Hive Today - April 9th, 2022 - HBD Savings APR Approaching 20%

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HBD Savings APR Approaching 20%

This week several Hive witnesses updated their votes for the HBD interest rate (applies to HBD in savings). As of this writing, 9 out of the top 20 witnesses are signaling 20%. The actual rate for each block is the median of votes from the top 20 (consensus) witnesses plus 1 rotating backup witness. If this change is adopted by a majority, it means that HBD has one of the most competitive stable coin rates in the crypto space. Hive consensus witness themarkymark clearly explains the rationale behind the rate change in this post.

Howo's Core Dev Proposal

One of the Hive core developers, @howo, created a new proposal this week for development funding. Howo developed new Hive layer-1 features like recurrent transfers and resource credits delegations. Find the proposal here: Core Development Proposal Year 3.


This Week in Hive-Powered dApps, Communities, Projects & Tokens

Hive powers a growing number of decentralized apps (dApps) and communities. Since they all run on the same chain, one Hive account can access every app. Here's a quick summary of the Hive app landscape.

Hive community funds the construction of a well in Ghana

Hivers @mcsamm and @collinz are running a unique project. Backed with funds from the Hive community, they are building a clean water source for a village in Ghana, West Africa. Before the construction of the well, the closest clean water source was 1 hour away, making it challenging for locals to access. A prominent plaque is to be displayed on the fixture, promoting Hive. Review construction progress in this post.

Scholar and Scribe Tokens Launch

The Scholar and Scribe community, founded by @dibblers.dabs, is for all creative writing content: short stories, poetry, lyrics, longer serial content, and free writing. This community recently launched two layer-2 Hive-Engine tokens: SCHOLAR and SCRIBE. These tokens are designed to encourage authors to both post and curate. SCRIBE is a proof-of-brain token that doubles as a miner token, mining 5% of the SCHOLAR supply over 30 years. Unlike SCRIBE, SCHOLAR is a proof-of-brain token focused on rewarding curators. Learn more in this post.

SpkNetwork Larynx Claim Drop Enters 2nd Month

The SpkNetwork kicked off its 12-month long claim drop on March 20th, 2022. The second claim period started on April 1st. Following the kick-off, the SPK Claim Chain (SPKCC) software has undergone upgrades and enhancements, led by @disregardfiat. A recent post explains how the new features work. Network nodes can vote on different settings for the network and the DEX, similar to how Hive witnesses vote on network parameters.

HDPS - Hive Diabetes Peer Support community launch

A brand new Hive community, the Hive Diabetes Peer Support (HDPS) officially launched on April 1st. The launch was followed by 10 days of celebration. This new community, spearheaded by @frittro, serves as a gathering place to discuss experiences with diabetes and loved ones with diabetes. And it's focused on positivity, encouragement, and support. HDPS hopes to onboard more diabetics to the blockchain. Learn more on the @diabetes-support blog or stop by the HDPS Discord server.


This Week in Hive-Powered Games

Hive is home to a growing number of blockchain games. Here's a quick summary of updates for Hive games.

Splinterlands Twitch channel and listing

Splinterlands, the monster-battle game, held a town hall meeting this week where the team shared an updated roadmap. Other recent announcements included a new SplinterlandsTV Twitch channel, and a new listing for SPS tokens on (currently only available for non-US residents).

BANG! Defense pre-sale and new HashKings avatars

The @HashKings team and @Choof recently started a pre-sale of game assets for an upcoming tower-defense-style game called BANG! Defense. Alpha Legendary packs quickly sold out, but other rarities are still available for purchase. Following the start of the pre-sale event, the HashKings team announced new Mythic avatars and stats for a new Arcade Shaggi avatar to be distributed to pre-sale participants. Avatars are collectible character NFTs that affect HashKings gameplay in various ways.


Upcoming Hive Community Events and Meetups

Hive Blog Posting Month (HiveBloPoMo)

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Pizza Guild Community Events

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Sorry, meant to post this here instead of replying to the last post.

sorry if this may seem like a stupid question but i've had my HBD on savings for over a month and so far no interest was distributed. Regarding the HBD related action mentioned, it was not elaborated. Do i have to transfer HBD to another account in order to get HBD as interest? I can't find any other article about this on the net (or maybe i'm using the wrong search terms). There isn't enough articles out there that details how HBD interest is claimed. Any help on this matter is appreciated.

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Check your wallet, it looks like you have some interest you can claim.
Estimated interest since last payment (Aug 13, 2022): 0.172 HBD

PeakD wallet has a claim button that will make a small withdrawal to trigger the claim payout.

Thanks for that info. As i was curious, i tried transferring converting some swap.hive to hive then to HBD and transferring it to savings.. that triggered the interest as well. I thought the initial transfer of HBD to savings and holding it for one month, counted for the transaction so i just waited and didn't do anything for a month. Now it's clear. Thanks again.

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Thank you for mentioning the new Hive Diabetes Peer Support (HDPS) Community in this edition of Hive Today. We have been thrilled with the response that we have seen during our official Launch Party for the new Community. Although the party is almost over and the real work is about to begin for us, we expect there to be plenty of opportunities to celebrate and enjoy the more social aspects of being on a social blockchain.

Speaking of which, we are excited by the prospect of the upcoming HiveBloPoMo in November this year. For those who don't know, the USA celebrates their National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) during November each year. Also, every 14th November is the World Diabetes Day, which is one of the official United Nations Days. This date was chosen specifically because it marks the birthday of Dr. Frederick Banting, who was one of the co-discoverers of insulin analogs, over 100 years ago. These drugs assist diabetics with glycemic control when the naturally occurring insulin in their bodies, which is normally produced by the pancreas, is either insufficient, or even non-existent! We hope to have a HiveBloPoMo event running this November, with a strong Diabetes Awareness theme, to coincide with the events being coordinated by @traciyork.

Your post has been curated by @frittro of the Hive Diabetes Peer Support (HDPS) Community. We are a new HIVE Community and curation account created recently, and officially launched on 1-Apr-2022, here on the social blockchain and on Discord. Our goal is to become a place to discuss your own or a loved one's experience of diabetes, for shared mutual peer support and encouragement.


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A great article and very well written, However is 20% Apr on HBD sustainable i wonder.

But regardless keep up the good work

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Thank you for providing a detailed account of all the interesting activities taking place in the hive ecosystem. I am beyond thrilled to be making history with Hive in Ghana. It is a fantastic chance to promote the hive while also meeting a societal need. We can bring and do so much with hive if we work together. The hive plaque on the borehole is an excellent method to promote the hive to all those who will benefit from this drinkable water. Thank you for bringing this to our attention @hivetoday.


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sorry if this may seem like a stupid question but i've had my HBD on savings for over a month and so far no interest was distributed. Regarding the HBD related action mentioned, it was not elaborated. Do i have to transfer HBD to another account in order to get HBD as interest? I can't find any other article about this on the net (or maybe i'm using the wrong search terms). There isn't enough articles out there that details how HBD interest is claimed. Any help on this matter is appreciated.

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