RE: Legal Kidnapping: Britney Spears Had To Use Bitcoin
You need to be one of the top 20 witnesses to get paid out newly mined hive or HBD. I can't remember the ratios, but @klye is usually a open book of he isn't busy maybe he can just copy and paste from the witness user manual?
They have thus "Witness in a Box" for new people to testnet the witness nodes and then eventually go live on. You would need a lot of support to be paid out as a witness.