The Steem News @ 20 August 2019

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Thank you for all your support on the comeback edition of Steem News yesterday.

The big news today is Steemit winning the Best Social Media award at the Noonies.

Also Steemit Inc's new PR efforts are beginning to pay off.

There is also news from Sonic Groove Live, SteemFest, PhotoStreem and SteemPower Investments, as well as a new London Steem Meetup planned for next Thursday.

1. STEEMIT wins NOONIES Best Social Media Award

Steemit has won 'Social Network of the Year' in the recent Noonies Awards run by Hacker Noon...

@klye, @tarazkp and @therealwolf question why the vote was marked by Hacker Noon as "compromised with vate voting". @kyle has contacted Hacker Noon and is awaiting a response...

2. Steem attracts good media coverage

A press release from Steemit Inc has gathered a significant amount of favourable media coverage about the forthcoming Hardfork 21 and particularly about the new Steem Proposal System or DAO. For example...

@daan and @jrcornel have posted about the recent coverage...

3. Steemit Inc now posting on Medium

Steemit Inc have now started posting on

Medium is a blogging platform that has been growing rapidly in popularity. It now ranks at #119 on Alexa.

In the inaugural post Steemit Inc's Head of Communications Andrew Levine @andrarchy explains why Steemit and Medium are 'kindred spirits' rather than competitors...

4. New live music contest for Steem - Sonic Groove Live

Following the apparent shutdown of @luzcypher's long running Open Mic music contest, a new contest has been launched - Sonic Groove Live.

The weekly live music contest is open to all music genres and is overseen by long time supporters of the Steem music scene - @isaria, @krystle, @joseacabrerav, @pechichemena, @zipporah and @swelker101.

Witness @ausbitbank is donating 100 STEEM per week to the prize pool...

5. HF21 effects start now

Posts made from today onwards will reach payout after Hardfork 21 comes into effect on 27 August.

The post rewards will therefore be subject to the changes of the hardfork including moving to the 50/50 author/creator split....

6. London Steem Meetup - Thursday 29 August

@redrica has set up another of the regular London Steem Meetups next Thursday.

The event takes place at Mercato Metropolitan, Elephant & Castle SE1 from 4pm onwards.

Regular attendees at the London meetups include @adetorrent, @colossus39, @dougalporteous, @ezzy, @immarojas, @nanzo-scoop, @rea, @rod.crisafulli, @steevc, @susanlo, @teodora, @toolanm and @ultravioletmag - as well as @redrica herself.

7. @blocktrades votes available to help fund SteemFest trips

If you are planning on going to SteemFest 4 in Bangkok post before 31 August about why you want to go and you can get upvotes from @blocktrades to help fund the trip...

8. More Steem-Engine Token analysis

@deathcross has produced another of his reports on Steem-Engine Tokens, now including Token Price History...

9. New Photography Tribe - PhotoStreem

A new tribe has been set up via Steem-Engine with the goal...

to use our tokens to empower the photography communities on Steemit and create a place for all photography related posts and topics on the Steem Blockchain.

The PhotoStreem tribe has been set up by @swedishdragon and @news-today...

10. SteemPower Investments makes 1000 STEEM

SteemPower Investments @spinvest have announced that they have made over 1000 STEEM in less than 7 weeks...

Steem powered investments @spinvest has been set up to offer an investment fund based on funding from STEEM POWER. Investments are funded through extracting value out of STEEM POWER and taking advantage of STEEM's high inflation rate.

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

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

Steem price US$ 0.172 21 Aug '19 2.36am UTC
SBD price US$ 0.831 21 Aug '19 2.36am UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #80 (n/c) 21 Aug '19 2.36am UTC
FCAS Score 816 (-2) / A / #17 21 Aug '19 2.36am UTC
No. of Whales 36 (n/c ) 19 Aug '19
No. of Orcas 333 (n/c ) 19 Aug '19
No. of Dolphins 2087 (-5) 19 Aug '19
No. of Minnows 9337 (+13) 19 Aug '19
Alexa rank ( #5,597 (-30) 21 Aug '19 2.36am UTC
Unique visitors ( 240,934 / day 21 Aug '19 2.36am 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 #155 (20 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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Excellent to see Steem News back!

I hope people find it useful and want to support it.

Nice to see steem news back, are you back in the game now?!

Resistance is futile. There is only Steem. 😊

Despite the irony in the anology sometimes I'd rather we were Borg rather than species 8472 - unfortunately I think we come across as more like the later - fluid but also largely unkown, opaque, unpredictable, and occassionally vicious!

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Ah, haven't watched any S.Trek for a while. Might need a bit of binge watching tonight to catch up with sp 8472.

They're two of the best shows!

Also the latest Startreck Discovery on Netflix is not only the best yet, it's some of the best TV I've ever seen - great stuff!

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The Walter Cronkite of STEEM is back! Outstanding. I doubt that anyone could hold a candle to the work you have done as there is only one @pennsif.


Thank you @sgt-dan. I'm looking forward to compiling the news as Steem gathers pace over the coming month.

And keep an eye out - there might be more announcements soon...

Sweet! Awesome to see the return of Steem News. The noonies award seems a bit crooked, not sure why they would throw a contest and then put out an asterisk next to the winner. If their contest has voting flaws, it should be on them to sort that out.

Excited to see how HF21 plays out and see the rippling effects of Steemit finally getting their marketing act together. The last couple months have been feeling like the beginning of a new era for Steem :)

Yes the Noonies was a bit weird.

The next few weeks will be interesting with the new HF. Hopefully it will amplify the buzz.

Looks like things are on the up and up. I am really looking forward to the rest of this year and beyond.

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It is going to be a big few months ahead for Steem.

Wow! 240K unique visitors a day?! I did not expect this number to be so high.

A big chunk via Google I suspect.

Thanks for mentioning Photostreem.
You got out follow.