SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 1 February 2019

Smart contracts and tokens are rolling into the station with Steem Engine.

Steemhunt is also on the token trail.

The recordings for the State of Steem Forum #6 and for the discussion with Ned Scott, Elizabeth Powell and Michael Vandeberg from Steemit Inc and Dan Notestein from @blocktrades are now available.

An alternative DTube interface is in the works, the new account backlog is now cleared and Spotlight on the Artist wants to shine a brighter spotlight on the artists.


Steem Engine, Tokens & freedomex.io

In another major step forward to bring smart contracts and tokens to the Steem platform developer @harpagon has been working with Steem Monsters founders @yabapmatt and @aggroed to launch Steem Engine…

Steem Engine is a smart contracts side-chain platform for the Steem blockchain. This means that it can execute custom smart contracts based on data published to the Steem blockchain. This allows us to do things that are not currently supported by the Steem blockchain, such as creating custom tokens, or literally anything else achievable with a smart contract.

For a fee of 100 STEEM anyone can now create their own token – no coding required !

Steem Engine is an evolution of the Smart Contracts concepts that developer @harpagon has been working on for some time…

@blockbrothers witness partner @exyle was one of the first to create his own token on Steem Engine with the Exyle token…

@exyle also reports a new fiat/STEEM exchange is being developed called freedomex.io. The website for FreedomEx badges itself as ‘The Smart Media Exchange’.

@exyle mentions that the FreedomEx team are currently working on a partnership with Canada-based Netcoins to provide fiat deposit/withdrawal capability with STEEM/USD, STEEM/CAD and STEEM/EUR.


Steemhunt Tokens

Steemhunt are still on the trail to getting their tokens up and running.

They are now in discussion with Korean exhange Daybit…

As one of its strategic pillars, the Steemhunt team has been discussing how to create the STEEM trading paired market for SMT tokens. These are our goals for an agreement with Daybit:

Listing STEEM and SBD token trades.
Support to list temporary tokens from the SMT candidate projects (such as ERC20 tokens).
Create STEEM-paired market section and swap the temporary ERC20 to SMT tokens.
Support fundraising for SMT projects via IEO (Initial Exchange Offering).


State of Steem Forum #6 & Steemit Inc Interviews Recordings Available

The recording of the State of Steem Forum #6 covering communities, content creation, curation and retention that took place on MSP Waves on Thursday is now available.

Contributors to the forum included @carrieallen (Helpie), @clixmoney (@dcooperation), @enginewitty (The Alliance), @hauptmann (@dtube.forum), @jonyoudyer (Canna-Curate), @shadowspub (Rambling Radio), @shredz7 (Stratos), @starkerz (@oracle-d), @taskmaster4450, @traveller7761 and @teamhumble.

The recording of the discussions with Steemit Inc’s Executive Chair Ned Scott, Managing Director Elizabeth Powell and lead blockchain developer Michael Vandeberg @vandeberg, along with Dan Notestein from @blocktrades is also now available…


New Steem Accounts Report

@steemcommunity witness partner and data expert @paulag has released the latest edition of her regular ‘New Steem Account Reports’.

Her analysis suggests that Steemit Inc has now cleared the backlog of new account setups that had built up in December.

The data also shows, that despite the introduction of account creation tokens in HardFork 20 allowing others to create new accounts, the large majority (c 90%) of accounts are still created by Steemit Inc.


An Alternative Front End for DTube

Developer and DTube enthusiast @vaultec is building an alternative front end for DTube.

The project badged as dtube.network includes provision for permanent storage of dtube videos using a P2P storage network, called ‘permanente’.

dtube.network is starting with a higher beneficiary fee (25%) than dtube (10%) to cover initial costs but it hopes to reduce that in due course.


Spotlight On The Artist

MSP Waves music show Spotlight On The Artist has just clocked up its 25th episode and is now moving up a gear.

The show hosted by leading lights of the Steem music community, @d-vine, @onemedia and @darrenclaxton, has now set up its own account @spotlight.artist and is seeking delegations to help it support the musicians, songwriters, producers and music based projects that guest on the program.

They have already received a 20,000 SP delegation from music supporter @mariusfebruary.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.274 2019-02-02 1.27am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.842 2019-02-02 1.27am UTC
Market Cap US$ 85,877,669 2019-02-02 1.27am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (-2) 2019-02-02 1.27am UTC
No. of Whales 37 (n/c) 2019-01-31
No. of Orcas 323 (n/c) 2019-01-31
No. of Dolphins 1975 (-1) 2019-01-31
No. of Minnows 9126 (+7) 2019-01-31
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4301 (-10) 2019-02-02 1.27am UTC

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

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@elipowell – Post #2: Thank You

@steemitblog – Splitting Condenser: Social + Wallet

@steemitblog – Steemit’s New Direction

NEWS FROM THE STEEM ALLIANCE

@steemalliance – New Working Group Announcement | Official Election Results

@steemalliance / @llfarms – The “Steem Alliance” Foundation Group | What it is, What it’s not, and my own personal take on it

@steemalliance / @lemouth-dev – Stake-based versus vote-based elections – an analysis toolkit

@steemalliance – Full Voter List | Full Transparency And A Call For The Community’s Review

@steemalliance / @rivalzzz – Record of Steem Alliance Voting – WorkingGroup Nominations

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#35 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Tokens will soon be here on Steem with Steem-Engine and a FIAT/STEEM exchange is being developed called freedomex.io

#37 @steemhunt – Discussing STEEM Trading Pairs for SMT-Tokens in Daybit Exchange

#39 @arcange – SteemToolbar Update – Support for steempeak.com added

#42 @ocd-witness / @acidyo – The Steem Virus

#42 @ocd-witness / @acidyo – AskSteem: Which Steem Dapp are you betting on bringing mass adoption to Steem?

#61 @ayogom – 2019-1 Witness report #4

#65 @guiltyparties – Translators Matrix: Contribute Translations

#70 @steemcommunity / @paulag – January ’19 New STEEM Account Report

#72 @ura-soul – Steem on Wikipedia? What’s Up With The Current Page?! Obvious Bias!

#110 @coingecko – CoinGecko Fortnightly Digest (19 Jan – 1 Feb 2019)

#133 @poetsunited – Poets United : Witness Update [1] 2019 ( Good Times Ahead )

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

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@dfinney – From mainstream social media to Steemit and back again

@lucylin – Playing the Steemit game…Time to adjust, and move…

@runicar – “SMT’s” Finally Here But They Are Not Made By Stinc!

@tarazkp – Skin in the Steem game

@tarazkp – How short is equal

@taskmaster4450 – I Must Say Eli And Ned Seem To Have It Together

@taskmaster4450 – Huge News: Wyoming Passes A Bill That Makes Cryptocurrency Money

@taskmaster4450 – Steemhunt Leading The Way To Get STEEM And SMTs Paired

@theycallmedan – My Steem Witness Voting Proxy

@whatsup – Here is the thing about DPOS

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@fundition – People of Fundition

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

@spotlight.artist / @d-vine – Support “SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTIST” <3

STEEM Food Tours / @jeffjagoe – STEEM Food Tours #47 – Submit a Restaurant Review for a Chance to Win STEEM!

SteemGamingCommunity @steemgc / @strawhat – Revealing our new logo and some other changes for the SteemGC!

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

24 FEBRUARY 2019 – MALAYSIA, PENANG
@bitrocker2020 – Steem Sharing Bootcamp / The Settlements Co-Working Space in Penang

30 MARCH 2019 – USA, MINNEAPOLIS
@ddrfr33k – Let’s plan another Minneapolis Meetup!

6 APRIL 2019 – UK, LEICESTER
@steemcampuk / @lloyddavis – SteemCampUK 2 is coming to Leicester
@steemcampuk / @shanibeer – SteemCampUK 2 – Growing an Audience of Smart Investors

17 – 19 MAY 2019 – SPAIN, BARCELONA
@dtube.forum – STATE OF THE PROJECT @dtube.forum 01/02/2019
@dtube.forum / @hauptmann – I FOUND THE PERFECT FIT FOR THE DTube FORUM – DTube talk#155

20 – 23 JUNE 2019 – USA, COLORADO
@thealliance – The ‘BLOCK’ Party!

1 – 5 DECEMBER 2019 – LIMA, PERU
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!

You can also view a full list of Steem Meetups & Events Calendar here…

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

dtube.network / @vaultec – dtube.network | Alternative front end to d.tube, public release

Meeseeker / @inertia – Meeseeker Update – 0.0.3pre1

@partiko / @crypto.talk – What are you waiting for lol

Scrypt / @holger80 – Fixing the windows build of the scrypt library

SteemConnect / @fabien – SteemConnect interface is now on app.steemconnect.com

Steemhunt / @taskmaster4450 – Steemhunt Leading The Way To Get STEEM And SMTs Paired

SteemToolbar / @arcange – SteemToolbar Update – Support for steempeak.com added

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…

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC

Crypto Briefing – DApps Took In More Money Than App Store In First Year

CryptoNewsZ – ‘9/11 Papers Hacker Group’ has raised $42K in Bitcoin as Ransom since the Infamous Twitter Announcement This New Year’s Eve

EXTERNAL STEEM DATA

This is #61 (1 Feb ’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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