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Steem Basic Income

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through regular upvotes to member content.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

As Steem Basic Income grows, our impact and influence within the Steem ecosystem has grown correspondingly. @steembasicincome is in the top 800 accounts for SP already, and we would rank even higher if our SP was not spread across the pool accounts.
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(screenshot taken from https://usesteem.com/steemwhales/)

We also rank in the top 500 for @steem-ua, and our rank is gradually improving. With these metrics comes a certain degree of responsibility.
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(screenshot taken from https://steemit.com/contests/@steem-ua/re-sbi-happy-contest-days-20181228t225849z)

Upvotes For Everyone?

We have opted to follow the 'wisdom of the crowd' in selecting who should receive upvotes from our program. Any Steemian can sponsor any other Steemian, and both accounts are enrolled to receive upvotes. Each member establishes their own criteria for deciding who to support and how much they want to support them with.

It isn't a perfect system. Believe it or not, there are bad actors on Steem. We don't want somebody to assume content is original (or endorsed by SBI) just because it has an upvote from Steem Basic Income. At the same time, we believe in an uncensored blockchain, and we don't want to withhold upvotes from deserving Steemians just because we disagree with their perspective. We don't even downvote people that have made false accusations against our program.

So where is the balance? We discussed our old system (which fell far short of where it needed to be) with @themarkymark a couple of months ago, and he generously gave us access to his API, which has @minnowbooster, @steemcleaners, and @buildawhale blacklists.

After reviewing each blacklist and checking SBI member accounts that appeared on each, we have opted to use the @steemcleaners and @buildawhale blacklists, along with an internal list that allows us to block additional accounts (or override accounts if we disagree with @buildawhale or @steemcleaners verdict on the quality of the account). Most accounts on these blacklists are there because they have engaged in blatantly illegal activities (plagiarism or fraud).

Out of 7052 member accounts, only 118 are blacklisted, which indicates how accurate our original 'wisdom of the crowd' philosophy actually is. Of those 118 accounts, only 40 have actively posted or commented within the last 28 days.

We will also be skipping all posts that use NSFW or sbi-skip as tags. That means that if for some reason you want our system to skip your next post, it is very easy to make that happen.

Follows

When Steem Basic Income started, and for the first few months, we followed every member as part of their membership onboarding. As the program grew, that was no longer reasonable, and we stopped. After releasing our new system, we went back to our follow list and unfollowed every account that appears on our blacklists.

With the rise of @steem-ua, and the prevalence of programs like @busy.pay that upvote users based on the value of their followers, we believe that responsible following is almost as important as responsible voting.

We have internal metrics that measure member commitment to supporting Steem Basic Income. Every week or two, we will pick a few more accounts and add them to our follow list. If you get a @ginabot notification that you have been added to our Follow list, feel free to pat yourself on the back!

We will also keep rechecking our follow list and removing anybody that has been added to the third-party blacklists that we utilize.

Witnesses

Steem Basic Income has set @josephsavage (its founder) as proxy for all witness votes. He has a full card and regularly revisits the list to see what changes need to be made. This is overdue right now, but it will be reviewed again by New Year's Day. In the future, he plans to publish a series that adds more transparency to his witness selection. Follow his account for that - or don't! Please follow responsibly!

Enrollment

If you want to get involved, or to increase the level of basic income that you receive, enrollment is pretty straightforward:

Just send 1 STEEM to @steembasicincome. Include the name of a Steemian to sponsor in the transaction memo (preceded by @). You and the person you sponsor will each receive 1 share in the program. You can sponsor any active Steemian (excluding yourself), it does not have to be a current member.

If you're unclear, please check out our full transaction memo guidelines and let us know if you have any questions.
https://steemit.com/basicincome/@steembasicincome/transaction-memo-guidelines

The official currency for enrollment is STEEM. We accept SBD at our discretion but you do not receive extra value or any partial refund for paying in SBD instead of STEEM. If we choose to accept an SBD enrollment, we accept the entire amount. If we choose to reject it, we refund the entire amount and request you to send STEEM instead.

Enrollments are processed automatically every 144 minutes. Confirmation transactions are still manual and typically are sent within 2-3 days. Even if you have not received a welcome transaction, you can check your status using !sbi status.

SBI Writer's Group Needs Your Help

A few spots are available for interested writers to join the SBI writer's group.
You do not already have to be a member of Steem Basic Income to take up this opportunity, but a basic working knowledge of SBI would help.

Here are some examples of previous interviews created by members of the SBI writers group. As you can see from these examples, we let this lapse for a while, but we are ready to take it to the next level!

Interview with @andrewharland

Interview with @f3nix

Interview with @dynamicgreentk

Interview with @improv

Participating writers receive payment in SBI units, along with a writing credit on articles and updates published on @steembasicincome account, to 5k+ followers. Bonuses in STEEM/SBD are available for quality work that requires minimal editing.

Full information about the program is available here. If you are interested, please direct message me (@josephsavage) on the Steem Basic Income discord server.

Questions?

Here is our new FAQ, and other helpful resources are listed below. In particular, parts [two] and [four] of the “Vote Values in SBI” series provide explanations about how the new system works.
To review your membership level and pending upvote value, try including !sbi status in any comment or post. If you still have questions, ask in the comments section or join us in our discord channel.

Helpful Reading📖
A Complete OverviewFrequently Asked Questions
Managing Voting PowerPulling Back the Screen
Steem Basic Income, rShares, and AutomationNew SBI Member Lookup Tool
Vote Values in Steem Basic Income - Part One: BlockchainVote Values in Steem Basic Income - Part Two: The Way We Were
Vote Values in Steem Basic Income - Part Three: Where Are We Going?SBI 1.0 - Initial Automation Release
Vote Values in Steem Basic Income: Part Four - Value Balances and Upvote Delivery

Foreign Language Resources📖
[VN] Phân tích rủi ro và ước lượng xác suất cho SBI.[Traduction] Steem Basic Income - FAQ
[PT] Steem Basic Income - Questões FrequentesSteem基本收入 (Steem Basic Income) - 常见问题 FAQ
Filipino Translation: Steem Basic Income - Frequently Asked QuestionsFilipino Translation: Steem Basic Income - A Complete Overview
Indonesia translation: Steem Basic Income - Frequently Asked Questions
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Good to see you using a blacklist, and really awesome to see so few on the list.

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Yeah, I was afraid that it would be a lot more, but the wisdom of the crowd is actually pretty efficient in this case.

I suspect that part of it is that it's pretty long-term compared to most other upvote services on Steem, and people do plagiarism because they want quick results without putting in the work. We're not the right vehicle for anybody not planning to stay for the long-haul.

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Ooo!
Wait, how does getting busy votes work? Just post with busy? Or something else, too?

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Just post with busy and then their upvote is calculated based on the total stake of your followers.

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Huh. When would I expect to get the vote from them?

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I don't know what their voting frequency or cut-offs are.

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You have to post with busy, and then tag the post with busy as well.

#sbi-skip

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I have. It didn't work. Ah, well. I'm sure I'll try again someday

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Ah, that means you are under the followers threshold. They take a look at the SP(VESTs more accurately) held by your followers and if you have over a certain amount you'll get the vote. More you have the bigger the vote is. I know that theres a minimum amount, but don't know it off the top of my head.

#sbi-skip

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It must be huge, then, because I have some significant followers. Maybe not millions, though.

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!sbi status

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Hi @dera123!

  • you have 182 units and 100 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 10347366772003 or 5.811 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 1.162 $

Really happy to see you using @themarkymark 's blacklist. Very responsible and sensible use of his great resource. Now if only we could get other curators using it and have it as a standardised chain wide resource that would be awesome.
Best wishes to you guys and thank you

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I think it's reasonable for people that are willing to expend the effort to maintain their own blacklists, but every program account should at least do something. It's great to have resources available that we can use as a starting place.

Is there a reason to skip NSFW? I don't use the tag but what about legit NSFW creators? Just wondering why that specific legit tag would get excluded.

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NSFW is a tricky grey area. In most jurisdictions, there are various regulations governing the production (and consumption) of NSFW material.
We do not want an aggressive legal interpretation to interpret our bot's upvote as either consumption or promotion of illegal content and threaten the viability of our program.
Since our bot can't tell which NSFW posts comply with the law in their country of origin, it's better to not upvote any NSFW material.

However, accounts that post in NSFW are not blacklisted for doing so (although they could be if their material is plagiarized), and they can still receive upvotes on posts that they make outside of that category. If a post is skipped, the rshares balance is unchanged by the existence of that post, and the member would just receive their value on other (non-NSFW) posts.

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Good question! Probably the tag is spammed a lot? I am not sure. What about non SPAM NSFW?

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Answered below; letting you know here so that you will get an alert.

!sbi status, please!
Thank you a lot!
best regards

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Hi @balte!

  • you have 20 units and 51 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 2487008749365 or 1.394 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.279 $
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Hi,
what happens if i delegate 1000 SP now- are there still bonus shares for delegation?
Best regards!

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Indeed so! 1000 SP would result in 500 bonus units. It's about 5x what delegation bonus used to be.

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Thanks, i delegated 1000 SP

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Thank you for your support!

!sbi status

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Hi @darth-azrael!

  • you have 9 units and 100 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 346639112078 or 0.195 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.039 $

!sbi status

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Hi @bruzzy!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 339130027940 or 0.191 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.038 $

!sbi status

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Hi @brokenzombie!

  • you have 2 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 309478606564 or 0.174 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.035 $

!sbi status

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Hi @mulletwang!

  • you have 33 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 809770711441 or 0.457 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.091 $

!sbi status

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Hi @syalla!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 203725614029 or 0.116 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.023 $
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Hi @syalla!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 203725614029 or 0.116 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.023 $
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Hi @syalla!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 165627219273 or 0.093 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.019 $) is above 0.022 $
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!sbi status

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Hi @syalla!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 179964298515 or 0.102 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.020 $) is above 0.022 $
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!sbi status

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Hi @syalla!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is -906314655654 or -0.504 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: -0.101 $) is above 0.022 $
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Hi @syalla!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is -879911175369 or -0.483 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: -0.097 $) is above 0.022 $

Random question for you...if the sbi-skip tag is used in a comment, would that comment be skipped if the author hasn't posted in the last 7 days?

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That's how it's supposed to work, but it doesn't always add the tag to the comment. In testing it sometimes skips and sometimes does not, and we have not figured out why yet.

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OK, so essentially it's a use it on comments without guarantee scenario at this point in time. Thanks for the prompt reply.

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Thanks for your efforts, guys!

🐶 HARF HARF! 🐾

Congratulations @steembasicincome!
Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Comments - Ranked 7 with 69 comments

This definitely is one of our community's best sustainable programs... and how cool that shareholders are predominantly "legit," even without a blacklist.

What I have always admired about SBI is the fact that it inherently promotes long-term dedication and involvement... because there's no "get rich quick" fix here, it will tend to attract people who are already predisposed to be long-term participants. And that's awesome!

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Thanks for your support! We intend to be a resource to those with a long-term intent for many years to come.

Hi @steembasicincome!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 5.637 which ranks you at #486 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has improved 9 places in the last three days (old rank 495).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 209 contributions, your post is ranked at #1. Congratulations!

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • You've built up a nice network.
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Great user engagement! You rock!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

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Wow! I don't think we expected to ever rank first in a round, even with quite a bit of luck around who else posted during that window!

I really appreciate your changes, @steembasicincome - especially about the blacklisting. The better quality the posts here, the better we look when others find us.

You might want to consider this idea too. I recently found out that @qurator will not upvote posts with the following tags:

  • steemhunt
  • zappl
  • dmania
  • dlike
  • parley
    Tags for musing and actifit WILL receive a vote if the post has a minimum 250 written words.

@qurator supports all other tags but no nsfw as far as I know.

I'm not sure of all of these programs or the quality of posts since I use none of them myself, but it might be worth looking into.

Thank you for all you do! You guys rock, and I am so happy to be a part of this effort. That one share I got in Dec 2017 was the start of something great :)

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We have considered that. In terms of which tags, we are trying not to be the arbiters of what should be considered valid content on Steem, but rather let the community decide. If individuals want their post skipped when they use those tags, they can include sbi-skip as one of their tags.

If there is enough community demand, we can start excluding tags from certain apps but not yet.

Awesome status. !sbi status Great job on the program

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Hi @raserrano!

  • you have 88 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 104334071931 or 0.059 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.012 $
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Thanks for your support!

This post has been included in today's SOS Daily News - a digest of all you need to know about the State of Steem.



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Thanks for the heads-up! I saw that @holger80's development update made the ranking too. He does great work for us.

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Hi @tipu!

  • you have 160 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 46396738930863 or 26.164 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 5.233 $

This is great news. I have had a few upvotes from SBI and can see the potential for it to grow in the future.

I will be including more people when I get some more Steem happening.

I also need to be generating more content in general, but I'll get there.

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The nice thing is that SBI allows you to post at your own pace and get the same outcome over time (e.g. per week/month).

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That's a cool thing to know.

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Love the work you guys are doing! Wasn't aware of the blacklist but good to read there is one, and even better that there aren't that many Steemians on the list actually!

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Thanks for the support. What we were using before was not a scaleable solution, so we implemented the blacklist as part of our automation release.

Thank you for creating SBI and it's a great system! I have been sponsoring my friends from the @steemitbloggers and @musicvoter so they can be rewarded for their hard work in creating their blogs and art. Glad to see the majority of Steem community being honest with it too and that you have a blacklist too!

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Thanks for your support!

Excellent update. Lots of info in this post. I'll be referring back to this one. 👍

Great to see the team being mote active! Look forward to 2019!

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There's always a lot going on behind the scenes, but now that most things are automated, it makes it easier to be publicly active and get out regular updates.

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Hi @themarkymark!

  • you have 6 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 62313423701 or 0.035 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.007 $) is above 0.010 $
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Hi @deceth!

  • you have 14 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 329550584621 or 0.172 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.007 $) is above 0.024 $


    Did you know Steem Basic Income has a Quality Policy?

!sbi status

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Hi @fitinfunfood!

  • you have 28 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 66720000000 or 0.038 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.008 $) is above 0.011 $

!sbi status

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Hi @contestkings!

  • you have 2218 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 5158737387419 or 2.931 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.586 $

!sbi status

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Hi @kaelci!

  • you have 91 units and 25 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 885138661774 or 0.497 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.099 $

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Hi @nessos!

  • you have 7 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 129759817967 or 0.074 $
  • as you did not write a post within the last 7 days, your comments will be upvoted.
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.015 $) is above 0.020 $

!sbi status

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Hi @slider2990!

  • you have 106 units and 351 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 6482193432033 or 3.649 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.730 $
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Oh, I see now you figured it out. :D

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Android auto capitalized. :/

Will be more careful in future 😀.

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I hate it when that happens!

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Hi @guchtere!

  • you have 33 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 304870789498 or 0.173 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.035 $

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Hi @altobee!

  • you have 15 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 82430308722 or 0.047 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.009 $) is above 0.010 $

!SBI status

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It's caps-sensitive.

!sbi status

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Hi @soyrosa!

  • you have 58 units and 100 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 1228131113409 or 0.691 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.138 $

!sbi status

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Hi @ronaldoavelino!

  • you have 174 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 432948860528 or 0.244 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.049 $

!sbi status

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Hi @sustainablyyours!

  • you have 21 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 233914305126 or 0.131 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.026 $

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Hi @denmarkguy!

  • you have 7 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 68858847125 or 0.039 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.008 $) is above 0.010 $

!sbi status

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Hi @paulag!

  • you have 171 units and 8 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 1876803357430 or 1.054 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.211 $

!sbi

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Hi @norwegianbikeman!

  • you have 1 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 3915354578 or 0.002 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.000 $) is above 0.010 $

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Hi @daniel3050!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 85869608743 or 0.048 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.010 $) is above 0.010 $

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Hi @sgbonus!

  • you have 200 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 800439499457 or 0.451 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.090 $

!sbi status

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Hi @j85063!

  • you have 30 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 72060506437 or 0.040 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.008 $) is above 0.010 $

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Hi @cliffagreen!

  • you have 3 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 85107692055 or 0.048 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.010 $) is above 0.010 $

!sbi status Thanks!

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Hi @duckmast3r!

  • you have 13 units and 10 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 99750659879 or 0.052 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.010 $) is above 0.012 $


    Did you know Steem Basic Income has a Quality Policy?

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Hi @xyzashu!

  • you have 2 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 104521629333 or 0.055 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.011 $) is above 0.012 $


    Did you know Steem Basic Income has a Quality Policy?

!sbi status

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Hi @glastar!

  • you have 137 units and 250 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 4058157163673 or 2.295 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.459 $

!sbi status Thanks!

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Hi @duckmast3r!

  • you have 21 units and 20 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 94467388352 or 0.050 $
  • you need to wait until your upvote value (current value: 0.010 $) is above 0.012 $


    Did you know Steem Basic Income has a Quality Policy?

!sbi status

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Hi @roleerob!

  • you have 115 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 221508516635 or 0.118 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.024 $


    Did you know Steem Basic Income has a Quality Policy?