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?

This is #44 (15 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

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