The Steem News @ 22 January 2020

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Steemit Inc are seeking views on a 4 week Power Down.

There is also news and updates about Splinterlands, eSteem, Actifit, ClickTrackProfit, advertising and witness nodes.

And there are more additions to the Diary Dates section as well as regular updates on the Steem Foundation and the Steem Proposal System, another Featured Contest and the new Community Watch section...

1. Steemit Inc seek views on 4 week Power Down

Steemit Inc are seeking the views of the community about the proposal put forward by top 20 witness @thecryptodrive to reduce the power down period for Steem Power from the current 13 weeks to 4 weeks...

For anyone wanting their Steem Power rewards instantly as liquid STEEM without waiting for power down they can use @likwid. The fee for the service is currently only 1%...

2. Splinterlands offers more DEC options

Trading of @splinterlands DEC tokens for TRX is now live on the exchange.

Splinterlands has also introduced a facility to purchase Dark Energy Crystals (DEC) with a variety of other cryptocurrencies from within the game website using the service...

Splinterlands co-founder @aggroed has posted a State of the Splinterlands video discussing the latest charts, updates and happenings in the game...

3. eSteem Android v2.2.3 released

A new Android version of the eSteem mobile app has been released. Version 2.2.3 includes a number of changes including a switch to the Hermes JavaScript engine to speed up the app...

4. Actifit adds new Leaderboard Screen & APX Integration

Actifit has introduced a new Leaderboard Screen on

Also @actifit has integrated the APPICS token (APX) into its wallet...

5. ClickTrackProfit relaunches ListNerds

@jongulson and @blainjones of @clicktrackprofit have relaunched their successful viral marketing site...

6. Steemit Inc monthly Advertising Revenue reaches $20K

@jrcornel considers the advertising revenue figures that Steemit Inc MD @elipowell mentioned in this month's Witness Chat...

The full recording of the January Witness Chat hosted by @shadowspub in The Ramble is now available...

7. Steem witness node setup tutorial

@techcoderx has produced a video tutorial on how to set up a Steem consensus witness node...

Steem Proposal System update

The Steem Proposal System (SPS) today has a daily funding budget available of approximately 2339 SBD.

There are now six proposals receiving funding from @yabapmatt (Steem Keychain), @howo (SMT testing), @netuoso (Vessel Desktop Wallet), @thecryptodrive (Power Down reduction), @thecryptodrive again (SBD Potato Top Up) and @anyx (API infrastructure).

These successful proposals are currently receiving a total of 696 SBD per day.

@netuoso has posted a User Guide for the Vessel Steem Desktop Wallet that he is currently receiving SPS funding for...

@howo has submitted another proposal to the SPS for continued funding for his SMT hard fork testing work after the current proposal ends on 24 January...

Steem Foundation update

The Steem Alliance Community Foundation @steemalliance have released the minutes of their last meeting attended by @shadowspub, @phage93,@alexvan, @guiltyparties, @snook and @inthenow...

Their next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 22 January.

Community Watch

You can keep an eye on new Hivemind Communities being launched in the Community Announce Community...

Contest of the Day

What's Your Top 3? Contest

Post about "What's Your Top 3?", vote in the DPoll, join the leagues. SBD to be won. Organised by @nickyhavey...

Dates for your Diary...

Friday 24 January - Steem Workshop, Stuttgart

@detlev is running a workshop about Steem for the Blockchain Institute in Stuttgart. The session will include the live creation of 20 new Steemians...

Friday 24 January - Spotlight on the Artist, MSP Waves

The ever popuar Spotlight on the Artist show hosted by @d-vine and @onemedia is back 6pm UTC on Friday. Guests this week include @nickyhavey talking about his new release 'Travelling Man'...

Wednesday 29 January - Steem Philippines Weekly Meetup

Meetings every Wednesday in Davao City organised by @chrisrice and @steem-ph...

Thursday 30 January - Adelaide Monthly Steem Meetup

Organised by @mattclarke, 6pm local time at The Jade Monkey, Flinders Street, Central Business District, Adelaide.

Saturday 1 February - SPUD#10

The tenth monthly Steem Power Up Day organised by @streetstyle is coming up...

Friday 7 February - Steem Meetup Aachen #8

Organised by @detlev...

Saturday 25 April - SteemCampUK #3

Organised by @shanibeer and @lloyddavis in Leicester...

Tuesday 23 June - Sunday 28 June - The BLOCK Party, USA

The second annual BLOCK Party being organised by @enginewitty, @bluefinstudios and @dreemsteem...

Friday 26 June - Sunday 28 June - JAHMFest2020, Jamaica

Organised by @donald.porter and the @ReggaeSteem team...

KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

Steem price US$ 0.171 22 Jan '20 10.02pm UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #72 22 Jan '20 10.02pm UTC
FCAS Score 730 / B 22 Jan '20 10.02pm UTC
SBD price US$ 0.818 22 Jan '20 10.02pm UTC
No. of Whales 36 21 Jan '20
No. of Orcas 373 21 Jan '20
No. of Dolphins 2205 21 Jan '20
No. of Minnows 9298 21 Jan '20
Alexa rank ( #14,157 22 Jan '20 10.02pm UTC
Unique visitors ( 235,885 / day 22 Jan '20 10.02pm UTC
Page views ( 566,124 / day 22 Jan '20 10.02pm UTC

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Thank you for the double mention no less! I think you may have mistitled the contest bit unless you meant to put "Art Explosion"?

We're hoping and anticipating loads more people to get involved with @yourtop3 in 2020! The main prize pool is given out in SBD and we've given out over $150 in prizes since we started in April 2019 so long may it last!

I'm very much looking forward to being on @spotlight.artist tomorrow as well! Will be gatecrashing their show for the next month or two anyway hahaha!

As for the powerdown time... Leave it at 13 weeks. If people want to speculate then they can do so by not powering up but for those of us wanting to get involved and build communities and reward authors and do other things on the blockchain then we power up. Seems to be a lot of whining from people about wanting it at 4 weeks. And this instant powerdown is ludicrous, you may as well not have SP at all if you do that.

Some are saying they are locked in like prisoners? LOL! Probably the funniest thing I've read today. Didn't realise that choosing to commit to a project by investing steem power was the same as committing a crime that landed you in jail by breaking the law. Only on STEEM 🤣

I think there's bigger things to work on and this is the elephant in the room right now - fun dapps, contests, user friendly sites, games are more important things to work on than changing a time frame for a voluntary action of powering up.

Thanks for spotting the incorrect contest naming - now fixed.

Good luck with the contest, and have fun on Spotlight. Hope to catch it if I get home in time.

Regarding the power down change, I don't think it will make any difference in terms of attractiveness to investors.

There are many more pressing issues to deal with first I think.

Thanks for fixing!

Yes the show is pretty tight for me tonight as well but I should make it back from the office in time for the frolics!

Definitely agree with more pressing matters as well. It's best to just focus on one change at a time and do it well rather than these bolt ons in my opinion.

Let all the options about powerup schemes be presented. Perhaps a tiered structure which has more rewards the longer you lock in but I think usability, interface, games, reasons to attract people in (not just investors) are things that need most attention.

Listening to your new track just now on @msp-waves - spitting tune...

Thanks a lot man! :))))

I am against a quicker power down if it means people do not keep Steem powered up. Some have suggested it could be an option, but you lose a percentage for doing it.

I got the eSteem update on Android, but there is some issue with it that they are aware of. It just does not start up.

There seems to be pros and cons on the 4 week power down, but I am not sure it would make any difference in terms of encouraging more investors in Steem.

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