Robin Hood Whale (RHW) is the community's solution to an essential problem that plagues Steemit: how to get noticed and upvoted before you have a big enough following. Right now, if you are not upvoted by a “whale” account, it is very difficult to get exposure and any substantial rewards, which leads to many great authors leaving Steemit.
Robin Hood wants to be the “whale” that finds and helps a diverse set of talented, yet unrecognized authors. The proposed way of doing this is to cycle between different authors, upvoting ~10-20 quality posts daily. RHW won't upvote the same authors twice in any 10-day period in an effort to support more people and discourage any kind of abuse or ulterior motives.
For RHW to have any meaningful impact, it must reach whale-status of SP and/or many bot followers. Yet, this is just the tip of the iceberg for this initiative. As featured authors and posts will be publicly announced periodically, we hope to inspire a movement that will lead to authors gaining fans, following and eventually to be able to self-sustain a blog on SteemIT without the RHW help at all.
In a way, RHW's ultimate goal would be to not be needed at all. But as new enthusiastic authors join, RHW will be here to find them, help them and upvote them, growing the community and the overall quality of what you can find on Steemit.
There’s a total of 10 official curators with a waiting list of other fellow Steemians. Curators are well known SteemIT individuals that dig through the vast amount of content to find hidden gems and undervalued authors.
We would like to keep the curators list private for the time being, so they can continue working without interruptions.
*Curators can publicly state they are part of Robin Hood at their sole discretion.*
Each curator discovers interesting content, including, but not limited to, the new section, steemviz, steemd, promotional channels on Steemit.chat and robinhood-links channel.
- The author name is checked to ensure it’s out of the 10-day cycle
- The post is digested
- The post is checked for plagiarism (with online tools and google)
- The post is checked for Image sources and/or mention of own work
- The images are run through online tools for reverse image search (if own work is mentioned)
- If everything stated above is in check the link is submitted to the curator private chat
- Other curators chime in if they agree or disagree and why
- If agreed upon the post is upvoted by RHW, mentioned in general chat and listed in the official spreadsheet
What's In It For Me?
The more we elevate varied authors the larger the economy of Steemit gets. This benefits everyone since more members will have incentive to stick around. Satisfied members invite more friends if they themselves are successful. As an investor you get a percentage of your total contribution back as Steem each month.
Who Will Control The Keys?
A multi-signature system is currently being developed to add security and reassure investors that their funds are safe. The system will require two curators to sign off on an upvote, and more team members to agree on more sensitive actions.
Alpha Testing Results
Sample Dates : 20/08-28/08
Sample Size : 78 Unique Authors
Average payout : $134.48
Issues Found: 2 - ID Theft/Plagiarism (which was unvoted) and a manual upvote mistake
How Can I Take Part ?
- Help find great authors and provide a link to their posts in #robinhood-links.
- Connect to Streemian and join the robinhoodwhale trail ( for invite codes contact @instructor2121 on steemit.chat). Note: Streemian uses the active key.
- Use @lukestokes advanced bot guide
- Provide your posting key to @laonie to add to his own RHW bot follower or use his setup voting bot guide
- Invest in RHW by sending Steem, SD or Steem power to @robinhoodwhale
robinhood - General discussion about the Robin Hood Whale initiative
robinhood-links - These are posts to be considered by curators of the Robin Hood Whale initiative. Post other people's work ONLY and please be sure to check if the author has already been featured in the previous 10-day cycle.
Investment in RHW
The Robin Hood Whale is accepting investments directly to @robinhoodwhale in the form of Steem, SD or direct Steem powerup.
Investor Payout – A percentage based off total investor contributions (90% for all investors)
Curator Payout - 10% of total monthly power down
Liquid Asset Funds - Liquid assets from RHW post rewards might be held back by the curator team at their sole discretion.
Cut-Off for Investments : 29 September 2016 18:00 UTC
First Investor Payout : 7 October 2016
Chief Executive Officer / Curator - @repholder
Chief Operations Officer / Curator - @instructor2121
Creative director / Curator - @kyriacos
Curators - An additional 7 Anonymous SteemIT Users
Investing in robinhoodwhale (RHW) involves significant risk and can result in the loss of your invested capital. You should not invest more than you can afford to lose and should ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. The bulk of investments will be held as Steem Power.