Is Weku a joke or even legit ?

4 months ago

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This is a sad story, the Weku story as I understand it now, 26 November 2018. After seeing a lot of huge wallet harming the platform, I thoughts: why the official team don’t take action, who are their and will I invest in the platform ICO ?

Before investing real money, I will do my own research. Yeah, I jump in Weku for the community, for the people, without really worrying about who is behind Weku. Now I’m very worried.

What did I learn about Weku ?


Weku is not (yet) decentralized, the all platform runs on a single IP, on a single server. This means that Weku can shut down in a minute if no one pay the Amazon virtual server. If you are here for a while, you know that Weku can go down for 3 days without info! Here is the only IP/server you can get with nslookup weku.io:

Address 1: 18.221.107.53 ec2-18-221-107-53.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com

Second strange thing: the domain weku.io was boughts from a company in Panama. Ref: whois.com

Then, the code, no code you mean! The only improvement is the bookmarks, it’s a matter of adding a few line of HTML and JS code. Weku is an open-source fork of Steemit, all modification must be published. Where is Weku code ?

US Legit Company ?


They is no registration number on the website or the White paper, you can’t find any information about Weku being registered as a company in the US. I asked for the register number and US stat, but nothing until now.

If any company wants to make and ICO in the USA, they must have a registration number, and follow the SEC rules to get approved. No registration number, no legit ICO. It’s as simple than that.

Fake team and advisor ?


Now let’s dig into the main weku.io page and the Official Team and Advisors. Most name are fake and common, if you Google them you will see plenty of people with the same name. In the team, they is only 1 photos with a LinkedIn profite: Kevin Zou, this is the kind of profile that you can buy on the dark web, they is many Kevin Zou on internet. I am not sure about Kevin or Eric, I have doubts. This the ONLY LinkedIn profile mentioning Weku.

The advisory team - Most fake I guess, some are active on LinkedIn but they are absolutely no mention about Weku on their profile. I sent a message to 2 of them, but no answer. I strongly believe that these people even don’t know that their photo are used on weku.io.

ICO and no money


A joke or not, legit or not: That is not a question but a fact. Weku.io token sale is open for some weeks, do you know how much they get ? 32 USD worth ETH and almost 580 USD worth STEEM, this is nothing! You can’t run a project such as Weku with that, no money, no server, no developer. Ref: Weku ETH - Weku STEEM

As you can imagine, I will, and I would suggest to NOT invest any money in the current situation. Kind of giving money to unknown people.

Huge accounts stealing


The weku team can close accounts of little fishes who created a few fake accounts to get the signup bonus but nothing is done against huge accounts that are using fake accounts to power up or sell weku on the black market. Here we are talking about Millions of WEKU, a crazy lot. After that the team complain about an unsuccessful ICO ? A joke ?

Save Weku with a Swiss association ?


Here is the message I sent after getting the confirmation that Weku is made by a bunch of friend. At the and, I tried to offer them an exit: We could say that: We have buy back the weku project to the founders, it’s way for them to escape in silent. But I had no answer from mail, only on Discord with one of those team guys. It is my last try to help save Weku.


Hi, Christophe here.

One more time, thanks for your honesty. I may have a solution to fully legit Weku and you with many others, living from it. The dream IS still possible.

Sooner or later someone else will found out that the full Weku platform runs on a single IP/server, domain name from Panama, that all the “oficial” team are fake including the 2 Linkedin ghost profile, etc... I think we must not rush but move.

We can “transform” Weku into a legit Swiss Association, an international NGO. This would give Weku an official entity, the asso can open a Swiss bank account, can employ people, do crowdfunding and backend the full platform.

I will stay short for now, in summary: We need 3 people to sign the status, then off we go. The asso can employ you and provide a salary. The asso can pay for the platform needs (domains, servers, etc).

This is one way, the best way IMO, I can handle all the admin stuff to start, you handle all the community and platform stuff, as you already do. I will be a kind of working in the dark backend!

All that is a proposition, an idea. I think that using the “Swiss” stampe can bring in investors and I think it would be a good way to forgot about the mistakes.

To announce that, we could stay honest while saying only what is needed. We could say that: We have buy back the weku project to the founders, or I joined or something like that.

Regards,
Christophe


Note: I’m talking about 2 fake LinkedIn team member profile, the link to one of both profile was remove from weku.io after I sent my mail and chatted on Discord.

Discord chat with ?


Real team member or not I don’t know, once he say yes, once no. At least he speak for them, he pretend knowing them. I will not mention this man for now and maybe never. Depends on how he react to this post and in the future. But I will leak a screenshot of conversation part:


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Not much to say, in short Weku is run by a bunch of friends, not in the US. Then I suggested the Swiss NGO Association, interesting answer from that same man on Discord but no answer from Weku team.

You can also found that this man did a lot of transactions on Steemit, with more money than I have under the hand. But he did not invest anything to have more than a million of weku, and now saying Weku need money. A joke

Conclusion


Do your own research, I would firstly advise to NOT invest until all that is clarified, even if right now, I believe it’s too late. The shem look like they wanted a lot of users (the referral and bonus) so when they start the ICO we will buy in. But I think they wanted money fast and sold some WEKU on the black market (yes weku team itself), then got completely overwhelmed by the situation.

As a user and potential investor, I need way more clarifications to continue my Weku story. I feel so sad for all the honest people who are working hard on the platform.

If you don’t understand my story, it’s fine, the people working here each day will, this story is for you, the workers of Weku. Clarifications are needed so you are not wasting your time.

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I appreciate Christophe's time and effort devoted to WeKu community. Unfortunately, the information in the post misleading at the best.

Single IP address?
@pankso equals multiple IP addresses to decentralization. The front entry point has nothing to do with how many nodes the chain is running.
weku.io has not opened to outside witness. We are still testing related functionalities. During the testing, we add and subtract nodes anytime.

On domain name registration, weku.io is registered with namecheap.com. @pansko mixed a privacy protection service WhoisGuard, Inc. the namecheap.com uses with weku.io. Looks like WhoIsGuard, Inc is incoperated in Panama.

US Legit Company?
WeKu Blockchain Technologies Inc is the company behind the project. It is a C corporation registered in Delaware, US. You can verify it at https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/EntitySearch/NameSearch.aspx. There are many blockchain companies registering in Singapore, Swiss like @pansko suggested to avoid compliance hassles. However, the founders of the company want to operate it out of US - a most regulated and transparent country.

Fake team and Advisors

The accusation is totally wrong. Every single team member and advisor are real. If @pansko want to test it out. Please message me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-zou-36b3581/ to see if I will message you back or not.

ICO or no money

Our the first stage is to sell it to our community members, thus we can phase out the sign on bonus which we have seen much abuse. We have never had a goal for a big amount. We expect the private sale to bring more resources we need. The crypto climate is very challenging right now. We do have enough resource to sustain the platform for a long time.

Huge accounts stealing
Please report the accounts to us and we will take action on it. You can send them to support@weku.io

Save Weku with a Swiss association?
Thank you for your suggestion. There is no need for us to do so.

Discord chat with
I am not aware of any team member on Discord.

Conclusion
Our vision for WeKu is a platform for every people group in the world to connect and create. I don't want to provide any investment advice. If you share with our vision, please help us to make it better every day.

Thanks,

Kevin

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Thank you for this response, I believe this will put the rumors to rest.

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Posting these reponses in a thread of a post is not professional or appropriate. This information should be addressed in a timely manner prior to community unrest.

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Actually he just replied to what the poster wanted him to reply to, in his own post. That sounds perfectly reasonable to me. If you have doubts you are free to vote with your feet.

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Wasn't referring to one particular question by this post, was referring to the tidal wave of questions by the community that had not been answered prior to this post.

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Hey Kevin. Thank you for your response. I really love Weku and would be sad to know if what @pankso said is right. Trust me, I don't want to believe him for that would mean my favorite platform not being there anymore.
You know how you could really save it all? - How about a simple one minute video from the team? - A minute of video where all/most of the team members from the page are in the video together talking to us about the vision for the platform. That could be comforting and can dispel the rumor.

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@pankso has valid concerns. In most organizations the timelyness of informTion that is dessiminated to it's users would be unacceptable if Weku is to be used as an example.

Posting answers to these questions after an uproar has occurred, and doing it in a comment section of the person raising the questions is a poor example of how a platform should be run.

Kevin, Man Up!

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That is a pretty clever answer, full of sense. I will answer to Kevin later on. Few (a lot of) things are missing in his answer.

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Appreciate your honest. I know you care about this platform as I do.

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Kevin, also It would be nice if you responded to my email, I appreciate the delegation and continue to reward the community, but there are other matters I would like to discuss with you. Would it be possible for us moderators to contact you on Discord, it would be a lot easier.

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Hey Kimi, we did a video conference call with the community a while back. May we can post a short version of that. I am not sure about what points @pankso have. Please elaborate! We do need to do a better job communicating with the community.

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That would be great Kevin. Pankso has the best at heart. If you notice, most users love this place and do spend a great deal of time in here, supporting everyone and nurturing their growth in the platform. None of us would want anything bad for Weku so yes maybe a better communication with the community needs to be in place and would be reassuring.

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should at least once a week give a report of what happens behind weku and thus avoid misunderstandings.

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Great suggestions! Will follow through.

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Again Kevin, your timelyness in addressed ng these issues is a point of great concern.

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Kevin, not sure what came first, your reply to this post or my post about my feeling towards your leadership of Weku.

However, the fact that you are addressing these issues here instead of globally in Weku gives me great concern.

Weku needs answers, not just @pankso.

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Absolutely, I used my "name" to make noise, not a anonymous, ALL weku members deserve a real answer! From the Weku official account!

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i agree with you @pankso ,,,, we all want to get a response from the official account of weku.

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Hi,

The first thing that trigger me when I read your comment is the vote. @dzoelx was kicked out of @zeal due to abuse, ghost have a great name, it's a ghost selling your Weku on the black market. You say that users should report, this was done, many times. @dzoelx abused @zeal many times but nothing is done ?

Single IP address

Well, if your node are on other IP, why do the community face downtime ?

US Legit Company

So you moved from the US (was stated on weku.io) to an island with no real legislation ?Why anyone on Weku know ? Still, the Austin statement is on Website, is that wrong, cheating investors ? Why ?

Fake team and Advisors

I wish I would have an answer, one mam answering id not secure. Who are all the other ones ? why a single user have to make a post like mine to get answer from you ?

ICO or no money

You don't need money ? That's pretty cool, so I don't need to invest.

Huge accounts stealing

I have to be sarcastic here,me and many others reported about @zeal, @gbenga, @airpower, @phoenix, @gavvet, etc... nothing has been done. Why ?

Save Weku with a Swiss association?

Thanks, it was just a way to save Weku. I'm fine.

Discord chat with

So who is @gbenga, the first user who could get 1,5 Million Weku and that you trust ? He has pretty cool Steemit transactions. Maybe if you need money he can help you ? Here is one of the many transactions he has on Steemit, yes you could say he don't sell weku. But he sent some to @gavvet and other ( and then are sold)

Memo: STM7eye9FUtXuAZZv352ycfPSUvC8Y | Fr: gavvet | To: bittrex | Amt: $3822.9
Memo: 9193817f62d848c9846 | Fr: gbenga | To: bittrex | Amt: $4678.63

So, you are saying that all is right ? Or those thief's made more than Weku ICO ?

Why is this man saying he know you, he his part of WeKu team:


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Still, lots of of questions....

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Single IP and Downtime
We have published a detailed incident report on each outage. It has nothing to do with single IP.

WeKu Company Info
I am not sure what are you talking about "move to an island". In US, a company can register in one State and operate in another. Most major corporations in US such as Facebook are registered in Delaware. Facebook's headquarter is in California. A big portion of WeKu team is based in Austin. You may not know, Steemit's engineering team is based in Austin too.

ICO or no money
You may need to read my response again. We are talking to investors for private sale for our resource need. If you are an investor, I am more than happy to talk to you.

Huge Account Stealing
We dealt with accounts with sign-up bonus from fake accounts. There are a few users who discovered the site before everybody else. Their early posts earned them a huge amount of awards as there are only a few users to divide the award pool. To ensure the healthy growth of the community, we asked them including @gbenga to power down and return the majority WeKu to the community. We will invest the accounts you listed to make sure there is no abuse.

Discord chat with
@gbenga is one of the early users. Like everybody else, we don't have his real identity. We appointed a group of early users to be WeKu ambassadors to promote the platform. @gbenga is one of our Ambassadors and did a good job promoting the platform on Youtube among others. He did agree to give back majority of the WeKu he earned in first week or so and actually did the power down and transfers. Thanks for bringing the transactions of black market trades to light and we will look into it.

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Thank you for coming to say this. I was not sure how real Weku as but feeling better.

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Excellent response and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to follow up. It amazes me how everyone is so quick to pass judgement before hearing all sides.

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Respectfully, this is not what one would call quick. Communication in appropriate amount and timely should be a given.

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Your point on communication is well taken. However, your post about me used very bad language and false accusation. It is very unprofessional. Hope you edit and repost it. It makes the community a better place to create and exchange.

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Also, I would more than willingly agree to be on your team, working to make this a successful venture, but only if the current problems are corrected and the users interests are placed first.

Right now things are broken.

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I used one "bad" word which I more than willingly will remove and even apologize for.
But,...

Will you answer my questions?
Will you improve communication?
Will you run Weku as a business with investors?

I'm sure you can delete my account and effectively steal my money. But my question to you is this:

Will you improve this platform and start doing the basic things required to make it successful?

That has not been happening.

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Should I wait 3 mouths more ? Man, I tried a lot before this post, mails, Discord, mail again, comments, etc... Just saying they are great now is because you are not involved in Weku as many are. Some can make their living, while the thiefs are free ?

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Huufff !!!

Thanks for mr @kevin answer

Never say die up man and try again !

Thanks for bringing us this information @pankso. Weku fake or legit? For my self, as long as I can write good contents or giving some information for others I will stay here. I dont really care about invest or weku token when it will be release. Some of user told that wwku is scam but others also believe Weku Dollar will be listing in market. So, for those who love writing or blogging you can stay here as long Weku can able to access and for those wo said that weku is scam thats OK but pleasw dont waste your time here to create rubbish post, plagiarism or copy.paste contents. What I means is if you dont like something just stay away from it dont break it. Thank you.

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Rubbish post?

You're funny.

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Ha ha ha... They just have to improve their curators program!

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Are you interested if your content will be found via google or yahoo? Please check it out for some days.

I feel so bad after read your whole research story when i was started weku platform then my friend told me weku is steemit clone web site and don't work on it, Well lets see what is reply from weku admin
Great Job @pankso and thank you for aware us

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There won't be any reply. I am still waiting. I guess that only person is busy or run out

Weku seemed fishy for me from the first day of joining. There is no team, a simple whitepaper, no any support, no any official community and a lot of things which made me worry about the platform. Now it seems like there are a lot more evidence that weku might be fake. We need some statement by the team, we need to force them to do it, we can't let all innocent people waste their time.

Dispute between wekuians is nothing and in any case, who will win, there is no value if the platform is fake. We need answer, we need some support from the team, we can't keep on blogging when we have fear our time is being wasted.

Even if weku is of a single person or of friends, you now have a huge community to support. You can hire some developer and give them weku to make this platform better. Follow @pankso's method to register for the company to make it legal!

Don't hide under the rock team, come out and say I or we have created weku, we all will help because now we have also invested a lot of time and we are in such a point where it is very difficult to leave our favorite platform. Come out team!

Don't use fake photo, how can you punish plagiarism if you are doing identity theft yourself? We will accept you, be happy to see you, who you are, where are you from! Please don't hide, come, be honest and let's make it better together. There is no chance you can even earn server fees by hiding behind the rock. It will be a huge loss for you and everyone of us!

No one is and will buy at ICO, almost 80% people are using @fiasteem and rest are using some discord server or facebook group to trade! No one will profit this way!

We want this post to reach everyone! Please reweku this post and reply, "I rewekued" in the reply section of this comment and get $2 vote!

As far as I think weku is made by friends group because my first post got @weku-team comment saying, "Promote this @alexey04" and after 1 day @alexey04 promoted this, maybe scripted!

Don't forget to reweku!

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I rewekued!

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You could be my son, you are my little brother here on weku an I hope on other blockchains. When I read you, knowing your are so young with so clever thoughts and words, my smile is up. The earth have a future!

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good nice

I have a good friend who is about to give up on WeKu. Why? Because every time something goes wrong, there are huge losses of data! The whole thing seems very unprofessional. There's no communication from the developers to the users. I've already stopped serializing my books on WeKu. I'm putting no extra effort here - just crossposting what I do elsewhere.

Even when Steemit had it's major problem (HF20), we heard from the developers across Discord. It wasn't hard to find out what was going on - even if the news was bad. Even then, they didn't lose data!!! They closed things down first so that they could fix the problem and the witnesses were actively involved in fixing it.

Whaleshares is still a little glitchy at times, but they've come out of beta and I have yet to see a serious outage. They've been around less time (total) than WeKu, but have been very professional about it, trying to learn from the mistakes that Steemit made.

Even Bearshares is more serious about making a good and professional platform. They've even got their market set up properly and I've yet to see even a minor outage there.

Yet, WeKu account values seem to be constantly going up when everyone knows that the value of Crypto is going down at the moment still. It's all fake and we know it! That's not realistic, it's a fairy tale. Users deserve better than that.

WeKu needs to shape up before all the users ship out. You have competition, you don't have time to be apathetic.

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We did communicate with the community in the Telegram support group and post the final incident report. Regardless, the data loss is not excusable. There are many lessons we learned from that. Appreciate your honest inputs.

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I'm not in Telegram and (honestly) am not interested in joining yet another app for this. Discord is where everyone from Steem hangs out. When Steemit had their little fiasco, they posted their updates and gave us a banner at the top where we could see what was going on - straight from the horse's mouth. It was useful and we didn't have to even be on Discord to know what was going on at that point. Even throughout the crisis, witnesses were on Discord letting us know what was going on. (I often helped share the messages from one channel to the next.)

But yes, regardless of anything else, data loss in inexcusable. I was serializing my book here, but after two outages including data loss, WeKu was too far behind what I was doing on Whaleshares. Maybe next time around.

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WHo are you in the Telegram group please?

You and I have discussed the scammy aspect of the platform a couple of times. Your post confirms what I was worried about from the get go. I think we can all agree that the last three "maintenances" definitely eroded the trust of many users.

But every time it happens, we are told to be patient, that Steemit was the same way, etc. I'm sorry but no. This is not how to deal with issues.

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The incidents we had are the things keep me up in the night. Apologize again. Hope you will stick with us while we grow stronger overtime.

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If you want people to stick and stop doubting, you need to be more transparent, @kevin. Have a Discord server or a blog where people can see what is going on. What happened over the last six weeks is not a good sight.

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Also, communication needs to be here on Weku, not on Discord. Not everyone uses Discord. Transparency means that even the least tech savvy user has access to current info.

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Discord was an example. Many people use it.

But yes, transparency is of the utmost importance.

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Exactly! Until now, everytime I say this I get no response. Everyone afraid of being flagged or losing status in the community. We are upset and want action. This is not a joke.

Am glad to see this post today, @pankso, you are a very brave man, weku need someone like you, we are all operating or living in darkness over this days. We need people who is brave to talk, mail sent to support@weku.oi are not been reply. A guy came out some days ago report a spam committed by zeal community and nothing is done about it. Where copy and paste post is posted by the founder of zeal @phonex receive an upvote of $700 and nothing is done. The site will just shut down for some days and no information made before or after, to the extent of some data lost. Is very risky at the moment to invest on weku platform. Investing 1000USD to purchase weku and after some days, the site went down and after some days, the story on board is data lost and the weku purchase is nowhere to be find. Who to hold? How sure that this same data lost won't occur in future.

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Nobody did questioned this all before? I find it very hard to believe, already at the first day/my first post I asked questions, even asked if WeKu is a scam. Of all people over here just 2 did respond. I think most love to stay blind what is going on. That's fine with me. I stayed because I love to write and read, I save my content elsewhere ... I just wonder how come it can not be found back on the internet

Interesting piece of research and information @pankso!

To be honest, the only reason I ended up with a Weku account in the first place was because there was "someone" on the platform who was registering all the major Steemit account names and (supposedly) using them to plagiarize Steemians' content. It was basically a purely defensive move, to try to get ahead of any potential scammers.

It's interesting to watch the evolutions of Weku and Whaleshares, both of which are basically spin-offs of Steemit... and yet the approach is exactly OPPOSITE. Weku feels like a giant free-for-all filled with sketchy dealings, while WLS is very content/user centered and the principals/founders are constantly active in the community.

I'm going to avoid finger pointing, however it seems to me that someone "made a copy" of Steemit "just to what what would happen" and perhaps didn't expect thousands of people to respond, and now they are WAY out of their depth. The Weku White Paper was always a bit of a "smoking gun" for me, since it seemed like it was written by a high schooler copying from somewhere else, NOT by a professional business team. But who knows?

I guess I wasn't too concerned so long as Weku remained "funny money" you couldn't trade anywhere... but now that they are actually "handling money" I agree there's reason to want some more concrete answers.

This was something that has been bothering for a few days now. I, like many of us have put alot of work into the platform, starting communities and trying to grow those communities to help people grow their channels and also be seen on the platform. The Weku-Create channel here as helped some small channels grow and I have seen a few of those channels making great strides to make quality content and even help others grow too. I have also been doing some research and found out some thing about the platform. On account that is really bothering me is the @pro account, it seems to me that he has become or is a friend of the so-called Weku team. He funded that account with many accounts in the signup fraud time on Weku.

I e-mailed the team about this account and they have done nothing about this account unlike all the others that done the same thing. That person has started Bearshares, so my thoughts are all the off shoots of the Steemit platform clones just frauds to help build accounts on Steemit? I really hate to say it but I think we may have been taken by fraudsters and thieves.

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@pro has been blocked last week as the user did not carry outthe agreement on returning the weku from fake accounts.

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Good initiative, this should be done with several accounts that are abusing. The moderators will pass a report of all the false accounts and those who abuse the platform.

We also started to fight with the black market since this makes the value of weku go down too much so that weku is a platform where everyone wants to work and invest.

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I pretty much think that the Weku team got completely overwhelmed by the situation. For sure they allowed some mess such as the first members making post at 22k ( @virus ), then let go more and more shit came. Then some other people wanted to take advantage, such as the Bearshares founder who own @pro. At some point they said the key was shared, so other guys (a few) took advantage of this @pro account.

The first thing that would make me confident is a SEC registration number. Then take "care" of those thief accounts (they are a few...).

Really excellent work, @pankso!

Good question: Where are the people in charge?

I have worked with chief executives, founders, and owners for twenty years in a professional capacity and I have never even heard of one who would be so indifferent to a business entity they had created or were trying to create.

That the founders of Weku have not taken positive action before now is a broad statement to me that they do not exist or have already extracted their investment and a profit and are done with it.

I do not think anyone is up front flying the plane!

The only people working hard are those who do not have the authority and VP to make an real changes or the power to do anything about the thieves above them. Bless you all for trying!

Thieves? What other term applies when they are essentially stealing the W$ that would otherwise be distributed to real creators? They do nothing to earn it and most seem to be using large accumulations of the sign-up weku they moved into other fake accounts until they have control of it. They use that stolen Weku to increase their VP and then upvote their own comments. Everything they are using against us has been stolen from us to begin with.

Good luck with the ICO, Weku founders. Not going to happen.

I would take Panko's offer while there is still something left to exchange.

Good friend, hope is the last thing that is lost, we are waiting for the answer of kevin zou and eric chen to this publication.

On hiring developers and paying with weku is not a bad idea, in steemit they do the same and in whaleshares likewise, paying with weku makes the developers work so that weku is a reality.

Weku has the power to be better than steemit or equal it but to achieve it they have to invest money and a lot of time and hire developers who are geniuses.

It is understood that the little information generated by the team weku, keeps a bit away from the future investors, since they have not given details of how the development of the platform is progressing. For my part, I will stay on the ship until it is at the bottom of the sea.

Pankso is a very good researcher and, of that I have no doubt, many of the details he has researched can be 100% real and, for this reason, we expect the weku team a quick response to this publication.

I do my best to post good content here, for rewards and for the platform, but I decided from the beginning I would not buy Weku or post new or Weku-only content until there are more witnesses and Weku is tradeable on at least one major exchange.

Meanwhile, much of the basics seem to be working, and I still hope for the best, as it is high time there were alternatives to Steemit. There is a community here, and many Steemians have fled here; opportunities are open to make Weku a success.

I don't see how the initiators and makers of Weku could make any money out of it when almost nobody seems to be interested in the ICO; it would require some development and a tradeable Weku currency. I hope they will move that way.

Unless and until these questions get clearly answered a true wekuian can never be assured of their investment of time and efforts towards weku. I hope the officials give a proper and satisfying that we can rely on. Thanks for raising these questions !

WE NEED A REPLY #amar

So many wrongs yet nothing is been done. Even when they had conference no member attended and no video was released to that effect.
I suggest the team make a video post explaining what is wrong .
To prove to us that Weku is not another scam!!!
A video Is all we need and all messages to members should be done through such medium and posted on this platform. We can’t all just waste our time and investment for nothing!!!

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Well said. But not only one video or two. I am pretty sure that one can find a Chinese man to speak for you at chip price! The guys on the video was around 50, where is their past work ? Code ? Project's ? At that point, not sure a video can proof something.

Anyway, ICO is not working at all...

A week ago I do not write for WEKU and when I return I find this great and important information.

Sir @pankso, I want to take my hat off to you and thank you for having that courage and willingness to support the community that lives on this platform every day, where they spend many hours of their time building a future.

It is important that the founders and the team responsible for WEKU of the face and at least every 15 days give a detailed report of the progress of the platform.

An informative post where they give the detailed information of what happens in the platform and the creation of a team that really is active and answers the doubts and questions of its users that are the engine of the platform.

THIS KITCHEN IS FOR THE WEKU FOUNDERS AND TEAMS.

Gentlemen, I believe 100% in the platform and in your community and above all in that dream and hope that we have thousands of users in which this is a reality and not a SCAM, I have invested real money in the platform to build a future and I hope that you have the decency and the spirit to make this a reality.

Do not play with the Time of the People

Every day we get on the Internet endless proposals and promises where they offer us new opportunities for professional, personal and educational growth, where the only thing they ask is our time and dedication to a certain place or work, where we invest 12 hours of our time to create a path that generates a future and stability, we work day and night to build that building that will one day be our home and we do all this to mow, we trust fully in what these leaders promise us and with our good faith and willing to work we accept.

But there are times when we wonder if this is really worth it, if we can really go further and get what they promise, in some cases if they fulfill each of their promises.

Also in many cases we are scammed and play with the time of the people who gave that vote of confidence and in the end they are deceived by the system that only seeks to make quick money with the work of others.

The saddest and most regrettable thing is that humble and good-hearted people with dreams work every day for Cyber ​​Space to succeed, with new projects and a positive energy to make that dream come true.

It is unfortunate to know that this kind of thing can happen, playing with time and the work of others has no forgiveness from God.

We must be honest people with a good heart, who always show the same face, be honest, if this kind of thing happens in communities where thousands of people invest their time, talent and desire to work, at some point they will stop believing in them. What the leaders promise.

The change in each of us is that a single man is not the future of a community, the future of a platform are all its users, from the smallest fish to the largest whale.

Let's be smarter when we follow a leader and be clear about the rules of the game.

Before you went ahead with this post I had already made up my mind to take a break from weku.
Identify theft or no identify at all was just enough reason for me to back off for awhile but I must really commend you for writing out the minds of the average weku user, the minnows and those of us that are guided by the so called law.
@kevin, not until this post by @pankso was made I never knew this account existed.


@kevin prior to your answers on moving weku away from Austin how come the team never knew about it.


Let's take steemit as a reference, @ned is open enough to let steemit users know he is but here is our beloved weku which is suppose to be a better platform when compared to steemit, is not living up to expectations.


At least weku should give answers that even the blind we know it's legit and not cooked up story to buy time for yourself.

Although I would like WEKU to succeed in their Visions it seems things are going the same way as Steemit did.

There are many issues to WEKU and I do agree on some of the facts that @pankso mentioned but then again this platform has been live for not that long and not every team has Dan Larimer with them.

Then again there is the point of Transparency. I feel like the WEKU Leaders/Devs should keep the community up to date as to what they are planning and what they are working on. I feel like they forget that this is not just a Simple Blockchain Project where most of the people buy into the crypto without deep diving into it. This is also a Blogging Platform which means this Blockchain gets a lot of active Users which other Blockchains don't get.

More the Users More the Questions

So atleast try to keep us users Up to Date, most of us might not understand what you guys are doing behind the Curtains and Codes but we will get some sort of assurances that Work is being Done.

As for me I haven't bought any WEKU in the ICO process as I do have some doubts but then again that doesn't mean I am here for a quick Buck. I am here for the long Haul and that's why I have been steadily Powering Up all my Posts at 100%.

I truly hope this Platform succeds.

PS: This Post is going on my Bookmarks as I would love to read all the Comments down below and what results this Yielded.

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This is a pretty cool answer! Transparency is the key, that's one point for you! As I said in my post, people like us are kept away from ICO because of doubts. Hopefully, they is people thinking before acting. I was/am here for the long term, just for the precious connections. I don know what weku is going to be, @kevin answered to this post, still not convinced... Who is @kevin ?

Hope we'll get a reply from Weku team

Update : Eric said that they will respond to this soon

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I hope also. Kevin is fine but lack of precision. Why are a little fish harmed while the whales do shit ? Moved from usa to an insland without any info to the community?

This is terrible and not fully professional for them to run things properly, if they wish to make weku into something amazing, and benefitting for everyone..
Seeing you mention huge account offenders not getting dealt with.. Very unprofessional again.. Starting a site " as i'm sure you know the ins n outs too Pankso, as it takes a lot of reading into, not just the building, but the security side and the teams you pick, requires background searching, because on the internet everyone leaves info, whether good or bad, and if you're involved with a team, transparency is required, so admins can trust better.

hola @pankso

You are very brave in writing this, you represent many questions from most members. I am sure you have a good goal, for the progress of this platform in the future.
after you make this post, maybe many will leave this platform.

regards

reweku

You have informed me much more than the developers, I really like to know this information especially because like you, I always work in the community, now I have 40% confidence in the platform, I think a little in the project I also read the answer, but there are still many integrrogantes, I think it still lacks a lot, however you are one of the best post you have informed me I hope you create another post to see if they clarified your questions, because obviously you are the voice of all of us who are starting in this complex world, we have nothing to lose, especially us small users who for little that we invest in the platform is a lot ... Greetings and my respects my vote and my support.

As I joined here I already heard on the 2nd day questions about WeKu being a scam. I did ask questions myself but only 2 people over here did respond (some did on Steemit).
I already noticed with my 1st post the weird address, the strange 1st tag, the lack of a complete FAQ. People are complaining about the fact WeKu is not paying out and a bigger concern of me from the first start is the fact content posted up here can not be found via the world wide web... some just for about 1 day. I never received an answer of the leaders or... once someone said they wrote an apologize but I never saw it. I heard just 1 person is behind this all, might be and the rest... well we know.

No solo leí el post sino todos los comentarios, es desalentador leer todo esto, pero creo que es necesario, muchas preguntas con respuestas nada satisfactorias, espero que los que estén encargados tengan la seriedad para dar la cara y así tranquilizar a muchas personas que creen que este sitio puede ser mejor.

Really confusing! Who is the WEKU Creator? What are their real goals? I am an amateur user who doesn't know much about all the plans of a group of people here, what will happen with Weku future? I do not understand. But your story have stop my motivation for writing on this account. Where will we ask for honesty about this platform?

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I agree with you, @hokakah. After reading @pankso's post, my motivation level has dropped to as close to zero as it will go. The very people we are depending on are giving themselves w$600 upvotes on nonsense statements and the Founders know it and also know of the internal problems. By doing nothing before now, I also have come to believe that we are in the middle of something that does not really exist.

It seems that Weku has already failed if the Founders will not respond to @pankso.

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So now there is a response, a pretty weak response in my opinion. Why does it take an upset community to finally get even this little bit of information from Kevin Zou?
https://deals.weku.io/community-deals/@weku-official/announcement-basic-company-information-about-weku

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@willymac, As you say right. Will I close my labtob until an answer arrives?. Hhhh

Many users working hard to be part of this platform, we want to grow, take action Weku Team, respond is your responsibility, Just keep us updated Thanks.

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Yep, it can be as simple than that: take action guys. A week after this publication, I must say that things are moving, witch is a good sign. Still a few things to clear by the way.

Hi, just let you know you're being featured in my moderator report Catwomanteresa Digest#31.
Please drop by to check out all the rest of today's great posts.

❤️ Weku moderator @catwomanteresa love11.gif

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What an honour! Thank you!

how many months?
how many weeks?
How many days?
How many hours?
How many minutes?
how many seconds?
the time we spend on this platform, is truly dubious, full of obscurity, and even unclear.
Do we have to retreat and leave weku?
or we survive.

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Too much! Would be a pretty good answer ? Thanks for commenting!

@pankso
I said similar things for a while now on both discord and comment sections of a few posts.

Very few voices were in agreement with me until this post.

Who ever Kevin Zou is, he is a real person in Austin Tx from what I can tell. If he is the founder of Weku he needs to answer these questions now!

If he is not the founder, then this is a sham then he needs to be made aware that his name is being used this way.

However, I do see a reference to Weku as founder in the linkedin profile for Kevin Zou in Austin Tx. This was not there before. Maybe it's a response to this post? Upvoted for visibility.

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I should flag you for the self vote, come on, I vote you more! Take it off, please!

The Kevin Zou profile on LinkedIn say he his from Austin but the last post is from 2015. Then look to his last job at Zinnova Technologies Inc, fake company... etc. Has I said, connect to TOR, go on the dark web, you can buy anything, when I say anything its' everything!

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't remember seeing any reference to Weku on his profile a couple weeks ago.

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You are right!

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Agreed. With 99.9 % of your comment!

Now, as far as self Vote:
Until the founders of this platform prove that they are morally invested, I have no reason not to self-vote.

Think about it, why would anyone care if they are being ripped off in the process?

That being said, I will quickly vow to never self vote again if, and when the founders can prove that they have the users best interest at heart.

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Ha ha lol, I always liked your comments. This one even more! Yes, go to self-vote until those thief stop. I myself have to fight with myself to not up-vote!

Enserio que necesitamos tener información precisa de weku.

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Si en efecto Estoy muy preocupado.

You have gone a long way in clearifying my argument with my friends here. Thanks a lot @pankso

That is a long story. Yes, i also had been here for few times and seen many problem and there is no information about founders and there is no involvement of them too.I saw many problem some account been who has great power but no record how they got that power. Even i heard the news that ICO of weku is launched but could find it's price and saw many people making many accounts and get bonus and they sold them at the starting and earned a lot of steem, bitcoin and others too.Have to admit that, weku team can take against many account who are doing good for community( as they got power from sign up bonus). I saw many account like who have great power from signup bonus but there are no thing against them. But who are working hard and making this platform better. They are against them. I really wanted to see that weku team can burn some account and ask to give signup bonus of fake account back, but can they give answer to this question. Now days i am not much online in weku because of study but saw one of friend who said to read this post, and i know why he said so. Now, i am really worried about this platform.
Hope you can get some solution or you can make thing better.
Thanks for opening our eyes.
Let's see what happens.

good the truth if the situation is sad, and more than many of us are investing time to the platform in favor of its development, I hope you will soon give us information, thanks for sharing this post with us! rewekued

I hope not:(
rewekued

I rewekued. WOW - this is shocking!!

We do our best here and hopefully we will get the right answer soon.

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I agree with you

thanks for such an explicit explanation. it is better people know what they want to invest their money into than wait it on some trash which at the end will be a catastrophe

If I ever need to find info on someone I will hire you ex-son! You're good at this!

Fellow of the shire upvote Comment final.jpg

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Thanks my dear! You are so great!

I like such context
I look forward to getting a good reply from the Weku team as well

To some extent, I was skeptical about this platform too.

However, I rewekued

Really scary. If true, all time and investments wasted.
Rewekued!!

One question...
Why the flags?
If you believe you can answer reasonably, then just do so! Why the flags?

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You are speaking to the flaggers or me ? ;-)

I will help share this. I am also very doubtful about this. but I do not have the capacity to advance in building my society to be real not just their imagination of fake people. but I support anti-plagiarism and I will campaign right. the rest just kept quiet and prayed that you and other friends could open this path.

after reading @pankso posts and other friends' comments, my enthusiasm for posting began to fall, because what @pankso said was right,
we here need definite clarity.

we hope this problem will be resolved quickly and correctly, so that we do not harm the time on this platform.

Also I thought it was a scam. Too many strange things. We hope well...

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I hope well too... Not much scared for myself, but people living in other countries that could live on weku!

I reweku.

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Thanks!

Great analysis! If these are weaknesses, then they will be eliminated, if this is a fraud, then nothing will change, but investing is a high degree of risk. Thanks for the research !!!

@pankso great job; at least you got the attention. As you see I do not post as much on WEKU. BEARSHARES IS A SCAM

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I am so happy to get a comment from you! You could say "Fuck pankso" that I still would like your comment!

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haha why??!

it's a shame if this is just a joke. how much time we spend active on this platform. indeed it is truly dubious and full of obscurity.

I hope this problem will be resolved quickly, right or not, all things are clear so as not to harm the time on this platform.

Thanks for this info. I will still wait for the Devs' promises though. Thanks for this transparent update and this caught their attention as well. Let's keep our hopes high.

It is a C corporation registered in Delaware, US. You can verify it at https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/EntitySearch/NameSearch.aspx.
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@kevin a statement highlighted in red at the top this screenshot goes thus " this is not a statement of good standing " What is it suppose to mean ?
Every information as given there seems to be contrary to what we know

Wow! I AM REALLY SHOCK! and speechless too 😂. Rewekued now @pankso you just shake the Weku world!

Hi @pankso,

what a great job and I love the idea to move it into a save "port" like the swiss.

Let's see if we get more answers.....

Just look what you have done!:)

At least we known that it is a US Corp. registered in the First State - Delaware.

Other than that we know very little.

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For about $50, anyone can register a corporation in Delaware.

I have read the debate here. For me WeKu is the favorite crypto social media platform. So far, I am very easy to communicate with the WeKu team. I understand if WeKu still lacks and I believe it will be better than Steemit.

and I said that they are scammers :D Who wants to buy my tokens?:D

I felt sad, and my motivation level has dropped after reading your post @pankso's
Rewekued
Thanks @pankso

Steemit has disappointed us. They used us to build their own group. Will it repeat here? this really hurts!! Thanks @pankso

Many have spent their time, intellect, resources to ensure the growth of this platform and it will be so disheartening if truly this platform is a scam.

We selute your brave @pankso

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Thanks a lot! Selute returned!

I rewekued! Good Luck everyone <3

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Thanks!

weku is changing lives out there. Thanks

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Yes indeed it is! That's why we need full transparency from the platform holders!

Rewekued

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Thanks!

Rewekued!

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Thanks!

Nice Response By Kevin

Oh oh 😣...rewekued

This good job is an amazing post that all users are waiting to read.

Reweku

To what pu pose

I sure it is legit. Of curse a legit...
THANK YOU FOR THIS STRONG POST.

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Why are you sure ?

First I apologize for not immediately making a comment to explain my flag. I had intended to do it right away but got swamped at work.

Second, the flag is not personal. I am not flagging pansko and I do not plan to make this a habit.

I flagged one post which I felt could possibly hurt the platform. I am a long time veteran of steemit. During that time, I saw many posts that made accusations without all of the facts. When these posts were highly rewarded, others looked at them and said "I should do that too." It became common for people to make accusations and reap the rewards. It made for an incredibly negative experience and many good people were hurt in the process.

I truly hope weku can be different and better than steemit. I hope good content and good curators can be rewarded for their efforts. I hope good people can be empowered to spread rewards to engaging content.

I hope all community members here can pull on the same rope in the same direction in order to help weku to succeed.

When people start to make posts with serious accusations without all of the facts, it hurts everyone who is trying to pull on that rope.

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Beggar link and self vote. Flagging

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damn i see you post en gray and say this is like Venezuela... its good to see you post against with colours. greetings from Venezuela.

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LOL me too! I went from 66 to -20 in a matter of 2 minutes! maybe some guys have too much power ? At least this man can put anyone down and treat him as he likes!

I case you are wondering about the flags. It's time that people stop being rewarded for unfounded baseless claims. Making sensational claims without providing sensational evidence is poor form and the time has come to stop looking the other way or rewarding this kind of "witch hunt" and rumors nonsense.

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Hi, very controversial since you are making FUD on Steemit and Warning users against Steemit clones

It's unfortunate you decided to mixe the respectful Whaleshares and Smoke, Weku platform and Bearshares project together.

And what is unfounded in my post ?