Another month begins and that means it is #spud, or Steem Power Up Day. I'm joining in again and will be checking on some related data.
Source - CC
In April 2019, an average of 106,304 STEEM was powered up every day with the average number of accounts powering up each day being 832.
In December 2019, an average of 140,004 STEEM was powered up every day with the average number of accounts powering up each day being 754.
That sounds like a vast improvement, but if we ignore this strange transaction where feedom Vests to the invisible man
Then the average daily power up is 116,074 STEEM for December 2019 - still 10k more than back in April last year.
So I guess what we are looking for today is for a total to better 116k. I will update the post with the final figures tomorrow but so far today we have just over 45850 SP powered up with 275 different accounts getting involved.
The following accounts have all powered up over 250 SP today.
On the above list, there are numerous Steem Fest attendees, accounts that delegate to curation projects, and accounts that I feel are going the right way on Steem.
There has been much talk of a thin middle class over the past year or so, and so it is good to see many of those names listed. If I take a look through accounts closing in on 50,000 SP and those that have passed this number over the past couple of months, I see promise in the future.
gregory-f, eturnerx, holger80, blewitt, goblinknackers, tarazkp, slobberchops, smasssh, flipstar, abigail-dantes, meesterboom, joshman, davedickeyyall, etc, are all over 50k SP, and I see many of the same names when I look at the delegations to curation accounts and various communities.
Personally, I feel this is important for growth. It's all well and good collecting SP to reward yourself and a few dozen friends but without some of this SP going out to the wider community, retention won't get any better. I don't have time to curate the New feed, but there are a number of teams doing this now and so 5/10% of stake delegated out to, or trailing these accounts, seems like a small price (in CR) to pay.
Anyway, today is the day to power up a little STEEM, however you acquired it.
Unique account power-ups: 671
STEEM powered up: 219,755.330