Hello everyone. This is a post to indicate that the steempress witness is supporting and running hard fork 24, as well as a summary of what contributions we have made towards it. Finally, we have a bit of a surprise.
Since the idea for Hive was first introduced, we have been actively involved in its core development and testing.
Below are some of the work that we have done on the blockchain over the past months in collaboration with other top witnesses specifically for HF24:
Made the code-change so that the HIVE tokens in the treasury fund (DHF) will be automatically converted over time to Hive-backed Dollars (HBD). https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/merge_requests/97
Ensured that the resulting HBD in the DHF is not counted towards the debt ratio. https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/merge_requests/97
Added the options to make some edits to a DHF proposal after its initial creation by using the update_proposal operation. Allowed changes include title changes and lowering the proposal payout request. https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/merge_requests/48
Added a linear increase to the creation fee for proposals beyond a certain duration. The new price basis will be set to10 HBD and increased by 1 HBD per day exceeding 60 days https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/merge_requests/48
Enabled donations to the DHF in HIVE tokens. Also made sure these funds will then be converted to HBD and made available for proposals. https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/merge_requests/97
Additionally, we have also organized multiple meetings with other core developers to discuss and plan what work to do.
During the development of the features mentioned above, we also did a lot of testing. This included the creation of multiple testnets and documentation on how to join the testing efforts. Thanks to this, we were able to find bugs that are now fixed.
As always, we have also enouraged others to join in testing new forks. Thus we also provided a guide to help make it easier for other community members to participate. @howo/how-to-participate-in-the-tesntets-this-week-full-guide
Last, but certainly not least, with the Hive blockchain removing all references to Steem in the new fork, so will we!
A new plugin with a new name, new brand identity, new website, and several new features will go live together with HF 24, or shortly after, once we have played our part as a witness to ensure a successful implementation of HF24. Steempress will continue to run normally as a witness despite the new name for the plugin.
We hope you'll be as excited about it as we are! :)