It's funny how sometimes, a random comment can be the subject of your next blog. And to be more precise this is the comment I am referring to -part of it- because the rest of the discussion was kinda funny...
Not many people realize the power of this blockchain and the impact it already have on peoples lives. And no, I ain't talking about people living in Switzerland. But those living in countries where hope... seems lost.
Yesterday, in this post I included a few screenshots from some random accounts whose owners keep sending to the exchanges almost all of their liquid rewards (sometimes even if it is just 1 Steem) and at the same time their accounts are in a constant powerdown even though they hold something between 500 - 1000 Steem Power.
It might seem absurd to you...and to me too...but would you say the same if you were living in one of the countries displayed below?
One of the best ways to measure the income of a country is by taking a look at the gross national income per capita – also known as the GNI. The GNI per capita is a measure of a nation’s final income for the year divided by the population of the nation. This provides the average income of the citizens of the nation.
Using this data, countries can be divided into several categories. The high-income group has the highest income in the world with a GNI per capita of at least $12,476. The upper-middle-income group has per capita incomes between $4,038 and $12,475. The lower-middle-income nations have a GNI per capita of $1,026 to $4,035. Finally, the low-income countries have a GNI per capital of $1,025 per less.
According to the most recent World Bank data from 2017, Burundi has the lowest GNI per capita of just $280. Another low-income nation is Malawi with a GNI per capital of $320. In third place is Niger, which has a GNI per capita of just $360
Most likely many people living in those countries might not have access to Internet at all. But if a tiny % of them does have access and for some reason had been registered to Steem some time ago and are actually...among us, then would it seem absurd to you if they were just trying to...survive?
Steem is definitely the blockchain of opportunities and also the blockchain of people. Even now, where USD wise, the price keeps dropping like a brick...literally like a brick.
Obviously the current price doesn't reflect the progress and the development being made every single day. But take a moment and imagine Steem sitting anywhere above 10$....Ok I know...@soyrosa was way too optimistic, but do you think that the 10$ mark is an unrealistic target?
Can you even imagine the difference your vote...my vote...could make on people's posts?....In peoples lives...?
I am not suggesting that Steem should be treated as a charity institution or anything of the sort. I am just saying that there are endless possibilities...
When I joined Steem I had no clue that this world even existed. Needless to say that I started investing in crypto over the past 21 months, and trust me when I am saying that every single penny that I've invested either in Steem or in other projects, are hard earned money....like 12 - 15 hours a day hard earned FIAT money...
So I have every right to dream big, just like @soyrosa does. Just like many of us around here do but are afraid to admit it...
And I am glad there there are people around here who are working tirelessly towards that direction...to see Steem perform according to its potentials.
Have a great one!