The Steem News @ 14 February 2020 #2 - Tron & Steem - the story so far

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Today Steemic Inc entered into a partnership with Justin Sun's Tron.

Ned Scott, co-founder of Steem and Chair of Steemit Inc sold Steemit Inc to Justin Sun of Tron.

So far, apart from Ned's single tweet, there have been no official announcements from the Steemit Inc team on the @steemitblog account or on their Twitter account.

The Timeline of Events...

4.08pm UTC - Justin Sun tweeted out the initial announcement of the partnership...

#TRON and @steemit will create further value for users and augment their advancements in #decentralized technologies.
This partnership further empowers @Tronfoundation’s title as the #blockchain industry’s leader in distributed ledger technology.

The tweet linked to the full press release on Medium...

Steemit Inc., the largest decentralized blockchain-based social media and blogging platform, announced a strategic partnership with TRON Foundation. TRON and Steemit’s development teams will immediately begin working together to bring Steemit and other Steem blockchain based DApps to TRON blockchain and its community of over 20 million users, products, and services....

4.11pm UTC - Justin Sun announced in a follow up tweet that he is doing a livestream with Ned Scott on DLive tomorrow, 15 February, at 9am PST / 5pm UTC....

STEEMIT2.0 #TRON and #Steemit leading in a new era of decentralized social networking.

Join me @OfficialDLive ( at 9:00AM, Feb 15 (PST).

Let’s talk about Steem #Dapps migration, $STEEM token swap, giveaways to #TRX users and a new accelerator program.

4.18pm UTC - The Poloniex Exchange (now owned by Justin Sun & Tron) announced on Twitter that they will be supporting the STEEM token swap and that they will be relisting STEEM...

We’re excited to announce that we'll be supporting the upcoming $STEEM token swap for our users!

We’ll re-list #STEEM soon and bring back support for deposits and withdrawals...

5.06pm UTC - Ned Scott announces in a tweet that he has sold Steemit to Justin Sun...

Steemitans and Twitterers, after four beautiful years, I have sold Steemit to @justinsuntron.

AMA tomorrow at 9am PT.

That is the story so far as it has played out on Twitter. There have been no other announcements from the Steemit Inc team on Steem or on Twitter.

This of course has left a lot of questions unanswered.

Witness Forum - 15 February

@aggroed has announced he will be hosting an emergency Witness Forum on MSPWaves immediately after the DLive stream finishes. That Witness Forum will likely start around 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm UTC...

In case you can't get to either of these events directly @ecoinstant will be live tweeting them...

In the meantime @theycallmedan has been fielding some questions on an impromptu AMA post...

The Steem blockchain is now alive with commentary posts expressing a range of opinions about today's news.

Including some from witnesses...

And many from leading community members (in alphabetical order)...

And a couple from DApps...

Media Coverage

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

Steem price US$ 0.281 15 Feb '20 0.53am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #73 15 Feb '20 0.53am UTC
FCAS Score 751 / A 15 Feb '20 0.53am UTC
SBD price US$ 1.05 15 Feb '20 0.53am UTC
No. of Whales 37 13 Feb '20
No. of Orcas 366 13 Feb '20
No. of Dolphins 2219 13 Feb '20
No. of Minnows 9298 13 Feb '20
Alexa rank ( #15,026 14 Feb '20 0.23am UTC
Unique visitors ( 217,740 / day 14 Feb '20 0.23am UTC
Page views ( 500,802 / day 14 Feb '20 0.23am UTC

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Yup. I’m a wee bit nervous.

I think that is common sentiment.

I guess the DLive stream and then the Witness Forum might be the big deciders.

Communication as ever has not been the best!

  ·  last month (edited)

Here is Justin Sun's latest tweet from one hour earlier:

"@steemit, the blockchain-based social media platform where users can be paid to curate or create content, is partnering with @Tronfoundation to bring #Steem #dapps and users to #TRON. Together we will usher in a new era of decentralized social networking. "


Thank you for the addition.

Thank you for all the information and the timeline of events, i am waiting for some kind of official post from Steemit or the interview to understand whats going on. I think we are all waiting for this,lol. In other news, i have my collage contest ready:) Thank in advance for the support:)

Hopefully more will come out of Steemit Inc very soon.

Yes spotted your contest on Twitter - will get include it in the next contests post.

Steemit big development supported poloniex exchange thank you for the information

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You are welcome.

Nice compilation!

Thank you.

Let's see... probably will make it to the MSP forum.

That should be an interesting discussion...

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I think we are all a bit nervous and waiting to see what comes next

Sit and wait for now...

Exactly watching the AMA to see id any news comes out but all is just history for now

I think we are all
A bit nervous and waiting
To see what comes next

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I'm surprise to hear that steem has been sold to Justin Sun Tron.

I'm not...

Very good news on valentines day