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Update: Witness nodes updated to v0.23.0 - Hello HIVE family! by prc

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· @prc ·
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Update: Witness nodes updated to v0.23.0 - Hello HIVE family!
Hi Steemian friends! :)

This is my Witness Update, going through all the latest details about my Witness challenges... Goodbye Justin Sun, hello HIVE family! :)


![hive.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmW5dsVeHpezt4qQcNmyTrsPtMXC397zwDoRmBqYAeizHq/hive.jpg)


I am a life long Software Developer, working on Blockchain for last years on several projects, but I am also a DJ and Electronic Music Producer, my alter-ego "Kolatz" that you can browse for if interested... :)

I am the creator of DSound, which was the first and still the only completely decentralized sound platform in the world, that continues helping musicians and sound creators around the globe to monetize their content besides the state of the crypto economy actually, and the next release will be the first "beta" release with loads of new features! **And will move to HIVE Network after the hardfork!** :)

If you got curious about DSound, please check it out: https://dsound.audio


## Update 0.23.0 (HIVE network fork)

The last update was not easy to decide... but actually this one was soooo easy! And Justin Sun made it so much easier with the insane moves his team made lately... ;)

I am totally against any violent or forced restriction to any one's property, and being an anarchist and libertarian myself, I only decided for this move because we reached a position of either him or us... and I choose us!

I think that the vast majority of my STEEM pals will move to HIVE so, as a token holder and network participant with some witness nodes under my supervision, I decided to move on with this hardfork and support the new HIVE Network!

### HIVE nodes running 0.23.0

@dsound and @prc witness nodes are running v0.23.0, so ready for HF23 HIVE hardfork in some hours...

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.


## What I am working on

I am currently working on DSound first "beta" release, that will be out soon, and a complete new business model and economy for DSound... Loads of news very soon, so keep tuned my friends! ;)

We are building the evolution of DSound while the crypto winter has pushed away so many great people from our 9000+ community, and also gave us more indicators to re-think our vision, business strategy and the path we want to go to achieve our goals as a team and community leaders... 


## Why voting for @prc and @dsound for witnesses

- @prc is my personal account and I run my witness nodes since November 28th, 2017. In these near 2 years only 314 blocks were missed by my nodes, mainly due to a chain hang when I was higher in the witness rank, and our top 20 folks got their big chunk of misses as well.

- @dsound is the DSound project account and our team runs our project witness nodes since December 11th, 2018. Since then only 36 blocks were missed by our nodes, mainly due to a problem with our power redundancy in our datacenter. This witness helps funding DSound community initiatives and platform development.

- All our servers are bare metal boxes, not VPS's on some thirdparty datacenter. We manage our own datacenters, now with 2 separate sites located in Portugal, and state of the art technology.

- We are independent, non-related to any other group of people with any other joint agenda.

- Our mission on Steem/HIVE is to help grow the music and sound creators user base and help onboard more to the platform.

- We have been around. Our team has more than 30 years of experience in high availability and security, and we are fully committed to crypto and blockchain since 2016.

So If you trust us and approve what have been doing for the Steem/HIVE ecosystem, please give our Witnesses a vote to help us continue...

<center>![Dsound-500x250.gif](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmZ6w92Djk1JxZcYzQexcFQyjzQ29Px6QpHGLbH4VkvAuc/Dsound-500x250.gif)
Design by @aleister
</center>


You can vote here: [Vote @prc with SteemConnect](https://steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=prc&approve=1) - [Vote @dsound with SteemConnect](https://steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=dsound&approve=1)

... but if you prefer the oldfashion way, please go to:
https://steemitwallet.com/~witnesses

and vote for `@prc` and `@dsound` ;)

Alternatively you can set `@dsound` as your proxy, so that you follow the witnesses we vote as well. This might be interesting for all of you that don't know that well for which witnesses to vote... To do so use this field:

![](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmNQYyTYCovATyFqZGfwcdebaBbcG4k6Aj6pqsS7x6fNrP/image.png)


Thanks a lot for your support. :)
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@innerhive ·
https://i.imgur.com/CBqCEo5.png<br><br>Join the community in our migration to Hive, a community built blockchain for the community.  All Steem account holders will receive equivalent stake on the new Hive blockchain.<br><br>Please [follow @innerhive on twitter](https://twitter.com/innerhive) for more information.
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@creativetruth ·
I'm very thankful for the services provided with dsound, and always have been. Looking forward to a bright future together in the new hive home.
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@prc ·
Thanks a lot mate! :)
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@crazy-unicorn ·
I'm glad you're moving to hive and sooo excited for the update of Dsound 😍
Keep making good projects ♡
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@prc ·
Thanks for the kind words... I will mate! :)
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@ylich ·
I like very much your project, but I thought you gave up, there were no news about you or Dsound. It's great to see you active and ready to Hive on. I'll see you there and I'll support you once again.
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@prc · (edited)
Thanks a lot for your words buddy! :)
I would never give up the project of my lifetime! But I had to shift main focus for other stuff that keep my pantry full, since Steemit Inc removed DSound delegation... the guys of the supermarket don't accept Steem likes for payment... ;)
But I am very optimistic that this hardfork will make our STEEM/HIVE much more decentralized and a load of new things will be brought along with it... DSound will get a completely new business model, helping even more the ones that need it, the musicians and sound content producers! Those are my objectives with DSound and will always remain the focus of the project! Glad you will join the ride with us my friend. :)
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@rmach ·
Voltarei a votar. Mudei por causa da contagem de espingardas. Vemo-nos na colmeia.
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@prc ·
Obrigado amigo! :) O nome "HIVE" é bem fixe, não é? Estou mesmo esperançado que esta colmeia vai ter muito maior sucesso que o antecessor... E vocês como se estão a aguentar nesta confusão? A trabalhar de casa? Grande abraço e beijinho para a Lili... ;)
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thx @prc perhaps your new theme song @ https://steempeak.com/dsound/@harryq11/20200320t151132347z-pound-trip :)
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