I'm excited for the next few months too, especially with communities coming out. One other factor to attribute the downward trend for STEEM price this year is that there lacks demand for STEEM.
I believe utility value helps maintain token value and gains made, even through bear markets. (the losses won't be as bad)...Thinking along these lines, I was inspired to start working on Native Ads, which is an upgrade I am proposing for communities (links below), which I believe will add utility value to STEEM/SMTs.
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