This week we introduced an Open Standard for a HIVE Account Referral System which was an very abstract post suited for developer who may make use of the system in their dApp.
Today I love to give you an overview on all the good stuff which has been implemented on @hiveonboard over the last week in order to fully support this system.
Right now, hiveonboard.com fully supports the open standard mentioned above and it's available for everyone who wan't to bring in new people to HIVE!
A few people already make use of these new features and it's working very well so far.
1. Create your personal referral link
- Go to hiveonboard.com
- Select Learn
- Select Referral Program
Here you go, take the link and spread the word about HIVE. Take it to social media or pass it to a friend.
2. Referred person creates an account
In this case @hivepeople shares the link
https://hiveonboard.com/create-account?ref=hivepeople on Twitter and an interested user is going to create an account. As you can see, the referrer is already visible before the account is even created. In order to continue the new user has to agree to the terms of service, which includes the information on the referral program.
3. You and the referred person will be notified
When a new account was created using the referral link, @hiveonboard will send out a memo to you and the referred person. We want to create a connection between both of you. Let's take a look at the memos.
Memo to the new account:
Memo to the referrer account:
4. Support the new user and earn beneficiary rewards
As suggested in the memo, it would be awesome if the new user would get some help from the referrer. When creating an account on @hiveonboard, we'll suggest the following settings for reward sharing to HIVE front-ends:
- 3% for the referrer (you)
- 1% for the creator (currently only @tipu)
- 1% for the provider (@hiveonboard)
We already explained in detail in this post that the open standard is still brand new and have to be accepted and integrated into HIVE dApps. And even with dApp support there is a possibility that these settings will be changed by the user, so @hiveonboard cannot guarantee these rewards yet, but it's a start.
Referral Notification Bot
Like described in the previous section in step 3, @hiveonboard is running a bot which is parsing the HIVE blockchain on account creation events which make use of open standard for referrals.
This means, notification will be sent even if the new user wasn't created on hiveonboard.com. If any other account creation service will make use of the referral system, those memo notifications will create a relationship between the new user and the referral as well.
Public API with Referral Information for dApp developer
Last but not least, @hiveonboard now offers a public API with referral information to make dApp integration even easier.
Imagine you want to render a list of accounts who got referred by the user currently signed in?
Yes you can! Just request this information right from the API like this:
I can't wait to see what dApps will create when adapting the referral system!
More Learn Content
Thanks to @stellabelle and @thepeakstudio three info-graphics where added to the Learn section to help new users getting started with HIVE. If you haven't seen them yet, you really have to check them out!
As you may know @hiveonboard uses phone verification to prevent bad actors creating hundreds of spam accounts. In order to achieve this a SHA256 hash is generated from the phone number and stored in our database. This way, no phone number can ever be exposed and users privacy is guaranteed.
Asking for Feedback & Suggestions
As always I'am happy to hear your feedback and suggestions how to make @hiveonboard even better.