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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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Vessel 0.2.6 - Server selection + disconnected status message

The reoccurring theme lately with Vessel updates seems to be just staying connected :)

This minor release (0.2.6) is primarily that, with one potential security vulnerability also patched, and a few minor bug fixes.

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Vessel 0.2.5 - Bug Fixes (Connection Issues)

If you have been experiencing connection issues with Vessel over the past week or so, and are unable to use the wallet, this update should resolve your issues. This update is purely maintenance and bug fixes related to issues that users have been experiencing recently.

Before going too much further, since new users (and old users alike) may have no idea what Vessel actually is:

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