If you died today would anybody close to you be able to log into your steemit account and let your followers know that you are no longer alive?
Similar to a memorialized account on Facebook.
It's a really good question for Steem and for cryptocurrency in general.
Cryptocurrencies are set up with security of keys in mind, since the keys are effectively proof of ownership of the funds / assets.
So how can you securely pass these keys on when you die, without impacting their security before you die.
One approach would be to trust someone close, i.e. family, with your keys.
Another would be to use paper wallets, i.e. printing out your public and private keys on a piece of paper which you then store in a secure place (a safe, a bank security box etc depending on how much assets you are protecting).
With Steem, as you note, there is the additional question of communicating and closing your account. As far as I'm aware there's nothing set up to deal with this scenario.
To resolve this you could add a message with your cold wallet or family to be uploaded.
I'm sure before long this kind of service will arise. Smart contracts will be created which use information from death certificates to automatically process funds and provide appropriate communication.
Kind of morbid but a good question!
The one close to me was of course the first of my husband then my friends ... if at that moment I was still actively playing steemit, then I would advise my husband to take over my account and tell all my followers if I it's gone, and if my husband refuses to do it, then I'll give it to my closest friend in steemit.
Yes, I printed out my Master and Active key and kept it in the library. I told everyone close to me what the printed page is for and how they can use it. I also copied my keys and sent to their emails just in case anything happens to my email acct and I can no longer have access to it. So, yes, those that I love and trust can have access to my steemit acct especially when I'm gone not necessarily to pass the message though, but to continue from where I stopped
Nice question about life,on your answer if I will died today my friend name jayu will operate it because he knows everything about me and he can also operate and work on this platform.He would work rather than telling everyone that I am no longer alive but if person wants to talk with me then he can't don't but due to my friend help he can give answer in comment and reply to her words.
So,if I died today my personal account will operate by my friend and he game the earning to my family which she had lost his son and my friend will be helpful to my mother by sending her money.
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Oh this is question that make me cry knowing that one day i will surely leave this world.
It is your right to make technology grow most especially musing because this is a very educative and useful platform. So it will rather be advisable to tell it to young one and family, introduce it most especially let them know your password so that after you are gone they can continue the good work for generations to come.
And i surely know that even the owner of musing will take to this advise also in order to make musing go a long way for generation and generations to come.
It can also be use to tell your followers most especially the community that you are no more but the first thing you have to do is to leave a good legacy to the steemit community, they can even help your family with upvote earning or transfer to take care of themselves.
If you are asking if steemit has anything similar to facebook memorial than no, steemit doesn't have something similar or at least I haven't noticed anything like that till now.
But if you are asking if I individually have anything like that than yes I have. I haven't set up something like inheritance or anything but I have my steem owner key and my other wallet keys and some of the other cryptos hidden away. Only people of my choosing will be able to access.
I dont think so that steemit has any such concept so for.
However, someone wishes to do so he/she can do it in individual capacity.
First thing that comes in mind that to whom you trust enough to give your private key.
If you have someone whom you can trust you can give him/her the same.
As far as i am concerned. i have printed all the my personal details and kept it in my drawer and also informed my spouse about it.