5 Things Pointing to an Incredible 2018 for Steem!

in steem •  7 months ago

Aggroed: Next year there will be flowers.
Skeptic: How can you say that? The world is messed up! Prices are lagging!! Other currencies exist and they are our competitors! Challenges ARE EVERYWHERE!?!!?!?!?!
Aggroed: Because we're planting them.

SBDs

Steem has been doing well and growing. It's not quite as fast or as sexy in it's growth as some of the other coins just yet, but it's growing and moving. Then the Koreans put Steem and SBD on one of their smaller exchanges. Then they started pumping SBD. I think the logic goes something like there's only 3.6M of them. They don't grow that quickly. They are free to use and useful because transactions confirm in 3 seconds, and ultimately they look pretty cheap. They started stocking up! We had up to $15 SBDs. BTC tanked a little and we're back down to $7-8 SBDS, but either way when you get your post rewards it's a ton of money.

A post pays out roughly 0.4 of the value of what's shown on Steemit.com in SBDS. Then you multiply that by $8. So, a hundred dollar post on steemit will pay 40 SBDS and you multiply that by 8 and your post is worth $320!!! That's a ton of money for something that you likely spent 1 hour writing (there's usually a project or expertise behind that too). It's a great return! It helped push our activity way up!!! We just broke the record of active number of users at 44k and it's going up even more. Thanks @penguinpablo for keeping great stats on this!

Alexa: 690 USA

Alexa is a ranking system of activity of internet pages. As you can see we're now in the top 700 most active websites in America and in the top 2000 of the entire world. Personally I think this is tied to high SBDs, and hope they stay high and continue to get higher (especially as the price of btc rises).

This platform is a little over a year and half. The number of businesses that are in the top 2000 that are that young I'm guessing is pretty few. Most of those have been established for 10 years or more. The fact that we're there is evidence we're doing great. Lots of haters out there think its not enough, or Steem's a piece of shit cause it isn't in the top five yet, but I don't think those people have reasonable expectations. When I started Steem was at $20 cents and 50k accounts overall. It's a year later and we're 15x more valuable, we're in the top 700 websites, and we grew the number of accounts by about 10x while asking people to pay between $2 and $20 bucks to start an account here.

Steem's doing great. Try to be reasonable!

Velocity and Youtube Adpocolypse

So, Steem tracks the number of software updates as "hardforks." We're on hardfork 19. We're working on hardfork 20, and it should happen soon. I'm guessing in January. What it does is give the Steem community a fast way to make new accounts that doesn't require 6 steem. It's changing it so that new accounts are minable and they will have limited ability to act on the blockchain without 6 steem. That means we can start having lots of people join this community and it shouldn't take days or weeks to get new people into the system.

Combine that with the YouTube adpocolypse and I start seeing dollar signs. YouTube is now blocking payments to certain YouTube channel operators. You can argue the reason why they are doing it (censorship vs corporate sponsers), but the effect is the same. People that used to count on money from YouTube aren't getting it anymore and they are looking for a place to earn money with their content. I believe this a great home for them because they can post novel content here and get rewarded for it, and then archive it on youtube 7 days later and get longer term revenue from that too (assuming they haven't been dropped).

One thing that's stopping some folks from doing this is just how hard it is for the sign up process to work, and that's frustrating for their audience they are trying to bring over. The pitch of come here and let's grow together doesn't work well if they have a hard time getting here!

Communities

Steemit is working on another big change to build communal accounts into condenser.Condenser is the program that powers steemit.com to interact with the Steem blockchain. The Minnow Support Project has been doing this successfully for a while now, but we've had to build tools from scratch off the block and off of condenser to allow it. But we've already seen how a community account can help a social group blow up to 6,500 members in just a few short months. We started from scratch with no followers or money. Imagine when established groups have the ability to do this. It's going to bring whole networks, non-profits, schools, etc onto the platform.

SMTs

Smart Media Tokens is basically going to turn Steem from a blogging platform with a crypto currency into the program that will tokenize the internet. Want your buisness to launch a token then click a few buttons. Want your non-profit to launch a token then click a few buttons. Steem is fast, reliable, scalable, and has an incredible starting point for growth. When we make it easy for every group on the planet to aggregate capital and use it as they see fit it's going to make this place explode. Everyone and their mother is going to have a token on Steem and unlike Ethereum that clogged because of a few cryptokitties we have the ability to scale a few hundred larger than where we're at now without any of the tweaks Steemit is working on now.

We're going places and 2018 is gonna be epic!

This platform is going to explode next year. Just hang onto your hats. Make sure you're posting daily and getting as much Steem as you can before it rockets up and enjoy the high SBDs with your payouts. Finally, what's going to make sure this place grows? YOU! YES YOU!

You're going to tell your friend about Steem and help them sign up.
You're going to tell businesses about Steem and get them to accept it
You're going to make friend and communities that help people stick with the platform.
You're going to use rewards wisely to help promote great people and great content.
You're going to create great programs that make new tools and features on the block.

Collectively we're gonna Moon and I'm looking for a massive growth year in 2018. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

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Absolutely great post @aggroed! Resteemed this. Steem is becoming the go to crypto for fast costless transfers, and growing rapidly as the main blogging/vlogging/youtube alternative platform.
We all see so much growth potential here, and this is just the beginning!
Imagine being able to blog, social media, watch videos, fundraise, crowdraise, shop, etc. all from one platform where the content creators/users actually get rewarded!

Now that I think about it, Steem is so much more than just a blogging and social media platform. The possibilities are endless! One just needs to have a decent imagination and some knowhow/skills to build and grow your very own successful blockchain business on the Steemit blockchain.

Cheers and Steem on!

I am also excited for 2018 for the crypto world! Thanks for this post, just affirmation at this point!

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Just began my steem jounry and even I can see the future is bright.

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Amazing right!

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I have entered the Crypto world about 40 days ago and its facinating!
I feel like the internet is re-invented and that we are the pioneers of this generation.
2018 gonna be AMAZING!

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Right the whole space is going to blow ..... !!

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hope steem explodes next year!! next year will be huge!

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Steem will explode, I guarantee it! So excited for next year!

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I'm happy for this nice post about crypto world @original work ,more of this because it's touching and inspiring about both crypto and bitcoin ,some friend of mine are also invited and thry can see steem is a great world to operate in@hollacute @horlly @ayemmanuel.

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Crypto is changing the world!

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Crypto and bitcoin is changing the whole and world and also ruling it!!!

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Lovely post!I agree with you,2018 will be a breakthrough year for the cryptocurrency, and the strengthening of the position...

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Totally agree Nate. I feel like we're going to be trillionaires very soon. Kids will be proud.

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thanks for resteem

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hi

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The prices will surely fall for the cryptocurrency. Keep cash at hand to buy when it is down. Cash is King!!!

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can someone explain (natebelt83) perhaps, how you get 123 votes for your comment in this post? I feel like I am missing something here ;)

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yeah but how ?

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A number of accounts are coded to automatically upvote or downvote, when given criteria is met.

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I also created a blog talking about the BIG DATA tendencies of cryto. Enjoy ;)
https://steemit.com/cryptocurrencies/@jjrt3345gr/how-to-predict-cryptocurrencies-with-big-data

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I love steem as well. Its a great place to promote all things Crypto. Just like this one article I wrote about this new coin called XAR (Xarcade). It is a new block chain platform for gaming. Really good money maker for both gamers and developers. Check it out: https://steemit.com/xar/@yomaicoin/xarcade-xar-blockchain-for-gamers-and-developers

What factors will make steemit “steem” ahead while other social media crypto currencies on various block chains are producing returns of over 100,000% such as Reddcoin @senseicat

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Steemit is on a path of sustainable exponential growth, its metrics and success will be better gauged by looking at how well steems userbase grows and how profitable it is to use as a platform, which will increase the price steadily. Do you know if any reddcoin projects yet, are they able to sustain the volume of transactions steem does? For Steem a big jump will come after they release the smart media tokens which will open the door for people to create their own apps on the steem blockchain with relative ease.

I'm seeing a lot of well known Youtubers with large followings join Steemit and evangelize it on youtube. Very exciting.

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I think that's going to make a big difference. Steemit right now has a bit of an insular tendency, which has been really great to build a community, but to have articles and posts reach the point where they are regularly showing up in Google searches, and having youtubers point to Steemit or post on Dtube is going to explode the platform.

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They have no choice than to make such smart move now..

Thank you @aggroed , our high expectations for 2018 will turn into reality due to true growth and not hyperbole like many other platforms. I believe strongly that the addition of communities (as they port/pull their loyal user base from other social media platforms) will have a material impact on growth.

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I believe strongly that the addition of communities (as they port/pull their loyal user base from other social media platforms) will have a material impact on growth.

Honestly @armentor, I have been thinking about this for a while since SMT's have been made known. I believe there would be a way to solve the problem once it arrives.

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Agree @ufxpression. The release of SMTs will certainly galvanize our platform.

I am 19 and I told my friends about steem. They didn't know anything about cryptos 2 months ago. Now they can't wait to put Christmas money into cryptos, especially steem.

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steem is very great project, i was bring some of my friends to this network. thanks steemit and all people that they develope this project. thanks so much.

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sent you a follow ! follow back man!

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Hahaha same with me...even my aunt invested in crypto recently hahaha

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Its crazy!! I just sent you a follow request

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Hello

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Hey Doinita!

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cryptocurrency

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Thank you

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You're most welcome :)

I really don't doubt Steem will have a tremendous growth on 2018. I believe I won't have to work for anyone anymore ever with all crypto market and investment.

Steem and steemit, is the incredible invention in this era

It's definitely more than optimism! I just started posting every day since a couple of weeks ago and I'm seeing a big difference already not only in my wallet but in my general outlook about blogging. In this community, great content is well-appreciated. If you can't see that (yet), just keep thinking about how to improve your content every day with tiny little changes. Also, keep reading articles like this one. You can do it! You might hit gold big time if you don't give up.

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You are absolutely Right. Visibility of a blog been posted at different time zones matter too.

Wow! This is more than encouraging! A lot of my Steemit friends are now posting daily and I'm glad about the renewed enthusiasm. SBD price may also fluctuate but there are reasons for it to go up further with people getting in because of the rewards and staying (adding value to the platform) after realizing that this is a great community. Have a happy 2018!

2018 will make a lot of people milliners in the crypto community and steemit included. I'm really excited to be honest. I'm all about getting freedom and stop this slavery system that doesn't let us grow as human beings.

I sincerely appreciate all the works you've done here on STEEM @aggroed. It is the efforts of people like you that truly drive the advancement here in STEEM. It's sad a lot of whales are just here for the money factor and a lot of them abuse their power. Pretty glad that there are still people like you here who keeps my hopes up that STEEM will have a bright future ahead of us.

Really stoked for what's ahead of us in 2018. I just feel that it will be the year that Corporate Content producers jumps onboard the STEEM platform as well as pro Youtubers and professional full time bloggers. Who knows maybe even corporate News will post their news and headlines here.

Its a great news, I always hope that I can earn on steemit. Its really happen. I wish a long run success in this platfrom. Thanks you for your post. your post makes me a new hope and new challenge for me.

This is such an inspiring post and I really enjoyed reading it, I am quite new to Steemit but I am excited for what 2018 brings!

you rocked this post my friend! was really pumped by the end of it... go steem 2018

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Ha here is one also. Why is it that almost every situation in life can be legitimately compared to the Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Seinfeld, or Saturday Night Live?

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Thank you Agreed for this write up.I absolutely believe Steem is going to be sought after in the coming year

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good choice.

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thanks for upvote and resteem

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This explains it all. There should be no reason for spending valuable hours on the internet without getting a reward there of.

And it’s only 2018, we will have 2019, 2020 and on)

are SMT just like forking steem over and over and over again? Will this actually be beneficial to the price of steem?

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Yes, I believe it should be. This is because more activities will be carried out with Steem on other platforms which would make its price increase. Just as the Increased activities on other cryptocurrencies increase their price. SMT is all about spreading the horizons of Steem to other platforms.

I have brought five facebook friends so far on Steemit. They are @tonnyoxa @andi87 @hivergent @eriondoko and @datatreemap If each one of us could bring five facebook friends and make them publish some good content by starting with "IntroduceYourself" post would be great. The same reasoning is valid for Quora. I like to answer questions on Quora and I'm trying to talk about Steemit there too. I heard about Steemit on Quora so I guess that might be a great place to make some advertisement.

I totally agree with you. Steem is one of the few cryptos with a genuine use case and a very passionate community behind it. A community that stuck by it even when steem and sbd prices were not too good. I am a bit guilty of being inactive as well but I am back and ready to have an incredible 2018 with steemit.

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You are fully welcome.

Excellent article, full of drive!

I have been on Steemit for a little more than 2 months, and I am continuously amazed by its potential, and not only on the financial level!

Based on your 5 points, I would rank them SMTs as first , then communities followed by the Youtube adpocolypse.

The SBD rise, wow! I just entered before, and after 2 month gaining as high as 3-400 US$ worth of Steem for a good scientific post (about 6 hours work) is quite amazing.

I don’t understand clearly the rise of SBDs, neither do the main bosses (I watched the discord reunion with Steemit masterminds earlier this December). So I wouldn’t bet too much on it.

As for Alexa, yes, there is a rise, but this is not only due to the number of users, but also to the amount of use for each user (which can be very high on Steemit). Additionally, it only takes into account users with the Alexa toolbar, so the recent slight rise is statistically difficult to interpret.

What I see being the main driver behind the 2018 boost is Steemit as a social media platform. The friends I dragged on it, and sometimes by the toes, are now completely hooked, like me. And the addiction is not solely to the crypto gain, but to the amazing friendships they are building up here! Many are fed up with Facebook, and I can sense masses of Facebook users that will be fleeing to new horizons. And when they realize they can make money at the same time, well… human nature plays in our favor (for once ;-) )

3 months ago, I never has heard of Steemit. Since I joined, I converted 3 people that are becoming heavy users. One of theme, a techy, has even set up a node, downloaded the blockchain, and we are now reflecting together on new applications, probably oriented towards an improved research tool (very much needed on Steemit!).

2018 will definitely be a big year for Steemit and the Steem blockchain! And I am so glad I stumbled upon it a few months ago!

Enjoyed the read. Thank you!

2018 New Year's Resolution

I am going to tell my friend sabout Steem and help them sign up.
I am going to tell businesses about Steem and get them to accept it
I am going to make friends and communities that help people stick with the platform.
I am going to use rewards wisely to help promote great people and great content.
I am going to create great programs that make new tools and features on the block.

Agreed @aggroed , Steem is definitely going to rule the year 2018, it has already shown it's potential in the final quarter of 2017 with steady growth in Steem and SBD prices.

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Very exciting times ahead! Let's wish a bright 2018 for us all! :)

This is definitely one of my long hodl coins.

The high SBD price is not good in long term.
The whales become very rich, and the newbis, post - see no one reads their stuff, and leave steem... unless they have few thouthands to invest, or life to spend to build community

steem 10 dollars 2018

Wow!! Its going to be a fantastic year for steem!!

Thank you for an informative article. I joined the Steemit community only 3 days ago, and I have decided to learn (at least) one new thing about Steemit every day. Joining the community gives me a strong feeling of taking part in the future.

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That's what we like to here @kristihh the most important thing I have learnt is quality counts :)

I am conducting a couple of workshops in January to onboard some of my musician friends onto Steemit. It will surely be great if the sign up process is simplified and faster. ✨

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Performance is a great use of Steem as a platform. Live performances do well here and it's ok to post new ones.

Make sure you're posting daily and getting as much Steem as you can before it rockets up

In addition to what I’ve been earning here, I’ve been buying dribs and drabs of SP almost every day.

Would love to hear your 2018 price prediction for Steem.

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$50.

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U serious???

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That's a low estimate. $50 by April/May, will close out the year way higher. Maybe several thousand times higher.

You have to look at utility. SBD links to the most usable and proven Blockchain on the internet. Once SMT's come in, Steem and Steemit will dominate the comments section of tens of thousands of smaller websites run by content creators who want a way to engage, reward and share with their own communities directly.

The future of next year's internet for Content Creators is all in the SMT White and BluePapers. SMT's are two years ahead of everyone else's thinking, just like Steemit is currently two years ahead of any other alternative Blockchain social media in actual day to day use and practice.

Once people understand that by following a Content Creator they like and engaging with them that they will earn money, just for commenting on that Content Creator's website, then there could literally be tens of thousands of New Communities springing up around SMT's. And all of that leads back to Steemit's pre-eminence across all of the web.

SMT's are a literally game changer. Verge's Wraith Protocol is great and will be the game changer this month, then next year the game changer for most of the year will be SMT's and will also be in the online games sectors which currencies like Mana, 1st Blood and Voxels are showing us right now. If SMT's take off like in terms of day to day use on tens of thousands of websites then $50 will seem conservative.

Bitcoin rose by 700% in 2017, Litecoin rose by $2,960% in 2017, Verge rose by 800% in one week last week (sure it fell back once the Bankers started waging their war but it's come charging back today). So when SMT's are implemented and people finally have them in their hands and start creating all the places on the Web that SMTs will allow them to create, then what do you think might happen?

Could it be possible we see SBDs become a universal web-currency across tens of thousands of websites? At which point would a growth of 5,000 or 6,000 percent seem conservative?

There are a number of blogs currently speculating that Ebay is about to accept Crypto as payment and that Amazon will possibly implement it too as early as February 2018. On Wordpress there are lots of plugins being developed to allow Crypto payments in multiple currencies and there are services like https://www.coinpayments.net/ doing the same. TenX and Monaco are starting to roll out Visa style "Bitcoin" Cards. 50 Plus of the worlds biggest Banks from Asia, The US, Japan and Europe have all gotten together to create a super-fund to stake Ripple including putting hundreds of Billions of Dollars into Ripple's escrow and putting hundreds of billions of Dollars into the 2017 End of Year Crypto market to try and dominate the space by creating massive Bear Market walls to block the progress of rising currencies like Verge and Next.

Cryptoluke. ("Someone bought $700,000,000 worth of Ripple

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So already this month the worlds Banks are pumping every spare bit of Fiat they have into the Crypto space. That means all the money in the world is moving into the Crypto space and away from Fiat Systems. If all that money flows in, right now the Banker's will use it to fund their Crypto war against every other Alt coin and when that fails and that money gets wrestled off them by the Alt Coin traders piece by piece then that money will still be in the system.

@aggroed is spot on, but he's being too conservative. When SMT's release, they will be releasing into the 2018 market, not into the market we currently understand from this year. That is into a Crypto market with substantially more money in it that was in it in 2017. And when ordinary Creators and their fans realise they can start making really good money online with SMT's without having to download a whole blockchain or be a programmer or run a proof of stake node by keeping their wallet open, then the value of SMT's and their core currency (SBD) will rocket. You have to look at utility. When the average man or woman starts using it day to day and living off it, then it could end up being way more valuable than even Bitcoin, because it no longer becomes just about Bitcoin being a store of wealth, it becomes about SBD's and SMT's being a way for people to make and earn wealth in the first place.

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Thanks for the info dump!

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that's right! ;-)

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Very well put and hoping this is not nearly a vision but the future... i would love my almost 1000 sp to go 60x

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WOW.I love this your infor. making me love steemit more and more. kudos for this brilliant analysis bro. am so following you.

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@angusg mate incredible valuable info! whats SMT's by the way? It seems crypto has a bright future ahead! fiat are all definitelly gonna collapse sooner or later...whats your take on precious metals? you see ripple as a good investment also then? Looking forward to your thoughts man! thanks again! greetings from Spain!

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Why and how could STEEM become a universal web currency, when competing against 1300+ alternatives, that mostly have the goal of becoming universal web currencies?

That is not even the stated goal or ambition of STEEM leadership, so you think STEEM will just fall into that position by accident, when others are trying to achieve that outcome?

Your comments are idiotic. STEEM may do well in 2018. But it wont be as a "universal web currency".

The fact you even wrote that means you have done virtually no research on what is happening with other cryptos.

Do yourself a favor. Go read the whitepaper for ADA. Think about it for a few days. Go back and read the whitepaper for ADA one more time.

And then come back and read your post and realize for yourself how stupid it sounds.

Nice post and totally related to the "SBDs" section.

Haven't been on Steemit in a while and was a bit discouraged that this wasn't the platform for me...

Just logged in today and saw that my "Estimated Account Value = $2290". When I invested in Steem Power, I was worth about $700. This was a nice surprise! :)

Happy to see that Steemit is doing well. Now i'm not sure if I should really power down or give Steemit another shot.

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Please don't power Down... Use your SP to curate others with Valuable contents.

I've been searching for this and thank you for explaining it in your post:

A post pays out roughly 0.4 of the value of what's shown on Steemit.com in SBDS. Then you multiply that by $8. So, a hundred dollar post on steemit will pay 40 SBDS and you multiply that by 8 and your post is worth $320!!!

These are very refreshing and pleasing stats:

When I started Steem was at $20 cents and 50k accounts overall. It's a year later and we're 15x more valuable, we're in the top 700 websites, and we grew the number of accounts by about 10x while asking people to pay between $2 and $20 bucks to start an account here.

This is great news for Dtube and its users:

Combine that with the YouTube adpocolypse and I start seeing dollar signs. YouTube is now blocking payments to certain YouTube channel operators. You can argue the reason why they are doing it (censorship vs corporate sponsers), but the effect is the same. People that used to count on money from YouTube aren't getting it anymore and they are looking for a place to earn money with their content. I believe this a great home for them because they can post novel content here and get rewarded for it, and then archive it on youtube 7 days later and get longer term revenue from that too (assuming they haven't been dropped).
I've been very confused about the very concept of SMTs until I read your post. This is HUGE and it will explode for sure the way it seems at this point:
Smart Media Tokens is basically going to turn Steem from a blogging platform with a crypto currency into the program that will tokenize the internet. Want your buisness to launch a token then click a few buttons. Want your non-profit to launch a token then click a few buttons. Steem is fast, reliable, scalable, and has an incredible starting point for growth. When we make it easy for every group on the planet to aggregate capital and use it as they see fit it's going to make this place explode. Everyone and their mother is going to have a token on Steem and unlike Ethereum that clogged because of a few cryptokitties we have the ability to scale a few hundred larger than where we're at now without any of the tweaks Steemit is working on now.

2018 is the year of Blockchain technology for sure. Will there be Steemfest locally in the major cities of the world so that there could be maximum participation?

Excellent post. Awesomeness personified. Value-packed. Very powerful. You rocked @aggroed.

Steem On!

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What great news for those getting $100 payouts!

The median payout, unfortunately, is $.01, 10,000 times less than $100. The median is the payout the largest percentage of people actually receive. I think that is a better metric for measuring Steemit's success.

How many $100 payouts have you received?

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Yup, median numbers not outliers should be the base metric.

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Yes! This! As long as the little ones don't get enough incentive to actually stay (and get their friends of Facebook onto Steemit) the succes is quite relative :-)

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None, because it takes a lot of work....

I have been on steemit for about a month and the only way my posts have been getting worth: Bid bots....

I hate it.... But, when i finally get a following for my posts. The bots can stop and my friends will be the ones to reward me for my content.

New saying "give a man some steem, he will power up a small bit. Teach a man to properly steemit, he will power up to spread the wealth" yeah needs work....

But, if we can welcome new members like family (giving votes, comments to help and what not) they will bring their family and friends to make this platform even better. In the end causing everything to get higher in price and even more people interested in SMT's.

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I'm new too and I think your idea is right, also this still is a beta platform, so is room for everyone!

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"...it takes a lot of work..."

No, it doesn't. It doesn't matter at all what work you do.

It only matters who upvotes you, and whether some of the wrong people downvote you.

I know, because I have received a $100 payout. It was not my best post. I didn't work harder at it, or buy more botvotes.

It was a gift.

@haejin is the best example of how the platform works I have seen. He's even redefining how it works, by actually forming a coalition to oppose his opposition.

He reminds me of John DeLorean, bucking the system.

I wish him better success.

I have been telling everyone I know about steemit since I signed up 6 months or so ago. I am excited for what the future holds for all of us steemit users. It has definitely been a wild ride these past few months.

Yes sure... 2018 will be a boom for steemit. Hardfork 20 will help Steemit grow in numbers and reach new heights.I personally am coming back to Steemit after a while due to my busy schedule, but this time i am here to stay.

Thank you for the information @aggroed.....I am sooo excited for the new year.

@aggroed.... Between you @acidyo and @lukestokes just to name a few.... We have a great team of witness' dealing out great information. With posts like this and those of the others, it's only a matter of time before people searching "Steem" on google and what not, find all of your guys great articles about this amazing platform.

Keep up the good work, all of you.

-Osiris

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@acidyo isn't a witness. He'd make a great one...

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@acidyo would make a great witness. Agreed! :)

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He should be.... Yes. His info is as good as one. Might just have to pop a vote his way 😉

Edit: vote done!

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Sorry i haven't really taken a look at all of them, or done any voting. But in my opinion he would make a good one :-)

Great article!

"A post pays out roughly 0.4 of the value of what's shown on Steemit.com in SBDS." -> can someone explain this part to me?

I had a phonecall from my nephew today asking me to help him sign up! ive been dropping hints for about a month and hes finally ready :) im so excited to see what 2018 brings to steemit!

690?! thats huge as far as web ranking! I'm so excited about steem, I've invited at least ten close friends since joining this month, might be time to invest in more SP soon.

The info on youtube and SMT's was helpful, thank you

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I think that's one of my main problems...I think I got to invest on SP a bit more to get higher results...

Woohoo! Steemit has been quite the ride since I joined!!! I believe!! Haha just been steeming more and more everyday and while telling lots of friends about how awesome this site is 🤗 Cheers to an amazing 2018! 🥂

Thanks for posting this @aggroed, one of the reasons why I am such a big fan of steem is that it is one of the coins that has a fully working platform and correct me if I am wrong but it is the only one with multiple platforms built on its blockchain. The steem blockchain supports sites like

  • d.tube
  • steepshot
  • utopian.io
  • dsound.audio
  • zappl
  • dlive
  • busy
  • steemtools.com
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check out https://dmania.lol/trending you can post mems and make money!

This is all wonderful news!! I have been promoting Steemit to a lot of my friends and such. many of them have joined up! Many though have had much problems joining. some have been blocked out for no good reason? i hope this issue gets cleared up because it has turned a few of my friends away.
besides that negative note, i have nothing but the best things to say about steem and the people on steem! wonderful smart amazing people!

i use steemit to share my films, my music, my market knowledge, and skateboards! i make them, ride them, sell them, My films are what i spend the most time on these days, but music makes my world go round. LeftHouse is my production name for all of it and i believe one day there will be a LeftHouse SMT token in 2018. I wanna get all our films and albums up on the blockchain! i am learning and have a lot to learn. if anybody has ideas or thoughts please share with me. i consider myself new still to all of this! thanks for the amazing info and happy new year to you all!

I think the fact that Alexa rank is gaining positively shows that Steemit is growing, I have made only a small investment to Steemit till now. I will powerup after getting my paycheck if possible.

Very informative post. I think 2018 is going to be a banner year for steem, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

Thanks aggroed. Again upvoting and resteeming your post. Yes, 2018 will be a major event in human history. Currency and transaction systems are going to click over from FIAT to Crypto-FIAT (Ripple, etc.) from one day to the next. What is your take on a GFC?

Good points you have there.

Another good point I didn’t read in the post is that’s transfer are free with no fees!

I think steem can easily achieve a top 10 coin status don’t you think?

I am super excited to be part of Steem and for it's Future. Thank you for reinforcing with some good stats. Do you think it is better to have steem or SBD? I know both are important but lately been converting SBD to steem at the Market value which has been at least 3 steem per SBD

Hi @aggroed,

First off all i would like to say you a big thank you that you chose this topic. Secondly you deserve appreciation how systematically you shared the stats to make the #steemians aware of the current scenario of the #steemit.

We just broke the record of active number of users at 44k and it's going up even more. Thanks @penguinpablo for keeping great stats on this!

I do believe the coming year 2018 is all about Crypto world. There would definitely come bankers and media persons to derail the reputation of #steemit but they will not get success in their mission. Reason is that they can't stop the storm of internet and #steemit now.

I am really at your supportive end that you are appreciating the involvement and engagement of steemians on #steemit.

I am also impressed by your level of knowledge and commitment to your work.

Keep writing such informative stats for us.

My best wishes and support is always with you.

Stay Blessed, Steem On!

Things are greaat from all we've seen
and getting better in 2018!
With SBD's that are growing fast
This momentum has got to last!
With Velocity bound to grow
and Youtube Adpocolypse we all know.
A community that show they care.
There' no other crypto to compare.
Get your SMT's all ready to use
cause in 2018 Steem can't lose!

I hope so 😁 Thanks for this...something elses to think about. 😑

Thanks so much for this. I particularly liked the point about the flowers - if you want them to blossom, you have to do the planting, the nurturing yourself. You can't just pull weeds out of the soil and expect returns.

I'm just a newly-minted minnow, a writer who writes about, well, writing. My friends have been telling me to get into Steemit for about a year now, but I only just caved in this Christmas - now I'm super-excited to grow my presence on this platform and give something to the community. Since most of the content on this site consists of words, I think I might be able to do something there.

Thanks so much again, and it's great to meet you all, Steemit!

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Welcome aboard. Glad to have you here.

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Thank you so much!

Hi i started with steem june 2017 , i am so confused when i join, recently ,thanks to holiday vacation, i was able to read more blogs to help me understand more ... I am so grateful that person like you share this kind of information , it is very helpful ,specially to me.. Thank you so much...

I can't believe SBD reached $15! I should have kept some in that savings account!

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Hopefully they get up there, or higher, again!

well said and i am onboard 100%

I am super duper pooper excited for 2018 & steem :)

Damn, 2018 will be a huge year! <3 Good luck people!


I'm planting Steemit Seeds like you would not believe my Friends! I'm telling everyone I know on this planet about Steemit! It is such a GREAT Community! I'm VERY blessed and honored to be a part of the Steemit Community! I'm telling my Family, Friends and Clients about Steemit! Wishing everyone the VERY best of health and happiness! Positive Energy! Blessed 2018 my Friends! Team Steem! :)

People planning to sell their steem will hold on after reading this. great write up

I agree with you, I think 2018 will be a big year for steem and also for bitshares

I keep telling all my art friends to join steemit. I've already conviced 2 :D

I thnk 2018 will be a big year for steem and bitshares :)

While I'm excited about Steem and, more generally, areas of the crypto market that actually provide useful functionality, I'm struggling to convince my wife of the validity of it all, thus my inability to get seriously involved in the crypto markets. Anyone else encounter this issue, and if so, any tips for getting 'the other half' onboard?

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Make an assload of money doing it while fighting off her anger and jealous feelings of the time you're spending with the stupid computer. If it's working wait, keep your shit together, and buy her something nice and be like "see." It wasn't a waste. Then go back to work. Took me about a year...

Oh Amazing! I'm pretty new in the platform but I must confess I'm so loving it and I'm glad to say today I feel super joyous been a part of this great community with great folks like y'all.

The tea kettle will be whistling for sure in 2018! Thanks for the great info! I have been looking for a way to talk my friends out of their centralized social media addictions for a long time and this site is my best tool yet.

I believe there are so many opportunities ahead of us in steemit. Some people are just doubtful about where the money is coming from.

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Duh, it grows on the magic crypto tree!

"One thing that's stopping some folks from doing this is just how hard it is for the sign up process to work, and that's frustrating for their audience they are trying to bring over".

I believe what they stand to gain is more than any stress they might go through signing up

Hope so, great post

I am looking forward to 2018. Its going to be a great year for Steem and Steemit, I am sure. I would hope it not to shoot up so quickly as this would make it easier to accumulate some more. The high price of the Steel Dollar is however in deed quite nice - no problem with that going to 100 already now ;-)

Thank you very much for this post. May I use the opportunity to ask a question regarding the SMTs? Will it be possible to create a simple token, which is transferrable without transaction fees?

I guess yes and thus would most likely attract the platform for a lot of ICOs as I am convinced that a crypto currency without transaction fees is what you really want if you create one.

However, what I am not sure about is if it will be possible to write smart contracts as they are possible on Ethereum? This would really be a killer application and there would be no reason anymore why Steem's market cap should be below that of ETH.

If you had a minute to answer these questions I would be glad. Thank you.

Yes, 2018 will be an incredible year for Steem.

Awesome Post!!

If you have a second check out my recent post on Steemit's upvote system here:
Do Not Abuse the UpVote!! | What Happens and What to do if Overused?

You have found proper points for Steem.

Thanks for your information. I'm looking for good new for steem :)

Awesome post! This really got me pumped up for 2018! Keep it coming!

So, a hundred dollar post on steemit will pay 40 SBDS and you multiply that by 8 and your post is worth $320!!! That's a ton of money for something that you likely spent 1 hour writing (there's usually a project or expertise behind that too). It's a great return!

This made me a bit sad, but it also showcases why you are pushing the "You should keep all your money on steemit.com!" outlook as in the post published the other day.

Most posts that have 3-4 (or more!) hours put into them don't earn anywhere near 100 dollars, not even 100 USD.

And that's not me being a skeptic. Those things that help with Steemit sure help these people (for the most part), but the picture you're painting is one from the extremely privileged side of things.

Combine that with the YouTube adpocolypse and I start seeing dollar signs. YouTube is now blocking payments to certain YouTube channel operators. You can argue the reason why they are doing it (censorship vs corporate sponsers), but the effect is the same. People that used to count on money from YouTube aren't getting it anymore and they are looking for a place to earn money with their content.

There's another issue here. More people doesn't mean more money to go around necessarily, because the pie's size is constant. And more people won't push the price up in an equivalent amount, especially when it means most people will end up getting less upvotes due to how visibility works when you increase the volume of posts, even if a commensurable increase in viewers comes alongside it.

Hi Steemit family, I live in Istanbul and I study Engineering. I heard Teemit from a friend and I was interested and I wanted to do it. Before that, I have been in many projects on the web for both hobbies and business, but for the first time.I'm on a blockchain-based system. I will try to contribute to this family, even if it is a little bit.Steemit'de 2018 in the hope of seeing nice days!

This opportunity can't pass me by. I'm good and ready to go, as my people would say "no sleeping on a bicycle" already have three users signed up and verified and another two waiting for verification, got big big plans for 2018...watch out fellow steemers!

I agree with you, @aggroed.

Yet, I think that steemit,Inc. needs go work more on business development and PR. Moreover, We need steem to be listed on many more exchanges. This would help make the price go up, which would attract more and more people.

2018 should be a good year and looking forward to the next hardfork and what it might have for us.

Affirming good year for crypto this coming 2018!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing this!

I think this is tied to high SBDs, and hope they stay high and continue to get higher

Amin!

Very inspiring post @aggroed. We can all have a toast for a wonderful growing successful Steem this coming year! Cheers!

Nice post, It's content creators like your self that make this platform great.

SBD can go to moon for a good minute. My dmania meme made me well over 200 bucks!


This platform has already changed the way I use social media I cant wait to figure out how to use and when I can use the Smart Media Tokens I just hope I can understand it all I love that steemit makes it easy even for someone like me that is not to great with computers

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I love the username! Happy New Year to you & yours🥂

Very insightful post. You know a lot about this strange and exciting new virtual world we live in. Please don't forget to find joy in the simple pleasures of life.

We can hope that 2018 will be amazing year for cryptocurrency.I like your statistics and analysis about steem.

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Very inspiring post with a lot of great points. All of this plus no fees...amazing!

I totally trust your prediction! Seeing by my own eyes them number of members grow and people bringing their friends and family to the platform - the growth of the platform and the coins is inevitable :)
I will surely do what ever I can to bring quality users with interesting opinions and content!

I'm all pumped now! :) Time to convert some of my bitcoin into steem.