The Steem News @ 12 February 2020

Steem talks about Justin Sun talking about Steem.

Also in this edition there is news and updates about the Reviewhunt Twitter Promo, Light Accounts, Surfer 2.2.3, a new witness from @r0nd0n, VotoVzla's night of Love, Music & Poetry, Hashkings NFTs, SteemKnights, SBD payouts, and Mission : Agua-Possible.

And there are more additions to the Diary Dates section as well as regular updates on the Steem Foundation and the Steem Proposal System, and another Featured Contest.

1. Justin Sun talks Steem #2

After the report in yesterday's Steem News, discussion about Justin Sun's revelation of his investment in Steem in the interview with Ryan Selkis has spread rapidly around the Steem platform with commentaries from @itstime, @jrcornel, @taskmaster4450 and @lordbutterfly amongst others...

In the YouTube interview, regarding Steem, Sun says "...we haven't say anything about Steem. It's all in commercial discussion - we haven't released any news..." [starting @ 20:45] ...

2. Reviewhunt Twitter Promo

@steemhunt has produced a neat promo ad on Twitter to promote the new Reviewhunt.

"Reviewhunt - Turn your marketing mission into a game-like quest..."

Do give it a like and a retweet.

Help get Steem back into the top 12 cryptos on Twitter...

3. Light Accounts

The idea of Light Accounts to ease and speed up onboarding of new users was put forward by Steemit Inc a few months ago.

@jarvie has picked up the discussion about what features a Light Account would need. @starkerz has contributed in comment about @threespeak's plans for Light Accounts...

And in @therealwolf's new Steem Governance Community @good-karma has opened a debate about whether Steem's tokens need simplifying...

4. Surfer 2.2.3

@esteemapp has released a new version 2.2.3 of the Surfer desktop application including a Easy Signup feature...

5. @r0nd0n launches Witness

MSP Waves Manager, PALnet stalwart, and SteemSafe founder @r0nd0n is launching a Steem witness...

Check the full list of witnesses here...

6. VotoVzla's night of Love, Music & Poetry

@votovzla are hosting a night of 'Love, Music & Poetry' with musicians @edwardstobia, @elisonr13 and @exoelias...

7. Hashkings NFTs

@hashkings will be launching Genesis Seeds as their first NFTs (non-fungible tokens)...

8. SteemKnights - modelling the Throne Room

@steemknights has shown some of the modelling work being done for the throne room...

9. Switch back to SBD payouts

@edicted has posted a reminder that if your post payouts are currently set to 100% Steem power, you should swap back to 50:50 payouts as SBDs are now trading about $1...

10. Show some love for Mission : Agua-Possible

@streetstyle is calling on the Steem community to show support for @drutter's project, Mission : Agua-Possible, to raise money to buy a well pump to supply water to @edgargonzalez and his neighbours in Venezuela...

Steem Proposal System update

The Steem Proposal System (SPS) today has a daily funding budget available of approximately 2525 SBD.

There are now 8 proposals receiving funding from the SPS - @yabapmatt (Steem Keychain), @netuoso (Vessel Desktop Wallet), @thecryptodrive (Power Down reduction), @anyx (API infrastructure), @thecryptodrive again (SBD Potato Top Up), @steemonboarding (Steem Onboarding), @thecryptodrive again (anti - Power Down reduction) and @howo (SMT testing).

These successful proposals are currently receiving a total of 797 SBD per day from the SPS...

Both of the Power Down reduction proposals are now in the 'funding zone' - one for the reduction of the Power Down period to 4 weeks, and the other against. @thecryptodrive submitted both proposals to provide some indication of community support for and against the reduction proposal...

The most recent proposal submitted to the SPS is from @cryptobrewmaster for funding of the beer brewing game of the same name...

Steem Foundation update

The Steem Alliance Community Foundation @steemalliance have released the minutes of their last two meetings attended by @shadowspub, @phage93, @alexvan, @guiltyparties, @transisto, @aggroed and @inthenow...

Their next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 19 February 2020.

The Steem Foundation is holding a Marketing Forum to discuss its new website...

Community Watch

@howweroll has established a Community for longboarders...

To see how Communities will look in the new, currently beta, Steempeak check out @midlet's OnChainArt Community...

Contest of the Day

Monthly Map Melee Contest

Draw a map to be used in TTRPG games on this month's theme 'A small tomb to an unknown hero'. 50 STEEM prize pool. Organised by @worldbuilder...

For a list of all the current contests on Steem check out this new list from @pennsif...

If you know of any current contests missing from the list leave a comment for @pennsif or message him on Discord @Pennsif#9921.

Dates for your Diary...

For a full list of Steem Meetups and Events...

Thursday 13 February - Steem Munich Meetup

Organised by@steem-munich, @chris4210, @peter2017 & @backinblackdevilat. To be held at Paulaner Bräuhaus, München...

Friday 14 February - Finally Friday On The Blockchain

First episode of Finally Friday - On The Blockchain with @coruscate and @cryptofinally live on @threespeak...

Tuesday 18 February - The Steeming Pile, Vimm.TV

@johnspalding's live streamed open broadcast 'The Steeming Pile' is back, with new co-host @pennsif...

The recording of the last edition of 'The Steeming Pile' is now available...

Wednesday 19 February - Steem Philippines Weekly Meetup

Meetings every Wednesday in Davao City organised by @chrisrice and @steem-ph...

Sunday 23 February - Steem Foundation Marketing Forum

Hosted by @shadowspub and @aggroed in the Ramble Discord Channel...

Thursday 27 February - Adelaide Monthly Steem Meetup

Organised by @mattclarke, 6pm local time at The Jade Monkey, Flinders Street, Central Business District, Adelaide.

Friday 6 March - SoCal Steem Meetup

For Steemians in Southern California. Organised by @socalsteemit at Taco Surf...

Saturday 25 April - SteemCampUK #3

Organised by @shanibeer and @lloyddavis in Leicester...

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 May - DTube Forum 2020

Organised by @hauptmann, @artakush, @greencross, @sergiomendes and @tibfox in Hamburg, Germany...

Saturday 20 June - Steem Canna Fest 2

Organised by @canna-curate in Portland, Oregon...

Tuesday 23 June - Sunday 28 June - The BLOCK Party, USA

The second annual BLOCK Party being organised by @enginewitty, @bluefinstudios and @dreemsteem. It has now been confirmed that the event will take place in Olcott, NY...

@bluefinstudios is also organising a Steem Summit at The BLOCK Party...

Friday 26 June - Sunday 28 June - JAHMFest2020, Jamaica

Organised by @donald.porter and the @ReggaeSteem team...

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

Steem price US$ 0.236 13 Feb '20 1.45am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #76 13 Feb '20 1.45am UTC
FCAS Score 748 / B 13 Feb '20 1.45am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.975 13 Feb '20 1.45am UTC
No. of Whales 37 11 Feb '20
No. of Orcas 365 11 Feb '20
No. of Dolphins 2216 11 Feb '20
No. of Minnows 9295 11 Feb '20
Alexa rank ( #14,997 13 Feb '20 1.45am UTC
Unique visitors ( 217,740 / day 13 Feb '20 1.45am UTC
Page views ( 500,802 / day 13 Feb '20 1.45am UTC

Follow @penguinpablo & @steem-data for more statistics.

This is #256 (12 Feb '20) of this daily news service.

[ graphics by @pennsif / @steemhunt ]

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13.02.2020 11:01

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13.02.2020 14:56

Wow, the news is packed today!

Glad to have that SBD back! Also, those steem proposals getting $700+ which in today's value is over $700 USD a month seems CRAZY. I wish the creator of steemworld would get some of that moola, I love his service.

Lastly steemhunt! Yeah, a few years ago I earned some of those coins and am surely gonna look at my wallet to see what they are up to now.

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13.02.2020 17:44

The SPS is paying out 797 SBD per DAY at present!

13.02.2020 18:43

Following today's Steem News closely. This piece caught my eye and I thought it would be a nice idea to continue pushing for the 4 weeks power down proposal.


I have been advocating for the reduction of the power down since days back then & I even commented on the HF PROPOSAL and you can find my comment here. Many folks are agreeing to the reduction of the power down period. They include: @clixmoney who even made a post about it, you can see it here 4 or 13 also there is @msena, @yousafharoonkhan not forgetting @tomlee.

I found the HF PROPOSAL article useful from the interaction and engagement in the comments section which provides many ideas and thoughts to the steemians in the dark. As a result I would like it to reach more people even those who had ever thought of joining steemit then they turned down the offer due to the big power down period.

Here's my proof of sharing:




Also, those of you who want to vote for or against the proposal please rush to these sites:

13.02.2020 17:48

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