The Steem News @ 24 August 2019

Top witnesses @aggroed and @yabapmatt challenge bidbot owners to clean up their act after HF21.

OCD co-witness @acidyo calls on the community to vote STEEM on to the ATAIX exchange.

SPUD5 is coming up on 1 September.

There is also news from OneLoveIPFS, Dporn, SteemPower Investments, the Comment Coin Project, InformationWar, new witness @untersatz and PhotoStreem.

1. Bidbots must change after Hardfork 21

Top 20 witness, Steem-Engine co-founder and co-owner of steembottracker @aggroed has put out a call to bidbot owners to tighten up their standards for what they will vote on.

While some bidbots already have standards and guidelines in place for what posts they will accept, others do not. Those 'bad actors' must stop bidbotting poor quality 'shitposts' as this is damaging the blockchain.

The era of supporting literally anything and everything stops on Tuesday.

If it doesn't stop I plan to run an aggressive campaign against your business, against your delegators, and will try to get Steem delegated to your project moved to a more responsible one.

Fellow top witness and co-owner of steembottracker @yabapmatt has joined the call for bidbots to clean up their act...

after HF21, @aggroed and I will be expecting all of the vote selling services listed on the Steem Bot Tracker website to use both their upvote and downvote power responsibly and in a way that furthers the goals of the hard fork changes and the #newsteem movement.

2. Vote to get STEEM on the ATAIX exchange

OCD co-witness @acidyo has spotted a vote taking place on the ATAIX trading platform and exchange to select a new alt-coin to list on their exchange.

Hop over to ATAIX and vote for STEEM...

3. SPUD5 takes places on 1 September - over 9000 SP in prizes

The fifth Steem Power Up Day, organised by @streetstyle, takes place on 1 September.

There is over 9000 SP available as prizes to encourage powering up...

4. OneLoveIPFS introduces referral system

IPFS Uploader and BackUp Service @onelovedtube has introduced a referral system for directing new users to their IPFS hosting service...

5. Dporn continues to expand onboarding operations

@dporn is continuing to expand its onboarding program.

They are also now working with @showtime-x to develop more contests and outreach outside Steem...

6. SteemPower Investment Club announced

SteemPower Investments @spinvest has released details of the SteemPower Investment Club and its Official Partnership Agreement...

The Partnership agreement confirmation template is here...

7. The Comment Coin Project has launched

Project manager @alucian has posted details about the new Comment Coin Project set up to encourage more commenting...

8. InformationWar needs more video creators

@truthforce is calling for more video creators to join him and @chieppa1 to help produce more videos for the DecentralizedTruth @informationwar project...

9. New witness @untersatz gets its first block

The new @untersatz witness run by @organduo and @contrabourdon has now received its first producer reward.

The witness supports the community with regular contests such as the Easy SBI Contest, the Pinky and Spiky Drawing Contest and the Secrets of Organ Playing Contest. It also donates STEEM for @deemarshall's creative contests.

10. PhotoStreem tribe announces curators

The new PhotoStreem tribe has announced its curators - @axeman, @derangedvisions, @cafeconleche, @lightcapture, @jznsamuel, @Brumest, @Jasonrussell and @nelyp...

KEY DATAΒ  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.190 25 Aug '19 0.23am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.848 25 Aug '19 0.23am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #78 (+3) 25 Aug '19 0.23am UTC
FCAS Score 810 (-1) / A / #18 25 Aug '19 0.23am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c ) 23 Aug '19
No. of Orcas 336 (+3) 23 Aug '19
No. of Dolphins 2098 (+7) 23 Aug '19
No. of Minnows 9323 (-21) 23 Aug '19
Alexa rank ( #5,661 (-50) 25 Aug '19 0.23am UTC
Unique visitors ( 237,541 / day 25 Aug '19 0.23am 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 #159 (24 Aug '19) of this daily news service.

Please note - before the break in publishing the last edition of The Steem News was #153 which was published on 6 May 2019.

Please let me know of any important posts or key data that should be included. Comment below or message me on Discord Pennsif#9921

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Comments 16

Thanks for the round-up and afternoon of reads!

25.08.2019 04:59

Thank you. Your egg story was a good read too.

25.08.2019 11:12

Thanks for the mention and voting for our witness πŸ€“ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή

25.08.2019 05:14

You are welcome. Good luck with the new witness.

25.08.2019 11:13


Gooo @aggroed @yabapmatt πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ–οΈ

25.08.2019 06:03


25.08.2019 11:22

SteemPhilippines / @steem-ph had it's first official meetup two days ago.

Some of the earliest Filipino members like @surpassinggoogle are a part of the 24/7 group chat on Facebook.

Twitter & Facebook are our outreach platforms πŸ˜€πŸ–οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘

25.08.2019 06:23

That's excellent.

Do let me know of any future meetups you have and I will include in the Steem Meetups Calendar...

25.08.2019 11:21

We are planning to do one every week, starting next week and thereafter.

The exact date and times will be announced on our social media profiles:


I have a family I am with so the exact day and time are announced abruptly but I think people will get used to it.

If you read the actual post, we have a lot planned for #SteemPhilippines, and our online FB chat currently has 80+ members πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

25.08.2019 12:10

Thanks for the great update. It will be interesting to see how bid bot owners respond to HF21. The new curation rewards and rewards curve will complicate ROI calculations. This additional work in itself could prompt change.

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25.08.2019 06:46

This is definitely going to be an interesting one to watch.

25.08.2019 11:23

I really hope the big accounts will use their free flags (I still call them that) to deal with abuse. It will benefit the whole blockchain.

Comment Coin sounds interesting. I try to reward good comments that I get and give them !BEER too, if that is still working.

It is a shame the minnow count is not increasing much. We lost a few today, but it is good that some are moving up to dolphin. That helps spread the votes better.

25.08.2019 11:46

How the bidbots 'perform' after HF21 is going to be all important.

There does seem to be an issue with growing the minnow-base. At least Dolphins and Orcas are increasing, and Whales holding firm at present.

25.08.2019 12:07

I'll keep boosting redfish where I can. Building up my SP gradually to increase my vote.

25.08.2019 14:50

Very nice to see the CC Project in your List. Thank you very much.
More from me/us will follow with the time.

25.08.2019 21:43

Thank you very much for this, although I must say that there is a mistake, is "lightcaptured", but to confess it was my mistake, I'm sorry.

25.08.2019 23:30