The Steem News @ 23 August 2019

in #steem2 years ago

Hardfork 21 is at the forefront of the news again today with input from @coingecko and @timcliff.

There is a NewSteem contest and a Telegram giveaway from @theycallmedan.

And Harmony's 7,000 STEEM writing contest is coming to an end.

Alongside these items there is news from Nitrous, BROsino, Steemleo,, Swapsteem and 3Speak.

1. CoinGecko tracking Steem Hard Fork on its front page

Leading cryptocurrency website, and steem witness, @coingecko is now tracking progress towards Hardfork 21 on its homepage...

2. Tim Cliff's open lettter to the community about HF21

Ahead of the forthcoming hardfork top 20 witness @timcliff has published an open letter to all steemians explaining why he thinks HF21 will be very positive for Steem.

He believes the hardfork will introduce the tools needed to fix many of the 'broken' elements of Steem. But it will take time and it will require a culture change...

3. NewSteem Twitter Memes & Gif Contest

@theycallmedan is running a Twitter Meme and GIF contest to promote the newsteem hashtag that @whatsup initiated.

The first prize is 530 SP and a 5300 SP delegation...

Dan is also doing a $200 in crypto giveaway to one random member of the Steem Telegram on Monday 26 August...

4. Harmony's 7,000 STEEM writing contest ends in 3 days

The writing contest with a 7,000 STEEM prize pool run by the Harmony blockchain project is ending in 3 days...

5. Nitrous introduces Custom Badges for Tribes

A new facility has been introduced on Nitrous for custom badges. This has been enabled for all tribes and is free to do manually. There is a charge of 100 burned STEEM if assistance is needed...

6. Referrals are back at BROsino

BROsino, the free to play casino, has restarted its referral program. There are five referral levels to work through each gaining higher bet bonuses...

7. Steemleo outlines onboarding plans

Founder of the Steemleo tribe @khaleelkazi has released a podcast detailing the tribe's plans to onboard new users...

8. implements voting delay optimisations

Developer @holger80 has implemented some voting delay optimisations to his increasingly popular automatic voting tool ...

9. Swapsteem launching full exchange after HF21

P2P Steem exchange @swapsteem has announced that they will be moving out of beta and launching their fully fledged exchange once HF21 is implemented and stable...

10. Help bring Parkour specialists STORROR to 3Speak

@Oracle-D is running an open task for all steemians to help encourage Parkour and Stunt Specialists STORROR, who have been demonetized on YouTube, to start posting on @threespeak.

Storror currently have have 4.6 million subscribers on YouTube...

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.180 23 Aug '19 11.26pm UTC
SBD price US$ 0.836 23 Aug '19 11.26pm UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #81 (-1) 23 Aug '19 11.26pm UTC
FCAS Score 811 (-1) / A / #15 23 Aug '19 11.26pm UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c ) 21 Aug '19
No. of Orcas 333 (-1) 21 Aug '19
No. of Dolphins 2091 (+4) 21 Aug '19
No. of Minnows 9344 (+1) 21 Aug '19
Alexa rank ( #5,611 (-34) 23 Aug '19 11.26pm UTC
Unique visitors ( 240,934 / day 23 Aug '19 11.26pm 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 #158 (23 Aug '19) of this daily news service.

Please note - before the break in publishing the last edition of The Steem News was #153 which was published on 6 May 2019.

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