SOS Daily News : all you need to know about the State of Steem @ 7 December 2018

Another day, another dollar. Well, not quite.

A few goodish things popping up on the blockchain.

Steem has held its ground around $0.25, SBDs crept back up a bit.

@fulltimegeek has announced that he is developing the Vaporchain Token Protocol independent of Steemit Inc. @harpagon and @yabapmatt have been working on something similar as an alternative to the long awaited SMTs.

A rallying call has gone out to the community to join in the campaign to get steem on Coinbase.

But holy moly where are the Top 20 Witnesses when you want to hear from them? Stand up and be counted I say.

On a positive note, that I will repeat again, we had a great second UK Steem Virtual Meetup last night. It was good to roadtest the forum format I am proposing for the weekly SOS Forums. They might just be useful…

Shout out if you would like to help or join in – everyone is welcome

In the meantime…

Read. Absorb. Digest. Discuss. Act. Together.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)

Steem price US$ 0.255 2018-12-08 04:29 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.613 2018-12-08 04:29 UTC
Market Cap US$ 76,897,936/td> 2018-12-08 04:29 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (+2) 2018-12-08 04:29 UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2018-12-06
No. of Orcas 301 (+1) 2018-12-06
No. of Dolphins 1900 (+2) 2018-12-06
No. of Minnows 9022 (+10) 2018-12-06

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NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – Today’s Livestream Rescheduled

@ned – RocksDB and SMTs Announcement

@ned via @inertia & @whatsup – THINK GREEN  >>> check the message from Ned at the end of this post

@birdinc – Life Goes On

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#29 @therealwolf – Steem on Coinbase? Let’s do this!

#30 @themarkymark – Why I am not worried about BTC and ultimately Steem

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 379: Steem Price + Tokenisation without Steem inc Up

#45 @firepower – Steemians Listen Up! Let’s Get STEEM Listed On Coinbase!

#64 @fulltimegeek – I Will Be Releasing The Vaporchain Protocol Later This Month. Prepare For Tokenization!

#67 @c0ff33a / @derangedvisions – Continuing to Power Up

#73 @steemcommunity / @paulag – November‘18 STEEM Post Bench-Marking Report – Blockchain Business Intelligence

For more details of posts from Witnesses check @timcliff’s latest The Reports from the Witnesses 2018-12-02

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS, INFLUENCERS & OTHER CONCERNED STEEMIANS

@adetorrent – Don’t Get The Wrong Impression From My Positive Outlook

@denmarkguy – In Some Ways, Even 23-cent Steem Doesn’t Look so Bad…

@flauwy – How Much Do You Love Steem?

@slobberchops – STEEM – It’s Cheap, are you Buying?

@tarazkp – A theory on why Steem falls so hard

@tarazkp – More of the same slide

@tarazkp – Moments of foggy thoughts

@taskmaster4450 – Why STEEM Falls More Than Other Tokens

@taskmaster4450 – A Quadrillion-Dollar Market

@taskmaster4450 – Introducing Vision 2025

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@dsound / @prc – DSound v0.4.1: Update to HiveMind API and several bug fixes and much more to come!

@dtube / @nathanmars – Redefining Entry requirements for DtubeFamily777 with #SnapComment and minimum 100 SP skin in the STEEM Blockchain

@steemhunt / @jayplayco – [Steemhunt] SMT Lite and Steemhunt

@smartsteem – Fairer Price Calculation

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

No new media coverage found

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SOS Daily News : all you need to know about the State of Steem @ 5 December 2018

The Steem boat sails on, but the waters ahead still look choppy.

Ned has popped out an update on RocksDB and SMTs. Do check that out and make sure you tune in for his latest live stream at 5pm UTC on Thursday.

Still a tremendous silence from the Top 20 Witnesses … hello, hello, do you read me?

Only significant posts from witnesses today have been from @exyle and @prc.

Steem is just clutching on to #50 on CoinMarketCap.

We need to talk… and then do stuff. Pretty darn fast.

To help along the process I have put forward the idea of weekly SOS Forums…

Please bang me on the head and tell me to mind my own business if that really is a dumb idea.

In the meantime…

Read. Absorb. Digest. Act. Together.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)

Steem price US$ 0.298 2018-12-06 05:34 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.755 2018-12-06 05:34 UTC
Market Cap US$ 89,785,393 2018-12-06 05:34 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 (n/c) 2018-12-06 05:34 UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2018-12-04
No. of Orcas 301 (n/c) 2018-12-04
No. of Dolphins 1895 (+5) 2018-12-04
No. of Minnows 9013 (-12) 2018-12-04

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NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – Next Livestream this Thursday, Dec. 6th at 11am CST    [ NB this is 5pm UTC ]

@ned – RocksDB and SMTs Announcement

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#6 @blocktrades – BlockTrades RocksDB proposal to Steemit

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Crude idea: An advertisement model where front ends, content creators and voters benefit

#75 @c0ff33a / @derangedvisions – I power up for the future

#99 @enginewitty – STEEM to the Sun?

#114 @prc – User onboarding, scalability, incubating accounts and SteemConnect v3: my vision for mass adoption…

For more details of posts from Witnesses check @timcliff’s latest The Reports from the Witnesses 2018-12-02

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS, INFLUENCERS & OTHER CONCERNED STEEMIANS

@cryptospa – Will you stay on STEEM blockchain, if STEEM drops to $0,15? (Question to Steemians, Developers, etc.)

@enjoyinglife – STOP Using Steemit.com [UNCUT]

@fknmayhem – Steem, Steemit, Steemit Inc. … Some Thoughts

@freebornangel – Are you happy with stinc’s leadership up to this point?

@intrepidsurfer – Tomorrow’s Steem Inc livestream and general thoughts

@ivansnz – Second revenue stream! Ads? [Dtube Inspiration]

@lloyddavis – Ship Sinking?

@runicar – DtubeSnapQ #1 @ned lays off 70% of his team

@shepz1 – I just bought some steem riddle me this! NEWBIE GUIDE TO STEEMIT!

@shepz1 – Due to neds arrogance!

@whatsup – Building the Future

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@dtube / @theycallmedan – Ideas For Improving DTube

@engrave – ENGRAVE – next milestones for Steem powered blogging platform

@sndbox – Sndbox – Creativity Empowered [Public Discord & Program Updates]

@steemmonsters – Steem Monsters Facebook & Telegram Update // 5 Booster Pack Meme Contest!

@tasteem – New Update: Tasteem Point System

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

No new media coverage found

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SOS Daily News : all you need to know about the State of Steem @ 3 December 2018

Steem is facing difficult times.

Steemit Inc has cut staff and is pulling back to let the community take on a greater role in the running of the blockchain.

Steem is teetering at #50 on CoinMarketCap.

Action is needed. Ideas are coming forward. Communication is paramount.

I am starting this daily update to bring together the key data, the most important information, the best ideas and the critical calls to action.

Read. Absorb. Digest. Act. Together.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

Steem price US$ 0.316 2018-12-04 04:48 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.788 2018-12-04 02:36 UTC
Market Cap US$ 95,263,117 2018-12-04 02:36 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 2018-12-04 02:36 UTC
No. of Whales 36 2018-12-02
No. of Orcas 300 2018-12-02
No. of Dolpins 1889 2018-12-02

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NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – Next Livestream this Thursday, Dec. 6th at 11am CST    [ NB this is 5pm UTC ]

@ned – Steemit, Inc. Blockchain Roadmap and Cost Reductions

@ned – Third Test Livestream; Steemit Update

@andrarchy – Why Social App Developers Should Avoid Protocol Development, and Vice Versa

@steemitdev – Upcoming Changes to api.steemit.com

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#6 @blocktrades – BlockTrades RocksDB proposal to Steemit

#12 @ lukestokes.mhth / @lukestokes – Where is Steem going? How will it get there?

#14 @utopian-io – Utopian is ready to seek investors. 1M USD goal for year 2019

#17 @yabapmatt – The Case For Advertising on Steem-Based Websites

#30 @therealwolf – My commitment is with Steem – Keeping my focus

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 377: Re-evaluation of the blockchain from top to bottom

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – [Witness evaluation post #1] These witnesses run a full node. Voting suggestions if you care about decentralising the blockchain

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – One new insight can spark lots of new ideas

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Steemit.com is running at a loss! Start generating revenue or get out, you are strangling other applications from succeeding

#45 @firepower – These Times Make You Wait & Watch!

#50 fyrst-witness / @fyrstikken – How much is really this Average Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary?

#50 fyrst-witness / @fyrstikken – Shit, fix this shit or your tokens will be worth pennies, @ned!

#57 @holger80 – Monthly fullnode report for November 2018

#58 @dragosroua – A Few Thoughts About A Potential Witness Crisis We May Hit At Some Point

For more details of posts from Witnesses check @timcliff’s latest The Reports from the Witnesses 2018-12-02

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS, INFLUENCERS & OTHER CONCERNED STEEMIANS

@daan – I’m Not Going Anywhere – Positive About the Future of Steem!

@llfarms – An Open Freewrite Letter To The “Doers” Of Steem | From The Token “Kindergarten Teacher”

@lordbutterfly – What is it about STEEM that its tanking so hard? // An open letter to STEEMIT.INC

@louisthomas – How to Save Steemit – My Uninvited Opinion

@nathanmars – I’m moving forward with my dream of becoming an Angel Investor, If you’ve dreams, vision and goals then I’ll contact you directly and invite you personally to join our DtubeFamily777

@paulag – Full STEEM ahead – STEEM business is Your Business and My Business

@prameshtyagi – Tron and Steem Leaders are set to talk

@steevc – A 7-year-old is making millions on Youtube. What could be possible on Steem?

@tarazkp – Advertising the blockchain away

@taskmaster4450 – Steemit: Where Was The CFO?

@theycallmedan – The Gut Check

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@dstors – New brand identity + What is the value of dStors?

@dtaste / @immanuel94 – DTaste | Free Account Creation now available | Thanks to the Onboarding API by oracle-D

@steemmonsters – Latest Steem Monsters Updates!

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

The Telegraph (UK) – Crypto start-ups hit by layoffs as falling prices bite

BlockchainReporter – Crypto Bear Market Forces Steemit to Lay off 70% of its Employees

CoinGeek – Steemit Restructures With 70% Job Losses, Citing Crypto Slowdown


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Five ways Steem has changed my life, and what comes next…

In my 50+ years I have been involved in many causes, many organisations, many communities and many new activities. Some for shorter, some for longer.

But of all of these, the past 18 months on Steem has been more intense, more condensed and more all round impactful on my life than any other of my past endeavours.

Steem has taught me, steem has changed me, steem has made a indelible mark on my life…

1. The World of Crypto

Steem has been my entry point to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

As well as learning about Steem itself it has prompted me to explore other parts of the crypto world. I am seeing clearly that this is a world with many, many, many possibilities.

With every crypto stone I turn over another idea sprouts up before me. Fertile lands are just over the horizon.

2. Justice, Equality & A Dollar A Day

The single most important part of Steem for me is without a doubt A Dollar A Day.

Running this charitable giving organisation on Steem has opened my eyes so, so wide.

Talking directly to the people at the other end of the line, hearing how they live, about the problems they face and the solutions they are trying to implement has changed my outlook on the world big time and a half.

I have connected so directly with the people I work with. It is difficult not to have a heightened sense of responsibility to get involved and do the very, very best I can to help.

And A Dollar A Day has helped, a little at least. Even in these difficult days A Dollar A Day has managed to raise approaching US$ 5000 since the project started in May.

This has clearly demonstrated the potential of the Steem blockchain to do good in the world. I do so hope A Dollar A Day can continue to grow and develop in its present form, in its present place.

3. Radio Shows

Becoming a show host on MSP Waves has been my biggest personal revelation from being involved in Steem.

I had never hosted radio shows before, and I would never have dreamed of doing so if not for Steem.

And it has been such a fascinating and enjoyable part of my steem life. Since starting in January, through the various incarnations, I have put out almost 70 shows.

What’s more, on those shows I have now interviewed around 400 steemians. That has been a joy, a pleasure, a privilege, an honour to get to know so many people on the platform in this way.

4. Vegetarian & Vegan

Back in March I interviewed @teamsteem on my Alternative Lifestyle Show on MSP Waves. We talked at length about his choice to be vegan. Then a few weeks later I brought together 10 steem vegans for a vegan special edition of the show. This covered all the different angles of why people become vegan… health, ethics, environment etc.

I had never been a big meat eater. But since those shows I have not eaten any. I am totally vegetarian.

Going full vegan, particularly having our own chickens, has been a longer, and more windy journey. But the ultimate goal is coming close.

I feel healthier for it.

5. Sleep

The other four have been big positives. But it would be dishonest for me not to include this rather more negative impact of steem.

With a 24 hour round the world community I commonly find myself chatting on Discord into the wee small hours with people in earlier timezones.

And there is always more to do. Posts to write, comments to make, shows to listen to, interviews to arrange, donations to send. I set myself steem targets each day – and I try to get them done before going to sleep.

This is not good. I have written about it before. I know it has got to change.

It will, I am trying harder.


So Steem has changed my life. Mostly for the better.

Whatever comes next these past 18 months have been fruitful.

I will wish for many months more…

 

 

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