It's here! Okay, technically in my little corner of the world, there are still a couple more hours left of July, but I wanted to get this post out now since #HivePUD has arrived in other parts of the globe!
But before I get started, I have to shout out with some wicked exciting news! Yesterday, @hivebuzz put out a post called Hive Power Up Day - Let's grow together! in which the detailed the most awesomesauce new Power Up Day reward. Thanks to an idea of @jeanlucsr's, there is now a HIVEBUZZ BADGE for everyone who (according to the post) -
- As per the initial project rules, you will have to power-up HIVE on the 1st day of any month.IMPORTANT:HiveBuzz will use UTC date and time to validate when your powered-up. Therefore, check your timezone and convert your local time to UTC before powering up!
- To make the badge more valuable for those who managed to get it, we decided to set a minimum threshold. Sorry for the smart opportunists, but powering-up 0.001 HIVE won't make the trick. This means that you will have to power-up at least 100 HIVE!
While I knew, thanks to @jeanlucsr teasing that he had another wicked surprise for #HivePUD during the first ever Twitter #HiveChat (which are now happening every Tuesday) I had no idea it was going to be that incredible. Thank you again to everyone who worked so hard to make this possible - I can't wait to "see" the look on @streetstyle's face when he gets back and finds out the Power Up Day badge is a thing! 😍
What is Hive Power Up Day?
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.
What does it require?
In @streetstyle's words ...
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).
What are the rules to win prizes for HivePUD?
Again, in @streetstyle's words (with my changes edited in)
MUSThave 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.
MUSThave a reputation score of 39 & ABOVE (so rank of 38.99 will Not Win)
MUSTPower Up HIVE COIN on AUGUST 1st, 2020
MUSTmake 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.
HivePUDhash tag so that I can be sure to see them.
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.
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.
What are the prizes?
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 -
25 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n ⛔
4th-17th Place Each -
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 ✔️
AND EVEN MORE! -
- 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 -
I hope even more like this start popping up! Wouldn't it be cool to have a whole bunch of Power Up Day initiatives to choose from? If anyone knows of any others, please shout out so I can include them in future #HivePUD posts!
Coming Up Next
After August 1st has officially ended all over the world, I'll have my crack team of experts (aka the ever awesomesauce @abh12345) compile the numbers, and just like Street used to do, I'll put out an UNOFFICIAL winners post on the 2nd or 3rd, to give everyone a chance to shout out if anyone gets overlooked. Then on the 5th, I'll post the OFFICIAL winners list, and at that time all of our amazing sponsors can award their prizes.
And once again thanks to everyone for all you do to make our new blockchain space a home! Here's to another awesomesauce Hive Power Up Day and let's continue to make @streetstyle proud!
Image Credits: blog thumbnail created on Canva, using a photo (that I first spotted on a post by @fionasfavourites) created by @nateaguila which is "free to use for the purpose of supporting, promoting, or marketing Hive-related topics or projects." HivePUD GIF created using both Canva and ezGIF.
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