It is with great pleasure that I welcome you the twenty-seventh edition of SteemMag, a weekend digest for Steemians.
Every week, I take a look at some of the most important topics and have a chat with top Steemians who have expert views on such topics.
This weekend’s SteemMag is going to touch on quite a number of pressing issues currently affecting Steemians – Price, Comments rewards pool among others.
SteemMag had a chat with @abit, a whale championing the rewards of comments for a number of weeks now.
I also had a chat with @nanzo-scoop, one of several investors of Steem powering up this week.
A Chat With @abit
SteemMag: Why did you decide to start rewarding comments? And have you noticed any effect so far since you started?
(1) to reward engagement. (2) to avoid voting on plagiarisms. (3) to earn more curation rewards (easier to get around the front running bots)
In regards to effects, actually I don't know how much it is.
SM: What is your thought on the proposed niche communities?
Niche communities: It's a good idea, but it still needs huge efforts to be possible to succeed. I had tried to run a cn-programming community for a short period, my conclusion is: it's not easy.
Thanks @abit for having a brief chat with SteemMag. I look forward to more results from your experiment with comment rewards.
Why Are You Powering Up
A Chat With @nanzo-scoop
SteemMag: Why are you powering up?
I’m in STEEM for the long term. I’m powering up because of where I see STEEM (and Steemit) in 12 months time.
8 months ago I set myself a target to Grow my share of Steem Power from 0.05% to 0.1% of Steemit’s market cap.. I’ve achieved that target at a price I’m comfortable with. I’m also relaxed if things don’t pan out. ->Mo' Money, Mo' Problems - how to keep calm in the storm of Rewards mania!
As I also wrote back then in the same post,
Sometimes in life, if you find something good you have to go for it. Commit to it. Live for it. If you fall on your face, you’ll get up stronger. At least you tried to live the dream.
I still feel pretty much the same.
SM: What is your opinion on the current situation of Steem and Steemit?
I’ve noticed there has been a lot of discussion around rewards and voting. Outside of all the noise and drama, I see some bright minds coming up with good suggestions.
That’s the nature of STEEM. While other coins have private slacks with a handful of like-minded individuals discussing its direction. STEEM has a room full of diverse people plastering their thoughts in an unfiltered manner on the ‘frontpage’ of the currency, Steemit.
Fundamentally STEEM is strong. It has an excellent dev team. A vibrant community. And in Steemit the best on-boarding ramp, that will only get better. It just needs to iron out the kinks on rewards and voting.
Thanks so much @nanzo-scoop. It’s so nice having a refreshing perspective on why some people are here to stay for the long run and believe in Steemit. Good luck!
A lot of interesting events happened this week. And in case you missed them, we’ve got your back. Here are some of the most important events that happened on Steemit this week.
~ Steem drops from last week's position to 16th on the coinmarketcap.com’s crypto market capitalization list.
~ @furion releases a short guide on getting started with SteemData
~ @ausbitbank releases a simple tool to posting YouTube videos on Steemit at steemvids.com.
~ @good-karma releases updates to his eSteem app.
~ For a comprehensive list of dedicated Steem blockchain apps. Check out SteemTools.com
~ Meanwhile, SBD rates ranged from 1 SD = $0.89 – 0.99 this week
~$0.0867 and $0.117 were the lowest and highest value traded this week for a unit of Steem respectively.
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