SOS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 13 January 2019

in steem •  9 months ago  (edited)

One main topic dominating the news...

Steemit Inc powering down and @misterdelegation (ie Steemit Inc) withdrawing its delegations from @dsound, @musing and @sndbox.

Many posts, many opinions on all this. Read them and make your own decision.

And Ned appears...

Steemit Inc acts

After the surprise submission of @jnordberg's (aka @almost-digital) Hardfork 21 'Freedom' Pull Request that would nullify the stake of all the Steemit Inc accounts, Steemit Inc has acted swiftly.

The company has moved over one million liquid STEEM to the Bittrex exchange, and begun a power down of the rest of their undelegated Steem Power (34 million SP).

Alongside this Steemit Inc removed the @misterdelegation delegations to @dsound, @musing, @sndbox and a couple of smaller accounts.

The first reaction post came from witness #22 @therealwolf...

Reaction posts followed from a number of other commentators including...

Read. Absorb. Decide.

Ned pops up on Discord

Ned Scott, Steemit Inc CEO, made an unscheduled appearance on @aggroed's show on MSP Waves last night.

After typing a number of responses in chat, he was then persuaded to come on air.

Witness and long-time Steemit investor @fyrstikken and host @aggroed had a lively discussion with Ned for an hour or so.

One of Ned's main points was his desire to complete the developments to enable Hivemind and Communities to become a reality.

While still in chat he spelt out his current vision...

My vision is for Steemit Inc is is vibrant communities web app with tokens/cryptocurrencies incentivizing and supporting the activities of those communities.

When we can get communities finished and SMTs -- then being on Discord and prompting our community members to "Let's get a X community going" will be great. My belief is we need more accessible tools that drive direct value of Steem -- I believe communities and and smts are critical to this vision. There is a hivemind post coming out tomorrow, to that end.

Ned also agreed to look into options for enhancing communication channels with the community at large.

One possibility mooted was a Steemit Inc Discord server. Alternatively @fyrstikken suggested a setup. This could be built using @buildteam's TokenBB forum system that is currently being developed.

Look out for more information coming from Steemit Inc very soon...

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.256 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.720 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
Market Cap US$ 79,168,128 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #51 (n/c) 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c) 2019-01-12
No. of Orcas 315 (n/c) 2019-01-12
No. of Dolphins 1971 (+4) 2019-01-12
No. of Minnows 9098 (+3) 2019-01-12
Alexa rank ( #4121 (-4) 2019-01-14 04:27am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics.


@bryan-imhoff - Ned Lives! (Some May Consider That a B Horror Movie Title...)

@steemitblog - Testing Ads on

@steemitdev - New Year, New DevPortal Updates

@steemitdev - Additional Public API Change


#11 @lukestokes - Exchange Transfer Report: 1/6/2018 to 1/12/2018

#22 @therealwolf - Dear Ned & Steemit Inc

#44 @jackmiller - Approaching The End Of A Hands On Testing Of Some Things We Have Out There

#97 @krnel - Steemit is Powering Down 34 Million SP, Transferring to Bittrex, and Pulling Delegations - Why It's Good News!

#97 @krnel - Steemit Inc. Powerdown Due to Fears of Having Accounts/Stake Stolen in Future HardFork

#97 @krnel - React(ing) Before Express(ing)

#113 @pjau - Witness "pjau" Update Week 36

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


@ew-and-patterns - SBD update 13.01.19

@ew-and-patterns - Are steem wallets still safe? Likely YES!

@meno - Things I don't understand

@mindtrap - Just a few hours back @musing @dsound @sndbox got their delegations pulled away....and steemit account started a full power down...

@princessmewmew - We Want Steem Paired With USD On Bittrex. When Do We Want It? Now!

@socky - Campaign to get SBD listed on Binance Jan 13, 2019

@tarazkp - Thoughts on the most Steem, control and economic protection

@tarazkp - Another day another drama

@taskmaster4450 - First @ned And Now Steemit: The Powering Down Continues

@taskmaster4450 - Change In Steem Distribution Levels 1/13/19

@tcpolymath - Let us not use pull requests as political footballs

@whatsup - Nexit?

@whatsup - Regarding the Github Issue to Fork out SteemIt Inc.'s Stake


@steemchurch / @sirknight - SteemChurch Strategy Update: Smart Tokens on Telos - calling our smart contract engineers


@redrica - First London Steem Meetup of 2019 | Friday 18th Jan 12pm onwards | High Street Kensington

MAY 2019 - Time Schedule of the DTube Forum

@steemfiesta - SteemFIESTA 2019 - The First Five Days of DECEMBER - Summer in the South!


@inertia - Top Ranked steem-ua Delegators

@partiko - Partiko Weekly Report #14 - Be a Mentor

@spunkeemonkee / @dreemsteem - What else is in STORE for Spunkee Monkee??

@steemauto / @flauwy - How To Support Your Favorite Steemians And Earn More Curation Rewards With SteemAuto Fanbase

@stratos / @shredz7 - A Model For a Decentralized Open Company + Stratos Update


@magicdice / @niallon11 - Magic Dice dividends shares

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

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

MEDIA COVERAGE OF STEEM & STEEMIT INC - How about that for decentralization: Steemit censoring content on their platform

Heavy - The Dark Overlord Update: Hacker Group Banned on Steemit, Reddit & Twitter

This is #42 (13 Jan '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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A lot of companies probably do similiar things behind the scenes, but get away without communicating because simply no-one knows what they're doing. However with the blockchain, it is so transparent that we can actually see what's going on!

Let's not go crazy, but i think we should expect some more communication from @steemit.


I'm relieved to hear that Ned finally graced us with some comments! I read @therealwolf's post, and that enormous power-down, coupled with the comment about moving it to secure wallets did not inspire confidence.

Communicating after those sorts of action are pretty vital...

Thanks a lot for these important news and the summary of the whole "powerdown"-topic. I am curious what future will bring and stay positive.
THanks for including again :) there is a lot happening behind the curtain and we keep you informed for sure!

Looking forward to more updates on DTube Forum.

At least Ned is talking again. Discussion is more productive than rumours and threats. We've been waiting a long time for communities. It would be great to get them this year.

Regular communication from Ned and Steemit Inc would be a major ++.

Great update Pennsif. This Knight is sure glad he didn't miss this one. Didn't know there was a mutiny taking place. Should have happened months ago.


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Great journalism as always. My I ask anyone who knows was there a recording of the show discussed and could someone post the link. Thanks

Thank you.

@aggroed has the recording on his blog.


Should we add now all of bittrex accounts also to the list of "HF21"?
As they have now / starting to get, the ninja mined tokens?
And from there we could start adding more and more top level accounts.
True freedom for all users!


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