The Steem News @ 2 October 2019

in #steem8 months ago

Steemit Inc announces PISFs.

SPUD#6 is another success, Splinterlands betas are almost gone and Actifit looks to bring in Fitbit users.

And there is news and discussion about canonical links, Nitrous, Steem.Supply, SteemKnights, the Btcmyk Music Player and the 31st Steem Munich meetup...

1. SMTs done, PISFs coming next

Steemit Inc have posted that the development work on Smart Media Tokens has now just about been been completed and the next announcement will be about the release of the SMT Testnet in the next couple of weeks.

The team have now turned their attention to Platform Independent State Files (PISFs).

PISFs can be used to dramatically reduce downtime on exchanges while also increasing the level of decentralization in the ecosystem...

Following on from this Senior Blockchain Engineer at Steemit Inc @vandeberg gives an in depth explanation about Voting Mana changes with SMTs...

2. Steem Power-up Day #6 another success

SPUD founder @streetstyle has posted the winners list for Steem Power-up Day #6 that took place on 1 October.

Leading the board was UK steemian @ashtv who powered-up 3609 STEEM which represented a 56% increase in his Steem Power...

Steem Power-up Day (SPUD) now takes place on the first of each month to encourage more people to power up STEEM.

3. Splinterlands Beta packs almost gone

@steemmonsters reports that there are now less than 50,000 beta card packs remaining for sale from the original 900,000. At the time of writing this figure has reduced further to 36,000...

4. Bring in Fitbit users to win

Actifit has announced FitOctober, a 'Bring in Fitbit Users' contest with 1,000 STEEM & 20,000 AFIT in rewards...

The Steem fitness app has also ended its partnership with @steemzzang...

5. Canonical links and content ownership

@paulag raises the issue of ownership of content posted to the Steem blockchain.

A recent change by Steemit Inc has meant that the 'canonical links' on a post will always show as the 'master copy' regardless of whether it was published through any other front end or tribe site. This will have a negative impact in the Google search rankings for the originating site if it wasn't

Since @paulag made this post, Steemit Inc have responded that they are investigating this issue.

6. Nitrous update

Developer @eonwarped has released an updated version of the Nitrous frontend used by Steem-Engine/SCOT tribes...

7. Steem.Supply update

Witness developer @dragosroua has updated his Steem rewards calculator app Steem.Supply to take account of the changes in the reward structure introduced in the recent hard forks...

8. SteemKnights patch released

New 3D mobile multiplayer game SteemKnights has released an update v0.9.1...

9. Btcmyk Music Player rewards artists with tokens

@mykos gives details about the Btcmyk Music Player that rewards artists with the BTCMYK SCOT token according to the ratings they receive from listeners...

10. Steem Munich meetup - 9 October

@steem-munich has posted a reminder about the 31st Steem Munich meetup that takes place on 9 October...

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.139 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.658 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #76 (+2) 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
FCAS Score 814 (+3) / A / #15 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
No. of Whales 39 (n/c) 28 Sep '19
No. of Orcas 356 (+1) 28 Sep '19
No. of Dolphins 2155 (+2) 28 Sep '19
No. of Minnows 9251 (+2) 28 Sep '19
Alexa rank ( #8,366 (-100) 02 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
Unique visitors ( 149,311 / day 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
Page views ( 385,224 / day 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
Alexa rank ( #67,233 (+535) 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
Unique visitors ( 14,931 / day 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC
Page views ( 73,163 / day 03 Oct '19 01:08am UTC

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

Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up...

This is #191 (02 Oct '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 ]


I’m pleased to represent the UK massiv’!

A recent change by Steemit Inc has meant that the 'canonical links' on a post will always show as the 'master copy' regardless of whether it was published through any other front end or tribe site.

I have lately been pondering the possibility that @steemit's recent decrease in popularity is based on changing the conical link to their respective front-end's (this happened about 6 months ago I believe).

One of my ideas was for @steemit to change it back to the conical links pointing to for the meantime since it would lift all the other DAPPs eventually.

And based on the fact that Steemit Inc. changed the conical links back to, like it was before, only a week or two after I thought of this, I believe the move was intentional, but that it wasn't ever discussed with the public since it is a tough subject to discuss.

It might just be a coincidence but even if it was, this idea should be discussed IMO @pennsif since the entire Steem community suffers as decreases in popularity.

Once is able to disrupt social media platforms like Facebook, or even Blogger and Reddit, then it would be a good idea to hand the reins to other front-ends by changing the conical link.

I don't know.. what do you think?'s ranking on rose yesterday for the first time for a long time. I wonder if that was due to the canonical links changes just now filtering through...

I think it is.

This might become a heated issue but it might be good for Steemit to get the canonical links for now but to have a directory for the different DAPPs or somehow market the different DAPPs so it's fair.

That would be a good plan.