This is a weekly overview post of the Analysis category at @utopian-io. The report aims to provide insight into the topics covered, the scores provided, staff picks (if any), and a look at how the current week has fared against recent weeks gone by.
Any other work taking place and my personal thoughts in relation to the category will also be included.
If you have any suggestions for additional information that could be included in this report, please comment below.
Analysis contributions summary
Week 4: January 24th-30th (inclusive)
- No 'Staff Picks' this week
- 2 contributions, 2 scored, 1 author
- An average score for the week of 54
- An average of 12 comments per contribution (147 spam comments excluded)
|lostmine27||STEEM prices: Tanos' thumb||59||14|
|lostmine27||'Promoted' Section Analysis||49||10|
A slim week for contributions with just two submitted and scored. The downturn in the price of STEEM again a likely factor following a recent resurgence in contribution numbers that also coincided with a lift in the price of the token. Sadly, one of the contributions was hit with a raft of spam comments which don't look great, but are seemingly unrelated to the submission itself.
Both contributions this week were by 'lostmine27', who continues to supply analyses on various topics. His first is a detailed look at the movement of STEEM via a couple of notable Steem accounts to the exchanges. The analyst notes that 8.8 million STEEM was transferred in one go on January 21st, and concludes that the recent upswing in price was likely due to this trading activity.
It seems that the analyst is worth following if trading STEEM is something the reader is interested in - they bought and sold for profit during the recent price movements.
The second analysis also looks at fund transfers, but this time it is internal to the Steem ecosystem and is related to the 'Promotion' feature within the Steemit.com interface. From one of the charts included in the report, it is easy to see the waning interest in this feature over the past year.
At the beginning of 2018, the daily average SBD sends looked to be well over 200, but during the course of year, fell to 100 SBD, and at the end of last year/start of 2019 slumped to 10/20 SBD on any given day. The reviewer commented:
It would be interesting to see on the graphs when the delegation fork arrived, and when each of the major bid-bots showed up, to see if there was any correlation between their introduction and the decline in use.
Overall, the analyses perhaps lacked in scope (1) and the potential of further insight (2).
Analysis and visual reporting
The aim of this section is to represent the current weeks activity along with a recent set of data. The current data span covers the previous 18 weeks.
Weekly Average Score and number of Contributions
An average score of 54 this week is 16% lower than the 18 week average of 70.21. Two contributions brings the average 18 week average total to 3.67 per week.
Contributor Totals and Average Score
No new contributors since the last update.
'paulag' tops contributor table with 16 contributions at an average score of 74 over the past 18 weeks. 'lostmine27' is in a clear second place with 12 contributions and an average score of 65. 9 contributors have an average contribution score of 70 or above over the past 18 weeks.
Review Totals by Reviewer (Scored/ Not scored)
Two reviewers assessed all 63 contributions that received a score in the past 18 weeks. Six contributions have not been scored during this period.
Contributions that did not receive a score are not included in the chart above.
The Price of Data
In recent days, the cost of accessing a copy of the Steem blockchain data via SteemSQL has increased.
This is the access point for a number of analysts (including myself) working with Steem data. The new pricing structure is as follows:
Obviously, no-one likes it when prices go up, but I find SteemSQL a valuable service and will hopefully be able to continue my monthly subscription. It is possible though that some may drop their renewals, and this could have an impact on the number of Steem related contributions to the category. 'When it rains, it pours!'
The upside of this is that the service is being upgraded, as mentioned in @arcange's recent witness update. Hardware-wise, the storage is being doubled in size to accommodate the ever-growing data demands of the blockchain. It is also hoped that the tables/views will be expanded to include Hivemind. The structure of which is already held in a relational database, and maybe be replicated in SteemSQL to look very similar to the below:
The Analysis team is available for contact in the utopian-io discord, and also via our blogs. We would like to be able to give every contribution the opportunity to be scored and welcome conversation from potential, or existing contributors that have an idea of a piece of work they are thinking about submitting.
utopian-io Discord: https://discord.gg/6T97um
Analysis team: 'crokkon', 'abh12345'
That's all for this week, thank you for your time.