Hive Today - July 31st, 2021 - Splinterlands on THE MOON!

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Splinterlands On THE MOON!

Hats off to the Splinterlands team led by @yabapmatt and @aggroed. This week Splinterlands launched the SPS governance token. These tokens are airdropped daily to all wallets holding Splinterlands game assets and DEC or SPT Hive-Engine tokens. Many records were shattered, and many new people entered the Hive ecosystem. New account signups - more than 5,000 Hive accounts created by Splinterlands this week. Weeky active users - more than 29,000. Weekly transaction volume - more than 29,000,000. Total market cap - more than $99,000,000. Total rental volume - 150,000 cards. The unprecedented growth has put on enormous strain on the Splinterlands app, as the team scrambles to scale the sucker up, seemingly adding more resources daily. What a great problem to have!


This Week in Hive-Powered dApps, Tribes, & Tokens

Hive powers a growing number of decentralized apps (dApps). 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.

Condenser ( and PeakD Go Turbo

Between Hive dapps and the Hive blockchain sits a layer of Hive API nodes. Dapps called into these API nodes to read and write data from the chain. This week, the increased traffic from Splinterlands madness stressed the system and identified some bottlenecks in the API node layer. The API node operators and devs (@mahdiyari) worked together to isolate and fix the issue. As a result, and PeakD see a dramatic speed increase for broadcast (i.e. voting on content). Note, HiveKeychain and HiveSigner haven't updated yet so the speed is only noticeable when logging in with posting key or PeakLock. Once Hive Keychain and other apps update, the load on API nodes will calm down and all apps will provide a smoother, more-responsive experience.

LeoFinance CubDefi Kingdoms UI Update

The LeoFinance team rolled out some updates to this week. The UI shows more data and aims to be exponentially better. The team is also preparing to launch a new DeFi system called IDOs which will burn lots of CUB tokens.

HiveSigner UI improvements

The HiveSigner team deployed a new release this week including a slew of UI bug fixes and improvements. Read more here.

Terrive Photo-sharing App Gains Some Traction

A new Hive-powered photo sharing dapp launched about a month ago, but just came to my attention. The app is called Terrive. It seems like a minimal proof-of-concept but it has room to grow. The app reminded me of the old SteepShot app (now defunct) on Steem.


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.

Exode Launches Colonization Demo Alpha Test

Exode, the space-exploration NFT game, released new content this week. Players who have planets can test-drive the new colonization mission to explore their planet.

MuTerra NFT Game Launches Pre-sale

A relatively new Hive-powered game called MuTerra launched their first pre-sale this week. In tandem, a treasure hunt began.


Upcoming Hive Community Events and Meetups


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I love these posts. They are full of useful information and always to the point and with a pleasing layout to yo with it. We need this weekly for sure.

I had never heard of Terrive until now. I’ll be checking that one out.

Thanks for reading, it’s a pleasure. Terrive is pretty rough and the posts look less than ideal on PeakD. Use with caution. :)

I see that. Hopefully it becomes something more eventually.

Splinterlands literally blew up HIVE the day of the SPS launch! I was amazed at the traffic, I couldn't even blog, request just kept timing out! It was exciting to see, I have never experienced anything like it. I had to go through hours of withdrawals because you couldn't even play Splinterlands for a couple of hours. Kudos to the techies though they had it all going smoothly pretty quickly!

I second that! Incredible! The team of volunteers monitoring and maintaining Hive infrastructure is impressively competent and active.

New account signups - more than 5,000 Hive accounts created by Splinterlands this week.

Wow that's a massive number of hive account created due to the Splinterlands craze. Also nice seeing hive responding to it with the 50% increase few days ago. Great time to be alive around here

Nice one with the condenser on those frontends and cubfinance UI update. Thanks for hive power up reminder. Looking forward to that tomorrow

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Thanks for the feedback. I totally forgot to mention the Hive price pump. I guess you can see where my attention is focused. 😛

Hive Keychain is updated for Firefox already. So some users will notice the lightning fast operations.

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Thanks for stopping by! Exciting times indeed.

Thanka for the update onnso many topics..
Will check the photo sharing dapp..

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