I'm sure few have missed the circus surrounding last week's vote and contest to get Steem a Free Listing on the NetCoins platform, offering a whole new way for people to trade Steem tokens.
The Results are in... and WE WON!!!
It was a pretty tense week for a a lot of community members who rallied to get everyone to vote.
Several challengers took the lead along the way — often thanks to "suspicious activity" — only to fall back again once it was discovered that there was some form of "cheating" going on.
At the closing bell of midnight on Saturday, it actually look like we'd lost to late challenger INS-coin, but there was definitely something suspicious about a competitor coming from "nowhere" and suddenly get almost 18,000 votes in the last 12 hours.
Thankfully NetCoin's assurances that "the votes would be reviewed" before the winning announcement would be made turned the vote back in Steem's favor, and we WON!
Congratulations Steemians, and congratulations on such a great community effort!
Hopefully the there will be some positive fruits to our collective labors.