MinnowBooster - A Few Things You May Not Know About Our Service!

Hello Steem and MinnowBooster fans! As we make our way through the year, March is here and it's time to write down some updates and reminders, just giving you a feel for what we've been up to. First, let us tell you about something that really sets www.MinnowBooster.com apart from its competition.

The Only Promotion Bot Running its Own Infrastructure!

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It should be clear to everyone from events that unfolded late last year, that the Steem blockchain can't continue as it is right now. Things have to change!

A 100% reliance on the Steemit https://api.steemit.com api is not a sustainable nor decentralised approach.

Steemit Inc. has made great strides to reduce the running costs of their node infrastructure but in a worst case scenario, where Steemit Inc can no longer provide public node architecture for whatever reason, most applications on this chain will go down with it, due to the fact that almost all apps use Steemit Inc's public rpc node cluster. So while Steem may have decentralised apps, they run mostly off a single point of infrastructure failure.

This alone should show how centralized and dependent this blockchain still is and we need to act to change this.

What BuildTeam offers:

BuildTeam is aware of this responsibility and thus, MinnowBooster as well as our other BuildTeam services (The Delegation Leasing market, Steemvoter, GINAbot, Quicksteem, TokenBB etc) have been running for a long time using our own private RPC node cluster in a self sufficient and community responsible manner; which means that even in the case of a catastrophic failure of Steemit Inc's infrastructure, our services will continue to run.

Up until just a few months ago we even offered nodes for the general public which we had to decommission due to the increased cost involved with running it and lack of delegation from whales who chose to delegate to other bot services that are not as conscientious.

Minnowbooster's Six-Day Voting Rule

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There is always something to tinker on with blockchain services and MinnowBooster is no exception. A few months back after listening to user feedback, we decided to change the maximum age allowed by MinnowBooster for boosting from 2 days back to 6 days.

We hoped this change would have made our userbase feel a bit more secure about using Steem tools that enable valid post promoting and keep alive the engagement and interaction in the chain during prolonged downtrends on most cryptocurrency markets. This certainly seemed to be the case and we intend to continue this trend into the foreseeable future.

The Whitelist

A while back we discussed the possibility of shutting down the whitelist but it turns out that users overwhelmingly see the value in it and were very passionate about vocalizing its importance! Rather than going into all the details of the service in this post we recommend you have a look at an outstanding presentation of it below:

We'd like to thank @mvd for providing this quick an informative explanation of the whitelist in the video above.

We are always looking to improve @minnowbooster and try to keep you up-to-date whenever something changes. If you have any suggestions about what we should change or add to @minnowbooster, then please drop by our Discord server and let us know!

Happy Steeming!

BuildTeam is one of the few service providers on Steem that runs and maintains its own RPC servers. Maintaining this infrastructure is expensive. If you want to support the growth of Steem network outside of Steemit.com, consider using some of our services, this helps to pay the bills, keeps the machines running and helps us incubate great developer talent within BuildTeam. The easiest and most effective way to support BuildTeam is to delegate to Minnowbooster or enable vote-selling within the https://minnowbooster.net user settings. For other options to help BuildTeam secure and grow the Steem community, contact Steem witness @thecryptodrive.



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We are always looking to improve @minnowbooster and try to keep you up-to-date whenever something changes. If you have any suggestions about what we should change or add to @minnowbooster, then please drop by our Discord server and let us know!


Minnowbooster is a @buildteam project by
@thecryptodrive (witness), @cryptomancer and @reggaemuffin (witness)

This is a @steemvoter subscription payment post. Thank you to Steemvoter customers for allowing us to use your Steem accounts to upvote this post by virtue of your free subscription to the Steemvoter.com bot service. @steemvoter is proudly a @buildteam brand and sister project to @steemsports, @btuniverse and @minnowbooster.


I've been around since May of 2017... I've Posted over 777 Posts, made thousands of Comments, and I'm not even a Minnow yet... Do I qualify for your Minnow Booster...???

My God, this is so complicated. I can't even figure out how to promote a post. I really wis i understood the way this all works. Good luck

I also think Steem is complicated.
Here is a free way to promote your posts : https://steemit.com/steem/@droida/more-voters-participating-in-the-free-steem-voting-service

Hi @pocketechange, anyone can use our services so long as they post good quality posts, why dont you join our discord and chat to me and I will guide you through the process or check out our #Faq channel on our discord server.

My Posts are actually better than a thousand up-votes... The Future will prove the Past...

Minnowbooster's Six-Day Voting Rule is awesome, I really enjoy it.
thanks minnowbooster.

my steem delegation expired but i dont get the steempower back, been waiting 2 weeks now :-(
Am i doing something wrong? can someone help?

Did you click on the steemconnect link that we sent you?

At first i didnt but i did almost a week ago so that might be it...
If i dont click it, i wont get the steempower back?
Thank you for your answer!

Have a look at the delegations menu on https://steemworld.org/@luckyme03200, your delegtions are all listed there, maybe you didn't cancel one properly. You cancel via Steemworld too.

Please can you help me @minnowbooster what is the minimum withdrawal limit as mine does not seem to work? Thanks again Mark

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I have been so busy, I haven’t visiting the potential whitelist in a while but I will soon. It is a great way to discover some good content! Thanks for sharing the updates and reminders!

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Thanks for this update the features are really awesome. Will try your services soon

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Thanks for running your own infrastructure, really helps everyone out.

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Absolutely this is nice change extension of days and I am very satisfied with your service.. Can you please once upvote on my bid as your reputation is high.I will make a bid today more than 5sbd.This would be really helpful to increase my reputation.Only once.plz Thank

Thanks to MVD I am now on the whitelist. Her dtube vid was awesome and I love her posts.

Hello. I received a wallet memo from you saying that I unvoted a post and that after 2 more unvotes would be banned from vote selling. I haven’t unvoted anything. So I was wondering why I would be penalised for this. Please inform. Thanks.

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Hi mazzle, it seems like you flagged the post by chbartist which your vote was sold to:

I see! That explains it then. Thank you.

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Thanks @minnowbooster for your new strategy and update news. I like your innovative attempt. Greeting by @vision21.

Is there a minimum withdrawal limit please?

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Hi @steemingmark, sorry we didn't get back to you sooner, we have a support channel https://discord.buildteam.io which provides daily responses. Can you confirm what you are trying to do, are you trying to do a manual or automatic withdrawl? How much are you trying to withdrawl?

I have been selling my votes to youselfs my balance is about 0.06 but there is no response when I try and withdraw.

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can you confirm if you are trying to manually withdrawl from the "balance" menu or if you are trying to set an automatic withdrawl from the "Edit user" menu?

Manual from the balance menu. Thanks

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Do you have a negative balance maybe? Can you put a screenshot here of your balance screen.

That's weird, what if you try withdrawl in SBD? I will also run it past our developers. Can you ping me in our Discord channel, https://discord.buildteam.io

Ah ok try withdrawl only 0.042, the extra digits aren't supported by the Steem chain.

The only limit we are aware of is 0.001 SBD which is the min limit on the Steem blockchain.

Any ideas why it won't work?

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You made more than 60000 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 61000 upvotes.

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How can Jerge be free from your blacklist?

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Hi @jerge,please join our discord and find me, my username is @trev on discord. We can check your blogs and provide further advice there.

Hi @jerge,please join our discord and find me, my username is @trev on discord. We can check your blogs and provide further advice there.

Try joining our discord, we can help you there

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I read your article very well. Your writing helped me a lot.

Wow this something to ponder upon. Whales should step and build support for rpc host to help steem blockchain.

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Just wanted to say, I'm loving https://dlease.io/

Wanted something like this for you don't know how long, now I can see all my delegation information in detail!! And the market is there too, great! 😁

Thanks, I'm glad you like the DLease service, hey why is everyone flagging your comments?

Hey @thecryptodrive, it's 2 people with multiple accounts. They don't like me because I'm @steemcleaners and they got caught abusing Steem. Just part of the territory getting retaliation flags. 😊

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