SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 20 January 2019

Major developments afoot.

Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott yesterday reached out to senior witnesses and community leaders with a proposal to establish some form of new governance foundation for Steem.

Meanwhile top witnesses @lukestokes and @reggaemuffin also put forward new proposals to aid the running of Steem.

The Steemit Inc powerdown of 42 million SP is currently continuing during discussions.


New Governance for Steem

Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott yesterday put forward a proposal for the establishment of a new governance structure to oversee the governance and forward development of Steem…

A few months ago, Steemit made significant progress setting up a Foundation to support Steem sustainability.

Given the moment, it makes sense to find a person or two to fund and lead this. Is there anyone that comes to mind for you from the Steem community to lead this?

The general idea is hand the project to someone who will set up a Foundation governance that advances Steem, is transaparent, accountable — is flexible for adopting more responsibilities as it grows. Take it through launch then launch fundraising efforts — take it into actually executing given the funds it receives — to which we would plan to donate a multiple of other initial donations
It is often the person most reluctant who would be best to lead
However, I believe the task should be manageable – we have contracted an organization that specializes in setting up Foundations and can manage to the goals

In response to Ned’s proposal the initial planning of this new body is being led by top witness @aggroed.

The working name for the organisation is currently the Steem Alliance (or possibly the Steem Institute).

Steemit Inc will be providing some seed funding, and will run by around 12 elected steemians.

Nominations are now open for people who are interested in standing for a position on the ‘Steem Alliance’.

Full details are in this post…

Yesterday also saw a separate proposal from witness @lukestokes for a SteemDAC governance body based on the eosDAC model…

Witness and developer @reggaemuffin also put out post detailing another Steem governance option…


Steem Community Gathering

To provide opportunity for these various governance options and alternatives to be discussed and debated @aggroed is organising an open forum on Sunday 3 February.

This will start at 6pm UTC / 1pm EST in the PAL Discord.

It will be open to everyone.


And also in today’s news…

Johan Nordberg @almost-digital, initiator of the recent HardFork 21 that sparked much of the current debate, posted to explain about his reasoning behind the Hardfork…

The management of the @helpie witness has been passed into the capable hands of @isaria and @swelker101…

And Partiko has launched a first desktop version of its popular mobile app…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.405 2019-01-21 04:01am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.937 2019-01-21 04:01am UTC
Market Cap US$ 124,857,585 2019-01-21 04:01am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #39 (+2) 2019-01-21 04:01am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-19
No. of Orcas 318 (n/c) 2019-01-19
No. of Dolphins 1980 (+1) 2019-01-19
No. of Minnows 9096 (-1) 2019-01-19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4160 (+1) 2019-01-21 04:04am UTC

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NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – The Guiding Mission, Vision and Values of Steemit, Inc

@steemitblog – Hivemind + Ruby

@steemitblog – Hivemind is Live!

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#1 @aggroed – Steem Town Hall tonight, Steem Witness Forum 10/26, Steem Community Gathering 2/3

#6 @smooth.witness / @smooth – Go fork yourself…a parable of self love

#7 @lukestokes.mhth / @lukestokes – SteemDAC: A Plan We Can Start Today to Decentralize Steem Governance

#17 @therealwolf – Résumé of 100% Beneficiary Experiment

#34 @reggaemuffin – Let us the Community take Steem Governance into our own Hands!

#36 @blockbrothers / @exyle – The birth of DPOS Blockchain religion and the unfairness of everything

#43 @ocd-witness / @acidyo – Hi

#50 @fyrst-witness / @fyrstikken – Until I am sure I only vote for LOYAL witnesses – I have removed them!

#54 @helpie – New Witness Server Hosts and a Sharper Vision Looking into 2019

#55 @holger80 / @steembasicincome – Interview with @holger80

#58 @partiko – Partiko Weekly Report #15 – Earn 15 Steem Power by using Partiko

#63 @steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – Will Knowing A Measure Of Steemit History Help Speed UP Success In Your Steemit Journey?

#66 @justyy – @justyy’s Weekly Witness Report – 20/January/2019

#68 @bobinson – Promise to the STEEM stake holders & community as a witness

#69 @steemcommunity / @paulag – My Stance as a Witness, a Stakeholder, and a STEEM User on the Current STEEM Saga

#115 @pjau – Witness “pjau” Update Week 37

#128 @demotruk – Steem Dollars are Officially Out of ‘Haircut’ Zone

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@almost-digital – In defense of the fork

@drutter – Did Steemit go corporate?

@fknmayhem – A Quick Note to Witnesses Supporting Forking Out Specific Stake

@lordbutterfly – Crazy rumor of the day // SAMSUNG buying STINC

@lordbutterfly – SBDs are back…

@lucylin – Never let a good drama go to waste….Ned’s under pressure…An Irish themed Sunday

@meno – It’s all been worth it

@mountainjewel – Steem’s Reckoning: A Positive Outlook

@runicar – SBD Conversions Are Profitable Again! 10-15% Every 3.5 days!

@tarazkp – Did Steemit Inc have to act by law?

@taskmaster4450 – Steemians Negativity Bias: Everything Is The End Of The World

@taskmaster4450 – Change In Steem Distribution Levels 1/20/19

@truthforce – Witnesses Forking to take away Steemit INC’s coins?

@whatsup – ForkGate – Steem, January 2019

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@dfacademy – DFA Footballers Testimonies with New Purchased FootBall

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@redrica – What happened at the First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | 18-Jan-19
@mrprofessor – [Blog #50] Steem Meetup London | Gratitude | Back to Work
@susanlo – My Story #30 – London Steemit Meetup 🍺👫🎉【生活小確幸 #30 – 倫敦Steemit聚會】🇬🇧💐

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – Save The Date – Saturday 6 April, SteemCampUK event in the Midlands, UK

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – What we are working on today

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@dtube / @graylan – Decentralized Robots? DTube Permanente

@partiko – Partiko Weekly Report #15 – Earn 15 Steem Power by using Partiko

@steemeum – Steemeum development update

@steemonboarding / @coruscate – Sneak Peak at the Artwork for Steem Onboarding Videos

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Coin Rivet – Incentivising social media: How STEEM is powering a new platform

This is #49 (20 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

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SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 19 January 2019

Another big day for Steem.

The STEEM price continued to climb – peaking at just over US$0.39. SBD was heading back toward dollar parity.

STEEM reached the heady height of #40 at one point on CoinMarketCap.com.

The Steemit Inc powerdown went ahead as planned.


Debate continued and so did the Powerdown

Following on from the launch of the StopThePowerDown Community Petition by @thecryptodrive Saturday saw much continued debate from all quarters.

StopThePowerDown was the topic of the day in posts, in comments, on radio shows and in the temporary Steem Reform Discord server set up alongside the Petition.

Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott even made a brief appearance in the Steem Reform Discord.

Meanwhile the price of STEEM continued its recent upward trend reaching $0.39, with an accompanying climb to a #40 ranking on CoinMarketCap.com.

There were no further statements or open letters from any top 20 witnesses, although @jesta who had just dropped out to #21, posted a detailed account of recent events…

The powerdown went ahead as planned and the first installment of around 2.6 million STEEM appeared in Steemit Inc’s @steemit wallet at approximately 3am UTC.

This liquid STEEM was then sent to the Bittrex exchange, some via a secondary @backup-bittrex account.

Following the transfer of the STEEM Steemit Inc cancelled the powerdown.

A new powerdown of 42118188.068 SP was then started. This now included the delegations withdrawn last week from @dsound, @musing and @sndbox.


Peace at last…

Meanwhile @ned and the witnesses continued discussions.

Three hours after the powerdown and Bittrex transfer @thecryptodrive updated the Community Petition…

Latest update:
@ned and the witnesses present in the Steemdevs Slack seem to have made peace. We asked if we could set aside our differences and work together to make Steem great and Ned said “Yes, I will”.

I further suggested we all take a breather, have some cold ones and enjoy the rest of our Sundays.

Hopefully the funds that were sent to Bittrex 3 hours earlier will be returned to chain and future power downs stopped.


Price update…

Since these events took place the price of STEEM has been falling.

At the time of writing (20 Jan ’19, 1.23pm UTC) STEEM stands at US$ 0.358, with a drop in the CoinMarketCap.com ranking to #43.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.390 2019-01-20 04:30am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.947 2019-01-20 04:30am UTC
Market Cap US$ 121,041,725 2019-01-20 04:30am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #41 (+1) 2019-01-20 04:30am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-18
No. of Orcas 318 (-2) 2019-01-18
No. of Dolphins 1979 (+1) 2019-01-18
No. of Minnows 9097 (11) 2019-01-18
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4161 (-1) 2019-01-19 11:20pm UTC

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NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – The Guiding Mission, Vision and Values of Steemit, Inc

@steemitblog – Hivemind + Ruby

@steemitblog – Hivemind is Live!

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#21 @jesta – The recent controversy between Steemit Inc and the community – the premine, control, and where it leads this blockchain

#22 @cervantes – Witnesses can be trusted

#36 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 389: I have zero rights to say what anyone else should do with their stake

#38 @emrebeyler – Witness update: New infrastructure, projects and statement regarding recent incidents

#50 @fyrst-witness – 100% Carbon Neutral ECO-Friendly STEEM Blockproducer!

#52 @helpie / @meno – Precarious positions

#69 @steemcommunity / @abh12345 – Uninfluential Witness adds 384 words to Steem blockchain on recent events

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@cryptoandcoffee – How important is having a strategy?

@cryptocurator – Managing Conflict With Humour : Nordberg, Witnesses & Ned

@denmarkguy – Steeming Towards the Future: Of Forced Hardforks, Revolutions and Banana Republics

@kabir88 – N^2 >[(((1/x)N)^2)+(((x-1/x)N)^2)]

@lordbutterfly – STEEM marketcap recovering. // How high can we go?

@lostmine27 – [en/kr] In the midst of confusion, there was a big change in the TOP 20 witness rankings. (혼란의 와중에, TOP20 증인순위에 나름 큰 변화가 있었네요.)

@sisygoboom – An Update From Wirex (Debit Card Interested In Listing Steem)

@steemmatt – ConSteemacy Theory

@taskmaster4450 – Why Steemit Inc Selling It’s Stake Is A Good Thing!

@tarazkp – 200+ million mined Steem?

@tarazkp – Rage against the emotions

@tarazkp – The most valuable year in a lifetime?

@tcpolymath – I will not participate in any consensus fork or true fork designed to remove stake from Steemit Inc

@whatsup – I Wish I Could Ethically Support Burning SteemIt, Inc’s Stake

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@canna-curate – HashKings!

@homesteaderscoop – Contest Recap: Product Review – 1000 SP in delegations, 50 Steem Monster booster packs and 20 shares of SBI – for Shopping at Homesteaders Co-op

SteemChurch Venezuela @sc-v – First Meetup of Christian Entrepreneurs in Barcelona Anzoategui 2019

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@dougalporteous – Steemit Meetup
@steevc – Follow Friday : Steemians assemble!
@teodora – Bow to my dearest friend skills

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – Save The Date – Saturday 6 April, SteemCampUK event in the Midlands, UK

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – Early Birds of @dtube.forum 18/01/2019

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@knacksteem / @ckole – Knacksteem ; The ultimate changer. Be an early adopter of knacktoken

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Hacked – STEEM Coin on the Move While Steemit Loses 20 Million Visitors in Six Months

This is #48 (19 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

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SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 18 January 2019

A big day for Steem…

Out on the exchanges the price of STEEM has continued its upward trajectory reaching $0.38.

In tandem with this STEEM’s ranking on CoinMarketCap.com has risen to #42.

Back on the home front top 20 witness @thecryptodrive has launched a Community Petition calling on Steemit Inc to stop their powerdown.


Steem Rises…

The price of STEEM has continued its recent impressive rise.

It is now standing at around $0.38 to take it back to its level at the beginning of December.

Most importantly this is not the usual upward coat-tailing following a rise in the Bitcoin price. The value of STEEM in BTC (orange line in the graph below) shows a significant uptick demonstrating a breakaway from following the BTC price trend.

As a consequence STEEM is experiencing a very pleasing climb in the CoinMarketCap.com rankings – now reaching as high as #41 – a rise of 10 places in the past week.

What is causing the price rise is not totally clear.

In a comment on a post from @taskmaster4450, @themarkymark identifies Bithumb unlocking the Steem wallet as the main cause rather than any internal activity.


Urgent Community Petition

Meanwhile back on Steem disquiet and dissent is growing in some quarters about Steemit Inc’s powerdown of its SteemPower.

The powerdown, along with the move of 1 million liquid STEEM to the Bittrex exchange, was initiated a week ago by Steemit Inc in response to the perceived threat of HardFork 21.

The HardFork 21 Pull Request, lodged by former Steemit Inc contractor (Johan Nordberg @almost-digital), contained code to fork out all the accounts owned by Steemit Inc.

For this HF21 to be accepted it would require a super majority (15/17?) of the Top 20 Witnesses to adopt it.

This was, and is, considered a near impossibility.

Many witnesses and senior steemians view Steemit Inc’s powerdown as a major overreaction that has serious negative impacts on Steem, both internally and externally.

In an effort to get Steemit Inc to cancel the powerdown top 20 witness @thecryptodrive has launched a Community Petition to send a message to CEO Ned Scott.

Alongside the petition witnesses have begun posting their own personal statements and open letters to Ned, declaring that they would not support a hardfork that forks out Steemit Inc’s stake, and requesting for the powerdown to be halted. The tag ‘stopthepowerdown’ is being used.

So far around half a dozen of the top 20 witnesses have posted, along with a number of lower ranked witnesses. The posts are listed below.

This is a complex subject so a careful read of @thecryptodrive’s post and associated comments is highly recommended…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.373 2019-01-19 04:00am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.889 2019-01-19 04:00am UTC
Market Cap US$ 115,642,309 2019-01-19 04:00am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #42 (+6) 2019-01-19 04:00am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-17
No. of Orcas 320 (+1) 2019-01-17
No. of Dolphins 1978 (n/c) 2019-01-17
No. of Minnows 9098 (+1) 2019-01-17
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4160 (-2) 2019-01-19 02:58pm UTC

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NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – The Guiding Mission, Vision and Values of Steemit, Inc

@steemitblog – Hivemind + Ruby

@steemitblog – Hivemind is Live!

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

The Community Petition from Top 20 witness @thecryptodrive…

Urgent Community Petition: Steemit Inc. to Stop 34 Mil SP Powerdown!

Open Letters to Ned and responses to the Community Petition…

#1 @aggroed – Deescalating and working towards a mutually beneficial solution

#2 @timcliff – Open Letter to Ned/Steemit

#8 @ausbitbank – Steemit Inc – Please stop your powerdown

#10 @lukestokes – Is Steem Centrally Controlled?

#19 @drakos – My Statement Concerning the Potential Freeze of Steemit Inc’s Accounts

#20 @therealwolf – Public Witness Statement @therealwolf

#37 @blockbrothers – Statement from the @blockbrothers

#48 @firepower – Public Witness Statement @firepower

#50 @fyrst-witness – I do NOT support a fork to REMOVE anyones stake!

#54 @steemed – I Support Forking Out Steemit

#57 @neoxian – Dear Readers, I am against a Hard Fork that would steal, destroy or freeze someone’s money

#62 @liberosist – Witness statement

#63 @ats-david – Open Letter to STINC and Everyone Else

#64 @guiltyparties – Open Letter to Ned and Steemit Inc

#79 @mahdiyari – Witness statement

#95 @krnel – Keep Your STEEM Powered Up, or Power It Down, Your Choice

#119 @fbslo – Witness @fbslo statement

#141 @isnochys – Open Note to Steemit and Ned, I guess

@smooth – Who likes hard forking?

Other witness news…

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 388: My take from the State of the Steem forum from last night (18th January 2019)

#52 @helpie / @meno – Remembering the Kool aid

#69 @steemcommunity / @paulag – Churn Rates on STEEM 2018 Review

#95 @krnel – KURE – A Community Platform and Curation Network Remedy for Steem!

#104 @crowdwitness – MinnowSupportProject Witness Vote Application

#119 @fbslo – EtherSteem Update: Ether Steem Token (ETHSTEEM) & Accounts

#181 @pcste – @pcste witness update 17/01/2019

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@drutter – STEEM price skyrockets on heavy volume!

@ezzy – So Ned was on @Pennsif’s “State of Steem” Show Last Night…

@lordbutterfly – Will we finally see Bithumb open STEEM transfers?

@lostmine27 – Analysis of SBD supply balance trend

@midlet – Thoughts and Summary of State of Steem Forum

@mindtrap – @pumpkin’s influence is like…

@nathen007 – It’s rather odd…

@organduo – 10 things I learned from posting on Steem every day for 1 year

@shredz7 – 1 Year on Steem!!! – And Why We Need Communities

@surfermarly – Marketing For Steem – An Open Proposal

@taskmaster4450 – Ned Talks And The Price Of STEEM Jumps

@tcpolymath – The anatomy of a pivot

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@deepdives – Dark Dives – Special Ongoing Deep Dives Investigation

@dolphincouncil – The Dolphin Council

@dolphincouncil / @underground – Dolphin Council Update : The DOLPHIN 🐬 COUNCIL is MERGING with the DOLPHIN 🐬 COUNCIL!!!

@homesteaderscoop – Communities, Onboarding and Gift Economy – Fundition Proposal for Homesteaders Co-op

@openmic / @luzcypher – @sndbox Is Calling All Logo Designers And Artists To Help Design The @OpenMic Dapp Logo

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@travelling-two – London Steem Meet Up – 18th Janaury 2019

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – Save The Date – Saturday 6 April, SteemCampUK event in the Midlands, UK

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – Early Birds of @dtube.forum 18/01/2019

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@fbslo – EtherSteem Update: Ether Steem Token (ETHSTEEM) & Accounts

@partiko – Start Using Partiko and Get 15 Steem Power Delegation

@share2steem – Share2Steem Is One Of The Top Ten Steem Dapps

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Hacked – STEEM Coin on the Move While Steemit Loses 20 Million Visitors in Six Months

This is #47 (18 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

Please let me know of any important posts or key data that should be included. Comment below or message me on Discord Pennsif#9921

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SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 17 January 2019

A good day for Steem.

@ned spent another hour talking with the community on MSP Waves.

The price of STEEM continued climbing to $0.33.

Steem moved up no. 48 on CoinMarketCap.com

Increasinging the communication flow from Steemit Inc and from CEO Ned is definitely welcome by all. And it seems to have a good impact on the price of STEEM.

More of all of it please!


Ned’s Second Appearance of the Week on MSP Waves

After the surprise visit to Aggroed’s show on Sunday, Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott came on the State of Steem Forum #4 as a guest to talk about the new Mission, Vision and Values document.

Ned spent over an hour on the forum talking about the MVV document.

He also answered questions from the host @pennsif and a number of forum speakers including @fredrikaa, @jackmiller, @paulag and @teamhumble.

Ned emphasised that building communities, and providing the tools to facilitate that, are an upcoming priority for Steemit Inc in the coming months.

He also mentioned the importance of advertising as a growing additional income stream.

The steemit.com front end app will be given much more development attention now to increase usage and stickiness and to provide a platform for the advertisements.

Steemit Inc are looking to move forward with more open communication with the community particularly through more appearances on various Discord channels.

They are keen to involve community developers now in ongoing technical development. In the first instance they will be looking for ideas and input in building out the steemit.com app.

With Hivemind now being available it may well be that the community may begin to develop community applications on top of that.

Completing the current MIRA Rocks DB work is the current number one priority to facilitate further node cost reductions.

Once that is completed the attention will return to development work for SMTs and Communities.

Ned was not able to give any specific timelines or target release dates at present.

The recording of the forum and Ned’s interview will be posted very shortly.


And speaking of Communities…

Developer @shredz7 is pushing ahead with the developments on his Stratos (previously Engine) network.

He has just announced significant progress on getting Communities up and running on the Stratos network.

Stratos has become one of the first users of @themarkymark’s new public API node, rather than using a Steemit Inc node.

Implementing Communities is now the main thrust for Stratos…

I’ve also been working very hard on an upcoming Communities implementation. I believe communities are integral to increasing Steem engagement and curation and are the future of Steem. So far what has been implemented is the creation of communities as well as the ability to give people roles such as Owner, Admin, Moderator, and Author.

It is looking like Stratos will have the first Communities system available on Steem before the Hivemind Community facilities become available…


Price-Breaker.com now accepts STEEM

Getting STEEM out there in the marketplace being used for retail payments is a big must.

More usage = more demand = higher price.

@theycallmedan reports the Price-Breaker.com website has now agreed to accept payment in STEEM.

They are using the CoinPayments.net system.

If you spot any other sites using CoinPayments.Net ask them to switch on the STEEM payment option.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.329 2019-01-18 02:42am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.859 2019-01-18 02:42am UTC
Market Cap US$ 102,052,912 2019-01-18 02:42am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #48 (+1) 2019-01-18 02:42am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-16
No. of Orcas 319 (+1) 2019-01-16
No. of Dolphins 1978 (+3) 2019-01-16
No. of Minnows 9097 (-5) 2019-01-16
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4158 (-12) 2019-01-18 02:41pm UTC

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NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – The Guiding Mission, Vision and Values of Steemit, Inc

@steemitblog – Hivemind + Ruby

@steemitblog – Hivemind is Live!

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#20 @therealwolf – Witness Update – Special Edition

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Witness Update – Special Edition

#53 @helpie / @meno – Could it come from Korea again?

#57 @holger80 – beempy.com shows curation performance as plot and works for paid out posts

#61 @steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – Some Things Learned About Fiverr, Freelancer And Upwork, In Relation To The Development Of Steemgigs.org

#71 @ura-soul – Suggestion for rewording of the Steemit.com ‘about’ page – ‘Vision’ section

#128 @demotruk – Why do I keep using Reddit (as opposed to just Steem)?

#141 @isnochys – Witness Update 2019-01-17

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@paulag – Looking Outside STEEM to grow your blog #1 Influencer networking

@preparedwombat – An Unintended Consequence of the @steemit Power Down

@runicar – Someone is filling up their bags with STEEM! Possible short-term profit for day traders?

@rycharde – Rewards and Revenue: Towards a Mixed Economy?

@rycharde – We Are All Bankers Here On Steem

@tarazkp – Thanks for covering for me @Steemitblog

@taskmaster4450 – @ned Is Shakin’ And Bakin’ (and maybe Stackin)

@theycallmedan – Price-Breaker.com now accepts Steem Website Wide!

@whatsup – Are You An End-User That Wasn’t Into Crypto Prior To Steem?

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@dsound / @clixmoney – Why you should use dsound and why steem power is not the most important thing

@homesteaderscoop – Homesteaders Co-op: Free Community Marketplace for Handmade Goods in STEEM/SBD

@homesteaderscoop – 14 SBI Contest for Highlighting a Vendor from Homesteaders Co-op

@impactn – Following the Steem pathway to a purpose-driven economy – start of an exciting journey in today’s SOS-forum

@openmic / @sndbox – Announcing The Open Mic DApp Logo Contest [@openmic]

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@redrica – London Steem Meetup | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – Save The Date – Saturday 6 April, SteemCampUK event in the Midlands, UK

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – State of the Poject @dtube.forum 17/01/2019

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@actifit / @taskmaster4450 – @actifit Token (AFIT) Used To Buy Garmin Products?

@partiko / @rosatravels – Be A Partiko Mentor Update | Earn STEEM

@spunkeemonkee / @dreemsteem – When Steemit calls your home… (yes that did just happen!)

Stratos / @shredz7 – REAL PROGRESS in Communities With Stratos

NEWS FROM GAMES

@chibera / @fundition – Fundition proudly presents: @chibera ‘s project: “Chibera Open World MMORPG”

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—1712019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Hacked – STEEM Coin on the Move While Steemit Loses 20 Million Visitors in Six Months

This is #46 (17 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

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SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 16 January 2019

For the second day running just one big story to lead on.

Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott has released his Mission, Vision and Values statement.

And for very good measure, Ned will be making his second live appearance of the week. This time on the State of Steem Forum on MSP Waves Thursday 8pm – 11pm UTC.

This will be an opportunity for the community to hear Ned present his Mission, Vision and Values document…


Steemit Inc’s Mission, Vision and Values

Steemit Inc have now released a new Mission, Vision and Values document.

In his announcement post @ned states…

Overall, this document exists to represent who we are and how we’re moving forward. I want everyone to know these basic tenants of how this company operates today. With greater understanding of each other, we can be greater in how we work together.

A key thrust of the document is communities…

Our vision is that steemit.com is a vibrant communities web app, expanding the boundaries of community coordination and online discussion by incorporating cryptocurrency as incentives.

Ned will be presenting the Mission, Vision and Values document on this week’s State of Steem Forum, 8pm – 11pm UTC on MSP Waves.

There should be time for questions from the audience. If you would you would like to ask a question post it in the Discord chat and tag it with both myself (@pennsif) and my co-host @teamhumble.

We will do our best to pick them up and ask as many as we can fit in with the flow of the conversation.


The State of Steem Forum #4 – Steem Economics – Thursday

The State of Steem Forum #4 – Steem Economics – takes place 8pm – 11pm on MSP Waves on Thursday 17 January.

There is already a good roster of speakers for the forum including @crypto.talk (@partiko), @disregardfiat (@dlux-io), @dragosroua (witness), @fredrikaa (@steempress), @hightouch (@fundition), @hr1 (@steeveapp), @jackmiller (witness), @mcfarhat (@actifit), @therealwolf (witness & steemapps.com), @starkerz (@oracle-d), @traveller7761 (@impactn) and @ura-soul (witness & @steempassport).

Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott will also be joining the forum for part of the session to present the Mission, Vision and Values document.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.324 2019-01-17 02:40am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.860 2019-01-17 02:40am UTC
Market Cap US$ 100,301,787 2019-01-17 02:40am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #49 (+1) 2019-01-17 02:40am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-15
No. of Orcas 318 (+2) 2019-01-15
No. of Dolphins 1975 (+4) 2019-01-15
No. of Minnows 9102 (+1) 2019-01-15
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4146 (-22) 2019-01-17 01:48pm UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@ned – The Guiding Mission, Vision and Values of Steemit, Inc

@steemitblog – Hivemind is Live!

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#22 @therealwolf – Community Brainstorming: What is Steem’s biggest strength?

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – The benefits of building your brand, business or project on Steem and non of it has to do with the price

#44 @jackmiller – Bots: FACTS & FIGURES. (Part One)

#44 @jackmiller – Bots: FACTS & FIGURES. (Part Two)

#48 @actifit – Actifit.io Wallet Updates: STEEM Balance + Rewards + Transfer. (& Our Daily Updates)

#60 @emrebeyler – Tower: A REST API implementation on the top of Hivemind

#61 @steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – And No, Bill Gates’ Microsoft Can’t Simplify Coding Or Maybe He Can But Hey, Leave That To Macrohard

#69 @steemcommunity / @abh12345 – Steem: Account Claims Analysis

#127 @demotruk – Kind of Good News? Steemit.com Alexa Rank no longer in Freefall

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@alexvan – Today’s update from Steem CEO

@lostmine27 – [Reasons for STEEM rise] Due to the Bithumb exchange, STEEM prices may temporarily fluctuate. Please be careful when trading

@kingscrown – STEEM Going Up Today Nicely!

@midlet – My State of STEEM Thoughts

@thehive – Moving Forward. Can we?

@tarazkp – Spreading Steem indirectly

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@homesteaderscoop / @sagescrub – A Peer-to-Peer Seed Sharing / Selling Platform?

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@redrica – First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – Save The Date – Saturday 6 April, SteemCampUK event in the Midlands, UK

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – Who Will You Meet At The DTube Forum

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@utopian-io – [STEEM BOUNTY] European Commission EFTG Project – Developing Investor’s Portal API With Elastic Search

@emrebeyler – Tower: A REST API implementation on the top of Hivemind

@actifit – Actifit.io Wallet Updates: STEEM Balance + Rewards + Transfer. (& Our Daily Updates)

@actifit / @taskmaster4450 – Actifit Wallet Update: Helping To Promote Steem

@esteemapp / @good-karma – eSteem Translation Reward program

@partiko / @crypto.talk – This will be my new home

NEWS FROM GAMES

@magicdice / @flauwy – Magic Dice – Passive Income With MAGIC Token And How To Grind It

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—1612019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Hacked – STEEM Coin on the Move While Steemit Loses 20 Million Visitors in Six Months

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SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 15 January 2019

Not so much news to report today after the big Hivemind release yesterday.

Although the STEEM price does seem to be staging something of an upward breakout from its usual BTC coat-tailing.

Maybe the positive buzz of the Hivemind announcement is having an effect…


A New Full Public Node Arrives from @themarkymark

The steem platform is rather short of public nodes. Reliance on the Steemit Inc nodes has been a centralisation issue, and has had a heavy cost impact for Steemit Inc.

Yesterday’s Hivemind release, and its reduction in memory requirements for nodes, is a key part of solving the node shortage problem.

Right on queue, top 30 witness @themarkymark is the first to release a new full public node.

Hopefully there will be more to follow soon.

If you would you like to know more about the current nodes you can check @holger80’s regular Full Node Update posts…


The State of Steem Forum #4 – Steem Economics – Thursday

The State of Steem Forum #4 – Steem Economics – takes place 8pm – 11pm on MSP Waves on Thursday 17 January.

There is already a good roster of speakers for the forum including @crypto.talk (@partiko), @disregardfiat (@dlux-io), @dragosroua (witness), @fredrikaa (@steempress), @hightouch (@fundition), @hr1 (@steeveapp), @jackmiller (witness), @mcfarhat (@actifit), @therealwolf (witness & steemapps.com), @starkerz (@oracle-d), @traveller7761 (@impactn) and @ura-soul (witness & @steempassport).

Look out for any further updates.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.305 2019-01-16 13:04pm UTC
SBD price US$ 0.841 2019-01-16 13:04pm UTC
Market Cap US$ 94,324,069 2019-01-16 13:04pm UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 (+1) 2019-01-16 13:04pm UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-14
No. of Orcas 316 (+2) 2019-01-14
No. of Dolphins 1971 (+1) 2019-01-14
No. of Minnows 9101 (+1) 2019-01-14
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4124 (-5) 2019-01-15 21:22pm UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Hivemind is Live!

@bryan-imhoff – Ned Lives! (Some May Consider That a B Horror Movie Title…)

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#29 @themarkymark – Announcing New Public Full Node

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 387: Steemit inc. reduces cost of full nodes drastically + Powerdown rumours + My ideas where the blockchain is going

#52 @helpie / @meno – Out of play

#61 @steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – Do Understand Better Now What ‘Surpassing Google’ Means And Why It Involves ‘Intensest Suffering Without An Outlet’

#71 @ura-soul – Censoring Steem Sites – Does It ‘Protect’ victims, Enable Abusers, Both or Neither? We Need To Be Clear on This For Steem’s Sake

#71 @ura-soul – Abundance! Steem is an Economic Garden That Provides Abundance To Whoever Tills It’s Soil

#75 @bobinson – A quick update on the witness servers

#134 @dsound / @prc – DSound – Is this the end?

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@bigtom13 – Centralized Decentralization

@daan – One Last Effort to Get Steem/USD on Bittrex – Let’s Beat Noah & Verge!

@gadrian – When Was the Last Time You Checked on the Witnesses You Voted For?

@mindtrap – Does any of you buy STEEM? Well…I do

@organduo – Less dependent on whales

@organduo – What success on Steem means to you?

@shawnsporter – Venn: The intersection of traditional CMSs & the Steem Blockchain

@shepz1 – Payouts to increase?

@tarazkp – @ned Needs A Tim Cook: Cost Of Nodes Plummets

@taskmaster4450 – Predicting the future of Steem

@theycallmedan – My Thoughts On Steem & Steem(it)

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@homesteaderscoop – Who is Homesteaders Co-op?

@spunkeemonkee / @dreemsteem – Buy? Sell? Trade? Spunkee Monkees choose!

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@redrica – First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – Save The Date – Saturday 6 April, SteemCampUK event in the Midlands, UK

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – Q & A – Your Questions & Our Answers about DTube Forum

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@dlike / @taskmaster4450 – Dlike Issued First In A Series Of Updates

@dsound / @prc – DSound – Is this the end?

@knacksteem / @knowledges – Knacksteem [Task-Request] – Create a voting bot and a function to keep track of KNT distribution

@knacksteem / @tobias-g – [Knacksteem] Loading site via http:// doesn’t redirect to https://

NEWS FROM GAMES

@magicdice / @themarkymark – Is Magic Dice Provably Fair?

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—1512019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Invest In Blockchain – STEEM Experiences Short-Term Recovery After Apparent Censorship From SteemIT — Can The Recovery Continue To Drive Price Action Above $0.30?

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SOS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 14 January 2019

Here comes the Hivemind…

Only need one headline today.

Steemit Inc has released Hivemind.

This is a major advance for the efficient running, and decentralisation, of the steem blockchain.


Hivemind is Live!

Steemit Inc has now released Hivemind.

This is a major advance for the blockchain as it reduces the memory requirements, and thus costs, for running full API nodes significantly.

Hello Steemians, we are excited to announce that Steemit’s APIs are now powered by Hivemind! By routing most of the social APIs to Hivemind, we are able to dramatically shrink the size of the full nodes we run.

Hivemind is a service that syncs a traditional database with the blockchain. An added benefit of Hivemind is that since it’s written in Python, developers can modify its behavior and APIs with ease, instead of relying on C++ developers and modifying code which can interact with critical consensus logic.

Steemit Inc have managed to reduce the memory needed down from 488GB to just 61GB…

We are extremely excited to see Hivemind running in production, on-disk, and utilizing AppBase. After completing this task, we have decreased our steemd instance sizes from 488GB RAM to 61GB RAM instances.

This reduction in memory, and subsequent reduction in server cost, will make it much easier for many more full nodes to be run. This will lessen reliance on Steemit Inc’s nodes and greatly enhance the decentralisation of the steem blockchain.

The next step will be the completion of the MIRA RocksDB developments which will bring further optimisation to the blockchain and the nodes.

If you would you like to know more about the current nodes you can check @holger80’s regular Full Node Update posts…


Just a quick one … PayPal and Coinbase

Witness @justyy has reported that PayPal withdrawals are now available on Coinbase.

That seems interesting. I must check it out…

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.256 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.720 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
Market Cap US$ 79,168,128 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-13
No. of Orcas 314 (-1) 2019-01-13
No. of Dolphins 1970 (-1) 2019-01-13
No. of Minnows 9100 (+2) 2019-01-13
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4119 (+2) 2019-01-14 21:22pm UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Hivemind is Live!

@bryan-imhoff – Ned Lives! (Some May Consider That a B Horror Movie Title…)

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#2 @aggroed – Steem(it) Town Hall with @ned hosted by @aggroed and @llfarms and a personal perspective on the challenges we face

#4 @good-karma – Desktop eSteem Surfer 2.0.4 brings 😎 emojis, Power Up & more

#11 @lukestokes – Exchange Transfer Transparency for 2016, 2017, and 2018

#22 @therealwolf – Witness Essentials: CLI (Update)

#29 @themarkymark – Is Magic Dice Provably Fair?

#59 @dragosroua – Witness Update – DragosRoua

#65 @justyy – PayPal withdrawals now available on Coinbase!

#70 @steemcommunity / @abh12345 – Thank You Steemit Inc

#74 @bobinson – Bring it on – Primary and Secondary Witness Servers

#105 @quochuy – Witness Earning Reports – 2019-01-14

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@denmarkguy – So Now There Is Advertising…

@edicted – What is Steemit Inc Telling Us With This Power Down?

@gadrian – Transparency, but not for us!

@imacryptorick – All We Need Is RockDB

@inertia – Improving Steem

@lostmine27 – 3 recent hot issues in the STEEM chain

@meno – Magic dice is trouble!

@penguinpablo – Weekly Steem Stats Report – Monday, January 14, 2019

@socky – The GitHub STEEM Fork Is a Non-Issue

@socky – How to Make Money Selling STEEM Accounts

@steevc – Some Steem tips for newbies (and maybe others too)

@tarazkp – Flirting with Steem

@taskmaster4450 – The SMT Economy: Steem’s Hidden Gem

@vlemon – Steemit Statistics & Big Data: End of December 2018 Update

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@air-clinic – NEW UPGRADE: Aircoin Token Transfer Has Been Activated!

@dsound / @edprivat – Do you support the music community on Steemit?

@dsound / @harrisonmir – Dsound needs your delegation!

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@redrica – First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

APRIL 2019
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – Save The Date – Saturday 6 April, SteemCampUK event in the Midlands, UK

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – State of the Project @dtube.forum 14/01/2019

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@tcpolymath – Steem Python with Beem tutorial – creating a stream to take commands in transfer memos

@emrebeyler – [instasteem] A CLI App/Library to cross-post instagram content into your STEEM profile

@esteemapp / @good-karma – Desktop eSteem Surfer 2.0.4 brings 😎 emojis, Power Up & more

@magicdice / @meno – Magic dice is trouble!

@steemhunt – Massive Inflow of CES Products in Steemhunt, HUNT Token Price, Term 11 Influencers | Sponsor Report – #39

NEWS FROM GAMES

@magicdice / @themarkymark – Is Magic Dice Provably Fair?

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—1412019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

XBT Network – Blockchain Platform Steemit Bans Bitcoin Ransom Hacker Group With “9/11 Papers”

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SOS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 13 January 2019

One main topic dominating the news…

Steemit Inc powering down and @misterdelegation (ie Steemit Inc) withdrawing its delegations from @dsound, @musing and @sndbox.

Many posts, many opinions on all this. Read them and make your own decision.

And Ned appears…


Steemit Inc acts

After the surprise submission of @jnordberg’s (aka @almost-digital) Hardfork 21 ‘Freedom’ Pull Request that would nullify the stake of all the Steemit Inc accounts, Steemit Inc has acted swiftly.

The company has moved over one million liquid STEEM to the Bittrex exchange, and begun a power down of the rest of their undelegated Steem Power (34 million SP).

Alongside this Steemit Inc removed the @misterdelegation delegations to @dsound, @musing, @sndbox and a couple of smaller accounts.

The first reaction post came from witness #22 @therealwolf…

Reaction posts followed from a number of other commentators including…

Read. Absorb. Decide.


Ned pops up on Discord

Ned Scott, Steemit Inc CEO, made an unscheduled appearance on @aggroed’s show on MSP Waves last night.

After typing a number of responses in chat, he was then persuaded to come on air.

Witness and long-time Steemit investor @fyrstikken and host @aggroed had a lively discussion with Ned for an hour or so.

One of Ned’s main points was his desire to complete the developments to enable Hivemind and Communities to become a reality.

While still in chat he spelt out his current vision…

My vision is for Steemit Inc is steemit.com is vibrant communities web app with tokens/cryptocurrencies incentivizing and supporting the activities of those communities.

When we can get communities finished and SMTs — then being on Discord and prompting our community members to “Let’s get a X community going” will be great. My belief is we need more accessible tools that drive direct value of Steem — I believe communities and steemit.com and smts are critical to this vision. There is a hivemind post coming out tomorrow, to that end.

Ned also agreed to look into options for enhancing communication channels with the community at large.

One possibility mooted was a Steemit Inc Discord server. Alternatively @fyrstikken suggested a forum.steemit.com setup. This could be built using @buildteam’s TokenBB forum system that is currently being developed.

Look out for more information coming from Steemit Inc very soon…

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.256 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.720 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
Market Cap US$ 79,168,128 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-12
No. of Orcas 315 (n/c) 2019-01-12
No. of Dolphins 1971 (+4) 2019-01-12
No. of Minnows 9098 (+3) 2019-01-12
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4121 (-4) 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@bryan-imhoff – Ned Lives! (Some May Consider That a B Horror Movie Title…)

@steemitblog – Testing Ads on Steemit.com

@steemitdev – New Year, New DevPortal Updates

@steemitdev – Additional Public API Change

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#11 @lukestokes – Exchange Transfer Report: 1/6/2018 to 1/12/2018

#22 @therealwolf – Dear Ned & Steemit Inc

#44 @jackmiller – Approaching The End Of A Hands On Testing Of Some Things We Have Out There

#97 @krnel – Steemit is Powering Down 34 Million SP, Transferring to Bittrex, and Pulling Delegations – Why It’s Good News!

#97 @krnel – Steemit Inc. Powerdown Due to Fears of Having Accounts/Stake Stolen in Future HardFork

#97 @krnel – React(ing) Before Express(ing)

#113 @pjau – Witness “pjau” Update Week 36

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@ew-and-patterns – SBD update 13.01.19

@ew-and-patterns – Are steem wallets still safe? Likely YES!

@meno – Things I don’t understand

@mindtrap – Just a few hours back @musing @dsound @sndbox got their delegations pulled away….and steemit account started a full power down…

@princessmewmew – We Want Steem Paired With USD On Bittrex. When Do We Want It? Now!

@socky – Campaign to get SBD listed on Binance Jan 13, 2019

@tarazkp – Thoughts on the most Steem, control and economic protection

@tarazkp – Another day another drama

@taskmaster4450 – First @ned And Now Steemit: The Powering Down Continues

@taskmaster4450 – Change In Steem Distribution Levels 1/13/19

@tcpolymath – Let us not use pull requests as political footballs

@whatsup – Nexit?

@whatsup – Regarding the Github Issue to Fork out SteemIt Inc.’s Stake

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@steemchurch / @sirknight – SteemChurch Strategy Update: Smart Tokens on Telos – calling our smart contract engineers

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@redrica – First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – Time Schedule of the DTube Forum

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@inertia – Top Ranked steem-ua Delegators

@partiko – Partiko Weekly Report #14 – Be a Mentor

@spunkeemonkee / @dreemsteem – What else is in STORE for Spunkee Monkee??

@steemauto / @flauwy – How To Support Your Favorite Steemians And Earn More Curation Rewards With SteemAuto Fanbase

@stratos / @shredz7 – A Model For a Decentralized Open Company + Stratos Update

NEWS FROM GAMES

@magicdice / @niallon11 – Magic Dice dividends shares

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—1312019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Captainaltcoin.com – How about that for decentralization: Steemit censoring content on their platform

Heavy – The Dark Overlord Update: Hacker Group Banned on Steemit, Reddit & Twitter

This is #42 (13 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

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SOS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 12 January 2019

Hold the front page…

News just in. @misterdelegation (ie Steemit Inc) has withdrawn its delegations from @dsound, @musing and @sndbox.

The delegation to @dsound was the biggest at 1 million SP I believe.

This seems to have happened without warning. Awaiting more news…

And if one big headline wasn’t enough…


HardFork 21 – Freedom is just another name…

@crimsonclad’s SteemWave Saturdays show yesterday was all abuzz with talk of the Hardfork 21 Pull Request (PR) that had just been submitted to the Steemdev GitHub.

The PR submitted by @jnordberg (aka @almost-digital), and nicknamed ‘Freedom’, is proposing to fork Steem to break away from Steemit Inc.

This hardfork if adopted by witnesses will set all Steemit Inc. controlled accounts authorities to the null key.

@jnordberg comments further on the PR…

Accounts also need to be set into a “neutral” state.

This includes

Removing active delegations
Removing any witness votes and proxy
Removing any withdraw routes
Disabling account recovery

An seemingly innocuous comment on the PR from @inertia had been deleted by steemdev…

If Steemit, inc. decides not to block this, all they have to do is power down. After 13 weeks, if it passes, all you’ll have is bad press after that. E.g: who would be safe from having their stake arbitrarily removed?

This PR would need a super majority (15?) of the top 20 witnesses to back it and so is extremely unlikely to go forward.

The conclusion of the discussion on @crimsonclad’s show was that it was more “a shot across the bows” for Steemit Inc.

Many commented that this HF21 would in effect amount to theft in terms of taking the assets (ie SteemPower) owned by Steemit Inc. This would set a dangerous precedent if anyone’s stake in Steem could just be removed by forking.

On a more practical level should Steemit Inc be removed from the equation there is not sufficient alternative infrastructure in place, or immediately available, to support the blockchain, for example in terms of API nodes and blockchain developers.

It may be pure coincidence but the juxtaposition in time between this Hardfork proposition (which includes removing active delegations) and the removal of the delegations from @dsound and co. might raise an eyebrow or two.

Considering the dominance in the witness voting by one single voter, the nickname of this Hardfork as Freedom, might raise a chuckle or two as well.


Once more to the exchanges, my friend

Today the target is Bittrex.

Leading exchange Bittrex tweeted out…

Let’s hear it. What USD market pair would you want to see in 2019?

We all know what the answer should be, don’t we?

Get your Twitter boots on and go tell Bittrex – Go STEEM…..

@theycallmedan, @krnel, @mindtrap, @cryptocurator, @horpey, @ew-and-patterns and a host of other steemians have been rallying the troops to the cause.


And also…

It has been rather a busy news day, else I had wanted to pick up on these interesting posts from @truthforce, @rosatravels (@partiko) and @taskmaster4450…

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.275 2019-01-13 12:24 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.770 2019-01-13 12:24 UTC
Market Cap US$ 84,874,900 2019-01-13 12:24 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 2019-01-13 12:24 UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-11
No. of Orcas 315 (+2) 2019-01-11
No. of Dolphins 1967 (+1) 2019-01-11
No. of Minnows 9095 (+3) 2019-01-11
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4117 (-7) 2019-01-13 11:43 UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Testing Ads on Steemit.com

@steemitdev – New Year, New DevPortal Updates

@steemitdev – Additional Public API Change

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – When a vlog doesn’t come out. All I tried was talk about Steem to none Steemians

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 386: Reasons to join the Steem Blockchain + Question: Could a Steem account be used to login to other websites too as a universal login?

#44 @jackmiller – People Telling Me WHAT TO DO WITH MY HARD EARNED MONEY! (u-log)

#56 @holger80 – update for beem – get_account_votes improved and signing speed improved

#65 @justyy – Fixing Profile Query due to API Change in SteemIt

#75 @bobinson – Steem blockchain code changes for humans

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@midlet – Does it make sense to force some decentralization?

@organduo – Pay at the restaurant with Steem?

@organduo – Steem for non-profits?

@steevc – An introduction to Steem

@taskmaster4450 – MAGIC Token: Expanding the Steem Ecosystem

@theycallmedan – Time To Flex On Bittrex Steem

@truthforce – Some thoughts on Steem and how to improve it

@whatsup – Lessons Learned Experimenting in Steem

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@dcooperation / @clixmoney – Help DCooperation community to promote Steem and Dtube on the web!

@homesteaderscoop – Contest: Product Review – 1000 SP in delegations Reward for Shopping at Homesteaders Co-op

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019
@soyrosa – [Service Announcement] Dutchies & Co Meet-Up coming Sunday Changed Venue!

@redrica – First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – State of the Project – @dtube.forum

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@justyy – Fixing Profile Query due to API Change in SteemIt

@holger80 – update for beem – get_account_votes improved and signing speed improved

@reazuliqbal – Introducing FlagTrail – Steemauto for Flagging Abuse

@steemchiller – Caution When Requesting Data From Steem RPC Nodes

@dlux-io – dlux | Architecture

@esteemapp / @futuremind – eSteem Mobile 2.0.6 User Review

@justyy – Fixing Profile Query due to API Change in SteemIt

@partiko / @rosatravels – Be A Partiko Mentor! Earn STEEM for rewards!

@spunkeemonkee / @dreemsteem – But HOW do we play Spunkee Monkee? How do the kids get points for tasks? Details explained!

NEWS FROM GAMES

@chibera / @ecoinstant – Big Projects – Chibera continues to grow and develop – steem-committed MMORPG is a path to millions of tech-savvy users

HashKings / @qwoyn – HashKings Weekly Update 3

HashKings / @qwoyn – HashKings Planet Plots Sale is Now LIVE

@magicdice – Magic Dice v1.3 – The MAGIC Token – Earn dividends by playing Dice

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—1012019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Captainaltcoin.com – How about that for decentralization: Steemit censoring content on their platform

Heavy – The Dark Overlord Update: Hacker Group Banned on Steemit, Reddit & Twitter

This is #41 (12 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

Please let me know of any important posts or key data that should be included. Comment below or message me on Discord Pennsif#9921

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SOS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 11 January 2019

The State of Steem Forums are still rolling along.

Three down, five to go.

Next Thursday’s forum is all about Steem Economics – steem inflation, attracting investors, revenue streams, advertising…

If you would like to come along and speak on that one, contact me.

In the meantime the recording of Forum #3 about DApps, Apps and Developments is now available in case you missed it…


Exchanges, exchanges – we need more exchanges

If STEEM and SBD are listed on more exchanges they will get more visibility, and hopefully more demand and a better price.

That is the theory, and that sounds good to me.

@socky put out post calling on steemians to give their witness votes to witnesses that are willing to work to get STEEM on more exchanges…

@lordbutterfly, although not a witness, has picked up the baton and is leading the charge to get STEEM on the Bitfinex exchange…


Tech Highlights

Steem DApps and Apps are still on the up and up.

@therealwolf reports that there are now 50 Apps on this steemapps.com site. Next target 100…

Following his 80 STEEM constest @shredz7 has now got a new name for his Engine system.

The winning name of Stratos came from @cryptocurator…

To cope with continually growing demand the steem powered blogging platform Engrave has deployed a new much faster engine…


Project Highlights

The eagerly awaited new onboarding project from @anomadsoul and @coruscate, @steemonboarding, is edging ever closer to launch day.

The team has released a ‘Behind The Scenes Sneak Peak Video’.

It is hoped the new service will be released in time for the State of Steem Forum #5 on 24 January which will be all about Marketing, Onboarding and PR.

And on the subject of ‘sneak peaks’ @dreemsteem’s new children’s project Spunkee Monkee is also offering one…

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.259 2019-01-12 12:25 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.715 2019-01-12 12:25 UTC
Market Cap US$ 80,076,405 2019-01-12 12:25 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 2019-01-12 12:25 UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-10
No. of Orcas 313 (-1) 2019-01-10
No. of Dolphins 1966 (+4) 2019-01-10
No. of Minnows 9092 (+8) 2019-01-10
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4110 (+6) 2019-01-11 22:03 UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Testing Ads on Steemit.com

@steemitdev – New Year, New DevPortal Updates

@steemitdev – Additional Public API Change

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#22 @therealwolf – Celebrating 50 Apps on SteemApps.com

#35 @stoodkev – Results of the Multisig bounty – Giving back to the community

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Powerdown Statistics #1 – 29th December 2018 – January 11th 2019

#61 @emrebeyler – Using Lightsteem to query Hivemind

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@denmarkguy – Steemit does NOT have the most Steem on Steemit! Wait… WHAT?

@kingscrown – Hows STEEM Doing?

@jongolson – Building Your SteemPower Without Writing Pulitzer Prize Articles

@lordbutterfly – I need $3000. Who wants to help?

@organduo – Teaching on Steem

@organduo – Help bring Steem to Wirex plastic Visa cards

@runicar – The Dark Overlord censored from Twitter, Reddit, Pastebin and Steemit but they are still on the STEEM Blockchain!

@socky – STEEM Needs More Exchanges. You Can Help

@socky – Employer investment contribution concept in Steem Power

@socky – Liquid STEEM Report Jan 11, 2019

@steemmatt – A Lot Of People Want To Be Heroes On Steemit… A Simple Thought Worth The Consideration

@steevc – Follow Friday: Ups and downs

@surfermarly – New Year – New Venture! Starting Out My Steem Vlog For Young Entrepreneurs

@tarazkp – Censorship and suppression of free speech on Steem. Really?

@taskmaster4450 – Steem Is Starting To Be Recognized

@whatsup – Onboarding and Marketing Should Be Migrated to the Apps

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@homesteaderscoop – Calling Aussie Homesteaders!

@impactn – Building a community of Global Goals project co-creators

@naturalmedicine – A Shout Out for Support: Can You Support Natural Medicine Through Delegating a Little Steem Power? (NM DELEGATION REPORT #1)

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

JANUARY 2019

@soyrosa – [Service Announcement] Dutchies & Co Meet-Up coming Sunday Changed Venue!

@redrica – First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

MAY 2019
@dtube.forum – State of the Project – @dtube.forum

DECEMBER 2019
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

Engine / @shredz7 – Contest Winners — 80 STEEM in Prizes!

@emrebeyler – Using Lightsteem to query Hivemind

@engrave – New Engrave engine deployed. It’s faster and better than ever!

@esteemapp / @good-karma – eSteem Mobile 2.0.6 update brings Leaderboard, Drafts

Spunkee Monkee / @dreemsteem – Want a sneak peek??

@steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – Task Request. We Modified Our Task Request To Add Core Features & ‘Communities’ To Ulogs.org, Simplifying The 1.5 Task Drastically. + (500 Steem Is Completed In 7 days/550 Steem For 5 Days)

@steemonboarding – Behind The Scenes Sneak Peak Video for Steem Onboarding!

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here…

  • https://github.com/steemit/steem/branches

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate…

  • https://steemit.com/full-nodes/@fullnodeupdate/full-api-node-update—1012019

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Captainaltcoin.com – How about that for decentralization: Steemit censoring content on their platform

Heavy – The Dark Overlord Update: Hacker Group Banned on Steemit, Reddit & Twitter

This is #40 (11 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

Please let me know of any important posts or key data that should be included. Comment below or message me on Discord Pennsif#9921

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