The Steem News @ 10 March 2020 - Steem/Tron Edition - A Stalemate, an Apology, a Dialogue and a new Blockchain...

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Steem, Tron. Steem, Tron. Steem, Tron. Stalemate reached.

But there's been a powerdown, and an apology.

There's been open discussions, and there's been closed discussions, and tomorrow there will be a 4 way dialogue.

And there might be another Town Hall with Justin Sun, and there might be another Blockchain with @Theoretical.

Top 20 Stalemate

The Top 20 Witness makeup seems to have reached an impasse .

Despite a continual flow of votes in and out, a 9 - 11 split has remained in place for the past day or so.

The 'original' Steem witnesses are holding on to slots 1 - 8 through respectively @blocktrades, @good-karma, @roelandp, @anyx, @ausbitbank, @yabapmatt, @someguy123, and @gtg, and @themarkymark is sitting at #10. Previous top 20 occupant @steempress has dropped down to #27.

The other 11 places in the top 20 are being held by the Tron backed witnesses.

Neither side has the required super-majority of 17 to push through a hard fork...

Binance Powerdown and Apology

Binance has now started a full power down as promised on Twitter by CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), and as reported by @themarkymark amongst others...

Not long after this the Binance Team issued an apology to Steem...

We sincerely apologize for the recent situation involving STEEM, which stemmed from miscommunication about the specifics of the blockchain’s upgrade/hard fork. After receiving the feedback from the STEEM community, we have unvoted.

Binance stays neutral and has no interest in on-chain governance beyond the Binance ecosystem. We hold a supportive position of normal upgrade/hard fork and will continue to do so in the future.

@glory7 has posted a commentary on the apology letter...

Four-Party Dialogue Proposal from SteemCoinpan

To help push the discussions forward the Korean community through @jayplayco, SteemCoinpan @sct, and the large @proxy.token account, have proposed a four party dialogue between...

  • 1 representative from the Steem Foundation
  • Justin Sun, representing the Tron Foundation
  • 1 representative from the previous witnesses
  • 1 representative from the Korean community

The meeting will be hosted by @jayplayco....

The meeting is scheduled to take place on 11 March at 10am EST / 2pm UTC / 11pm KST.

The Steem Foundation will be represented by @guiltyparties, and it is understood the previous witnesses will be represented by @roelandp.

In response to the invitation from the Korean community @roelandp posted this 'Vision for Steem's future (roadmap)' signed by a number of the leading witnesses...

In further preparation for this meeting @glory7 is posting with ideas to address specific issues, the second of these posts covers power downs and down voting...

A New Blockchain...

@theoretical is a blockchain designer. He worked at Steemit Inc until the redundancies in December 2018.

He has been silent on the chain for some time but has now announced he is working on a new blockchain learning from the mistakes of the Steem experiment...

Views from the Witnesses

The witnesses are at the heart of the debate, here are some of their views...

Views from the Community

The community are still expressing their varying views about the current situation...

Coverage in the Crypto Media

These current activities on Steem are attracting considerable attention in the crypto media...

And on TronSpark...

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

Steem price US$ 0.220 10 Mar '20 10.44pm UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #63 10 Mar '20 10.44pm UTC
FCAS Score 759 / A 10 Mar '20 10.44pm UTC
SBD price US$ 0.883 10 Mar '20 10.44pm UTC
No. of Whales 45 09 Mar '20
No. of Orcas 369 09 Mar '20
No. of Dolphins 2227 09 Mar '20
No. of Minnows 9328 09 Mar '20
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This is #281 (10 Mar '20) of this daily news service.

[ graphics & images by @pennsif ]


ALWAYS a good, reasoned look at the Steem news.
Thanks for these updates.

You're welcome.

As most of our community do not read or speak Korean, we don't have any idea about what @glory7 is talking about powerdowns and downvoting.

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Try Google Translate - that will give a good approximation.

Hi @pennsif

Without your updates, we wouldn't have brought the important news about Steem witnesses, TRON and STEEM,
Thank you for doing the great job

Glad I can provide a useful service. Thank you.

Once again a good wrap up of the Steem and Tron happenings. You were missed today on the Steemit Pile show.

Thanks @sgt-dan

A lot of posts and developments I have missed. Partly because we are currently experiencing power outages. Up to 7-odd hours a day in 2,5 hour slots, so when it's on 3d life takes priority.

That said, and as I have said elsewhere, this is a war of attrition and the momentum is dropping. This helps to maintain it and keeps us on our toes

Is there any sign that the load-shedding will finish soon? Is it getting worse?

Actually, it's up and down. In the last 2 days we've been from Stage 4 to 3 then to 4 then to 2. Right now we're on 1. The powers that be have told us to expect loadshedding for the next 18 months. Since there's been a change in the guard as it were and they're cleaning house (too many cliches), I am happier to put up with it. There's a bit more candour when there's a breakdown and a commitment to actually stabilising and improving the system. Of course, the economic impact of Covid-18 might mean that demand reduces and they get it sorted quicker. I have to find an up-side in all of this....

Thanks for asking.

Hope it all sorts out soon.

Thank you!

good article
keep us on the recent updates

Great update. Thanks for doing the digging.

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Great bundle of all important Steem information and posts; You even included my latest post around the topic of the Steem/TRON drama we are in. Thanks for noticing that one! :)

You're welcome.

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