Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

#162 Ned Scott: Steem – The Blockchain-Based Social Media Platform

Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

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Few crypto projects have gotten as much attention and caused as much controversy as Steem. The blockchain-based social media platform launched early this year and managed to gain real user traction building up a vibrant community of contributors. The Steem token quickly entered bubble territory reaching a market cap of almost $400m and losing 90% of its value since.

Steem Co-Founder and CEO Ned Scott joined us to discuss the ambition of the project and its short tumultous history. We also discussed some of the accusations against Steem and its unorthodox launch.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • How Steem was launched out of the BitShares community
  • The different components and tokens of the Steem system
  • How Steem rewards content contributors
  • The controversial Steem launch and criticisms of the project
  • Why Steem transitioned from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake
  • The potential disbalance of power due to the Steem distribution
  • How Steem managed to build a vibrant user community

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This episode was hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Sébastien Couture, and is availble on YouTube, SoundCloud, and our website.

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