The Steem News @ 27 August 2019

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Hardfork 21 is with us.

With the Hardfork comes the Steem Proposal System, and free downvotes.

The Steem Times they are a-changing. #NewSteem est arrivé.

As well as the Hardfork there is also news from DTube, ATAIX, Steem Powered Investments, Steem Explorer, SteemWorld, Reddit, @spectrumecons and @theycallmedan.

1. Hardfork 21 is live

Hardfork 21 took place at 3pm UTC.

There was a small initial bug that appeared after a short time of running, but Steemit Inc together with a group of witnesses and community developers quickly identified and patched the issue.

By just before 7pm UTC the blockchain was again running smoothly with witness @gtg producing the first block...

Witness @netuoso provided some more information about the HF21 initial bug...

2. And the SteemDAO begins

The Steem Proposal System or SteemDAO developed for Steemit Inc by @blocktrades is now live.

This is an automated facility to provide funding for community led developments to improve Steem. It is funded by taking 10% of the inflation pool.

@jarvie from Steempeak yesterday posted a very useful FAQ on how the Steem Proposal System will function...

Some proposals have already been submitted including these from @jpbliberty and @steemfest...

You can see all the proposals submitted via either of these interfaces...

Developer @dmitrydao is also running a Discord for discussing Steem Proposals...

3. Lost Key Replacement for DTube Accounts

@dtube is offering a one-time opportunity for anyone who has lost the keys for their account...

4. Vote for STEEM on ATAIX

@acidyo is reminding the community to vote to get STEEM on the ATAIX exchange. Votes can be cast once every 24 hours...

5. Steem Powered Investments - how it invests

Steem Powered Investments @spinvest has posted comprehensive details of how it invests the STEEM people have invested...

6. New Broadcast facility added to Steem Explorer

Developer @jga has added a new Broadcast page to Steem Explorer.

This can be used to broadcast all type of transactions to the steem blockchain for example multisignatures, expiration times, steem proposals and steem-engine operations...

7. SteemWorld update to allow token staking

An update to Steemworld to allow direct staking of Steem-Engine tokens has been implemented by developer @steemchiller...

8. Onboarding via Reddit

@acidyo is looking to recruit people to Steem through the Steem subreddit by offering free accounts...

9. Profit sharing with Steem DApps

@spectrumecons has put forward ideas for advertising and revenue sharing by apps to help them build their user base and to add to their revenue...

10. @theycallmedan Noonies Giveaway

@theycallmedan has announced the winners of his 1000 STEEM Noonies Giveaway...

Following on from the introducition of free downvotes in Hardfork 21, Dan is also offering upvotes for examples of spam and bid bot abuse...

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.178 27 Aug '19 11.30pm UTC
SBD price US$ 0.824 27 Aug '19 11.30pm UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #79 (-1) 27 Aug '19 11.30pm UTC
FCAS Score 809 (+3) / A / #16 27 Aug '19 11.30pm UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c ) 26 Aug '19
No. of Orcas 338 (n/c) 26 Aug '19
No. of Dolphins 2104 (+1) 26 Aug '19
No. of Minnows 9315 (+2) 26 Aug '19
Alexa rank ( #5,847 (-87) 27 Aug '19 11.30pm UTC
Unique visitors ( 229,057 / day 27 Aug '19 11.30pm 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 #162 (27 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.

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 ]


Solid run down of what is happening. Lets hope this is where we turn this ship around

With a good wind and a solid crew we should reach the promised land soon...

With a good wind and
A solid crew we should reach
The promised land soon...

                 - pennsif

I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

Wow! many things happening!..great, great job you all are doing, thank you very much for this!..hope one day I will understand really all this will be a big pleasure and satisfaction being able one day to return a bit to you for this masterwork..up..follow you..

Feel free to ask questions about any of the posts in the comments if there is anything you want to know more about.

Thanks for doing these daily news posts. It's a great way to get a summary of all the cool new things happening on the Steem blockchain. There are a lot of things I might have missed if I did not find them here!

Glad I can provide a useful service.

"Steem Powered Investments"
Lack of regulation is one huge benefit of the crypto world, but I think it could also be a massive drawback as well. For example, some regulations in the financial world are actually there for a good reason. Not most of them nowadays, mind you, but some. I think certain regulations about how hedge funds can form and how they can accept funds and how they can invest them makes sense. After all, ponzi schemes and various other fraudulent or dishonest things happen all the time, and not just in the legacy financial world, but in this new digital wild west as well. In my wanderings on the Steem blockchain, I've seen and encountered several glaring examples of fraud and scams, some growing now to involve millions of STEEM. I think that at some point, all the digital clues left behind will be sifted and sorted by an AI working for law enforcement, and financial regulators, and everything will be revealed - everything down to the smallest detail. Nothing we're doing here will remain private or secret forever (if it's even private or secret now). All these investment groups and curation trails and vote dealers and amateur hedge funds are going to face scrutiny of the harshest kind, and there will be no innocent please accepted. Kind of scary how many people are incriminating themselves here right now, thinking their actions will get swept under the rug of time. How naive!

As Steem (and crypt generally) grows I am sure there will be more scrutiny and calls for more openness.

That might be difficult for early old schoolers here.

It will be interesting to see how the demand for greater transparency plays out.

buy buy buy

lets buy together, it’s safer that way

Nice update and stats! Im curious, are there really 229 thousand unique visitors a day? That surely cant be right can it!?

Good point, especially with only 11 000 or so minnows and higher, incl whales. even if there were 100 000 below minnows, redfish new accounts, it sounds questionable that another 100 000 non account holders come to read our posts. But then again maybe they do.

I have wondered about that too Alex. Without having access to site analytics it is difficult to know for sure but I believe the large bulk are non-steemians who just come in through search engines.

It would be great to have more information on this. I guess Steemit Inc will be analysing all the data for their advertising sales now.

Ooh, organic none member traffic! There’s a thought, well steemit does Rank well on google.. id never have guessed it would be so high! Those steem ads should be paying dividends then! X

With so much going on, I now look forward to this daily steem update. Thanks.

It is definitely building momentum...

They are going to personify me but I do not see the need to do all this, that change to give value to negative votes, does not make sense, it only makes proliferate robot accounts that vote negatively to all publications.
The path that steemit is taking is not good, proof of this is its low value.

It will be interesting to see how the HF21 changes play out over the coming weeks.

Wonderful compendium of "all the news that's fit to print." Thank you for the time you spend putting all this stuff together, @pennsif. It's really nice to scroll through a post like this; it's kind of like shopping. So many great choices! I'm glad HF21 is here at last. Listening to speculation and complaints gets really old really fast.

Thank you for your support @jayna. I hope people find this service useful to keep up to date with how Steem is progressing.

Go ahead now my friends ..


Personally I think they're taking more than 10% of the pool, but we'll find out in time if the 50% cut in upvote value is related in any way. I know its got nothing to do with the downvote pool and increased downvoting taking place against bidbot boosted posts, as increased downvoting should increase the upvote value at the same time it takes away from the upvote pool. Like I say, it seems there's some "skimming" occurring somewhere, but time will tell.

I guess people will be watching and analysing the figures in depth over the coming weeks.

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