ANNOUNCEMENT POST - Hive Power Up Day, February 1st 2021

in LeoFinance6 months ago (edited)

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Hard to believe, but in just about a week, the next Power Up Day for 2021 will already be here - in fact, the @hivebuzz countdown timer has already started ticking down the days! Be sure to check it out on the HiveBuzz site so you don't miss your chance to earn a badge while you build your Hive account!

Now, for all the Power Up Day details...

What is HivePUD?


Hive Power Up Day has been taking place on the first day of every month since it's creation by @streetstyle on that other blockchain back on April 13th 2019. Essentially, we ask that...

On the first day of the month...

... anyone who is able to, powers up some Hive on the first of the month.

... accounts that are powering down, pause during the 24 hour span of the first of the month.

... anyone who is trading/selling Hive, pause those transactions during the 24 hour span of the first of the month (and possibly even cancel any type of sell order on any exchanges during that time as well).

Why Power Up Hive?

When you power up your liquid Hive, it gives you a number of benefits. I especially like how my dear friend @nickyhavey laid it out in his post from August 2020 -

  1. Stronger votes on content & witnesses - although you may not see this in the first instance, if you stay for a longer time and keep powering up like I have over the last 2.5 years, then you will notice the accumulative effect
  2. Earning more curation rewards - kinda goes with point 1 but the way it works is that if you upvote content, you will earn as well (known as curation rewards) so the more Hive Power you have, the more you can potentially earn back
  3. Earning "interest" by holding Hive Power - maybe you didn't know this but you will also earn HIVE passively at about 3% per year of what you currently have powered up so the more HIVE you have, the more you can earn from just holding!
  4. Earn by delegating - delegating is effectively "loaning" out your HIVE Power to others and some accounts may offer you a daily payment for doing so. If you have more to delegate, you can earn more by delegating which helps grow your balance even more!

How to qualify for prizes

For those who have done Power Up Day in the past, please be aware these requirements changed a bit starting with the September 1st 2020 Power Up Day, so please read carefully:

  • Your reputation must be above 39 and below 70.
  • Your total Hive Power (before the 1st) must be more than 100 and less than 8000.
  • You must power up at least 10 Hive on February 1st.
  • You must write a post about your power up on February 1st with the tag #HivePUD (International) or #HPUD (Spanish).

To be included in the winners list, you must meet all four requirements above. The order of the list (first place, second place, and so on) will be determined by the biggest PERCENTAGE of Hive powered up, not necessarily the most Hive powered up. For example, if the top two people were...

Hive Person A - who had 1000 HIVE Powered up before February 1st and met the four above requirements on the first by powering up 100 HIVE.

...and...

Hive Person B - who had 300 HIVE Powered up before February 1st and met the four above requirements on the first by powering up 60 HIVE.

... that means that Hive Person B would would be in first place with a 20% power up, versus Hive Person A who had a bigger power up, but with only a 10% power up.

 

HIVE POWER UP DAY Prizes

In addition to making your own vote more valuable and adding to your curation rewards (as well as earning interest on your stake), some amazing members of the Hive community are offering prizes that include delegations, Hive giveaways, and other cool stuff listed below.

As @streetstyle said in his announcement post for the May 1st 2020 Power Up Day ...

The prizes are meant to incentivize the smaller members of the HIVE, the young bees looking to turn blogging nectar in honey for the HIVE. By Powering Up Hive coins into Hive Power, members of the HIVE show support for the HIVE BLOCKCHAIN and the HIVE Community while helping to grow their own account as well.

If you'd like to jump in and offer a prize for future #HivePUDs, simply shout out either in the comment section, or on Discord (traciyork#4860) and I'll be sure to update the prize list accordingly!

And no worries if your account is too big/small to qualify for an "official" prize - remember that any time you power up, you "win" a bigger upvote and more power on the blockchain. Can't go wrong with a prize like that! 😍

Prize list

For now, based on the past few months, I'm leaving all the prizes marked as ✔️ (CONFIRMED) as they seem to be fairly consistently awarded. If that changes, I'll update the prize to ⛔ (NOT CONFIRMED) until I know for sure. And sponsors, if you'd rather I left your prize marked "NOT CONFIRMED" each month until you shout out, please let me know and I'll be happy to change it.

Also, a special thank you to @sgt-dan for sponsoring delegations prizes for the past four months - your support was greatly appreciated, and I wish you well on wherever your Hive journey takes you next.

EDITED TO ADD: @sgt-dan has decided to delegate in a different way this month - please see his reply here for details.

 

1st Place -

  • 600 HIVE Power delegation for 30 days - - Sponsored by @theycallmedan, and distributed by @eddiespino through the @aliento account. ✔️
  • 300 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️
  • NEW THIS MONTH 150 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @alokkumar121 ✔️

 

2nd Place -

  • 500 HIVE Power delegation for 30 days - - Sponsored by @theycallmedan, and distributed by @eddiespino through the @aliento account. ✔️
  • 200 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️
  • NEW THIS MONTH 150 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @alokkumar121 ✔️

 

3rd Place -

  • 400 HIVE Power delegation for 30 days - - Sponsored by @theycallmedan, and distributed by @eddiespino through the @aliento account. ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️
  • NEW THIS MONTH 150 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @alokkumar121 ✔️

 

4th-20th Place Each -

  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️

 

ADDITIONALLY -

  • 9th & 15th places on the power up list will each win 1 HIVE Basic Income unit/levels Gift - Sponsored by @cmplxty ✔️
  • Three delegations of 100 HIVE Power each for 3 weeks, based on her usual criteria - Sponsored by @fionasfavourites ✔️
  • 200 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks to 1 person who often posts under the #naturalmedicine tag and power up (as stated by @riverflows in her comment here and details can be found in this more recent post here ) - Sponsored by @naturalmedicine ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 3 weeks (as announced here, criteria TBD) - Sponsored by @hiveph ✔️
  • All HivePUD Prize participants who qualify for the prize pool will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE POWER (5 lucky winners) - Sponsored by @traciyork (courtesy of Hive supplied by @theycallmedan) ✔️

 

PLUS -

  • All HivePUD Prize participants who qualify for the prize pool will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • Winner of @traciyork's prize will receive 100 HIVE Power delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsored by @jeanlucsr ✔️
  • All HivePUD Prize participants who qualify for the prize pool will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE POWER (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @livinguktaiwan ✔️
  • Winner of @livinguktaiwan's prize will receive 100 HIVE Power delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsored by @jeanlucsr ✔️

 
 

Special #HPUD Prize pool


As I've said before, when @victoriabsb started her #HPUD initiative, she wanted to make sure the smallest Spanish participants were still able to win some delegations, even if they didn't qualify based on the above rules. Last month, she had an exciting new bunch of delegation prizes added, thanks to the awesome generosity of @walterjay! The details can be found in her post, but essentially those winners will receive:

1st Place - Total 1100 HP Delegated

  • 600 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
  • 250 HIVE Power delegation for 15 days - Sponsored by @victoriabsb ✔️
  • 150 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @r1s2g3 ✔️

2nd Place - Total 850 HP Delegated

  • 500 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 15 days - Sponsored by @victoriabsb ✔️
  • 150 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @r1s2g3 ✔️

3rd Place - Total 550 HP Delegated

  • 300 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
  • 150 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @r1s2g3 ✔️

Random Winner

  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
   

How do I earn some HiveBuzz badges?

Check out this post from September by the @hivebuzz team called, Hive Power Up Day - Let's grow together! for details as well as the Power Up Day Helper Badge post. The buzz on the street is that there's even more fun to be had in the coming months!

Oh, and BEE sure to also give their new proposal a peek and show it some support if you appreciate all they do to bring good cheer to our blockchain community all year long!


Timeline Reminder


  • Power up Hive on February 1st, 20211
  • Post about your power up on February 1st, 2021
  • Unofficial winners list will be posted February 2nd or 3rd (allowing time to correct for errors/omissions)
  • Official winners list will be posted on February 5th, after which sponsors will disperse prizes

 

That's it for now!

Shout out to the (still in Beta) UI from @leofinance, which is what I used for creating this post. While there are still a few kinks to be worked out, overall I really enjoy using this interface. Well done, Leo Finance team!

Oh, and don't forget to follow @hivebuzz (here and on Twitter) so you don't miss upcoming announcements about the aforementioned HivePUD fun, as well as other awesome initiatives like the Mental Health badge for the Natural Medicine Community and the Papillon Charity badge to support @papilloncharity and @combination's amazing fund raising efforts.

And thanks once again to everyone in the Hive Community for all you do to make our blockchain space a home. Special shout out to my numbers guy @abh12345 for always pulling together the data when the time comes - Asher, you're a ROCKSTAR!

Here's to another awesomesauce Hive Power Up Day!



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Very generous initiative. Perhaps you could also find this information useful?
@reinhard-schmid
@apsu
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@honeydue
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@eveuncovered

It's too long to read man, I'm so tired.

Also I do like the word "generous" but still.. that's a lot of text.

😜
long story short:
If you power up more than 10 HP first day of the month and make a post about it with a right tag you might get some delegations.
More money= more bread= happy dogs and birds😜

Thank you for tagging me in this. Imma reblog first and spread the love ♡

no problem.

Thanks for the tag. I usually try to power up on the first also but unfortunately, or fortunately I can't qualify as I have recently joined the over 70s club. But thanks
!ENGAGE15

Damn it. I checked everyone's HP but forgot that I need to look at reputation as well.

Thank you for your engagement on this post, you have recieved ENGAGE tokens.

You ain't need to publish this, but I will be delegating:

500 $LEO Tokens to the #1 HIVE Power upper
250 $LEO Tokens to the #2 HIVE Power upper
125 $LEO Tokens to the #3 HIVE Power upper
50 $LEO Tokens to the #4 HIVE Power upper
25 $LEO Tokens to the #5 HIVE Power upper

I do have other plans in the future to build HIVE. Then again? That is what Sarge does. I will not be delegating HIVE anymore. Shoot! I am pretty much give out already!

Those new to crypto, STEEM, HIVE, Discord? Check out @theterminal. Get help without having to pay anything! Many influencers got their start there! Your reading this comment and want to know how to be HIVE Famous? @theterminal is for you!

Forgot to mention. Those $LEO delegations will be for a period of 30 days (probably a little longer because I forget to stop delegations sometimes). Learn more about how easy it is to earn $LEO tokens on Leofinance by just voting (curating) posts...

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 41 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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Hey @traciyork, here is a little bit of BEER from @pixresteemer for you. Enjoy it!

Learn how to earn FREE BEER each day by staking your BEER.

Cheer #HPUD
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Finally... I got to see this post 😋
Have it always been this way?

Hive is really a very huge platform and this is a clear proof of how devoted everyone are working towards the longetivity of this platform.

This would be my first experience of what Hive PUD is all about and l sincerely thank @brittandjosie73 because l would have completely been in the dark if not for the snippets she gave me some days ago about this special day. I also got to know of your account because of her and l'm Happy that l'm seeing this post.

Heheh... I need to get set for this special PUD. It will be nice to win at the first position during my first experience of what PUD is all about.

I look forward to growing rapidly in this platform.
Well Done ✅

I hope that @kemmyb @zanoz @salvador Etc Etc are seeing this 😋

@kenechukwu97 this is indeed the contest blog and ALL the rules, read carefully and indeed you might have a big chance of winning because you have low hip but to possible power up ability to win a prize.

Also we have that room in discord aswell, so go there watch what all of us do and it will be a piece of cake. The fact that we have prices there aswell is an extra.

I want to wish you good luck and do forget me when you are big !

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Hello; @traciyork


We appreciate your work and your post was manually shared on Twitter by @papilloncharity from the DNA team!
Reach us on Discord to learn more about the project!
Please also visit the @combination account and participate in the weekly giveaway draw to get this badge and to stand a chance to win some Hive!

Hi
I would like to sponsor 150 HP delegation each to top 3 names for 21 days.

Excellent, @alokkumar121 - thanks so much! I've edited your delegations in to this post,and you will get a notification when I post the official winners list. 😊

Thank you

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@tipu curate

Ofcourse we are spreading the word and getting all persons in the terminal to participate good luck everybody

I'll participate too

Here you go @traciyork. I don't know if I jumped all the hoops correctly.
https://peakd.com/hivepud/@jerrytsuseer/hive-pud-day