The Steem News @ 3 September 2019
Steem News is back and catching up after the small break in service.
The Steem blockchain had a short intermission but is now back up and running.
The Delegation Trust has extended its deadline, the Curangel curation project has launched and Sonic Groove are starting a new weekly music contest.
And there is also news from DTube, Steem-Engine, SteemProposals.com, ClickTrackProfit, @theycallmedan and Tasteem.
1. Steem back up and running
Due to a bug in the curations reward curve calculation system the Steem blockchain had to go offline on Sunday.
The bug was especially resistant to detection because the problem was not with the mathematics backing the curation reward curve, but subtleties in the integer based approximation of a square root. The bug was the result of a subtle behavior in the new curation rewards curve that lead to votes being able to have a curation reward weight of -1, which when stored in an unsigned field resulted in a computed value of 2^64 - 1.
When paid out, these votes were attempting to receive trillions in STEEM. This was caught by other assertions which instructed the blockchain to halt block production and prevent the unintended behavior from impacting any reward distribution.
Steem developers released a fix early on 2 September. Witnesses restarted block production just after 6am UTC on Monday. Steemit and the Steemit API services were restored after replays were completed by around midday on 3 September...
The downtime caught the attention of some of the crypto media like CoinTelegraph and CrytoVest...
2. Delegation Renewal Application extension announced
Because of the recent Steem downtime the @delegationtrust has announced an extension of the deadline for submission of Delegation Renewal Applications to Friday...
3. Major new curation project launches
Curangel was born from the idea to provide an alternative to bid bots or vote automation for stakeholders which are not interested in curating themselves, but don't want to watch inflation eating up their stake either. We engage a motivated team of experienced curators to find undervalued deserving content, and share the received rewards 80/20 between delegators and curators...
4. The Sonic Groove Live Music Contest
Prizes include STEEM, Creative Coin, Sonic Groove and Tunes...
Full details of how to enter are available...
5. DTube reschedules DTC token sale
Due to the recent issues on the Steem blockchain @dtube is delaying Round #1 of the planned DTC token sale until at least 20 September...
6. Nitrous adds Ads
Steem-Engine founder @aggroed has announced the arrival of ads for Nitrous, the front end available for tribes using SCOT and Steem Engine tokens.
A key feature of the ads is that 85% of the payment received for the ads is used to purchase and burn tribe tokens. Burning tokens helps to maintain token values...
7. SteemProposals.com proposal to the Steem Proposal System
8. ClickTrackProfit Token coming soon
The @clicktrackprofit project that is looking to work with affiliate marketeers has announced the coming of the CTP token...
9. NewSteem - the way forward
10. Do you eat out? Write about it on Tasteem
Steem's leading eating out review site Tasteem has published its 'theme' list for this week.
Each day there is a different eating out related topic to write reviews about. All quality posts can earn tasty upvotes from the @tasteem account...
KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]
(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)
|Steem price||US$ 0.166||04 Sep '19 02:23am UTC|
|SBD price||US$ 0.808||04 Sep '19 02:23am UTC|
|CoinMarketCap Ranking||#81 (-2)||04 Sep '19 02:23am UTC|
|FCAS Score||807 (-1) / A / #19||04 Sep '19 02:23am UTC|
|No. of Whales||37 (n/c)||02 Sep '19|
|No. of Orcas||339 (+1)||02 Sep '19|
|No. of Dolphins||2110 (-1)||02 Sep '19|
|No. of Minnows||9276 (-21)||02 Sep '19|
|Alexa rank (steemit.com)||#6,228 (-121)||04 Sep '19 02:23am UTC|
|Unique visitors (steemit.com)||213,787 / day||04 Sep '19 02:23am UTC|
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This is #167 (03 Sep '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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