SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 7 February 2019

Steemit Inc is making progress on several fronts.

The State of Steem Forums are drawing to a close.

Blocktrades are pressing ahead with the Steem Proposal System.

And another gambling app arrives on Steem.


Steemit Inc engineers continue to make progress

Steemit Inc have released an update on current projects including RocksDB/MIRA and the splitting of the wallet function from the main steemit.com condenser.

They have also reported on continued decreases in the EC2 hosting requirements which are resulting in significant reductions in their monthly AWS bills.

Ned Scott and Elizabeth Powell discussed all these changes in depth during an interview with @pennsif on MSP Waves on Thursday. The recording of that interview will be available shortly.


State of Steem Forum #7 – Steem Commerce

The State of Steem Forum #7 covering Steem Commerce took place on MSP Waves on Thursday.

Contributors to the forum included @aggroed, @danielvehe, @dearw, @disregardfiat, @imacryptorick, @markegiles, @papa-pepper, @sagescrub, @teamhumble, @thecryptodrive and @theycallmedan, as well as @traveller7761 and @globocop.

The recording of the forum is now available…

State of Steem #7 is the last of the scheduled topic forums. Plans are now being made for one or two wrap-up forums. Forum co-ordinator @pennsif is seeking input on what form the final ‘wrap-up’ forum(s) should take…


BlockTrades starts work on the Steem Proposal System

Steemit Inc have now agreed to fund @Blocktrades to develop a Steem Proposal System (SPS) that is similar to Bitshares’ Worker Proposal System.

Approximately $55K USD worth of STEEM will be paid from Steemit to Blocktrades for each month of work. The task is projected to require between 1 and 2 months of work and will include scheduling of a hardfork. Steemit considers this funding to be a part of a larger donation to the SPS and wishes that the Steem community will be actively involved in evaluating the development of this proposal.

Blocktrade’s initial proposal suggested that ongoing proposal funding under the system should be taken from author rewards.

However there has been an alternative suggestion that the funding should only come from donations.

Blocktrades has therefore put out a post to discuss the two alternative approaches…

They have also posted a stake-weighted poll on the two options…


Taking a gamble

Hot on the heels of SteemBet another gambling app has arrived on Steem.

This time it is Janken who are opening with a ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’ betting game…

@taskmaster4450 adds his commentary on the latest gambling arrivals…

While @tarazkp makes observations on the age restrictions on gambling and the minimum age to get a steem account…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.275 2019-02-08 1.20am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.858 2019-02-08 1.20am UTC
Market Cap US$ 86,420,259 2019-02-08 1.20am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #48 (+3) 2019-02-08 1.20am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-02-06
No. of Orcas 325 (+2) 2019-02-06
No. of Dolphins 1983 (+1) 2019-02-06
No. of Minnows 9123 (-5) 2019-02-06
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4365 (-13) 2019-02-08 1.29am UTC

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

NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC

@steemitblog – Steemit Engineering Update: Cost Reductions, RocksDB/MIRA, Condenser Split

@andrarchy – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Steem?

@elipowell – Post #2: Thank You

NEWS FROM THE STEEM ALLIANCE

@steemalliance – Steem Alliance Weekly Update

@steemalliance – Newly Established Community Guidelines For The Steem Alliance Discord Server

@steemalliance / @alexvan – Steemalliance WG First Proposal – Integrate different languages

@steemalliance – New Working Group Announcement | Official Election Results

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

@steemalliance / @tdre – Community Approval Rating — Steem Alliance Working Group

NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES

#2 @blocktrades – BlockTrades beginning development of Steem Proposal System

#2 @blocktrades – Pros and cons of two versions of Steem Proposal System

#17 @aggroed – Well, back to campaigning!

#17 @aggroed – Consensus Witness Again! Phew!

#17 @aggroed – Introducing Steem-Engine.com (smart contracts and token creation on Steem)

#18 @utopian-io / @elear – Which perks would you like to have the most on an upcoming crowdfunding campaign for Utopian?

#20 @therealwolf – Strategy for Crypto Businesses

#20 @therealwolf – Steem Apps – Update #4 (More Data!)

#32 @emrebeyler – Should dPoll offer tokens/points?

#36 @blockbrothers / @exyle – How much STEEM does an absolute passive investor make in 78 days?

#38 @steemhunt – Steemhunt Delegates 15SP for All New Users Signed-up to Enhance its Onboarding Experience

#42 @jackmiller – A USER PROFILE PAGE! – What Steemit.com NEEDS

#69 @justyy – Steem Is Centralized?!

#72 @ura-soul – Community Spirit? Engagement on Social Networks is ‘King’. For Steem, This Means ‘Proof of Brain’ – Which is Currently Broken

#85 @krnel – KURE Development Update 3 – Permissions and Communities You Joined

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

NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS

@gadrian – STEEM didn’t get picked by Bittrex!

@gniksivart – Root Cause Analysis, Bid Bots, and OCDB

@imacryptorick – 6npay Are Founding a Steem Community & They Asked Me To Manage It

@inertia – Comparing Steem Engine to dstors and dlive

@jaynie – The RIPPLE growth of STEEM!

@jongolson – A Fool Proof Formula For Building A Personal Brand On STEEM

@penguinpablo – Weekly report: How much STEEM is stored on the exchanges? – February 7, 2019

@tarazkp – Immature gambling, but growing up fast

@tarazkp – When it’s easy, anybody can do it

@tarazkp – “Losing 20%” : Low cost for high gain?

@taskmaster4450 – The Solution To What Ails Steem

@taskmaster4450 – Introducing Another Gaming Platform On Steem: Janken

@whatsup – Creation of a Worker Proposal System – SPS

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

@InformationWar / @gregorypatrick – New Shows, New Features & New Hosts! The Decentralized News Is Growing – Join us in welcoming @MakinStuff

STEEM Food Tours / @jeffjagoe – STEEM Food Tours #48 – Submit a Restaurant Review for a Chance to Win STEEM!

@welcomewagon – Wanna race? Wanna win?

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 – Get Your Tickets For SteemCampUK 2
@steemcampuk / @shanibeer – SteemCampUK 2 – Growing an Audience of Smart Investors

17 – 19 MAY 2019 – SPAIN, BARCELONA
@dtube.forum – THE DTube FORUM HAS IT’S FIRST SUPER SPONSOR!

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

@dpoll / @emrebeyler – Should dPoll offer tokens/points?

@janken – Introducing Janken | the new steem-based gaming platform

KURE / @krnel – KURE Development Update 3 – Permissions and Communities You Joined

@magicdice – Magic Dice v1.5 – Dividends payouts have started

@steem-bet – 7 Days Left before SteemBet Launch!

SteemConnect / @fabien – Major incoming changes on SteemConnect

@steemcasting – started on the idea of a schedule for the scheduler for steemcasting.com

Steem Engine / @aggroed – Introducing Steem-Engine.com (smart contracts and token creation on Steem)

@steemhunt – Steemhunt Delegates 15SP for All New Users Signed-up to Enhance its Onboarding Experience

@steempeak – SPAM FIGHTING OPTION: Following the Author Recommended IGNORE settings. (You choose)

SteemRewarding / @holger80 – Current state of steemrewarding.com

@vimm – Vimm University – An Introduction to Branding

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

No new coverage found.

EXTERNAL STEEM DATA

This is #67 (7 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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