Hive Today - September 12th, 2020

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Hive Today - September 12th, 2020

This is the second edition of Hive Today, a weekly zine. The goal here is to summarize development updates and news to provide a curated news digest for the Hive community. Hive Today is published every Saturday.

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There were also many great suggestions like giving the rewards to new Hivers and giving them to accounts mentioned in the zine. Using is another interesting option, where 49.5% of the post payout can go to voters in liquid form (Hive & HBD). The remaining 0.5% is taken as a fee. I may experiment with these options on future posts.

I’m doing my best to keep an eye on everything newsworthy and I know I’m still missing things. If there are specific stories or events you would like to see in the next edition please leave a comment.

Let’s get to the good stuff... there's a lot to cover this week!


Hive Chain News

Hard Fork 24, code named Eclipse release date has been set for September 22nd. Detailed testing status is shared on the @blocktrades blog here. In parallel, Hive dApps have been making changes to prepare for the fork. For example, Hive-Engine had brief downtime and now is ready for HF24. This was mentioned in @aggroed’s DSwap update post here.

A new whale has arrived on Hive! @encrypt3dbr0k3r purchased and powered up 1 million Hive (which was reportedly around 0.9% of the available market supply). The new whale intends to use the stake to reward gaming content creators on Hive in addition to voting for witnesses and DAO proposals. They’re also on Twitter (@encrypt3dbr0k3r).


Hive-powered Games

According to @DappRadar, in August, Hive overtook EOS and became the most popular blockchain for gaming. Woot! Most popular means the most daily active gamers. More than EOS, and every other chain that powers games. @DappRadar posted this news on Hive here.

Crypto Brew Master

This week the @CryptoBrewMaster team has add events to the game. The first event is the “Busy Bee” event. The top 25 players who complete the most quests during 1 week’s time will receive some rewards. This was announced on Twitter here. Better get moving, some players already finished hundreds of quests since the start of the event.


This week @elindos, one of the Exode team members, shared a detailed Lore update here.

Rising Star

The Rising Star game has revealed seasonal Halloween-themed cards and a “Halloween Spectacular” mission. Details here.


This week @Splinterlands announced Collection Power Phase 3 Details | PeakD. The game is adding separate ranked leaderboards for each league along with separate prize pools for each league. These changes are estimated to release at the start of the next season, on September 15th.

Splinterlands also announced the first ΛZMΛRÉ Dice airdrop card is the Lensmaster. Dice can be purchased in the game with dark energy crystals (DEC). And purchasers of ΛZMΛRÉ Dice have a chance to receive the airdrop. More purchases, more chances.


Hive-powered dApps and Tribes


This week Dapplr began testing their iOS app on TestFlight. This app is long awaited since the Android app became available weeks ago. This announcement was made on Twitter here


D.Buzz team plans to roll out version 3.0 of their dApp next Tuesday (9/15). This upgrade includes new color modes, Hive keychain support, direct image embeds, and miscellaneous bug fixes. Read more here.


The Ecency team released a new version (3.0.4) of their mobile app this week. This new version includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and HF24 compatibility. Read more here.


The LeoFinance tribe site is undergoing a major facelift. Anyone can try the new design by going to Read more about these changes here.


PeakD released an update to their site which adds multiple features. Now, PeakD will display warnings to users who have account recovery set to the defunct “steem” account. Hive buzz awards can now be viewed on the profile badge page. And 3Speak streams can be embedded in posts. Two additional API nodes were added to PeakD Settings page (YAY Decentralization!!). Read more about these changes here.


The ReggaeJahm tribe site has a new URL! You can view the site at instead of the old This was announced by @reggaejahm here.


Hive Community Contests

Hive Creative Contest

Official winners were announced for the Hive Creative contest run by @zord189. This weekly contest was recently expanded beyond the PowerHouseCreatives community. Now anyone on Hive can enter. For contest details and winners list go here.

JOINHIVE Month - Onboarding Contest

A Hive onboarding contest is running through the month of September. At the end of the month, prizes are awarded to whomever can sign up the most new, active users using their referral link. The JoinHive contest rules are here . This contest is organized by @hivepeople.


Hive Community Events

Two HiveChat events were held this week on Twitter. English-language HiveChat was hosted by @StellaBelle, who gave away a crypto art NFT to @plantstoplanks. HiveChat Latino was hosted by Cervantes (Hive Witness).

Throughout this week @victoriabsb organized educational español sessions for new Hivers. These take place in the PALnet discord server. There are 3 more sessions planned for this series and you can find the schedule here.

The 9th English-language HiveChat is coming up on Tuesday, September 15th at 1200 UTC, and it’s hosted by @hiro-hive . This event is sponsored by HiveTips, and 500 Hive will be given away to HiveChat participants as tips. The weekly Spanish-language HiveChat follows on Thursday, September 17th at 8pm Vzla.


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Great information and so cool to see us overtake EOS for gaming!

It's a shame DappRadar don't look at movements on Hive Engine as the number of players is wrong for a number of games such as Rising Star and this would make us be even farther ahead of EOS!

I'll take the win! How can we correct the data?

They need to check the chain for token movements instead of just liquid HIVE. There is a clunky way to do it from our end but I am not keen on implementing it.

Wow, great informationsource Steve !! Thanks.

Great stuff! Thanks for all the information!

Just a small suggestion...

Rewards for this post will be burned.

This can scare people who don't understand what's going on... Maybe you can put in the post that AUTHOR rewards are burned, as newbie people can think that they will lose curation rewards if they upvote... ;)

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Yes, that's such a good suggestion @Ph1102 cause my understanding of 'burning' rewards is very limited, but I think it means...wasting them, like throwing them in the garbage...Is that right? and if so why? Why would you burn money?

As I understand, burning money is an opposite of printing money... When you print money, you have more of them in the circulation, and the value of it is dropping after every next printing (which is happening at these moments in the world of the USD, EUR and other FIAT currencies)

Burning is the opposite... You burn (delete, throw in the garbage) amount of tokens (money) and lowering the circulation and make the REST of the money more valuable...

Thank you so much for clarifying that for me, I really appreciate it!

So now when I see 'burning' written down, I won't be so worried about it, as in the end it's a good thing. Even though it still sounds really🙃

Yep, exactly this. Burning reduces supply.

Thank you so much! See, I'm in Australia and we have a LOT of bushfires, so burning something is not usually a good thing when it's a snag on the barby (sausage on the or $$$$...😅

And my dad was shocking for burning the snags on the barby. And mum was shocking for burning through the $$$ shopping......🤣

Fixed. Thanks!

Thanks for mentioning Ecency. Kindly join our Discord or Telegram channels to learn more about Ecency, don't miss our amazing updates.
Follow @ecency as well!

Lots of good stuff going on. I think the games have great potential to get more people involved. They can play and then post about it. Keep the news coming.


Thanks Steve, I'm working to make this better every week.

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This is a great zine, so glad I just found it.

Bookmarked to read again later and will now now to watch out for it next time!
Thank you 🙏😊

Thanks for stopping by. See you again next week, I hope. :)

Absolutely. You got me! I'm all yours (Sort of...cause I still my passion projects to complete and get on air!

So we can do a shared custody thing if you want?

I have me in the day and you can have me at night...How's that work for you? 🤣😂😅

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Good Stuff

This is very useful newsletter. Thanks for the effort...

Thanks for the feedback!

Wow that was a lot of great info, thanks a lot for sharing.

Thanks for reading!

Hey, WOW!! Thanks for the shout out and fantastic summary of new about the hive. :D

It is true we rolled out our 3.0 update today on to a public testing server located here :

you can read the release notes here:

I am pumped up to read the news you publish next week. Keep Rocking. :D

Yep! I need to mention in the next edition