Hive Exchange Listings and Communication/PR Proposal

in #hive10 months ago (edited)


This is my first proposal, and I would just like to say – I have no idea what I am doing. But due to feedback and conversations I have had with the community, I am going to give my best effort to describe my role in the Hive Launch and ask for compensation for those contributions through the DHF, rather than see my posts be over rewarded on Hive.

This is a new frontier we are in and trying to find a balance for rewarding valuable contributions to the ecosystem through both the rewards pool and DHF will be important going forward. We have many individuals contributing to the ecosystem, and we should reward that.. but I also see the value in having other ways to do so that does not rely on content. This is my attempt to take a step in that direction.

Proof of Work

Due to this being a unique proposal, not having to do with code or development, I felt the only way to show my work as well as full transparency was to detail my contributions in each aspect, I was a part of. It is a bit long, but felt it was important to include.


A short time after the purchase of Steemit by Justin Sun was announced, I was brought into a group to discuss options and possible future plans. I immediately took on the role of a “Head of Communications” of sorts and started building a cohesive way to tell the Community’s story. I then used my personal contacts to ensure this story was heard. This resulted in the initial coverage in Coindesk as well as additional articles after.

Detailed Work:
When SF 22.2 launched, I worked personally with CoinDesk and helped to write the initial article that was posted about the situation. Including getting them up to date on the basics of the chain and what was happening, as well as helping to ensure they told the community’s story truthfully.

When 22.5 Hardfork happened, which became the Steem Hostile takeover and overthrew the governance by using exchange funds, I immediately went to work with CoinDesk again to ensure the story was covered. As well as reaching out to many New orgs - setting up interview for witnesses, stake holders and dApp owners to ensure our story was everywhere. I hit social media and every personal contact in the space I had to ensure it did not get buried, like past Tron questionable actions.

I started the Hiveblocks twitter, manned the official email (getting information to relevant parties) plus started running other forms of communication in Telegram and elsewhere, carrying out the goals of the group building Hive.

This resulted in many articles covering the situation, including the announcement of the upcoming Hive chain, the community and it’s story took over from there.

When Hive was announced I worked with CoinDesk again, as well as other influencers and journalists I knew in the space to set up interviews and news articles.

I believed that ensuring we told our powerful story and established hype around it would be vital for initial success of the project, as well as Exchange listings of HIVE. I believe we achieved this, without question.


  • Started and ran social media account communications.
  • Responsible for, or contributed to, over 20 articles covering all aspects of the Steem Takeover to the Hive Launch which formed our powerful story and ensured it was heard.
  • Managing multiple Hive Telegram groups.
  • Being main point of contact through email and other communication platforms.

CMC listing

I contacted CMC and filled out the application for listing HIVE and HBD. This included gathering legal, technical, and relevant information. I then worked with the team to formulate a description for the project as well as helped the CMC team correct errors, answer questions, etc through back and forth communication for the weeks following.

Exchange Work

Exchange listings were an interesting aspect of launching Hive, as we are a decentralized community and therefore have no legal entity or company - which most exchanges “require.” In fact, we were told early on that it would be impossible to do anything without such an entity. We even had an individual who had done the work before state repeatedly that without a legal entity and paying for listings, we would not see HIVE on any exchanges. But with some ingenuity from the group as well as showcasing the power of the community and our story, we were able to satisfy legal requirements as well as show why no centralized company was needed.

I am also glad to report that we did not pay for a single listing, even though some started out asking for 150K plus, which the above-mentioned individual advised us to pay, as this was the “norm.”

I learned a lot during this time period and really tried to stick to my guns on not accepting any deal I did not feel was best for the community. Rather, we used the story we had built, the hype we had created and the active community to constantly put pressure on them with the demand ... and hold our line on what we would and would not do, even when some advised me not to.

We had a small group working on different aspects of the exchange listings. Some doing technical support or guidance etc. I would say I played the role of “point of contact” for lack of a better word and will try to put in as much detail my part of the exchange work below for each listing.


The Bittrex listing was fully due to the work done and relationship built by Gandalf previously. He, in my opinion, was the only reason Bittrex took the chance on us so quickly and really helped us be seen as a legitimate project right out of the gate. My part in this one was simply helping with communication of the “how”, gathering needed documentation or information, answering questions and coordinating marketing etc. After listing I also worked to help add the additional USD/USDT pairing.

• Helped with comms, gathered relevant documentation, organizing marketing etc.
• Additional USD pairs assistance


Conversations with Huobi started shortly after Hive announcement in March. We had a group telegram chat set up after the story broke on twitter and secured they would participate in the airdrop. I then went through the application process and gathered technical and legal information needed.

There were a few issues that occurred with the line of communication, and it was very hard to get all on the same page. We were requested to pay a large fee (over 100k) and when we said no to that then it was requested, we do a large deposit to list (80k), among other things. We made it known we would not be going along with these ideas and would not be paying for listings.

Finally, we removed our initial “point of contact” who seemed to not be working to carry out the goals of the group or what would benefit the community. We reorganized and after doing so things started to flow better. The head of their listing department was brought into the group and the process began to take shape. This took many weeks of work, and endless back and forth conversations, but we finally came to a listing agreement and began to plan the AMA.

• Completed listing application and compiled legal documentation
• Was main point of contact 24/7 for over 3 weeks
• Negotiated the fee from 150k to a free listing
• Helped plan and run the AMA
• Handled joint communication and marketing


My work with Binance started on March 6th 2020. I had a former contact at Binance reach out for guidance about their role in the Steem Hostile Takeover. After the story broke and they were mentioned in many articles as well as on twitter, they wanted help to move forward as they seemed to have no idea what they had done. There was some heated discussion, some explanation and essentially them realizing the gravity of the situation. We advised them to immediately remove their votes in governance (which was currently voting for Justin’s sock puppet witnesses) and start a power down immediately. It became clear very quickly they were not familiar with the blockchain and required a bit of help with every step.

We then set up a chat with them and a few devs to help them with any technical assistance needed and started to work towards trying to repair the relationship between the community and Binance.

When Hive was announced, they committed to the airdrop and we started working towards a possible listing. We were advised we would have to go through the same process as all other coins and sometimes that took months. I filled out the complex application, trying to somehow gather legal information as well as have them excluded requirements for a legal entity etc. The process took quite some time.

After that there was constant communication about when their withdrawals would be open, as well as some unfortunate communication from their support team which included incorrect information. I worked alongside them to correct this along the way.

Then there was a discussion of security deposits, listing fees as well as decentralized bug bounties. I worked to negotiate this down, and eventually they waived those aspects and listed HIVE on Binance with no fee.

• Initial contact to stop voting in governance on Steem and power down.
• Set up communication with Devs for technical assistance
• Completed listing application and compiled legal documentation
• Was main point of contact from March to current
• Handled communication aspects and joint marketing
• Negotiated a free listing

ProBit, MXC, WazirX, & HotBit

Helped with communication, listing and legal documentation as well as AMA planning and execution.

Upbit and BitHumb

While no listing has been announced for these at this time, I have worked with them to fill out applications and gathered legal documentation as well as handled communication to work towards possible future listings. I will continue working towards listing HIVE.

Kraken, Shapeshift & Coinbase

These exchanges are considered some of the harder ones to be listed on, especially as STEEM had not even been listed previously, but we have done many things already that STEEM could not, so why stop now.

I have used some of my contacts in the space to get initial conversations going. Only initial contacts have been made for these, but hopefully it plants a seed for possible future listings. I will continue to work on these in the coming months.

Continued Work

My plan is to continue helping with these aspects of Hive until we have the proper structure to hand them off to the community. I am already working with some individuals to start turning over some aspects, as the tasks being taken on by many would be better in the future imo.
Main focuses will be listings on the major exchanges listed above and helping with communication, until I am no longer needed.

I then will be contributing to a project focused on solving the content discovery issue and other aspects of the platform I feel need to be improved to ensure long term success.

About Me

I joined Steem in January of 2017 and helped to establish the now Hive Blockchain. I have been involved with establishing or working on many projects and communities over my time here including: C-squared, Helpie, Curie, as well as the founding chair and project manager behind the initial Steem Alliance Foundation. My main role has been behind the scenes helping where needed and have been involved with countless projects just as an advisory role as well. My focus has always been on finding a way to empower the community and help it to see its full potential.


I am asking for 500 HBD a day for 60 days, as this is for work already completed as well as that which will be ongoing. So the proposal is covering 4 months worth of work, both past and future. I calculated the price based on time spent so far (30-40hrs/week since March) and amount saved in getting free exchange listings, versus the suggested 150k-300k that would have been spent from either stake holders, or the DHF (which is what our previous exchange rep had suggested would be the only way to accomplish listings).

I know this proposal is unique, as it is not for development aspects as well as for work already completed. But I believe what was accomplished speaks for itself, as we were able to achieve more in a short time frame than anyone thought was possible. I believe the above detailed proof of work description outlines my contributions in making that happen.


You can vote for my proposal here: Hive Signer

Final Thoughts

In the past we have always depended on Steemit Inc to handle all aspects covered in this proposal. With this now decentralized chain of ours, we will have to figure out how to do this as a community. Having the Decentralized Hive Fund gives us the ability to fund many different aspects of the work done to further the Hive ecosystem as well as empower our community.

This aspect is all very new to me, please feel free to ask questions or for more clarification. Much of my work can be vouched for those individuals involved in the core aspects of the Hive launch, as I have no code to show in that regard. So, I welcome all feedback and questions.

Thank you,



Due to some questions about the breakdown of “hourly” wage as well as committed work, I wanted to copy and paste a comment I made to answer that elsewhere.

Funding Breakdown
original comment

“This, imo, is more of a contract style job proposal and not a hired hourly worker but will break it down the best I can:

I started full time work on the things described in my proposal on February 20th. I was actively working on the aspects listed in my proposal everyday since that time, every single day including nights and weekends. Some days may have been 4hrs.. others were 10+. I did this everyday. So let’s just go with 8hrs a day on average to get a baseline.

Past work completed
Feb 20th through now = 74 days x 8, 592 hours.

Committed Future work
Now until July 8th = 63 days x 8, 504 hours.

Total = 1096 hours total / 30,000 HBD (if fully funded and IF hbd holds its peg) = $27.37/hour.

Now for the sake of fairness I originally just estimated the work put in at 40hrs a week even though it has been more up until this point and I assume will continue to be. But If we just go with 40hrs a week instead to get a baseline for the whole time period worked and that which will be (through at least July 8th):

19 weeks x 40hrs a week = 760 hrs/30000 HBD = $39.47/hr

This of course only is factual if the whole proposal is funded and never falls out of consensus and of course the “hourly rate” depends on HBD staying pegged at $1, as we know is not guaranteed.

At anytime (if it’s approved) it can fall back out of approval and perhaps just be partially funded. This is an option if stakeholders feel that perhaps they do not agree with the full amount asked for.

Is it a decent amount of money? Absolutely. It’s also a skilled job that involved high level negotiations with large corporations as well as many other aspects. I do feel this hourly wage is inline with the work being done.

I do not feel entitled, but I feel it’s an overall fair assessment considering the community funds saved due to the work put in. I do think there should be a better way to track such hours and work and am working on a way to do that.

Hopefully that helps answer your questions.“

Additional Questions, clarifications, and conversation concerning this proposal:

*All rewards are being sent to the DHF.
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I am excited to see this particular proposal. @justineh has kicked ass when it comes to getting Hive listed on exchanges. The massive amount of listings speaks for itself.

This is such a weird job for her because Hive is a truly decentralized community and that is very new for businesses to deal with. Hive is actually kind of laying the necessary groundwork for decentralized blockchains to coexist with the traditional world.

I hope anyone that saw the recent Hive price pump and the massive amounts of media awareness will vote for this proposal because that is an excellent way to say thank you for you work @justineh.

I look forward to seeing Hive integrated with the likes of Coinbase in the future!

Edit: and on top of everything, seems you opted to set the DHF as a 100% beneficiary on this post. Thankfully peakd has a tipping feature!

Thank you so much for this endorsement and all your hardwork. I know we butt heads a lot (I think we just keep each other in line) but it’s been a pretty great experience working alongside you and the others through this all.

Thanks so much for the support ❤️

Jump in there Heimin. Dont let Justine grab all his attention. 😂

I look forward to seeing Hive integrated with the likes of Coinbase in the future!

That would be amazing. I (and many other people) could buy and sell Hive without exchanging it to any other cryptocurrency. As I know, currently Coinbase is the only exchange, which supports Hungarian Forint (HUF), the local currency in my country (Hungary).

Justine has been putting in a lot of work and is good at what she does. I'll be voting this prop. Cheers Justine, keep up the good work!

Thanks, I appreciate that Dan 🙏


I think you should reconsider given the amount relative to what the core devs receive and the "past work" aspect. I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment. This is goina cause stir in the community and is discouraging to anyone that visit the proposals page and sees the proposal price tag relative to the core devs.

Holgern's beem package is PHD level shit and he hasnt asked for funding. If justineh, disappeared then hive would be fine, If a good dev like holgern left, hive would be wading in some high water. Idk of many people that could take over beem but justineh's role is close to this.

I am down to support Justineh being funded for ongoing help, but there is too many legit concerns with her proposal as is now and her lack of willingness to work with the upset part of the community because she knows the whales like you are voting her proposal.

Of course this proposal gets my vote. It does seem odd to use the author reward pool to fund things like development and infrastructure when there's a large pool of funds just asking to be used responsibly, sitting there, waiting to be used.

Thank you for all your hard work.

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

I only supported this because I knew about some of what was happening. Even suggested the work she was doing would most likely get support if there was a proposal. I'll bet others suggested the same. I assume there would have been community backlash had this proposal been made sooner, I believe there's still more work to do as well. I assume people would disagree had this proposal been put in place before the work started. These things will always lead to disagreements, which is a normal reaction, and I hope they don't cause division. I don't think any less of you for sharing your stance with me. It's appreciated.

its already cause division. I reached out to her on her latest posts to explain the negative emotional response I have seen in the community. I want to support her getting funding, but her response to me was "people will chose to support it or not". That is not very respectful to the community she wants to pay her for past work.

She could easily rewrite such that I and other Hivers would have no problem supporting it. Check her lastest post on this for more of my thoguhts instead of retyping them here. Her simps are already starting downvoting campaigns against those that do not support the proposal in the community.

I want to see this resolved civically, but if she just ignores the part of the community that has legit concerns about this then it will just be bad for hive.

I'm getting bullied with downvotes as well. Because of that I've not been paying much attention to the politics around here lately. If some folks want to tarnish Hive's reputation, what can we do? I didn't know things were getting out of hand. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

I, personally, just didnt vote the proposal and moved on. BUT of course once it crosses certain lines, then you are in it if you want stand behind your principals.

This absolutely does not have to turn into thing and I DO NOT WANT IT TO! but justineh is the one writing the proposal so at the end of the day its on her to resolve since its her proposal. If she cared about the community that much then she would take the proper measures to amicably resolve it, as compared to "people can chose to support it or not"

You've put me in a difficult position. Since I had made my decision long before there was an uproar and what some consider to be irrational behavior while going on defense (something I've yet to look into due to time constraints), my decision stands but does not need to be considered permanent. I truly felt like I was doing the right thing at the time of decision making.

Due to the fact people are getting pushed around when they do things like offer constructive criticism or point out possible flaws and potential bad actors, I've decided I'll no longer take part in voting for any proposals in the future and until things change; I see more professionalism.

The community needs leaders, not rulers. Unfortunately, some folks don't know the difference.

Didnt mean to put ya in a bad position.. I am just doing what I feel is the right advocating for the community :/. I want things to go well, ya know.

holy f dude, likwid is hitting you with -$25 downvotes?!?

Every post, automatically. Simply because I pointed out what I thought were irresponsible downvotes, and bullying. I barely even feel welcome here at this point. Don't even know why I bother.

As a dev, thats the kinda thing that will drive us new comer devs away from hive. Why would I wanna go through all the learning required to understand the block-chain code when crap like this goes down? The core code base is beyond PHD level shit. The core devs are irreplaceable, justineh is not. And if the devs that can get to the level of working on the core blockchain code (not all devs have that potential) dont stick around and eventually something will happen to the existing devs, who will replace them?

I'm aware of this post and the fact many people are becoming concerned with what they see.

Having been part of the core hive group since the very beginning we confirm the validity of the proof of work stated above. All step, successive contributions, chronology and invested effort by @justineh have truly contributed to the success in the several listings, which is key for the valuation of HIVE and invaluable for hive as community. Therefore we fully support this proposal as we understand this is, together with other technical proposals, exactly for what the HFD was created and founded.

Thank you guys, that really means a lot. 🙏

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

I've been wondering who's really behind the funding of all these giant steps that hive has been making and I'm really glad my question is getting answered. You have worked really hard and deserved to get paid. My question is, does this proposal covers everyone that worked or is working with you or this is unique to you only? If this is only for you, does it means we will see a similar proposal from others that worked with you? What is going to happen if this proposal doesn't make it?

Note: I'm supporting the proposal right away and I hope others will do the same.

Great questions, thank you.

The launch of Hive involved many many people and this proposal is simply for my role in it. I think it was important for us all to ensure this was a decentralized community project and therefore individual contributions weren’t really highlighted. But as we move on to compensation, those things need to be described for transparency sake.

We have already see a couple from those doing the important core development work on Hive and I believe we will see more in the future as well. You can see the proposals from Howo and netuoso for some info on the ongoing development work.

I think most of us agreed we should put much of the work in first, before asking for contributions.. that way the community has something to go off of.

And if the proposal doesn’t get funded, I just don’t receive any contributions for work done. That’s it 🙂

Thanks for the support!

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

So youre asking for 30k USD? lol

I thought Netuoso asking for 150 HBD a day was excessive and potentially wasteful, but this... a retroactive proposal for being part of a team of people that helped push this forward is beyond excessive. (To put it nicely)
50 HBD a day, sure. 500? No, HELL no.

If this passes i really fear how the fund will be spent in the future.

I had almost 500k impressions on twitter during the takeover. I contacted directly a few big crypto youtubers ("contacts") that picked up my tweets and story.
How much do you think i should ask for?
Guys... @theycallmedan, @blocktrades... should i get 10 HBD a day for my work? I think thats fair, 15 HBD maybe, 150 HBD?

How bout the 100 others that did the same thing? How bout all the witnesses, community members that spread the word?
Should we just spread the fund equally among the community?

The point is... Not a single thing, not a single listing, would be possible, no matter the "contacts" (youre not a crypto veteran) or emails anyone sent if the community didnt step up.

For that reason, singling yourself out as someone deserving 30k USD is just wow. Sry.

You’re not asking many questions so I not sure where to start, but this proposal is not about twitter, it’s about major news coverage and exchange listings. This involves dealing with corporate and legal matters, not just tweeting about a story already being covered in major news orgs.

Also, do you know who was on this team that pushed things forward? Do you know which people played what roles?

The amount is based on standards in the space, I wasn’t sure how to come up with it tbh. But this proposal reflects about 400hrs of work as well as 2mths going forward (so roughly about 700hrs total) and includes major listings- free listings, with more to come, which would have cost at least $150k from the DHF. The “team” working on this will gladly tell you my role in that (some already did here). I think the “team” is quite smaller than people imagine, and I’m simply stating my part in it.

As far as the amounts of proposals for core blockchain development, you clearly don’t actually understand the level of skill and work. Do you know how many C++ devs are even in the crypto space? Do you know how much Steemit inc was paying its team members? Do you have absolutely anything to compare the amounts to other than to say you just think it’s too high?

I appreciate the feedback and yes this is a short term proposal with a high daily, the amount is simply based off of hours worked and going rate in the space for the work I did. As well as the amount saved for stakeholders. It was a difficult number to come up with and I will completely understand if it’s not carried out.

Either way, I won’t be accepting rewards on Hive anymore and will finish what I started, and have committed to the next 2mths of working towards the goals mentioned. Thanks.

I think ill write a quick post on this. This is starting to get out of hand.

Your proposal is insanity. Im sorry.
It will probably pass because youre popular but god help us all if this becomes the standard.

Your hourly estimates dont mean nothing, first of all because i do not trust them, secondly youre asking for 30k USD for work done by thousands of people.
Singling yourself out as a defining factor in the success of HIVE is extremely self centered.

Secondly pandering towards devs is cheap. I know a few devs in the crypto space and i know a few that worked in the crypto space. Usually its people tryign to build up portfolios like the folks i know did with Peercoin and early Ethereum.
I actually talked to one of my guys and these rates are insanely high. Id get him to work on HIVE if there was a sliver of a chance i thought he could get funding.

You went for 30k. You could have gone for 50k, even 100k and you would have the same chance of getting it.

There is no voice of reason here anymore ever since the community stood together for the takeover. How much should Dan get for the AMAs? The interviews? All the shit he did.

If his investment going up should be good enough for him for helping us all out then so should yours be for you.

Who set up the AMAs and the interviews? What were those based on?

And I’m sorry, I can agree with you that the amount seems high and understand your conclusion of that, but not on me trying to take credit for things thousands of things or you trying to make it personal.

My work is my work, and what I described in the post was my work.

As far as dev work, there is a difference between a “dev” and a C++ dev. It sounds like you’re not very familiar with that aspect, or again, what Steemit paid individuals to do the work.. and not have the same results.

I just feel like you’re making a lot of general assumptions without actually knowing the facts, so I’m not sure how to help further a discussion or take the feedback.

I will say that thinking people should work their ass of for the community for the same return (price go up) as those who don’t contribute in the slightest is naive and short sighted. Why would anyone contribute if they can just... not.. and simply post daily and take from the rewards pool? Who will code the core aspects? Who will do the work needed that got us here in the first place?

So please criticize my proposal here all you want, that’s absolutely fair, but “You guys should just help us out for free” is not really a logical stance for the amount of work a few contributed. Sure making some tweets or doing one interview can be rewarded through a post about it etc, but the work we are discussing is a bit different than that. Especially the core coding, I think you really need to reconsider your stance on that aspect tbh.

Youre asking for 30k based on a result that you did not achieve.
You were a small part in a big story and youre throwing out insane numbers at the community.

Then tell me who did what and who was responsible for what results.

Again, you are making assumptions. I understand the concern of the number, but I don’t appreciate you implying I’m taking advantage.

The proposal reflects a wage of about $40/hr
(Including past and future work). This work involves one on one conversations and negotiations with major corporations as well as dealing with legal matters. This requires vast knowledge of the platform, it’s background and understanding of the exchange and the crypto space. I’m just saying it’s a skilled job and therefore is reflected in the rate. This takes a skill I was able to provide, that others were failing at.

If you feel this all could have been done by simply tweeting when JS took over, fair enough. I personally disagree and think many who saw the work put in can attest to that.

There are others who worked their ass of too, absolutely.. but I am not claiming any of their contributions in this post. The above are my contributions, what I did. If you don’t agree with it, absolutely understandable. But if you think this could have been accomplished by just a few people tweeting, you are vastly unaware of this space or the events that occurred over the last few months.

I look forward to your post, I’m just it will be clear and cohesive without any vast general statements, accusations, or personal attacks.. as usual.

I’m just saying it’s a skilled job and therefore is reflected in the rate. This takes a skill I was able to provide, that others were failing at.

I completely agree to this. An effective PR is just as important as developing stuff. Thanks for your work, lele. <3

Singling yourself out as a defining factor in the success of HIVE is extremely self centered.

In which part did she say that? She is repeatedly saying that rate is for HER contributions in the past 60 days and what she would be doing in the next 2 months as well. That is fair in my opinion.

I actually talked to one of my guys and these rates are insanely high. Id get him to work on HIVE if there was a sliver of a chance i thought he could get funding.

Then maybe tell him to propose?

It's true that there were many others who contributed by Tweeting, spreading the word, etc as well and I am really grateful that the community rallied. But let's be honest here, without her contributions, it will take us a long time to move forward. Like I said below, an effective PR is just as important as developing something.

Look around you, the community has seen what she has done. She's not saying it was because of her that Hive is where it is now. Everyone did their part, and this is hers. If you think you need to be compensated, feel free to propose.

Hello @justineh! I am greatly appreciating your efforts, but I do not agree with they way of compensation. Where I am from it is pretty much unheard of to do work without any form of contract and ask for payment later. The problem for me is that there can be no form of control of the work process. I understand however, there was not much time to make up something during the takeover situation and you just stepped up. I do want you to receive a fair compensation, but I do not think it's a good idea for the proposal system to be used to reward work of the past. This will create a tough precedent that can lead us back to 2016.
To compromise, I would support this proposal if you adjust the back payment for previous work to a lower level en set up some goals, planning and/or measurable indicators for your future work. Perhaps you can split your projected compensation into a fixed part and a variable part based on your achievements.
This way the community has some framework for judging your efforts, as I hope you will continue your work for more than those 60 days!

I have to agree with this.
Without the massive community involvement and every single effort, all these listings and coindesk/cointelegraph articles might not be there, or at least might not be this effective.

The amount asked in this proposal is not in proportion imo.

The first CoinDesk article happened after the initial soft fork, before any "massive community tweeting" took place. So I understand your concern and am not taking away from community involvement, but what I am discussing is much different than that. Perhaps look at articles and timelines, as I don't think many are remembering the timeline of events very well. The initial CoinDesk article broke the story to the space, there was no story before and there was no attention on "tweets". Getting the story covered was important for the community effort to have any effect, which was the point.

So while I again am not trying to downplay the community's role on getting the word out, I'm somewhat confused by this constant comparison... the actions are very different.

Only the article appearance is also not a big deal if the community wouldn't comment, re-tweet and share with lots and lots of people.

You are missing the whole point here. Nobody is trying to downplay you, but lots of people have spent days & nights to spread the word. The whole thing was a community effort.

Of course if you played a critical role with the articles, listings etc. you have the right to ask for a compensation. But the amount you are asking here is huge and out of proportion. At least, that's what I think.

Also the way you build up your story with...

  • ask for compensation for those contributions through the DHF, rather than see my posts be over rewarded on Hive.
  • and amount saved in getting free exchange listings, versus the suggested 150k-300k that would have been spent from either stake holders, or the DHF

Actually I think what we are discussing is not much different. We are talking about the same thing.

Again, of course you're free to create a proposal to cover your hours. But if the asked amount was reasonable, I would also support this.

I'm sorry, but asking this huge amount afterwards also doesn't feel right to me. At some point, you could create a post or a proposal for future work. Now it feels like it is going to be "pushed" instead of "asking". Considering your connections, you probably will get this through though.

Actually I’m not missing the point, I am showcasing why what many are discussing about the community spreading the word and the work I did are very different. I’m not downplaying the community’s role, I’m simply explaining the differences in them.

As far as the rest, thanks for the feedback. My contributions are clear and were a large part in why our market cap increased significantly. If you don’t see the value in that or feel it should have been done differently, fair enough. I actually would prefer to “ask” for compensation after I have proven to be capable to achieve the goals both past and present, rather than some empty promises of what may or may not happen.

My proposal is me asking, consensus then decides. There is no “push” happening. Thanks.

Your contribution to articles and community with each individual effort all combined made this possible.

The comparisons about empty promises versus first delivering results dont make sense to me. I prefer agreements beforehand instead of a 30K bill afterwards.

I value your contribution and things you have done and still are doing. No question about that.

But the valuation of this proposal is not in proportion. There is a significant difference for me between;
“guys I will work fulltime, each day trying to contact exchangess, major news sites to spread the word about hive. Therefore I ask 45 usd/hr for x months.” Where the community knows what it’s up against and what it will cost versus your 30K proposal afterwards which came more or less as a surprise.

Still, thanks for all your efforts.

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

@xxxxxxxxxx, @netuoso. Please just let the criticism stay up there where it belongs. Only a small group of Hivers understands this proposal. It's not that bad to have a critical discussion about this. Decentralization goes both ways.

I will be beyond disappointed in this community if this proposal is not funded.

Thank you for everything you’ve done. We would not be where we are today without you.

I agree completely. ✅

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

Good for you. Nobody asked.

then just shit on the community, fucking simp

Awe, look at how cute you are when you're butthurt nobody cares about your opinion!!

can you dev? prob not, so watch out who you shit on


Uh, what little boy?

What does the ability to "dev" have to do with anything? I don't need to be able to "do" anything when I can pay people to do it for me.


I know this proposal is unique, as it is not for development aspects as well as for work already completed.

It might be unique but is sorely needed. We need to fund all aspect of the communities growth, with development being one piece of the equation.

The services you mentioned are vital going forward. Of course, more is needed hence why the proposal makes sense. No way we can rest on our laurels.

People complained about the lack of outreach by Steemit Inc, well here is the opportunity to change it. We need to properly fund it to get it done.

Thank's a lot for your work!
I just want you to know that the link to proposals leads to steempeak:


Correct would be:

Thank you! I was having trouble with links and then peakd had some node errors 😅 should be updated now.

This one is even better :P

I voted for the proposal, and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

Thanks! 😅🙏

THANK YOU Justine! I am honestly humbled by the amount of press AND generous Exchange listings we've gotten. This is what immediately sets Hive apart from any other Fork that has been done in the past and is going to happen in the future. Great use of our story as it truly makes Hive even more special than it already was - I'm just imagining those Exchanges scratching their heads thinking 'WTF they are not going to pay but DAMN they deserve this listing!'

You taught quite a few people a lesson.

Thanks again <3

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

Voted for your proposal.

Thanks! I really appreciate that 🙏

I do not think anyone that makes a contribution should be allow to post hoc ask for payment.

now this is a proposal i understand! i mean i know we need to fund the technical ones but this is what the DHF is for, pay for work done in benefit of the chain!

Nice proposal ID squatting.

Voted. A giant thank you for your efforts.

Thanks for all the hard work @justineh :) Got my support.

Very happy to vote for this. It is those in the background beavering away that makes this such an exciting project and I think they should be rewarded. Thank you.

I support this 100% .... I see you day in and day out. Hustling for Hive on Twitter. Upvoted and re hived. I will send you some Bitcoin.

I would have personally liked to have seen several names on this. At least another was included. Even if all they were getting was a very small amount such as 1-5% for their contributions. It is also understandable that you played a major role on the legal side of things for getting stuff done when it was not appropriate to be carried out in public like tweeting. As such this is more of personal involvement than a group effort showcase.

A couple of other people who slept very little with their dealing with AMAs, making contacts, and other dealings I doubt would stand any chance at getting a proposal passed if they went this route. Hopefully, those that did make regular posts regarding their contributions so the community could reward in kind for their efforts if they choose.

A point I would like to add regarding some comments regarding Twitter. Yes, large business deals in other industries do get a start or even go down on Twitter, Instagram, and other places. They often times play quite a critical role in getting the wheels turning at the very least.

It would have also been nice for the community to have had a better understood some of the roles witnesses played in all of this. So that witness support by the community could have been given if individuals feel it was warranted. Unless the lack of other witnesses named in this post is poting out the lack of involvement.

While it’s understandable many are upset and feel this kind of proposal undermines the community effort overall regarding the past several months. Quite a large amount of the community took part in incentives that rewarded posts and comments for proof of work and involvement. I can only hope to see large stakeholders in the future continue to help reward smaller more individual efforts on these fronts. Along with more community members making an effort to play however a small role they can.

From an accounting standpoint, it would have been nice to have seen a more detailed breakdown in estimated and projected future hours, along with what % of the fees that were saved that went into the amount being asked for in total.

As the up to savings of $300k in listing fee alone seems to be quite low with some of the rumor costs out there just to get on some of those exchanges with the trading pairs we did. Which sometimes do hold more value in the rarity they are issued from a speculative standpoint than the actual cost. So I can understand it being more in a range than a defined set number.

I already voted for this yesterday after having a few conversions with less than thrilled individuals. Along with evaluating this a couple of times myself. While the amount might seem quite steep to some. Cryptocurrency is quite a fast and young growing sector where those with leadership, skills, drive, and contacts demand quite a large price these days. This is understandable for how starved this sector is for manpower, talent, and so on. This amount seems like a decent deal if it gets passed as other blockchains would have paid a lot more for a fraction of what was done by your part.

I would have personally liked to have seen several names on this. At least another was included. Even if all they were getting was a very small amount such as 1-5% for their contributions.

Like who? The exchange team was myself, Netuoso, Gandalf and BT. Out of that group Gandalf did most of the tech work when needed, I did all negotiations and applications, legal aspects as well as all communication with them. The others advised and helped if needed. So I guess I’m confused who all these other people are that individuals feel should be included? This is simply explaining my own contributions and I did not mention any I didn’t have significant work in.

I handled outside comms, Crim handled inside comms. We didn’t overlap that much so making a proposal for her work seems odd to me, but I feel her work should be highlighted and she’s one of a very small group that made it all happen.

As far as the AMA’s... same people there, while some were asked to be the actual person answering. All questions were crowd sourced answered. And a few of those who did help made posts and were well rewarded.

I don’t know who else would be mentioned in the aspects I brought up in the post, as no one else was involved in what I brought up. We’re more people helping in different aspects? Absolutely... but that doesn’t have anything to do with my proposal.

So while I truly understand the concerns being brought up, I feel people have a real disconnect of what work was done by whom and how many were actually involved. Which is understandable as we sort of ensure it was seen as a “community” effort. This becomes hard then when there is an assumption of what work was done by whom and how many aspects were put into place due to extensive planning, even the twitter response.

I’m not trying to take away from anyone’s efforts and therefore on even mentioned there aspects I took the lead on or managed the majority of work on. There are aspects I was involved with with a “team” that essentially worked as project managers overseeing a launch of project and large group of unorganized individuals.. that’s not mentioned anywhere as that was a team effort.

This proposal is only focused on those contributions that I personally played a major role it, and documenting the time spent.. as well as not posting about it along the way.

I believe stakeholders will continue to reward those in the community who contribute in many ways through the rewards pool, I see no reason that will stop. But also there are some doing more intense work that can’t be rewarded in posting, so we need to find a balance.

Crim handled inside comms. We didn’t overlap that much so making a proposal for her work seems odd to me, but I feel her work should be highlighted and she’s one of a very small group that made it all happen.

That is the name I was looking for.

She seems to be quite undervalued these days for her involvement in things.

I completely agree with that statement and would have somehow liked to showcase it more. But it’s not my place to do so. Some do not want their contributions known. I mentioned Gandalf and I was including an aspect I worked with him on.

While Crim and I work great together and most definitely worked on that group effort I spoke of, we sort of took our separate areas and ran with it. It’s why I make no mention of the internal posts anywhere here, as I had nearly nothing to do with them. I had nothing to do with discord or doing the airdrops whole thing or any of it, so there is no mention. If I were to included something we did together in some way here I would have done so. Only thing is the AMAs which I noted I helped on and not responsible for etc.

I clearly could have improved the way I represented all of it, but through this whole time it’s sort of been said “if people want others to know what they are doing they will say so”.. so I’ve been a bit careful about just being like “this is what everyone is doing”.. even though I want to as I think many aren’t getting credit and some are getting to much.

Decentralization is amazing and difficult all at the same time.

We're encouraging @crimsonclad to write her own proposal.

IMHO (in my humble opinion)
(given that the blockchain-based soical media usually promote the freedom of speech):

"...and I would just like to say – I have no idea what I am doing..."
to be fair, sounds suspicious/strange

It would be more rational/productive to create such a proposal in the first place
(explaining how much it (the person's work) is gonna cost (at least approximately)),
and then
(if community think that this is what it needs and this is the right person to achieve this)
do the job, potentially even getting useful feedback from the community on how to prioritize (or even distribute) the tasks.

what's more,
Seems like this DHF / Hivedao proposal system is focused on just 1 aspect - offer/proposal/proposition;
But there's always the opposite side (2) -> demand/request;

So, if a community project needs exposure, exchange listing etc., it would make sense
to create a post in the context of DHF system asking the whole community/all users
for talents/people with the corresponding connections etc.
to suggest their offers (so that it is a wide range of people dealing with what you've done/describe in your post).
This would help
to make the process more decentralized,
new people to shine/discover new talents,
to reward more people
and, potentially, to be more productive.

and I would just like to say – I have no idea what I am doing..." to be fair, sounds suspicious/strange

I meant making of a proposal, as I had not made one before. Not sure what is suspicious of that?

And sure proposals of work to be done in the future concerning exchange listings and PR/marketing etc most definitely can be done and as the community to assist.

This is a new chain and was put together quite quickly.. not much time to go through a 6mth process of trying to get the community involved and then of course for them to see who is qualified etc. I did that before, and there was no time for it.

As far as others doing the work rather than one, I agree. Many were actually asked to help with different aspects, and not many did. There was a small team carrying out many of the aspects for launch under an intense timeline as well as need to ensure it didn’t launch as an unknown project. This needed to be done quickly and accurately.

In the future I would agree that what you described would be beneficial.. but will also take someone to organize it etc.

This is simply for things achieved and future work (short term) as well as helping to organize the aspects you mentioned to help the community take these tasks over.

thanks for your polite response

"I meant making of a proposal, as I had not made one before.
Not sure what is suspicious of that?"

Seems like "suspicious/strange" were the wrong words (I'm not native English speaker).
I meant it was just a little surprising/confusing for me to read that.

anyway, I guess it's not relevant, let's move on.


I think you are one of the few content creators that i really like. I mean that i drink all your words.
Thanks for your work!
Hope i made the vote good on this proposal. I think this is the first time i voted 😊

I share that i like someting but i didnt ask u to share what is your like. So please if u like drinking that kind of stuff than keep it for yourself. We dont need to know 😁

We value everything you do on hive @justineh , thank you! Supported of course.

We really need to keep the incentive's going out to those who step into the gaps. Because as a decentralized project there's going to be plenty of those to go around. We need to reward those willing to invest themselves in the work.

It seems that some here are still used to how things worked at Steem(It). Steem(It) was a system of scarcity because (for one) SteemIt continued to sell (going short) and ended up bottoming out the price of Steem. They basically cannibalized the project.

I believe that we can do better here on the Hive Blockchain. Together we are building a system of surplus!

This community is full of smart, brilliant, hardworking, and committed people! That means this is a place of infinite potential and I don't think it's right to quibble over chump change like chumps especially when valuable work is being done. We are better than that and Hive is bigger than this level of thinking.

Let's always remember that the minds that created the problems are not the minds that can fix those problems... We need to think about things differently than we did before if we want to move on to bigger and better things! Small thinking isn't going to get us there... We can't afford that if we want a future worth the work.

Let's keep the innovation going and always remember that Hive is based on ground breaking revolutionary concepts. This project and community is worth going the distance for! As long as we continue to do that... investments and intelligent minds will continue to pour in.

It's why I continue to invest in Hive both in money, my time, and my attention. I believe in this project. I believe in this community.

Considering all that you have been doing to move this Blockchain forward I think this is s reasonable compensation.
Thank you @justineh! I will vote for your proposal. Keep doing what you do! 🙌

Edit: Just voted for this proposal with this account (and the @AdventureReady & @BeachReady accounts).

rather than see my posts be over rewarded on Hive

The above statement may indicate a flaw in the thinking of the majority of whales and therefore witnesses.

If you are interested in an alternative perspective i would be delighted to share.

I don’t actually think it’s a flaw from those trying to support me due to my work, rather the set up of the site and how rewards on that sort of content “overshadow” “creative” content. Feel free to share, but don’t think we can blame the whales for this one. Need a better UI and content display/discovery imo.

I don’t actually think it’s a flaw from those trying to support me

No nether do I.

I was referring specifically to the phrase ''over rewarded''
That thinking was very prevalent on Steem and now on Hive. I believe that thinking to be seriously flawed.

We are very very impressed... and thankful to you!

Yes, yes, hell yes. This is exactly the type of proposal and positions we need. Development is great but if no one knows about it or uses it, what is the point? It is great to know your behind the scenes role in all this. Thank you.

Thank you very much @justineh!
We really appreciate those listings, the other ones if we could achieve it, it will be huge!

My plan is to continue helping with these aspects of Hive until we have the proper structure to hand them off to the community. I am already working with some individuals to start turning over some aspects, as the tasks being taken on by many would be better in the future imo.
Main focuses will be listings on the major exchanges listed above and helping with communication, until I am no longer needed

(extract from your post)

You will always be needed. You started the course,
if God wants you stay on course.
I am hoping you receive all the votes required
on your work and thanks for detailing everything so clear.
I am pretty sure you have more work under your sleeve for #hive.
The community needs everyone
to help it move forward. Great job!

Keep listing, keep supporting, keep hiving!

Thank you for all the substantial efforts you've put in here, no doubt it must have been really testing and required a lot of patience judging by your summary (and what a summary)! I happily voted for the proposal and hope the community will also step in and vote too.

Fantastic work, Justine! Thank you for all your toil. I'm 100% in support of this.

A good communication job waiting for positive results for the community

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Hive soon gained good strength. I believe it will be even better.
I recently got hive on the Binance exchange. It was 2 days ago.
But I will try other exchanges

Working on ' content discovery issue ' seems like a great project as well.

You've got my backing!

Thank you J! for all the time and effort you've put into this community. I know how much it means to you! I hope this does get funded and we all push forward making Hive a true winner in the crypto space. Voted!

This proposal actually gives me hope about the success of our platform!!! Finally we are understanding that core development isn't the only action needed to make this place the huge success it can be... That being said, what I love the most about this proposal is that it is about already achieved results!!!

You should not be thinking so soon about a time when you are not needed anymore tho, save that for when we have already surpassed Facebook... This huge is the size of the potential of this place.

Kind regards

Everything looks pretty good on this. I know my upvote doesn't count for all that much but just a little bit to help you and continue the growth of Hive.

good stuff! im supporting this

You're a kickass and I'll support this 100%!

Thanks for all your work Justine. ✅💜

Voting with all of my bits :0)

Wow, this is an enormous amount of work, we have voted for your proposal, and support your work 100%. Hive is lucky to have you. You deserve payment for all the work you did.

Thank you for yours support and kind words ❤️

This was a fascinating, and easily digestable, overview of HIVE's journey as a result of the hostile takeover, and your role in it all. I appreciate the very personal and grassroots perspective of this post, since I had only read about the split from broadly reported articles from the web.

Like I said before @justineh for ceo, or Hive chief evangelist or something like that anyways! Thanks for all your hard work!

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ad to support your proposal. I know anything about your work in the shadows, but in the light of all your effort I think you deserve every HBD you can get out of this.

Thanks for the work done.

What fantastic work you have done @justineh and continue to do!
Great to get an insight and appreciate the work that has gone in to Hive.
I will support your proposal.

Voted! Hope you get your proposal accepted

Hive is doing awsome. Thanks, Please show great ways to earn hive

But with some ingenuity from the group as well as showcasing the power of the community and our story, we were able to satisfy legal requirements as well as show why no centralized company was needed.

That is spectacular achievement indeed! I know how hard is to get listed and especially with no legal entity. So my vote definitely goes to you.

While writing the code is crucial for Hive it is not the only activity needed to get mass adoption by far and i would not want to see extremely valuable effort go waste or to discourage others.

Thank you @Justineh for your service.

p.s. I believe your HiveDao link is broken

Thanks a lot for everything you have done!

I'm supporting this proposal!

Steemitri The Mannequin

While we can see the impressive end results, I for one never knew who to congratulate for them and the work being done! Thank you, congratulations to you and the small team who has pushed on this endeavor to bring exchanges on board, and great to see this proposal which I've just given support to, obviously.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Looks like did a lot of good work in PR front, getting the story properly to Coindesk, great!!

Some news guys like Decrypt have actually got Steem story wrong, so it's important someone like you ensures proper information with sequence of events to journalists.

Good JOb, much appreciated!!

Hey, really good work on getting HIVE listed for free in the exchanges - Bttrex (Gandalf great job), Huobi, Binance.

And really well negotiated with the power down for Binance. You have done amazing work behind the scenes and helped HIVE get listed and it's just amazing.

Glad to know this story on how Coindesk got stories, how HIVE got listed, and how Binance powered down...there was you and a team working hard for all this!!


I've had some tangential exposure to the work @justineh and the others she mention were doing in the background through the Hive launch and up to getting the various exchange listings including USD pairings on multiple major exchanges! Something that never happened in the days of the old chain.

I'm supporting this but on the caveat that this branch out into wider PR. We have exchanges, the other exchanges will be coming to Hive from now on. The work to promote the chain as a place where people can build REAL businesses and engage real audiences of people, not gambling or speculating bots, is the job that needs to be done.

As far as I'm concerned, the work you describe doing here is of a value that far exceeds the 30,000 HBD you have requested. Considering that listing on Huobi and Binance alone could easily be worth $1m or more a piece and will long be a source of value and pride to the HIVE community.

Will sign with pleasure and admiration.

Honestly I think the proposal asks for too much pay. If were a lesser amount I'd consider voting for it. As it is, I will not.

Sorry, but this is outrageous!

I do not support this. This in my opinion was community effort.

Not to sound rude or ungrateful, but the exchanges would probably have supported THE HIVE COMMUNITY despite who approached them. Only because we showed our strength collectively. Without each and every person that talked, shouted, and pushed back on #steemhostiletakeover, this might not have been possible.

It's okay that you feel entitled to take some credit, but $30,000 is a little too much for something the entire community brought to the table. Without the community none of this would have been possible.

I'd probably support a much lower amount, but this surely feels like a cash grab from the pool. Money that can be used in other aspects of the blockchain.


That’s fair. Perhaps I should post 6x a day instead and take advantage of my autovotes.. rather than work on anyting that helps the whole ecosystem. That seems to be working pretty well for you. Over 30k in STEEM/HIVE already pulled out.

So I will agree that we need to improve the way we do things and fully support any decision to not fund this proposal, but at some point we need to align compensation with contributions or we will not have much left.

No part of my proposal takes away from what the community is capable of or did, but no exchanges don’t just list unknown projects because of tweets, that’s not how it works.

Perhaps I should post 6x a day instead and take advantage of my autovotes.

Sorry to disappoint,nice attempt to try to shame me for being active on my page tho. I don't do 6x, but it's good to know you try to keep count of my page.

That's your opinion, granted you're entitled to it. I get the support from people who enjoy my content, I have nothing to be apologetic for.

at some point we need to align compensation with contributions or we will not have much left.

I just think this particular contribution is over priced.

No part of my proposal takes away from what the community is capable of or did, but no exchanges don’t just list unknown projects because of tweets, that’s not how it works.

It does take away from the DAO. An amount that can be put to growing the platform further. Hive is not an un-known project of course, we have made that perfectly clear, collectively, as a community. You may dis-regard every tweet by everyone who put hive on the #crypto map, but I truly believe each and everyone of them counted for something. The engagement and responses by the community on exchanges' posts is what got their attention about Hive,so Yes, Tweets do work!

Best of luck!

No shame, I just don’t think one should accuse another of a money grab when only one of their actions actually reflect such a thing, and it ain’t me.

As far as the rest, not taking away from any part the community played. And the community fund made up those who hold stake here are those who also decide what is funded. That’s consensus. There is no “taking” from it, consensus decides what goes where.. that’s how this platform is designed, including the DAO/DHF.

I’ve submitted a proposal for them to review and consensus decides if the agree/approve or not. Anyone can do the same, including you for any contributions you feel you have added value with.

You may dis-regard every tweet by everyone who put hive on the #crypto map, but I truly believe each and everyone of them counted for something.

I agree they counted for something. But they surely didn't stay up across timezones and sit in Telegram chats with each individual exchange, answer questions, provide tokens for giveaways, arrange AMA events, assuage the fears of exchanges, and/or provide direct dev support to exchanges. THAT wasn't the community. THAT was a small group of users handling very direct engagement and business coordination with exchanges.

All while tiptoeing along the line of decentralized and non legally represented entity.

$30,000 is peanuts. I make that in a day.

Can we be friends?

We already are.... see you at Hivefest.

Not to sound rude or ungrateful, but the exchanges would probably have supported THE HIVE COMMUNITY despite who approached them.

But no one else did approach them. It is nice to say the community did everything, but in reality, there are a small number of people currently doing a lot more.

I do not find anything asked for and said in the proposal to be false or misleading. Definitely not just a cash grab.

In my opinion, you deserve to receive money for your work, I know you are one of the people in the frontlines and from reading through all the comments I know you did an awesome job with the listings, there is one thing I disagree with though, the amount...

The amount of money you are asking is way too much in my opinion... I know that 30k is not much for Americans, but 30k is a lot for other countries, and Hive is a world-wide blockchain, so the salary is a little too much in my opinion... many doctors in my country don't earn that in 1 whole year working only at the hospital(most have to work at multiple places)! And I live in Europe, which isn't exactly poor... so, I will fund it, but not to 30k(still not sure how to fund it up to a certain amount), I think 15k for all that work is more aligned to what I believe you should earn, especially since, like I said, this is a worldwide blockchain and many countries and investors are represented here, the salary should have that in mind.

Ofc, if the community reaches the consensus that you deserve 30k, I'm fine with it ofc...

This second point is more of a rant, but after reading some comments on different post regarding this proposal I have to say something...

It seems some people are diminishing the importance of all the people who tweeted and fought on tweeter to give exchanges and big crypto people bad PR for the hostile takeover, which pisses me off a little, especially since the bad PR was probably one of the reasons that so many exchanges decided to join in on the fight, and even made CZ and binance realize they must have done something wrong, the bad PR also made your job a little easier. I took days out of my time, and even tried to multitask while studying for an exam, to tweet and fight the hostile takeover on tweeter while many people only tried to monetize the whole thing on Steem(which I never did since the fight was more about values for me) ... it's kinda sad to see that some people are diminishing that "work".

I don’t think anyone is trying to diminish the work of the community, rather point our the unfair claim that the work I’m describing is the same as tweeting. They aren’t.

Yes the community was a huge part of this and without them we wouldn’t be where we are. But I hope some consider how the initial story broke to even make people pay attention to the tweets, rather than it just go by as another JS takeover ignored by the space.. sort of like what happened to popnetwork.

So I’m not sure how to say any of this as I don’t at all want to diminish the amazing work the community did, but perhaps people should consider if any of those tweets would have even mattered without the wide news coverage and the calling out of exchanges in them. That didn’t happen by accident or luck. Implying such is diminishing the work of those that insured it happened.

Both sides did great work, like I said, "some people" I wasn't referring to you specifically, it was more of a rant because I've seen some people saying that the only reason big exchanges listed us was because of you guys and the tweets by randos had no part in it, which I disagree, I do think we had a some part in it(even if small)... not as big as yours ofc.

Regardless of that, I do think you should be paid for your work and am supporting the proposal, however 30k is quite a lot, you are going by a normal American Salary, but Hive is a worldwide blockchain with investors and content creators from rich and poor countries, the average worldwide salary isn't an American Salary, and we should think about that and put ourselves in a poor Nigerian's perspective or Venezuelan, they invest the little amount of money they have on Hive and then the inflation gives it all to you times 10x... in my opinion it's quite a lot Justine.

PS: I also disagree with some of the other proposals amounts, it's not just yours, if we are a community here we should think about everyone, and not everyone that is on hive has the same economic benefits of living in a developed country, the salary should reflect that imo...

Ofc, if the community reaches the consensus that you deserve the full 30k I'm all for it...

The Coinbase listing bounty made by some members is open. I guess, you can easily grab that. By the way, this proposal is very surprising as nothing can be verified by the community members. People will vote on what basis? Good faith?

As with any proposal people will vote on some good faith and some work provided. In this case, I was involved in a lot of the exchange chats and listing arrangements and I can personally attest that @justineh put in the work she detailed above and more. Out of a respect of privacy, I will not be leaking any chat logs or conversations that would provide irrefutable proof, but I think stakeholders have enough information to make an informed decision.

I am very sure that this incidence will lead to similar many proposals popping up. We need to chalk out a plan how a decentralised organization should function. Otherwise there will be endless chaos. I understand and respect the role played by many people of the community.


🙏😎🥓👍 Queen Be


Firstly, thank you so much for the enormous contributions you have made to the community!

Do you think it would help if a project for the kind of work you are doing is created on Gitlab (alongside the dev projects there)? It seems that the devs organized things pretty well - the community can see the work on the various projects set up on Gitlab, there are even bi-weekly meetings going on so interested community members can follow them. It creates huge transparency. And people can follow that work and vote on proposals based on what they see.

Other types of work, like what you are doing, are also needed for this community and blockchain to flourish. So perhaps what you are doing can similarly be set up as a project on Gitlab so transparency and better participation from the community can happen. What do you think? It would provide proof of the work done by you.

I am against this. Reason is you ask for payment for past work.

It is the same i give someone my help without any contract, and afterwords i present a bill for it. It feels a bit scammy to me.

It would for me 100% okay for some Future work or projects.

Contractors billing for work already done is a very common practice ... I am confused how you feel that is somehow scammy?

You can, as you said, refuse to support the proposal but how is it "scam"? The listings won't be revoked if the proposal isn't funded. How about you not throw around baseless accusations?

@netuoso are we able to as a community, hire @justineh as our Hive Evangelist and pay her a monthly salary? I would vote for this.

Contractors billing for work already done is a very common practice ... I am confused how you feel that is somehow scammy?

Sure but ask before, then work. And thats in every industrie the same way.
I dont say the work, that was done is not worth it. But afterwords it is for the community hart to tell, what was exactly done.

There was so much going on, i dont think that all exchanges only become become of justineh. Because i know some people too, that talk to exchanges and write about on there blogs.

I am sure marketing/PR is very important for Hive and 30k are not that much. But for that i would say it need more Details of future work.

How about you not throw around baseless accusations?

it is not a accusation. It is the way it looks to me.

I only say, if nobody ask for a new roof. And i build one and ask afterwords money for it, then it goes wrong.

Like i told in first Comment. For Future work i would say it is a great proposal and i would support it.

Hey, have you tried getting Hive listed on the new exchange? It is fairly new and I am guessing they would list it pretty fast.

Well done Justine!

I think a lot of the people opposing this proposal are forgetting that in a truly decentralized community, something that is everyone's job becomes no one's job. It's so easy for everyone to rely on anyone else to get things done, and so nothing gets done.

The work that Justine has done behind the scenes has increased the platform as a whole and increased the value of everyone's stake. Hive has no CEO, which is great because no one can take advantage, but it's bad when dealing with other corporations, etc. Other companies aren't going to trust a mess of people, they need a professional person to be the main contact and negotiator.

I have no problem with people questioning the numbers, but I don't think we should attack or discourage people asking for payment or undertaking responsibilities that benefit the community. Imagine Hive on Coinbase, there's a huge change it would benefit us all, but Coinbase isn't going to trust a faceless community.

Totally happy for people to put in proposals for their own value adding work that benefits the community... I don't think it should only be for development, because, quite frankly, what's the point of having the best blockchain in the world if no one knows about it?

Hi there.
I'm sure everyone is grateful for everything you have done for this community.
I think it is more than fair to create a proposal for your efforts.

But... I think the amount you are asking is very high.
Not to undervalue your work or hours you have spent but I strongly agree with people saying that the community effort at various platforms was a very big push to get all these listing, media awareness etc. possible.

I never use Twitter, but to defend the decentralized community I became active and tried my best to help raise awareness in the outside world for what is going on. I and lots of other people did this, spent hours to save the community and raised our voices. Noone expected anything in return. It was an act of defense.

I also disagree with this part:

I calculated the price based on time spent so far (30-40hrs/week since March) and amount saved in getting free exchange listings

The part you mention "amount saved in getting free exchange listings". So because you haved a big amount, you should get compensated for that?

I save the company I work for thousands of dollars, but usually this is considered "part of the job". You can't ask for compensation for the hours you've spent for this, AND a separate compensation for the amount you've saved, which again is not only achieved by you but with the power of community behind you. World doesn't work that way.

So, summarized, I would support if the amount you were asking was realistic. But it is completely out of proportion in my opinion.

With all due respect, I decided not to support this proposal.

Not the biggest fan of allowing Binance and Huobi the privilege to list Hive, however, I appreciate your work and understand some people want to forgive them for their attack on Steem.

30k is cool, Justin Sun definitely deserves it much less than you.

Thanks for your hard work.

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At first, I was surprised at the daily pay, then I checked the proposal duration. The amount is very fair and everyone and their grandmas should be voting for this proposal.

Awesome job so ar @justineh!

$30K is excellent value for the work you've done so far for the community. Happy to vote my support.

I support this and shall vote for it! But this does lay bare the fact that people who work for building the platform, in a non tech way, should also be compensated but it should not be through proposals. For "everyday work" like listed on this post, a new way of payment should be introduced which avoids having to put in a proposal IMO.

Great work on the listings. You should be rewarded for this. But I dont think we need more listings. We have Bittrex. Binance. ...
More than enough.

We should focus on our platform.

I feel like cheering so loud right now, with dancing, shaking and all. It's great to see people like you always working to make Hive work better, I wish I could do something significant too. Keep up the good work!

Yeah - GO FOR IT!

Thank for awesome post, totally reposted! 🔛

I want see how this all works out.

But it is just me who thinks this and say... but I think it is too early to ask it, such a question is currently causing too many internal problems.
I would have waited 12 months and then asked.

Buy I hope all works out in a good way. 👌

I hope to see soon new live 😊👌

thumbs up, i have asked a few times already, they are based in Europe and they have a Steem/EUR fiat listing, would be nice if you could include them in your efforts. Thanks

30k HBD is no small amount.

I am voting the proposal, but wished it was asking for less.

This proposal seems interesting. I am up for it, definitely gonna vote. keep up. best of luck.

Your help at making Hive listed on several exchanges has been invaluable.
The quality of this proposal is in perfect accordance with the work already accomplished.

Thank you @justineh.

I will support this proposal.