Hold the front page…
News just in. @misterdelegation (ie Steemit Inc) has withdrawn its delegations from @dsound, @musing and @sndbox.
The delegation to @dsound was the biggest at 1 million SP I believe.
This seems to have happened without warning. Awaiting more news…
And if one big headline wasn’t enough…
HardFork 21 – Freedom is just another name…
@crimsonclad’s SteemWave Saturdays show yesterday was all abuzz with talk of the Hardfork 21 Pull Request (PR) that had just been submitted to the Steemdev GitHub.
The PR submitted by @jnordberg (aka @almost-digital), and nicknamed ‘Freedom’, is proposing to fork Steem to break away from Steemit Inc.
This hardfork if adopted by witnesses will set all Steemit Inc. controlled accounts authorities to the null key.
@jnordberg comments further on the PR…
Accounts also need to be set into a “neutral” state.
Removing active delegations
Removing any witness votes and proxy
Removing any withdraw routes
Disabling account recovery
An seemingly innocuous comment on the PR from @inertia had been deleted by steemdev…
If Steemit, inc. decides not to block this, all they have to do is power down. After 13 weeks, if it passes, all you’ll have is bad press after that. E.g: who would be safe from having their stake arbitrarily removed?
This PR would need a super majority (15?) of the top 20 witnesses to back it and so is extremely unlikely to go forward.
The conclusion of the discussion on @crimsonclad’s show was that it was more “a shot across the bows” for Steemit Inc.
Many commented that this HF21 would in effect amount to theft in terms of taking the assets (ie SteemPower) owned by Steemit Inc. This would set a dangerous precedent if anyone’s stake in Steem could just be removed by forking.
On a more practical level should Steemit Inc be removed from the equation there is not sufficient alternative infrastructure in place, or immediately available, to support the blockchain, for example in terms of API nodes and blockchain developers.
It may be pure coincidence but the juxtaposition in time between this Hardfork proposition (which includes removing active delegations) and the removal of the delegations from @dsound and co. might raise an eyebrow or two.
Considering the dominance in the witness voting by one single voter, the nickname of this Hardfork as Freedom, might raise a chuckle or two as well.
Once more to the exchanges, my friend
Today the target is Bittrex.
Leading exchange Bittrex tweeted out…
Let’s hear it. What USD market pair would you want to see in 2019?
We all know what the answer should be, don’t we?
Get your Twitter boots on and go tell Bittrex – Go STEEM…..
@theycallmedan, @krnel, @mindtrap, @cryptocurator, @horpey, @ew-and-patterns and a host of other steemians have been rallying the troops to the cause.
It has been rather a busy news day, else I had wanted to pick up on these interesting posts from @truthforce, @rosatravels (@partiko) and @taskmaster4450…
KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]
(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)
|Steem price||US$ 0.275||2019-01-13 12:24 UTC|
|SBD price||US$ 0.770||2019-01-13 12:24 UTC|
|Market Cap||US$ 84,874,900||2019-01-13 12:24 UTC|
|CoinMarketCap Ranking||#51 (n/c)||2019-01-13 12:24 UTC|
|No. of Whales||36 (n/c)||2019-01-11|
|No. of Orcas||315 (+2)||2019-01-11|
|No. of Dolphins||1967 (+1)||2019-01-11|
|No. of Minnows||9095 (+3)||2019-01-11|
|Alexa rank (steemit.com)||#4117 (-7)||2019-01-13 11:43 UTC|
Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.
NEWS FROM STEEMIT INC
@steemitblog – Testing Ads on Steemit.com
@steemitdev – New Year, New DevPortal Updates
@steemitdev – Additional Public API Change
NEWS FROM THE WITNESSES
#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle – When a vlog doesn’t come out. All I tried was talk about Steem to none Steemians
#44 @jackmiller – People Telling Me WHAT TO DO WITH MY HARD EARNED MONEY! (u-log)
#65 @justyy – Fixing Profile Query due to API Change in SteemIt
#75 @bobinson – Steem blockchain code changes for humans
To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage …
NEWS FROM KEY PLAYERS & INFLUENCERS
@organduo – Pay at the restaurant with Steem?
@organduo – Steem for non-profits?
@steevc – An introduction to Steem
@taskmaster4450 – MAGIC Token: Expanding the Steem Ecosystem
@theycallmedan – Time To Flex On Bittrex Steem
@truthforce – Some thoughts on Steem and how to improve it
@whatsup – Lessons Learned Experimenting in Steem
NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES
@dcooperation / @clixmoney – Help DCooperation community to promote Steem and Dtube on the web!
NEWS FROM EVENTS & MEETUPS
@soyrosa – [Service Announcement] Dutchies & Co Meet-Up coming Sunday Changed Venue!
@dtube.forum – State of the Project – @dtube.forum
@steemfiesta – SteemFIESTA 2019 – The First Five Days of DECEMBER – Summer in the South!
NEWS FROM DAPPS, APPS & DEVS
@reazuliqbal – Introducing FlagTrail – Steemauto for Flagging Abuse
@steemchiller – Caution When Requesting Data From Steem RPC Nodes
@dlux-io – dlux | Architecture
@esteemapp / @futuremind – eSteem Mobile 2.0.6 User Review
@partiko / @rosatravels – Be A Partiko Mentor! Earn STEEM for rewards!
@spunkeemonkee / @dreemsteem – But HOW do we play Spunkee Monkee? How do the kids get points for tasks? Details explained!
NEWS FROM GAMES
HashKings / @qwoyn – HashKings Weekly Update 3
HashKings / @qwoyn – HashKings Planet Plots Sale is Now LIVE
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
Captainaltcoin.com – How about that for decentralization: Steemit censoring content on their platform
This is #41 (12 Jan ’19) of this daily news service.
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