Steempress witness update: Hard fork 24 support and contributions

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.

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Our contributions:

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:

Additionally, we have also organized multiple meetings with other core developers to discuss and plan what work to do.

Testing:

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

Rebrand

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! :)

Happy hardfork!
@Fredrikaa and @Howo

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