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
- 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....
- [공지]Four-Party Dialogue Proposal (Steem foundation, Tron foundation, Steem witnesses, and Korean community)
The meeting is scheduled to take place on 11 March at 10am EST / 2pm UTC / 11pm KST.
- [공지]Four-Party conversation time (Steem foundation, Tron foundation, Steem witnesses, and Korean community)
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...
- @zzan.witnesses - zzan.witnesses팀이 스팀의 비상을 위해 스팀 증인으로 나섭니다 [Team joins Steem Witness for Steem's emergency]
Views from the Community
The community are still expressing their varying views about the current situation...
- @dobartim - We Are Learning Lessons That Make us Stronger - My Business Angle Looking at Steem Blokchain
- @xpilar - When some witnesses and others give their voice / upvote to an account that uses a photo for another person and even his name "Justin Sun"
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|
|Alexa rank (steemit.com)||#15,651||10 Mar '20 10.39pm UTC|
|Unique visitors (steemit.com)||199,595 / day||10 Mar '20 10.39pm UTC|
|Page views (steemit.com)||479,028 / day||10 Mar '20 10.39pm UTC|
This is #281 (10 Mar '20) of this daily news service.
[ graphics & images by @pennsif ]