Hive is Arriving Shortly! What to Expect When Expecting a Hardfork

in #communityfork7 months ago


Today is the big day: the Hive blockchain will be created at 14:00 UTC!

You can find live countdowns at, Coingecko, and on our announcement post.

What are the most important things to know about Hive's launch?


  • When the hardfork happens, a brand new blockchain will be created. It is very likely that this could be a bit bumpy! It's great when hardforks go perfectly, but not guaranteed. Be patient and aware that there could be some service disruptions for Hive as all of the network participants get up and running.

⚠️ The hardfork to create the Hive blockchain DOES NOT IMPACT STEEM. The Steem blockchain code remains exactly the same, along with all of your Steem funds, and the new Hive blockchain is splitting away. Consensus witnesses who continue running Steem will be responsible for ensuring the Steem blockchain has no issues as some nodes move to a different codebase.

  • and the @hiveblocks twitter account will post status messages if necessary so there is always a place to check for information that is not on the Steem blockchain.
  • There will be a series of in depth posts on this Hive account after launch talking more about how to get involved, and what will need to be addressed immediately this week.
  • There will likely be things on that will need fixing after launch! These are not related to the blockchain code itself and will be addressed as the week goes on. Other interfaces are getting ready to run on Hive as well, so you will have options.
  • Things are going to feel very familiar to what you know on Steem. Most things are the same at launch - where we take Hive after that is up to us.
  • Remember that your witness votes from Steem will carry over to Hive. One of the first things to consider as we launch is to change your witness votes as you see fit on both blockchains. You are part of governance, and if you have been voting strategically as of late, this is an excellent time to start fresh and discover all of the dedicated witnesses in both ecosystems. You will always be able to change your votes for block producers on both chains, independently, after launch.

Thank you for joining the community you love on a new journey.

We're going to have lots to talk about, and a lot of hard work ahead of us, but there's an exciting road forward that will get us closer to being able to build and explore decentralized, together.

See you on the other side! #hivehasarrived


Likewise there will likely be things on that will need to be fixed after launch. (Hint Hint... stay tuned @peakd)

Hey there, this morning out of nowhere @steempeak started asking me to enter a "Peak Lock" combination to post, but I never set one and I don't see how to access that. Any thoughts?

It was real easy to set up peaklock. Go to the wallet choice in your name drop down menu, pick peaklock, add your posting key and you active key if you want, pick a five digit log in number, (I think it has to be numbers but not sure). And then when you log into your account you just put that 5 digit number in. (I found this because I was not smart enough to down load the hive keychain from git-hub and did not want to try the other choices).

Oh sorry I did not read your comment very well, I thought it was a question about the peakd for hive chain, not issuew with steempeak. So since I ahd no issue this morning with steempeak if there was a glitch they seem to have it fixed.

I think it was just things acting screwy when the steemit nodes were not responding and the fork was about to happen :-)

I imagine we will have a few more glitches over the weekend, Just had a few where things seemed to stop for a bit, but such is the life of a fork, sometimes the tines get bent out of shape.

Hmm that's strange. I haven’t faced that on steempeak.

Looking into it and whether it's related to changes by other signing systems... what were you using before? We have been focusing on peakd and aren't presently working on SteemPeak so not sure why there should be any change on ... cc @asgarth

Looking very good. I just have a few problems on wallet:

Claiming rewards gives me and error:

When I power up, hivesigner gets to the approve stage and then errors out.

Otherwise so far really impressed with the easy transition. Fantastic job by all involved.

Why I can't access my wallet please ? I have a Acces Denied

I find a response myself, you can access your wallet with

22 Minutes to Freedom.

Justin caused more good than he ever could have imagined.
I am looking forward to being on a true community blockchain.

When I tried to go to my Wallet - I get the following error

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.


Great job on the migration. I know everything will be worked out in time. Seriously appreciate the effort.

any update to why some of us can't see our wallets?

yes, the same error now, hope this will be ok soon, it is the same for everybody ? does someone can access ?
url :

Woot Woot! will be covering the on-going progress of #hive!

Hive... Go... go... go..... Yes!

Looks like I'm commenting this on the Hive side. We're here! #hiveisalive!

Hive Wallet is giving SSL certificate error, can't power up :(

Looking good so far!