SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 11 February 2019

in #steem2 years ago (edited)

DrugWars has hit the streets of Steem.

@aggroed has relaunched the Business Plan competition.

SteemWallet adds an Embeddable Account Signup Widget.

And Steembay is revamping.

DrugWars hits the streets of Steem

The latest game to be launched on Steem - DrugWars - has got off to a storming start.

It is capturing the imagination, the attention and the STEEM of steemians far and wide.

The game has attracted over 700 players in the first 48 hours, who between them have spent over 10,000 STEEM on the various upgrade options available ingame.

The game has been developed by @hightouch of FutureShock, who also built the steem crowdfunding platform

DrugWars is comparable to some pretty old games that you may have played on the web. You can upgrade/add buildings in your city and try to steal the DRUGS of your opponents.

One of the most interesting part of DrugWars is probably the rewarding mechanism, each time a player spend some STEEM in game, the fund goes to the dealer, the dealer put 80% of that amount in the bank pool which is the @drugwars account.

Many leading steemians have made positive posts about the game already including @acidyo, @themarkymark and @abh12345 ...

Many others have also posted about DrugWars including @emrebeyler, @exyle, @fbslo, @hauptmann, @lordbutterfly and @niallon11.

Business Plan competition v2

Top witness @aggroed has relaunched his Business Plan competition, with an increased prize pool of 500 STEEM and 1000 ENG tokens.

What you need to do
Write a post, include the following, and link the URL to the post in the comments below. Depending on the number of submissions there may be a followup round.

Describe the problem
Share your vision for the solution
Tell us the mission of the company or app
What product/service will you sell?
How will it incorporate a steem-engine token?

Steemwallet's Embeddable Signup Widget

SteemFest organiser, top witness and developer @roelandp has released an Embeddable Signup Widget based on his successful SteemWallet app.

The widget will provide instant Steem account creation to be added on any site.

The widget works by launching a fullscreen overlay to any site where the code is embedded. This launches a foolproof (imho) and straightforward signup process with realtime account validity checking, password validation, optional random password generation and offers a way to download all keys generated, prior to checking out. Then, by submitting card details, the service tries to charge and create the account instantly. Once done, the user has a final chance to save their backup-key file and the account is ready to use.

Steembay revamps and goes open-source

Steem auction site @steembay has been around for over a year.

It is now undergoing a revamp and relaunch...

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.288 2019-02-12 3.21am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.897 2019-02-12 3.21am UTC
Market Cap US$ 90,871,942 2019-02-12 3.21am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #47 (n/c) 2019-02-12 3.21am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-02-10
No. of Orcas 330 (n/c) 2019-02-10
No. of Dolphins 1972 (+1) 2019-02-10
No. of Minnows 9164 (+11) 2019-02-10
Alexa rank ( #4400 (-11) 2019-02-12 3.21am UTC
Unique visitors ( 252,171 / day 2019-02-12 3.21am UTC
Page views ( 771,643 / day 2019-02-12 3.21am UTC

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


@steemitblog - Steemit Engineering Update: Cost Reductions, RocksDB/MIRA, Condenser Split

@andrarchy - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Steem?

@elipowell - Post #2: Thank You


@steemalliance - Steem Alliance -- Townhall Recording from Sunday February 10, 2019

@steemalliance - Steem Alliance Weekly Update

@steemalliance - Newly Established Community Guidelines For The Steem Alliance Discord Server


#4 @roelandp - Steemwallet's Embeddable Signup Widget - Instant Steem Account Creation On Every Site!

#7 @aggroed - Business Plan competition V2: You must sell a service and you must incorporate a token into the design- 500 Steem and 1000 ENG prize pool

#7 @aggroed - A present from Stars Align: Steem Alliance Stake Holders to consider for your Stake Holders

#13 @themarkymark - Have you tried the Blacklist Notifier?

#37 @blockbrothers - @blockbrothers complete witness vote list Februari 2019 + three upcoming changes

#37 @blockbrothers / @exyle - Thanks for entrusting @blockbrothers with your witness voting proxy!

#51 @netuoso - Need Support For Proposal To Create Steem.StackExchange.Com

#62 @dragosroua - Witness Update - DragosRoua

#70 @steemcommunity / @paulag - Hay Steem Devs we need this on STEEM - A Case for Traffic Analytics

#88 @krnel - KURE Development Update 4 - Browsing Content and Adding to Communities!

#108 @quochuy - Witness Earnings Report - 2019-02-11

To keep up to date with more posts from witnesses follow @witnesspage ...


@jongolson - Entrepreneurs & Online Gaming...Why DrugWars Is Just The Tip Of The STEEM Iceberg!

@tarazkp - Stake and bake: WPS voting

@taskmaster4450 - Steem: Gaming Is Coming To Steem


@redrica - 2nd London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Wed 27th Feb 3pm onwards | High Street Kensington

@bitrocker2020 - Changes in Penang STEEM Bootcamp Schedule

@ddrfr33k - Let's plan another Minneapolis Meetup!

@steevc - See you in Leicester in April for Steemcamp?
@steemcampuk - Get Your Tickets For SteemCampUK 2
@steemcampuk / @shanibeer - SteemCampUK 2 - Growing an Audience of Smart Investors

17 - 19 MAY 2019 - SPAIN, BARCELONA - STATE OF THE PROJECT 11/02/2019

20 - 23 JUNE 2019 - USA, COLORADO
@thealliance - The 'BLOCK' Party!

1 - 5 DECEMBER 2019 - LIMA, PERU
@steemfiesta - SteemFIESTA 2019 - The First Five Days of DECEMBER - Summer in the South!

You can also view a full list of Steem Meetups & Events Calendar here...


@inertia - Testing RocksDB in Tintoy - Knacksteem: Time to start showcasing your knack!

KURE / @krnel - KURE Development Update 4 - Browsing Content and Adding to Communities!

Meeseeker / @inertia - Meeseeker on Docker

@onelovedtube - OneLoveDTube Uploader Now Supports KeyChain - #OneLoveDTube Community Update

@steembay - BIG NEWS!!! Steembay UI (Beta) goes online + open-source

@steempeak - 3 OPTIONS FOR NEW STEEM ACCOUNT + 5 step process


@drugwars - - Get Paid to Rule your World!

If you want to check on progress of development on Steem, check out the GitHub here...

If you want to check on the current list of full API Nodes witness @holger80 provides this via @fullnodeupdate...


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This is #71 (11 Feb '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

[ graphics by @pennsif & @drugwars ]


yeah i plugged roelands thing into and it worked great, at the top, literally took minutes to do.


Thank You for mentioning our community update 🙏 we are proud to announce inclusion of Steem Keychain support all thanks to our dev @TechCoderX

You are welcome.

Yes.. But not in a completely positive way. :)
People see Drug Wars as a investment with a good ROI. They are completely wrong.
Folks need to start seeing this as a game they spend money on, not something that will make them money.
A 100 STEEM goes in, a 100 STEEM doesnt come out.

Can you play this game without investment? Or do you need to buy in? I do not play any games anywhere, but I am in flavor of them for steem to get people in here.

I hope the game developers of @drugwars encourage/upvote steem posts. @steemmonsters is doing that now. Otherwise these gamers just stick to themselves in the game room and do not too too much to promote us. The more people on steem, the better.

You do not need to invest money, like @niallon11 said.
But there is quite a difference between SM and DRUGWARS.
You can make money from steem monsters due to the market and players determining value.
This game is NOT like that.
Drug wars is essentially a pyramid scheme if you look at it as an investment. So you shouldnt look at it like that. Thats the biggest problem i see now. Folks that were late for Steem monsters think this will make them money. This is another beast completely.
You should see it as a game that redistributes part of the spent money back to the players... But only a part.

Its a game, you can play it for free, but only put in money because you enjoy the game, not because you expect a ROI.

You don't need to invest any STEEM into the game if you don't want to but your progress will be a lot slower. Like steemmonsters to get to the higher levels you will need to put some money in the pot but also like steemmonsters the people at the top will earn more rewards from the game. Hopefully in the future games like these will have external sources of revenue as well which will also be used to reward players depending on rank. Everything in life requires investment in some form or another whether it is STEEM, time, attention.... etc.

Games should be seen more as entertainment than investments.

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