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chainBB - voting controls update + estimated rewards (for HF19)

With a successful hardfork today and a changes happening to how voting percentages work - I figured it might be wise to take a few hours to adjust the voting controls on chainBB.

As always, the beta is available here:


chainBB - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This post will serve as a living document and be edited in the future to answer common questions that arise surrounding chainBB and it's operation. It will remain a sticky post at the top of the chainBB forum, and you can read it in it's entirety on chainBB:


[PSA] + = downtime

Just providing a heads up with what's going on surrounding these public API servers.

I've been working on the both of these on and off for the last 3 days since they've both encountered issues of falling behind on blocks, forking off, and now while rebuilding hitting "unlinkable block" errors. With HF19 due tomorrow, and myself still needing to upgrade a number of other servers, I'm taking these both offline.


chainBB v0.2 - posting system revamp (with reward beneficiaries!!)

The most common bug reported lately has involved strange error messages and losing posts - which is probably one of the most frustrating situations that a user can encounter. This week my primary focus was on alleviating this issue and at least reducing some of the pain points around this issue, and rebuilding the posting system to support some brand new features (hurray reward beneficiaries!).

Today marks the release of chainBB v0.2, which will be a series of updates focusing on refining the user experience and tidying up the code. Before we dive into that though, for those of you who are new...


steemdb - profiles for apps/platforms

With chainBB being one of my top priorities at the moment, I've been working slowly over the past couple weeks on some statistics to track the performance of all of these new apps/platforms coming out for the Steem blockchain. Today I'm happy enough with how it's turned out, so I've added the apps section to the block explorer I tinker with,

If you haven't been to in a long time... there's a lot that's changed this year. I haven't really written much about it simply because I've been busy actually working on other projects. But this I feel warrants a post since there's so much interest in Steem blockchain powered apps.