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Steem at 60 Cents

Note: I'm not a financial adviser and I don't hold any certifications saying that I know anything about money. I can tell you what my experiences are and what I'm doing, but in no way should you blindly follow what I say. I've been wrong a lot, and nobody knows ...
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Vimm-It Pays to Have Fun on Steem

Bringing people to Steem, and growing the community, is the best way to grow this platform in the long term. I'm really excited watching all the fine products being developed, from Steem Monsters to Dtube, that are adding value to the Steem blockchain. I've recently been playing with live streaming ...
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SMT: The Right Way to do a Token Distribution

In yesterday's article, I mentioned all the wrong ways to do an SMT distribution. This is focused on the right way to do an SMT token distribution ...
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SMT: The Wrong Way to do a Token Distribution

One of the most hot button topics in cryptocurrencies, especially with the SMT (Steem Media Token) coming soon, is token distribution. How can we help people find out about a particular token? How does one distribute tokens in an equitable manner? In fact, how do we determine what "equitable" even ...
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Streaming on Steem

There are a million ways to make money online right now. Let's talk about what makes blockchain solutions-and streaming on Steem-special ...
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Resource Credits-Scarcity on Steem

Hard Fork 20 has finished and we've got Resource Credits! What are we supposed to do now? The Steemit blog wrote a great post about moving forward as a community and iterating on the best way to allocate Resource Credits. I suggest you head over and read the whole thing, ...
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Blogging for Bitcoin: SteemPress Turns Words into Money

Are you looking for a way to generate more income from your blog? Reach a new audience beyond your current readership? Who isn't? Would you like to integrate a free app into your WordPress blog that allows you to blog for Bitcoin? With SteemPress, you can do exactly that. This ...
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Understanding the Steem Key System

Steem's key system is unique: it gives progressively greater control to users depending on which key they use. It can be difficult and non-intuitive to understand, but each key plays an important role. It may help to substitute the term "password" for "keys". Let's take a look at how this ...
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My Steem Book is Back on Track

As you likely know, I'm long term BULLISH on Steem. I am super excited for HF 20, followed by communities and SMTs, which are going to decentralize account creation even further, and build even more communities on top of the Steem network that will add value and upward pressure on ...
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Ask Steemmaker #3

Last week, I asked you what you wanted to know about Steem. Thank you for all the responses! You can watch Episode 1 and Episode 2 for more questions answered. Before we get to the video, I want to use this opportunity to remind readers that Week 2's question period ...
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5 Proven Steem Hacks to Grow Your Audience

Every Steemian wants to know how to make more money and improve their rewards and followers. While I have used 3, 4 and 5 for a while, tips 1 and 2 alone improved my weekly author rewards from 7 to 35 Steem Power. These Steem hacks are free and easy to do, ...
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Ask Steemmaker #2

Last week, I asked you what you wanted to know about Steem. Thank you for all the responses! You can watch Episode 1 here. Before we get to the video, I want to use this opportunity to open up week 2's question period. Ask your questions in the comments below ...
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Ask Steemmaker #1

Last week, I asked you what you wanted to know about Steem. Thank you for all the responses! First off, let's talk about who won: I decided to use Steem curation for my methodology, and answer the top three responses by upvotes (in Steem, not by count). The result: @ironmanmatt, ...
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Interview with Partiko Developer @crypto.talk

Greetings Steemians! This is the second in my series of interviews with developers using the Steem platform. Read my first interview with @yabapmatt>> I've noticed a few people commenting with a little note saying Posted using Partiko so I decided to take a look at the app and try it ...
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Steem: Think in Decades, Not Years

The other day, I posted a question on r/steemit: where do you see Steem in 6 months? 5 of the 6 top level comments were pessimistic. People complained about bid bots and poor content. And Steemit, of course. Bid bots and poor content are a problem. But if we look ...
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Delegate and Undelegate Steem Power: Step by Step Guide

Many of you have already heard you can delegate and undelegate Steem Power via the Minnowbooster website. However, some of you may not understand how to undelegate Steem Power, which is a problem if you need to undelegate your Steem Power and use it for other purposes. This article will ...
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5 Practical Ways to Describe Steem to Friends

Describing Steem is difficult. While there are a few reasons why, the main one is that it is incredibly different from anything previously created. While one could explain Bitcoin to somebody in 199, and be reasonably successful (Star Wars had a credit system that was presumably outside of Imperial control), ...
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7 Simple Ways to Gain Quality Steem Followers

Let's face it: gaining followers on social media platforms is part of the fun.  Whether you are growing a brand, or keeping it casual, more followers will give you a better Steem experience. Having more followers gives you the opportunity to meet new people and have a greater impact on ...
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7 Steps to Turn Blog Posts into Bitcoin

Bloggers-are you looking to add another source of revenue to your blog? Are you interested in earning some extra income that can give you exposure to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? If the answer to these two questions is "yes", I'd like to show you how you can ...
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SteemPress Turns Your WordPress Posts into Bitcoin

SteemPress Turns Your WordPress Blog into a Cryptocurrency Generator I’m eager to talk to you about how I turned my side hobby in cryptocurrency into a viable side gig using SteemPress, but first, a quick story: A Twitter advertisement for Brandon Gaille’s blog report recently came across my feed, the ...
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The Byteball Airdrop: Another Use Case for Steem

Another week, another opportunity to earn money off of tech entrepreneurs' attempts to gain your attention. Did you get your free Byteball yet as a Steem user? It's been a lot of fun on Steemit this past week, seeing everyone sharing the opportunity to get free cryptocurrency ...
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Generate Passive Income on Steem

This article discusses how to generate passive income on Steem, a service I have used for over 8 months. I'm not a professional investment adviser, so this is not "investment advice". Do your own research before making decisions on whether or not to do this. Buying Steem involves many risks, ...
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Turn Your WordPress Blog Into a Cryptocurrency Machine

There are few times in life when you get the opportunity to get something for free. This is one of those times. Steem is a blockchain that allows instantaneous transfers between users-think Bitcoin, but with Twitter like "@" handles-and also acts as a blogging platform. Yes, I know. You already ...
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Reduce Needless Obstacles and Win at Life

Speedrun (v): To play through a video game as quickly as possible, taking advantage of any shortcuts and manipulating game mechanics in unusual or unexpected ways. Speedrunning is all about utter simplicity and finding ways to hack the game mechanics. By hacking, I don’t mean actually changing the code of ...
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SBD Returning to $1

SBD/Dollar parity Steem Backed Dollars are supposed to be a stable coin, but that hasn't been the case for the past 7 months, when SBDs dramatically rose to $13. There has been no stability in SBDs since, and the price has slowly deflated all this time. My general strategy has ...
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Systems Make Success Easier

I ran across a great post on the FI/RE subreddit the other day, and it made me think about how much Steem allows us to create systems to collect more Steem and slowly build our presence on here. Systems are habits we don't have to practice to attain. That's a ...
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Steem Monsters: Gaming on Steem!

The Steem Monster game is already a success for creators @yabapmatt and @aggroed, with over $40,000 in SBD and Steem raised in the past two weeks to buy cards. There are plenty of great card pack opening videos already shared by fellow Steemians; click the steemmonsters tag below to see ...
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The Bear Case for Bitcoin

The Bear Case for Bitcoin Inspired by a recent conversation, I decided to find yet another way to split up cryptocurrencies into categories: those that represent a “real world” asset and those that are backed but nothing: Electric Fiat Let’s look at electric fiat first: BTC, LTC, XMR, XRP, and ...
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Front Running Curation Bots

The Steem blockchain is something of an experiment involving 50-60 thousand daily users trying to earn Steem. They do this by gaining followers, getting upvotes, and trying to get a sweet viral article that will earn tens, hundreds, or thousands of dollars. All of us who post on Steemit are ...
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Steem: More than a Blog

A Steady Stream of Stupid Questions I like to ask questions about stuff I don't know. A lot of times, that means I ask a question that is pretty stupid. But that's ok...asking stupid questions got me interested in Ethereum and Bitcoin in the first place. It seems like there ...
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Interview with a Witness – yabapmatt

I recently met Matt Rosen (@yabapmatt) online and got a few minutes to pick his brain. Matt is a witness for the Steem blockchain (you can vote for him here) and a prolific developer who has created some great tools for Steemians, including Steem Bot Tracker and the Community Bot ...
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How to NOT PANIC if Steemit.com is Unavailable

Careful readers may notice that I refer to our platform here as the Steem platform, as opposed to Steemit.com. There is a deliberate reason for this, which is the topic of tonight's post. But before we go into the differences, I want to compare and contrast Steem with a dead ...
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Using SteemPress and Earning Even More Money!

Early in 2018, I discovered SteemPress, a WordPress plugin that allows Steemians to publish their articles on a WordPress blog and have it automatically get shared onto the Steem blockchain. This two birds, one stone approach to posting makes it far easier for new Steemians to join us, as they ...
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Influence: The Value Proposition of Steem Power

During the Renaissance period, an incredible amount of beautiful artwork was created by artists who were sponsored by monarchies, aristocrats, and the Catholic Church. Money flowed from patron to artist, and artists created masterpieces that are still appreciated today. These masterpieces often catered to their patron’s taste, as well as ...
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Steem For Beginners

Introduction I've written on the Steem blockchain for over a year, covering a number of topics, including Steem itself. I wanted to put together a resource for Steemians that could run the gamut from "Steem for beginners" all the way to "Expert Steem tips". This is the result of that ...
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My First Steempress Post and New Blog Site!

I got home less than one hour ago, ordered a new website domain, installed cPanel and Wordpress, and then Steempress. In case you haven't heard of it, Steempress is a Wordpress plugin that allows you to cross post an article from your blog onto the steem blockchain, instantaneously. Steemians @howo and @fredrikaa can be ...
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Steemit: Find Your 1000 True Fans Here

Kevin Kelly’s famous article on 1000 true fans is a must read for creative types. When looking to build an audience, we don’t need millions of followers, so much as a core group of fans who enjoy your material so much they’ll buy anything and everything you sell. These fans are ...
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Steemit: The Social Media Co-Op

Explaining Steemit to Friends and FamilyI’ve been trying to explain the value of the steem blockchain a lot lately, and have found that it can be difficult. I figured I’d focus a bit and explain it. Steemit is the first social media network that is owned by its users. Facebook ...
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Earning Passive Income in Cryptocurrency

A basic definition of investment is to set aside money today to earn more money, through either asset appreciation or a stream of income, at a future date. A typical view of this by investors focuses on the former, asset appreciation. "What is the price of bitcoin today?" Many investors ...
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Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use Minnowbooster

I found an excellent feature of steemit last month-steem power delegation markets! These markets allow steemit users to lease steem power from dolphins and whales, which is a very powerful tool when used correctly. How does it work? Let's say you would like to give out some righteously big votes ...
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