Community Liaison, Steemit
Andrew Levine is the community liaison for Steemit.com, the primary application built on top of the Steem blockchain—an open-source transparent, uncensorable, ad-free, social-network that pays content contributors in Steem (ticker: STEEM) according to readers’ endorsements. Steem’s market cap is currently over $400 million. Within its first year, Steemit.com’s global traffic ranking was in the top 1,500 in the U.S., and the top 5,000 worldwide. Over 100 applications have been built on the Steem blockchain so far, and many more Steem implementations are under way. Levine earned a J.D. at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, and served as general counsel to real estate firm Hudson View Associates for six years.
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