Merry Crypto Christmas & Happy Hive Holidays! Speaking of, before I get down to the Power Up Day fun, be sure to check out the Yuletide awesomeness from @hivebuzz and their Christmas Challenge where you can offer up to ten of your friends a wicked cool Christmas badge (like I did for @streetstyle)! But you have to comment before New Year's Eve so hurry!
Now back to the announcement that in a little less than a week,, the very first Power Up Day for the new year will be here! Since @streetstyle continues to be AFK (away from keyboard), I'm continuing to run this initiative in his absence, as well as sending good thoughts in his direction. Hope to see you back on the blockchain in 2021, Street!
We had some cool things happen over the course of the past eight months, like the merging of #HivePUD with the Spanish #HPUD initiative, as well as some AMAZING new badges for Power Up Day courtesy of the @hivebuzz team, as well as more people contributing prizes to the power up day pool. I know this year will bring even more fun to this initiative, which has been going since May 1st 2019 (with thanks to @jamerussell for his post last month that included a mini PUD timeline, which is where I got that link).
Now, for all the Power Up Day details...
On the first day of the month...
... anyone who is able to, powers up some Hive on the first of the month.
... accounts that are powering down, pause during the 24 hour span of the first of the month.
... anyone who is trading/selling Hive, pause those transactions during the 24 hour span of the first of the month (and possibly even cancel any type of sell order on any exchanges during that time as well).
- Stronger votes on content & witnesses - although you may not see this in the first instance, if you stay for a longer time and keep powering up like I have over the last 2.5 years, then you will notice the accumulative effect
- Earning more curation rewards - kinda goes with point 1 but the way it works is that if you upvote content, you will earn as well (known as curation rewards) so the more Hive Power you have, the more you can potentially earn back
- Earning "interest" by holding Hive Power - maybe you didn't know this but you will also earn HIVE passively at about 3% per year of what you currently have powered up so the more HIVE you have, the more you can earn from just holding!
- Earn by delegating - delegating is effectively "loaning" out your HIVE Power to others and some accounts may offer you a daily payment for doing so. If you have more to delegate, you can earn more by delegating which helps grow your balance even more!
For those who have done Power Up Day in the past, please be aware these requirements changed a bit starting with the September 1st 2020 PUD, so please read carefully:
To be included in the winners list, you must meet all four requirements above. The order of the list (first place, second place, and so on) will be determined by the biggest PERCENTAGE of Hive powered up, not necessarily the most Hive powered up. As @streetstyle always explained it...
If you have 1000 HIVE Power already powered up prior to JANUARY 1, and on JANUARY 1 you complete steps 1-4 with a 100 HIVE Power Up,
another HIVE member has 300 HIVE Powered up prior to JANUARY 1, and on JANUARY 1st Powers Up 60 HIVE Coin, then this 2nd user would be winning with a 20% power up versus the first example with a bigger power up but smaller percentage of only 10% based on their account.
In addition to making your own vote more valuable and adding to your curation rewards (as well as earning interest on your stake), some amazing members of the Hive community are offering prizes that include delegations, Hive giveaways, and other cool stuff listed below.
And once again in @streetstyle's own words...
The prizes are meant to incentivize the smaller members of the HIVE, the young bees looking to turn blogging nectar in honey for the HIVE. By Powering Up Hive coins into Hive Power, members of the HIVE show support for the HIVE BLOCKCHAIN and the HIVE Community while helping to grow their own account as well.
If you'd like to jump in and offer a prize for future #HivePUDs, simply shout out either in the comment section, or on Discord (traciyork#4860) and I'll be sure to update the prize list accordingly!
And no worries if your account is too big/small to qualify for an "official" prize - remember that any time you power up, you "win" a bigger upvote and more power on the blockchain. Can't go wrong with a prize like that! 😍
For now, based on the past few months, I'm leaving all the prizes marked as ✔️ (CONFIRMED) as they seem to be fairly consistenly awarded. If that changes, I'll update the prize to ⛔ (NOT CONFIRMED) until I know for sure. And sponsors, if you'd rather I left your prize marked ⛔ each month until you shout out, please let me know and I'll be happy to change it.
1st Place -
2nd Place -
3rd Place -
4th-20th Place Each -
1st Place - Total 1100 HP Delegated
2nd Place - Total 850 HP Delegated
3rd Place - Total 550 HP Delegated
Check out this post from September by the @hivebuzz team called, Hive Power Up Day - Let's grow together! for details. There's also the Power Up Day Helper Badge, and I've heard a buzz that they have even more fun planned for us in the new year! BEE sure to also give their new proposal a peek and show it some support if you appreciate all they do to bring good cheer to our blockchain community all year long!
Shout out to the (still in Beta) UI from @leofinance, which is what I used for creating this post. While there are still some kinks to be worked out, overall I really enjoy using this interface. Well done, Leo Finance team!
Oh, and be sure to follow @hivebuzz (here and on Twitter) so you don't miss upcoming announcements about some other fun features they're working on for Power Up Day, as well as other awesome initiatives like the Mental Health badge for the Natural Medicine Community and the Papillon Charity badge to support @papilloncharity and @combination's amazing fund raising efforts. And of course, the Christmas badge gift magicalness I mentioned at the top of the post.
Thanks once again to everyone for all you do to make our new blockchain space a home. Special shout out to my numbers guy @abh12345 for always pulling together the data when the time comes - Asher, you're a ROCKSTAR!
And here's to another awesomesauce Hive Power Up Day!
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