Once you have acquired some Steem, you will probably do like most people on Steemit and power up with Steem power.
Your Steem power is what determines the value of your vote on Steemit. For the first year of Steemit, most people with Steem power used it to vote up content on Steemit.
Once Steem power delegation became available, more Steemit users began to delegate their Steem power to various new Steem platforms and services like voting bots. You can delegate your Steem power and earn a return on your delegation. The return on your investment will vary depending on which project you are delegating to. In essence, you are only loaning your Steem power out for a return, but the Steem is still in your possession.
The delegation button may be found in the Wallet section of your Steem account. Once you delegate Steempower, you will see a record of the amount of the delegation. The amount with the minus sign indicates the delegation amount. One of the best things about delegating power is that you may cancel the delegation at any time. Your Steem power will take 1 week to be released back to your own account. Delegation allows you to engage and support many of the Steem platforms and projects without making a long term commitment. You may also delegate to more than one project at a time.
The returns for delegating can be quite lucrative. Delegation is a great way to grow your Steem power while exploring the many platforms of Steemit.
Deutsche bank and Allianz have partnered with car exchange Auto1 to implement blockchain technology in the auto financing industry. The new company is called Auto1 Fintech. The company will offer financing for car loans as well as insurance products.
The transactions concerning financing will all be recorded using the blockchain. The blockchain technology offers complete transparency for all transactions. Financial transactions using blockchain technology will also enable the car dealers to act more quickly on services like refinancing and loan approvals. Transactions which would normally take a few weeks are an instant process using the new technology.
Blockchain technology has the potential to almost eliminate all back office expenses. The financial industry is just one of many businesses which will benefit from the advancements made possible by blockchain technology. Any business requiring record keeping will be completely transformed by this new technology. Hospitals, where accurate record keeping is imperative, stand to benefit the most.
During the “old Days” of Steemit.com, posting on Steemit was much simpler. We really didn’t have that many options. You wrote a post and shared it in the hopes that someone would vote you up. You voted until your voting power was too low and interacted as much as possible with your fellow Steemit posters. This was barely 2 years ago and we have seen dramatic changes. Obviously the price has increased considerably which makes it more beneficial to post. The use of bots has skyrocketed and the interaction has diminished somewhat.
First of all, so many people are delegating their Steempower to either bots or new Steem projects. We also have a multitude of platforms to post on and enjoy.
A typical day might include posting a video on Dtube, updating your podcast on dsound, and searching for the coolest products on Steemhunt. You may share a meme with your followers on Dmania and livestream a video game on Dlive. You can share a few thoughts on Zappl, add a photo to Steepshot, and write a quick post on Busy. You may need to check out the latest development updates on Utopia as well.
To relax, you might try to win a little Steem by playing the Steem based Super Eight Ball on your Android device and then share the results using your Esteem app.
After you’ve completed all of these activities, you need to share them on your Blog which uses Steempress to automatically post to Steemit from your WordPress blog.
I share this imaginary day to make the point of “Wow, look how much we have grown!” When you take the time to explore all of the new decentralized apps on the Steem blockchain, the sheer number of available activities based on Steem is quite astounding.
I’m certain I have left some new platforms out, so please add them in the comments. In short, in spite of many ups and downs, We have come a long way! This is just the beginning.
Binance will add Fiat to crypto trading pairs
Binance, one of the most popular Cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has plans to enable their customers to buy Cryptocurrency directly with fiat currency. The complicated process of buying cryptocurrency has been an obstacle for many potential investors. Instead of buying a currency like Steem directly, one must purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum first through companies like Coinbase. Once the Bitcoin is purchased, it must then be moved to an exchange to buy Steem or whatever cryptocurrency is desired. Throughout the entire process, the customer is paying fees and experiencing long delays before they can even begin to purchase the coin they are interested in. Recent moves by Binance may change this entire process.
Binance has moved their operations to Malta which is fast becoming one of the most “Crypto friendly” regions in the world. Originally headquartered in Hong Kong, Binance had major concerns over the often unpredictable regulations imposed on Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency markets by China.
Binance is working with local banks in Malta to set up fiat to crypto trading pairs. This action will enable investors to buy cryptocurrency directly with US dollars or Euros without having to go through Bitcoin first. The ability to buy directly with fiat is sure to bring in many investors as the entire process will be so much easier.
This development will be a welcome change to many who have experienced less than stellar treatment from the banking establishment. Early 2018 saw many banks ban credit card purchases of cryptocurrency. Some banks even imposed significant fees for debit card transactions as well. Coinbase also had a problem with merchant services double charging customers for many transactions.
The ability to buy cryptocurrency with fiat dollars and Euros will completely change the landscape of cryptocurrency investing. Get ready, Crypto is going mainstream whether the banks like it or not.