The Steem News in 10 posts @ 19 April 2019

Steem, steem and steem again.

Onwards and upwards for the HUNT token, Satoshi’s Treasure for Steem and Splinterlands visits DLive.

And news from FreedomEx, DrugWars, Ureka, NextColony and the Steem Sisters.


1. The value of the HUNT

After its highly successful Initial Exchange Offerings Steemhunt’s HUNT token dipped a little from its $0.02 sale price. But it is now pulling back up…

@taskmaster4450 discusses why he considers @steemhunt’s HUNT token to be undervalued…


2. Help win Satoshi’s Treasure for Steem

The team set up by @blanchy to win Satoshi’s Treasure for the Steem blockchain is now up and running and looking for new members – particularly people who like solving puzzles, or who have coding or cryptography skills…


3. Splinterlands visits DLive

Steem Monsters social media manager @reseller has done an initial Splinterlands live stream on DLive…

@steemmonsters has also posted the recording of the live stream that founders @aggroed and @yabapmatt did recently with Juliun from Sesameseed, the number 1 Tron block producer.

Sesameseed runs SEEDGerminator, the TRON crowdfunding platform, where Steem Monsters / Splinterlands are currently running a funding campaign.


4. How value is added to the FREEX token

Smart Media Exchange @freedomex discusses how it adds value to its FREEX token…


5. DrugDose episode #2

Key vlogger @zainenn has released another episode of DrugDose which talks more about recent changes and updates on DrugWars including missions, unit skills and NPC armies…


6. @ura-soul integrates Steem into Ureka

Witness @ura-soul talks about his vision for Steem and the current integration of his heart centered social network Ureka with Steem.


7. Exploring NextColony launching 21 April

The new space strategy game NextColony launches on Steem on 21 April.

In the meantime cryptocurrency and games fan @rafalski has been exploring and charting the beta universe…


8. Steem Merchants adds another business

The Steem Merchants project in Venezuela has added to its growing list of businesses accepting payment in STEEM/SBD.

Dr Maria Cecilia Rojas is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist based in Caracas. Her practice focuses on maternal-fetal medicine (MFM), perinatology, fertility, vaginal aesthetics, antenatal care and female health care.

Women in Venezuela can now pay for these services with STEEM/SBD.


9. The Steem Sisters Global Block Builders presentation

@coruscate and @maryjaney of @steemsistershow have posted the recording of their presentation at the recent Global Block Builders event in Austin.


10. What is Your Vision for Steem?

Steem needs a vision.

@llfarms has asked the question – what is your vision for Steem?

A number of prominent Steemians have responded including @exyle, @ura-soul, @andrarchy and @midlet


BONUS #1. @steevc join the Rebellion

Long time steemian and 10,000 Minnows project initiator @steevc tells of his trip to London with his daughter to join in with the Extinction Rebellion protests…


STEEMIT INC #1. A Vision for Steem

Steemit Inc’s Head of Communications and Advocacy @andrarchy talks about his Vision for Steem…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.436 20 Apr’19 8.37am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.02 20 Apr’19 8.37am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #53 (n/c) 20 Apr’19 8.37am UTC
FCAS Score 548 (+5) / C 20 Apr’19 8.37am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 18 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (-1) 18 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1983 (+1) 18 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9321 (-3) 18 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,128 (-1) 20 Apr’19 8.37am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 223,995 / day 20 Apr’19 8.37am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 18 April 2019

There was a great big DO on Thursday.

There’s under a week left to vote in the Foundation Structure Proposal elections.

And there’s news from SteemOnboarding, NextColony, the Actifit Mentoring Project, steemrewarding.com and DTube.


1. A Great Big DO on Thursday – the Recording

The DO show with @pennsif on Thursday had a stellar lineup of guests including @theycallmedan, @anomadsoul (@steemonboarding), @aggroed (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @yabapmatt (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @starkerz (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance) and @fredrikaa (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance).

If you missed the show the recording is now available…


2. Foundation Structure Proposal Election ends 24 April

The Steem Alliance Working Group has posted to remind the community that the deadline for voting in the Community Foundation Structure Proposal Election is less than a week away on 24 April.

Voting is open to all – you do not now need to have pre-registered.


3. SteemOnboarding video contest – eSteem

@SteemOnboarding are running another video creation contest. This time for a video about @eSteemapp.

The prize is 3 x 75% from @blocktrades.


4. NextColony – about the Reward Pool

The NextColony team has released an overview of how the rewards pool will work in their new space strategy game.


5. Mentors wanted for Actifit Mentoring Project

Founder of Steem Mentor Teams @rosatravels is now recruiting Mentors for her second mentoring project.

Following the successful mentoring project with @partiko, Rosa is now starting a similar project with @actifit.


6. New features for steemrewarding.com

Witness developer @holger80 has added new features to his automatic voting tool steemrewarding.com.


7. DTube forever with IPFS

Witness @quochuy discusses how to keep DTube videos alive forever with IPFS.


8. Web Taffic and Alexa comparisons

@lordbutterfly has posted an interesting comparison of web traffic and Alexa ranks for Steemit, DTube, DLive and Whaleshares.


9. The Ramble Steem Witness Chat

@shadowspub has released the recording of the Steem Witness Chat that took place on Rambling Radio on 17 April.


BONUS #1. The Earthship Chronicles audio book coming soon

Earthship expert @eco-alex is about to publish the audio book version of The Earthship Chronicles.


STEEMIT INC #1. The Steemit Podcast [Ep. 2]: Oracle-D

Steemit Inc Head of Communications @andrarchy interviews Oracle-D founders @starkerz and @anarcotech…


STEEMIT INC #2. New advertising partner – Crypto.com

Steemit Inc Business Development lead @birdinc reports that another advertising partner has been signed up – Crypto.com.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.422 19 Apr’19 3.05am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.01 19 Apr’19 3.05am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #53 (+2) 19 Apr’19 3.05am UTC
FCAS Score 543 (+3) / C 19 Apr’19 3.05am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 17 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 341 (+1) 17 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1982 (-2) 17 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9324 (+3) 17 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,127 (-3) 19 Apr’19 3.05am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 223,995 / day 19 Apr’19 3.05am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 17 April 2019

There’s a big DO on MSP Waves on Thursday.

And there news from PeakMonsters, DLease.io, NextColony, DrugWars, KURE and the Steem Business Alliance.

Is it time for Reputation 2.0 on Steem?

And could the Steem Community find Satoshi’s Treasure?


1. A Great Big DO on Thursday

There is another episode of DO with @pennsif on MSP Waves, Thursday 8pm – 10pm UTC.

It’s a mega lineup of guests on this week’s show with @theycallmedan, @anomadsoul (@steemonboarding), @aggroed (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @yabapmatt (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @starkerz (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance) and @fredrikaa (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance).


2. PeakMonsters releases Rental Market

@peakmonsters has released the beta version of their Steem Monsters Rental Market.

This utilises the recently added card delegation facility in Steem Monsters.


3. DLease.io seeks Market Makers

BuildTeam’s new P2P SteemPower leasing service, DLease.io, has now been running for over a month.

DLease has received good press coverage promoting passive investment on Steem.

The service currently has over 2800 active leases and is now looking for more market makers to provide SteemPower to fulfil lease requests. APRs of 18%+ are commonly on offer.


4. NextColony – first gameplay insights

@art-universe has posted a preview video on dTube from a beta version of the forthcoming space strategy game NextColony.


5. Can the Steem Community find Satoshi’s Treasure?

The world’s most lucrative treasure hunt, Satoshi’s Treasure, was launched on 15 April.

> Satoshi’s Treasure is a treasure hunt for anyone to take part. $1 million worth of bitcoin has been divided up into 400 private keys and whoever obtains the keys will be able to access $1 million dollars in crypto. The treasure has been put up by crypto company Primitive Ventures and clues are scattered around the globe.

@blanchy believes the Steem community is ideally placed to solve the clues and find the treasure.

The first three clues have been solved and the keys obtained…


6. Time for a new Reputation system?

The Steem Reputation system is largely flawed.

Top 20 witness @aggroed puts forward a potential structure for building Reputation 2.0 – “Community Derived Reputation through Stake based voting and ever living polls”…


7. Steem.Camp Germany, 7 – 11 August

The date for Steem.Camp Germany 2019 has been announced.

The event will take place 7 – 11 August near Frankfurt.


8. Steempress presentation at Global Block Builders conference

@fredrikaa gave a very interesting talk about Steempress, the Steem Business Alliance and ‘The power of shared incentives’ at the recent Global Block Builders conference in Austin.


9. DrugWars introduces further changes

DrugWars is now giving more details about fights… and less information about players.

Top player @themarkymark gives his reaction to the username change…


10. KURE Community Curation App progressing well

Witness developer @krnel has made further progress with his KURE Community Curation App…


BONUS #1. Vegans of Steemit Weekly Newsletter

Keep up to date with what is going on in the Vegans of Steemit community…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.428 18 Apr’19 0.28am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.02 18 Apr’19 0.28am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #55 (-2) 18 Apr’19 0.28am UTC
FCAS Score 540 (n/c) / C 18 Apr’19 0.28am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 16 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 16 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1984 (n/c) 16 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9321 (+5) 16 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,124 (-4) 18 Apr’19 0.28am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 223,995 / day 18 Apr’19 0.28am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 16 April 2019

Another busy day on the Steem blockchain.

A new robot card game is coming to Steem.

There’s also news about CLEAN tokens, FreedomEx, NextColony, Steemhouse Publishing, dPoll, Steemtaskr and Steem integrating with OpenBazaar.

And there is a offer of help from @theycallmedan, the DeepDives Challenge and the BLOCK Party in June.


1. New Robot Collectible Card Game coming to Steem

SteemArena is a new robot based collectible card game coming to Steem soon.

The project is led by @yuriks2000 and @davidhust with backing from @aggroed, @yabapmatt, @blocktrades, @adsactly and @utopian-io.

> SteemArena is a collectible card game with provably fair gameplay. Robots will fight, break, repair and gain experience on “The Arena”. Level up your Robots to give them more power, strength, and abilities. Generate new unique looking Robots, trade them with other players and have fun playing on the Arena.

> “SteemArena” is the first blockchain game which Guarantees 100% Buy Back.


SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION

DO with @pennsif – Thursday 8pm UTC, MSP Waves

Guests on this week’s episode of DO include @theycallmedan, @anomadsoul (@steemonboarding), @aggroed (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @yabapmatt (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @starkerz (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance) and @fredrikaa (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance).


2. Donate and receive CLEAN tokens from 23 April

The eco cleanup project Clean Planet has issued a call for donations to help it progress its work.

Donators will receive CLEAN tokens at the rate of 1 token for every 0.1 STEEM. The CLEAN tokens will be available from 23 April.

Clean Planet are also planning a Clean-Fest event soon.


3. Help for Steem projects

Steem investor @theycallmedan is offering to help selected projects with potential funding, delegation, advice and or promotion…


4. FreedomEx.io announces partnership with PredictEV

Steem based smart media exchange @freedomex has announced a partnership with PredictEV (PEV).

The PEV token will be paired with STEEM, SBD, USDT, FREEX, and ONT main trading pairs.

> PredictEV is a sports betting prediction market that is launching their mainnet this month. They are a participant in the UC Berkley Incubator and they have a strong executive team and an ambitious marketing model. They look to allow and reward live, in-game predictions as well as rewarding in-depth pre-game analysis.


5. Final NextColony Planets auction closes on Sunday

The auction for the remaining three legendary uranium planets on the new NextColony space game closes on Sunday. Check out the latest bidding at NextColony.io

And if you fancy delving into the tech of NextColony check out the list of custom_json commands.


6. Steemhouse Publishing’s first book now in pre-order

The first novel from @steemhousepub is now available for pre-order on Amazon. It will be released on 26 April.

‘High Kill’ by Diane Ryan (@rhondak) is a “candid, brutal, literary tale of Animal Cruelty and a Murder Mystery”.


7. dPoll adds Keychain integration

Developer @emrebeyler has added Keychain integration and third party voting support in his dPoll voting app.

The Steem Alliance is using dPoll for the Foundation Structure Proposal elections that runs until 24 April.


8. RSVP now for the BLOCK Party, 20-23 June, Colorado

It’s time to book your tickets for the BLOCK Party taking place in Colorado Springs in June.

Organised by @carrieallen, @chrisroberts and @enginewitty, the 4 day event will have a variety of Steem entertainment and activity with the likes of @katrina-ariel, @zipporah, @sirlunchthehost, @raybrockman and @mariannewest.


9. Steem OpenBazaar Integration project begins

@travelersmemoire has completed Task 1 of Part 1 of the project to integrate STEEM with OpenBazaar.org initiated by @diggndeeper.com


10. Steemtaskr holds first Steem Monsters tournament

Steemtaskr, the new Steem services marketplace, is sponsoring its first Steem Monsters tournament…


BONUS #1. Deep Dives Challenge #13 – the Wikileaks Archive

Following the arrest of Wikileaks founder and longtime editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, on 11 April @deepdives is focussing Deep Dives Challenge #13 on the Wikileaks Archive…


BONUS #2. Steemit listed in Top 5 Social Media Replacements

Witness @krnel reports that The Mind Unleashed has compiled a list of alternatives to Facebook. Steem is number 2 in a list of five…


BONUS #3. Organic Coffee coming to Homesteaders Co-op

@byronmushrooms is working with local coffee farmers to bring organically grown coffee to the Homesteaders Co-op run by @sagescrub…


STEEMIT INC #1. Denial of Service Vulnerability Fix

Following a report by community developer and witness @netuoso to Steemit Inc a couple of weeks ago about a Denial of Service vulnerability involving the pending transaction queue, the dev team have been working hard to prepare a fix.

This fix has now been released and most top 20 witnesses have now upgraded. All backup witnesses are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.421 17 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.986 17 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #53 (-1) 17 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
FCAS Score 540 (n/c) / C 17 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 15 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 15 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1984 (-1) 15 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9316 (-8) 15 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,120 (-23) 17 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 225,404 / day 17 Apr’19 3.22am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 15 April 2019

The Steem blockchain keeps flying.

In the news today… Splinterlands/Steem Monsters, DTube and Actifit.

As well as Epic Dice, moonSTEEM, NextColony and SteemProjects.

And also CoinTracker, Liberland, Steemchurch and Blockchain Time Capsules.


1. Splinterlands crowdfunding campaign gets off to great start

The Steem Monsters / Splinterlands crowdfunding campaign with SEEDGerminator on TRON got off to a flying start with 20% of the promotional deal selling out in the first 30 minutes.

The 500k Tron soft cap has now been successfuly funded, and the campaign is currently at 19% of the 5 million hard cap.


SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION

DO with @pennsif – Thursday 8pm UTC, MSP Waves

Guests on this week’s episode of DO include @theycallmedan, @anomadsoul (@steemonboarding), @aggroed (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @yabapmatt (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @starkerz (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance) and @fredrikaa (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance).


2. Big changes on the way for DTube

OneLoveDTube Founder @d00k13 has revealed details of some big changes he believes are coming in the new version of @dtube.

These include the introduction of DTC Rewards (DTube Coin?) and link sharing.


3. Actifit ISO bonuses dispatched

Actifit has now sent out the AFIT token bonus rewards from the recent Initial Steem Offering.

180,000 AFIT tokens were sent out, as well as 500 ENG tokens.


4. EPIC Token Plan released

Steem dice game @epicdice has released details of its distribution plan for the EPIC Token.


5. Update on moonSTEEM token distribution

@moonSTEEM gives details of how you can earn more moonSTEEM tokens…


6. NextColony – a true blockchain game

NextColony developer @holger80 discusses how the game is a true blockchain game…

> A true blockchain game means for us, that our internal database can be deleted and we will be able to reconstruct the exact same game state as before by replaying all broadcasted custom_json and transfer operations.


7. Weekly update for SteemProjects.com

Witness developers @wise-team, through members @noisy and @lukmarcus, have posted another weekly update of projects on the Steem blockchain in conjunction with their SteemProjects.com directory site.


8. CoinTracker joins as steemit.com Advertising Partner

David Jefferys @birdinc who does Business Development for Steemit Inc has recruited crypto tax calculator site CoinTracker as another Advertising Partner for steemit.com.


BONUS #1. Fourth Anniversary of Liberland

Over the weekend Steemian @mariusfebruary attended the celebrations for the Fourth Anniversary of Liberland.

Around a hundred Liberlandians and libertarians from all parts of the world attended the event.

The Free Republic Of Liberland is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia.

@mariusfebruary will be talking about the event and about Liberland on Pennsif’s DO show on 25 April.


BONUS #2. Steemchurch expands to Telos

The Christian blockchain community @steemchurch, founded over a year ago on Steem by @sirknight, is expanding its mission to the Telos blockchain…


BONUS #3. Blockchain Time Capsule – 10 Predictions for 2050

Writer and crypto-enthusiast @ericvancewalton has created a Blockchain Time Capsule with his 10 Predictions for 2050. What are your predictions?


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.411 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.997 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #52 (-2) 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
FCAS Score 540 (-3) / C 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 14 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 14 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1985 (+10) 14 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9324 (-5) 14 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,097 (-7) 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 225,404 / day 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 14 April 2019

Another big day on the Steem range…

HUNT tokens list on Daybit, Actifit completes ISO and Steem Monsters TRON crowdfunder gets underway.

And there is news from NextColony, PeakMonsters, Swapsteem, SEVEN77, Homesteaders Co-op and Steemeum.


1. HUNT token listing begins on Daybit Exchange

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Following the highly successful IEOs Steemhunt’s HUNT token has now been listed on the Daybit Exchange.

The token listing went live at 3.50am UTC on 15 April.

There are ongoing trading competitions for the listing event with a US$ 25K equivalent prize pool.

Steemhunt are now working on the release of its new products Reviewhunt and later Ideahunt.


2. Actifit completes successful ISO

@actifit’s Initial Steem Offering (ISO) on Steem-Engine.com has now finished with 240,000 AFIT tokens being sold for over 12,000 STEEM.

The funds raised will be used for future development, marketing and for preparing for the forthcoming IEOs.

Due to community demand Steemhunt are continuing the sale of the AFIT tokens on Steem-Engine.com at the discounted rate for the next one or two weeks.


3. Steem Monsters launches SEEDGerminator campaign

Steem Monsters crowdfunding campaign on the TRON network with SEEDGerminator launches on 15 April.


4. NextColony achieves another milestone

New space game NextColony has achieved another milestone with the completion of the Fleet module.

The third and final planet auction now has 6 days left to run. 8500 STEEM was spent on six planets in the first two auctions. Bids have already topped 4000 STEEM in the third auction.

The game will launch after the third auction has finished.


5. PeakMonsters Rental Market update

PeakMonsters has added a facility for the rental (delegation) of Steem Monsters cards…


6. Swapsteem SWEET’Drop progressing well

@swapsteem’s airdrop of 2.1 million SWEET tokens that began on 5 April is progressing well.

The project has also now received over 15K SP in delegations.


7. SEVEN77 Steem Twitter push moves on

Steem promoter @nathanmars is continuing with the SEVEN77 campaign on Twitter to attract Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists to help grow the price of STEEM to $7.77.


8. Homesteaders Co-op Community Forum

Steem’s own ‘ethical Etsy’ the Homesteaders Co-op is initiating a monthly Community Forum…


9. New Android version of Steemeum released

A new Android version of the virtual mobile miner app Steemeum has been released.


10. Steem Distribution Levels look promising

@taskmaster4450 has released his latest analysis of Steem distribution levels…


BONUS #1. Buy Comics with STEEM

US comic shop owner @blewitt is offering a special deal to buy a collection of comics with STEEM.

For just 50 STEEM he will send you US$ 75 worth of comics – shipping free in the USA.


BONUS #2. Beginners Guide to Steemit

Crypto-Coach @connecteconomy is selling her ‘Beginners Guide to Steemit’.

It is available as a pdf or as a continually updated Google Doc from her website for around $13.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.449 15 Apr’19 7.05am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.03 15 Apr’19 7.05am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 (+1) 15 Apr’19 7.05am UTC
FCAS Score 543 (-3) / C 15 Apr’19 7.05am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1975 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9329 (+2) 12 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,090 (-35) 15 Apr’19 7.05am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 225,404 / day 15 Apr’19 7.05am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 13 April 2019

What’s happening in the Steemiverse today…

There’s news from Utopian, Actifit, OCD, DLike, Fundition and Steem Merchants.

And ideas for bringing more businesses to Steem, for Steem Mentors and better onboarding.


1. Utopian suspends witness

Due to technical issues with both the main witness server and the backup server @utopian-io has taken the decision to disable its witness for the timebeing.

The @utopian-io witness was at number 6 in the witness rankings at the time of suspension.

Utopian is currently reviewing all aspects of its operations as it now moves forwards with plans for building Utopian Colony.


2. Actifit ISO gets off to a flying start

@Actifit’s Initial Steem Offering (ISO) on Steem-Engine.com got off to a flying start with over 110,000 AFIT tokens sold in the first second. The sale continues until 14 April.


3. Recruiting new businesses through the Steem Foundation

Top witness and steem entrepreneur @aggroed has laid out a plan for bringing new (d)app businesses to the Steem blockchain.

The 5 stage process of Marketing / Incubator / Dev / Community / Investor should be part of the forthcoming Steem Foundation and have the overall goal to “Make Steem the number one destination for blockchain (d)apps to form, create and fundraise”.


4. OCD plans for the future

@ocd-witness partner @acidyo has outlined the future plans for the OCD curation account @ocdb.

A key focus going forward will be helping to support the #introduceyourself tag to encourage newcomers to the platform.


5. Venezuela Steem Merchants project onboards 10 businesses

The Steem Merchants project in Venezuela has now onboarded ten businesses to accept payments in STEEM/SBD.

The businesses include Lionbroda, Amaranthos Spa, I Tip Venezuela, Golden Donuts, Mukti Spa, Baby Reinitas, Steelus, Digital West, Karla Gómez Makeup Artist and Puzzlesorios.


6. DLIKE offering 1:1 daily return on delegations

@dlike is offering a 1:1 daily return on delegations.

For example if you delegate 1000 SP, you will get 1000 DLIKE tokens every day.

DLike are currently running their first IEO. The DLIKE tokens will listed on exchanges by mid June.

Witness and steem investor @exyle takes a raincheck on the maths of the IEO and delegation options for obtaining DLIKE tokens…


7. Happy Birthday Fundition!

Steem’s own crowdfunding platform, Fundition, is celebrating its first birthday.

During this first year Fundition has helped 292 project founders raise $94,177.


8. Steem Mentor Program update

@rosatravels gives an update on the very worthwhile Mentor program she is developing.

The first mentorship program with the @Partiko community has been very successful. @rosatravels is now starting a similar program with @actifit.


9. Steem-Transfer – new site for beginniners

@niallon11 is working on a new site to help onboard newcomers to the Steem platform.

He is looking for input from the community to fill in all the necessary information for each section.


10. Steem Power Up Day – 1 May

Longtime steemian @streetstyle is calling for 1 May to be Steem Power Up Day.

Stop power downs on that day, power up your liquid steem, do not sell or trade steem on exchanges…


BONUS #1. Steem Monsters Basic Strategy Guide

Gamer @threejay has produced a Basic Strategy Guide for Steem Monsters – six tips to help you rank up and get more free cards…


BONUS #2. Practice your English with ‘English It’

@dcooperation are continuing their English practice sessions – ‘English It’.

In this session, led by English teacher @jeronimorubio, the discussion topic was dApps.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.428 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.990 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
FCAS Score 546 (-2) / C 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1975 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9329 (+2) 12 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,055 (-24) 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…


This is #131 (13 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 12 April 2019

The Steem news keep rolling in.

The HUNT token to be listed on Monday. Steem Business Alliance opens its doors for new members. The Steem Proposal System is just about done.

Also a Steem Community Directory, changing the Curation/Author split, and DTube.Forum, Vimm.TV, DTube, OpenBazaar, NextColony and Indie Journalists…


1. HUNT Token listing on Monday & $25K Trading Competitions

Steemhunt has announced that the HUNT token will be listed on the Daybit exchange starting 15 April, 3.50am UTC.

There will also be HUNT and BTC prized trading competitions for this listing event – with a prize pool of around US$25,000 equivalent.


2. Steem Business Alliance open for new members

The Steem Business Alliance is now accepting applications for membership. Businesses can apply as Working Members or Supporting Members, individuals can apply as Contributors.

The new organisation has also published its 2019 roadmap.


3. Steem Proposal System will be completed on Monday

@blocktrades has announced that the Steem Proposal System (Steem.DAO) will be completed on Monday.

It will then be passed over to Steemit Inc to arrange for it to be incorporated into a Hardfork so it can become active on the blockchain.


4. Time to change the author/curator reward split?

Steem investor @theycallmedan has put forward the suggestion that post rewards should be altered to a 50/50 split between authors and curators. This would increase curation and discourage bid-bots.

@practicalthought has offered a response to Dan’s proposed change…


5. Creating a Directory of Steem Communities

@steemcommunity witness partner @paulag is creating a directory of Steem communities to help newcomers particularly find suitable communities.


6. Steem Alliance Townhall Meeting Recording

The Steem Alliance has posted the recording of the Townhall meeting from 10 April that included presentations from all five remaining Foundation structure proposal teams. The meeting was hosted by @blind-spot and @pennsif.

The recording post invites discussion about the five proposals put forward by @upheaver, @alexvan, @TheHive, @impactn and @shadowspub.


7. D.Tube Forum gains third super sponsor

@dtube.forum has gained its third super sponsor with @mariusfebruary now backing the event.

The Forum takes place in Barcelona from 17 – 19 May.


8. Vimm.TV is looking for backers

@vimm is looking for backers from the community to help it grow and develop.

> Some of the features we’d like to bring like adding regional ingests, improving transcoding quality and adding stream replays will be quite costly. In an effort to speed up development of those features, we are now turning to the community for voluntary contributions.


9. DTube shows its (new) colours

DTube has unveiled its new logo and colour scheme.

> Time has come to unveil DTube’s new logo that foreshadows the launch of an exciting new version of DTube.


10. Integrating STEEM with OpenBazaar – project update

The @steemonob project to integrate STEEM with OpenBazaar is making progress.

The team are now urgently looking for a GO developer, as well as additional funding support to finance the project.


BONUS #1. Indie Journalists on Steem

@diggndeeper.com has produced a very useful list of independent journalists on Steem. Check out and follow…


BONUS #2. NextColony Sci-Fi RPG Story Contest

There are still 8 days remaining to enter the Next Colony sponsored Sci-Fi RPG Story Contest.

@oliverschmid of NextColony is supporting the contest with a prize pool of 50 STEEM.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.433 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.994 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
FCAS Score 548 (+2) / C / #86 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 11 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 11 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1975 (+1) 11 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9327 (-3) 11 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,055 (-24) 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…


This is #130 (12 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 11 April 2019

Steem keeps steeming…

In the news Utopian gets a new chance, the Steem Foundation elections begin and the Actifit ISO kicks off.

And there’s eSteem Surfer, TOOTTC, Steem Engine, DLux, Steem RPC Nodes and Aid.Venezuela.


1. A New Chance for Utopian

Utopian founder @elear reports that a generous donation of 25,000 SBD has been received from the anonymous @freedom account to cover the costs of the next phase of the platform’s development.

The Utopian Colony project will now move ahead with its plan to become the key platform for open source collaboration.

The Indiegogo campaign will continue for the remaining 18 days both to raise funds and awareness.


SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION ::

If you missed the third episode of DO with @pennsif the recording is now available.

Guests on the show included @project7 (@steemhunt), @mcfarhat (@actifit), @paulag (10,000 Minnows), @hauptmann (@dtube.forum), @diggndeeper.com (OpenBazaar) and @makinstuff (Surthrival Trailer).


2. Foundation Structure Proposal Election now open to all

The Foundation Structure Proposal Election has begun.

Following community feedback the Steem Alliance Working Group administering the election has extended the voting period to 24 April.

The requirement for pre-registration for voting has also been dropped and so voting is now open to all.


3. Actifit ISO kicks off

Actifit’s Initial Steem Offering kicked off at 1pm UTC on Friday 12 April on Steem-Engine.com.


4. Steem – the robotic gamblers blockchain?

Steem data cruncher @abh12345 has produced an analysis of what is behind the recent large rise in transfers on Steem.

Gambling app @magicdice accounted for over 70% of the transactions due to the large number of automated accounts running gambling bots.


5. eSteem Surfer update adds new features

Witness developer @good-karma has released a new version of the eSteem Surfer desktop client.

Updates in version 2.0.7 include a power down feature and a facility for searching the friends list.


6. TOOTTC gets a quick Film Festival response

Filmmaker @brian-rhodes reports that he has already had a positive first response to the submission of his steem backed film ‘The Order of Things to Come’ to Canadian film festivals.


7. Steem Engine Transaction and Market History tool

Developer @eonwarped has put together a quick tool for exploring the history of Steem Engine token transfers and market trades.


8. Putting the Social back into Steem

@glenalbrethsen discusses the importance of commenting and engagement in putting the ‘social’ back into the Steem social media platform.

He highlights the importance of the Curation and Engagement Leagues hosted by @abh12345 in helping encourage engagement.


9. The daily distribution of DLUX tokens

Innovative Steem XR developers @dlux-io have started publishing daily reports of the distribution of their DLUX token.


10. Steem RPC Nodes

Witness @timcliff has updated the list of public Steem RPC Nodes.

There are currently 10 active nodes – one run by Steemit Inc and the other nine run by top witnesses.


BONUS #1. Know Your Audience…

@hitmeasap discusses the how the average user experiences Steem and whether Steemit Inc knows its audience…


BONUS #2. Aid.Venezuela Food for Life project update

The @aid.venezuela project set up by @elarca founder @zaxan has given an update on the Food For Life scheme.

In its first phase Food for Life managed to provide food for two weeks to 80 children and adults with severe and moderate cases of malnutrition. The project hopes to triple this target in the next phase.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.425 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.983 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (-1) 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
FCAS Score 547 (+2) / C / #86 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 10 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (-1) 10 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1974 (n/c) 10 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9330 (-5) 10 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,031 (-31) 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…


This is #129 (11 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 10 April 2019

Lots happening on Steem as usual…

The Steem Foundation Structure Proposal Election begins.

Steemonboarding.com is now live, PewDiePie joins Dlive and Actifit ISO launches Friday.

Clean Planet, BuzzBreak, Dlike, SwapSteem and KURE are all in the news today.


1. Voting opens for Steem Alliance Structure Proposal Election

The election being run by the Steem Alliance to select a Foundation Structure Proposal has now begun.

Voting to chose one of five remaining proposals runs until 17 April.


SHOW PROMOTION >> SHOW PROMOTION >>

DO with @pennsif – Thursday 8pm UTC, MSP Waves

Guests on the third episode of DO include @project7 (@steemhunt), @mcfarhat (@actifit), @paulag (10,000 Minnows), @hauptmann (@dtube.forum), @diggndeeper.com (OpenBazaar) and @makinstuff (Surthrival Trailer).


2. Steemonboarding.com is now live

The multilingual Steem onboarding site Steemonboarding.com, founded by @coruscate and @anomadsoul, has now gone live.

The site has launched with 10 introductory videos each in 10 different languages.


3. PewDiePie joins Dlive (formerly of Steem)

Top YouTuber PewDiePie has partnered with DLive – the live streaming platform that was originally on Steem.

PewDiePie, who has 93 million subscribers on YouTube, will do his first live stream on DLive on Sunday 14 April.

Steem commentators @theycallmedan and @meno discuss the wider implications this may have for blockchains in general and Steem in particular.


4. Actifit ISO launches Friday

Actifit launches the first ever ‘Initial Steem Offering’ (ISO) of its AFIT token, in partnership with Steem-Engine.com, on Friday 12 April, 1pm UTC.

Founder @mcfarhat will be talking about the ISO and other Actifit news with @pennsif on DO on at 8pm UTC, Thursday on MSP Waves.


5. Clean Planet announces CLEAN token airdrop

Global clean-up project Clean Planet has announced that it will be carrying out an airdrop of its CLEAN token on Friday 19 April.


6. Partiko team launch BuzzBreak

The team behind Partiko have released BuzzBreak which allows users to earn money just for reading news stories.


7. Dlike IEO continues

Dlike’s Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) has now begun on IDCM exchange Korea and will run until 14 April.

Buyers will receive a 22% bonus. Dlike are also offering $45,000 worth of tokens for the top 15 buyers.


8. Max your rewards in the SwapSteem SWEET’Drop

SwapSteem has posted details of how to maximize the number of SWEET tokens that can be earned in their current airdrop.


9. KURE Community Curation App making good progress

Developer @krnel is making good progress with his KURE Community Curation App. The app now has the facility for directly posting content to the Steem blockchain.


10. Are you voting for Dead Witnesses?

Witness @klye has put out a reminder to check that you are no longer voting for dead or inactive witnesses…


BONUS #1. Steem branded leather items on Steembay Auction

Expert leather craftsman @armadilloman is offering a range of fine Steem branded leather products through Steembay Auction…


BONUS #2. Could Steemit Inc run a promo with Coinbase?

@riseofth has earnt 160 STEEM from watching videos and answering quizes for various alt coins on Coinbase.

Could Steemit Inc fund a similar promotional campaign with Coinbase…?


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.462 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.02 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 (+1) 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
FCAS Score 545 (+4) / C / #86 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 09 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 341 (+1) 09 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1974 (+2) 09 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9335 (-4) 09 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,000 (-11) 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo, @steem-data & @eforucom for more statistics.


Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…


This is #128 (10 Apr ’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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