We begin 2019 with EOS commanding over 79% of all blockchain activity. No other cryptocurrency is even close. WAX ranks number 2 with over 10% of all activity. Bitshares and Steem rank number 3 and number 4 respectively.
The activity is measured every 7 days and we will update the chart as the information becomes available.
Voyager is a new trading platform for cryptocurrency. The Voyager team is offering $25 in Bitcoin for early signups. You can also earn $25 for referring your friends. Referrals are limited to 100 people. The $25 in Bitcoin shows as pending until the platform launches and you open an account.
Showing the strength of the Steemit community, Steem has placed number one in the Netcoins contest. Congratulations to the Steemit community all of whom contributed by placing daily votes in the contest. The first prize is a listing on Netcoins.
Verge which is also backed by a strong community placed second in the contest.
The added exposure for Steemit and the Steem currency is welcome advertising for the Steemit community. I think Steem will eventually become a household name which can only be good for the price of Steem.
Earning ONO rewards is very easy right now since the new app is doing everything to promote new signups. You can earn 100 ONO just for signing up here ONO Signup Use the invite code JZFRto receive your ONO.
You may receive rewards for registering and for referring new users.
These are screenshots from my new account. As you can see, you receive rewards for sharing content and uploading content.
You also receive ONO for posting and commenting.
I’m sure as the site grows more popular earning ONO may become more difficult so now is a great time to become active on the site. As of now this site is available through a mobile app.
Ono is a decentralized social media network built on the EOS blockchain. You might say that ONO is similar to Steemit in that the site also rewards users for content. ONO has been very popular in China. The social media network has now opened up the USA market, but signup is by invitation only. You can signup for ONO here You will need to enter JZFR when prompted for the invitation code.
ONO is only available in the ONO app. No options for desktop is available at the moment. At the time of this post, you may receive 100 ONO for registering. Of course, no one knows what ONO will be worth in the future, but just like Steemit, being one of the early users may prove to be very profitable.
When you are trying to use some of the many new decentralized apps on the EOS blockchain, the set up may be confusing if you are new to the process. (like I was). I have been beta testing the EOSbet dice game. The game is basically a casino built on the EOS block chain. This is so much fun, but the setup for EOS can be confusing so I am posting a few links and videos that may help you.
For the purposes of simplicity, think of Scatter as the Steemconnect of EOS. The way Steemit users use Steemconnect to log into Steem based dapps, Scatter may be used for EOS dapps.
Once you have added the Scatter extension, you will create a password and copy 12 seedwords in case you ever forget your password.
Now you are going to create your keys. This are automatically generated so hit the copy button and then save these keys, private and public in a safe place.
You are creating an identity linked to these keys which will be linked to your EOS account. (If you do not have an EOS account because your EOS is on Binance do not worry… we have a link for that.)
In order to create your keys and identity within Scatter, watch the video below. This is the video I used when I set mine up.
Now that you have your keys, you need to set up an EOS account with a 12 figure user name. I paid 1 EOS for my setup. They also accept credit cards if you are paying in dollars.
The rewards vary and depend on your Steemit reputation score. Your account must have been created before July 12th to qualify.
Steem reputation above 30: you get a $5 reward
Steem reputation above 40: you get a $10 reward
Steem reputation above 50: you get a $40 reward
Steem reputation above 60: you get a $80 reward
Steem reputation above 70: you get a $160 reward
Download the Byteball wallet that fits your operating system by using my referral link : https://steem-byteball.org/#CWVEXJGWFVMOJFB2ZQSQ2SE4Y3XGYL2D or click here
install the wallet (check the box that says information only relevant to you)
Click the CHAT button
Go to Bot Store
Go to the “Steem Attestation” Button and add bot
You will see a blue icon in the bottom left hand corner. When you click the icon, choose the “insert my address” option. See Photo above Your wallet address will be inserted automatically. Now click the blue icon in the lower right hand corner to send the address.
You will receive a link to Steemconnect where you can safely log into your Steemit account. This will link your Steem account to your wallet. When you choose the public option you can receive currency by using your Steemit name.
You will receive 1/2 of your reward immediately and the other half is held for one year in a smart contract. You should be able to see all of this in your wallet.
Various projects may be found on the site. You have the opportunity to invest in these projects using cryptocurrency. The site accepts several different coins or you may log in using Steemconnect to pay in Steem or Steem Dollars. Steemit has delegated one million Steempower to Fundition so I’m sure we will see many exciting updates in the near future.
Fundition has also mentioned the release of their Smart Token, the Heart Token. I think we will see many great causes on this new platform which we can easily support with Steem. The Steemit community is already doing so much good, but this will just add an organized platform which we can use to change the world for the better.
Steempress is a free WordPress plugin for WordPress bloggers. The Steempress plugin is attracting more users to Steemit because they can now post to both Steemit and their blog in one click.
Installation consists of a simple upload to the admin section of WordPress. Once you have uploaded the plugin, you will need to get your posting key from your permissions in the wallet area. Enter your ID and posting key. Adjust your settings to your desired posting schedule. You can schedule post to Steemit immediately or set a delay to post minutes or even hours after you publish your post on your blog.
WordPress has millions of users who produce content everyday. Now those users can join Steemit and add their content to Steemit as well. Once these bloggers see the benefits of earning Steem, I think they will be hooked.
One of the greatest challenges of maintaining a blog is the constant battle for traffic. Of course, not just any traffic will do, we all want targeted traffic. We also need a way to monetize our content. We have all seen numerous examples of monetization such as affiliate offers and even Google Adsense. As internet users become more savvy, earning income using these methods has become more difficult.
For one thing, programs like Google adsense have placed so many restrictions on website owners that you may feel like you are working for Google instead of running your own site. If your site happens to relate to cryptocurrency, the limitations are even more severe.
The new WordPress plugin, Steempress may be the answer to many of these problems. The plugin is free and easy to use and solves the following problems.
1. Steempress automatically links your blog to Steemit so you will have built in traffic from the Steemit platform.
2. By sharing your content on Steemit, you may earn from both other Steemit users and your content is also eligible for a vote for Steempress. This plugin is actually supporting your writing by upvoting the content of many of the Steempress plugin bloggers.
3. Perhaps the most important reason to use Steempress is the fact that both you and your content are not limited. You can write about cryptocurrency without the fear of Google closing your account. I think this freedom is what makes Steempress and Steemit so special. You are free to express yourself without limitations and Steempress is supporting your blog while you do so.
If you are grateful for this opportunity like I am, make sure you leave a review for the plugin on WordPress. These reviews are great exposure for both Steempress and Steemit. Afterall, Steempress is supporting us, so let’s take a moment and support them.