Ask Me Anything - Marky Edition - November 2021

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Have you always wanted to ask me something?
Now is your chance, there won't be another!
(ok, ok, there will)

Hit me up in the comment section with a question and I will do my best to answer it. I post a new AMA post every 2 months or so.

Want to do your own AMA?

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Want to check out my previous AMAs?

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What is an AMA?

AMA is a format popular on Reddit where one person offers to answer questions for a limited period of time.

How long will I answer questions?

I will usually answer them pretty quickly, and I should be around for a few hours. I will continue to answer them as they come in.

What type of questions can you ask?

I'm open to pretty much anything but my interest fall in the following categories:

  • Hive
  • Hive Witness
  • Crypto
  • Gaming (Video, Board, Crypto)
  • Popping off in Hunt: Showdown
  • Ape Mining Club
  • Photography
  • Development
  • Technology
  • Productivity
  • Movies & TV
  • Comedy
  • Memes
  • Waiting for GPUs to come in stock

Don't feel limited to the above categories, just things I generally know about.

Some updates

  • I am working on a new project I am will be talking about at Hivefest (Nov 12th - 13th).

  • I got accepted into GitHub CoPilot beta and have been playing around with it. It's pretty cool!

  • I'm still waiting for a GPU and refuse to pay scalpers.

  • I recently tried GFuel Ragin' Gummy Fish, it is not what I expected!


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If she wakes up, Kitty will be helping out answering any questions.


This AMA brought to you by Burn the House Down, AJR

So let's get this shit started!

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Why you should vote me as witness

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Ooh! Kitty! I kinda want to take a nap face down on the keyboard now...

I'm a little late to this party, so I'm going to throw out a question of incredible importance: Do you like cake or pie?

Still waiting for a reasonably priced GPU too btw, hang in there!

 last year 

I am not really a cake fan unless it is really good. So pie for sure.

I hear that a lot about cake, so I totally get the pie preference, but now I’m super curious about what kind of pie?

And I’ll quit badgering you beyond that. I suffer from the whole Kat-curiosity thing lol!

 last year 

To be honest, I don't have a lot of pie either. I do make a pumpkin pie that is really popular. I have a list of people who request I make one for them each year. It's pretty unique.

I like stuff like chocolate pudding pie, banana cream, coconut. I do love me Cheese cake, which I'd say is more pie than cake.

I make a really good chocolate cake that I do love. The real difference is adding a cup of boiling water to the mix, makes it extremely moise and fluffy.

A list! Good gourds that sounds familiar, instead of pies, I’m the cake lady round these parts. My German Chocolate and Apple Pie The Cake are the most popular. I hate dry cake so lots of kitchen chemistry magic is utilized. Although I am making @jacobtothe a dairy free apple pie for his birthday party this Friday, food allergies make everything challenging for sure.

Cheesecake is my favorite! I love pretty much every manifestation of it, in fact, I’ve got some freshly roasted pumpkin lurking in my fridge, I should totally make a pumpkin cheesecake.

Okay seriously, I’m glad you did the AMA, besides all the gazillions of Hive things you do, it sounds like you are a pretty great baker too, (that chocolate cake sounds awesome!)those pumpkin pie recipients are beyond lucky!

Is this new project a game? I vaguely remember you saying that you planned to or wanted to work on a big game, like Splinterlands big. Is that it? If not, do you still have such plans?

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 last year 

No, not initially at least.

I do have a have a project I want to build at the scale of Splinterlands. I haven’t got out of planning phase for it.

It is a huge project and commitment and there are other things I want to do first. Although I haven’t started coding it, I have done a lot of planning and thinking about it.

This is a project I started specifically for Hivefest.

did you invest in shiba inu coin?

 last year 

I have some

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My plan is to collect enough money to buy a sailboat to get out of the financial discrimination, in wich I currently live in. With a sailboat, I would not have to pay rent and regular, monthly bills, which are very high.

The sailboat would be around $1000 USD or $1500 USD.
Or at least I saw people in the USA buying sailboats with these amounts.

I live in Hungary.

Questions:
Can you recommend a website or place, where I can look for cheap and reliable sailboats?

I heard that it is possible to buy a sailboat for €500 EUR. What do you think about this? Would that be worth it?

Thank you for the answers.

 last year 

Oh man, I don't have a clue man. I once rode a sailboat when I was a kid in camp and they were goofing off and let go of the sail and the mast spun around and knocked me in the head, nearly drowned.

I find it very hard to believe you can get any decent boat that you can live off for $1,000 USD. You can barely get a Kayak for that price.

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I once rode a sailboat when I was a kid in camp and they were goofing off and let go of the sail and the mast spun around and knocked me in the head, nearly drowned.

A nearly fatal accident. That is a very bad experience. I am sorry that you had to experience that. Hopefully I will not experience anything similar.

I find it very hard to believe you can get any decent boat that you can live off for $1,000 USD. You can barely get a Kayak for that price.

I am thinking about a sailboat up to 20 feet. I know. That is not really a liveaboard, but it would be still better than my current rent financially.

Good evening

My question refers to a statement, from our Hive whitepaper.

...Additionally, Hive has taken steps to deter and mitigate 51% attacks at the blockchain level through
governance provisions, including delayed voting with any newly-staked HP...

In my opinion, this is not sufficient protection. Why not lower the number of witness votes per account from 30 votes to less than 5 votes?

 last year 

This would encourage vote selling and even more vote begging. No one person can massively influence witness votes, not even @blocktrades. You can move someone a few spots, but not take someone from 0 to a top 20.

For example, @blocktrades is one of the largest voters and has around 17.5MVests on his main account. To get someone in the top 20, you need around 105MVests. If someone was to buy that much stake (pretending for a moment it would even be possible with massively raising the price) it would cost around $7.5M USD.

A 51% attack would cost ~$46M in a fantasy land where you can buy that much stake without influencing the market. It would likely cost you 5x that unless you do it over years.

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Thank you for the quick reply.
I also agree so far, as long as it is an attack from outside.
So the limit is around 46 MVests. It will certainly increase over time.
But a 51% attack is already possible even inside the blockchain if few strong accounts participate.
I am aware that Blocktrades will never kick against the community. He has simply invested too much money, work and lifetime in the development of Hive for that.
But just to continue the thought experiment, you need this account.
Example:
Blocktrades owns 17.5 MVests
Freedom owns 23.1 MVests
Results in about 40.6 MVests

If Hive grows in popularity in the near future, then hostile groups could form within this blockchain and the 6 weeks won't help.

That was my thought, but I also trust the top 20 witnesses to avert such an attack.

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 last year 

$46M USD not 46 mvest. It’s more than double. Also it’s impossible to get $46M of Hive without skyrocketing the price.

Ok.
My concern was more a look at the development in the Eastern European countries of the EU. (Poland, Hungary)
Previously independent judiciary and press is under the control of the government, by law. This severely restricts the rights and freedom of the country's population.

Hive promises freedom for all thoughts.
I would like to see this remain the case and not be subverted.
46M USD and more is no obstacle for totalitarian states.
I realize that if someone tries to get such sums that the 6 weeks will help. But they don't help if it happens over a longer period of time and many accounts.
The price will surely rise sharply. And we are all happy about it. But I would rather have a hive worth 0.25 USD than to have my freedom restricted.

I think the issue of a hostile takeover, is not relevant at this point. There is no need for further discussion.
I wish you a good day.

 last year 

46M USD and more is no obstacle for totalitarian states.

Sure but if someone jacks up the price to $10-50 to buy all that Hive, a lot will be very happy.

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What are some of your future plans for StemGeeks? I feel like it's one of the more stable tribes out there given the content that gets created. Would you ever consider expanding into STEM videos on 3Speak or DTube?


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 last year 

What are some of your future plans for StemGeeks?

I think the only real improvement most tribes can do is onboarding. It's the most critical aspect of every tribe and application. That being said, it is really freaking hard to do.

Would you ever consider expanding into STEM videos on 3Speak or DTube?

You can already use these platforms with STEMGeeks.

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In your experience, what makes onboarding so hard?

And how would you describe a successful onboarding? Like just creating an account and doing one or two things, or 'sticking' and somehow interacting some number of times over a period of time?

Thanks for the AMA BTW ;)

 last year 

Onboarding is hard because the Internet is an attention economy, and it is very hard (and expensive) to get someone's attention. When we have it, our onboarding process is overwhelming and we have a very big learning curve. It's overwhelming to most. You also have to break through the skeptism. For tribes it can be even harder as you now have to deal with Tribe and Hive and why you need a Hive account for a tribe that looks like a totally different brand.

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Have you or other developers considered creating a mobile app for 3Speak?


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 last year 

You would need to ask 3Speak on that. I can't speak for them. @theycallmedan.

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Oh. My bad. I thought you were part of that group. I’d love to see a 3Speak app. I love their platform.

Is this your work ----> https://hiveengine.usehive.com/
If so will it be coming back online....available for use again?
If not do you know of a tool that can mine the data of the Hive engine chain / wallet for a chosen coin and display, entry prices, amount, averages, totals, price etc???

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Yes it is.

It likely won't be coming back online. There are issues with the Hive Engine API which have been breaking tools and affecting how accurate the data is.

If not do you know of a tool that can mine the data of the Hive engine chain / wallet for a chosen coin and display, entry prices, amount, averages, totals, price etc???

Likely would have to make it yourself.

Would it come back online if there was a monthly subscription cost?

 last year 

It's more that the data isn't accurate and I don't like providing things that are not accurate. I can likely build a solution to fix the problem myself, but that's a lot of work and would require I run my own node and API to make sure it is accurate.

It's something I may consider, but I can't see it being worth the time.

Fair. Do you know of any recourse to start gathering the data of purchased coins that i could start compiling the desired info?

 last year 

I believe the account history API is broken right now and doesn't provide accurate information so you would likely need to walk every block on Hive Engine to build up your state.

Where does this account history API reside?
HE only provides only a small amount of data in the history...unless i am missing some button that shows more....all.

 last year 

You would need to query a Hive Engine node or run your own.

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What is your best Color

 last year 

Purple and black are my favorite colors.

Great

Did you watch Halloween Kills yet?
If so... did you think it was as shitty as my girl and I did? We nearly left the theater early last night. The film was ridiculous.

 last year 

No I haven't, I never got into the Michael Myers series.

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Well, don't make the mistake of watching the latest release. It's a total bust.

 last year 

Probably safe to say I won't :)

What's your prediction for hive in the next 4 year cycle?

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 last year 

Your guess is as good as mine, I don't predict as I believe anyone who tells you they can is full of shit.

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Okay.

Thanks for the info.

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What do you think of Hive getting to Five before the ending of the first quarter of 2022?

 last year 

$5? Would be amazing. I have millions of reasons to want that.

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Lol, nice I see what you did there. “Millions of reasons”.

What are the crypto projects you're most bullish about in the short, medium and long term respectively

 last year 
  1. BTC
  2. BTC
  3. BTC

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lol...maybe I should've asked for Alts

 last year 

I am not a fan of speculating on tokens as I am not a financial adviser. BTC is my spirit animal though, and I am curiously watching REN.

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This is the most important question of them all...

to eat the fruit or to drink the juice?

 last year 

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What tags do you recommend at the moment? Thanks!!!!!!!!!

 last year 

Depends on what you are posting about.

#proofofbrain #archon #ash #palnet #neoxian #cent are ones you can use for any post. You can use #sportstalk for your style posts.

Thanks!!!

What is it like to have a cat? I have never had one. I'm a dog person 😬

 last year 

I'm a dog person as well, but I have a cat.

Cats are very different from dogs, they don't come when you call them but every cat is different.

If you could invest in just one hive engine token, what would it be?

 last year 

SWAP.HIVE

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Are you familiar with crypto.com exchange and their DeFi wallet or know someone who is? I have some stablecoin send questions I need help with.

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I am not, sorry.
It is possible I or someone else might know the answer if you want to just ask your question.

Perfect.

I've never held ETH. I've been practicing swapping for stablecoins lately inside crypto exchange. As you're aware, to send the (in this case) DAI to my DeFi wallet I need ETH for gas. I've never done these things.

Fees fluctuate so I'm curious how much ETH I should hang onto to be comfortable with gas and is it necessary to hold the ETH in the DeFi wallet or on the exchange or both?

Much thanks.

 last year 

You can look here to get an idea of the current gas fees.

https://ethgasstation.info/

If you interact with a contract, you will need a lot more.

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Me again.

Do you have a preferred DeFi wallet?

 last year 

I use both a Ledger and Trezor. I don’t keep funds in other wallets typically.

Are there any articles that discuss how the beneficiary process works?

  • If I sent someone as a beneficiary, are they a beneficiary of ALL an article's rewards?
  • Does setting a beneficiary take from the author's rewards or TOTAL article rewards?
  • If posting from a tribe-specific front end, does setting a beneficiary only affect that tribe token's awards?

I've asked a lot of question in this article. Sorry, I couldn't help it.

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Are the top 100 accounts being diluted by the inflation as a whole, or are they maintaining their percentage of the whole?
And the top 10?

At what point does future inflation, say the next 10 years, stop being a significant threat to their oligarchy?
Has it already stopped?

It may become harder to sell the hive if some significant selling doesn't occur out of these accounts.
Who buys into a game they can't compete in?

What do you think of burning flagged rewards?

Congrats on the nft sales.

 last year 

Are the top 100 accounts being diluted by the inflation as a whole, or are they maintaining their percentage of the whole?

No idea, I really don't look. I suspect they are doing fine as most of the stake is voting.

And the top 10?

Same as above.

At what point does future inflation, say the next 10 years, stop being a significant threat to their oligarchy?

What oligarchy?

It may become harder to sell the hive if some significant selling doesn't occur out of these accounts.

No one seems to be having any problem selling.

What do you think of burning flagged rewards?

100% disagree. I think any incentive for flagging is a generally a bad thing.

Congrats on the nft sales.

Thanks!

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