The State of Steem Forum #1, supported by DSound - Thursday 13 December 2018 [recording]

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The first State of Steem Forum was broadcast on MSP Waves on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Steemit Inc is looking to hand the running of the Steem blockchain over to the Community.

But how, who, what, when and where? The community has got to work this out.

The State of Steem forums are a first little step on this evolution of Steem into a truly decentralised, community run blockchain.

There are six forums planned in total - this is the current schedule...

  • Forum 1 (13 December) : The State of Steem - where we are, where we are going, Steem v Steemit Inc, defining roles, community 'takeover'

  • Forum 2 (20 December) : Technology - nodes, RocksDB, SMTs etc

  • Forum 3 (10 January) : DApps, Apps & Developments - nodes, business plans, delegations, marketing

  • Forum 4 (17 January) : Attracting investors, revenue streams, advertising

  • Forum 5 (24 January) : Marketing, onboarding, PR

  • Forum 6 (31 January) : Communities, content creation, curation, retention

All are on Thursdays 8pm - 11pm UTC/UK on MSP Waves.

I am working with a team of @llfarms, @paulag, @teamhumble and @imacryptorick to bring the forums together.

To make the numbers manageable we will be inviting certain witnesses, developers and community leaders to participate as speaking guests.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in the discussion through the live chat on the PAL/MSP Discord channel during the forums.

I am keen to make the discussions as inclusive as possible so if anyone would like to come on air for any of the particular forums please do message me in Discord (Pennsif#9921) and we will do our best to include you.

Forum 1 (Thursday 13 December) : The State of Steem

For the first State of Steem overview forum the steemians who spoke were...

  • @aggroed - Top 20 witness and Steem Monsters co-founder
  • @anarcotech - co-founder of Oracle-D and Promo-Steem
  • @anomadsoul - witness and co-founder of SteemOnboarding
  • - developer of Partiko
  • @exyle - Top 40 witness and leading steem vlogger
  • @fredrikaa - co-founder of SteemPress
  • @hr1 - expert in AI-enhanced curation and founder of Steeve app
  • @imacryptorick - co-manager of the Israeli Steem community and founder of the Steem Promotion Task Force
  • @llfarms - Curie Community Manager, and co-founder of C-Squared
  • @lukestokes - voluntaryist, programmer and Top 20 witness
  • @nathanmars - DTube empowerer
  • @paulag - Witness, and steem data expert
  • @project7 - co-founder and Designer of Steemhunt
  • @shadowspub - community leader, Steemit Ramble
  • @starkerz - co-founder of Oracle-D and Promo-Steem
  • @taskmaster4450 - tecnologist, futurist and leading steem blogger
  • @themarkymark - Top 30 witness, developer, spam fighter and owner of Buildawhale
  • @therealwolf - Top 30 witness, developer and founder
  • @yabapmatt - Top 20 witness and Steem Monsters co-founder

A number of other prominent steemians were contributing in the audience chat including @acidyo, @crimsonclad, @drakos, @gtg and @andrarchy and @birdinc from Steemit Inc.

I was joined by @teamhumble as co-host of the forum.

We looked at the 'big picture' of how the community can take an increasing role in the running of Steem blockchain as Steemit Inc moves back to its original core blockchain development role.

We explored who is doing what so far. What else needs to be done by the community and who might take on the required tasks and roles.

The broader discussion of this overview forum will lead on to more focussed and detailed talks on the various themes and topics in the subsequent forums.

My DSound Picks of the Week

Mingled in with the discussion a number of my top picks from DSound this week were played including...

This recording is also available on YouTube

This show is kindly supported by DSound.

[ graphics from @pennsif & @DSound ]

▶️ DTube

Thanks for playing one of mine on the show, not a broadcast to be missed for any users of the platform. I will catch up with the show over the weekend, sounds like a big one!

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The talk was flowing so well I didn't get to play all the songs this week.

I am doing a couple of open shows on Thu 27 Dec and Thu 3 Jan if you would like to come along to either to talk about your music and what you are doing?

Yes if I am around on those two shows will be happy to hop in! Thanks for the invite mate! Just drop me a message on discord or tag me on here as I will pick it up 🙂

Now I need to get ready for my own show tonight haha

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@pennsif thanks alot for hosting last night. I really enjoyed listening in and hearing everyone's opinion on next steps.


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I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for listening in.

Thanks a lot for having me on the forum @pennsif. You and your team did a great job getting everyone together. And I'm sure that anyone that listened it came away feeling a lot more positive about current events.

Wow! @pennsif being there reallyN makes it some of the who’s who of the steem platform!

I am going to go be a fly on the wall and listen in to the brilliance now.

Thanks for sharing and all the work it must have taken to coordinate this and all the shows you do!


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Wow! @pennsif being there really makes it some of the who’s who of the steem platform!

I am going to go be a fly on the wall and listen in to the brilliance now.

Thanks for sharing and all the work it must have taken to coordinate this and all the shows you do!

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Thanks Zeke. It was certainly an interesting one to put together.

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Couldn't listen the live but now I have 4 hours to joy! Lovely surprise to spend my Saturday... Well done! @Pennsif!!!

Been listening to The first State of Steem on the @partiko app!

Dsound works!

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Thank you for posting the replay. Very interesting.

And thank you for bringing up that there are a lot of different users in the world with different interests. Personally, I find it very disturbing when people start talking about quality and are using their idea of quality as a measure of what that should be for everyone else. That is censorship in a way. In my opinion, that has no place in a decentralized platform.
Nobody has to see or upvote posts they don't like. That is all it takes.
And I know there is the bit bot problem - that any post can be trending as long as a person has enough money to make it so. That is a direct reflection of how the world works.
I actually came here with the hope that the platform would be different - but it is not in that respect. What is different is the strong and supportive communities that have formed here and they are what make this platform strong and able to survive in the long run.
The Daaps are great but if they have no users, they are not worth a thing. Many networks have disappeared because they only looked at the tech side and not valuing the users. The latest example is Google plus.

I truly hope that Steem is not going that way. Right now, I see way too much value placed on the tech people and not that much on the community people. We need both...

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