta in 2018

Being that January has come to an end, I wanted to take a bit today to write and explain where my head is at for 2018 and a bit of a recap on 2017. Man, what a crazy year for crypto overall!

Please note - none of what I'm about to say is set in stone, I welcome suggestions and discussion, and am happy to change my point of view if/when needed. I make a lot of assumptions throughout this post and you're free to call me out on them.

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Steem Rewards History CSV Exporter (via SteemData.com)

Crypto is growing up a lot faster than many of us ever imagined. With mainstream adoption of the blockchain inching closer and governments taking notice, being personally responsible and trying to stay legit has proven a difficult challenge.

A large portion of this challenge is tax liability in relation to your crypto earnings. Regardless of your opinion on the subject of taxes - if you plan on staying legit, it's something you'll want to end up accounting for in one way or another.

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Vessel 0.2.7 - Windows Vulnerability Fix

This release is an update to address a security vulnerability within Electron/Windows and all Windows users are encouraged to update to 0.2.7 as soon as possible. Linux and macOS users are unaffected.

Vessel is a desktop wallet for the Steem blockchain, which can be downloaded and run on your computer. Vessel is free to use and open source, and is designed to be a way to help secure your account on the Steem blockchain. While using Vessel, your keys/password never leave the app, transactions are signed locally, and then broadcast to the network much like any other downloadable cryptocurrency wallet.

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