Steemit accused of removing content related to Hive
The Hive hard fork has come after the problems that arose with the acquisition of Steemit Inc by Justin Sun. A cryptocurrency influencer claims that they have removed content related to Hive from the Steemit platform.
Problems with Justin Sun
Steemit, the platform recently acquired by Justin Sun, has been charged with censoring the content of the hard fork, Hive. The Hive hard fork was a reaction by the Steemit community to attempts by Justin Sun, founder of Tron, to dominate the network. Justin Sun acquired Steem's largest blockchain interface, Steemit Inc, on February 14. Approximately 20% of the total STEEM tokens came to the power of Sun and this situation provoked a rapid reaction by the community, who pushed for a hard fork with the aim of preventing the tokens that Justin Sun owns from being used to dominate the net.
Girl Gone Crypto, a cryptocurrency influencer, posted on her Twitter denouncing the deletion of an explanatory video that had been uploaded to the Steemit platform. In the post, the influencer said, “I made a really neutral explanatory video, as if walking through the ad: what's going on, what people can expect, and that post was removed from Steemit.com. What is really ironic about this is that the centralization issues and concerns of censorship are exactly why the Steem community is forking the chain and moving to Hive.”
Big crypto exchanges Binance and Huobi have already announced that they support Hive's hard fork. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao brought up what he said to Sun about the Steemit Inc issue: “I told him directly, explain what you are trying to do to the community and get support first, then do it. Transparency works."
A survey by Steempeak, Steem's second largest interface, reported that the new hard fork, Hive, would have almost unanimous support. Scott Jarvie, co-founder of Steempeak, said: “I have read all the messages and am having trouble finding someone who does not want to move to Hive. We asked them to be honest and we would make sure they were not attacked by the comments if they were firm in their resolve to remain in Steem.”