There has been a lot of speculation about whether Byteball had thought everything through when launching the Steem attestation campaign. Please rest assured, we were very aware of the different types of abusive behavior we would potentially come across.
However, we also wanted the opportunity to be as easy and inclusive as possible. Restricting to only high reputation levels would have prevented a lot of users from participating, so we instead decided to start out as wide as possible and monitored the situation closely.
When the abusive behavior reached a level where it no longer made sense to continue, we moved in to change it so that only accounts created prior to July 12 were eligible for rewards. We also halved the rewards for lower reputation level, to reduce the profitability of buying reputation boosts.
Enter the days of referral hijacking
Since a few days ago, we started seeing the first signs of referral hijacking....
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