Steemit Crypto Academy Weekly Update #9 [ April 14th, 2021 ]

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The Steemit Crypto Academy is back for Season 2.

And we are back with a much expanded team of Crypto Professors.

We now have 11 Professors who will be producing 6 weekly course posts.

The courses will also no longer just be in English - with at least one Chinese and one Spanish lesson planned for each week.

To help overcome the issue of delays with homework marking the Professors will be working in pairs to increase capacity.

Finally to help stamp out plagiarism and other abuse all the Professors will be doing much more checking, and we have also introduced some new rules on what gets voted on by @steemcurator02.

The Steemit Crypto Academy Courses - Week 9

These are the courses for Week #9

@abcallen [ China ]

This week Professor @Abcallen is covering types of blockchain, the Steem blockchain and the basics of how Steem operates.

The homework task involves how you would recommend Steem, what kind of blockchain project you would like to create, and what witnesses you have voted for. If you have a reputation of 65 or over you should do a comparison of Steem and another blockchain.

@alphafx [ Nigeria ] - assisted by @levycore [ Indonesia ]

This week Professor @Alphafx is looking at different types of blockchains and platforms.

The homework task involves preparing a detailed comparison between two different blockchains.

@imagen [ Venezuela ] - assisted by @pelon53 [ Venezuela ]

This week Professor @Imagen is exploring Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs.

The homework task involves investigating ICOs in more depth including looking at their advantages and disadvantages, and differences with IEOs.

@sapwood [ India ] - assisted by @fendit [ Argentina ]

This week Professor @Sapwood is looking in depth at the USDT P2P Market, particularly with reference to Binance and Huobi.

The homework task covers a practical exploration with set tasks of the USDT P2P Market on Binance or Huobi.

@yousafharoonkhan [ Pakistan ] - assisted by @stream4u (India)

This week Professor @Yousafharoonkhan is investigating decentralized and centralized systems and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The homework task involves answering questions about the advantages and disadvantages of decentralized and centralized systems.

@yohan2on [ Uganda ] - assisted by @kouba01 [ Tunisia ]

This week Professor @Yohan2on is looking at Altcoins.

The homework task involves writing about Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP) or Binance coin (BNB).

Homework Guidelines

We are keen to ensure that all contributions to the Steemit Crypto Academy are of as high a standard as possible.

While the Crypto Professors may set specific requirements for some of their homework tasks we would suggest all students follow these basic guidelines…

  • Title the post with the format - Crypto Academy Week 9 - Homework Post for [name of Crypto Professor] …
  • Homework posts should be at least 300 words
  • All work should be your own - plagiarism will not be tolerated
  • Any graphs, screenshots, quotes etc used from other sources should be fully referenced
  • Any images used should be from copyright-free sources and fully referenced
  • Homework posts should include the tag #cryptoacademy and any tag specifically required by the Crypto Professor in the first five tags. It will also be good to include a tag for your country.
  • Tag the relevant Crypto Professor to help them find your homework post.

Please make sure you send your homework posts into the Crypto-Academy community…

Please check each Professor’s post carefully for any special instructions they have given for their homework task. Once you have completed your homework post make sure you leave a link on the Professor’s post to ensure they see it.

Following all these guidelines carefully will help you gain higher vote rewards for your homework posts.

New Voting Rules for Season 2

To encourage people to do more research and put more effort into producing higher quality homework posts @steemcurator02 will now only be voting on posts that achieve a grade of 5 out of 10 or above from the Professor.

Additionally to discourage ‘content farming’ from multi-accounts set up purely to harvest votes from the Crypto Academy @steemcurator02 will only consider giving votes on homework posts submitted by people with reputations of 45 or above.

If you are new to Steem we suggest you join the Newcomers Community and do the Achievement Tasks there to get to know the platform and build up your reputation before joining the Crypto Academy…

The Steemit Crypto Academy community

The Crypto Academy community is ONLY for posts to do with the courses being run by the Crypto Professors…

Alongside the course posts from the Crypto Professors, the only other posts in the Steemit Crypto Academy community should be homework posts for the tasks set by the professors.

Please do not post general crypto related posts now in the Steemit Crypto Academy Community. Any non-Academy posts may be muted.

We hope as many of you as possible will join in with the Steemit Crypto Academy courses and do the homework tasks set by the Crypto Professors. You are free to follow as many of the courses as you want.

In this second season of the Academy we will be putting a greater emphasis on improving the quality of the homework posts.

We will also be putting even more resources into curbing plagiarism, content farming and other abuse.

We are keen for the Steemit Crypto Academy to provide a high quality learning opportunity for those willing to put in the effort to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world of cryptocurrencies.

Thank you

The Steemit Team

Community Notice - TRX Rewards

We apologize for the recent issue with claiming TRX rewards.

The problem has now been identified and fixed.

Please be assured all TRX rewards were held in a queue and none were lost.

The distribution of these rewards is now taking place but may take another day or so to fully catch up.

Comments 56

Steemit Crypto Academy Is Back...............Great to see all courses, knowledge will now keep increasing.

14.04.2021 03:46

Yes, professor @stream4u. We are glad to be back at the Steemit Crypto Academy to learn from seasoned professors. It's nice to hear from you again professor.

14.04.2021 04:03

Very nice

14.04.2021 19:59

Me too is time to get busy

17.04.2021 11:11

In this second season of the Academy we will be putting a greater emphasis on improving the quality of the homework posts.

That will positively iterate, evolve and resonate with the objective of Crypto-Academy.

Thank you.

Steem on.

14.04.2021 04:11

Great new ideas. Happy to learn more about crypto

14.04.2021 04:40

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14.04.2021 09:51

Yes very great

14.04.2021 20:00

You always do well and now there is no way to complaints for not checking homework tasks as number of professors has been increased for this purpose. I really appreciate the steemit team who is arranging everything in a nice way day by day.
But still there is need of more attention to the communities system for removing scam accounts which have been voted by boomings.

14.04.2021 05:08

I am so excited

14.04.2021 05:32

Great work @steemitblog and @steemitcryptoacademy. This is a welcome development as it would help us get to know more about the crypto world. Asides that we the students would also learn how to make great post. All wins. 💪💪

14.04.2021 05:44

I am feeling interest to put my name in this initiative.

14.04.2021 07:19
0's certainly been a while.
I look forward to acquiring more knowledge about the crypto space. :)

14.04.2021 07:42

Great initiative by steemitblog . Thankyou so much for the updates!!!!!

14.04.2021 08:14

Very nice to see that learning process has resumed again and that too with improved checks and balances.

14.04.2021 09:02

Awesome. It will be fun to participate this time in these great lessons.

14.04.2021 10:00

Hi, Steemit Crypto Academy world. I'm a new user and my reputation score is 44. I look forward to joining this team and will start to make this homework. I'm waiting excitedly.

14.04.2021 10:53

This is going to be so much fun!! :D

14.04.2021 11:05

Hola amiga. Cuáles son los requisitos para entrar en esta academia? Necesito asesoría, por favor.

16.04.2021 03:31

Happy learning you all.. and thank you steemit team for fixing our trending page. Should have pinned all the other community top picks of the day posts too there if you all can pinned more.

14.04.2021 11:48

I'm new here, and knowing there is an event like this is very interesting, but are there no professors from America or for the international? or I can choose which professor I want to follow? is there an explanation?

14.04.2021 14:45

thank you so much for the crypto academy

14.04.2021 15:22

Love it!! I want to do the courses, my question is, can I do the course from any country, from any teacher? Thank you

14.04.2021 15:55

This is good and it is going to be so much learning with quality in season 2. I am really looking forward to follow it.
This is a great opportunity to get hold of crypto in one place.

14.04.2021 16:33

Good to see it back with and it would be fun to do the homework.

14.04.2021 17:09

Wow this is so great.. I appreciate your great work here👍👍👍

14.04.2021 19:17

Information is power. And the one who brings great information is powerful. Thanks @steemitblog

14.04.2021 19:28

Estoy muy interesada en aprender mucho más.. Gracias por estos cursos que promueven!!

14.04.2021 19:36

Change is the end result of all true learning.― Leo Buscaglia
The newest member on steemit and it already feels like home, @SteemitCryptoAcademy is really changing the scenario of learning for the true learners. I'm looking forward to spend more time at learning and adapting it here. Thanks to my friend @nirmal who shared his journey through which I came to know about this platform.

15.04.2021 01:14

Hola que bueno que vamos en crecimiento y nuevamente a las clases, de estas clases he aprendido bastante se que me falta por eso estoy motivada a continuar.

15.04.2021 02:05

Support for homework at the crypto academy has been reduced by 50%. It is a pity that a crypto academy homework is not considered as valuable as a "diary day".

Cc @steemcurator01 @steemcurator02urator02 @sapwood

15.04.2021 04:41

Hi @tht,

We are really sorry if it did not meet your expectations.

In the current setup, we(Professors) used to visit each assignment within 48 hrs, and then in the next 24 hrs Steemcurator02 shall visit.

If you have already published any Homework Task in Season 2, which is older than 3 days, not yet visited by the Professor or Steemcurator02, then please specify it here, We will look it out.

Thank you.

15.04.2021 06:29

Thanks for your answer. Here is what I want to say. Preparing crypto academy assignments is quite laborious. As a professor, you already know how difficult this is. Why are 'Crypto Academy Homeworks' not as valuable as the 'Diary Game' event? We have to discuss this. If we want the steem blockchain to reach its best, we need to give more support to quality content.

15.04.2021 06:44

Hi @tht,

My Personal Observation(I may be wrong though)

  • What you see as more valuable votes for Diary event, is not measured purely on the basis of how motivating and how qualitative the diary post is, rather it is based on the overall performance of a user(that includes contribution to the community, consistency(both during bull/bear cycle), engagement, powered up SP, investment into SP, etc).
  • As far as Crypto Academy is concerned, we are trying to improve the overall quality of the event. You will agree with me that in the previous season even the below-average content have also earned upvote as high as $30, which will be somewhere around 66 USD in liquid reward, good content received somewhere around $45(99 USD in liquid reward), whereas the top 3 as high as $80(177 USD in liquid reward).

No other similar chain has democratized the reward in such a way, just to accommodate all, the voting has been quite lenient, and that is still lenient today just to give an opportunity and to imbibe a sense of motivation for all.

But at the same time, we all have a responsibility to improve the average overall quality in line with the Task requirement.

Please take it as a personal observation, I may be wrong in my assessment.

Thank you.

15.04.2021 07:23

Great to have crypto Academy season 2 so glad to be among , thanks to all the crypto professor's

15.04.2021 08:29

This Great, i want to learn more about Crypto

15.04.2021 08:29

need all the help I can get in this fast paced ever changing environment. Thanks guys

15.04.2021 14:48

I am really happy to see you back

15.04.2021 16:41

Wow I love this, do you know am just getting to know about the Steemit crypto academy?.
And I love what am seeing this will be my second community to engage in😅😎

15.04.2021 18:17

Wow thats great😍😍

16.04.2021 11:00

Hello! Can I do bug fixes in the comments? Where to write if I think the score is underestimated?

16.04.2021 11:04


16.04.2021 12:04

This might be a refresher for a beginner like me in Crypto. Great!

16.04.2021 12:27


16.04.2021 12:34

im so happy se this homework

16.04.2021 12:41

deseo aprender, estaré pendiente de las publicaciones

16.04.2021 13:50

Excelentes temas de tareas, seguiremos sumando conocimientos.

16.04.2021 16:11

Am happy to be part of this community,and am sure going to be putting in my best in the homeworks.

16.04.2021 21:57

Waw steemit crypto

17.04.2021 04:10

Another great opportunity to learn

17.04.2021 13:30

I have joined the newcomer's community. I did my introductory post some days ago but I'm yet to be verified. How do I grow my reputation there?

18.04.2021 11:05

STEEM on the moon

19.04.2021 05:21

really glad to see u back, lets learn crypto more and more

20.05.2021 04:01