Steemit.com has been updated, and its a big one!
Because it's open source we can see the details of pull request #460 on github :
Here's a tour of some of the changes that I found most interesting in this update.
304 phone verfication and sign up flow refactoring
This is desperately needed to stop the mass abuse of the "free" facebook and reddit account registrations, just last week I saw someone offering up to 30k accounts for a dollar each..
223 Transfer to savings
Both your liquid steem and steem backed dollars can choose to enable a 3 day delay on withdrawals - so you can recover your account before anything gets stolen.
See more info about this change on github
Access via your wallet page:
Select either steem or steem dollars, and select "Transfer to Savings" .
Done! Your savings balance will immediately appear.
Withdrawals are simple , and you can cancel them on the same page
I will do more updates to steemviz in the coming days to display these nicely (piggy banks icon ?)
For now you can see savings deposits/withdrawals (or any other unrecognised transaction) via your browsers developer console whilst using steemviz.
262 Update payout options
This update allows you to choose 3 payout options when creating a post
- Power up 100% - Get paid completely in Steem Power
- Default (50%/50%) - Get paid half liquid steem/sdb , half Steem Power
- Decline payout - Refuse author rewards completely
I plan to alternate between Power up 100% and the default - this post is 50%/50% .
I'm grateful for the option to decline payout, and would like to see some of our largest users and official accounts use it where appropriate.
These are just some of the latest changes, be sure to check github for more information or to get involved in helping develop the site.