SteemWorld Update ~ Surviving The Bear Market


As I (SteemWorld) cannot survive for much longer with the given STEEM price, I need to take action now. So, I started a steemd instance (with MIRA enabled) on my dedicated machine and will enable my witness in the coming days. I don't want to be an auto-witness out of a pre-packaged box, so I decided to build all things that I need myself.

I know that MIRA might not (yet) be the way to go for a witness, because replay times take a bit over 3 days (in my case), but I want to use it anyway. In any case, I want to use MIRA in the future for the SteemWorld back-end, so I think it's a good idea to work with and experience its behaviour now already. Learning by doing is always the best way for me.

If I should miss blocks or experience any difficulties while running it on that (just slightly busy) machine, I will think about other solutions. Fact is, I cannot afford an additional server, so it has to work.

The good thing is, that I now can receive blocks and other data that I need for the SteemWorld databases directly from localhost and don't need to rely on other nodes anymore. In my tests it worked perfectly (so fast!) so far and I begin to love this thing called 'MIRA' :)

As I saw recently, Steemit has been working on a Rewards API/Plugin for steemd and maybe I can use this in future to improve the loading times for the coming rewards. Being able to see the coming curation rewards with a click in a few seconds? Exciting times ahead!

Maybe I can even build my own plugins for steemd, so that the front-end devs out there don't need to reinvent the wheel again and again... Maybe I can implement my planned SDS (at least partially) directly inside the node, so that we could use a compressed but at the same time fast readable and writable block_log...

I'm broke, but at the same time I am very fascinated about the new possibilities :)

More news to come soon.

Steem On!

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  • @saun

    Gentleman! What do you think about steemit future? I have heard that in 2017 it has touched 0.06$ minimum.

    I think people are serious for steem token but they think like this as a compounding source. Because, when few days back it touched 0.15$. It started moving a new height.

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  • @agrostis

    Thank you for your invaluable work.

    SteemWorld is essential in navigating Steemit - posts, my comments, payouts, etc.

  • @ew-and-patterns

    I have a witness slot reserved for you. Hope you will not lose money on the witness server.

  • @chriddi

    Neben allem Übel (Hey, wir lassen dich bestimmt nicht verhungern!) freue ich mich, deinem Beitrag viel Positives entnehmen zu können! Ist ja wohl klar, dass du bei mir nicht auf Witness-Stimmenfang gehen musst, insofern nur alles Gute für dein Vorhaben! Toi, toi, toi, dass das "MIRA-Dingens" auch außerhalb der Testläufe so perfekt und schnell funktioniert! Liebe Grüße, Chriddi

  • @circa

    I think your work is invaluable. Have you considered applying for a delegation or submitting a SBD distribution proposal?

  • @traciyork

    steemchiller you're awesome.gif

  • @themarkymark

    There are only 50 or so profitable witness lots and most witnesses will end up net negative (without even factoring in labor).

  • @michaeljn

    Thank you for the work you do

  • @fw206

    Du könntest doch das Proposal System nutzen, wie @steampeak. Das ist doch genau gedacht für Entwicklungen, die Steem voranbringen.

  • @xplosive

    "I'm broke, but at the same time I am very fascinated about the new possibilities :)" I don't know what about you guys (the other readers of this blog post), but it is so sad to see one of the best Steem developers "broke". I hope that you (@steemchiller) will not shut down the SteemWorld in the future (as long as the Steem Blockchain is working) because of financial reasons. SteemWorld is one of the best Steem tools in my opinion (after Steemd), and THE best Steem tool by many other people's opinion. It is also so sad and surprising (in a bad way) that you are not getting enough financial support from the Steem community for the SteemWorld. I am a minnow, and I gave a 100% upvote (worth about $0.008 at the time of the upvoting) to this blog post after 4 minutes 57 seconds from posting, and I wrote this comment from SteemPeak, and I set you (@steemchiller) for the beneficiaries (90%). I will keep only 10% from the rewards of this comment, if it will earn anything.

  • @mindtrap

    Hey there @steemchiller. For some reason my vote value displayed is almost halved. Anyone mentioned that yet or is it a bug on my end?

  • @smartsteem

    👍 ~Smartsteem Curation Team

  • @d-zero

    You created one of the most valuable tools for STEEM. Just get the witness running and I'll vote for you. I already have a spot remaining for you. It's not a lot of SP. But with enough people you'd easily come to the top :)

  • @isarmoewe

    Ich drücke dir fest die Daumen, daß das mit dem Witness-Server gutgeht!

  • @steemprojects

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  • @minnowvotes

    You got a 20.57% upvote from @minnowvotes courtesy of @fw206!

  • @blacklux

    Get that witness node up and running. All the fishies will vote for you and luckily will get on the top 20. I hope that helps you with steemworld somehow. It will be a terrible loss if steemworld is gone!

  • @germansailor

    Ich wünsche dir beste Erfolge. Da meine Voting-Power nur noch ein paar Cent beträgt, hab ich dir ein Steem-Monster Vote gesponsert. Meine Zeugen-Stimme ist dir sicher!

  • @mima2606

    Ich hoffe du wirst als witness Geld verdienen. Meine Stimme hast Du sicher! Die Woche über hat Steemchiller viel zu tun gehabt aber es hat auch viele Fragen gegeben die er trotz wenig Zeit beantwortet hat. Das ist unsere Chance diese Kommentare extra zu bewerten wovon es ja sonst nicht so viele gibt. Ganz liebe Grüße Michael

  • @thekitchenfairy

    yeah, Mira took more than 3 days for me as well

    I have a slot for you, for sure :)

  • @roleerob

    Well @steemchiller ...

    "Learning by doing is always the best way for me."

    ... we certainly share this in common. But, it is concerning to read this post, if I were to be honest, as it sounds as though there are several caveats in it which may or may not turn out in your favor.

    Whatever the future may hold, though, in setting up a new Witness server, I know you will be giving it your best effort. I hope you will be seriously considering and successful in leveraging the work and experience base of others, who have gone ahead of you. To maximize your chances ... Setting up a Witness server is one thing - I believe you will (or at least you should ...) generate a lot of support, if you make an announcement.

    Having it prove to be a profitable venture is an entirely different matter. I do not have the experience base of others. But from what I have read through my 1-½ year "journey" in here is that many desire this outcome, but few achieve it.

    Whatever happens, you have my full support!

  • @georgeknowsall

    this post made more $$$ than I made last month, if you are broke you really need to get out of steem and maybe do something else

  • @steemitsupporter

    You got upvoted from @steemitsupporter courtesy of @thecontractor

  • @curatorcat

    I hope it works out for you @steemchiller, as you provide one of the very best things in the entire Steem infrastructure. I know is widely used and appreciated, so it is very sad to see you always being at the edge of broke.

    A suggestion, if I may: with the growth of all the Steem-Engine based tribes, I would suggest you start using tags for more of them, because your service is relevant to ALL and sometimes people can give you a larger vote from a tribe than for Steem proper. For example, my Steem vote is worth $0.005; my CreativeCoin vote is worth about $0.053. It all adds up. You would be one of the rare "exceptions" where I would support "tag farming."

    In any case, you have my small 100% upvote, and good luck and positive vibes!


  • @midlet

    Just make an SPS proposal for whatever you need, it will definitely get funded.

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  • @jacuzzi

    100% upvote on this post for what it's worth to you. I would also support you if when you get your witness server set up and running. is amazing and something I use every few days. Let me know if you do have a Proposal for support. I would vote on that too!

  • @etcmike


    We are all suffering through the STEEM bear market. If the community pulls together we can survive this bear market just as we have done in past bear markets.

    I greatly appreciate the SteemWorld app. I rely on it throughout my day.

    As a small token of my appreciation, I transferred 150 STEEM to you to help with your endeavors.

    Steem on, Mike

  • @ahmadmanga

    Wish you luck. SteemWorld is one of the services I use occasionally and I'll be so sad if it gone.

  • @double-u

    Lieber Chiller,

    sagst du dann bitte in der Kneipe oder bei mir Bescheid, wenn man dich wählen kann?

    Kannst du dich auch selbst wählen? Ich frage, da du bei mir als Proxy eingetragen bist.

    Lieben Gruß, @double-u

  • @kus-knee

    Your site is great and more of us need to support you!

  • @sco

    You have created one of the most valuable tools of our chain, and you will get my vote as a witness even if there'll be missed blocks and technical problems in the beginning.

  • @nigelmarkdias

    I'm broke, but at the same time I am very fascinated about the new possibilities :) @SteemChiller

    Admire your determination to push through. @SteemChiller 25F08233-BCDB-4BAA-9CC0-C5A09463F4A0.gif Looking forward to your witness.

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  • @guruvaj

    When you begin your Witness node, I will vote you. Keep us posted.

  • @tomhall

    Wenn es soweit ist, meinen Vote hast du auf jeden Fall!

  • @soyrosa

    I support you in your journey! You are clearly dedicated to Steem and providing immense value to all our experiences without earning enough for all that you do. I do believe you would also make a huge chance of getting an SPS proposal through which would support your work daily/weekly/monthly. Building up a witness takes time and (more) effort to make it profitable - maybe? But as I said: I'm supporting you anyway, and I believe many will :-) Cheers!

  • @querdenker

    goog luck as witness ...

  • @ewkaw

    Everything was already said by others. Hope Steemworld doesn't disappear one day. You will surely have my witness vote and I will push everyone to do vote as well.

  • @mytechtrail

    I use everyday and will definitely give you one of my witness votes. If everyone who has voted on this post gives you a witness vote, you might have a chance to offset some of your server costs.

    Good luck

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  • @argentsilver

    This is sad and I suppose not completely unexpected. Hang in there, Steemworld has no competition in its field whatsoever, and without Steemworld it would be like steem losing a limb.

  • @djlethalskillz

    Kudos to all do, SteemWorld is an awesome tool that I use daily shame to hear about your financial situation... hope u get some whales love and more support from the community. Thank u to all u do

  • @mysearchisover

    Hopefully your Pal tokens go up in value soon. Maybe you can use them to help pay expenses.

  • @kingscrown

    great service, steemi inc should send you soem cash

  • @newageinv

    You have my vote for witness as soon as you announce its start! I cannot see my journey without your great efforts and development!

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  • @vimukthi

    Finally you are starting a Witness Node. Great to know. My Dolphin vote will be there for you. As @ew-and-patterns suggested SPS won't be a bad idea either. Please give it a try. We need more developers like you. Best of Luck!

  • @silversaver888

    Thanks for all that you do, @steemchiller!

  • @artemislives

    Every confidence you will work through this lull and come out stronger - I use @steemworld everyday and know little of the witness end of things. Gratitude from Thailand - 100% upvote from myself and my tiny weeny trail. You are appreciated.

  • @freewritehouse

    You got my witness vote for sure!!

  • @mariannewest

    Ich hoffe das viele fuer dich waehlen und das du ein bisschen mehr verdienst!! Oder ganz viel mehr, wirklich.

  • @reverendrum

    I recommend this tool to everyone. Thanks again for making this.

  • @sniper555

    Nice Update, thanks

  • @drhoofman

    100% upvote and resteemed! Keep on!

  • @ronel

    This post has been resteemed!

  • @edgarare1

    Hello @steemchiller I read all your publication and it sounds very sad.

    But at the same time it sounds very motivational because you are showing some lightness to yourself.

    Still fighting, everything will be ok, we are a huge community and many people can help to your project.

    I’m still a minnow area and my SP is very low but I can give my 100% upvote..

    So, let’s do it right now..


    Yours, Edgar...!!

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  • @afrog

    Lieber @steemchiller, da Du keinen Kopp mehr für die deutsche Übersetzung hast, habe ich das getan und erlaube mir, es hier als Antwort zu posten. Das mit der Pleite kann ich gut nachvollziehen. Wer voll auf den Steem gesetzt hat, ist schon lange angeschmiert. Ich habe einen Server bei Strato laufen und biete dir an, den zu nutzen. Dann hast du die Server-Kosten vom Hals und die Hände etwas freier für die Nahrunssuche. Denk drüber nach!

    Hier kommt die Übersetzung deines Artikels für die Steemians aus #deutsch, die DeepL noch nicht kennen:


    Da ich (SteemWorld) mit dem bestehenden Preis nicht mehr viel länger überleben kann, muss ich jetzt handeln. Also habe ich eine Steemd-Instanz (mit aktiviertem MIRA) auf meinem dedizierten Rechner gestartet und werde meinen Witness in den nächsten Tagen aktivieren. Ich will kein Autowitness aus einer vorgepackten Box sein, also habe ich mich entschieden, alles selbst zu bauen, was ich brauche.

    Ich weiß, dass MIRA (noch) nicht der richtige Weg für einen Zeugen ist, denn die Wiedergabezeiten dauern etwas mehr als 3 Tage (in meinem Fall), aber ich möchte es trotzdem verwenden. Auf jeden Fall möchte ich MIRA in Zukunft für das SteemWorld Backend nutzen, also halte ich es für eine gute Idee, mit ihm zu arbeiten und sein Verhalten bereits jetzt zu studieren. Lernen durch Tun ist für mich immer der beste Weg.

    Wenn ich Blöcke verpassen sollte oder Schwierigkeiten beim Betrieb auf dieser (nur leicht ausgelasteten) Maschine habe, werde ich über andere Lösungen nachdenken. Tatsache ist, dass ich mir keinen zusätzlichen Server leisten kann, also muss er funktionieren.

    Das Gute daran ist, dass ich jetzt Blöcke und andere Daten, die ich für die SteemWorld-Datenbanken benötige, direkt von localhost empfangen kann und mich nicht mehr auf andere Knoten verlassen muss. In meinen Tests hat es bisher perfekt funktioniert (so schnell!) und ich fange an, dieses Ding namens'MIRA' zu lieben :)

    Wie ich vor kurzem gesehen habe, hat Steemit an einer Rewards API/Plugin für steemd gearbeitet und vielleicht kann ich dies in Zukunft nutzen, um die Ladezeiten für die kommenden Belohnungen zu verbessern. In der Lage sein, die kommenden Kurationsbelohnungen mit einem Klick in wenigen Sekunden zu sehen? Spannende Zeiten liegen vor uns!

    Vielleicht kann ich sogar meine eigenen Plugins für steemd erstellen, so dass die Frontend-Entwickler da draußen das Rad nicht immer wieder neu erfinden müssen...... Vielleicht kann ich mein geplantes SDS (zumindest teilweise) direkt im Knoten implementieren, so dass wir ein komprimiertes, aber gleichzeitig schnell lesbares und beschreibbares block_log verwenden können.....

    Ich bin pleite, aber gleichzeitig bin ich sehr fasziniert von den neuen Möglichkeiten :)

    Weitere Neuigkeiten folgen in Kürze. Steem On!

  • @silvertop

    You will have my vote as well!!!

  • @bit76

    I think you are on the right track and you will succeed, the main thing is to believe and not pay attention to not good luck!

  • @prameshtyagi

    My vote will go to you as witness. Steemworld is great app. I use it all the time.

  • @joelsegovia

    I might no make a great difference but as soon as you get your witness on I will vote for you. Most likely there are hundreds of small fishes that thinks the way I do and you might get a top 50 spot at least. Hopefully some of the big guys could also back you as well and make you comfortable enough and financial sustainability to keep creating amazing tools for our beloved platform.

  • @fionasfavourites

    Thank you for Steemworld and all your hard work @steemchiller. It's much appreciated.

  • @knochenhd

    Klasse Job machst du!!

    Bitte immer weiter machen!!

    Lieben Gruß

  • @shanto24bd

    Please help steemit new member warn no idea

  • @xels

    Mach doch einfach jeden Tag einen Post, ich bin sicher wir voten dich alle 💪

  • @dandays

    Dang man, steemworld is my go-to, for the creator to say the wells about tapped speaks volumes.

    Thanks @steemchiller. You got my vote.

  • @steemsheep

    Upvoted...perhaps you would like to take a look at my channel, I compiled a lot of valuable information there which might help you in various ways. For example, by simply inclining your bed, you can improve your health for free etc..

  • @double-u

    Lieber Chiller,

    noch mal ich ...

    Hast du etwas an den Einstellungen geändert?

    In den Account Operations war es meines Wissens nach bisher so, dass eine geöffnete Zeile sich schloss, wenn man eine andere Zeile angeklickt hat.

    Jetzt bleibt die geöffnete Zeile allerdings auch geöffnet.

    Täusche ich mich, oder war das vorher anders?

    Ich hab' dir wegen eines kurzen Tratsches auch eine E-Mail über den Steemit-Chat geschickt.

    Lieben Gruß, @double-u

  • @pemac

    I really love your ideas, they're great, I will surpport your project in my Own little way, just keep us posted.

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  • @drlobes

    I can help with a dedicated server or more, hit me on discord #6382 if you think I could help. I'm new but I want to get involved.

  • @steemingmark

    Upvoted for you mate steem world is amazing hope you can keep it going!!

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  • @reinaldoverdu

    You are doing a great work, i hope you can continue with it. Just keep the good vibes, stay focused and keep good people around you. You have my support/upvote/resteem. Please keep the faith Pal.

  • @al-aleem

    Wow! Nice one for information, and all you that participate to @xpilar post

  • @improv

    You have my vote as soon as you're ready to receive it!

  • @cmplxty

    I’ve been using your services on Steem world for a while but haven’t checked your account out until recently, sorry about that!

    Loving the work you do to make this environment easier for us all. I’ll try to give you my meager upvote when I can!

  • @wwwiebe

    I only recently really discovered steemworld but have come to love it and look at it probably, at least, every other day. I greatly appreciate you putting it together. Hopefully my smallish vote can help.


  • @karenmckersie

    Love using Steemworld @steemchiller , Best of luck to you moving forward! upped 💯 and resteemed.😎👍

  • @fr3eze

    Sent 5 STEEM for support and I will continue to have the back of this awesome project, keep it afloat!

    Also, I found that I could not use the "Create New Account" faeture from claimed ticket via SteemConnect (" Oops, something went wrong. The signing URL provided is invalid. ") or Keychain (broadcast was made was nothing is created.


    Sorry to hear you are broke. I hope the witness thing works out for you. In the meantime I have upvoted this post using my steem, marlians and palnet accounts. If you use the neoxian and steemleo tags too I can upvote you in those tribes. I have also added you as a 10% beneficiary of my daily freewrite posts. It isn't a lot, but I hope it helps to know that we are supporting you in whatever ways we can.

  • @ausbitbank

    I would echo other peoples thoughts - becoming a witness is not a reliable funding method, and many people going down this path stand to lose money not make it.

    Please consider making an SPS proposal for funding, I would vote it (and lobby for MSP/PAL to do the same) - we can't lose steemworld , most of us use it daily :)

    I cannot support voting for a witness running multiple public services from single producing node. Please, if funding is what you need - use the SPS

  • @hafijur-rahman

    "I'm broke, but at the same time I am very fascinated about the new possibilities :)" I don't know what about you guys (the other readers of this blog post), but it is so sad to see one of the best Steem developers "broke". I hope that you (@steemchiller) will not shut down the SteemWorld in the future (as long as the Steem Blockchain is working) because of financial reasons. SteemWorld is one of the best Steem tools in my opinion (after Steemd), and THE best Steem tool by many other people's opinion.(i liked your pust,,,and i am heppy

  • @pascale

    hmmm newbie here... :P Can you explain what a bear market and a bull market is? I can see the SteemDollar is lower than a little while ago and I can see the value of my account fell 30%... As the others have said, hope you can hold on and weather the storm. :)

  • @hiroyamagishi

    We love supporting people like you

  • @shortsegments

    You are 50% Beneficiary of this post 9ED46AB8-0C0D-473F-B9D0-4095D6A195C7.jpeg

    !glyphy pay + money

  • @renk7997

    Awesome !

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  • @garrettwallace

    I thank you and I see that Steemit has new support protocols even though you was on the Steemit Blockchain seen before hardfork 22 I feel you truly deserve a Steemit Grant you are brilliant and we love your program that's so awesome I said to myself and he do it for free listen this is like a Steemit Blockchain/information center you have our power of the people draw up the support contract and see how the Community feel about it because actions come buy rights and numbers and I can guarantee you are the most used on time stamp up the time why you can't be a Steemit investment to free your mind and develop more great programs like that whale requested giving you props of respect to not look back he not wrong accept it you still got better and you know it I feel that you deserve mainframe support but hell what do I know I type 20 words a minute so development of a program is what I suck at but you great at it thanks I mean no harm

  • @lightcaptured

    Keep up the great work, mate!

  • @tayyab45

    Soo lovely

  • @svemirac

    Hey @steemchiller, can you check :)

  • @thecryptodrive

    Don't worry about what people say, being a witness is a greater calling and an honour to serve the Steem chain and community, it will take a long time to get into the top 50 and even longer to get higher than top 30. I think what people are saying is that don't rely on a witness to pay for your project, the SPS is better for that.

  • @forykw

    Somehow late.. but here you go mate. A bit more of help! 4gsgf11x8d.png

  • @imrankhosa1

    @steemchiller so when are you going to build your own plugins :)

  • @jekhy

    Thanks for the post.

  • @fd907

    We all experience this rough time together as a community. Though it is unfortunate that we have to face this bear market, that doesn't mean its the end-game. With a new resurgence in the global market for cryptos, perhaps we could see Steem hold its own much like in the late 2017/early 2018 bull run. I wish everyone the best though, let's fight together!

  • @themarkymark

    I've been noticing an oddity with SteemWorld.

    When it is left running in a tab (which I do all the time), the curation for the last few days in the top triples. If I hit refresh, it shows normal again.