The Steem News in 10 posts @ 15 April 2019

The Steem blockchain keeps flying.

In the news today… Splinterlands/Steem Monsters, DTube and Actifit.

As well as Epic Dice, moonSTEEM, NextColony and SteemProjects.

And also CoinTracker, Liberland, Steemchurch and Blockchain Time Capsules.


1. Splinterlands crowdfunding campaign gets off to great start

The Steem Monsters / Splinterlands crowdfunding campaign with SEEDGerminator on TRON got off to a flying start with 20% of the promotional deal selling out in the first 30 minutes.

The 500k Tron soft cap has now been successfuly funded, and the campaign is currently at 19% of the 5 million hard cap.


SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION

DO with @pennsif – Thursday 8pm UTC, MSP Waves

Guests on this week’s episode of DO include @theycallmedan, @anomadsoul (@steemonboarding), @aggroed (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @yabapmatt (Steem Monsters / Steem-Engine.com), @starkerz (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance) and @fredrikaa (Oracle-D / Steem Business Alliance).


2. Big changes on the way for DTube

OneLoveDTube Founder @d00k13 has revealed details of some big changes he believes are coming in the new version of @dtube.

These include the introduction of DTC Rewards (DTube Coin?) and link sharing.


3. Actifit ISO bonuses dispatched

Actifit has now sent out the AFIT token bonus rewards from the recent Initial Steem Offering.

180,000 AFIT tokens were sent out, as well as 500 ENG tokens.


4. EPIC Token Plan released

Steem dice game @epicdice has released details of its distribution plan for the EPIC Token.


5. Update on moonSTEEM token distribution

@moonSTEEM gives details of how you can earn more moonSTEEM tokens…


6. NextColony – a true blockchain game

NextColony developer @holger80 discusses how the game is a true blockchain game…

> A true blockchain game means for us, that our internal database can be deleted and we will be able to reconstruct the exact same game state as before by replaying all broadcasted custom_json and transfer operations.


7. Weekly update for SteemProjects.com

Witness developers @wise-team, through members @noisy and @lukmarcus, have posted another weekly update of projects on the Steem blockchain in conjunction with their SteemProjects.com directory site.


8. CoinTracker joins as steemit.com Advertising Partner

David Jefferys @birdinc who does Business Development for Steemit Inc has recruited crypto tax calculator site CoinTracker as another Advertising Partner for steemit.com.


BONUS #1. Fourth Anniversary of Liberland

Over the weekend Steemian @mariusfebruary attended the celebrations for the Fourth Anniversary of Liberland.

Around a hundred Liberlandians and libertarians from all parts of the world attended the event.

The Free Republic Of Liberland is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia.

@mariusfebruary will be talking about the event and about Liberland on Pennsif’s DO show on 25 April.


BONUS #2. Steemchurch expands to Telos

The Christian blockchain community @steemchurch, founded over a year ago on Steem by @sirknight, is expanding its mission to the Telos blockchain…


BONUS #3. Blockchain Time Capsule – 10 Predictions for 2050

Writer and crypto-enthusiast @ericvancewalton has created a Blockchain Time Capsule with his 10 Predictions for 2050. What are your predictions?


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.411 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.997 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #52 (-2) 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
FCAS Score 540 (-3) / C 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 14 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 14 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1985 (+10) 14 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9324 (-5) 14 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,097 (-7) 16 Apr’19 3.20am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 225,404 / day 16 Apr’19 3.20am 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 #133 (15 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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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 Steem-Engine.com 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 (steemit.com) #5,055 (-24) 14 Apr’19 0.44am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 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.

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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 12 April 2019

The Steem news keep rolling in.

The HUNT token to be listed on Monday. Steem Business Alliance opens its doors for new members. The Steem Proposal System is just about done.

Also a Steem Community Directory, changing the Curation/Author split, and DTube.Forum, Vimm.TV, DTube, OpenBazaar, NextColony and Indie Journalists…


1. HUNT Token listing on Monday & $25K Trading Competitions

Steemhunt has announced that the HUNT token will be listed on the Daybit exchange starting 15 April, 3.50am UTC.

There will also be HUNT and BTC prized trading competitions for this listing event – with a prize pool of around US$25,000 equivalent.


2. Steem Business Alliance open for new members

The Steem Business Alliance is now accepting applications for membership. Businesses can apply as Working Members or Supporting Members, individuals can apply as Contributors.

The new organisation has also published its 2019 roadmap.


3. Steem Proposal System will be completed on Monday

@blocktrades has announced that the Steem Proposal System (Steem.DAO) will be completed on Monday.

It will then be passed over to Steemit Inc to arrange for it to be incorporated into a Hardfork so it can become active on the blockchain.


4. Time to change the author/curator reward split?

Steem investor @theycallmedan has put forward the suggestion that post rewards should be altered to a 50/50 split between authors and curators. This would increase curation and discourage bid-bots.

@practicalthought has offered a response to Dan’s proposed change…


5. Creating a Directory of Steem Communities

@steemcommunity witness partner @paulag is creating a directory of Steem communities to help newcomers particularly find suitable communities.


6. Steem Alliance Townhall Meeting Recording

The Steem Alliance has posted the recording of the Townhall meeting from 10 April that included presentations from all five remaining Foundation structure proposal teams. The meeting was hosted by @blind-spot and @pennsif.

The recording post invites discussion about the five proposals put forward by @upheaver, @alexvan, @TheHive, @impactn and @shadowspub.


7. D.Tube Forum gains third super sponsor

@dtube.forum has gained its third super sponsor with @mariusfebruary now backing the event.

The Forum takes place in Barcelona from 17 – 19 May.


8. Vimm.TV is looking for backers

@vimm is looking for backers from the community to help it grow and develop.

> Some of the features we’d like to bring like adding regional ingests, improving transcoding quality and adding stream replays will be quite costly. In an effort to speed up development of those features, we are now turning to the community for voluntary contributions.


9. DTube shows its (new) colours

DTube has unveiled its new logo and colour scheme.

> Time has come to unveil DTube’s new logo that foreshadows the launch of an exciting new version of DTube.


10. Integrating STEEM with OpenBazaar – project update

The @steemonob project to integrate STEEM with OpenBazaar is making progress.

The team are now urgently looking for a GO developer, as well as additional funding support to finance the project.


BONUS #1. Indie Journalists on Steem

@diggndeeper.com has produced a very useful list of independent journalists on Steem. Check out and follow…


BONUS #2. NextColony Sci-Fi RPG Story Contest

There are still 8 days remaining to enter the Next Colony sponsored Sci-Fi RPG Story Contest.

@oliverschmid of NextColony is supporting the contest with a prize pool of 50 STEEM.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.433 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.994 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
FCAS Score 548 (+2) / C / #86 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 11 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 11 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1975 (+1) 11 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9327 (-3) 11 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,055 (-24) 13 Apr’19 2.19am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 13 Apr’19 2.19am 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 #130 (12 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 11 April 2019

Steem keeps steeming…

In the news Utopian gets a new chance, the Steem Foundation elections begin and the Actifit ISO kicks off.

And there’s eSteem Surfer, TOOTTC, Steem Engine, DLux, Steem RPC Nodes and Aid.Venezuela.


1. A New Chance for Utopian

Utopian founder @elear reports that a generous donation of 25,000 SBD has been received from the anonymous @freedom account to cover the costs of the next phase of the platform’s development.

The Utopian Colony project will now move ahead with its plan to become the key platform for open source collaboration.

The Indiegogo campaign will continue for the remaining 18 days both to raise funds and awareness.


SHOW PROMOTION :: SHOW PROMOTION ::

If you missed the third episode of DO with @pennsif the recording is now available.

Guests on the show included @project7 (@steemhunt), @mcfarhat (@actifit), @paulag (10,000 Minnows), @hauptmann (@dtube.forum), @diggndeeper.com (OpenBazaar) and @makinstuff (Surthrival Trailer).


2. Foundation Structure Proposal Election now open to all

The Foundation Structure Proposal Election has begun.

Following community feedback the Steem Alliance Working Group administering the election has extended the voting period to 24 April.

The requirement for pre-registration for voting has also been dropped and so voting is now open to all.


3. Actifit ISO kicks off

Actifit’s Initial Steem Offering kicked off at 1pm UTC on Friday 12 April on Steem-Engine.com.


4. Steem – the robotic gamblers blockchain?

Steem data cruncher @abh12345 has produced an analysis of what is behind the recent large rise in transfers on Steem.

Gambling app @magicdice accounted for over 70% of the transactions due to the large number of automated accounts running gambling bots.


5. eSteem Surfer update adds new features

Witness developer @good-karma has released a new version of the eSteem Surfer desktop client.

Updates in version 2.0.7 include a power down feature and a facility for searching the friends list.


6. TOOTTC gets a quick Film Festival response

Filmmaker @brian-rhodes reports that he has already had a positive first response to the submission of his steem backed film ‘The Order of Things to Come’ to Canadian film festivals.


7. Steem Engine Transaction and Market History tool

Developer @eonwarped has put together a quick tool for exploring the history of Steem Engine token transfers and market trades.


8. Putting the Social back into Steem

@glenalbrethsen discusses the importance of commenting and engagement in putting the ‘social’ back into the Steem social media platform.

He highlights the importance of the Curation and Engagement Leagues hosted by @abh12345 in helping encourage engagement.


9. The daily distribution of DLUX tokens

Innovative Steem XR developers @dlux-io have started publishing daily reports of the distribution of their DLUX token.


10. Steem RPC Nodes

Witness @timcliff has updated the list of public Steem RPC Nodes.

There are currently 10 active nodes – one run by Steemit Inc and the other nine run by top witnesses.


BONUS #1. Know Your Audience…

@hitmeasap discusses the how the average user experiences Steem and whether Steemit Inc knows its audience…


BONUS #2. Aid.Venezuela Food for Life project update

The @aid.venezuela project set up by @elarca founder @zaxan has given an update on the Food For Life scheme.

In its first phase Food for Life managed to provide food for two weeks to 80 children and adults with severe and moderate cases of malnutrition. The project hopes to triple this target in the next phase.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.425 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.983 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (-1) 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
FCAS Score 547 (+2) / C / #86 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 10 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (-1) 10 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1974 (n/c) 10 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9330 (-5) 10 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,031 (-31) 12 Apr’19 2.17am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 12 Apr’19 2.17am 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 #129 (11 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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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 10 April 2019

Lots happening on Steem as usual…

The Steem Foundation Structure Proposal Election begins.

Steemonboarding.com is now live, PewDiePie joins Dlive and Actifit ISO launches Friday.

Clean Planet, BuzzBreak, Dlike, SwapSteem and KURE are all in the news today.


1. Voting opens for Steem Alliance Structure Proposal Election

The election being run by the Steem Alliance to select a Foundation Structure Proposal has now begun.

Voting to chose one of five remaining proposals runs until 17 April.


SHOW PROMOTION >> SHOW PROMOTION >>

DO with @pennsif – Thursday 8pm UTC, MSP Waves

Guests on the third episode of DO include @project7 (@steemhunt), @mcfarhat (@actifit), @paulag (10,000 Minnows), @hauptmann (@dtube.forum), @diggndeeper.com (OpenBazaar) and @makinstuff (Surthrival Trailer).


2. Steemonboarding.com is now live

The multilingual Steem onboarding site Steemonboarding.com, founded by @coruscate and @anomadsoul, has now gone live.

The site has launched with 10 introductory videos each in 10 different languages.


3. PewDiePie joins Dlive (formerly of Steem)

Top YouTuber PewDiePie has partnered with DLive – the live streaming platform that was originally on Steem.

PewDiePie, who has 93 million subscribers on YouTube, will do his first live stream on DLive on Sunday 14 April.

Steem commentators @theycallmedan and @meno discuss the wider implications this may have for blockchains in general and Steem in particular.


4. Actifit ISO launches Friday

Actifit launches the first ever ‘Initial Steem Offering’ (ISO) of its AFIT token, in partnership with Steem-Engine.com, on Friday 12 April, 1pm UTC.

Founder @mcfarhat will be talking about the ISO and other Actifit news with @pennsif on DO on at 8pm UTC, Thursday on MSP Waves.


5. Clean Planet announces CLEAN token airdrop

Global clean-up project Clean Planet has announced that it will be carrying out an airdrop of its CLEAN token on Friday 19 April.


6. Partiko team launch BuzzBreak

The team behind Partiko have released BuzzBreak which allows users to earn money just for reading news stories.


7. Dlike IEO continues

Dlike’s Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) has now begun on IDCM exchange Korea and will run until 14 April.

Buyers will receive a 22% bonus. Dlike are also offering $45,000 worth of tokens for the top 15 buyers.


8. Max your rewards in the SwapSteem SWEET’Drop

SwapSteem has posted details of how to maximize the number of SWEET tokens that can be earned in their current airdrop.


9. KURE Community Curation App making good progress

Developer @krnel is making good progress with his KURE Community Curation App. The app now has the facility for directly posting content to the Steem blockchain.


10. Are you voting for Dead Witnesses?

Witness @klye has put out a reminder to check that you are no longer voting for dead or inactive witnesses…


BONUS #1. Steem branded leather items on Steembay Auction

Expert leather craftsman @armadilloman is offering a range of fine Steem branded leather products through Steembay Auction…


BONUS #2. Could Steemit Inc run a promo with Coinbase?

@riseofth has earnt 160 STEEM from watching videos and answering quizes for various alt coins on Coinbase.

Could Steemit Inc fund a similar promotional campaign with Coinbase…?


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.462 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.02 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 (+1) 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
FCAS Score 545 (+4) / C / #86 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 09 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 341 (+1) 09 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1974 (+2) 09 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9335 (-4) 09 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #5,000 (-11) 11 Apr’19 3.22am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 11 Apr’19 3.22am 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 #128 (10 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 9 April 2019

All the happenings on Steem in 10 key posts…

There’s news from Actifit and its Initial Steem Offering, and from Steem Monsters and its SEEDGerminator campaign.

Also on the agenda – Steem Alliance Townhall, DrugWars, the BLOCK Party, Steemtaskr and HashKings.

Along with Steem.Ninja, Kraken and The Order of Things to Come.


1. Actifit launching first ever ‘Initial Steem Offering’

Prior to starting its Initial Exchange Offerings, Actifit is running an exclusive ‘Intial Steem Offering’ from 12 – 14 April.

This will be the first token sale event on the Steem blockchain allowing people to buy AFIT tokens at a 34% discounted price.

The sale is being run on the Steem-Engine.com platform and for those spending over $100 there will be the added bonus of ENG tokens.


2. Steem Monsters and its SEEDGerminator campaign

Steem Monsters has released more details of the forthcoming campaign on the TRON crowdfunding platform SEEDGerminator.

The campaign will launch Monday 15 April, 4pm UTC. Contributions to the campaign will need to be made with TRX or SEED tokens.


3. Steem Alliance Q & A Townhall meeting Wednesday 10 April

Voting for the selection of a Steem Foundation Structure Proposal begins on 10 April and runs until 17 April.

The Steem Alliance is holding a Q & A Townhall meeting on Wednesday 10 April, 7pm UTC in their Discord server to allow members of the community to put questions to the teams presenting the five remaining proposals.


4. DrugWars introduces unique Unit skills

DrugWars is implementing unique skills for every type of Unit.

A Battle Simulator is also being introduced.


5. More Sponsors and a new venue for the ‘BLOCK’ Party

The ‘BLOCK’ Party taking place in Colorado in June has announced new sponsors and a new ‘Party House’ venue.


6. Steemtaskr adds new features

Steemtaskr, the new job matching site for Steem, has now integrated with Keychain.

It has also introduced a Watchlist.


7. HashKings seeks beta testers

HashKings, the cannabis farming simulator game, is looking for beta testers.


8. Steem.Ninja now accepts ETH for instant steem accounts

@oracle-d’s Steem.Ninja instant steem account purchasing system now accepts payment in Ethereum.


9. Could Kraken list STEEM?

@mindtrap has started a Twitter dialogue with the Kraken exchange to list STEEM…


10. The Order of Things to Come heads for the film festivals

@brian-rhodes Steem backed film ‘The Order of Things to Come’ has now been submitted to a number of Canadian film festivals over the coming months…


BONUS #1. @exyle clocks Vlog #400

Steem witness @exyle has reached his 400th vlog.

As always no. 400 is packed full of good information and great insight on the Steem blockchain and where it is heading…


BONUS #2. The Tuesday Noob Night CryptoCast

@jongolson’s Tuesday Noob Night CryptoCast is well worth a watch…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.488 10 Apr’19 0.12am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.05 10 Apr’19 0.12am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (-1) 10 Apr’19 0.12am UTC
FCAS Score 541 (+7) / C / #86 10 Apr’19 0.12am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 08 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 08 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1972 (-2) 08 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9339 (+3) 08 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4,989 (-8) 10 Apr’19 0.12am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 228,222 / day 10 Apr’19 0.12am 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 #127 (09 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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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 8 April 2019

A big day on the Steem ranch…

Steem Monsters partners with TRON, Steem Monsters raises $100K.

Steemhunt smashes the IEOs and now goes bounty hunting.

And we have Steem Churn, DrugWars, PORT Tokens, ImpactN, dPoll, NextColony, dTube.Forum and Ithaca.


1. Steem Monsters partners with TRON

Steem Monsters has announced a major partnership with TRON.

Steem Monsters has partnered with the Sesameseed organization who are the top block producer on the TRON blockchain. Sesameseed runs a crowdfunding platform called SEEDGerminator which allows projects to raise funding from the Sesameseed and TRON community.

The funds raised from the SEEDGerminator campaign will be used to create a new front-end website for the game which will be integrated in certain ways with the TRON blockchain and various TRON wallet software.

There will be a gradual rebranding of Steem Monsters to the new non-chain specific name of Splinterlands.

The game will continue to be based on the Steem blockchain.


2. Steem Monsters raises $100,000 in 27 hours

Steem Monsters has raised $100,000 through a Steem-Engine Security Token Offering.

Steem Monsters created a SMTT token (Steem Monsters Team Token). In 27 hours US$ 100,000 was raised through sales of the token to less than 10 investors.


3. Steemhunt begins Market-Price-Pegged HUNT Bounty program

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Steemhunt has now completed its impressive run of Initial Exchange Offerings with each round selling out in minutes or even seconds. Listing of the HUNT token will begin on the Daybit exchange in the next few weeks.

The innovative market-price-pegged HUNT bounty program has now begun. The program includes annual returns to delegators of 20% through a mix of STEEM, SBD and HUNT tokens.

If you want to know the back story of Steemhunt check out @jayplayco’s well presented history…


4. Steem Churn Rate for January – March 2019

Witness @paulag has published another quarterly analysis of the churn rate on Steem.

There are a number of approaches to calculating the figures that give better, or worse, churn rates…


5. Revenue and Transaction analysis publised for DrugWars

Economist @blockchainstudio has presented a thorough analysis of revenue and transaction data for DrugWars.

@blockchainstudio concludes that “Drugwars may need some changes to survive” but notes that the team is working hard to bring in more changes to the game.


6. PORT Tokens launched for dApps signups

A new token PORT (Proof of Referral Tokens) has been launched to reward people for signing up to dApps on Steem.

DApps in the scheme so far include @steemmonsters, @magicdice, @steem.ninja, @drugwars and @kryptogamers.


7. ImpactN selected for the UN SDG Global Festival of Action

@impactn has been selected from among 500 applicants to be a partner at the United Nations SDG Global Festival of Action taking place in Germany in May.

ImpactN will be showcasing how they have integrated the Steem blockchain into their global collaboration platform.


8. Community Polls feature added to dPoll

Developer @emrebeyler is adding a Community Polls feature to @dpoll.


9. Second NextColony sci-fi RPG Story Contest launched

NextColony are supporting a second Sci-Fi RPG Story Contest organised by @art-universe.

@oliverschmid of NextColony is providing a prize pool of 50 STEEM.


10. Where to stay for the DTube.Forum in Barcelona

The DTube.Forum team have published a list of hotels and hostels near the event in Barcelona in May.


BONUS #1. Steem comic creator gets good press for Ithaca

Steem comic creator has been generating publicity for his new comic ‘Ithaca’ in the local press…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.498 09 Apr’19 1.02am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.08 09 Apr’19 1.02am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 (-1) 09 Apr’19 1.02am UTC
FCAS Score 534 (+2) / C / #86 09 Apr’19 1.02am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 07 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 07 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1974 (+2) 07 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9336 (-5) 07 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4,981 (-14) 09 Apr’19 1.02am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 229,630 / day 09 Apr’19 1.02am UTC

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


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


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 7 April 2019

What’s happening on Steem in 10 key posts.

There’s Steemhunt, NextColony, Dlike, Krypto Gamers and Actifit.

With SEVEN77 delegations, Steem Monsters, Drug Wars, Munich Steem Meetup and Foundation Proposals to follow.

And Omnivori bugs and Bernedoodle puppies if you want a little more.


1. Steemhunt’s final IEO sells out in 14 minutes

Steemhunt continued its impressive run with Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) selling out the final round on the Daybit Exchange in just 14 minutes. This follows similar superfast sell-outs in the previous rounds on Daybit, and previously on Probit and IDCM.

The HUNT token will be listed on the Daybit exchange in the next few weeks. Steemhunt is now beginning its market-price-pegged HUNT bounty program.


2. NextColony moves on to the final planet auction

The second auction of the Tartaros, Zyklop and Lightsaber planets on NextColony has closed with winning bids totaling almost 4500 STEEM.

The third and final auction of the Drakon, Tellus and Omega planets is now underway and will run for another 13 days.

Meanwhile developer @rondras has given an insight into the technology behind the game.


3. Dlike launches IEO

Following Steemhunt’s IEO success, @dlike launched its first Initial Exchange Offering on IDCM Korea on 8 April, 3am UTC. The sale runs until 14 April.

A total of 8,000,000 DLIKE tokens are up for sale at a price of US$ 0.025 each.

$45,000 in special bonuses is offered to the top buyers, as well as a 22% bonus for all buyers.


4. Krypto Gamers launch the GAMER token

Steem gaming platform Krypto Gamers has launched its GAMER token.

> We are proud to launch GAMER token – the First Fully Transparent, Transferable, Tradable & Dividend Bearing Gaming Token powered by the Steem Blockchain through Steem Engine.


5. Actifit updates website

Lead developer @mcfarhat has announced further updates to the actifit.io website…


6. @nathanmars offers 7000 SP delegations

Steem promoter @nathanmars is offering delegations of 7000 SP for 90 days to selected SEVEN77 participants…


7. Steem Monsters launch Fantasy Story & Music Contest

Steem Monsters has launched week 6 of its Fantasy Story and Music Contest.

The contest runs until 12 April, and there is a prize pool of 15 Booster Packs.


8. Drug Wars reveals the secret of the Pantheon

Drug Wars has revealed the secret of the Pantheon building…

Meanwhile @zainenn has joined the DrugWars team and produced the Episode 1 of DrugDose…


9. Another Steem Meetup in Munich

The next regular Steem Meetup in Munich, Germany is being held on Wednesday 10 April, 6pm at Paulaner Bräuhaus.


10. Steem Foundation Proposals – Opinions & Thoughts

@abitcoinskeptic shares his opinions and thoughts on the Steem Foundation proposals…


BONUS #1. Omnivori – debugging world hunger?

Well known Malaysian steemian @zord189 has announced his new bug based business Omnivori.

Insects are increasingly seen as an important part of solving world hunger.

With Omnivori @zord189 and his colleagues hopes to be part of the solution…


BONUS #2 Buy a Bernedoodle puppy with STEEM

Kentucky farmer @bowentroyer is selling his Bernedoodle puppies for STEEM – probably a Steem first!

The puppies are priced at the STEEM equivalent of US$ 1000 for the all black ones and $ 1200 for the black and white ones.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.520 08 Apr’19 2.37am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.15 08 Apr’19 2.37am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #49 (n/c) 08 Apr’19 2.37am UTC
FCAS Score 532 (-1) / C / #86 08 Apr’19 2.37am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 06 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 06 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1972 (+1) 06 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9341 (-3) 06 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4,967 (-9) 08 Apr’19 2.37am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 229,630 / day 08 Apr’19 2.37am UTC

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


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


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 6 April 2019

Ten posts that tell the Steem story today.

FreedomEx, NextColony, Steem.Ninja, SwapSteem, Steemhouse Publishing hit today’s top five.

Followed closely by Clean Planet, Dlike, DLease, Homesteaders Co-op and SFR.

There’s something for everyone on Steem.


1. FreedomEx announces USD, CAN & EUR fiat trading

Steem based smart media exchange FreedomEx has announced a partnership with Netcoins to provide a fiat gateway service that will allow deposits and withdrawals through STEEM/USD, STEEM/CAD and STEEM/EUR trading pairs.


2. NextColony launches on 21 April

New Steem space game NextColony has set it launch date as 21 April.

It has also released more details about the drop rate of planets.


3. Steem accounts can now be purchased with PayPal

@steem.ninja has added PayPal as a payment method for purchasing instant Steem accounts.

Accounts cost US$ 2.50 and include a 15 SteemPower delegation for 90 days.


4. Everything about SwapSteem & the SWEET’Drop

SwapSteem is a peer-to-peer, no custodian exchange platform built on the Steem blockchain. It has now posted a full description of how it works and its fee structure.

The platform has also begun the airdrop of its SWEET token.


5. Win a copy of Steemhouse Publishing’s debut novel

@steemhousepub is running a contest to win an ebook copy of their first novel ‘High Kill’ by Diane Ryan.


6. Clean Planet launches CLEAN token

Steem eco-project Clean Planet has launched its own token on Steem-Engine.

The CLEAN token will be used to raise funds, to reward delegators and, most importantly, to reward eco-citizens taking Clean Planet actions to clear up rubbish.


7. Dlike prepares for first IEO

@dlike starts its first initial exchange offering (IEO) with IDCM exchange Korea on 8 April.

They are offering DLIKE tokens for people helping to promote the platform.


8. DLease featured on Cryptocompare & Cryptoglobe

Buildteam’s SteemPower leasing platform @dlease has been featured on crypto news site Cryptoglobe and also syndicated to the Cryptocompare news feed.


9. Homesteaders Co-op March sales up 13%

Steem’s leading ethical ecommerce site Homesteaders Co-op has released its sales report for March.

March saw total sales of US$ 234 equivalent, up 13% on February. The sales split was $60 as STEEM, $25 as SBD and $150 as USD. The average order value was $12.32.


10. Join the SFR flagtrail to help CleanSTEEM

Steem abuse fighter @imacryptorick invites steemians to join the SFR flagtrail to help ‘CleanSTEEM’.


BONUS #1 – Foundation Proposal collaboration update

Steem Alliance Working Group member @llfarms sets the record straight about the Foundation proposal collaborations…


BONUS #2 – @jackmiller withdraws Foundation proposal

Witness @jackmiller has withdrawn his proposal from the forthcoming Steem Foundation Structure Proposals election.


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.507 07 Apr’19 1.55am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.07 07 Apr’19 1.55am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #49 (+1) 07 Apr’19 1.55am UTC
FCAS Score 533 (-1) / C / #86 07 Apr’19 1.55am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (n/c) 05 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (n/c) 05 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1971 (-4) 05 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9344 (+4) 05 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4,958 (-15) 07 Apr’19 1.55am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 229,630 / day 07 Apr’19 1.55am UTC

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


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


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The Steem News in 10 posts @ 5 April 2019

Changing it up a little bit today.

Cutting out the fat and getting straight to the point.

The most important Steem news in just 10 posts and 10 stats.

Read it. Keep up to date. Be informed.


1. Final proposals for the Steem Foundation elections

The closing date for the submission of structure proposals for the Steem Foundation has been reached.

Six proposals remain in the running by @alexvan, @impactn, @upheaver, @shadowspub, @TheHive and @jackmiller.

Voting on the proposals will take place 10 – 17 April. To vote you must pre-register by 8 April. At the time of writing 394 people have registered to vote. Make sure you add your voice – REGISTER!


2. Final IEO for Steemhunt coming up, site traffic booms

The final round of Steemhunt’s Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) starts on the Daybit exchange on 8 April.

This round will be for STEEM, BTC, ETH and EOS and will have 400,000 HUNT tokens ($8,000) in prizes.

Since Steemhunt began its IEOs on 14 March it has seen a 600% growth in traffic to its site.

@dlike and @actifit are now looking to follow Steemhunt’s success with their own IEOs. Dlike kicks off its first IEO on 8 April.


3. Three into one does go – The Merger Proposal

At the eleventh hour three of the Foundation proposals announced they were merging to form a new united proposal tagged ‘The Merger’.

The Grow the Chain (@bluefinstudios), S+ Foundation (@guiltyparties) and Stars Align (@aggroed) proposal teams have joined together with collaboration and input from @whatsup and leading Steem Alliance Working Group members @eonwarped, @llfarms and @shadowspub.


4. Steemhunt drops an investment bombshell on @exyle

Leading Steem commentator and witness @exyle is excited by the investment prospects offered by the new Steemhunt Market-Price-Pegged HUNT Bounty Program.

He believes the 20% annual return offered to delegators by Steemhunt could become a more attractive investment proposition than bid bots.


5. Big Things coming for Steem

The future is looking large for Steem according to @taskmaster4450.

Many positive changes have taken place on the Steem chain since the dark redundancy days. Steemit Inc are transitioning from survive to thrive modes, and developments from the community are coming on big time.

One stand-out move that @taskmaster4450 cites is the announcement by token creation platform Steem-Engine that it is becoming a fully-fledged exchange. New doors are opening.


6. The Minnows are rising…

As part of @steevc’s 10,000 Minnows iniative witness @paulag led the charge with the challenge to make 250 minnows (500 SP) in a month.

Although the net gain was tempered by an outflow of existing minnows powering down, the project succeeded in its goal with 316 new minnows being created in the month.

But important lessons were learnt…


7. The Steem Power distribution is improving

@taskmaster4450 reports that the percentage of Steem Power in the hands of the top whales and orcas is continuing to decrease.

Although the pace of change is slow the distribution of stake across the platform is improving. Projects like 10,000 Minnows are playing a part in building the Steem ‘Middle Class’.


8. Steem Merchants gets another signup

Despite the current political and economic difficulties in Venezuela the Steem Merchants project has managed to sign up another business to start accepting payments in STEEM and SBD.

Karla Gomez Makeup Artist in the capital Caracas has become the eight business to join the project.


9. SwapSteem SWEET’Drop is live

New peer-to-peer Steem exchange SwapSteem has begun the airdrop of its SWEET token…


10. Steem Digital Asset Report – a good read?

This is not a Steem post but an external in-depth review of the current state of Steem.

It is always good to get an outsider’s perspective on the State of Steem.

This report taglines with “Steem has multiple problematic issues: but incentivizing users may be the biggest.”

Is the review sound, fair and accurate – or is it woefully off-target?

You read. You decide…


BONUS POST – Nathan Mars says it like it is

Dynamic Steem promoter @nathanmars gets some things off his chest and reaffirms his commitment to making Steem a success…


KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.511 06 Apr’19 2.35am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.07 06 Apr’19 2.35am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 (n/c) 06 Apr’19 2.35am UTC
FCAS Score 534 (n/c) / C / #86 06 Apr’19 2.35am UTC
No. of Whales 35 (+1) 04 Apr ’19
No. of Orcas 340 (-1) 04 Apr ’19
No. of Dolphins 1975 (-3) 04 Apr ’19
No. of Minnows 9340 (+11) 04 Apr ’19
Alexa rank (steemit.com) #4,943 (-27) 06 Apr’19 2.35am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com) 231,039 / day 06 Apr’19 2.35am 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 #123 (05 Apr ’19) of this daily news service.

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