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The Steem News @ 12 October 2019


Travelfeed announce push notifications and Thailand meetups.

@nickyhavey offers a Bluffer's Guide to Downvotes, the Steem Proposal System approaches 1000 SBD daily funding budget, and there is a week of ads to be won on MSP Waves.

And there is news and discussion about Gerbot, Splinterlands, SteemLeo, Dblog, a Steem Health Check, Natural Medicine and SteemChurch...



1. Travelfeed announce updates & Thailand meetups

Steem travel site @travelfeed has released 'Push Notifications' to let members know when they have been curated, mentioned, followed or if they have received a reply.

A new 'Discover Nearby Posts' feature helps users find geographically related posts.

Travelfeed is also organising three post-SteemFest meetups in Thailand - one in Bangkok and two in Chiang Mai...



2. The Bluffers Guide to Downvotes

Since the advent of the free downvotes in Hardfork 21, their usage has become a hot, and somewhat controversial, topic on Steem.

@nickyhavey has revived his 'Bluffer's Guide To Steem' for a one-off special to shed more light on the subject...

The downvote debate is generating a considerable amount of explanation and argument from all sides - for example from @xpilar...

And from OCD witness @acidyo...



3. Steem Proposal System update

As the daily budget available from the SPS is about to cross the 1000 SBD mark there are still just the three proposals from @inertia, @steemchiller and @howo currently receiving funding...

Among the proposals waiting in line hoping to be voted above @gtg's Return Proposal threshold of 14.1 million SP are @kommienezuspadt's Steemian v The Bear comic proposal...

@good-karma's XSteem exchange dev pitch...

And @votovzla's call for assistance with their attendance presenting Steem at the Rotary International Business Fair in El Tigre, Venezuela...



4. Win a week of Ads on MSP Waves

MSP Waves is running a contest to win a week's worth of advertising at the beginning and end of all its live shows.

Station manager @r0nd0n is also on the look out for new show hosts. If anyone has an idea for a new show and a decent internet connection why not give it a go on MSP Waves...



5. Gerbot adds new Charts

Developer @gerber has updated Gerbot that runs on Discord to provide information and charts on Steem-Engine tokens. It can now provide charts showing the top buyers and top sellers of any token in the last 24 hours...

@bluerobo continues to put out new charts for different Steem-Engine tokens. The latest is for UFM - the native token of the UpFundMe network...



6. Splinterlands switches to manual curation

Splinterlands has joined the ranks of the manual curators with a team of @travelgirl, @clove71, @isaria and @carrieallen, alongside @aggroed and @yabapmatt, looking to upvote good quality Splinterlands related content with the 600K SP @steemmonsters account...

Meanwhile Splinterlands' new Kickstarter campaign is growing at an untameable pace...



7. Tokens need Utility

SteemLeo founder @khaleelkazi discusses how a token needs to be given utility value for a successful economy, and he looks at how they plan to achieve this for the LEO token...

Dblog founder @rokyupjung reports that the sale of DBLOG is being brought to an end after more than a million tokens were sold in a week...



8. Steem Health Check

@socky runs a health check on STEEM and reports another good run of powering up exceeding powering down is underway...



9. LOTUS Challenge - make your own version to win

@naturalmedicine have launched another challenge with 40 STEEM plus tokens up for grabs. All you have to do is make your own version of a store bought product...

And ecoTrain founder @eco-alex is offering one lucky person a 2000 SP delegation for a month - you just have to say why you want it...



10. SteemChurch International Ministry update

The Steem Christian network founded by @sirknight, SteemChurch, gives an update as it expands around the world and across the cryptosphere...



KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

(change on previous day in brackets // n/c = no change)

Steem priceUS$ 0.13913 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
SBD priceUS$ 0.68913 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking#84 (+1)13 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
FCAS Score810 (-1) / A / #2013 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
No. of Whales38 (n/c)11 Oct '19
No. of Orcas360 (n/c)11 Oct '19
No. of Dolphins2167 (n/c)11 Oct '19
No. of Minnows9249 (-1)11 Oct '19
Alexa rank (steemit.com)#8,755 (-40)13 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
Unique visitors (steemit.com)141,846 / day13 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
Page views (steemit.com)368,799 / day13 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
Alexa rank (steempeak.com)#59,841 (+668)13 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
Unique visitors (steempeak.com)16,289 / day13 Oct '19 02.20am UTC
Page views (steempeak.com)87,958 / day13 Oct '19 02.20am UTC

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



Visit the Steem Meetups & Events Calendar for a full list of meetups coming up...



This is #201 (12 Oct '19) of this daily news service.

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