Today, I got my third installment of Hive from cashing out my Steem account. Next week will be my last installment for a while. I have less than a fortnight to go before some of my remaining Steem finishes a lease. When that is done powering down, I'll have the last of my leased Steem powering down as well. In total, we are looking at about two months of power downs before I am cashed out of Steem almost completely.
I am getting closer to 2000 HP. My votes have gone up from .01 to .013 with this power up. I think my votes would be larger if I were not leasing out HP. I won't be doing that for a while.
Today I was exploring PublishOx because I saw a post shared to Twitter about Steem forking yet again. The new chain will be called Blurt. You can follow the project at https://twitter.com/BlurtOfficial for updates.
So, PublishOx seems interesting because you can follow tags. I haven't figured out how to follow topics here on Hive. It would be nice for my feed to curate itself by topic. Some things are curated by brute force, such as by using LeoFinance for business and finance posts. Or, I can follow TravelFeed for travel posts.
I find it intriguing that PublishOx will pay out with BAT, DAI, and LRC. To me, that is a bit more functional in that there is less conversion loss. I can send BAT and DAI straight to wallets. I'm not familiar with LRC. Still, it's an interesting project. I'm not clear on how they pay the bills and where they get the tokens to pay out to creators.
I think what gives me confidence in Hive is the quality of the developers who are running the blockchain. Much of the reason there is a Hive was a concern for the stability of Steem. When the new owner of the Steemit stake was more concerned with money than the stability of the blockchain, the Witnesses forked. It is for this reason that I have been powering up from my Steem account and will continue to contribute. I support the project. More importantly, I support the Witnesses and their vision of what Hive should be.