SoS Daily News : news about the State of Steem @ 20 January 2019
Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott yesterday reached out to senior witnesses and community leaders with a proposal to establish some form of new governance foundation for Steem.
The Steemit Inc powerdown of 42 million SP is currently continuing during discussions.
New Governance for Steem
Steemit Inc CEO Ned Scott yesterday put forward a proposal for the establishment of a new governance structure to oversee the governance and forward development of Steem...
A few months ago, Steemit made significant progress setting up a Foundation to support Steem sustainability.
Given the moment, it makes sense to find a person or two to fund and lead this. Is there anyone that comes to mind for you from the Steem community to lead this?
The general idea is hand the project to someone who will set up a Foundation governance that advances Steem, is transaparent, accountable -- is flexible for adopting more responsibilities as it grows. Take it through launch then launch fundraising efforts -- take it into actually executing given the funds it receives -- to which we would plan to donate a multiple of other initial donations
It is often the person most reluctant who would be best to lead
However, I believe the task should be manageable - we have contracted an organization that specializes in setting up Foundations and can manage to the goals
In response to Ned's proposal the initial planning of this new body is being led by top witness @aggroed.
The working name for the organisation is currently the Steem Alliance (or possibly the Steem Institute).
Steemit Inc will be providing some seed funding. It is believed the new organisation will be run by around 12 elected steemians.
Nominations are now open for people who are interested in standing for a position on the 'Steem Alliance'.
Full details are in this post...
Yesterday also saw a separate proposal from witness @lukestokes for a SteemDAC governance body based on the eosDAC model...
Witness and developer @reggaemuffin also put out a post detailing another Steem governance option...
Steem Community Gathering
To provide opportunity for these various governance options and alternatives to be discussed and debated @aggroed is organising an open forum on Sunday 3 February.
This will start at 6pm UTC / 1pm EST in the PAL Discord.
It will be open to everyone.
Also in the news...
Johan Nordberg @almost-digital, initiator of the recent HardFork 21 that sparked much of the current debate, posted to explain about his reasoning behind the Hardfork...
And Partiko has launched a first desktop version of its popular mobile app...
Partiko for the Web can be viewed at...
KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]
(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)
|Steem price||US$ 0.405||2019-01-21 04:01am UTC|
|SBD price||US$ 0.937||2019-01-21 04:01am UTC|
|Market Cap||US$ 124,857,585||2019-01-21 04:01am UTC|
|CoinMarketCap Ranking||#39 (+2)||2019-01-21 04:01am UTC|
|No. of Whales||36 (n/c)||2019-01-19|
|No. of Orcas||318 (n/c)||2019-01-19|
|No. of Dolphins||1980 (+1)||2019-01-19|
|No. of Minnows||9096 (-1)||2019-01-19|
|Alexa rank (steemit.com)||#4160 (+1)||2019-01-21 04:04am UTC|
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This is #49 (20 Jan '19) of this daily news service.
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