▶️ How To Use Hive, LeoFinance, 3Speak, & More | EP#395

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This is a highly comprehensive guide and look at Hive, PeakD, LeoFinance, 3Speak, Hiveblocks, Blocktrades, Hive Engine, and DLease. I will be covering all the features of Hive, the sign-up process, and everything you need to get started.

If you can’t find an answer in this blog, please watch the video for the full breakdown. Below are the timestamps to help you find various sections:
00:00 Intro
00:22 Signing Up
05:00 Your Private Keys
08:03 Powering Up Hive
11:53 Setting Up Your Profile
13:50 PeakD & Features Of Hive
16:17 LeoFinance
18:45 DLease Delegations
20:56 Hive Community Creation
21:38 Hive Delegations
24:30 Hive Engine & Hive Communities
29:00 Trading On Hive Engine
33:20 Hive Wallet
40:00 Hive Market
42:00 Hive Savings
44:43 Content Creation
48:32 Hive Content Feed
50:08 Communities
52:43 3Speak
55:54 Tags
57:14 Transfer Hive
59:04 Selling/Withdrawing Hive
1:00:00 Blocktrades Swap Exchange
1:03:55 HiveBlocks
1:06:23 Witnesses
1:08:23 Outro


You can find all of their information on https://hive.io/.

Signing Up

We start off by going through the sign-up process on https://signup.hive.io/. There are several options with different levels of verification. For the processes that have a value attached, it is what you are investing into your own account and not actually a fee that you have to pay. It was very quick and easy for me to verify via email through Ecency.

Login And Private Keys

You will get a master password that gives you access to your other 4 keys which have various permissions. The idea is that you can log in to different interfaces and only give them access to what they need. Since this is truly decentralized, it’s a bit more complex because you control everything. Remember, there is no support or password recovery, etc. When you log into hive.blog you will be given access to your other 4 keys which it prompts you to use instead of your master password. You can also set up your login on https://hivesigner.com/ which allows you to set a simple password for your account rather than using different keys.


There are many different interfaces for the platform Hive. The main one is https://hive.blog/. I usually use https://peakd.com/ as it’s a bit cleaner looking with a few more features. We will cover some other interfaces, but regardless of what you use, it’s still the same underlying platform, the same account, and the same login.


They are communities on Hive which are second layer solutions built on top of Hive that allow you to share content within a specific niche and or earn extra custom Hive tokens on top of the Hive you are earning. I typically post to LeoFinance and earn LEO tokens. You can also create your own community as well!

Hive Power & Delegations

By powering up your Hive, you increase your voting power, you earn 3.45% APR interest on your Hive, you can delegate your Hive, and it also makes up your resource credits which determine how many actions you can perform on the network.
Delegations are useful for entities that are willing to pay you to lease your Hive power and help you earn more. You can click delegate under your Hive power to do that and on PeakD for example, you can click the magnifying glass to bring up your delegations and update or cancel them. Let’s look at DLease for this.


You can vote for witnesses here: https://peakd.com/me/witnesses. Essentially, they help run the governance of the Hive blockchain and dedicate resources to running witness nodes that help keep the network running. You can vote for them by clicking the checkmark or you can proxy to someone who may have more insight on who is good for Hive like I do with @theycallmedan who is the creator of 3Speak.


On https://dlease.io/, I can see lease requests that people want and are willing to pay for. Then I can delegate to them for an agreed amount of time and receive a daily payout of Hive for doing so. I am currently leasing out about 3,500 Hive power and am earning 1.367 Hive per day in payouts. I am still earning my 3.45% APR, but that is being earned on the delegated Hive so I won’t see that in my account until I complete the lease or undelegate.


So https://3speak.online/ is another interface on Hive, however, it’s video only. This serves as a decentralized video hosting alternative to YouTube. The upload process is very similar, and you will still be able to see the video on any other interface too. This is one of if not the only good video hosting solutions on Hive.

Hive Engine

You can transfer Hive into Hive Engine and or earn Hive Engine tokens from various communities on Hive. While on https://hive-engine.com/ you can see your token balance, trade them, transfer them, and withdraw or deposit Hive between Hive Engine and your Hive wallet. This way you can speculate, or take profits from various communities and sell them, powerup, or whatever you decide to do.


In order to withdraw and sell your Hive, there are many ways you can do this. You can send Hive to an exchange account and sell it on there or like me, you can use a swap exchange like https://blocktrades.us/en/trade where you can swap Hive for many different cryptocurrencies with ease. I traded Hive for ETH just by pasting my address, then you can either send Hive to Blocktrades manually or use Hivesigner as I do in the video. It only took about 2 minutes for the transaction to go through.


By navigating to https://hiveblocks.com/, you can see all the activity on Hive as well as specific account activity, like your own. This allows you to see everything going on as well as see your voting power, resource credits, and much more detailed information than anywhere else.

PeakD Promotion

Some platforms have the ability to promote your posts like on PeakD.com. By clicking on the three-dot dropdown menu, you can click promote and be taken to the promote page. You can go directly to https://peakd.com/me/tools/promotions and then add the post you want to promote. You can promote it on specific tags or across all topics. Then you add how much you want to promote and for how long and it will generate a preview and let you know where your promotion will be shown compared to other promotions currently running.

Do you use Hive? Did you learn anything new today? Did I miss anything important? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and leave any questions or feedback you have as well. Also, don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe!

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https://LeoFinance.io's revamped onboarding process was just launched recently, so it's not listed on Hive.io yet.

But we do have the simplest and most robust onboarding process. I noticed you found a few gaps in the process listed on hive.io lol

With ours, users don't even need the keys if they don't want to bother with them. We call these "Lite" accounts where users can easily log in with Twitter and nothing else.



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^^^^ This! Register with ease using LeoFinance!

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Yeah wow, that's infinitely easier

I will go over more of this very clear and friendly guide.
Even as experience user I learned new things.
Thanks for detailing all the sections !!

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Yes! Brilliant! I also found the description very useful, where I found the various links to access the platforms

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Happy to help mate!

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Much appreciated

You are a great blockchain user

These are really amazing stuff. I know you're posting on multiple cyrpto media & YouTube. This is going to be super helpful for new users and those who are interested in researching into Hive & our DAPPs.

Thank a lot man!

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Great and useful guide how to use hive and its community + dapp
So true the most important thing is true store your keys properly and I have written them down so I won't lose my account

Thank you. There were a couple of specifics I wanted to watch, wound up watching almost the whole thing.

you made a great video guide, this helps me a lot to get to know the details. Thanks @scottcbusiness.

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Great work, @scottcbusiness.

Posts like this are very important.

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If i don't watch this video, i can't say that i know all aspect oh hive and the whole blockchain.

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Your video is a gem for any newcomer. I’ve learnt in 1h here more than in a couple of days trying to find information everywhere. Thank you very much

Wow, what an informative video. This post should be pinned somewhere so newbies can always access it! A lot of people would be a lot better off if they knew some of these things from the very beginning. How many people created accounts and then lost their keys forever?

Very useful video! Well done! Hopefully, new people will join our blockchain

@Threespeak is the entry point for those video creators who are not accepted on YouTube and who tend to be CENSORED for having thoughts other than the SYSTEM.

I believe # 3speak can reach more people and content creators over the years. Who knows with some improvements in the interface and perhaps with good publicity it can reach the Youtubers and that curiosity is generated to be part of the platform.

Of course, this takes work and time, and each of us must do our bit to achieve this and take it to the next level in the coming years.

We have # 3speak for many, many years.

Cheers! 😬✌️

Good god, I wish this was available when I joined. Your well-organized and thorough video will be a treasure to people new to the community. Thank you.

Thank you for this in-depth tutorial on the Hive ecosystem. It really helped clarify how everything worked together and how to get started with my own Hive account. I've been following your accounts on other platforms and had been wanting to dive into Hive, but was a bit overwhelmed at first. Your video helped clarify things for me and I will definitely refer back to it in the future.

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Wow this is great info!!! Really well thought out tutorials. Is this vid on Youtube anywhere?

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This video very brilliant and educating to others thankyou for making this useful video @scottcbusiness 🤩

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Wow, what a great introduction. I've found out most of this in months on this platform and you just put all of this in a 75 minute video! Very useful!

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You did a great job in this and this a great comprehensive tutorials of Hive! Pointing ☝ this video to newbie should have little to no problem navigating Hive.


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Well done summing up everything there is to know about the basics of Hive. It can't be helped having the video an hour long because learning the small details that makes up the whole is already a steep learning curve. I can spend hours talking about simple stuff that comes natural on the blockchain and still be greeted with skeptic looks. Bookmarked your post and all the other posts I find helpful for introducing beginners on crypto to this platform. Nice job!

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My steemit keys don't seem to work to log in; I can't create an account through 3speak because the system is down; is this normal? How do I transfer steem power to hive power? I should've been paying attention to the steemit community.

Okay, I guess the system is really slow or buggy, but I finally was able to use my old credentials to sign in.

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Thanks, this helps a lot to understand this great platform

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