๐Ÿณ Have you claimed your Whaleshares STAKE yet?! ๐Ÿณ (ends Sept 15th!)

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Hey There Friends! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

For those of you not "in the know", the complimentary STEEM fork and "social sharing" platform known as Whaleshares is now LIVE! ๐Ÿณ

If you have a BitShares account, you only have about a week left to claim your possibly sizable WHALESTAKE drop! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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The SnapShot took place on August 1, 2018, on Bitshares Block 29222369 at 2018-08-01 03:18:51 UTC. If your BitShares account(s) held BTS, WHALESHARE, or BROWNIE.PTS tokens BEFORE that time, you are eligible for the WLS drop!

While STEEMIT is considered a "blogging platform", Whaleshares is meant to be more of a censorship-resistant "social sharing" platform, with the following goals in mind:

The long-term intent of Whaleshares is to establish itself as a Decentralized Autonomous Cooperative (DAC) where users of all sizes may transparently share and contribute value to their networks of trusted friends and have a voice in the future evolution of the platform itself. We will need individuals to step up and help form the groups that oversee the governance, arbitration, and standards that carry the project forward.

Link: ๐Ÿš€ Whaleshares.io and BitsharesTalk.io Main Launch!

So... how's it different?!

As you dive deeper into the platform, you'll discover quite a few key differences from STEEM, with even more kewl things to come in the near future... ๐Ÿ˜Ž

For example, flagging costs 3 times more than does rewarding, which means it's much more difficult for a single "mean guy", "mean girl", or "mean bot" to "put baby in the corner"! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

So, if you've ever been downvoted simply for sharing your opinions or interests (and not for outright plagiarism, which is still shunned upon and should not be rewarded), you'll still have a chance to "find your voice" on the Whaleshares Chain, and have an additional opportunity to be rewarded for your thoughts, for up to 14 days no less! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Cuz censorship is a very slippery slope, and the last thing we all need in this world are more headlines such as Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence, where the Saudis police content for their idea of "quality" ... ๐Ÿ˜ค

"Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media ... will be considered a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of three million riyals ($800,000)," the public prosecution tweeted late Monday.

Or how about the SEC, who now wants to Keep Tabs on Social Media Posts That Could Move Markets, in order to well, you know, "protect investors from bad quality content" that could adversely effect markets (such as tweets by those pesky short sellers shedding light on corporate shenanigans)... ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Dance and Feel Free to Be Your "Best Self"!

As such, you're welcome to civilly and respectfully express yourself any way you'd like on Whaleshares. You're also encouraged to cross-post content you created to both Whaleshares and STEEM. There's even a tool called MASDACS that helps automate the process for you!

And since Whaleshares is also a "social sharing" platform, it's perfectly okay to share pretty much anything you and your "circle of friends" deem important and useful, even if it's just a link with a small blurb about what you find interesting, just as you would on other social media platforms such as FaceBook or Twitter (except for the rewards, and without all the censorship and shadow banning)! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

That leads to another big change on the platform. If you believe a post is worth rewarding, then it should also be worth sharing with your circle as well! So on Whaleshares, when you REWARD, you also SHARE. Pretty cool, ay?

And for those of you who might be worried this will clutter your personal feed (which was my original motivation for creating the "Hide Resteems" script for STEEMIT), you'll be happy to know that you can filter your posts and shares to make them easy to find! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜€

Another "YUGE" change on Whaleshares... ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

There are no megawhales ๐Ÿ‹ on Whaleshares like you may have encountered on STEEMIT, and there is no delegation to create even more megawhale-type users either.

Currently, the largest "whales" you might encounter on Whaleshares may hold around 1% of the initial 21 Million WLS Supply. This is another reason it will be much more difficult for any one person to censor others, or to control who is considered "worthy" of receiving rewards from the reward-pool. On Whaleshares, everyone's more or less starting out on equal footing, and will have a chance to be rewarded as such.

Furthermore, as an alternative to delegation, and in order to create a stable, long-term economy, larger stake holders are encouraged to further build their WHALESTAKE to back community support WhaleTokens. Not only can these WhaleTokens be used to further reward great user shares, but they can also be used to support and finance other valuable community initiatives and projects as well. Rise up to be a great community member, and you just may have the chance to increase your own WHALESTAKE enough to have your own SMT-style token, and also start supporting your own projects and initiatives!

For those who'd like to dig even deeper into the reasons behind creating the chain, I welcome you all to peruse the "Whaleshares WhalePaper". You can also find a shorter summary of some key features in the following post...

Link: ๐Ÿ”ฑ Whaleshares Hard Fork 1 Announcement

๐Ÿšช I WANT IN, WHAT CAN I DO?!

Well, here's another area that Whaleshares vastly differs. No funds were raised to build it, and there was NO ICO to buy into!

This "grassroots effort" was completely community driven, supported, and financed.

... by the community, for the community ...

Except for the 10% going to the project development team (which currently has little real-world value until people begin to establish a value for it on BitShares sometime in October), the rest is being dropped onto the BitShares, Brownie Points, and Whaleshares communities, which also consist of many respected STEEM users as well.

At the end of the day, just like with STEEM, the only thing that will really bring value to this new chain and token is you, the community, and what you all bring to it.

So, at this point, there really is no way for people to just "BUY IN", besides just creating an account, and hitting the ground running by "sharing" with the community!

HOWEVER, if you do already have a bitshares account, and are pretty sure you have a bit of WHALESTAKE to claim (even if you held 5 BTS in your account before August 1st, you have enough to claim), it'll cost you 1 WHALESHARE (currently, costing about 1 BTS, or U.S. 10 cents).

ADDITIONALLY... If you didn't qualify for the drop, there is still hope! There's another link you can use to create an account by sending 10 WHALESHARE (or currently about U.S. ONE dollar) via bitshares. (more details at the end of this post)

If you still haven't signed up for a bitshares account (Dan Larimer's first crypto project before STEEM), CLICK HERE to create a new one for free. BitShares is a decentralized crypto exchange. As such, I'm quite sure you'll find it to be another powerful tool in your crypto "arsenal", especially as compared to centralized exchanges.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US STEEMIANS?!

Well, here's the really great part. I've come across many amazing, kind-hearted and talented people during my time here on STEEMIT. As such, I'm in a bit of a position to help "pay it forward" in some small degree, and I welcome you to reach out to me on discord (also @alexpmorris), as I just may be able to hook you up with some WHALESHARE tokens (and possibly even a bit of WHALESTAKE) to help you along so you can hit the ground running.

Granted, I can't do this for everyone, but I'll certainly do the best I can, especially if you drop an awesome share, or if you're among my most loyal and engaging long-time follows/followers on the STEEM platform, always working hard through thick and thin, striving to make our little community here a better place for all...! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Details on how to Claim or Create a Whaleshares Account:

To claim your drop:

  1. Confirm you held at least some BTS, WHALESHARES, or BROWNIE.PTS in your account before August 1st
  2. Make sure you have 1 WHALESHARE token in your BitShares Account Wallet.
  3. Make sure you have at least 0.2 BTS in your BitShares Account Wallet. (Fee)
  4. Go to https://wls.services
  5. Follow the instructions provided in the Official Sharedrop Announcement.
  • Each BitShares account can only claim the sharedrop to ONE Whaleshares account.
  • If you have multiple BitShares accounts, if you'd like, they can all claim to the same Whaleshares account.

๐Ÿ’ก If you don't have 1 WHALESHARE token, you can buy one on the DEX with BTS...

Link: WHALESHARE_BTS Market on Bitshares via Rudex

To create an account (nothing to claim):

  1. Make sure you have 10 WHALESHARE token in your BitShares Account Wallet.
  2. Make sure you have at least 0.2 BTS in your BitShares Account Wallet. (Fee)
  3. Go to https://newacc.wls.services
  4. Follow the instructions provided in the Official Sharedrop Announcement.
    The process is the same as 'claiming with a new account'.

If you don't have 10 WHALESHARE tokens, you can buy them on the DEX with BTS...
Link: WHALESHARE_BTS Market on Bitshares via Rudex

Finally, if you think you might benefit from a quick video walkthrough on how to create or claim your new Whaleshares account, click here to check out Candi's excellent video tutorial!


Also, be sure to join the Whaleshares Official Discord and introduce yourself to others in the community if you haven't done so already. There are many other people there willing to help you if you run into any stumbling blocks along the way!


As always, I appreciate your upvote, your follow and all your comments!

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I think this valuable post should translate to another language. It will be easier to translate your post than make a new one in my own language.. about whaleshare... ๐Ÿ˜. I am thinking now to translate your post. Could I translate it?

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oh absolutely @happyphoenix please do, that would be terrific! let me know if/when you "get it done"! :D

Thank you for the great information here Alex!

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... and thank you for stopping by and checking it out Krista! :D

I'm still somewhat confused by this. I signed up for the Sharedrop but I only had 2 BTS in a BitShares account on August 1st. So I'm just going to get about 0.016 WhaleShares airdropped on Sept 15th?

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did you claim or use the "new account" form? cuz if you had 2 BTS, you could have just used the claim form for 1 WHALESHARE. however, as you mentioned, you won't get much out of it if you only had 2 BTS and no WHALESHARE or BROWNIE.PTS, so it may not even be worth the extra effort.

as for Whaleshares being mostly a "STEEM clone", while the underlying code started as a software fork, many changes have been made (with many more to come), that I expect will empower Whaleshares to take on a whole "life of its own"! ๐Ÿ˜

and finally, yeah... what a tool that jerrybanfield dude.... (pay me $49/month to give you a response) 'nuff said... lol

keep calling out and shedding more light on those sorts of shady tactics, and I'm pretty sure you'll attract a whole lot more than a few 0.016's on Whaleshares! ๐Ÿ˜œ

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oh yeah, just to be clear, if you did have something to claim using the 1 WHALESHARE page (which you still can do, if you feel it's worth it for such a small amount), the drop should appear in your account within a minute or so.

I have made an account after 7th times trials and errors. :D

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glad though you finally got it though @happyphoenix, I think someone even sent you a little welcome gift! :D

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Yes.... I have checked it my wallet, he sent 250 Whalestake, that's really nice ๐Ÿ˜Š

Great explanation Alex, glad I managed to come across before the deadline... I think there are still so many left unclaimed!

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thanks @velaris, and goodness, looks like you managed to snag yourself quite a nice bit of WHALESTAKE there too no less! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ lol

I can only hope this post here and on STEEMIT helps reach that many more people before the deadline, as well as better empowers those already on board to ๐Ÿ“ฃ "get the message out" ๐Ÿ“ฃ further into their own circles too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I was collecting them for a while.. not sure what they would do..but pretty glad now :) Its nice to be able to make a difference supporting peoples posts :) We are starting to see lots of Team Aus turn up now as well - us peskies Aussies are everywhere hahaha

I claim mine but it doesn't that much.

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welcome to whaleshares @vrbts, looks like you might be in for a bit of a boost though once your first few payouts come through! :D

great info, already claimed my stakes :)

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thanks @jznsamuel, and good for you too, looks like you got yourself a nice little stash there as well! :)

....and you knocked it right outta the park. Thank you for yet another tool in our arsenal!

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thanks for the kind words Rex, if it can help us reach even a few more people before the deadline, and help them really understand what the "Whaleshares Vision" is all about, then it was totally worth it! ๐Ÿ˜

The man is posting again!! And how!

great guide through dude!

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thanks @karinxxl, glad you're finding it helpful! I can only hope it helps new recruits better understand what the Whaleshares project (along with the terrific community behind it) is really all about... :)

Wow, such detailed post, thanks for putting out this-really does help, having alot of people asking about whaleshares, i have shared several links to them, well this time i just have to share this post.

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thanks @marshalllife, glad you're finding it helpful. That was one of my primary motivations for putting this together, as I also found myself having a hard time clearly and concisely explaining all the differences.

This "difficulty" was further exaggerated when those people would in turn try explaining it all to their friends, like a confusing game of telephone... lol

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Hahahahah, i understand. This worth trending on the Steemit platform for more visibility to bitshares users on steemit.

Thanks, your post was a great help in getting on this network. Was not even aware of this project. I've had 1 whaleshare just waiting for purpose. This was it like it was meant to be.

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awesome @potplucker, glad to hear it... post mission accomplished! :D

Wow. This is quite detailed. Thanks. But what happens to the remaining whaleshares in my wallet?

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glad you found it helpful @t-flames! you can use them to either help on board others to whaleshares, or you can just sell them on the DEX. they can even still be used for upvoting posts on STEEM as well.

Woohoo! Here I am and it's my first comment on the platform! Yayay!! :)

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great to see you're already getting the hang of it @waybeyondpadthai, and welcome to Whaleshares! :D

Excellent information. I saw this high post with a high pending payout and was envious. Now that I've read it, I can see why. Thanks for collecting this info, presenting it and sharing it. :)

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glad you found it so helpful @scorpinz! hope it'll also inspire you to create some awesome shares that might just attract a big fat nut going your way! :D

Thank you so much for your support in opening this account for me. You has been very kind and I wanted to tell you... I'm already following you! a hug :-)

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hey no problem @flori, and welcome to Whaleshares! :)

Glad to have you here, and thanks for the follow too! :D

Thank you alexpmorris.

All sorted and set to go......appreciate your valuable contribution.

Cheers!

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terrific @bleujay, glad we finally got through it... lol

welcome to Whaleshares! :)

Just got myself plugged in! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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awesome @stackin, great to have you here and welcome to the platform...

I think someone even sent you a little welcome gift! ๐Ÿ˜„

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Was that you? Appppresh man! It's time to make myself a little active on here :)

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I'll never tell........... ๐Ÿ˜

Thanks for the reminder @alexpmorris about the airdrop it is good for those who haven't claimed yet.

I believe I claimed all of mine would they be showing up in my account right now? Also how can we get more? or do we have to wait till after sept 15th? thanks!

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unless you have other bitshares accounts to claim, you should already have received your drop @bitcoinflood when you "claimed your stake" to a new account.

as for "getting more" well, just post some awesome Whale shares and you might just find a few more coming your way! :D

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Sounds good my friend thank you for getting back :)

September 15!? i'm looking to claim the sharedrop but i just need a whale token. i used up the tokens i had to create the account. if anyone would hook me up with a whale token, you will have a follower and a friend. my bitshares account is venomnymous-1

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It looks like you should have used the 1 WHALESHARE "claim" link first if you had any drop to claim (as opposed to the 10 WS create new account link).

You should also pay fees in BTS instead of WHALESHARE, as it costs much less (0.1 BTS is approximately 1 cent, versus 1 WHALESHARE which is approximately 10 cents)!

I sent you another WS you can use to try and claim any stake you may still have. Make sure you use the https://wls.services link to claim (as described in the post), and also select "Check the box to claim to an existing Whaleshares account".

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Thanks so much. I followed its instructions when setting up the account. I thought it was dumb that they needed 10. hindsight i definitely should of used bts, but i thought i was also claiming the sharedrop at the same time. friggin noobs eh? lol thanks again for the help. ill be sure to return the favor when the opportunity arises.

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no problem @venomnymous... :)

regarding the "new account" (without claim) process, it did start out at 1 WHALESHARE as well, but unfortunately the price had to be raised to limit abuse.

hmmm, I can only wonder... "according to who"???!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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Lol, Facebook is bullying us too hahahah. So Facebook is bully hahahah

Greetings @alexpmorris.

The whaleshares and account creation for my account was successful and went without a hitch.....however for my other account @bleujay following the same process.....there is trouble....have been working with @bushkill over at Whaleshares but no luck. Would you please advise to whom I can present the problem.

On an additional note......I have been unable to access bitshares discord......as of today....was told the invite had expired and no one has been able to assist with that either....any suggestions.

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from what I'm seeing, it looks like you sent 1 WHALESHARE twice from the same bitshares account. However, you can only "CLAIM" once. To create a second account at the 1 WHALESHARE price, you would have to send the memo from a SECOND eligible bitshares account.

You can, however, use the "new account" link ( https://newacc.wls.services ) and send 10 WHALESHARE to wls-acc to create as many additional accounts you may need from the same bitshares account.

Also, if you still can't get into the bitshare discord, here's another invite you can try:
http://bit.ly/bts-beyond-bitcoin

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Thank you for your reply @alexpmorris.

Oh yes.....sent a claim for bentleycapital..approved.
and sent a claim for @bleujay.......nothing happened.

I see.

I understand now......

Thank you for the link I will try it.

I did try the link.....no luck......please advise who could assist. bushkill and powerpics have tried.....no luck.....

Thank you for speaking with regard to the Whaleshares claim to bushkill...we are on it. ^__^