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Steemit Thread (STEEM) - Free Money for Content Creators
STEEM is the coin that powers Steemit. Steemit is a platform like reddit, but powered by blockchain. You get paid for posting content and being involved in the community.

I truly believe blockchain tech like this will take over in the next 5-10 years. NO ONE LIKES ADS on social media. Blockchain solves this by paying content creators directly.

The coin, STEEM, is #25 on coinmarketcap with a $246,559,384 market cap. Not bad.

Here's the best breakdown of how the currency works:

Quote:The first thing you need to understand is that there are three different kinds of Steemit currency units.

We have Steem, Steem Power, and Steem Dollars.

Confusing right? It was for me. But it will all make sense in a minute.

Steem:

Steem are the units that are bought and sold for actual money on the open markets. You can trade them as you would bitcoins or a company’s stock.

But you don’t want to hold on to these for too long because more Steem Units are created every single day. If you hold onto Steem Units for a long time, they will become diluted and lose value.

Steem Power:

Owning Steem Power Units is essentially like making a long term investment in the currency because you can’t sell Steem Power Units for 2 years. But there are a lot of good reasons to have Steem Power.

By keeping your currency as Steem Power Units, you will be able to make considerably more money in the long run because you essentially have ownership in the network. As the network grows, so will your piece of the pie.

And you’ll be heavily rewarded along the way. The way things are set up now, 90% of the new Steem Currency that is generated every single day is distributed to the people who already hold Steem Power Units in the form of additional Steem Units. (The other 10% goes to content creators and curators).

Half of the pay you receive for your content will be in Steem Power Units.

Also, the more Steem Power Units you have, the more your curation vote will count. You will have more influence on the site and you will also get paid more for upvoting other people’s work. (When you upvote someone’s work, they will get paid more as well.)

Steem Power Units also play one final and very important role. They prevent massive price swings and volatility on the open markets. Because everyone is locked in for 2 years, we can’t all sell our currency all at once if the market starts to dip, which would crash the price were it to happen.

Steem Dollars:

Steem Dollars are the third and final form of the currency and never get diluted or lose their value. They are designed to be a stable currency that you can sell at any time. When you create popular content, 50% of your pay will be in Steem Dollars.

And you’ll be rewarded for holding Steem dollars too. It’s not nearly as much as the rewards for holding Steem Power. But because it still keeps the currency in the network, holding Steem Dollars pays 10% interest.

When you earn Steem Dollars for creating content, you have three choices:

1) You can convert the Steem Dollars to Steem and sell it immediately on the open market for real money, essentially cashing out.

2) You can hold the Steem Dollars, which keeps the money in the network and pays you 10% interest. You can sell them at any time. If you think the value will go up and want to sell at some point in the near future, this is your best option.

3) You can exchange your Steem Dollars for Steem Power. If you want to invest in the future of the currency and reap the biggest rewards, this is the way to do it.

How are the newly created Steem distributed each day?

Every day 90% of the new Steem units are rewarded to the people who hold Steem Power Units.

10% of the new Steem units are paid to content creators, curators, and commenters.

When you create content that actually earns money, 50% is paid to you in Steem Dollar Units that can be exchanged for actual money right away (or converted into Steem Power). The other 50% is paid in Steem Power. The Steem Power Units are locked up for 2 years.

I've just started posting on Steemit and have only made a few cents, but guess what...it took a few seconds. I'm not posting Steemit-exclusive content, I'm just cross-posting content I write on my blogs anyway.

For everyone on wordpress, the plugin WordPress Steem allows you to effortlessly crosspost. When you publish your blog post on WordPress, the plugin gives you the option to post on Steemit, and even change your STEEM cash split. The formatting transfers over almost perfectly, and even images flow effortlessly.

Steemit is working on a YouTube alternative called D-Tube but it's VERY primitive.

I'm excited for the growth of this platform.

There aren't a lot of content creators YET, but this is a good thing in my opinion. You get first mover advantage, and you can pick up STEEM (figuratively and literally) before everyone else does.

"Every saint has a past, every sinner a future."
(This post was last modified: 10-29-2017 03:02 PM by redbeard.)
10-29-2017 02:55 PM
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RE: Steemit Thread (STEEM) - Free Money for Content Creators
Steemit is an interesting project, and like you pointed out it's a different take on monetization. I like that people can pay you with an upvote as opposed to opening their wallet which I think few people will do. Like you said probably not going to make a fortune but if you're already a content creator really nothing to lose by reposting there. I trade the actual coin itself, its traditionally been like clockwork buy it at a buck, sell it at $1.55 and then wait for it to drop back down and do it again. Steem has been down for a while but so has every other altcoin.
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