BuildTeam CEO Update: STEEM/HIVE Services Roadmap
BuildTeam has been committed to serving the Steem community since its inception in July 2017 and we remain at the service of the community no matter which chain they have chosen to call their home.
We are currently faced with a Tale of Two Cities, where a large portion of our userbase has moved on to Hive after the recent Hard Fork and some remain on Steem, while others are involved in both.
This update serves the purpose of letting people know what we have planned in the near future to support our users.
Herein I will list each of our services and our plans for them on both chains.
Dlease.io P2P Digital Asset Leasing
Dlease has become BuildTeam's flagship app, with over 33 Million Steem Power having been leased via our platform since inception.
Our team has been working around the clock to add the Hive chain to the Dlease microservices infrastructure.
If you are currently delegating to ongoing leases on the Dlease platform please do not cancel your delegation on Hive, within a week we will have integrated the Hive chain and you will start receiving your daily payouts in HIVE as well as in STEEM if you have delegations there.
Kindly bear with us while we construct our Hive platform.
Effective immediately, we are transferring all MinnowBooster leases over to Dlease, all MinnowBooster leases ported across will continue their course and your daily payouts will come from the @dlease account going forward. The Escrow will also be moved across from @minnowbooster to @dlease.
For those of you who had MinnowBooster SBD balances, we will arrange to refund those to you in the coming week, all mirrored balances we claimed on Hive will also be sent to you.
The MinnowBooster website is currently not operational while we undergo this maintenance.
We have also decided that we will deprecate MinnowBooster altogether once we have migrated the leases to Dlease. There is no longer demand for bot upvote services and thus we will be retiring the service.
The Minnowbooster.net domain is still ranked 200K plus on Alexa and we will likely just point it to dlease.io.
We have already had many requests for GINAbot to be ported across to Hive. Our priority for the coming week is to add Hive support to Dlease and thereafter we will look into what we can do with GINAbot.
We have been working on GINAbot 2.0 for sometime now without much funding, we will try "hack" the old GINA to work with Hive but ideally we would like to get funding to complete the new GINA which will be based off our microservices infrastructure for easier integration to other Chat apps and even Zapier. She will come with a brand new interface similar to the look of https://beta.steemvoter.com.
Please look out for the GINAbot 2.0 proposal and support it to help us transform GINA into all she can be.
Steemvoter.com and the new https://beta.steemvoter.com will continue to operate on the Steem chain for the time being. While Dlease and GINAbot are our priority, Steemvoter upgrades and porting to Hive will be placed on the backburner unless any capable developer is really passionate about this service and wants to lead the project development and assist us in drafting a proposal for funding.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that TokenBB tokenised forums are no longer economically viable and will be shut down from the 1st of April 2020.
We have not seem much activity even on the more popular forums, the Steem/Hive communities seem to prefer blog format front-ends and therefore we cannot continue to cover the overhead of a service that is barely used.
If anyone would like to see the TokenBB forums project continue and has an funding/monetisation ideas for us, please make contact with me.
Nextcolony Automation Service
This bot service was used by a handful of people and there are not many active subscriptions. We will thus be ending this service to keep our cognitive load low and focussed on our flagship products. This service will also be terminated from the 1st of April 2020.
Similar to TokenBB, the Shop has not had many merchandise sales and its only other purpose was to facilitate premium tier TokenBB forum and Nextcolony bot subscriptions. Since these services will be retired, the shop will also be closed to reduce maintenance overhead.
We at BuildTeam thank our users for their loyal support of our services and rest assured we will do right by you to the best of our ability.
No matter which chain they are on, our community is what makes us great and gives us hope for what the future could bring for us all.
With sincerity and hope,
Ricardo Ferreira (@thecryptodrive)
Hive Consensus Witness
Steem Backup Witness