My first Hive Power Up Day as an Orca

in #hive5 months ago

I knew I was getting close, but yesterday I got this confirmation that I had reached orca status. I had been checking @hivebuzz to see my VESTS approaching the magic 100 million. I may have been helped over the live after @the-bitcoin-dood sent me a tip for being part of his Hive Chat on Twitter.

Orca
So how did I become an orca? It was not by buying lots of crypto. I have bought some small amounts along the way, but most of it has been earned. The majority of the rest was from being active in posting, commenting and voting.

Earnings

However, I would not be an orca for a while yet if it were not for Justin Sun. His takeover of St++mit and the subsequent fork of Hive gave me an airdrop that allowed me to sell my previous stake to power up here. There have also been various other crypto project that have given me extra funds I could justify using here such as Coinbase, Blurt and Keybase. I am not an investor, but I do believe that this blockchain-based platform could change lives and I want to be part of that.

I will also keep being a part of #HivePUD, coordinated by @traciyork even though my stake disqualifies me from the prizes. I still want that @hivebuzz badge. Today I powered up a bit more. Some of this was from Blurt plus I had been keeping HIVE from recent rewards. If you want to withdraw from Hive Engine then Bee Swap charges a less for doing that. I use the option to convert HBD rewards to HIVE as I am not bothered about playing the market.

Power up

I have been powering up just about all my rewards recently, but now I have reached this #HiveMilestone I will consider spending some. I will not be powering down unless I am really desperate. I want to see more people build their accounts and so will keep the @TenKMinnows project going. That may have spare voting capacity, so I am open to suggestions of people to add to the voting trail.

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I've just hit the 3k HP mark myself, about 600 of that is brought the rest I've gotten from posts and comments. Growth of my account has been pretty good since I've taken up regular streaming.

I think persistence can pay off, but connecting with people is vital. Hope to see you at dolphin soon.

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That's some going Steve! Well done on pretty much earning your way to Orca, not many can say that (certainly not me when I get there)! I'm with you, not an investor but can see the potential of this place, which is still finding it's feet I think.

Cheers me dears 🍻

I just cannot justify investing large amounts in anything, but I can spare the time to play around with Hive. If the price goes up then that may look like time well spent. There was a time when my 14k STEEM was worth almost $100k.

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I know what you mean, especially in the current climate. Have made a few big purchases but crypto (HIVE and BTC) have probably been my largest investments in terms of spending money. Have spent a lot of time here as well and felt I've got more out of it than being a musician or travel writer when I was on FB.

14k STEEM worth £100k?? Wow, when was that?! Must have been before I joined in March 2018, haven't really known the price to be much more than $1 tops! Crazy to think you have ~3.5x the amount of Hive and it's not even $10k

In January 2018 it was around $8, but not for long. I am happy if we can gradually recover. Sudden spikes make me nervous.

Yeah there was a sudden spike with the whole Huobi listing after Hive launched which noticeably dropped once that promotion was over. Shame that's the way things go in crypto, seems it's all about the quick cash grabs for the most part before hopping on to the next big pump.

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Many congratulations, heres to JS!

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Creating Hive may be the best thing he has done.

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Thanks for the mention and congratulations! I think we started at the same time too. You deserve it. You get out of it what you put into it, and you've really put in the time and effort. I'm starting to get much more active now, hopefully I can start to play catch up :) Convert STEEM to HIVE was definitely a nice way to boost the powerup too. I pretty much did the same thing. I traded a little on Ionomy for awhile though. I just about doubled what I started with. Now I'm completely STEEM free and have a little HIVE left on exchange that I've been trading the volatility with.

WTG man, The Dood's really happy for you! Cheers to a bright future! Oh and on that note I think I'm picking up some BEER over the weekend so I can start calling beer. Thanks for the beers brother!

Amazing that is has been over 4 years since we moved on from the wreck of Tsu to this blockchain thing. I saw potential from the start and I still have hope for it. I'm not going anywhere.

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Well done mate you’re living the dream I hope to emulate sooner rather than later

Cool. The more, the merrier!

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@linlee - joined Sept 2019 - HP 50.5 (25 delegated)
@dawnsart - joined Sept 2020 - HP 48.3 (75 delegated)
@schmidi - joined June 2020 - HP 243 (no delegations remaining)
@arrrds - joined Aug 2020 - HP 16.7 (25 delegated)

Four accounts I have delegated to in the past or currently delegating to that have been active in the past 8 days. They are not daily posters, but are still posting, so I am sure they would not mind getting a little bit more help for when they do post. I think the last one I found via a re-blog you did.

Oh and congrats on the official milestone.

I'll check them out. We need active people to stick around.

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Congrats @steevc.

That a huge milestone and one i am aiming for myself. It's great to see the long term planners growing and building for the future. Having hive in the right hands will be vital for growth so keep up the good work.

Cheers. I have shown it is possible to do it without spending massive money and I don't get the biggest votes either. We need that 'middle class' to make Hive work well for everyone.

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Look at you now.

I remember when you first helped SFR, you were around 17K or something.

I'm expecting to get the key to the executive washroom at any moment :)

!BEER

Give it another year or 2, you might be in the 6 digits!

Well it may take another 4 years to get there, but then I make more from curation now. We shall see.


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Congrats, dear Steve!!! Im happy to know you are an orca now,because I know you did a great job here (here and, before, on St***t ), well done!!
!BEER

Thanks! It does feel good to have made it here. I hope you can keep growing too.

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Nice job! Congrats on the accomplishment. I did a bit of a power up today myself. Still nowhere close to the Orca level!

Congrats Steve on reaching orca!!!

Congrats on Orca status!

Congratulations! Huge milestone!

You have been consistent - and an example for new comers. I have not been able to spend time to post regularly and earn so much, but I will buy some more hive. Getting 50 k HP would make us an Orca ?

I did a post recently which shows the calculation on how to work out how much Hive Power you need to have for all the different hivebuzz ranks - hope you find it useful!

https://leofinance.io/hive-167922/@nickyhavey/how-to-calculate-how-much-hive-power-is-needed-for-each-hivebuzz-rank

You need almost 52k right now, but it is based on 'VESTS' which change slowly. You should be able to see the number here, but it is not showing anything right now. 100,000,000 is orca.

many congratulations :) I am nearing my 0.5 K pretty soon.

nice going mister orca!! Dont eat me as a fresh powered up dolphin though!

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That's amazing. I didn't realize you could do it by being active. I'm reaching Dolphin mostly through buying Hive rather than rewards. I don't get much traction on my posts or comments, so I figured most people buy their way up like I have been doing.

Congratulations.