SOS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 31 December 2018

Happy new year all you jolly steemians.

As might be expected New Year’s Eve has been quite quiet on the steemchain.

I sneaked in one wee milestone by reaching rep 70 – exactly and precisely one year from reaching rep 60. And it was all without the help of surgery or any artificial aids. Chuffed I am.

In amongst the chuff chuffs and choo choos there are three posts worthy of the highlighter pen today…

Where Art Thou, SMT – I hunt you far and wide

Steemhunt can’t wait any longer, and have declared that they will be going with an ERC20 token in lieu of Smart Media Tokens, at least for the timebeing.

Since the 70% layoff of Steemit inc., the specs/plans for SMT project have been changed. First of all, the SMT will be launched as a SMT-lite version which won’t support the PoB (Proof-of-Brain) and DEX features. It may adopt just a simple token issuance and transfer among users. Also, the testnet is scheduled on March 15, 2019, but the target launching date may be flexible according to the past pattern.

I am guessing this may not be the last time we read this story, alas…

Steemhunt have many other exciting plans on the books for 2019 – Reviewhunt, Ideahunt and funding & listing via Exchange Market…

Is Gamification the answer to Steem problems?

Developer, and @wise-team witness partner, @noisy poses this question.

Recently he has spent a lot of time researching gamification. He believes it may hold an answer to Steem’s woes.

But Steem to become a successful Social Network Blockchain… needs to first become a successful social network in the first place. Forget about blockchain and tokens. Steem should be a network which everyone would like to join even if blockchain and tokens would not exist. If we will transform Steem to something like that, then and only then Steem will be able to fully utilize the power of a blockchain.

He concludes…

For exactly this reason I decided to dedicate myself even more to explore the topic of Gamification in relation to Steem, to analyze all problems and potential solutions in this area.

Could this be our Game of Thrones…

Steem Economics 101

Steem Economics are not for the feint hearted. You certainly need your wits about you when you start wading into SBD Debt Ratios, Haircut Rules and Steem Inflation Rates.

@cryptocurator has done a darn good job of turning the intricacies of the techno-jargon into a set of easy to absorb graphs and a couple of dozen paragraphs of well honed, readily understandable text.

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

Become part of the Steem (R)Evolution.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.262 2019-01-01 01:22 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.686 2019-01-01 01:22 UTC
Market Cap US$ 80,487,144 2019-01-01 01:22 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #52 (n/c) 2019-01-01 01:22 UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 2018-12-30
No. of Orcas 313 (n/c) 2018-12-30
No. of Dolphins 1950 (-2) 2018-12-30
No. of Minnows 9094 (+4) 2018-12-30
Alexa rank ( #4091 (-6) 2019-01-01 01:17 UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.


@steemitblog – Happy Holidays From Steemit!

@steemitblog – Introducing MIRA

@ned – RocksDB and SMTs Announcement


#32 @wise-team / @noisy – Is gamification the answer to Steem problems? Initial thoughts after watching hours of talks about gamification

#36 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 385: Steem in 2019!

#37 @steemhunt – New Year’s Letter from Steemhunt

#56 @holger80 – Monthly fullnode report for December 2018

#63 @partiko – Easter Egg Giveaway #9 for Partiko iOS New Release

#66 @justyy – Happy New Year! @justyy’s Weekly Witness Report – 31/December/2018

#77 @c0ff33a / @derangedvisions – The Grinch that stole Christmas – a dStors Christmas story

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


@cryptocurator – Steem Stats & Steem Economics 2018

@denmarkguy – Commentary: The Future of Steem — What About Commerce?

@nathanmars – LinkSeven77 = 7% LinkedIn + 7% Kickstarter + 7% Y Combinator

@taskmaster4450 – Steem Biggest Challenge in 2019: Are we ready to see applications like @partiko leave here?

@taskmaster4450 – I Am Calling It: The FUD Is Over!!!!

@whatsup – Who Should Be In Charge on Steem


@holger80 – Monthly fullnode report for December 2018

Engine / @shredz7 – What Do YOU Want Running on Steem with Engine?

@air-clinic – Air-Clinic Is Still Alive: Delegation Payouts & Other Goodnews Coming Soon!

@chibera – Chibera Looking For Founding Members And Investors World Wide

@dlux-io – Recap and Refocus – Looking Forward | 2019

@dstors / @derangedvisions – The Grinch that stole Christmas – a dStors Christmas story

@dstors / @kaliju – Haejin

@dtube / @nathanmars – LinkSeven77 = 7% LinkedIn + 7% Kickstarter + 7% Y Combinator

@partiko – Easter Egg Giveaway #9 for Partiko iOS New Release

@steembasicincome – SBI – Outgoing Voting Report

@steemhunt – New Year’s Letter from Steemhunt

@steemhunt – Steemplus x Steemhunt, Steemhunt Twitter, Term 9 Influencers | Sponsor Report – #37

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


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



Sustainability – Sustainable Growth and Token Economy Design : The Case of Steemit

Yahoo Finance – Steem Added to State of the DApps Listings

This is #29 (31 Dec ’18) 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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