Since I've been using Steem there has been a legend. Most of us have heard about it, through whispers in the dark or in the tales of some old OG Steemians. Yes, I'm talking about the legendary
$.07 cent Steem.
There was a long period of time where Steem hovered in the $3 range, spiking up to $4.50 and back down into the 3's. In those days, the idea of $.07 cent Steem was like a far away dream, a chance none of us would ever get again. Oh if only we'd been here for that sweet $.07 cent Steem...
Well, here we are. Not at .07 but pretty damn close. The price has almost never been worse, but the chain has never been better. What happened this year? To name a few things, Steem Engine, SCOT tokens and tribes, HF 21(22) which basically killed bidbots and and a ton of abuse. SMT's are in testnet and Communities are in beta testing, Splinterlands had a hugely successful kickstarter, Steempeak continued to develop and maintain it's title as the best Steem frontend, 3Speak, Appics integrated their APX token which was a huge step forward for them, Steemleo is creating the blueprint for how to run a successful tribe, etc, etc.
I powered up a bit of Steem, a little over 900, I don't have much fiat to spend on crypto right now, but I wanted to get something at these prices. I can't help but think, if this much happened in the worst bear market crypto has seen in years, what will happen in the next bull market? I remember the path we were on, there were new dapps being announced every week. Some new project or initiative, when the next iteration of Steem is all said and done, basically post Comunities and SMT's, I want to have as much influence as possible.
Being a huge whale is not a realistic goal for me right now, but when I was first starting out as a plankton it wasn't huge whales that supported me and motivated me to keep posting. It was dolphins and minnows. Especially since we're on the cusp of communities, I think now is the time to get that influence so that you can be a part of building those communities of the future. At least that's what I'm looking forward to.
So...you know, just saying...
We'll see where things go from here, how are you feeling about the current prices and state of things?