Steemit is an evolution in social media the way bitcoin was an evolution in money and banking.
True statement. There’s plenty of land-grab, gold-rush language around Steemit. There’s plenty of low-quality content and engagement inside it. It’s new and these things take time.
The core thesis of transaction-based publishing and identity is worth checking out on its own. And getting creators and curators compensated for their time, effort, and skill is worthwhile. Quality will improve as talent is recognized and rewarded, reputation is built up, and word spreads.
Also, as Jeff Berwick @dollarvigilante notes:
And, you make money just by posting, upvoting or even commenting on articles … It’s the easiest and cheapest way to get into the cryptocurrency game as you can earn Steem which you can keep or convert into bitcoin, ethereum or any other crypto without risking any of your own money.
Source: Steem Hard Forks & Now People Are Making Even More Money On The Blockchain Based Social Network Steemit — Steemit
Gov. Chris Christie went on a diatribe Monday against a new push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey.
“We are in the midst of the public health crisis on opiates,” added Christie, who has been tapped by President Donald Trump to chair a commission to find ways to fight the opioid abuse epidemic in America. “But people are saying pot’s OK. This is nothing more than crazy liberals who want to say everything’s OK.”
A study from 2014 by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found a 25 percent decrease in prescription drug overdoses in states with medical marijuana laws that allow chronic pain patients to participate.
Source: Christie hammers backers of legalizing marijuana in N.J., calls it ‘beyond stupidity’
Canadian marijuana companies have attracted roughly $700 million in financing since investor interest exploded in the fall amid heightened anticipation of a recreational pot market, according to new research by a financial services firm.
Source: Canadian cannabis industry raises $700M in six months, report says | Calgary Herald