SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 30 January 2019

State of Steem Forum #6 on communities, content creation, curation and retention takes place on Thursday.

Communities are coming to Steem both via @shredz7’s Stratos DApp and with the new China based WhereIn platform.

And KryptoGamers are bringing another dice game to our Steem screens.


State of Steem Forum #6 – Thursday 31 January, 8pm – 11pm UTC

State of Steem Forum #6 on Thursday covers communities, content creation, curation and retention. The forum runs from 8pm – 11pm UTC / 3pm – 6pm EST on MSP Waves.

Contributors on this week’s forum include @carrieallen (Helpie), @clixmoney (@dcooperation), @crypto.talk (@partiko), @enginewitty (witness / The Alliance), @hauptmann (@dtube.forum), @hr1 (Steeve), @imacryptorick, @jonyoudyer (Canna-Curate), @krnel (witness / KURE), @paulag (witness), @qwoyn (Canna-Curate, HashKings), @shadowspub (The Writers Block), @shredz7 (Stratos), @starkerz (@oracle-d), @taskmaster4450 and @ura-soul (witness & @steempassport).


Communities are here #1

Developer @shredz7 has now built a Communities system to run on his Stratos DApp…

Communities runs on a layer above Steem in the sense that Steem nodes won’t actually compute communities data, but the transactions will still be stored on the blockchain. This allows for features such as tokens (see DLUX, hashkings, steem engine) and communities to be added on Steem without actually changing the node.

The communities feature is part of a wider initiative/DApp called Stratos. In the future Stratos is planned to have features such as token creation and links between blockchains to other networks such as EOS or Tron, all implemented on a layer/sidechain on top of Steem.

The Stratos DApp will launch with only one feature – communities. Communities will have the ability to be open or restricted, and have advanced administration features including 4 different ranks able to be granted to different members, each having different positions.

The Communities project is still at the MVP stage but is evolving rapidly…


Communities are here #2

The new Steem-based lifestyle social media platform Wherein is also launching a Communities feature.

The Communities function will be on the Android version of WhereIn first…


Another roll of the dice

Newcomers KryptoGamers have launched another “provably fair” dice game for Steem.

The house-edge for the KryptoGamers dice game is stated as 1%. It is understood the figure for MagicDice is 2%.

KryptoGamers uses the Steem Keychain browser extension rather than SteemConnect.

The KryptoGamers gaming platform plans to introduce more games soon.


Another Witness shutdown

Long time steemian @demotruk has decided to shut down his witness.

Ireland based @demotruk has been a witness since October 2017 but is now closing the witness primarily for cost reasons…

I am mainly shutting down because the cost to run it is much higher than the income at this point, with my position below top 100. I am essentially selling Steem every month to cover the cost, far more than it brings in, which doesn’t make much sense.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.296 2019-01-30 11.36pm UTC
SBD price US$ 0.888 2019-01-30 3.00am UTC
Market Cap US$ 92,702,260 2019-01-30 11.36pm UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #49 (+2) 2019-01-30 11.36pm UTC
No. of Whales 37 (n/c) 2019-01-29
No. of Orcas 323 (n/c) 2019-01-29
No. of Dolphins 1974 (+1) 2019-01-29
No. of Minnows 9117 (-4) 2019-01-29
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4281 (-10) 2019-01-30 8.06pm 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

#9 @lukestokes.mhth / @lukestokes – My Green Screen Setup + OBS

#36 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Communities on a Steem interface soon with STRATOS + Keychain on Steempeak

#41 @jackmiller – Sharing Some Thoughts: Wolves In Lamb Skins. (U-log)

#42 @ocd-witness / @acidyo – Random thought

#48 @firepower – Are You Engaged In Any Business Outside Of This Cryptocurrency World?

#52 nextgencrypto / @berniesanders – I have delegated 10,000 SP to @canna-curate

#65 @ats-witness / @ats-david – Confused About the Steem Alliance? You’re Not Alone!

#66 @steemgigs / @surpassinggoogle – The Pushing Continues In The Early Days Of February. No More Rehab

#91 @bitrocker2020 – COINGECKO as STEEM WITNESS !

#129 @demotruk – Shutting Down My Witness

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

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@alexvan – Second working group elections

@coruscate – Role Call – Who’s Going to Anarchapulco? Let’s Meet Up!

@daan – How Often Do You Mention Steem on Other Websites or Platforms? Spread The Word!

@hitmeasap – Steem Fear. [My Steem Story]!

@inertia – Idea – Steem Smart Contracts: Contract Action Batch

@robertandrew – My First Initiative… @DtubeRockers – Spotlighting and Rewarding the Top Curators, Engagers, and Commentators who Rock the Dtube Platform 🙂

@surfermarly – Meet Me In Barcelona! Ven A Verme en el DTube Forum del 17-19 de Mayo 2019!

@taskmaster4450 – Stuff Popping Up All Over Steem

@whatsup – Freedom of Stake (Steem Power)

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Canna-Curate / @berniesanders – I have delegated 10,000 SP to @canna-curate

@deepdives – Deep Dives 11 | The Wikileaks Archive

@homesteaderscoop – What is a Gift? Facilitating a Hybrid Gift Economy – Fundition Update

SteemSTEM / @whack.science – [Week 9] SteemSTEM PROMO – Rewarding users and promoting SteemSTEM to 35k+ people on FB

NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS

This section is being replaced by a separate Steem Meetups & Events Calendar…

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 – WORK IN PROGRESS FOR THE DTube FORUM HOMEPAGE

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!

NEWS FROM GAMES

HashKings / @qwoyn – How much does HashKings Cost?

@kryptogames – Introducing KryptoGamers, a provably fair gaming platform with minimal house-edge (1% for Dice) powered by STEEM Blockchain

NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS

@engrave – Cross-domain authentication is here! Big milestone reached!

@esteemapp / @futuremind – My First Day As An eSteem Intern/guest Curator

@esteemapp / @tobias-g – [eSteem Mobile] 2.0.6 – Able to delete tag input field during post creation

Hivemind / @jrawsthorne – Querying Hivemind with GraphQL

Spunkee Monkee / @paulag – An App built on STEEM we should ALL support

Steemboxes / @mysteryboxes – Announcing Steemboxes.com: Buy Mystery Boxes With STEEM & SBD

@steempeak – We LOVE and THRIVE with your feedback and we’re acting fast – Discord works too

@steempeak / @geekpowered – Did SteemPeak hire an ex-employee of Steemit to redo their site

Stratos / @shredz7 – Communities Update + Info – MVP Done!

@vimm – [Dev Blog] End of the January update

@wherein – WhereIn On The Road – Community Version 1.0 Launch & Delegation Plan

@wherein / @taskmaster4450 – Wherein With Some Big Announcements

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

Bitcoin Exchange Guide – Crypto Firms Forced to Scale Back Operations Due To Prolonged Bear Market

CCN – Bitcoin Ransom: Here’s How Much the 9/11 Papers Hacker Group Has Raised so Far

EXTERNAL STEEM DATA

This is #59 (30 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.

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