The Steem News in 10 posts @ 13 April 2019

What’s happening in the Steemiverse today…

There’s news from Utopian, Actifit, OCD, DLike, Fundition and Steem Merchants.

And ideas for bringing more businesses to Steem, for Steem Mentors and better onboarding.

1. Utopian suspends witness

Due to technical issues with both the main witness server and the backup server @utopian-io has taken the decision to disable its witness for the timebeing.

The @utopian-io witness was at number 6 in the witness rankings at the time of suspension.

Utopian is currently reviewing all aspects of its operations as it now moves forwards with plans for building Utopian Colony.

2. Actifit ISO gets off to a flying start

@Actifit’s Initial Steem Offering (ISO) on got off to a flying start with over 110,000 AFIT tokens sold in the first second. The sale continues until 14 April.

3. Recruiting new businesses through the Steem Foundation

Top witness and steem entrepreneur @aggroed has laid out a plan for bringing new (d)app businesses to the Steem blockchain.

The 5 stage process of Marketing / Incubator / Dev / Community / Investor should be part of the forthcoming Steem Foundation and have the overall goal to “Make Steem the number one destination for blockchain (d)apps to form, create and fundraise”.

4. OCD plans for the future

@ocd-witness partner @acidyo has outlined the future plans for the OCD curation account @ocdb.

A key focus going forward will be helping to support the #introduceyourself tag to encourage newcomers to the platform.

5. Venezuela Steem Merchants project onboards 10 businesses

The Steem Merchants project in Venezuela has now onboarded ten businesses to accept payments in STEEM/SBD.

The businesses include Lionbroda, Amaranthos Spa, I Tip Venezuela, Golden Donuts, Mukti Spa, Baby Reinitas, Steelus, Digital West, Karla Gómez Makeup Artist and Puzzlesorios.

6. DLIKE offering 1:1 daily return on delegations

@dlike is offering a 1:1 daily return on delegations.

For example if you delegate 1000 SP, you will get 1000 DLIKE tokens every day.

DLike are currently running their first IEO. The DLIKE tokens will listed on exchanges by mid June.

Witness and steem investor @exyle takes a raincheck on the maths of the IEO and delegation options for obtaining DLIKE tokens…

7. Happy Birthday Fundition!

Steem’s own crowdfunding platform, Fundition, is celebrating its first birthday.

During this first year Fundition has helped 292 project founders raise $94,177.

8. Steem Mentor Program update

@rosatravels gives an update on the very worthwhile Mentor program she is developing.

The first mentorship program with the @Partiko community has been very successful. @rosatravels is now starting a similar program with @actifit.

9. Steem-Transfer – new site for beginniners

@niallon11 is working on a new site to help onboard newcomers to the Steem platform.

He is looking for input from the community to fill in all the necessary information for each section.

10. Steem Power Up Day – 1 May

Longtime steemian @streetstyle is calling for 1 May to be Steem Power Up Day.

Stop power downs on that day, power up your liquid steem, do not sell or trade steem on exchanges…

BONUS #1. Steem Monsters Basic Strategy Guide

Gamer @threejay has produced a Basic Strategy Guide for Steem Monsters – six tips to help you rank up and get more free cards…

BONUS #2. Practice your English with ‘English It’

@dcooperation are continuing their English practice sessions – ‘English It’.

In this session, led by English teacher @jeronimorubio, the discussion topic was dApps.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.428 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.990 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
FCAS Score 546 (-2) / C 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1975 (n/c) 12 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9329 (+2) 12 Apr ’19
Alexa rank ( #5,055 (-24) 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
Unique visitors ( 228,222 / day 14 Apr’19 0.44am 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 #131 (13 Apr ’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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