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Aug. 11, 2021

Ep 5 - The Billionaire vs The Community & How They Won From Losing

Ep 5 - The Billionaire vs The Community & How They Won From Losing

Today we have an epic story about the billionaire Justin Sun's takeover of the Steem network and the inside story of what it was like to be a member of the community negotiating with, fighting, and scrapping to block the takeover. It is exciting, emotional, and endlessly fascinating to hear what this was like. In the end the community lost the battle against Justin, but won the way as they built something superior in both technology and value. 

Today's episode is part 1 of 2, but we cover the entire takeover story in this episode and then we cover much more about the Hive platform that came out of it in part 2. 

I interviewed Dan Hensley and Matt Starkers two guys that were on the frontlines of the battle, because they'd spent years building their own platform on top of Steem and had invested their time and money in making it better. They weren't about to give up without a fight. 

Dan and Matt are the founders of 3Speak an uncensorable video platform built on the Hive blockchain and they are leaders in their community. 

Visit 3speak.tv to learn more about them, what they are building, and how to get in touch. 

Their also working on a very cool community platform that we discuss in episode 2. 

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