The Steem / Tron debate trondled through another testing day.
The top 20 witnesses remain locked in a stalemate 8-12 split, and discussions continued.
There was one small ray of light when Tron's new liaison person, David Roebuck, made an unscheduled and well received first appearance on the MSP Town Hall meeting this evening.
Despite all the hubble and bubble there's still plenty going on around Steem and today's Steem News has updates about the new Social Blockchain Working Group, the largest Power Ups and Power Downs, another Steempeak update, the first Steem Sponsored Chess Tournament, Steeming.com, and the EMS Hemp Network.
1. Steem & Tron - the latest
Another day of stalemate.
Some more up and downs of the voting currently leaves the top 20 witnesses in a 8 - 12 split.
The 'original' Steem witnesses now hold #1 - #7 through respectively @good-karma, @roelandp, @blocktrades, @anyx, @ausbitbank, @yabapmatt and @gtg. @themarkymark has dropped out of the top 20, and @steempress is hanging on at #13.
The other 12 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...
Community discussions continue apace. Yesterday @r0nd0n, station manager of MSP Waves, ran a 'Clown Hall'...
@theycallmedan has started an initiative asking the community to post on the topic of "What Does Decentralization Mean To Me?"...
Roy Liu, who was previously acting as a liaison between Justin Sun and the Steem community has stepped back.
David @roebuckdm made an initial unannounced appearance on the MSP Town Hall on Friday evening. He received a good reception. David said he is available to come on another MSP show over the weekend.
2. Social Blockchain Working Group announced
Former Steemit Inc Head of Communications @andrarchy has announced a new Social Blockchain Working Group...
I am excited to inform you of a new Working Group made up of people intent on leveraging their knowledge gained working with Steem to design and develop a new blockchain featuring improved decentralization, distribution, functionality, and usability with a suite of tools that will empower entrepreneurs to build out decentralized social applications on a truly shared and open ecosystem.
The Working Group comprises a number of former Steemit Inc staff and witnesses - Michael Vandeberg (@vandeberg), Steve Gerbino (@gerbino), @theoretical, Nathaniel Caldwell (@youkaicountry), Andrew Levine (@andrarchy), Johan Nordberg (@almost-digital), Scott Sallinen (@anyx), Aaron Cox (@jesta)...
3. Power Ups and Power Downs
@dalz has run the numbers for recent Power Ups and Power Downs...
@lukestokes has produced his latest Exchange Transfer Report which includes details of the top 50 withdrawals and the top 50 deposits over the past week...
4. Another Steempeak update
Hot on the heels of the recent major update @steempeak has released another update introducing emojis and a new proposal details page...
5. First Steem Sponsored Chess Tournament
@flaws reports on the Steem sponsored chess tournament that took place in Venezuela last week...
6. Steeming.com on test
The site uses the PESOS token that is on Steem-Engine.com; it also has no downvotes or adverts...
7. EMS Hemp Network now accepts STEEM and SBD
The EMS Hemp Network is a...
a project utilizing blockchain technology for the Hemp, CBD and Cannabis sector. We aim to provide farmers, processors and any company within the industry with services to strengthen their business and safeguard from potentially damaging products.
It is now accepting STEEM and SBD...
Steem Proposal System update
The Steem Proposal System (SPS) today has a daily funding budget available of approximately 2757 SBD.
There are now 10 proposals receiving funding from the SPS - @yabapmatt (Steem Keychain), @netuoso (Vessel Desktop Wallet), @anyx (API infrastructure), @steempeak (SteemPeak developments), @thecryptodrive (SBD Potato Top Up), @howo (SMT testing), @steemonboarding (Steem Onboarding), @themarkymark (Global Blacklist API), @fabien (Steem Connect improvements), and @openseed (OpenSeed : Cross-Platform Off-Chain Solutions).
These successful proposals are currently receiving a total of 1335 SBD per day from the SPS...
Steem Foundation update
The Steem Foundation has put forward a proposed roadmap to help move Steem forward...
The Foundation would like to provide space and a forum for a committee comprised of consensus witnesses, larger stakeholders and representatives of the non-English language communities who often feel unheard.
This committee would be encouraged to discuss and reach understanding on how issues on the blockchain impact them and the challenges faced in implementing suggested solutions. It’s through mutual communication and willingness to listen that we will build a strong and sustainable Steem we all love....
Their next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 18 March 2020.
Dates for your Diary...
For a full list of Steem Meetups and Events...
If you are organising a Steem event or meetup check out the new funding support program from Fundition...
Wednesday 18 March - Steem Philippines Weekly Meetup
Thursday 26 March - Adelaide Monthly Steem Meetup
Organised by @mattclarke, 6pm local time at The Jade Monkey, Flinders Street, Central Business District, Adelaide.
Saturday 25 April - SteemCampUK #3
Friday 15 - Sunday 17 May - DTube Forum 2020
Saturday 20 June - Steem Canna Fest 2
Organised by @canna-curate in Portland, Oregon...
Tuesday 23 June - Sunday 28 June - The BLOCK Party, USA
@bluefinstudios is also organising a Steem Summit at The BLOCK Party...
Friday 26 June - Sunday 28 June - JAHMFest2020, Jamaica
KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]
|Steem price||US$ 0.136||13 Mar '20 9.53pm UTC|
|CoinMarketCap Ranking||#64||13 Mar '20 9.53pm UTC|
|FCAS Score||763 / A||13 Mar '20 9.53pm UTC|
|SBD price||US$ 0.683||13 Mar '20 9.53pm UTC|
|No. of Whales||45||12 Mar '20|
|No. of Orcas||367||12 Mar '20|
|No. of Dolphins||2222||12 Mar '20|
|No. of Minnows||9341||12 Mar '20|
|Alexa rank (steemit.com)||#15,608||13 Mar '20 9.50pm UTC|
|Unique visitors (steemit.com)||199,595 / day||13 Mar '20 9.50pm UTC|
|Page views (steemit.com)||479,028 / day||13 Mar '20 9.50pm UTC|
This is #284 (13 Mar '20) of this daily news service.
[ graphics & images by @pennsif ]