ANNOUNCEMENT POST - Hive Power Up Day, August 1st 2020

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Hard to believe it's already been an month since my last #HivePUD announcement post - time flies when 2020 is being so awful to everyone you're having fun, eh? 😂

In a little less than a week, the next Hive Power Up Day arrives on August 1st 2020! Since @streetstyle is still AFK (away from keyboard), I'm continuing to run his initiative in his absence, as well as sending good thoughts in his direction and hoping we hear from him soon that all is well.

What is HivePUD?

Hive Power Up Day has been taking place on the first day of every month since it's inception on that other blockchain over a year ago. There's a great old post from @sndbox that explains all the reasons you personally benefit from powering up. For the community as a whole, it's a great way to show support for our blockchain home by staking (aka powering up) Hive and adding to its value. And as @streetstyle has always said...

On the first day of the month...

• ...we ask that everyone who can do so, power up any amount of HIVE they are holding on the first of the month.

• ... we ask accounts that are currently powering down to please pause the powerdown during the hours of the first of the month.

• ... we ask that those who are trading and/or selling Hive, not to do so during the hours of the first of the month (and if possible, cancel any type of sell order on any exchanges for the same hours).

Rules to Win Prizes for HIVEPUD

Again, in @streetstyle's words (with my changes edited in)

MUST have a reputation score BELOW 70.00 ( so 69.99 is good & Can participate.) AND more than 100 HIVE POWER (prior to HivePUD) BUT LESS than 8000 HIVE Power.

MUST have a reputation score of 39 & ABOVE (so rank of 38.99 will Not Win)

MUST Power Up HIVE COIN on AUGUST 1st, 2020

MUST make a post about your POWER UP on AUGUST 1st with the tag HivePUD . It can be as simple as "I powered up X amount of HIVE COIN" to a simple picture/screenshot of your Power Up and posted to your HIVE blog, or it could be a super long dissertation on HIVE Power. IMPORTANT:use HivePUD hash tag so that I can be sure to see them.

The winners MUST meet all 4 requirements , and it will be based on the Biggest HIVE Power Up PERCENTAGE, not the biggest Power Up. This means that it will be based on the ratio between your current amount of HIVE Power and the amount you power up on August 1st.

For Example:

If you have 1000 HIVE Power already powered up prior to AUGUST 1, and on AUGUST 1 you complete steps 1-5 with a 100 HIVE Power Up,


another HIVE member has 300 HIVE Powered up prior to AUGUST 1, and on AUGUST 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). I've also upped my prize game for this initiative - in addition to my longstanding 10 Hive giveaway, I've also offered a handful of delegation prizes (along with @nathanmars) for those who qualified through the brand-new-this-month Five for #HivePUD initiative, which runs from the 5th to the 25th of the month. However, since we have a total of five prizes, and only four entries from two people (@fionasfavourites with one post and two tweets; @jeanlucsr with one tweet) in July, I'm going to do something a bit creative with the prize awards (which I'll announce in the official winners post), and I'll work on getting the word out more effectively for August.

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 just 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! 😍

Prize list

I know everyone confirmed for last month, and many said to just go ahead and assume that these prizes are confirmed again, but lots of things can change in a few weeks time. So I'm going to mark them again as ⛔ (NOT CONFIRMED) for now, and will update it to ✔️ (CONFIRMED) once I know for sure.

1st Place -

500 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @giftgiver / @rishi556
500 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n
500 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 Weeks - Sponsor @davedickeyyall
5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️


2nd Place -

250 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 Weeks - Sponsor = @bethvalverde
100 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @hextech
100 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n
5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️


3rd Place -

50 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n
5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️


4th-16th Place Each -

25 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n


4th-20th Place Each -

5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels - Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️



1400 HIVE Power Delegation (amount & how it's split TBD after winner's list is announced) for 3 weeks - Sponsor @edicted



  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • Winner of @traciyork's prize will receive 100 HIVE POWER 3 WEEK DELEGATION by @jeanlucsr ✔️
  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE POWER (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @livinguktaiwan ✔️
  • Winner of @livinguktaiwan's prize will receive 100 HIVE POWER 3 WEEK DELEGATION by @jeanlucsr ✔️



  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify will be entered into a giveaway of 500 HIVE POWER 3 WEEK DELEGATION (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @sn0n
  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify will be entered into a giveaway of 50 HIVE (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @sn0n
  • 2 redfish participants who meet at least the two basic requirements laid out in this post will receive a 50 HIVE POWER 3 WEEK DELEGATION - Sponsored by @fionasfavourites ✔️
  • 1,000 total HIVE Power Delegations (amount & how it's split TBD) for a period of 30 days - Sponsored by @sgt-dan ✔️
  • 8th place on the power up list will win 1 HIVE Basic Income unit/levels Gift - Sponsored by @cmplxty ✔️


Shout out to the Hispanic #HPUD Initiative!

Last month I discovered that the amazing @victoriabsb started a #HPUD initiative for the #HiveVenezuela community (and I believe a few other country specific ones have popped up as well). It was such a success that not only is she doing it again for August, she's expanded it to the Hispanic community at large!

Here's her announcement post with all the information on how to participate -

🌟 Initiative: HIVE Power Up Day #HPUD Hispanics August 1st! 😎 💪 🌟 || Announcement [ENG/ESP]


Timeline Reminder

  • Power up Hive on August 1st, 2020
  • Post about your powerup on August 1st, 2020
  • Unofficial winners list will be posted August 2nd or 3rd (allowing time to correct for errors/omissions)
  • Official winners list will be posted on August 5th, after which sponsors will disperse prizes


That's it for now!

Thanks to everyone for all you do to make our new blockchain space a home! Special shout out to @abh12345 for graciously agreeing to help me again by pulling together the data when the time comes - Asher, you're a ROCKSTAR! And here's to another awesomesauce Hive Power Up Day - I think we're doing @streetstyle proud!

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Simply Power Up Day (SPUD)

Due to the downvoting by a certain individual of those that have Hive Basic Income (HBI/SBI), I will no longer be providing that for prizes. My reasoning is to protect those powering up from receiving downvotes and not my fear of the individual making those arbitrary and hateful downvotes.

I still will be co-sponsoring this contest. Instead of HBI, I will be providing a 1,000 total of Hive Power (HP) Delegation for a period of 30 days to be distributed as @traciyork and her fellow Contest Administrators deem appropriate.

I want to thank @streetstyle for putting this initiative together; @livinguktaiwan, @giftgiver,@rishi556, @sn0n, @davedickeyyall, @bethvalverde, @hextech, and @improv for co-sponsoring the rewards for this contest; @abh12345 for ensuring that the data is correct and collated; and most especially @traciyork and @brittandjosie for acting as the current administrators!

So everybody, let's get our SPUD (Simply Power Up Day) on!

That makes perfect sense, @sgt-dan and thank you for continuing to sponsor in such an awesome way! I've updated the prize list, and I'll come up with a way to split it at some point between now and the first, so I can announce it in the "Welcome to Hive Power Up Day" post. Much appreciated, kind sir!

Thank you @sgt-dan I appreciate it. The rally will still participate of course

That’s some shit, who’s down voting them? You don’t have to tag them but I remember some asshole whale didn’t like that people were getting help via the basic income ability.

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We always try our best @traciyork 🙂👍 nice gif!
cheers, liz

I 'd say you are very successful in that, Liz/ @hivebuzz! And thank you! 😊

omg 13000 comments.

Yeah, I can be a bit chatty at times, @hivepeople... 😂

Keeping up the good work of involving Hivers to use 1st day of the month, hope I am able to connect... (Just a little problem with getting up and running with new ISP.)

@tipu curate

Ugh, Joan - as I said on Twitter, I'm sending lots of good ISP vibes your way and hoping you get the bandwidth limitation sorted out. And thanks so much for the TipU curation!

!tip hive

🎁 Hi @joanstewart! You have received 0.1 HIVE tip from @traciyork!

Sending tips with @tipU - how to guide.

Looking forward to it :)

Thanks Nathan - me too! 😊

Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 16 of my contest just can now check the winners of the previous week!

Yay!!! Hopefully this time we can achieve even better numbers!

You had a great showing last month for such an impromptu thing, @victoriabsb! I have no doubt this month will be bigger and better! 😊

Tis the time if the month again!! Let's PUD everyone !!!!

Yes it is, @livinguktaiwan! And I'll notice I already gave your sponsored prize a ✔️... I figured it was a pretty safe bet... 🤣

Great, Traci. Looking forward to this. And I am totally ok with no prizes for the five for know me and competing...🤣

LOL, Fiona! And you'll notice I said I was going to be creative, so you'll have to also be totally fine with winning something regardless. 😂 😊

Oh dear! I suppose so...😩🤣😻🙏

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Already converting my HBD to Hive in preparation for the HPUD festival 🤣

YAY! That's awesome, @joetunex - see you on the first! 😊


WELCOME HIVEPUD :) and yes hoping good for @streetstyle.
However my Reputation is now 70 :D but I will definitely participate and power-up my account on 1st of AUGUST (following @brittandjosie) :)
Thanks @traciyork, @brittandjosie and all the SPONSORS :D

That's awesome, @shrazi!

And thanks in return for planning to still participate - everyone's effort is much appreciated! 😊

LOL these damn power up days seem to be coming faster and faster I can hardly keep up

awesome, i have re-blogged this post!

Thank you so much, @hivepeople!

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Confirmed! Consider me always confirmed for every month from now until forever

Awesomeness, @improv - thanks! I'll make a note of that, and I appreciate your support!

Here we go again 🤩

Yeppers! 🎉

@traciyork I only have 18 hive, may I participate ?

Most definitely, @isabelpena! Everyone can participate, and power up as much, or as little, as they like. And because you have between 100 and 8000 powered up Hive, and your reputation is between 39 and 70, if you post about your power up on August 1st, you'll also qualify for possible prizes. 😊

If you have any other questions, please feel free to shout out. Hoping to see your post on the 1st!

Thank you dear @traciyork, of course I will do my power up day.

Oh no, @isabelpena! While it's awesome that you powered up, unfortunately you didn't do it on August 1st, so you won't qualify for the giveaways. Unless, of course, you're able to power up any amount of Hive Power (doesn't matter how much) & post about it again when it's August 1st where you are. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Well darling, I don't know what day it is there, here it is 6 in the morning of August 1 and I got up early to do my power up.

See, and that's why I have smarter people than I put together the actual numbers... 😂 Sorry about my confusion - I could've sworn it was too early for it to be the 1st for anyone yet in the world, but I just got the raw data and your power up & post are listed! Thank you for participating, and I hope to have the unofficial winner's list up some time tomorrow. 😊

I will sponsor number the 8th place on the power up list with a hive basic income unit! I will try to look for the post highlighting the winners. When do you usually post them? I’m assuming a few days later given the time it takes to put it together?

Awesomeness, @cmplxty - thanks so much! I've added your prize in to the list above, but I'll reorganize it a bit for the post the day of HivePUD. And yes, I post an unofficial list on the 2nd or 3rd, to give folks a chance to shout out if they somehow got missed, then the official winners list goes out on the 5th. Thanks again! 😊

I'll be powering up, although I don't actually qualify, officially... but I'l share this post for exposure!

Thanks for running this show @traciyork!

Don't know about the others in hextech, but the 500 from me and 100 from hextech itself will continue on.

Damn - maybe I should have waited a few days to power up the 25.2k that I just did on @nulledgh0st :[

Guess it's time to buy MORE $HIVE, I guess 🤣

My support to your initiative for the second time @traciyork. Thank you for making this.