The Steem News @ 2 May 2019

Scot and Scotbot SMT-substitutes coming next week.

Goodbye Flags, Hello Downvotes.

There’s news from Allonian Seed and Forum.

And the new video and streaming platform is launching soon.

1. Scot and Scotbot go live next week

@aggroed has released more details about SCOT, the Smart Contract Organizational token, that will be going live next week.

SCOT is modeled on the SMT protocol and Steemit Inc’s SMT white paper was used as the basis for the design spec.

Along with the Scotbot voting tool developed by @holger80, Scot will allow communities to operate with their own token distribution system.

There will be a fee of 1000 ENG for the Scotbot setup and a monthly charge of 1 ENG per active account per month. (1 ENG is nominally 1 STEEM, but may be available for less on the market).

2. Goodbye Flags, Hello Downvotes

Steemit Inc has now swapped flags to downvotes in another community driven update of the front-end.

Also in the update are contributions from @netuoso, @quochuy and @blockchainstudio.

3. Allonian Seed update

@v-entertainment has released an update on the steem-based Allonian Seed game they are developing.

As well as new visuals there have been developments with Steem integration, better support for story writing, event systems and various other improvements.

4. Forum travel info

The Forum is now only two weeks away.

The organisers have posted some extra travel information for getting to the event.

5. – new video & streaming platform is a new video and streaming platform for steem developed by @wehmoen and @oracle-d.

The service is particularly targeting content creators deplatformed from other social media sites…

> If you were banned, deplatformed or censored on Facebook, YouTube & Co you can apply for a censorship free content creator account at 3speak.

The test post from @tibfox appears well advanced so it looks like the service will be launching soon.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.354 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.976 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #58 (-1) 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
FCAS Score 541 (+1) / C
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 01 May ’19
No. of Orcas 336 (n/c) 01 May ’19
No. of Dolphins 1996 (+1) 01 May ’19
No. of Minnows 9339 (n/c) 01 May ’19
Alexa rank ( #5,291 (-9) 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC
Unique visitors ( 221,178 / day 03 May ’19 1.40am UTC

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

Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up…

This is #149 (02 May ’19) of this daily news service.

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