t-minus hardfork for steem
it’s all change on the rollercoaster of life tomorrow on the steem blockchain, hardfork number twenty one will be hitting the chain and with it a whole bunch of changes to way the economic system works – in most regards for the blockchain it’s a good thing in terms of the way things have been will change, hopefully this will effect the price and it’s ranking – but on the other end it might have effects on the social component that will be past repair as this hardfork pushes through far reaching economic changes and powers for users to wield to turn this into a bit of a bloodbath battlefield.
regardless, i’ll still be posting everyday, vote or no vote, upvoted or downvoted, heard or not heard, at least i know it’s written away on the blockchain and i can pull it back on my own frontend when i decide to spin that up and build out a witness server ;) – ain’t that cool?
goals from this week – makers into reviewhunt
pretty much my number one focus outside of making additional parts of my courses is to bring as many new up and coming apps to the reviewhunt system, not only for the referral bonus but so we can have a bunch of companies running campaigns and quests for hunters to take part in – i truly believe that tokenized brand advocates and influencer marketing can have a total makeover running into 2020.
bank holidays are dumb (now i’m not full time 9-5)
today is a bank holiday monday, i guess we have a week or so before all the kids are done with the summer holidays and it’s back to school for many, hard to believe that those were six weeks, the weather certainly showed up for it and while it’s a hot day today it’s a little more milder than yesterday, that was a scorcher – few days of rain for the next few days is perfect for me to get back into the swing of things of those early morning starts! :)
dropping under 10k active users
noticed on steemdapps.com this morning that we had dipped under 10k active users today, normally i expect to see that around 10/11k – hardly the millions that steemit or the blockchains says we have, we have a long way to go to onboard a real one million people to the blockchain – does that kinda mean that it failed if they failed to onboard people in the last three years? what makes it so dodgy for people to stay? what happens to retention? a lot of these things are hopefully gonna be ‘calculated’ in this next fork! :)
sia for storage of media, worth a look?
i’ve been noticing lots of little sites popping up, filebase.com
being one of them that offers (cheaper than amazon s3) decentralized cloud storage, they even have s3 endpoints so a lot of code should not be needed to be changed if you are already hosting with s3 – now i don’t know what the reliability or latency is like but i do like the idea of a blockchain working with another another blockchain as a sidechain for cost savings and another layer of immutability, i guess it just depends on how resiliant and reliable the storage is, i’m guessing it’s not amazon levels but the cost savings can’t be denied!