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Did Justin Sun bribe his way up the Steem ladder?

Did Justin Sun bribe his way up the Steem ladder?
  • Dan Hensley, a major stakeholder in Steem has just recently levied accusations against Justin Sun. 
  • According to a write-up published last week, the CEO had actually bribed his way to the top of the Steem hierarchy through money and power.

Dan Hensley, a major stakeholder in Steem has just recently levied heavy accusations against the founder and CEO of Tron, Justin Sun. According to a write-up published last week on the 8th of April, the CEO had actually bribed his way to the top of the Steem hierarchy through money and power.

The platform was actually subject to a takeover by the Tron founder at the start of March this year. Many uses saw this as a hostile takeover. The allegations from the stakeholder give new information on how the CEO allegedly influenced big users on the platform into doing his bidding. No one from Tron has yet commented on the story as of yet.

Just as this starts to sound like something out of a science fiction film, Hensley talked about Sun’s intentions in order to circumvent an established community and their voting rules. 

He further said the following:

“Justin was losing the voting war halfway through and started offering people $2,500 each month to run a witness node for him on Steem. I own a dApp called 3speak that was on Steem, he offered us money, power and users.”

He further said that the founder of Tron looked to cut up the decentralized sorting model on the platform by paying its users to vote for witnesses that he had himself, set up. Essentially, he was accusing him of bribery.

“He said all we had to do was get people to stop voting for the community witnesses and vote for his witnesses. We refused. He also was bribing users in Discord saying anything they wanted to hear for votes.”

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