plans for HF25

in About PeakDlast year
Authored by @jarvie


Today @hiveio announced official date (June 30th) and recapped feature set of HF25 upgrade to the Hive blockchain codebase. We have spent a significant time working to prepare for this hardfork over the last 30 days. We would like to share what this HardFork means for our users.

It means we have spent a significant amount of time creating and prepping another site which many users have been using to do the testing of Hard Fork 25 including updating PeakLock to do transactions (while hivesigner and hive keychain were awaiting updating). It also means we have been creating interfaces for some of the new features. In general because we've been doing work on these new features that are coming together with the Hardfork they have jumped to the front of the line above many of our other amazing planned features.

You can go give a try right now... we still recommend using peaklock login because keychain takes some special download and setup to make it work... but if you want to help the Keychain team I'm sure they'll be happy to take your feedback directly.


We will start supporting this new HF protocol with a very simple adaption to the transfer feature. We will allow users to hit a button on a normal transfer and turn it into a recurring transfer and add in how many times and how much per time to transfer and give users a total of those intended transfers. (works with HBD or HIVE)


In the future we will work on creating a more nuanced system based on this protocol foundation... something that helps keep track of who is sending creators the transfers and help promote this on the creator profiles and help make that part of the creator/funder relationship and make it beneficial to both parties.

Something that could compete with the likes of Patreon but is Decentralized and removes those high Patreon fees... essentially something that takes out the control the middle man like Patreon or a CC processor has over that creator-funder relationship.

We already have APR on HBD setup so the change to show APR only on HBD in savings will be pretty simple change.

Also our witness server plans on increasing the interest to HBD as we see how the new Hive to HBD conversion system works out. We hope that interest change comes together with a community wide push to advertise that new higher interest to all old users who may have HBD on an exchange... also a push to advertise a semi-stable dollar pegged token with a pretty high APR% that is also very securely owned token which is in a user's own time locked wallet and no one has to trust a potentially sketchy contract.
We will do our part to highlight this unique defi APR experience PeakD and mention it to external social media and when we are being interviewed about PeakD.

To help peg HBD down to $1usd we will create a user interface that allows for a new HardFork protocol that is being released.


We will not only help users create transactions to convert Hive into HBD but we will create FAQ paragraphs in the interface that answer some questions about HOW it works WHEN it's good to use and how HBD is a unique token worth considering. The conversion system while good is also not easy to understand... we hope what we have written will make it much more easy for users who wonder how it works.

The Hive reward pool is getting some changes which are easiest explained here:



  • No rush to vote in first 24hrs
  • No rush to vote before someone else.
  • No penalty to vote early.
  • Votes on comments are predicted to rise compared to the past.

For this will require some math to make sure we are displaying the correct ESTIMATED amount for authors and curators.

in the future we hope to make some layout changes to this entire section to be easier for new users to understand what is going on with the Hive Reward Pool but for now we will simply be coordinating the math with the other front ends.

On the witness page and the proposal page you'll be informed how long your votes are good for. They have a max of 365 days and are reset to 365 days each time you do a new governance change. We will inform users of how that works with a popup as well.


For those who make proposals we will create an interface to allow you to change the end date of your proposal.

This does not impact the Hive Rewards Pool but it is something PeakD is very happy about...
Last HF developers turned off this useful feature and it messed up some of our plans... now that we will have this back we plan on creating a few new features that keep track of certain actions/achievements using specific accounts and votes.
Easy example is we will be able to indicate posts with the highest number of viewers during a month (previously we were limited to daily and weekly because after 7 days we couldn't vote on the post). There will be many other similar analytics based awards like this in the future and we believe other projects will decide to use this feature set to easily keep track of cool things for a post.


  1. Move your HBD to savings IF you want to earn interest on it and if you are ok with a 3 day time lock on the HBD.
  2. Think of how to promote the higher interest on HBD token.
    We suggest not promising your friends or followers that it will be perfectly pegged 24/7 exactly to $1.00usd. Time will tell how well it stabilizes. This is impacted by many things including how much HBD stays on crypto exchanges and how speculators (including their bots) will greatly impact price variance.
  3. IF you like to do last minute advanced testing and can give good feedback to developers try out
  4. Consider how you'll make any changes to your voting practices. You don't have to wait until the post is 5 minutes old now. It doesn't matter if a post has already been voted a lot or a little in that first day. You can incentivizes interactions on your posts with comments. (Side note: PeakD has always happily used our voting power for great comments on our posts and even tips even before the HF)
  5. Stay active throughout the year in governance and your votes will always be counted. Technically you will not be impacted until July of 2022

MORE ABOUT HF25 (including the history)
Check out this well curated Collection of HF25 posts curated by @jarvie


Really good to see all these update ! I'm really excited about the new voting curve !

This APR on HBD is really insane ! And the 3day lock is really not a problem !

Can't wait to see your future updates on Hive !

In person I always just vote on and comment on whatever is interesting to me whenever I find it, so the five minutes thing makes no personal difference, but I will enjoy being able to vote on whatever after seven days even if the rewards don't change.

I tend to leave my HBD slowly stacking up, so putting it in savings is a reasonable idea to me ...

This is all looking good. I would think people would welcome alternatives to Patreon and so we need some marketing of some sort to make it known. I have been voting for comments anyway as I want to encourage engagement and better rewards will help with that.

I have been voting for comments anyway as I want to encourage engagement and better rewards will help with that.

I am a huge believer in voting for comments as well.

Thanks for the good news, @jarvie.

I'm trying following your well curated Collection of HF25 posts, but something went wrong...

!PIZZA !BEER and a huge hug! 🤗

Yes I see the same issue ... probably some sort of temporary node issue but until then you can view it as a post

cc @asgarth

Yep ...I've seen this too. Probably some API nodes are upgrading to latest hivemind version right now to prepare for the upcoming HF



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This hardfork brings many great features and it's so exciting to see the great interfaces you have developed to enable people to use them in real life. It really makes a difference when there is an intuitive interface to use, and when it gives you the information you need and present it neatly. Enjoying your work as always.

Thanks for the list of updates. Looking forward to it. People underestimate the dynamics of a HBD yield farm like this.

Yeah I have been buying hbd and hive because this MAY have some serious impact. Selling hive to get hbd means less supply of Hive.

I am still super bullish on Hive; despite the current price situation.

Yeah I used all my available btc on hive yesterday which wasn't a ton since I switched to keeping most of my other assets on BSC

I am more bullish on hive right now than perhaps I've been in 2-3 years

Nice, love to have you on the show sometime!

Sounds like it's gonna be a fun time, thanks for the heads-up and the list of what to expect!

I am looking forward to the changes coming with HF 25, hopefully all will run and transition smoothly.

Thanks for the good update on what is going to be happening.

this is all just wonderful news! Reallz excited for HF25, thanks guys :)

Excelente orientación de los cambios que se avecinan. Gracias por mantenernos informados.
Saludos, bendiciones y éxitos.

Excellent guidance on the changes ahead. Thank you for keeping us informed.
Greetings, blessings and success.

Very good work, I cant wait for Hardfork

Agradezco la valiosa información. Éxito para este nuevo HF.

I’m interested to see how activity based rewards would work I have hopped on about it for ages that POB cannot carry rewards alone and there has to be circulation based on popularity of content bringing users and engagement

Some people might be popular with the right people but they bringing value and not getting rewarded for it

Agreed there needs to be DECENTRALIZATION of earnings options. Tips, recurring transfers, conditional recurring transfers, paywalls attached to recurring transfers or tips, ad money attached to view counts and then of course several different Vote based Reward pools. Having just one is Centralized and puts too much problematic stress on the one.

So all in all I'm very happy we're getting some more of these tools to ease the burden of a system that shouldn't be expected to do all things for everyone (aka hive rewards voting)

LUNA has UST with 20% interest and somehow their house of cards is still going. Hive needs more use cases imo

We are about to get Hive to HBD unlimited conversions which I think is a pretty cool use case. It helps in create a peg for a stable coin and it helps reduce the supply of Hive.

Información súper buena! ahora una simple pregunta: ¿Cuánto durará el HardFork?

Super good information! Now a simple question: How long will the HardFork last?

Consider how you'll make any changes to your voting practices. You don't have to wait until the post is 5 minutes old now. It doesn't matter if a post has already been voted a lot or a little in that first day. You can incentivizes interactions on your posts with comments. (Side note: PeakD has always happily used our voting power for great comments on our posts and even tips even before the HF)

This are the things that i liked the most

Thanks 😊. Keep posting on good updates 👍

Peak will be a new blockchain based on hive or a improvement to hive blockchain? is a dApp based on the Hive blockchain. So updates to the blockchain usually means that the application will get better ;)

Interesting changes done.
Thanks for your hard work for our Help in easier use of Hive.