This is where I try to answer the most common questions with straight forwards concrete answers without any “personal opinions”. Some answers may have links leading to other pages or websites to further expand on the answer.
Where can I see the witness list, rankings and vote for witnesses?
There are numerous options, the most common being one of the following two:
On the above link you have listed the top100 witnesses only.
& the other commonly used option is:
Which has up to 400 witnesses listed.
& NOW YOU CAN USE THE WITNESS LIST HERE ON THIS PORTAL TOO!
Unlike the other portals, here all witnesses are listed in alphabetical order.
If you know the name of the witness you wish to vote for, simply scroll down to their name (from A to Z) and click on “Vote”!
Maybe not what most of us are used to, but a different approach, possibly making life easier for us all when we know who we want to vote for, but are not willing to search for them on “the ladder”!
How many witnesses can I vote for?
Up to a maximum of 30.
How long is my vote valid for?
Your vote is infinite. Namely, it will be valid to the moment that you decide to change it. You can change your votes at any time and as many times as you like.
Governance and Consensus, Is that in the Steem Whitepaper?
Yes. You can read the full text here.
I see that witnesses determine the interest rates. What is that all about?
Yes, witnesses do determine interest rates. You can read up about it here.
I see that witnesses give a price feed. What is that all about?
Yes, witnesses do submit regular up to date price feeds. You can read up about it here.