SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 24 January 2019

Steemit Inc have continued to build on their new program of outreach to the community.

After joining the Witness Chat on Rambling Radio on Wednesday, newly appointed Managing Director Elizabeth Powell joined Executive Chairman Ned Scott in a second appearance on the State of Steem Forums on Thursday.

The planning for the Steem Alliance elections on Sunday is moving forward.

A major new contest to produce a video ad for Steem has been launched by @surfermarly.


Steemit Inc turns up the dial on Community Communication

New Steemit Inc Managing Director Elizabeth Powell made her third Discord ‘on air’ appearance of the week when she joined Executive Chairman Ned Scott on his second visit to the State of Steem Forums.

Ned and Elizabeth spent an hour before the Forum started giving an update on this week’s developments and answering questions from the audience.

The recording of this session, and the forum, will be posted very shortly.

The previous day Steemit Inc’s new MD along with @andrarchy dropped into Rambling Radio’s regular Witness Chat hosted by @shadowspub…

The Steemit Inc team have also released another update on current developments and the new direction of the company…


Steem Alliance Working Group Elections – Sunday 27 January

The nascent Steem Alliance has posted updated details about the forthcoming elections for the Working Group that are taking place this coming Sunday…


’60 Seconds of Steem’ Video Ad Contest launched – Over 1000 STEEM in prizes

Long time steemian @surfermarly has launched a new contest to crowdsource 60 second adverts to promote Steem.

The closing date is Thursday 7 February and the contest is open to all video creators and vloggers.

The contest is being supported by @dtube, @good-karma’s eSteem, @nextgencrypto (Bernie Sanders), @roelandp and @oracle-d. The prize pool amounts to over 1000 steem.


Steem Meetups

Steem Meetups are a great way to get to know others on the platform and to take the Steem Community into the real world.

Meetups will now be included in the SoS Daily News.

A few already spotted include one in Malaysia in February, another in the USA in March and one in the UK in April…


Free Steem Graphics from @nateaguila

US based Creative Director Nate Aguila is producing a range of free-to-use Steem promotional graphics starting with footer badges and wallpapers…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.373 2019-01-25 3.29am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.963 2019-01-25 3.29am UTC
Market Cap US$ 114,080,724 2019-01-25 3.29am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #43 (-2) 2019-01-25 3.29am UTC
No. of Whales 37 (n/c) 2019-01-23
No. of Orcas 318 (n/c) 2019-01-23
No. of Dolphins 1976 (-1) 2019-01-23
No. of Minnows 9114 (+3) 2019-01-23
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4204 (-9) 2019-01-24 5:41pm UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Steemit’s New Direction

@steemitblog – Steemit, Inc. Leadership Changes

@elipowell – Meet Steemit, Inc.’s New Managing Director

@ned – The Guiding Mission, Vision and Values of Steemit, Inc

NEWS FROM THE STEEM ALLIANCE

@steemalliance – Working Group Election Process | Important Town Hall Election Information

@steemalliance – Update To Townhall Elections | What Exactly Is A “Working Group” And How Do We Nominate?

@steemalliance – Steem Alliance Working Group | Community Town Hall Elections Jan. 27th 1pm EST

@steemalliance – Final Dev Slack Transcript | New Open To The Public Home For Steem Alliance Group

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#1 @aggroed – Steem Witness Forum with expected guests @elipowell and @andrarchy

#20 @anyx – Updated Witness Application

#36 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Should you work for free?

#40 @arcange – SteemSQL – Planned maintenance

#41 @jackmiller – Making It Work: The Steem Ecosystem. “THINKING OUT OF THE BOX”! (Part Two)

#48 @firepower – Using CoinGecko To Keep Up With The Crypto Markets

#56 @holger80 – steemrewarding.com – a new feature rich auto voter

#59 @helpie – Witness Configuration Leads to Missed Blocks

#62 @bobinson – An essay on hard forks & the blockchain of emotions

#65 @guiltyparties – Userbase Skills Matrix

#66 @steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – When Steemians Will Do Everything, Just To Make You Smile!

#68 @justyy – Simple Video Downloader 3.0.9 – Extract the Links + Add WhichAV Site

#68 @justyy – Witness Update: Node Upgraded to 0.20.9!

#92 @bitrocker2020 – The Settlements Co-Working Space in Penang

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

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@clayboyn – Help STEEM get listed on ABCC Exchange

@gadrian – Movement is better than stagnation. Much better!

@impactn – READ! VOTE! RESTEEM! Your opinion is valuable for the development of a joint marketing and PR-strategy for Steem

@knircky – My thoughts about steemit powerdown

@mericanhomestead – Steemit Starts NEW! – FINALLY!

@mindtrap – 13 weeks for a full powerdown. Is it really attractive?

@nateaguila – Free Stuff For Waving Your Flag

@surfermarly – “60 Seconds of Steem” – Launching A Crowdsourced Marketing Campaign on DTube & Calling For Video Ad Creators! – $1,000 Steem in Sponsored Prizes

@tarazkp – Developing a development fund

@taskmaster4450 – Why @jesta Is Wrong About Steemit Being An “Unaccountable Actor”

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@homesteaderscoop – Vendor Review Contest Wrapup – Three Submissions and Three Winners!

@ramblingradio / @shadowspub – 11th Witness Chat in The Ramble Recording

@sc-v – Steemchurch Venezuela: Present In The Sos Action Plan, Invites The Entire Community To Participate In The “Build A Strategy Steem” Contest

Steem Merchants / @rutablockchain – Steem Merchants. Golden Donuts (Eng – Esp)

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 – The Slogan of the DTube Forum 2019 Barcelona

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

NEWS FROM GAMES

TwinForge / @grid9games – TwinForge is getting a website so we can automate everything

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@onelovedtube / @tanbay – Step-by-step guide to host your DTube videos with OneLoveIPFS // Exclusive DTube Video 273

SteemSQL / @arcange – SteemSQL – Planned maintenance

SteemWorld / @xpilar – Get to know “SteemWorld” Built with ♥ by @steemchiller

Utopian / @apshamilton – Utopian CEO @elear pitching to investors in Tel Aviv

@vimm – Streaming 101: Building your brand

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

BlockTribune – Blockchain Content Platform Steemit Names Elizabeth Powell As Managing Director

BTC Manager – Steemit Looks to Start Afresh with Elizabeth Powell as Newly-Appointed CEO

Financial Report 24 – Steemit’s Hivemind goes Live

TechCrunch – Steemit, crypto’s answer to Reddit, gets a new boss to rebuild after widespread layoffs

This is #53 (24 Jan ’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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