The Steem / Tron story moved into another day.
The tug of war continued on the witness top 20 battleground.
More positively further dialogue took place with a 3 hour meeting between Roy Liu of Tron and the witnesses.
STOP PRESS - STOP PRESS - STOP PRESS
The recording of the closed meeting arranged in the Town Hall today is now available.
It was attended by Roy Liu from the Tron Foundation, as well as Eli Powell of Steemit Inc.
The meeting was moderated by @starkerz, and attended by a considerable number of witnesses including @ausbitbank, @crimsonclad, @cervantes, @theycallmedan, @fredrikaa, @followbtcnews, @thecryptodrive, @acidyo, @drakos, @someguy123, @themarkymark, @aggroed, @mcfarhat, @lukestokes, @transisto, @birdinc, @jarvie...
More details of the meeting will follow but early in the meeting Roy Liu did state that Tron has no interest in governance of Steem and is willing to figure out a way to gradually withdraw the Tron backed witnesses.
In return Roy stated that there needs to be a way worked out to get the exchanges powered down quickly so they can get out.
Witnesses & Dialogue
The ongoing battle for the top 20 witness slots continued apace today.
With the additional support of the Korean @proxy.token vote the 'old school' witnesses managed to hold on to the top 7 slots, and were later joined at #8, #9 and #10 by @gtg, @themarkymark and @aggroed respectively. @steempress subsequently slipped into the top 20 at #19 with the help of the large vote of @trafalgar.
Justin Sun's Witness Voting Policy
Around noon UTC Justin Sun put out a post on Steem entitled '@Justinsunsteemit witness voting policy'.
In this post he laid out 11 questions to witnesses that might want his support.
The post received a hostile reception, with a large number of downvotes and negative comments.
The content of the post was subsequently deleted but the comments, including the responses from a number of witnesses remain...
A few hours later @brittandjosie resigned as the Community Manager for the Blockbrothers witness...
Town Hall Meeting & Surprise Guests
After some discussion between Roy and a number of the witnesses present it was determined that a private meeting should be arranged as soon as possible to make progress.
That meeting took place at 11pm UTC today.
A recording of that meeting has now been released.
Ned Scott's Discord
While the Town Hall meeting was going Ned Scott, former owner of Steemit Inc, posted that he was hosting a meeting in his Discord server.
The meeting was a one-way meeting with @ned outlining his views of the the current situation as well as answering some questions from the audience chat...
@ura-soul posted a commentary on the meetings and other events of the day...
- @dragosroua - Today's STEEM Updates: TRON's Roy Liu & Steemit's Eli Spoke in Discord. Ned Ran his Own Discord: "No Contract with Community for Steemit Tokens". Recordings In This Post.
News from the Exchanges
Some interesting, and largely positive, developments with the exchanges today.
The Biteeu Exchange announced on Twitter that is now listing STEEM...
Biteeu is based in Estonia, and operates its services in partnership with Bittrex.
This follows an earlier announcement from KuCoin, The People's Exchange, that they plan soon to be listing STEEM...
And more controversially the Poloniex Exchange, that is part owned by Tron and has been involved in the witness voting on Steem, tweeted that it is resuming the listing of STEEM...
It subsequently added...
Customers who previously held STEEM:
If you did not withdraw your STEEM prior to our recent delisting, you will once again see your STEEM balance in your Poloniex account. You’re now able to withdraw and trade your STEEM however you choose
Views from the Witnesses
The witnesses are at the heart of the debate, here are some of their views...
- @roelandp - Witness Update (22.7331) - Pick a great Steem Frontend - Please vote Community Witnesses - SteemWallet Apps back
- @pharesim - Witness Update from @c0ff33a Don't let the Sun go down on you (unless you really want it )
Views from the Community
The community are still expressing their varying views about the current situation...
Coverage in the Crypto Media
These current activities on Steem are attracting considerable attention in the crypto media...
- CoinGeek - Steemit community revolts against Justin Sun
- CryptoPotato - John McAfee on Steem-Tron Controversy: Communities Cannot Be Purchased, Justin Sun Is Collecting Water With A Sieve
KEY DATA [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]
|Steem price||US$ 0.195||05 Mar '20 11.21pm UTC|
|CoinMarketCap Ranking||#79||05 Mar '20 11.21pm UTC|
|FCAS Score||757 / A||05 Mar '20 11.21pm UTC|
|SBD price||US$ 0.825||05 Mar '20 11.21pm UTC|
|No. of Whales||46||04 Mar '20|
|No. of Orcas||369||04 Mar '20|
|No. of Dolphins||2219||04 Mar '20|
|No. of Minnows||9343||04 Mar '20|
|Alexa rank (steemit.com)||#15,724||05 Mar '20 11.17pm UTC|
|Unique visitors (steemit.com)||199,595 / day||05 Mar '20 11.17pm UTC|
|Page views (steemit.com)||459,068 / day||05 Mar '20 11.17pm UTC|
This is #276 (05 Mar '20) of this daily news service.
[ graphics & images by @pennsif ]