An Update...

I feel I owe it to the community to inform you all that earlier this afternoon I tendered my resignation to Steemit. I am currently exhausted and want to take some time to rest before I say anything further.

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  • @blockchainstudio

    wow, this is in fact a surprising news. probably I'm the first one to see this. thanks for letting us know.

    While we had some disagreement on github, I enjoyed the communication with you. Good luck with your next journey.

    ps. this also reminds me of your recent comment on github about my very old idea about continuous undelegation. Thanks for your belated but very nice comment. Bless you!

  • @novacadian

    Wishing you every success in future endevours.

  • @guruvaj

    All the steemit devs that have been transparent and made their faces and efforts on the steem blockchain public community. Our respect,sympathy and love will accompany all of you in this hard times. πŸ’“β™₯οΈπŸ’“

  • @cardboard

    Seems that Justin takes no prisoners... It's gonna be his blockchain or it will stop to exist...

    Thank you for all your work @vandeberg

  • @m31

    Thank you @vandeberg couldn't imagine you continuing working for them under circumstances.

  • @pharesim

    Many feel the same way you do. Get clear, and thanks for everything so far!

  • @crimsonclad



  • @blacklux

    Wishing you the best! Thanks for everything!

  • @ausbitbank

    Thankyou for everything you've done for this chain. I'm sorry things turned out the way they did. I'm sure your talents will be appreciated elsewhere

  • @fredrikaa

    Take your time. This must have been really rough. For now, just know that there are so many of us that are incredibly grateful for what you have built for us to enjoy the past few years, and many of us are also excited of the opportunity to build whatever is yet to come.

  • @drakos

    Very sad to hear you quit, I don't have enough words to praise your awesome contributions for STEEM. On the other hand, I understand the shitstorm that Ned unleashed on us maybe hard for you to cope with (if that's one of the other reasons for resigning). Rest well and hope to see you back on your feet and strong.

  • @valued-customer

    Get some rest. With your skills, you'll be working too hard too soon. I have reason to believe your expertise will be needed shortly for a new project.


  • @lemouth

    Thanks for all the work done in the past few years! Please enjoy our rest!

  • @netuoso

    Sorry to hear this @vandeberg . You will always have my support. I hope you get a chance to breathe and gather your thoughts.

  • @klye

    I respect you even more now man.

    You were the developer carrying the chain the past little while. An Ally to the non-commie STEEM chain and you're a hell of a dude.

    Whatever your next move is, may you find luck and prosperity in it.

  • @okean123

    Thanks for all the work you have done! Good luck!

  • @namiks

    I'm sure we'll be seeing more. Take care. It was fun while it lasted.

  • @noisy


    You are right guys. This is not the best time to ask about those things..

  • @exhaust

    Much respect.

    I was hoping to see this from you and your peers. My condolences to seeing much of your project wielded in a way that I imagine is largely the antithesis to what you desired.

  • @rmach

    No wonder... Relevant people starting to leave is not a good sign. I hope you can still be involved somehow in whatever will emerge of this mess. Your skills and insights are highly appreciated.

  • @justineh

    πŸ’” we are here for you

  • @jk6276

    Best wishes to you and other employees/former employees of Steemit. Must have been an incredibly tough time for you all lately.

    Thanks for everything you have done for the community.

  • @klye

    I respect you even more now man.

    You were the developer carrying the chain the past little while. An Ally to the non-commie STEEM chain and you're a hell of a dude.

    Whatever your next move is, may you find luck and prosperity in it.

  • @r0nd0n

    Thanks for all you've done, best wishes for whatever the future brings.

  • @quochuy

    Sorry to hear. Thanks for your contributions to the platform, they were invaluable.

  • @rivalzzz

    Thanks for letting us now but I feel it already.

  • @doze

    My respect to you!

  • @soyrosa

    I wish I had the funds to start up my own company and hire you. Shit. Thanks for all that you've done for Steem, rest well, and I hope this isn't the last we see from you. I feel like Steem has lost its heart by losing someone like you. Take care.

  • @d-pend

    Wow. Thank you for letting us know and please take care of yourself first, get some rest, etc. Have appreciated your knowledge of blockchain and work towards Steem development in videos I watched with you and Andrarchy. This will all work out one way or another.

  • @anaisraoux1990


  • @mrgreen

    respect, dude

  • @mattclarke

    Thanks for everything, mate. Get some rest. Maybe a beer.

  • @transisto

    πŸ™ Respect.

  • @anaisraoux1990


  • @pfunk

    You're far too good for Steem, as it is now. Thank you for the work you put into it before Ned sold it off to the worst buyer he could find for the lowest price.

    I genuinely wish you the best. Sounded like Dan Larimer wanted to hire you, if you're interested in another shit show!

  • @nonameslefttouse

    Thanks for everything. I truly mean that.

    And fuck this day. This day can go fuck itself.

  • @shadowmask

    Good luck on future endeavors, take some time, reconnect with walking world things, and get the head clear. by most accounts I follow they all thought you did a pretty good job with/on steemit.

  • @firstamendment

    @aggroed do you need additional staff for [?forked?] steem monsters?

  • @dalz

    Thank you!

  • @stackin

    Thanks for everything you did man...

  • @distantsignal

    Wow. Respect. Sorry you're so exhausted. I bet it's very stressful there now.

  • @tamiil

    I hope you realize this post makes a lot of people to have your back.

  • @mcfarhat

    Thank you for all the great work throughout the years!

  • @darrenfj

    tough decision, since it's your way to pay your bills. so I feel for you..

    but at least you know with this whole thing.. what you have to no longer be apart of..

  • @geekgirl

    You are one of the brilliant minds I have known here. I have no doubt many top companies will be happy to have you in their team. Wish you all the best!

  • @tarazkp

    Thanks for your work over the years and I hope that your resignation from Steemit Inc leads you into your place in the Steem community.

  • @isaria


  • @howo

    Thanks for everything. Especially what you taught me during the smt testing period.

    Take all the time you need, and I hope we'll see you again.

  • @melinda010100

    Total respect.

  • @firepower

    We feel you bro! It must've been a tough decision. Thank you for all the amazing work over these years and all of your contributions to this community, platform and project as a whole. You've been an invaluable part of this platform and we wouldn't have been able to get this far without you.

  • @delapancoret


  • @dmilliz

    Man this is sad. Grateful for all you have done . It was a wise decision that is good for your sanity.

  • @farizal

    Take some rest brother. Away from all the Drama. Hopefully you will be back with the community. STEEM ON!

  • @nateaguila


    You are respected and appreciated.

  • @chireerocks

    @vandeberg, Take good rest and come back to Steem On brother. Thank you so much for all your contributions and efforts towards the development of Steem. My good wishes are with you and stay blessed.

  • @enjar

    Thank you for everything you have done. Enjoy the much deserved rest.

  • @oaldamster

    Sad to read this, MIRA was a masterpiece, all the best to you.

  • @lordbutterfly

  • @agr8buzz

    Much respect for your work with the chain. rest up and come back stronger than ever!

  • @edb

    Thanks for everything you did to make Steem work for 4 years. And thanks for standing up for what you believe in. I hope we can help you will find a way to continue working on the same goal elsewhere.

  • @birdinc

    Stay strong @vandeberg and enjoy some well-deserved rest.

  • @shaidon

    Wow. I am sure you have your reasons, but it's sad that it's come to this. Thank you for your service to the Steem block-chain.

  • @thekitchenfairy

    Sending positive vibes your way, must have been a day full with headaches πŸ˜•

  • @sgt-dan

    Much thanks to you old son.

  • @michealb

    thank you for all and wish you all the best vandeberg.

  • @notconvinced

    An honorable choice. You have my respect.

  • @cryptictruth

    Wow it much of been rough my friend. Best of luck and thanks for everything you have done. I can’t wait to hear about what happen led when you have recovered.

  • @eirik

    Thank you Vandeberg! Have some rest now.

  • @synrg

    Total respect. Sad it had to turn out this way.

  • @roleerob

    You are a man of integrity @vandeberg. We are grateful for all of your efforts, as much as we know of them, although surely there is much we don't. In time, once rested up, hopefully you will be able to tell us more, from your perspective.

    Certainly you have a bright future ahead of you, no matter what path you choose to take.

  • @thelogicaldude

    Take your time man! Thanks for everything

  • @keys-defender

    Thank you for all your hard work @vandeberg

    You will be missed.

  • @aggroed

    So, you know there's a steem proposal system right? This chain is ready to support you.

  • @kingscrown

    thanks for all the work

  • @theycallmedan

    The Steem community stands behind you. /Salute

  • @stevescoins

    Thank you for your work here. Good luck, and sorry about what happened at Steemit

  • @theguruasia

    @vandeberg, Your knowledge, experience and etc need this chain more than ever. I am not talking about Justin's centralized sh!t, I am talking about the chain of all Steemians! So, please start working to build a better heaven than Justin's sh!t $trdo


  • @jaki01

    I wished you would stay because I think STEEM needs you ... but of course I respect your decision. All the best for your future! Edit: and yes, I hope leaving Steemit doesn't mean to leave STEEM ...

  • @cloudspyder

    Thank you man... I have a feeling that we will here from you again on the other side of the fence.

  • @preparedwombat

    Thank you for all you have done for the Steem blockchain, and thank you for being an honorable man.

  • @mytechtrail

    Sorry it came to this, look forward to hearing of future endeavors.

  • @bluefinstudios

    Much respect, Vandeberg!

  • @phortun

    Thank you for everything you have done for our blockchain and community. Stay strong and take some rest. Hopefully, see you soon wherever the community goes.

  • @pwny

    I feel like Steem is being attacked because of the potential it has.

  • @anyx

    Thank you for all the work you've done Michael. The amount of effort you've put into this blockchain has not gone unnoticed. You were instrumental to this community. I really hope to see you around -- there's so many cool things we can all build and do together. But take a break for now. I'm sure you need it.

  • @oppongk

    Thanks for your dedicated service!

  • @sneak

    It was fun whilst it lasted, and it was a great pleasure meeting and working with you.

  • @thecryptodrive

    God bless and thanks for everything you did, my respect and thoughts will always be with you. You made Steem a place of wonder for me and I will never forget it.

  • @vishalhkothari

    I can understand you need a rest but should not forget your hardwork for the steemit and Steem community so far...

    Your talent will be missed here bro.

  • @mjhomb

    Such a loss for the community. I hope you find a way to stay.

    With BlockOne's interest in a MIRA like solution for Eos I bet that they would be very keen to gain your services...

  • @ubg

    trustin justin

  • @grampo

    Thank you for your great service to the Steem community. I hope you will continue to be a part of it, especially when its name changes.

  • @crypticat

    Best of luck in your future endeavours. Hope to see you around on the chain in the future.

  • @zord189

    Thank you for all that you've done for Steem and the communities here. Rest well and I hope you find greener pastures

  • @teamsteem

    Take care!

  • @bue

    try to get everybody to withdraw steem from exchange. that is all we can do to help steem network

  • @erikah

    Much respect! I want to thank you for the great work you and the others have done so far. It is much appreciated!

  • @jedigeiss

    Thank you for all the things you have done visibly and in the background. It was a pleasure having you on this chain don't let it get you down you are a brilliant mind and don't deserve such a shitshow.

  • @ramzan786


  • @borran

    Thanks for all the hard work, wishing you the best!

  • @joanstewart

    Thank you for the time invested, respect your decision, wishing you well in next venture hopefully meet up again soon. #steemsouthafrica

  • @tarekadam

    Thank you for everything you did for this platform. You are very talented and I wouldn’t be surprised if you get multiple job offers in the coming days. All the best to you!

  • @cryptopie

    'Tis the season for weeping @vandeberg but the battle is not over yet for the community.

  • @fionasfavourites

    Thank you for what you have done and all the best.

    Wishing you peace and rejuvination.

  • @cryptospa

    @vandeberg is typing ... I remember this T-shirt at Steem Fest 4 in Bangkok.

    Thank you, @vandeberg for you great job and all your devotion to developing Steem Blockchain! You will be always part of our Steem community! Hats off to you.

    p.s. It was nice to listen to your speech at Steem Fest 4, in Bangkok. Hope to see you at Steem Fest 5, as well!

  • @fitzgibbon

    Take all the time you need to get some rest, you certainly deserve it!! But when you're recovered, please take into account this might not be the end, but rather a crossroads. There's a lot of work ahead and your knowledge and skills will be invaluable.

  • @liondani

    The original steem chain will support you 100% whatever the name of it will be. Exciting times are ahead of us and we will be stronger than ever sooner than expected!

  • @ewkaw

    Oh my.. Thank you for all your work. Respect!

  • @jaalig

    Your many contributions to the further development of the Steem blockchain have benefited the community immensely and your efforts to keep us up to date have been exemplary. After a well deserved rest, wish renewed vigor and much success in your future aspirations.

  • @ervin-lemark

    Thank you very much for all your work and efforts that you've invested in Steem platform. Very much appreciated.

    Please, take some rest, gather your thoughts and then continue with the #steemcommunity holding your back :)


  • @dragosroua

    Congrats for doing the right thing and for all your work here. I support you.

  • @stoodkev

    Thank you for your extraordinary work on the Steem blockchain! And for not standing with those who attacked us. Respect!

  • @paulag

    good luck, there may be a new job waiting for you on steemclassic :-)

  • @kharma.scribbles

    Can someone catch me up on the drama? Why all these resignitions what is going on?

  • @eturnerx

    Thanks for everything you did to make Steem work. Best wishes for your future.

  • @yogajill

    Wishing you Much love & deep nourishing rest man ❀

  • @ecoinstant

    I can't wait to read more. Can we agree that the EIP was a mistake? If so, you can play on my side chain :πŸ˜‚

  • @alexs1320

    So long pathetic losers...

    Enjoy in your creation

  • @fixie

    I support you my friend. Your work is very important to the community

  • @chekohler

    Legend mate! Wishing you all the best with your next move! YOu've got mad skills any project would be lucky to have you

  • @mammasitta

    I appreciate all your hard work you did for our community and platform

  • @waybeyondpadthai

    Must have been quite difficult lately - Sad to hear but wish you all the best - Take care! Though, I'm sure we will see each other around anyways :)

  • @offgridlife

    Thank you for you hard work and dedication to the Steem Blockchain.

  • @vikisecrets

    Thx for the hard work, I wish the chain could hire you somehow, maybe through SPS :)

  • @ultratrain

    Take care of yourself first and foremost. Hopefully the future will be better for you after this episode.

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  • @abbenay

    Is time to grow in other decentralized social networks such as Witnesses! Here is a tutorial to create a node in this community. The consensus it is 25 witness nodes. See you there tutorial >>>

  • @ew-and-patterns

    You are one of the hero masterminds behind our beloved steem. Thank you for what you have done. Sorry to hear that you and andrarchy had to take this step. It must be killing you inside to leave your baby behind. This is so sad.

  • @enginewitty

    Understandable, you've done a hell of a lot for this chain under the Steemit banner. Perhaps now, a new one will be raised. Many people here would love to see you resurface down the road. Take all the time you need.

  • @wakeupkitty

    Is it important to write it here? Most Steemians never heard of you. I doubt they will cry their eyes of. I assume you all leave and start something else together with the witnesses. It must feel good to destroy someone. πŸ‘ A happy life for you. πŸ’•

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  • @valerianis

    Very sad news. May you come back in the future?


    @vandeberg. Thank you for all you have done for Steem, and for your honourable decision to resign from Steemit Inc.

    Please consider helping to develop the Matrix-8 Platform. This is a multi-level governance real time democrity, which could not only help Steem governance enormously, but also help to "save the world". More info here:

    Namaste Atma

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