This is part of the HIVENOOBS series. Here are the others in this series:
HIVENOOBS 1: Getting Started With Hive
HIVENOOBS 2: Create Your Hive Account
HIVENOOBS 3: Private Keys
HIVENOOBS 4: If You Have A Steemit Account, How Do You Switch to Hive?
HIVENOOBS 5: Where To Trade Hive: List of Exchanges
IF YOU HAVE A STEEM ACCOUNT, YOU DON’T NEED TO GET A NEW HIVE ACCOUNT.
All you need to do is to log into a Hive site, like peakd.com using your existing private keys.
If you already have a Steem account, and you still have your private keys, you can simply use those existing keys to log into peakd.com (there are other sites that use the Hive blockchain, but peakd.com has a great user experience). Your Steem keys are exactly the same as your Hive keys.
When you visit peakd.com, you are presented with a few ways to log in. We recommend you get the Brave/Chrome or Firefox extension for Hive Keychain. We have been using Hive Keychain since the beginning and it’s both super easy and safe. This method is for those who want to use a desktop computer.
Links for Hive Keychain:
Brave/Chrome Hive Keychain: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hive-keychain/jcacnejopjdphbnjgfaaobbfafkihpep
Firefox Hive Keychain: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hive-keychain/
Here’s the original post by the creator of Hive Keychain: @yabapmatt/hive-keychain-now-available-on-chrome-and-brave
Q: What happened to all my posts that were on Steemit?
A: All your posts were automatically ported over to the Hive blockchain. This is because of the nature of open source projects. When Hive forked due to the hostile takeover by Justin Sun, everything was copied to a new blockchain, Hive. Your posts are all visible on Hive and exactly as you posted them when you wrote them on Steemit. Take a look at your account on peakd.com: @hivepeople (Just substitute your account name for ‘hivepeople’ to see your own posts).
Q: What happened to my Steem balance?
A: Your Steem balance was copied to your Hive balance. So, if you had 100 Steem on Steemit, you now have 100 Hive on Hive. If you had 100 Steem Power on Steemit, you now have 100 Hive Power on Hive. You basically doubled your coins without doing anything.
If you want to use a mobile phone for the Hive blockchain, then your option is to use the Esteem app https://esteem.app/. Don’t get confused by the name of the app or its branding. I was originally created to be used for the Steem blockchain, hence its name “Esteem”, but it has since moved over to Hive.
Esteem also has a desktop version, and this link takes you to all the downloads: https://esteem.app/about#downloads
Q: What is ESTM?
A: It’s the native token of the Esteem app. It’s different from $Hive. Learn more about ESTM in the Esteem app Discord channel: https://discord.me/esteem
Q: The branding and name of Esteem app appears to be from Steem. Does it work on Hive?
A: Yes. The Esteem app is now on Hive. The branding was created a while ago for the Steem blockchain, but has since moved to Hive.
Q: Where can I trade $Steem and $Hive Tokens?
Let us know if you have any other questions about this move from Steem to Hive. Also, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter if you need help getting a new Hive account. Also, you can get Hive tech support on Telegram: https://t.me/hiveblockchain
👉 Follow HivePeople on Twitter for contests like the one we have going today, you can win 10 $Hive just by sharing a GIF on Twitter: