• Crypto Currency,  Steem

    What, no $10 Steem? I Give Up! Or What Not To Do

    A quick glance at the current state of the crypto markets is enough to induce depression. Steem is down to $1.33 and SBD is $1.10. That’s a far cry from Steem’s $7.31 in January and SBD’s incredible pump to $13.81 in December. It reflects badly on the value of all our Steem wallets and has, in my opinion, been a major reason why activity on the blockchain has dropped significantly in recent months, with seemingly fewer posts appearing on my feed. I can understand why some people may have become disillusioned with the platform. Yes, the value of the coins plays a major part, but so does the drama and…

  • Steem

    Writers’ Block Update, Direction and Future

        Gatlinburg If you have been following my feed you will no doubt be aware of my recent trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Although I had a great time sampling Americana, the main purpose was for key personnel to meet @instructor2121 and discuss plans to create a new frontend, to our specifications, with an eventual inclusion of all creatives. Obviously writing is our wheelhouse, so that is our primary focus. This will work hand in hand with our publishing house, through which we will produce books, both physical and digital, to the mass market. Go Big or Go Home These dreams are well within our grasp with the awesome support…

  • Crypto Currency,  Steem,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Diary of a Homicidal Steem Bot

    Once upon a time, July last year to be slightly more precise, Muxxy wanted to get one over on @swelker101 – henceforth referred to as Shane. You see, Shane had created a little Steem bot that would give out little upvotes he referred to as Shane hugs from the @msp-shanehug bot. People would delegate to the bot and its voting power would slowly increase, adding a little happiness to the rewards on Steemians’ posts. Never one to let someone else’s idea go to waste, Muxxy decided to copy improve on the premise and set forth plans to bring Muxxybot into the world. For minutes he tinkered with the same code…

  • Crypto Currency,  Steem,  Travel

    Gatlinburg Bound

    In exactly a week’s time I shall be in Dublin, awaiting my flight to Washington, where I will catch my connecting flight to Knoxville, TN. I am beyond excited. Not only will this be my first time travelling outside Europe, but I will have the distinct pleasure of meeting many members of The Writers’ Block and several other prominent Steemians. This hastily arranged meetup is not purely social: there are the future plans of The Writers’ Block on the agenda with us discussing a presentation from certain devs that will propel our community onto bigger and better things. Thanks to @neoxian, I was able to take out a loan to…

  • Crypto Currency,  Steem

    Witness Team Announcement – NobleWitness Assembles

      Source History At the start of the year, I announced and ran a witness. It went reasonably well with many gracious votes for me. Unfortunately, a few months on I had to retire for two reasons: suddenly 32GB was not a big enough memory capacity, meaning I had to pay to set up and upgrade to a larger server. At the time I didn’t have the funds to accomplish that. My second reason was due to my health: I was going through a bad patch with my MS, and my head just wasn’t in the game. I still strongly believe that a good show of faith in Steem is…