I was reading a post by @initforthemoney where there was a great little exchange about the problem of content discovery with @littlejoeward . The issue is that content is either too random and therefore of reduced interest, or that you receive content that the platform thinks you are interested in and therefore you end up in a closed loop and interesting new content gets shut out. I was inspired to think of a sort of middle ground which may be too complex and unnecessary an algorithm but here it is exactly as it was commented: What about if you could become a part of 'exploration groups' whereby the number of upvotes (as opposed to the weight) by members of that group on certain posts would determine the content of a separate feed (i.e. your exploration feed). Or perhaps it wouldn't even have to be groups, it could be that as well as following an individual, you could also choose to have them as part of your exploration team, so that their upvoting activity would add to the exploration feed. Or something li
Prominent Bitcoin Trader: Price is Heading Towards $100,000 in 2018 ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/c16ws7zrlq.jpg) It is predicted that bitcoin will go 100000$ end of the 2018 . So If you havent invested ,it is time to do investment !!
# Leave your bitshares name for a (potential) PRIZE! Check out price data on some bitshares market trading pairs <hr> <div class="pull-right">https://s1.postimg.org/wp2o6qran/giveaways.png</div> Please vote and leave your bitshares user name for possible giveaway. Check recent prices for steem(it) bitshares UIAs and others for BITSHARES, STEEM, STEEMFACTORY, TASKMANAGER, TRAIL, VIRGROW, VIVACOIN, WANGCHANGE, and ZAPPL bitshares UIAs (User Issued Assets). From now on your may receive an token names `PRIZE` this will be your prize and may be exchanged for whatever asset token you choose. You can find the PRIZE trading pairs in this post along with major trading pairs for some of the bitshares asset tokens that users and traders find of more interest. Such as [PRIZE/VIRGROW](https://bitshares.org/wallet/#/market/PRIZE_VIRGROW?r=virtual-growth) Will continue giving away while providing information and updates while encompassing virtualgrowth ideas with VIRGROW and xVG on/with bitshares and tradeqwik/viva r
https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://i.imgflip.com/1ujy3r.jpg # 🐒 **Friday's Power Downs :** Steem being Powered Down on Friday's only . **Highest Thursday Power Down :** 🐒 🐒 **Lowest Thursday Power Down:** 🐒 DATE|STEEM POWEERED DOWN|DAY OF WEEK -|-|- 1/20/2017|1,157,612|FRI 1/27/2017|1,180,750|FRI 2/03/2017|1,209,881|FRI 2/10/2017|1,189,483|FRI 2/17/2017|1,188,217|FRI 2/24/2017|1,224,268|FRI 3/03/2017|1,227,990|FRI 3/10/2017 🐒 🐒 |1,243,033 🐒 🐒|FRI 🐒 🐒 3/17/2017|293,585|FRI 3/24/2017|349,222|FRI 3/31/2017|336,603|FRI 4/07/2017|293,611|FRI 4/14/2017|278,745|FRI 4/21/2017|264,138|FRI 4/28/2017|230,313|FRI 5/05/2017|367,313|FRI 5/12/2017|402,563|FRI 5/19/2017|398,088|FRI 5/26/2017|367,070|FRI 6/02/2017|372,945|FRI 6/09/2017|301,100|FRI 6/16/2017|256,393|FRI 6/23/2017|150,738|FRI 6/30/2017|148,850|FRI 7/07/2017 🐒|104,647 🐒|FRI 🐒 7/1
IEBC is collecting engineering use cases for blockchain technology. The IEBC concept is centered on a decentralized network of engineers who collaborate to solve difficult problems that are easy to verify and whose solution form the consensus that validates blocks and produces the QUANT token. We are focusing on deeply strategic vectors, extremely scalable applications, multi-tier applicability, and enormous upside potential for society, our planet sustainability, and the advancement of the engineering profession. We are looking for the moon-shots. During the formation of IEBC, we recall so many discussions that we’ve had related to manufacturing, climate change, weakening of professional societies, commoditization of engineering, rising seawater, decaying infrastructure, new infrastructure, disaster resilience, ocean acidification, clean water, energy, agriculture, wealth disparity, etc. These are the use-cases with engineering solutions that we are looking for. Keep in mind that an application for,
![GRCHorizontal_Black_Transparent.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmZU12q2c6z4PAtDVj5xwcFnFJUPPGi4L5NJzEmTULnwsG/GRCHorizontal_Black_Transparent.png) As you have all heard a dozen times by now, we are working on updating the Gridcoin whitepaper. A whitepaper is "a government or other authoritative report giving information or proposals on an issue." With a little more flavor, a whitepaper is the guide behind the decisions made regarding the details of a proposal. The introduction to the [bitcoin whitepaper](https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf), for example, describes the problem and how the proposal about to be described solves that problem. >What is needed is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transact directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party. The rest of the original crypto whitepaper goes on to describe in detail how a blockchain operates. At this point, that's something everyone here already knows -
![Antritco_Brosef.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmXj4M6Cmd4dMeS96SyhL2yeBVr1VZRVLUWuSFW3fZSR1i/Antritco_Brosef.jpg) What is Chuckyfucky you ask? It is a perfectly legitimate question. For the past week I have been quite consumed by this name. This name belongs to a person. Who in their right mind would call their own child Chuckyfucky, right? Thankfully no one would, as far as I am aware. However, the reality is that there is a Steemit user who has recently returned to the platform who goes by the name of @chuckyfucky. He's a very strange but well intentioned chap. A good guy with an open and respectful mind. He's very funny also. He plays soccer, I understand he plays for the Chucky Fuckers, and he likes to compose music. He's Argentinian and speaks fluent English. I can not deny that during this past week I have come to develop quite a 'thing' for @chuckyfucky. He looks a bit crazy too. He's been hanging around the Whaleshares network on the Discord server. Which is another reason why anyone who hasn'
## Yup. Listen to the banker everyone. Listen to the guy that has the biggest reason of them all to hate Bitcoin. When he says Jump, you jump! ![devil-2708544_1280.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYKRArwxJrq8uVvRu3C9mcyDatys43sPZyFUfuoihKhVB/devil-2708544_1280.jpg) Luckily for me, I just left the market with after a cool ride from $1200 to $3950 BTC ETF´s. Wanting to get mo´money into the real thing - Bitcoin, I'm hodling both Bitcoin AND cash at the moment. So thanks Demon. Thanks for scaring off unenlightened kids and noobies, so I can get a cheap price! ## Listen to this idiot; *" Bitcoin is a fraud and will blow. Right now these crypto things.."* (what? Crypto things? You don't have ANY clue do you, Jamie?) *are kind of a novelty.* (Yes, Jamie..Bitcoin is in just another regular ol´9 year old bubble) *"People think they're kind of neat."* (Yes, Jamie. They ARE kind of neat. They solve a big problem for people, and they make YOU obsolete, you fucktard) *"But the bigger they get,
<center>![c4.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmPKKxpDxYn9ChhHuvq1kBgLqEPqSQZJp21715KLg7Sfd3/c4.png)</center> <em>The <a href="https://cryptoconsortium.org/certifications/CBP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certified Bitcoin Professional</a> exam is a test established by the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium (C4 for short) to test basic working knowledge of bitcoin. What is this certification all about? Is it worth attaining? As a freshly Certified Bitcoin Professional myself, I thought I'd share my experiences with you!</em> By <a href="http://cryptohero.info/on-becoming-a-certified-bitcoin-professional/" target="_blank">CryptoHero.info</a>: <a href="https://cryptoconsortium.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">C4 is a Canadian company</a> with some heavy hitters on their Board of Directors, including famed cryptocurrency speaker Andreas Antonopoulos and Ethereum inventor Vitalik Buterin. Currently, the CBP is the only certification offered by C4, but they hope to launch two more in the near future:
Day after day the RAC experiment slowly continues but I must admit it is going in a direction I didn't expect it to go in the direction it is going. The original idea was that under certain defined circumstances it should be possible to predict RAC evolution. If a host is running 24/7 the awarded credit should increase linearly. The reasoning in the BOINC credit system is that equal work should be rewarded equally. When I started the experiment I thought of using the past credit earned to predict the future credit. That could then be used to predict RAC. However... Let's take a look at the current data: <center>![RAC.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYFFRJkgYTna1hJ2tSqVsPz2uVR8N94U5nyxh3pFD4KBw/RAC.png)</center> I'll briefly explain the data shown. The light blue series shows RAC values that were calculated by the project server. There is no history of this data so these are just samples from when I checked the host page. The individual WUs are stored for some time. Based on the credit granted I calculated t
*I've been thinking really hard all week on how to create such a great idea and bring it into reality and I believe I have found a way!* ![think.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYLCaBaBK7pLHxVWp5GTrj569gVgSqTTxiWypvkWms77K/think.png) # Talk My first plan of action is to discuss all of my ideas with as many people as possible. Not only will I be posting updates on my idea for a freeroll poker site for the Steem Community, but I plan on talking to a lot of other people in the space about it as well for a long period of time. # Discussions We will discuss how such a great idea can be accomplished, we will assemble a team of top Discussioners (*I invented this word just now, this is how innovative I am!*) to really dig down into the grit of the problem we're trying to solve. # Podcasts Oh yeah, there will be podcasts! I plan on talking and talking and talking for months and months (*hopefully years!*) about this project I hope to get off of the ground one day in the future. After all that talking we should
Will ICOs ultimately replace IPOs and the stock market as we know it? <a href="https://file.army/i/vAZUaK"><img class="alignnone size-full" src="https://404store.com/2017/09/22/icokey.jpg" alt="" /></a> Absolutely nothing–no amount of regulation, no number of belligerent articles, no plethora of hectoring denunciations by big shots–is going to stop ICOs from completely disrupting the way companies raise funding in the future. The crypto market has been too wonderfully successful without the slightest help from government or the financial establishment. We already know. We’ve seen. The idea is out there. It’s already worked. The deed is done. Source: <a href="https://megalextoria.blogspot.com/2017/09/icos-will-not-be-defeated.html">ICOs Will Not Be Defeated - Foundation for Economic Education</a>
![Major-Japanese-Travel-Agency-Accepts-Bitcoin-and-Offers-Bitcoin-Exclusive-Deals-1068x1068.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmSpyhggntffvdy6hgCpEUEiRLq9p5eyL6f6oszJS72Di4/Major-Japanese-Travel-Agency-Accepts-Bitcoin-and-Offers-Bitcoin-Exclusive-Deals-1068x1068.jpg) One of Japan’s largest travel agencies, H.I.S., will start accepting bitcoin (BTC) payments at some of its stores via Japan’s largest bitcoin exchange, Bitflyer. The company will also offer some bitcoin-exclusive tour packages to commemorate the event.
This week just flew by, but my 14th week here on Steemit was another good one. As I continue to connect and build relations with new and long-time members here on Steemit I am finding my place within the community. So many opportunities to step up and get involved have presented themselves and I am optimistic on where this will all lead me in this new and exciting decentralized world. <center>![RainbowChallengeBoard-Week-14.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYGmXEoiHUoGxK79yARFfrgas5HpUEXh6BJKs3zNLGjEU/RainbowChallengeBoard-Week-14.jpg)</center> <hr> 🏅I'm happy to announce that this week I became a **MODERATOR** on the Whaleshares Discord and will help oversee the various chat channels and assist members when needed. I also created a new channel "beyondbitcoin-updates" to provide updates and announcements for all things related to the BeyondBitcoin Community, including Steemit, Bitshares, Whaleshares, EOSTalk.io topics. We will also post the weekly Bitshares and Whaletank hangout announcements, invites,
![20170916_BTC2.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmfTitCWmuTNfXEHX6P3TJicbtoUEny25Fw4qLMcpo4Vi6/20170916_BTC2.jpg) For the second time, in a matter of weeks, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, has spoken out against cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. In an interview with CNBC-TV18 in New Delhi, India, Dimon said: **"Right now these crypto things are kind of a novelty. People think they’re kind of neat. But the bigger they get, the more governments are going to close them down."**