ANNOUNCEMENT POST - Hive Power Up Day, August 1st 2020

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Hard to believe it's already been an month since my last #HivePUD announcement post - time flies when 2020 is being so awful to everyone you're having fun, eh? 😂

In a little less than a week, the next Hive Power Up Day arrives on August 1st 2020! Since @streetstyle is still AFK (away from keyboard), I'm continuing to run his initiative in his absence, as well as sending good thoughts in his direction and hoping we hear from him soon that all is well.

What is HivePUD?

Hive Power Up Day has been taking place on the first day of every month since it's inception on that other blockchain over a year ago. There's a great old post from @sndbox that explains all the reasons you personally benefit from powering up. For the community as a whole, it's a great way to show support for our blockchain home by staking (aka powering up) Hive and adding to its value. And as @streetstyle has always said...

On the first day of the month...

• ...we ask that everyone who can do so, power up any amount of HIVE they are holding on the first of the month.

• ... we ask accounts that are currently powering down to please pause the powerdown during the hours of the first of the month.

• ... we ask that those who are trading and/or selling Hive, not to do so during the hours of the first of the month (and if possible, cancel any type of sell order on any exchanges for the same hours).

Rules to Win Prizes for HIVEPUD

Again, in @streetstyle's words (with my changes edited in)

MUST have a reputation score BELOW 70.00 ( so 69.99 is good & Can participate.) AND more than 100 HIVE POWER (prior to HivePUD) BUT LESS than 8000 HIVE Power.

MUST have a reputation score of 39 & ABOVE (so rank of 38.99 will Not Win)

MUST Power Up HIVE COIN on AUGUST 1st, 2020

MUST make a post about your POWER UP on AUGUST 1st with the tag HivePUD . It can be as simple as "I powered up X amount of HIVE COIN" to a simple picture/screenshot of your Power Up and posted to your HIVE blog, or it could be a super long dissertation on HIVE Power. IMPORTANT:use HivePUD hash tag so that I can be sure to see them.

The winners MUST meet all 4 requirements , and it will be based on the Biggest HIVE Power Up PERCENTAGE, not the biggest Power Up. This means that it will be based on the ratio between your current amount of HIVE Power and the amount you power up on August 1st.

For Example:

If you have 1000 HIVE Power already powered up prior to AUGUST 1, and on AUGUST 1 you complete steps 1-5 with a 100 HIVE Power Up,

and

another HIVE member has 300 HIVE Powered up prior to AUGUST 1, and on AUGUST 1st Powers Up 60 HIVE Coin, then this 2nd user would be winning with a 20% power up versus the first example with a bigger power up but smaller percentage of only 10% based on their account.

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). I've also upped my prize game for this initiative - in addition to my longstanding 10 Hive giveaway, I've also offered a handful of delegation prizes (along with @nathanmars) for those who qualified through the brand-new-this-month Five for #HivePUD initiative, which runs from the 5th to the 25th of the month. However, since we have a total of five prizes, and only four entries from two people (@fionasfavourites with one post and two tweets; @jeanlucsr with one tweet) in July, I'm going to do something a bit creative with the prize awards (which I'll announce in the official winners post), and I'll work on getting the word out more effectively for August.

And once again in @streetstyle's own words...

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 just 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

I know everyone confirmed for last month, and many said to just go ahead and assume that these prizes are confirmed again, but lots of things can change in a few weeks time. So I'm going to mark them again as ⛔ (NOT CONFIRMED) for now, and will update it to ✔️ (CONFIRMED) once I know for sure.
 
 

1st Place -

500 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @giftgiver / @rishi556 ⛔
500 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n ⛔
500 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 Weeks - Sponsor @davedickeyyall ⛔
5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️

 

2nd Place -

250 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 Weeks - Sponsor = @bethvalverde ⛔
100 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @hextech ⛔
100 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n ⛔
5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️

 

3rd Place -

50 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n ⛔
5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️

 

4th-16th Place Each -

25 HIVE Power Delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsor @sn0n ⛔

 

4th-20th Place Each -

5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels - Gift Sponsor @improv ✔️

 

ADDITIONALLY -

1400 HIVE Power Delegation (amount & how it's split TBD after winner's list is announced) for 3 weeks - Sponsor @edicted ⛔

 

PLUS -

  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify 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 3 WEEK DELEGATION by @jeanlucsr ✔️
  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify 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 3 WEEK DELEGATION by @jeanlucsr ✔️

 

AND EVEN MORE! -

  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify will be entered into a giveaway of 500 HIVE POWER 3 WEEK DELEGATION (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @sn0n ⛔
  • All eligible HivePUD Prize participants who qualify will be entered into a giveaway of 50 HIVE (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @sn0n ⛔
  • 2 redfish participants who meet at least the two basic requirements laid out in this post will receive a 50 HIVE POWER 3 WEEK DELEGATION - Sponsored by @fionasfavourites ✔️
  • 1,000 total HIVE Power Delegations (amount & how it's split TBD) for a period of 30 days - Sponsored by @sgt-dan ✔️
  • 8th place on the power up list will win 1 HIVE Basic Income unit/levels Gift - Sponsored by @cmplxty ✔️

 
 

Shout out to the Hispanic #HPUD Initiative!

Last month I discovered that the amazing @victoriabsb started a #HPUD initiative for the #HiveVenezuela community (and I believe a few other country specific ones have popped up as well). It was such a success that not only is she doing it again for August, she's expanded it to the Hispanic community at large!

Here's her announcement post with all the information on how to participate -

🌟 Initiative: HIVE Power Up Day #HPUD Hispanics August 1st! ğŸ˜Ž 💪 🌟 || Announcement [ENG/ESP]

 
 

Timeline Reminder

  • Power up Hive on August 1st, 2020
  • Post about your powerup on August 1st, 2020
  • Unofficial winners list will be posted August 2nd or 3rd (allowing time to correct for errors/omissions)
  • Official winners list will be posted on August 5th, after which sponsors will disperse prizes

 
 

That's it for now!

Thanks to everyone for all you do to make our new blockchain space a home! Special shout out to @abh12345 for graciously agreeing to help me again by pulling together the data when the time comes - Asher, you're a ROCKSTAR! And here's to another awesomesauce Hive Power Up Day - I think we're doing @streetstyle proud!



Image Credits: blog thumbnail created on Canva, using a photo (that I first spotted on a post by @fionasfavourites) created by @nateaguila which is "free to use for the purpose of supporting, promoting, or marketing Hive-related topics or projects." HivePUD GIF created using both Canva and ezGIF.

 
 





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