WITNESS WEEKLY @ 17 September 2022
The Witness World is hotting up.
Movements in and out of the Top 20, and interesting new witnesses appearing every week.
This all makes compiling Witness Weekly ever more fascinating.
The Current Top 20 Witnesses
There have been significant movements in the Top 20 in the past week.
While the mega votes of @dev365 and @upvu.proxy still very much control who reaches the top witness rankings, the growing vote of @rme is beginning to play an ever more important role in determining who sits where at the Top 20 table.
Having just dropped out of the Top 20 @alexmove.witness is this week's backstop at #21.
The current top 20 witnesses for the Steem Blockchain on 17 September 2022 are :
There are a further 30 or so active backup witnesses mainly in the #21 - #50+ slots.
All top 50+ witnesses are running the current 0.23.1 version.
Most of the witnesses from #55 and below are 'former' witnesses that are running old witness versions (0.23.0 or 0.22.1) and have now moved to another blockchain.
The listing in the Steemworld.org has the added feature of showing who is voting for each witness (click on the little piechart icon).
Their Witness Campaign Post says they have plans for new projects on Steem, and also to provide 'robust API node services'...
@steemwow is currently at #103.
Another new witness this week is @bangla.witness. They have just in the last few hours posted their witness announcement...
The witness has come out of the Bengali language based Amar Bangla Blog Community, and has the backing of @rme.
As well as @rme as Chief Supporter and Adviser, the @bangla.witness team includes @blacks, @moh.arif, @dr-frankenstein (from Symbionts), @hafizullah, @winklesc, @shuvo35 and former Bangladesh Country Rep @rex-sumon.
@bangla.witness has some interesting plans and projects including ABB School and ABB Charity. They are also setting up their own blogging platform at www.steemit.blog.
@bangla.witness is currently at #50.
The other new witness spotted this week is @jrcornel.wit.
The witness has not published any Witness post but presumably this is the witness of long time Steemian @jrcornel.
@jrcornel.wit is currently at #64.
Witnesses News & Updates
New top witness @justyy (#1) continues to make regular posts on various technical topics, for example...
@steemchiller (#2) continues to maintain the top app on the blockchain in the form of Steemworld.org.
@steem.history (#4) puts out a number of very useful daily posts covering witness listings, Steem Power rankings and the STEEM system config.
@steem.history has also published details of his policy for how he uses his Steem Power...
@upvu has made a number of posts giving more information about how it selects the witnesses it supports...
@etainclub (#13) continues to work on the development of his AVLE app which is now in public beta...
@italygame (#15) puts out regular weekly updates about their various activities, including maintaining the Steem Fanbase auto-voting service...
- WEEKLY REPORT - N.103 - Italy Community Updates and other Info/ REPORT SETTIMANALE - N.103 - Aggiornamenti della Comunità Italy e altre informazioni
@alexmove.witness (#21) continues to make daily posts for his Users Activity Rank Club...
@alexmove is also looking for people to join a development team to work on a WordGame Telegram bot project...
@steemit.kor (#45) posts daily updates of their recommended posts of the day, and a summary of their witness activities...
@ayogom (#51) has been investigating Steemit-Enhancer, an old Steemit-Korea tool...
With movements in the Top 20, and new witnesses appearing regularly, the world of witnesses on Steem is definitely getting more interesting.
It is good to read of the new plans of the new witnesses especially. I will be following these closely.
All this new activity, and new prospects for the future, is making me think it is time for me to revisit my own witness voting. Currently I am only using four of my 30 witness votes.
Time to do some more voting...
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