Hi fellow steemians,
What are witnesses ?
Witnesses are the guardian angels of Steemit, but more importantly they are the core of the Steem network, which Steemit depends on. They ensure a permanent backup of the blockchain, they are fully involved in its everyday functioning and they also have a great influence on the direction Steem will take in the future. That’s simplified, their role is more complex than that, but I think these are the main things I need to say for piquing your interest right now.