What Steem needs now – purpose, profile and passion

The Chinese authorities rate Steem as a top 5 blockchain.

But on Coinmarketcap Steem is down in the 80’s.

Something is not connecting. Something is missing.

There is no simple answer but I am going to take a stab at it.

In just three words…


Purpose

What is the purpose of Steem?

What is our Unique Selling Point?

What makes us better than those 80 other coins above us on CMC?

We need to define our purpose. In simple terms. That everyone understands.


Profile

Once we know what that purpose is we need to tell the world and its three legged dog.

We need to do that yesterday, today and tomorrow.

No more “we’re not ready for the masses”.

That’s baloney. The ship will have sailed.

We need marketing, we need publicity, we need PR. We need it now.

We need to cross the Atlantic in a racing yacht.

We can’t wait until 2030.


Passion

We need empowerment. We need commitment.

We need to be on a war footing.

We need to send troops to the frontline.

We need to do battle with belief.

We need to fight the good fight.

We need passion not DPorn.


A five minute freewrite.

My rant after midnight.

Or just my thoughts for the day.



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Are Meetups good for Steem? If so how can we encourage more of them?

I put a post up yesterday to see who in Wales might be interested in a second Steem Wales meetup.

Out of the dozen or so active steemians in Wales there has so far been an encouraging response.

I’ve only been to one Steem Meetup so far but they do seem like a good idea.

I use to compile a regular listing of all the Steem Meetups around the world, like this one…

There used to be quite a few every month. I haven’t hunted round to check yet but I hope they are still going on.

There were regular meetups in places like Adelaide (@mattclarke), Toronto (@steembirds), Aachen (@detlev), Munich (@steem-munich) and Vienna (@manncpt & @mundharmonika). And also ad-hoc events organised by @yoshiko & @yasu24, @thealliance and @canna-curate.

I would be interested to hear from the organisers of these events, as well as people who attended them…

  • Have they been worthwhile?
  • Have they been good for networking and strengthening your connections on Steem?
  • Do you think they help improve retention on the platform?

My guess, and my hope, is that there will be positive answers to all three of these points.


If that is the case, what can be done to encourage more Steem Meetups around the world.

Of course numbers might be low in many areas but meetups can be small to start.

Would funding for venues, refreshments and publicity help encourage meetups?  Or would that be overkill?

Is finding other Steemians in your area a major limiting factor?


Meetups can take many forms…

They can be purely social, or they can include a training element.

They can even be more outward looking and can be recruitment focused.


What do people think about Steem Meetups?

Are they worth encouraging?

What would help make more happen?

Would you be interested in organising one if you had some help?

I look forward to hearing from you.

SteemWales – time for another meetup?

Following on from my post the other day asking how many active steemians there are now in the UK, I thought I would take a check on those in my home patch in Wales.

Much to my surprise there seems to be almost a dozen people still active, to a lesser or greater degree, in Wales.

That is not a massive number of people, but considering the population of Wales is only just over 3 million, that does put the active steemian ratio at about one per quarter million. That is rather better than the UK as a whole, which is probably back to only just over one per million.


These are the people from my last UK list that I believe are still active on Steem and are based in Wales…

  • @cryptocariad
  • @elizabethharvey
  • @louisthomas
  • @pennsif
  • @pumpkinsandcats
  • @stevejhuggett
  • @stevelivingston
  • @theturtleproject
  • @timothyallen
  • @wales
  • @welshstacker

This list was from last December so I am hoping there may be a few new steemians in Wales that have joined since then.

Anyone know of any?


SteemWales Meetup #2 ?

We had the first (and only so far) SteemWales meetup in February 2018.

Would anyone be interested in a second Wales meetup?

Maybe in the north, maybe in the south or maybe in the middle as before.



As a small point of reference all these Wales steemians were from the list of 24 active steemians in Wales & the South West…

@abergurl, @cryptocariad, @elizabethharvey. @eveningart, @francesleader, @happysmileyman, @jen0revision, @jimbobbill, @louisthomas, @owenwat, @p-props, @pennsif, @perceptualflaws, @pumpkinsandcats, @stevejhuggett, @stevelivingston, @sunsethunter, @theadmiral0, @theturtleproject, @timothyallen, @tinygalaxy, @ukbitcoinmaster, @wales, @welshstacker

Three others (in the south west) appear to still be active – @perceptualflaws, @sunsethunter and @ukbitcoinmaster.

That makes a total of 14 out of 24 on the December list.

If that sort of ratio is repeated across the whole country that would make the total active in the whole of the UK to be around 90.

So with hopefully a few new people that have joined since last December, and remained active, that will put the total active steemians in the UK at around 100.

Looks like there is some work to do.

More follows…


 

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The Steem News @ 6 May 2019

Hooray for MIRA…

Steemit Inc rolls out MIRA.

Reviewhunt motoring ahead with the pre-signups.

And there is news from Niffler, The BLOCK Party, Snax, DLine and Steem-Engine.


1. Steemit Inc rolls out MIRA

Steemit Inc have announced the soft roll-out of MIRA…

>MIRA is a cutting-edge scaling solution that we developed for Steem and stands for Multi Index RocksDB Adapter. It leverages state-of-the-art database technology developed by Facebook to dramatically reduce the cost of running the Steem blockchain by allowing nodes to store almost all necessary data on low cost (commodity) hardware instead of in RAM without degrading performance.

Once MIRA has been released to the public, Steemit Inc’s development team will be shifting their attention to completing the development of the Smart Media Tokens protocol.

More about MIRA is available in this interview with @vandeberg, the Senior Blockchain Engineer at Steemit Inc…


2. Reviewhunt pre-signs 37 companies & $64,000 per month

@Steemhunt has announced that 37 companies have pre-signed up on Reviewhunt to spend over $64,000 per month.

> Reviewhunt is a launching hub for product makers who want to create viral launching buzz. Powered by HUNT token economy, it enables companies to lead influencers to talk about their products through all accessible channels such as Reddit, Youtube, Twitter etc.


3. Steem now on Niffler

After the community efforts led by @guiltyparties, @nathanmars and @theycallmedan Steem is now officially listed on the cryptocurrency trading simulator Niffler.co…


4. The BLOCK Party – 20-23 June, Colorado, USA

Steem’s main meetup US meetup event of the summer – The BLOCK Party – is now only 6 weeks away.

It will be a great way to meet some well known steemians including @enginewitty, @mariannewest, @adstoshi, @nathanmars, @raybrockman, @zipporah, @katrina-ariel, @snook, @crescendoofpeace, @michaeldavid, @rakkasan84, @byn, @bigtom13 and @sirlunchthehost.

Have you booked your ticket yet?


5. Snax integrates with Steem

Snax is a blockchain which rewards people for the content they create on public social media such as Twitter.

On 14 May Snax will integrate with Steem.

A number of well known steemians such as @dragosroua, @crowdmind and @liberosist are block producers for Snax.


6. DLine returns

The DLine Retention and Acceleration Initiative has been revived…


7. Suggestions wanted for Developer Portal update

@whysteem are inviting input and suggestions on how to improve the Developer Portal to make it easier to understand.


8. Proof of Trade Digital Mining Bot for Steem-Engine

Steem-Engine co-founder @aggroed is looking to develop a market making bot to grow liquidity on the exchange…


9. Let’s Promote Steem

Well known steemian @techslut is running a contest asking people to write about how they are currently promoting Steem.

The prize is a 1000 SP delegation for a month.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.336 07 May ’19 3.17am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.972 07 May ’19 3.17am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #59 (n/c) 07 May ’19 3.17am UTC
FCAS Score 535 (-1) / C 07 May ’19 3.17am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 05 May ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (n/c) 05 May ’19
No. of Dolphins 2005 (+2) 05 May ’19
No. of Minnows 9338 (n/c) 05 May ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,305 (+4) 07 May ’19 3.17am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 07 May ’19 3.17am 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 @ 5 May 2019

Always something happening on Steem.

Steem is to be added on Niffler.

NextColony raises 100,000 STEEM in two weeks.

And there is news from SteemReply, Dcontest, Ureka.org, Steem.Camp 2019 and the the Class Action against Facebook and Google’s Crypto Ad Ban.


1. Steem to be on Niffler…

After a concerted community effort Steem has reached the required 1,000 signups to get listed on Niffler, the real time simulated crypto exchange.


2. NextColony raises 100,000 STEEM in two weeks

Steem’s new space strategy game NextColony has raised 100,000 STEEM in just two weeks.

This has provided for a current reward pool of 30,000 STEEM.

Player @scriptioner has produced a very useful tool to track the progress of other players – Spy Colony…

NextColony developer @holger80 has announced that the mission control skill has been slightly modified…


3. SteemReply launched

Witness developer @arcange has launched SteemReply to help manage incoming comments.

This is inspired by the now defunct FastReply tool previously developed by @oroger.


4. Will Steemit 2.0 (MEOS?) destroy Steemit?

Leading Steem investor @theycallmedan tackles the question of the likely impact of the EOS social network app (MEOS?) rumoured to be coming from Dan Larimer and EOS in June…


5. Dcontest joins the #seven77 movement

Dcontest has now become part of the #seven77 movement initiated by @nathanmars…


6. Initial Steem integration of Ureka.org now completed

Witness developer @ura-soul has announced that initial integration of steem into his social network Ureka.org is now complete.


7. Steem.Camp 2019 – Germany, 7 – 11 August

Further details have been posted about Steem.Camp 2019 that takes place near Frankfurt in Germany, 7 – 11 August.


8. Fundraising for Class Action against Facebook & Google

Lawyer @apshamilton has posted about the Fundition campaign led by @jpbliberty for the Class Action against Facebook and Google’s Crypto Ad Ban.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.330 06 May ’19 3.54am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.952 06 May ’19 3.54am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #59 (n/c) 06 May ’19 3.54am UTC
FCAS Score 536 (-4) / C 06 May ’19 3.54am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 04 May ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (n/c) 04 May ’19
No. of Dolphins 2003 (-1) 04 May ’19
No. of Minnows 9338 (n/c) 04 May ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,309 (+1) 06 May ’19 3.54am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 06 May ’19 3.54am 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 @ 4 May 2019

A little quiet in the Steem world today but always something going on.

@theycallmedan has posted a follow-up to his first Steem Tank.

DrugWars are releasing training options.

And there’s news from SNAX, DLike, FreedomEx, SteemSQL and Swapsteem.


1. Steem Tank – the results

@theycallmedan has posted a follow-up to the first Steem Tank detailing how he and @nicholaslive will be helping the five projects that were presented on the show on Thursday.

The first episode of Steem Tank took place in Pennsif’s DO show on Thursday.

Panelists @theycallmedan, @nicholaslive and @themarkymark heard pitches from @jongolson & @richardtaylor, @diggndeeper.com, @clixmoney, @thecryptodrive and @bembelmaniac about their projects…


2. DrugWars Training Options about to be released

DrugWars will very shortly be launching the training option for units…


3. STEEM SNAX available from 14 May

Steem witness and block producer on the SNAX network @dragosroua has posted that STEEM integration with the SNAX blockchain will take place on 14 May…


4. DLIKE Token Sale For Steemians 12-14 May

DLike is offering its DLIKE token for sale to Steemians with a 250% bonus from 12 – 14 May.

Buyers will require an ETH wallet address to receive the DLIKE tokens.


5. FreedomEx continues community outreach

Steem’s Smart Media Exchange Freedom-Ex is continuing its community outreach by sponsoring a number of contests including one by @cryptospa…


6. SteemSQL database revamp

SteemSQL maintainer @arcange is revamping the database…


7. Swapsteem introduces SweetBot

Swapsteem is introducing SweetBot, a Discord bot for querying Steem-Engine tokes data.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.341 05 May ’19 4.19am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.974 05 May ’19 4.19am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #59 (-1) 05 May ’19 4.19am UTC
FCAS Score 540 (-1) / C 05 May ’19 4.19am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 03 May ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (n/c) 03 May ’19
No. of Dolphins 2004 (+4) 03 May ’19
No. of Minnows 9338 (+2) 03 May ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,310 (-24) 05 May ’19 4.19am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 05 May ’19 4.19am 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 @ 3 May 2019

Issue 150 of The Steem News!

Steem needs memes.

2000 dolphins have arrived.

And there’s news from Steemit Inc, NextColony, Scotbot and Satoshi’s Treasure.

If you are in the UK don’t forget SteemCampUK on 11 May.


1. Steem the Memes

@justineh (aka @llfarms) is calling for Steem Memes…


2. Steem Tank launches on MSP Waves

The first episode of @theycallmedan’s Steem Tank took place in Pennsif’s DO show on Thursday.

Panelists @theycallmedan, @nicholaslive and @themarkymark heard pitches from @jongolson & @richardtaylor, @diggndeeper.com, @clixmoney, @thecryptodrive and @bembelmaniac about their projects…


3. 2000 Dolphins swimming in the steem ocean

There are now 2000 Steem Dolphins with over 5000SP…


4. Steemit Inc launch first Twitter ad campaign

Steemit Inc has launched its first Twitter ad campaign…


5. NextColony Battle Facts

The NextColony team have released some facts about their Battle system which launches on 8 June…


6. More on Scot and Scotbot

@aggroed has posted more information about the upcoming SCOT and Scotbot system – particularly the Scotbot settings…


7. Satoshi’s Treasure update

@blanchy has released an update from the Steem team hunting Satoshi’s Treasure.

They are still looking for two ‘agents’ from key 5. Can you help?


8. SteemCampUK – Saturday 11 May – Leicester

Organiser @lloyddavis interviews @ReviseSociology who going to the SteemCampUK event in Leicester on 11 May.

@steevc highlights some of the people who will be going to SteemCampUK next week including @shanibeer, @slobberchops, @revisesociology and @ashtv…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.357 04 May ’19 2.03am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.977 04 May ’19 2.03am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #58 (n/c) 04 May ’19 2.03am UTC
FCAS Score 541 (n/c) / C 04 May ’19 2.03am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 02 May ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (n/c) 02 May ’19
No. of Dolphins 2000 (+4) 02 May ’19
No. of Minnows 9336 (-3) 02 May ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,286 (+5) 04 May ’19 2.03am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 04 May ’19 2.03am 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 @ 2 May 2019

Scot and Scotbot SMT-substitutes coming next week.

Goodbye Flags, Hello Downvotes.

There’s news from Allonian Seed and D.tube Forum.

And the new 3speak.online video and streaming platform is launching soon.


1. Scot and Scotbot go live next week

@aggroed has released more details about SCOT, the Smart Contract Organizational token, that will be going live next week.

SCOT is modeled on the SMT protocol and Steemit Inc’s SMT white paper was used as the basis for the design spec.

Along with the Scotbot voting tool developed by @holger80, Scot will allow communities to operate with their own token distribution system.

There will be a fee of 1000 ENG for the Scotbot setup and a monthly charge of 1 ENG per active account per month. (1 ENG is nominally 1 STEEM, but may be available for less on the Steem-Engine.com market).


2. Goodbye Flags, Hello Downvotes

Steemit Inc has now swapped flags to downvotes in another community driven update of the steemit.com front-end.

Also in the update are contributions from @netuoso, @quochuy and @blockchainstudio.


3. Allonian Seed update

@v-entertainment has released an update on the steem-based Allonian Seed game they are developing.

As well as new visuals there have been developments with Steem integration, better support for story writing, event systems and various other improvements.


4. D.tube Forum travel info

The D.tube Forum is now only two weeks away.

The organisers have posted some extra travel information for getting to the event.


5. 3speak.online – new video & streaming platform

3speak.online is a new video and streaming platform for steem developed by @wehmoen and @oracle-d.

The service is particularly targeting content creators deplatformed from other social media sites…

> If you were banned, deplatformed or censored on Facebook, YouTube & Co you can apply for a censorship free content creator account at 3speak.

The test post from @tibfox appears well advanced so it looks like the service will be launching soon.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.354 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.976 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #58 (-1) 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
FCAS Score 541 (+1) / C
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 01 May ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (n/c) 01 May ’19
No. of Dolphins 1996 (+1) 01 May ’19
No. of Minnows 9339 (n/c) 01 May ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,291 (-9) 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 03 May ’19 1.40am 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 @ 1 May 2019

Today is Steem Power Up Day – there is still time to make some steempower.

FreedomEx launches a Steem Fiat Gateway.

And there’s news from Steemit Inc, SteemLogin, NextColony, Splinterlands, EpicDice, steemrewarding.com and Steem Merchants.

If you are anywhere near Munich check out the 26th meetup coming up next week.


1. Today is Steem Power Up Day – SPUD

Steem Power Up Day, initiated by @streetstyle, has been getting a lot of support from the community with many powering up extra STEEM.

As well as @streetstyle, many steemians have written about their power-ups including @krnel, @acidyo, @steevc and @slobberchops…

Number masher @abh12345 is providing some spud-u-like stats to see how the chips fall with this initiative…


SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION

DO featuring @theycallmedan’s Steem Tank – Thursday 2 May 8pm UTC, MSP Waves

DO this week will be hosting the pilot of @theycallmedan’s new ‘Steem Tank’.

Steem Tank will be a Shark Tank style show where steemians pitch their projects to a panel of business experts with a view to getting support and potential investment. Steem investor @theycallmedan will be joined on the panel by crypto business expert @nicholaslive and witness developer @themarkymark. The show will be hosted by @pennsif.

Steemians presenting their projects include @bembelmaniac, @clixmoney, @diggndeeper.com, @improv, @jongolson, @krnel and @thecryptodrive.

2. FreedomEx launches Steem Fiat Gateway

Steem’s Smart Media Exchange @freedomex has launched its Fiat Gateway.

FreedomEx is now providing a facility through Netcoins to directly buy STEEM with USD, CAD or EUR.

> By clicking our new BUY STEEM button on our site, we are able to offer the following currency pairs: STEEM/USD, STEEM/CAD and STEEM/EUR though our partner Netcoins. The process required will involve creating a Netcoins account and going through a KYC process including a selfie, an address and an ID verification. After the process is complete you will then be able to link your bank and initiate a transfer into STEEM at any time!


3. Steemit incorporates Community Contributions

Steemit Inc, led by @roadscape, have made some changes to the steemit.com web interface based on requests, suggestions and pull requests from community developers.

Among the most significant additions is the ability to embed D.tube videos directly. The original pull request for this came from @tibfox.

A number of other community pull requests have also been integrated into steemit.com including those from @blockchainstudio, @smittyvb and @timcliff,

Steemit Inc are also seeking community opinion on whether “flags” should be replaced with “downvotes” on steemit.com…


4. SteemLogin provides easy login

A new easy login system for the Steem blockchain has been developed by @irelandscape.

SteemLogin provides for direct login using mainstream authentication providers such as Google and Facebook.

By adopting SteemLogin, Steem app developers can enable their users to sign in using their Google, Facebook, Twitter or GitHub account.


5. Space battles start on 8 June

Steem space strategy game NextColony has announced the start of battles on 8 June.


6. Splinterlands hosts second Game Jam

Splinterlands (aka Steem Monsters) is hosting a second public ‘Game Jam’ on itch.io for developers to make Splinterlands themed mini-games.

The Game Jam runs until 19 May and there is a prize pool of $1100.


7. EpicDice launch EPIC token

EpicDice has now launched the EPIC token and a Daily Dividend system.


8. Further improvements for steemrewarding.com

Developer @holger80 has made several improvements to his automatic voting tool steemrewarding.com.


9. Another business joins the Steem Merchants of Venezuela

Another business has joined the Steem Merchants project run by @danielvehe in Venezuela.

FOC Solutions / Sellos Caracas that offers printing and laser cutting and engraving services will now be accepting payment in STEEM and SBD.


10. @steemcommunity witness shuts down

@paulag and @abh12345 have shut down their joint @steemcommunity witness.


BONUS POST #1. Steem Munich meetup – 8 May

The 26th Steem Munich meetup takes place on Wednesday 8 May at Paulaner Bräuhaus.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.351 01 May ’19 5.27am UTC
Steem price US$ 0.346 01 May ’19 11.28pm UTC
SBD price US$ 0.969 01 May ’19 5.27am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.958 01 May ’19 11.28pm UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #57 (-2) 01 May ’19 5.27am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #58 (-1) 01 May ’19 11.28pm UTC
FCAS Score 541 (-2) / C 01 May ’19 5.27am UTC
FCAS Score 540 (-1) / C 01 May ’19 11.28pm UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 29 Apr ’19
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 30 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (-1) 29 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (n/c) 30 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1996 (+3) 29 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1995 (-1) 30 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9339 (n/c) 29 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9339 (n/c) 30 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,266 (-10) 01 May ’19 5.27am UTC
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,282 (-16) 01 May ’19 11.25pm UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 01 May ’19 5.27am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 01 May ’19 11.25pm UTC

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


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 29 April 2019

A quiet day on the Steem ranch.

Deegram rebrands to Deegrm.

Krypto Games launch Video Poker.

BuildTeam launch Merch Shop and NextColony Bot.

Help wanted x 2.


1. Deegram rebranding to Deegrm

The new steem social app being developed in Norway has hit further walls in its legal battle with Instragram and Facebook.

Instragram has objected to the name Deegram. Under threat of being barred on social platforms like Facebook Deegram have now decided to change their name to Deegrm.


2. Krypto Games launch Video Poker

@kryptogames has launched the first 100% provably fair Video Poker on Steem.

Around 10 million STEEM has been wagered on the Krypto Games platform so far on their Dice and Blackjack games.

@kryptogames has open-sourced the entire algorithm of Video Poker.


3. BuildTeam launch Merch Shop & NextColony Bot

Steem developers @buildteam have opened their own merchandise shop with backpacks, T-shirts and bags.

They have also launched a NextColony bot to allow players to automatically level up skills and upgrade in-game facilities.


4. What Is Steem?

@taskmaster4450 spells out concisely and clearly what Steem is and how SCOT (and Smart Media Tokens) will enhance the power of the blockchain.


5. Do you know these men?

The Steem team tackling the Satoshi’s Treasure hunt need help tracking down two ‘agents’ for this week’s clue…


BONUS #1. Around the world on 1 BTC

@remyhauxley, who traveled around the world on 1 Bitcoin and was on the DO show last week, is looking for ideas and support on how to complete film and promote the book about his adventure.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.337 30 Apr’19 4.27am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.950 30 Apr’19 4.27am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #55 (+1) 30 Apr’19 4.27am UTC
FCAS Score 543 (-7) / C 30 Apr’19 4.27am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 28 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 337 (n/c) 28 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1993 (-1) 28 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9339 (+5) 28 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,256 (-18) 30 Apr’19 4.27am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 221,178 / day 30 Apr’19 4.27am UTC

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This is #147 (29 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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