5 Things I Like About Editing Inside Bitcoin

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Being editor of Inside CFO and concurrently editor of Blockchain Times put me in the right place at the right time. When the daily editor of Inside Bitcoin went on maternity leave, I was a shoe-in for taking her place temporarily as she gave birth, especially since my editor was the former editor of Inside Bitcoin before being promoted.

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So, for the past week, I've been editing four publications--the weekly Blockchain Times and Lending Times, the twice-a-week Inside CFO, and the daily Inside Bitcoin. Below are the top five reasons I really like editing Inside Bitcoin.

  1. I can stay on top of the latest crypto news daily - When I was editing Blockchain Times alone, I could stay on top of the latest crypto news weekly. But editing Inside Bitcoin allows me to stay on top of the latest, and the best, news daily. That's quite refreshing.
  2. It keeps my editorial skills in practice - Rather than editing a news publication once, twice, or three times a week, I get to edit one every day. That keeps my editorial skills front and center and allows me to stay in practice daily.
  3. I get to interview cool people - Tomorrow, I'll be publishing an interview I had with a developer who has a lot of insight into the state of Dapps. Being involved in those kinds of projects is interesting because I like showcasing the talents of smart people.
  4. I can draw upon my knowledge, expertise, and skill in research - Being editor of Blockchain Times affords me plenty of opportunity to research crypto topics so that I can find deep information quickly. Doubling up on related publications means I can perform editorial roles for each more efficiently and professionally. I am a better editor as a result, and the feedback I get from readers is proof.
  5. I love crypto news - I really like what's going on in the world of cryptocurrencies and love to follow, write about it, report on it, and read about it. Editing Inside Bitcoin affords me the opportunity to do all of that.
As editor of Inside Bitcoin, I get to do something I enjoy doing every day. That's not something everyone can say.

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Nice to see you back on Steemit, @blockurator. As usual, some useful insights - both in your posts and your response to the comments:

I'm doing a good job of faking it. :-)

:D

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Thanks. I'm contemplating a full return and may abandon Narrative. I'm just curious enough to see if Tribunal elections next April changes anything. I'm just not certain it will. I am growing disillusioned with their whole set up.

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Hmm...I get you about Narrative. As you know, I've not been there long, and am not that active. However, I did get sucked into some of the conversations in the Community Suport and am not liking some of that I'm reading there. Some of it has echoes of Steemit, other stuff, less so. What is alarming me, is the length of time it seems to be taking to do relatively simple stuff. And keeping promises or honouring commitments. Perhaps because I'm not even an also ran there, it seems a little less harrowing than Steemit. However, I am becoming cautiously optimistic about the post HF22 "New Steem". If the bidbots go, then there will have to be material for the curators to curate. Perhaps a genuine symbiosis will develop.

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Yeah, @quillfire's latest post on that subject gives me encouragement. And getting the Rally Upvote does too. I was actually poised to pull out of PHC because I don't post much here any more. But that may be changing soon.

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Personally, I'd hate to see you leave PHC, but I'd understand why. Perhaps a conversation for another time and space. That said, the other discord communities of which I'm part, I've found difficulty carving a niche - partly because although I may be desk-bound, I have little time for the curation that they demand. PHC's "curation" demands are minimal. And if you explain nicely, it's possible to avoid the boot. And its members rally when the chips are down.

Anyhow, happy Sunday, and I'm glad you got the rally upvote - and that you're going to be around a bit more...

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I'm not leaving PHC yet I actually sent a msg to Jaynie saying I was thinking about it but decided to stick around because of the Rally Upvote.

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@blockurator & @fionasfavourites,

Hi guys.

HF21/22 is an important first step (respecting curation) ... but it is a step contingent upon "enforcement" ... and hence, my proposal for a Jury Adjudication System respecting "Offensive Behaviors" (including retaliatory downvoting).

https://steemit.com/newsteem/@quillfire/hf21-jury-adjudication-system-a-functional-steem-steemit

Pretty soon I'm going to start losing my hair ... just like Block. Why can't people understand that STEEM/Steemit is a "multi-component system" and must be viewed as such in order to make it function properly? It doesn't matter if the air conditioner works if the engine won't start.

Arrgh.

We have, at the moment, a brief reprieve. A number of Orcas and Whales have found religion and are actively downvoting "bidbot and self-upvoting abuse." This has already resulted in a number of Whale Wars. The enforcers will quickly tire, as they always have, and the offending Whales will resume their shenanigans.

For HF21/22 to have any lasting positive effect, it MUST be combined with an enforcement system that is immune to retaliatory downvoting. Absent such coordination, all will be for naught.

Indeed, one could easily argue that HF21/22, absent a pragmatic enforcement mechanism, will actually increase abuse. As you've undoubtedly read, posts under 16 STEEM (I've also read 20) will be less valuable due to the modified curve calculations. So ... why not use bidbots to get you over the magic 16 STEEM threshold? Could the Good Whales realistically enforce against tens of thousands of Minnows employing such a strategy while, at the same time, engaging in Whale Wars to stop abusive self-upvoting? Get real.

The problem, as always, is the Anarchistic ideology that underlies the creation of cryptocurrencies. Name a single law enforcement system in existence that does not combine carrots with sticks ... encourage law-abiding behaviors (Heaven) while punishing those which are law-breaking (Hell).

My neverending frustration with cryptoworld is the Anarchistic fantasy of being able to do away with Laws. I live in the real world with real people. I am highly suspicious of people arrogant or naive enough to believe they can create their own "Truths." The thin veneer of civilization is just that, thin. And, as we've all witnessed, it doesn't take much for some to revert back to their most primal instincts. The Laws of Man are the ONLY things standing between us and the Law of the Jungle.

EOS 1.8 is scheduled to launch on September 23. Presumably, Voice will launch shortly thereafter (I'd be scared to launch both at the same time and presume @dan will be similarly reluctant).

Technically, I still think Steemit possesses the better model. If I understand it correctly, the "value created" by EOS/Voice is bifurcated ... Voice tokens will only be worth the auction price paid by current advertisers. The speculative "capitalization of future income" will reside in EOS.

This is roughly analogous (very roughly) to the difference between a stock (largely speculative value based upon the anticipation of future earnings, including a growth compenent) and a bond (largely a fixed value based upon contractual obligation and a company's observable ability to pay).

STEEM/Steemit combines both these functions into one, meaning that those creating the current value (akin to Voice content creators) also share in the capital gains associated with the anticipation of future growth, a consequence largely the result of their present activities (akin to EOS holders).

But that's in theory.

In reality, the neverending corruption of STEEM/Steemit negates the theoretical advantages it has over competing blockchains. Bifurcation, as with EOS/Voice may be the necessary price to be paid to stop the cheating ... the toxic chemotherapy required to kill the even more toxic cancer.

Ironically, @dan's design of Voice incorporates EVERY ONE of the operational objectives and constraints that my Reform Proposals for STEEM/Steemit articulated a year and a half ago ... albeit by slightly different means.

Just to be pissy, maybe I'll publish a post entitled, "I Told You So ... You MOFO's."

Again ... arrgh."

Quill

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Quill, you should do it! That's a great title of a post.

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Agreed. Look forward to it, @quillfire

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@quillfire - that is why I commented on your HF post. It's always - in your words - about the enforcement. It's the 80:20 principle. The majority tow the line and the minority wield the wracking ball.

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Keeping you on your toes, an interesting topic like bitcoin and crypto, challenging and gaining insight into what is happening, congratulations @blockurator well deserved!

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Thank you so much.

Your work sounds like fun, @blockurator. It’s wonderful to love what you do. 😊

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I absolutely love it. Thank you!

@blockurator,

There he is.

Inside Bitcoin ... I will go check it out. If I find a grammatical mistake, you'll never hear the end of it. :-)

Block, there's a graph I included in this post about bidbot usage post-HF21. It's potentially very consequential. The massive re-direction of SP from bidbots to curation, that's a story.

https://steemit.com/newsteem/@quillfire/hf21-jury-adjudication-system-a-functional-steem-steemit

Quill

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Thanks @quillfire. I'll check it out.

It's always such a plus when we love what we do instead of viewing our work/the things we do, as a 'job.' Yes: 'That's not something everyone can say.'

I can understand how editing Inside CFO will keep you connected to the pulse of the Cryptocurrency world even more so now. It's always personally rewarding when our knowledge and skills are being extended. And heartening to know that your readers are benefiting as well. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Thanks a muffin! I really like these gigs. Inside Bitcoin, more than CFO, keeps in the loop on the crypto news. CFO keeps me up on traditional finance, so I see the bets of both worlds. :-)

I see that no one's asked yet, so I will. Considering how you see so much information on what is happening in the crypto world, what would you say the future holds for steem?

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That's a great question! I have no idea, to be honest. I still see potential, but I'm worried that it hasn't moved upwards at all in months. It's moved down, and seems to keep going down. I hope HF21 turns it around, but I'm not sure if it will. I wish I could give a better answer.

Great to see one of your posts on the rally upvote again and that you're enjoying your editing! It must be great to do what you love doing and getting paid for it. Plus crypto news is pretty exciting as there's always something happening

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That's all true, Nicky. I was totally surprised by the rally upvote. It's cool to see. Thanks!

Damn solid man!

I too have been enjoying following the crypto news and working since I arrived here at building a side business in crypto. My next iteration is a Digital Marketing company I launched with a partner. I am launching a STEEM presence for our business AND going to package in steem accounts for our marketing clients. More details to come but the entrepreneurial enterprise has a PERFECT home on STEEM.

So good to have an authority like you in PHC with us.

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Zeke, the digital marketing enterprise sounds incredible. I have thought about the same for my content marketing biz. I have earned a few Steem dollars writing for clients. I think there is potential there for that service. Good luck!

Howdy sir blockurator! This is really great that you get to do the editing on all these! I have no idea how you do it, I think it's amazing.

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Thank you @janton. I'm having fun.

Wow ! This is sure an interesting job you have here..
AND it allows you to be on top and have first hand news in an area that is still new to so many out there

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I'm loving every minute of it!

That interesting and great at the same time cause you can also blog about it on steemit

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Thanks. I really enjoy doing it. :-)

It's good to know SOMEBODY understands this stuff, because I sure don't. I'm glad you love what you do.

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I'm doing a good job of faking it. :-)

Thanks for reading.

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I'm doing a good job of faking it. :-)

Thanks for reading.

I can definitely see why you're enjoying it, @blockurator! It's awesome when someone can say they enjoy what they do for work. Also...
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Thank you @Traciyork. Your tweet made my day.

What a great gig, @blockurator! Congrats! You deserve it. And I’m sure it will lead to more good things to come. These things tend to take on momentum.

@blockurator - busy, busy, busy man! I'm glad you're loving what you're doing - the best of all worlds.

Congratulations on this achievement my friend!
Great to see someone that loves their work.
Blessings!

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Thanks, my man!

Enjoying what you do daily, will keep you young and happy @blockurator. 👍

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Ha! I'd settle for happy, but I'll take young too. Thanks @wonderwop.

Hmm Do you get insider crypto market prices since you get top of the news? Meeting and knowing cool people in the crypto world should be getting you a lot of tips. The big question is when will it all moon lol.

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I wish!

Actually, all I do is curate and summarize. It's not real reporting, although I did conduct an interview recently and am publishing the second part of it today. Those moments are cool.

When will it go to the moon? Not long after lift off. ;-)

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Yeah! That is good enough for me hahah.

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That's gotta keep you busy! It's great that you can double up on some of the workload (I think the correct term is synergy) and not just perform the same duties at four places. Great!

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Yes, synergy. It does keep me busy, but I also have room for writing other projects. I do like that I can double up my efforts on more than one project. That makes it cool.