Introducing LeoFinance V1 | Our New Hive Interface to Onboard the Masses

in LeoFinance5 months ago

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This has been in the works for a long time now. Earlier this year, we were looking at our old interface (the one built on condenser) and were trying to design a major overhaul. Through that process, we realized that building on Condenser was truly a horrible experience. The code is generally not great and the cost to develop new features was incredibly high.

Making our new ideas compatible with the old UI was simply too difficult and too costly. That's when we started seriously exploring the idea of building our own User Interface from the ground up.

Through the research process, we also realized that it would be incredibly costly to build a UI from the ground up. How to rationalize the deployment of those resources became a focus of our project for a period of time. After the split to Hive, we realized that it became more important than ever before.

The new UI has taken months to design and develop and has been the most resource-intensive development under the LeoFinance project. The rationale behind spending so much time and resources on our UI is that this is the home base of our project. We have a lot of ideas to onboard new users to LeoFinance/Hive and the only way to take our project to the future we envision is to have our own UI. From the ground up.

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As of a few hours ago, our old UI (condenser) was replaced with LeoFinance V1. Once and for all.

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You'll notice that publishing posts/comments from will still carry the LeoFinance Beta tag. Our UI is still officially in open beta, even though we've completed the scope of development (and actually have gone far beyond the original scope) for the original V1 roadmap.

The original roadmap included only about 50% of what the UI has now. Throughout the actual development process - and especially after pushing the site into Open Beta - we received a lot of feedback and decided to continually add new features based on user requests.

From here forward, we'll continue with a similar approach - having major versions slated in our roadmap but also adding features based on user demand.

New features will continue to be designed and tested on our new testing site: LeoFinance Labs

In the near future, we'll open up the Labs version of the LeoFinance UI and allow users to test and be a part of the development process as we design and implement new features.

As features are tested and approved from the Labs version of the UI, they will automatically deploy to the live production site at

What's In V1?

We've been posting regular updates about new features as they're implemented to the UI. If you want to see each feature explained, I recommend going through some of the previous posts on @leofinance. @khaleelkazi will also publish a video later today (or tomorrow) explaining the features and doing a live demo of the new UI versus our old UI.

Seeing is believing - if you never used the Beta site, then I highly recommend going to and giving it a try. It's an amazing experience and I'm proud of what we've built in V1. The feature list has been far more extensive than we planned, but the end result is that much better for it.


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New Hive Onboarding Sequence



We've implemented a new onboarding sequence that allows new users to seamlessly create a new Hive account without leaving our site. The process starts when a user hits the Sign Up button in the top right. They're shown a popup that explains the 3 step process involved with creating a Hive account:

  1. Username
  2. Verify
  3. Store Keys

Once they hit continue, they're shown a new popup window where we've integrated the Hiveonboard signup sequence. This allows the user to choose a username, verify their humanity with an SMS code and then signup automatically.

Once the user has signed up, they're shown a "Success!" dialogue and then they're immediately re-prompted to login to the LeoFinance site.

This signup process is incredible, but it's just the beginning of our developments aimed at user onboarding.

We're currently developing new onboarding capabilities on the backend of the site. This will allow us to do some very interesting things like integrate cross-blockchain accounts. This feature is already available on the LeoFinance Labs UI and once we complete the development and testing process, it will be moved to the production site.

The expected release date for cross-blockchain accounts is mid-late next week.

V2 Roadmap

As I mentioned previously, the new features for LeoFinance will continue to roll out on a very regular schedule. We're constantly developing new features based on our designs and on community feedback.

The full V2 roadmap will be released soon, but the features will continue to become available first on LeoFinance Labs and second on LeoFinance Beta

Again, the primary focus right now is on our new cross-blockchain account feature which has become more vital than ever after our successful launch with the wLEO token on Uniswap.

Speaking of Uniswap..


Uniswap wLEO-ETH Pair Page

Not to steal the thunder of our LeoFinance UI update - which is a major breakthrough on its own - but the WLEO - ETH pool broke $200,000 USD yesterday. WLEO was also recently listed on Blockfolio and currently has an application pending with several coin aggregators like Coingecko, CMC and Coinpaprika.

In the near future, we'll announce exchange partnerships and get our first major CEX (centralized exchange) listing for WLEO.

LeoFinance was founded 15 months ago with the idea that we could become a center point for onboarding users to Hive. Our mission is not to onboard users into Hive iteslef, but rather to utilize Hive as intended: as a backend to power our project. To our users, they're interacting with LeoFinance. On the backend, their content, interactions and rewards are being immutably stored on one of the most technologically advanced blockchains on the planet.

The price of LEO has been reflecting the latest developments. Many are asking if this will continue.. Nobody can perfectly predict market pricing, but one thing that has a 100% probability is the continuation of core developments for the LeoFinance project. 🥂 to a great 15 months and 🥂 to an even better 15 to come.

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That GIF was straight hilarious.

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I've been using the beta version for sometimes now and it's way better than the condenser as you called it. I love it but didn't see a directory to share posts to Twitter and others (mobile).

One need not focus on the price now. Development and adoption is what will cause token value to increase in my POV.

Super developments! Everything is going nice and smoothly, the future for Leo is bright. Really like everything so far.

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LEO to the world

Amazing work!
Looking forward to see the new cross-blockchain accounts and the first CEX listing wLEO! 🔥

I tried this new interface when I was writing my post and it's really good.

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To the moon 💪💪💪

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In the near future, we'll announce exchange partnerships and get our first major CEX (centralized exchange) listing for WLEO.

Do you hear that sound? It's a rocket sound...

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This is excellent, I love this project I feel at home and let's bring LEO even more

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Great update, we are very happy to use this new interface and grow our LEO/HIVE user base through it.

Great job, keep up the successes.

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The new interface is sweet as it can be and is a foundation on which neat features can be developed. I'm getting my way around it and try to do some actions faster in order to get to the needed information. Pretty good so far and I'm waiting for v2 :).

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This is super exciting how LeoFinance is moving forward. Great job!

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This is amazing!

Leo to the moon!!! Let's go!

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sweet !!!!

great job everybody - looking great

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Amazing news dears, we hope this network grown a lot as a facebook or only the 10% of this we were happy

Nice work. I just posted via th site and it's very clean. I am super pumped about leo finance and its future.

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Great progress and achievement. I and probably many others would like to know how many people are working on this project. It would help to get the confidence to invest more. Maybe I just didn't dig deep enough, but anyway.

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You guys keep impressing me. Keep rock(et)ing!

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Is Hivesigner the only option to log in on android?

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What a great achievement. In one step, a major impediment to progress for the LeoFinance community has been overcome. Yes, @leofinance ...

"Nobody can perfectly predict market pricing, but one thing that has a 100% probability is the continuation of core developments for the LeoFinance project. 🥂 to a great 15 months and 🥂 to an even better 15 to come."

... this cannot be in doubt. Both the quality and pace of releasing new functionality has set the bar very high, since your July 25th 2020 Roadmap post.

Loved this:

"... to utilize Hive as intended: as a backend to power our project. To our users, they're interacting with LeoFinance. On the backend, their content, interactions and rewards are being immutably stored on one of the most technologically advanced blockchains on the planet."

LeoFinance is by far the best example today of what this means. I hope the number grows significantly every day of those who come to understand what this represents!

I am very excited to see what the LeoFinance team has accomplished between now and the end of the year! 🦁👍

P.S. Prior to seeing it, I would've said you have your work cut out to match PeakD and, frankly, you have a ways to go, but ... Just the new Dim mode represents such a powerful symbol of "continuous improvement" in action. So easy on the eyes here ...

Love it!

this is a great move. Kudos to the team

Great stuff, looking forward to improvements going forward, i'd say for me, hooking up with ETH address in your wallet would be a cool

I do miss the price feeds on leo, would be great if maybe just the top ones and the burn rate of LEO where somewhere and then we could have a price feed page or if you in lets say ETH categories or content you see ETH price feeds

Also looking forward to scheduling my posts, that would be a life saver

id say that's my personal top 3 for now, whats on everyone else's wish list?

Love the new interface :)

Found a bug: the "Published by LeoFinance" icon next to the post title looks blurry.

Any plans to also add notifications?

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I would like to see the percentage of my voting power before I cast the vote.

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I like the beta version, but I found a few small things:
a) When you publish a post or a commentary, it takes much more time to complete than the old version.
b) When you upvote a post, it does not highlight the vote after it completes the upvote, only after refreshing.
c) You have just published a post and you want to auto-upvote it after, let's say, four minutes. You go to your blog and the time at the top, near your name, does not update as the minutes pass. You must refresh to know if the four minutes mark has arrived.

Only minor things. The rest is very good.

This is definitely an awesome improvement.

Up leofinance V1

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I think the new interface of Leo Finance is great, and the presentation of the Wallet is beautiful. Excellent work. 🚀