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The MET Witness Needs Your Support!

met.witness2 months ago9 min read

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The MET Witness has Arrived!

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What are MET and its Values?

The community MET is a Beyond Bitcoin community founded to support business-related writers, creators and contributors from all around the world on the different Mas-Chains, which include Whaleshares, Smoke Network and Steemit. The MET community is made up of moderators and curators who constantly search for and reward quality business related posts and ideas.

The name "MET" is an acronym for Morte et Tributa. Morte et Tributa translates to "Death and Taxes", referring to a famous quotation by one of the founding fathers of the United States - Thomas Jefferson. It states that, "[N]othing in this world is certain, except Death and Taxes". Others, who despise taxes, may also prefer to view this as a play on words hinting at Death to Taxes.

As a Beyond Bitcoin community, MET strives to support blockchain in its entirety, not limiting its reach to the confinements of one chain. This said, MET will limit outside funding and will work to maintain all of its infrastructure using its own assets. In the instance that outside funding is needed, it will not be obtained by any third-parties that would/may induce a conflict of interest with MET’s mission. Furthermore, MET intends to refrain from any political chain discussion and focus solely on its mission of promoting a community in which business information is shared and rewarded.

As a Whaleshares witness, MET strives to be completely transparent. We believe that as guardians of the chain, witnesses are public servants to those which they serve and, as such, transparency is not simply valued, it is required.

The Team


@fonsolo holds a Master’s degree in Accountancy with a concentration in Information Management. Prior to pursuing a career in the blockchain ecosystem, @fonsolo worked at a Big Four public accounting firm as an IT Systems Auditor. Founder of Morte et Tributa (MET), a business community within the Beyond Bitcoin vision, @fonsolo is responsible for providing business and financial guidance to Beyond Bitcoin.


@thevenine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Prior to pursuing a developmental role in the blockchain ecosystem, @thevenine worked over 30 years as an IT Professional, including 22 years as Director IT with a proven ability to develop and implement information systems strategies that support business and financial objectives. @thevenine is a respected leader, able to build highly motivated teams focused on achieving business revenue goals. @thevenine specializes in system virtualization, system security hardening, and database design/implementation.


@sahkan holds a BBA in Management from McMurry University and a MS in Computer Science from NOVA Southeastern University. @sahkan has worked over 23 years as an IT professional and is proficient in system administration of Linux/Unix based servers. Additionally, @sahkan has been a part of the blockchain ecosystem for over 6 years. Of the 6 years spent in the cryptosphere, @sahkan has devoted over 1 year specializing in the Delegated Proof of Stake sector.


@jotmax holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with a concentration in toxicology. @jotmax worked at a pharmaceutical company before pursuing a career in business and IT. @jotmax is a trained computer hardware engineer and has built a computer sales and repair business for over 4 years. @jotmax is passionate about the blockchain ecosystem and is involved in a few publicity activities.

Server Information (Hosted by Contabo)

CPU - Intel® Xeon® E5-2620v3 (4 cores @ 2.0Ghz)
DDOS Protection - 100% available
Network - Unlimited Bandwidth
Location - Munich, Germany & Nuremberg, Germany

Please note, the server specifications are subject to change at any time. However, before any change is implemented, the @met.witness account will provide a public announcement no less than two weeks in advance.

Witness Fund Allocation

In order to provide complete transparency, the witness fund allocation is provided below:

  • MET Witness Team: 50% Token Revenue
  • @met.witness Account: 50% Token Revenue
    Please note, this allocation is subject to change at any time. However, before any allocation change is implemented, the @met.witness account with provide a public announcement no less than two weeks in advance.

Why Have a Witness?

MET constantly rewards business related content which encourages writers to create rich and useful content regulary. In order to plug into Whaleshares and create more value, the @met.witness account was created. The funds from this witness account will be used to increase the backing of the MET tokens. The increased backing will, ultimately, increase the amount of value distributed among the community. At MET, we are optimistic about Whaleshares and we go extra mile to bring value to the community.

How to Vote for @met.witness

To vote for @met.witness, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the witness page HERE
  2. Locate @met.witness then select the vote icon and see that it turns blue.

You can also choose @met.witness as your proxy, then we will vote for witnesses on your behalf.

We believe that each member is a decision maker and a major contributor to Whaleshares. It is possible to add value to the community with your support. MET is focused on supporting valuable content and giving a voice to people who ordinarily would not be opportune.

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What is the Morte et Tributa (MET) Community?

MET is being established to provide professionals and intellectuals with a central hub to which they can share valuable, general business-related knowledge and increase awareness of the cryptocurrency regulation that affects individuals and businesses world-wide. Furthermore, it is our hope to empower everyday people by assisting them understand the laws in their jurisdiction to better protect themselves from legal repercussions.

The @met account will be used to advocate and foster a community of individualists that will analyze and critique the current state of business, crypto and non-crypto regulation and how it affects each individual state, province, country etc. In a time of regulatory uncertainty, it is of utmost importance to advocate for a regulatory framework which incentivizes innovation. If you would like your posts promoted by the @met Whaleshares/Smoke/Steemit account, make sure to tag your posts with #met.

Who Should Join

As mentioned earlier, we are looking for forward-thinking business people who will be willing to engage and help the community grow. Startup founders and enthusiasts, business professionals, crypto enthusiasts and traders, SME business owners, and everyone that hopes simply learn about business. The @MET community is a hub where knowledge is freely shared for all by all, so we encourage members to create valuable business content that pertains to businesses or cryptocurrency. Conversations can ensue from these posts that may lead to regulations and policies.

So, MET is for everyone with a business mind, that hopes to either impart knowledge or wants to learn about the business landscape of different societies from members who reside in different parts of the world.

What You Stand to Gain

We recognize that community building can be a daunting task and, for that reason, we have put in place the right incentives as a way of rewarding individuals who create quality business content across MAS-chain platforms, using the MET tag accounts.

Also, we reward individuals who make efforts to grow our Discord community by providing MET tokens to those who invite friends to join in! Also, by engaging in tasks created/sponsored by @MET, individuals will earn more MET tokens these include: winning competitions, participating in initiatives, and by simply being being a valuable member to the MET community.

What are MET Tokens?

MET are cross-chain tokens backed by the MET account's whalestake/steempower/smoke power. These tokens provide holders the ability to reward their posts with the MET account, as well as share the post to the MET Whaleshares account feed for all the community to see. MET tokens are only given to people who: Participate in Challenges, Win Contests, and do other things of value for the community!

MET tokens are on BitShares! So, please make sure you have a BitShares/OpenLedger account to receive and send them for rewards/shares on your Whaleshares/Steemit/Smoke posts!

The MET tokens currently are only operational on the Whaleshares platform, but will soon be available on Steemit and Smoke

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Join the BeyondBitcoin Communities

Please join in the discussions with us by becoming a member in ANY or ALL of the BeyondBitcoin and EOSTalk communities. We have a wealth of knowledge and information waiting for you.

Morte et Tributa Discord
MET related community and topic discussions.

EOSTalk Discord
EOS.IO related community and topic discussions.

Whaleshares Discord
Whaleshares community discussions, contests and events.

Project Milkbox Discord [NEW]
Project Milkbox community and topic discussions.

Bitshares Discord
Bitshares development community and discussions.

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The information provided in the @met posts, shares, and accompanying material is for informational purposes only and, as such, should not be considered legal or financial advice. You should consult with an attorney or other professional to determine what may be best for your individual needs.

@met and its information providers do not make any guarantee or other promises as to any results that may be obtained from using our content. No one should make any investment decision without first consulting his or her own financial advisor and conducting his or her own research and due diligence. To the maximum extent permitted by law, @met and all affiliates disclaim any and all liability in the event any information, commentary, analysis, opinions, advice and/or recommendations prove to be inaccurate, incomplete or unreliable, or result in any investment or other losses.


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