Busy.org Takes The Steemit User Interface To The Next Level

Busy.org Takes The Steemit User Interface To The Next Level

Busy.org is one of the best ways to post on the STEEM blockchain. The open-source project is an alternative Steemit user interface. Steemit.com is the most well known website or block explorer and is just one way to interact with the STEEM blockchain.  Front-end interfaces allow users to see notifications for mentions, new followers, comments, and upvotes.

Other STEEM block explorers and apps: ESteem.ws (designed for mobile), D.Tube, DSound, Zappl, and DMania.lol

Awesome Features On Busy.org – The Best Steemit User Interface

The STEEM price is featured on the side in a very clean interface. Vote power and upvote worth are also seen on the account homepage. Posting is made easy with their built in editor, wherein you can save multiple draft posts. Users can get a free upvote from the Busy account for using the busy tag.

Busy created its own page to monitor your activity, you can easily filter by criteria that you specify. You can also easily search through your historical activity

Whenever a post is about a specific cryptocurrency, Busy.org will recognize the crypto name of the coin and list the current price to the left of the page.

Busy now has a referral program. You can find your shareable link in the settings on Busy. You can share it to receive a 10% of post rewards for 1 month from the new Steemians who you bring on.

 

 

More About Busy:

At Busy.org, “we believe in wisdom of the crowd, open decision-making, taking a collaborative and transparent approach, that’s why all our work is open source. Everyone is free to contribute, by all appropriate means to accomplish our mission. Not only coders but also designers, writers, translators, testers, marketers, advisors, etc. We’re partnering with @utopian.io to incentivize and reward open source contributions on Busy.org.” (Check on Utopian)

Source: @busy

New STEEM App, DMania To Compete Against 9GAG And Other Meme Sites.

New STEEM App, DMania To Compete Against 9GAG And Other Meme Sites.

DMania is one of the newest apps on the STEEM blockchain. The project aims to build a website to compete against 9GAG and other internet meme sites.

9GAG is popular online platform and social media website for collections of Internet memes. It was launched back in 2008.

As of November 2017 the meme site had over 223 million visitors with the following breakdown: 11.03% from Germany, 5.55% from the United States, 4.40% from France, 4.19% from Brazil and 3.99% from United Kingdom – Wikipedia

There are heated debates on Steemit right now about DMania being a positive or negative for STEEM. Is DMania for plagiarism and stealing others original work or creativity or harmlessly sharing images and data online?

Are jokes worth money? The comedians who make a living making people laugh would say yes.

We Think DMania is a cool and interesting project in the Steemit blockchain ecosystem. We shall see if it gains traction and attracts high volume of website traffic. 9GAG certainly does.

dMania – Create Funny Memes And Earn Steem

Other STEEM Apps Worth Checking Out

D.Tube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.  D.Tube is a great alternative to YouTube for content creators and they get paid in STEEM!

Because of the decentralized nature of IPFS and the STEEM blockchain, D.Tube is not able to censor videos only users censor through the power of upvotes and downvotes.

D.Tube runs without advertising, giving a better user experience. D.Tube also uses IPFS peer-to-peer networks. IPFS is a protocol that enables decentralized file storage.

 

Busy.org is one of the coolest apps for STEEM blockchain. We highly suggest it. The latest release allows for DTube videos to embed in posts on Busy.

Busy.org is an open-source social network and communications platform that includes a variety of rich features and functionalities.

An open platform for an apps ecosystem: Busy’s goal is to build an all-in-one platform and allow many apps and features to flourish on top of the Busy social media platform. We are offering an open-source and secure social network layer to bootstrap any Apps (like Facebook Apps does, or WeChat services), games, community tools, marketplaces for good or services, using Steem.js API, SteemConnect and the Busy.org ‘framework.’

An open-source project and vision, and an alternative interface to Steemit.com: we believe in wisdom of the crowd, open decision-making, taking a collaborative and transparent approach, that’s why all our work is open source. Everyone is free to contribute, by all appropriate means to accomplish our mission. Not only coders but also designers, writers, translators, testers, marketers, advisors, etc. We’re partnering with @utopian.io to incentivize and reward open source contributions on Busy.org. (Check on Utopian)

 

Steepshot is an open source Web app for lifestyle sharing based on Steem blockchain. It’s similar to Instagram, but you post on the STEEM blockchain. Check out their Steemit Page or visit steepshot.io

How To Buy Gift Cards & Visa Cards With STEEM

How To Buy Gift Cards & Visa Cards With STEEM

Steemit is a wonderful website that allows content creators to earn cryptocurrency for their posts. STEEM Cards is now open for business, and you can purchase gift cards and Visa cards with STEEM, or STEEM Backed Dollars! You can also use BTC ETH and LTC.

Some of their gift card options include Amazon.com, iTunes, Best Buy, Steam, Domino’s, ADIDAS, Xbox e gift card, The Home Depot, Dell e gift cards, and much much more!

This is very exciting for the people working very hard on Steemit to produce top quality content. Exchanging crypto for things you need just got way easier thanks to STEEM Cards.

More on Steemit and why you should join if you haven’t :

Steemit.com is the world’s fastest growing decentralized social media platform. Steemit connects to a robust blockchain database called STEEM. This blockchain database distributes rewards in cryptocurrency to the users who bring the best content (blogs, comments, videos etc.) to the Steemit site.

 

Steem.cards uses SteemConnect 2.0

The goal of SteemConnect is to make signing into any application that leverages a Steem Account as easy and intuitive as signing into any ordinary website.” 

“SteemConnect is the ideal solution for making it easy and safe for users to sign in to 3rd party Steem applications and for developers to build and scale these applications. It’s a layer built on top of the Steem blockchain that allows you to connect to authorized apps and transact in a secure and convenient way.”

SteemConnect won’t just be a layer that streamlines the user sign up and sign in processes, it will also enable developers to add Steem features to their existing websites. Using SteemConnect, web developers with no history of blockchain development will be able to conveniently and securely add features like: tipping, voting, and comments.

– @steemitblog

 

Check Out Cryptos Weekly For Market And Industry News In The Blockchain Space.

Check Out Cryptos Weekly For Market And Industry News In The Blockchain Space.

This new crypto show should be on your radar. Cryptos Weekly is a new cryptocurrency and blockchain news show hosted by Andrew Berkowitz. cryptosweekly.co launched earlier this year and is gaining traction on both YouTube and Steemit.

“Filtering through the noise to bring you the most important stories, headlines, and market moves in the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem” – cryptosweekly.co

You can subscribe on YouTube where they release a new video every Friday. (Or on iTunes if you prefer) Cryptos Weekly has their very own ICO Correspondent, Will Lowery, who reviews the upcoming Initial Coin offerings.

Berkowitz is also the founder and host of The Global Startup Movement, a podcast uncovering the stories of entrepreneurs, VC’s, and startup scenes worldwide.

Andrew produces great content and we are super excited for the future of @cryptosweekly!

Cryptos Weekly – Wishknish ICO, Coinbase Commerce, and Ripple in bed with Western Union

Cryptos Weekly – Arsenal endorses ICO, Robinhood Exchange, and Introducing Blockchain Charlie

 

What Others Are Saying About Andrew

“Andrew’s ability to connect with people, cultivate incredible conversation, and always create value, has resulted in the creation of the Global Startup Movement. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work side by side with Andrew.”
-Mike Meyers, CEO & Cofounder of Tradeversity

“Andrew has incredible energy. While most people just talk about their ideas, Andrew puts consistent action behind his and executes. I’m FIRED UP to witness what AB produces throughout his entrepreneurial journey!”
– John Lee Dumas, Founder/Host of EOFire

“Andrew is the definition of a purebred entrepreneur. He’s beyond knowledgeable and consistently produces value. He understands people and most importantly, knows how to build long-lasting relationships with whomever he works.
– Josh Davidson, CEO/Founder Chop Dawg

 

Cryptos Weekly – Launch of Venezuela’s Petro Token, Korea’s Crypto Market, and 22x ICO

New DTube Swag! Available Now!

New DTube Swag! Available Now!

DTube is quickly becoming one of the top STEEM apps and we are super excited. It is already providing tremendous value to the STEEM community.

D.Tube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the STEEM Blockchain and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.

D.Tube is a great alternative to YouTube for content creators and we wanted to add some gear for DTube enthusiasts and supporters.

DTube and Steemit are both decentralized apps on The STEEM blockchain. Dtube is an application fully written in javascript, that runs in the browser, that allows you to upload and watch videos on top of the IPFS Network. The app uses STEEM (which has a3 second block time) as a database and enables monetization directly from both uploads and engagement on the platform.

The Gear:

More On The D.Tube Project

 

Crypto incentive

D.Tube aims to become an alternative to YouTube that allows you to watch or upload videos on IPFS and share or comment about it on the immutable STEEM Blockchain, while earning cryptocurrency doing it.

Resistant to censorship

Because of the decentralized nature of IPFS and the STEEM blockchain, D.Tube is not able to censor videos, nor enforce guidelines. Only the users can censor it, through the power of their upvotes and downvotes.

A fair platform

On DTube, there are no hidden algorithms controlling the visibility or monetization of certain videos over others. All of DTube’s data is public, and can be analyzed by anyone with an internet connection.

Ads free

To deliver the best user experience D.Tube runs without advertising. Users remain free to advertise any product or service they would like, directly inside their own videos, at their own risk of losing their subscribers.

About IPFS:

IPFS is a protocol that enables decentralized file storage. The principle behind it is called Distributed Hash Tables (DHT). The same principle also powers the BitTorrent network. Just like how cryptocurrency uses asymmetrical cryptography, DHT networks will hash contents in order to be able to identify a file. The hash becomes the identifier of a file, and it’s as easy as re-hashing a file and making sure the hashes match to ensure the file that was sent to us is the original.

IPFS is an open-source and actively developed protocol. It has a bright future ahead.

Source: about.d.tube

Need For Speed Blockchain Comparison – How Fast Is Steem?

Need For Speed Blockchain Comparison – How Fast Is Steem?

As demand rises and blockchains grow, they must be able to scale. When doing a blockchain comparison there are several aspects that should be looked at. The speed of blockchain transactions is one of the most important aspects when considering scalability and usability.

The first ever blockchain, Bitcoin is now over 8 years old. It still functions well as a store of value, but the rise of transactional and speculative demand of Bitcoin has severely slowed down the database.

A few weeks ago, community members of Steemit launched a Thunderclap comparing The blockchains STEEM, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Litecoin.

The results are staggering. STEEM transaction speed is lighting fast compared to the other blockchains. The Thunderclap included the following GIF made by Steem user @kyriacos. Check it out:

If you think STEEM if fast, wait till EOS launches in June 2018! Many of the developers that built BitShares and STEEM are now working on EOS. We believe that everything they learned and perfected on the first two iterations will help EOS be the best blockchain yet.

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