Introducing Steemhunt: Daily ranking of effortlessly cool products fueled by STEEM blockchain

in #steemdev4 years ago (edited)

Are you a product person? An early-adopter who tries to live in the future? An enthusiast who loves to share and discuss cool-new products?

We are happy to announce Steemhunt, a community-generated leaderboard that rewards people for sharing and upvoting cool new products, run on top of the STEEM blockchain.




As people who are continuously seeking out new products, innovative ideas grant us lots of inspiration. We love Product Hunt, a daily product curation website since 2013. It is a great community where there are many contributors sharing and upvoting interesting products.

Because the contributions by users are crucial to maintaining a highly competitive ranking curation board everyday, we think this can be a perfect fit for STEEM-based applications where the enthusiastic product hunters can earn STEEM tokens for their dedicated activities.

Also, it can be a great place for an initial product to raise a viable amount of money, as well as to gain high user traffic. There have already been many attempts for start-ups to introduce their products on Steemit, but most just raise a small amount, or none at all, if they don’t have enough followers (it’s difficult for early-stage products to gain many followers in the beginning). On the other hand, they are able to gain attention on Steemhunt if their product concepts are unique and valuable, so it can be a good place to raise a decent amount of money. It’s even possible to break the record of highest rewarded article on Steemit when Steemhunt’s users increase. This is possible because the top 10 most popular products everyday will be more visible on Steemhunt. As the valuation of STEEM increases, Steemhunt will be a more valuable place for innovative products to be initially introduced.

Lastly, we believe that different types of content on Steemit will bring bigger user groups with a variety of content needs. So far, most Steemit posts are long and detailed articles. This narrow scope of favorable content on Steemit makes some users, who enjoy varied blogging content, lose interest. Similar to @Steepshot and @Zapple, we believe that various types of content applications will help the STEEM ecosystem grow and capture more users in the long-term.

To sum up, these are our main motivations to create Steemhunt:
A place where product hunters can gain more STEEM rewards.
A place for early-stage products to raise money and user traffic.
Varied content meeting different needs on the STEEM ecosystem.

[How to use Steemhunt]

  1. Sign in with your Steemit account using SteemConnect.

  2. Explore the daily ranking board where people share and upvote. On the main page, you will see the top 10 most upvoted products everyday (of course you can expand the panel to see the rest of the day’s rankings). The ranking is based on the amount of payouts for each product post.

  3. You can upvote and resteem the post, and share your opinion by leaving a comment. Each piece of content is synced with its paired Steemit content.

  4. You can share any product with its website link, name, short description, and product screenshots or related images. In the future, we plan to add further updates such as video links.

  5. When you share the product, you can name the makers by allocating the author’s rewards from the post. The makers must be Steemit users to register. You can register as many as makers as you want.

  6. Products that people post on Steemhunt will compete together on a daily basis. The day will change according to the South Korean time zone (GMT+9). In other words, after reaching midnight, a new day of competition will begin.

[Types of Products to Post]

At first, we want to narrow it down to tech-based products only, which may be web/mobile apps, solutions, APIs, or tech gadgets. All products MUST have a website or application URL for people to experience.

Also, we hope that people will vote for something “COOL” based on their own standards. The definition of cool is different for everyone. Here are some suggestions as to what may define coolness.

  1. Something newly launched that you think is brilliant.
  2. Something substantially updated or upgraded that you think will affect many users positively.
  3. Something not many people have observed, even if the product has been launched a while ago, that you think will be interesting for many people to discover.

Again, Steemhunt is a decentralized community, which doesn’t have any hidden algorithms to increase or decrease the rank of a product. Ranking will be completely based on people’s upvotes. We may develop a tool later to restrain ranking abuses in order to maintain a fair ranking platform, but we will always strive to limit censorship on the posted products.


  1. Logo and Brand Persona
    Steemhunt’s logo represents hunters who have an ability to discover “effortlessly cool” products and bring them to our inspirational community.

  2. Colors and Typeface

  3. Layout and Interface
    Steemhunt has an experimental “double-sided” view. The right-hand side is where users can post, change, or communicate directly. This is also where the main ranking leaderboard is located. It shows the top 10 most rewarded products per day. The left-hand side shows the information you select in more detail.

  4. Responsive
    It was difficult to make a responsive design for Steemhunt because of its challenging layout - the double-sided view. Of course it’s not possible to divide a small mobile view into two sides, so we made the right side the main mobile view and when you click on an item, the left side pops up with further details.


Steemhunt is an open-source project under the MIT license. You can see the full source code on: The Steemhunt project was bootstrapped with Steemiz and Create React App projects. We appreciate their hard work and thank them for sharing such great code.

Stacks we used:

  • Front-end: React 16 / Redux 3 / AntDesign for front-end framewokrs / SteemConnect v2
  • Back-end: Ruby on Rails 5 / Nginx / Puma / PostgreSQL

We haven’t figured out the contribution guidelines yet as this is our first open-source project, but we welcome anyone interested in contributing. If you’re open-source savvy, please contact us on our Telegram channel and help us to make Steemhunt even better.

[Steemhunt’s Competitive Edge]

  1. STEEM Rewards for Your Product Hunting Actions
    Steemhunt is a ranking curation community run by dedicated hunters who share and upvote cool products everyday, just like Product Hunt (PH), a daily product curation website since 2013. However, with the PH platform, all the rewards go to PH for their monetisation instead of the dedicated community members.
    In Steemhunt, hunters will enjoy the built-in reward-earning mechanisms of the STEEM cryptocurrency by digging out cool new products and bringing them to our community, as well as upvoting them.

  2. Transparency
    What do you think is the most important aspect of running a ranking leaderboard? Of course it’s transparency. People should be able to figure out why this product rank is higher than others. Unfortunately, people never know the logic of the ranking system in Product Hunt or Reddit.
    On the other hand, anybody can clearly see and figure out the ranking logic in Steemhunt by looking at the immutable STEEM blockchain data. This is the most transparent ranking community in the world.

  3. Ad-free Curations
    Like other amazing STEEM-based applications, Steemhunt also runs without advertising. We choose to do this as we believe advertisements ruin the user experience of community services. Our only monetisation plan is to collect 10% of the rewards to pay for the operation of Steemhunt.

[Vision - Decentralized Product Hunting Community]

In the future, we plan to bring Steemhunt beyond the IT section. We’d like to make a 100% decentralized product ranking community run by passionate early-adopters hunting the coolest and newest fashions, gadgets, home & living products, toys, art crafts, jewellery, and anything else that people want to see in our unbiased daily rankings. We want to create a type of people’s front page with the newest products in a decentralized community.


[Early Growth Plan]

  1. Upvoting the Top 10 Posts a Day
    This project began humbly. The two makers - @tabris and @project7 have invested their personal pocket money into STEEM Power (SP), and everyday they will upvote all the top 10 product posts of the day. This upvoting will be performed the day after, so it won’t affect the ranking. Although this is just a small amount of money (approx. $4 - $5 SBD), we believe it may attract some great early participants.

  2. Power Delegation Plan
    We will run a SP delegation incentive program once Steemhunt has enough active users. This SP delegation package will be announced with the commission rewards and automated voting bot, so that hunters on Steemhunt will get more rewards.

  3. Posting on Product Hunt
    We will try to feature Steemhunt on Product Hunt. We are not sure if they will allow us to post Steemhunt on their website (because it’s a direct competitor). But regardless of the result, the attempt will help us to increase more awareness of Steemhunt outside the STEEM community.

[Steemhunt Needs Your Help]

We welcome all types of contributions such as ideas, advice, upvotes, design/dev/marketing help, or even just some words of encouragement. If you have any questions, feel free to chat to us via @tabris or @project7 on, or via our Telegram channel.



about 페이지쪽에 and pay out in 14 days in the proportion of you assigned. 구문이 있는데 14일이 맞는건가요? 14일은 contributor/maker 에 대한 보상 관련 지급을 말하는 거 같은데 제가 이해한 게 맞나요?

앗 버그네요. 스팀의 페이이웃 기간과 동일한 7일입니다. 찾아주셔서 감사합니다 :)

그랬군요. 7일이 아니라서 maker/contributor 송금과 관련해서 별도 처리기간이 설정된 줄 알았어요. 기타 제안사항은 github issue에 남겼습니다.

Wishing you success

Thanks :)

This is an awesome idea. Glad you're doing it and I look forward to seeing it develop... and using it.

Thanks so much. Wait for seeing you on Steemhunt :)

It is a nice product!

I wish you much success Great shoot enjoy

Thank you so much!

Welcome to Steemit platform, from all of us in promo-nigeria. Steemit is a beautiful place to be and we are sure you will be happy here. Get to know more by blogging consistently. Never be discouraged, seek for assistant when necessary. Cheers!

This sounds great!! Am going to check out Steemhunt now.

Thanks for sharing and resteemed this article!

Great work guys! We had eSteem on ProductHunt for a while now, but Steemhunt as you mention might not get much visibility there because of direct competitor... Love the idea, perhaps in future there will be better content discovery

@good-karma Wow thanks for your great support! Yes you are right. It may be not possible to be featured at all, and even not much visible after being featured. Once we have enough founding users on Steemhunt, we may prepare some fun marketing idea for featuring on ProductHunt. It's not concrete yet, but will share the idea when we are ready to do.

Good team @project7 and @tabris, greetings know and successful greetings.

Thanks a lot :)

great job will definitely get great benefits, great idea hopefully get rapid progress

@hermanlc Thanks a lot! We hope it will grow to compete with ProductHunt :)

Hopefully created a healthy competition in order to grow without certainly wronged another, I strongly support this great work. Congratulations @project7 work

Oh yes, it is very crucial. Good point. Thanks again!

Follow me and me follow you.
Vote me and me vote you 🙂✌

Great work and good idea @steemhunt!

I’m curious to know: have you guys thought about using an SMT, and if so— how do you think you’d incorporate it?

thats really pleasing to read, many interresting things to discover, I need some encouragment from you , take a look about my last posts if they desrve , wish to you all the succes

Thanks a lot!

Love this innovation! It looks like product hunt but blockchain based. Will check them out soon!

Thank you so much :)

디자인도 깔끔하고 좋네요. 목록과 상세 페이지 위치가 반대(현재는 목록이 우측에 위치함)라서 좀 익숙치가 않네요. 자주 사용해볼게요.

목록과 상세 페이지가 반대라고 느끼시는군요.. 저희는 저게 더 자연스러운것 같았는데 ㅎㅎ 피드백 감사합니다! 앞으로 디자인 업데이트시 고려 해 보도록하겠습니다.

리스팀도 해주시고 정말 감사드려요!

좌측에는 목차가 오른쪽에는 상세페이지가 보이는 UI에 익숙해서 그런거 같습니다. 고민한 흔적들이 많이 보이네요. 좀 전에 시험삼아 포스팅 하나 올려봤습니다. 이미지를 드래그해서 타겟 위치에 넣는다고 옮겼는데 이미지로 화면을 채우더니 back하면 그동안 쓴 글들이 다 날아가 버리네요. ㅜㅜ. draft save 기능이 있으면 좋을 것 같습니다. 한글화 지원 계획은 없으신가요? crowdin 플랫폼 이용하면 지역화를 좀 더 편리하게 지원할 수 있습니다.

Draft 저장 기능은 조만간 업데이트 할 수 있도록 하겠습니다.
한글화 지원 계획은 아직은 없습니다. 아무래도 당분간은 전 세계에서 단일 랭킹보드를 운영해야 하기에 영어로 언어는 통일하려고 하고요, 규모가 더 커지면 지역/언어별로 랭킹 보드를 나누는걸 생각해 보려고 합니다.
피드백 감사합니다 :D

그렇군요. 모바일 디바이스에서도 접속해봤는데 근래에 본 블록체인 플랫폼 모바일 UI 중에서 가장 좋다고 생각합니다. 고생하셨습니다~ 좋은 결과 있으시길 응원할게요.

Good team @tabaris greetings know and successful greetings.

Hi guys!

This looks incredible! Well done!
I've tested it out on something interesting that I found (it doesn't have a dedicated website because it exists soley on the Steem blockchain) and noticed that the beneficiaries are 90% the maker and 10% Steemhunt.

My question is... as the hunter, do I not get anything for my post?

Hi @aussieninja,

Thanks for your test! For the beneficiaries, 90% goes to hunters and makers, and 10% to Steemhunt. When you posting, you can allocate the 90% of the reward pool with makers. If you allocate 40% to makers, than you (hunter) will get 50%, makers get 40%, and Steemhunt get 10%. If you don't allocate any makers, then you (hunter) will get 90% and Steemhunt get 10%.

Hi @project7! Thanks so much for the quick response!
I thought that might be the case, I saw some of the tests @heap had done and that seemed like the way it was going to work. I guess most users would just add the maker as a 20% beneficiary of their post.
This is an amazing concept! I love the work that you guys have done and the look and feel is amazing! Well done!

Hey @project7, could I ask another question?

Thanks for the upvote, by the way... I just wanted to clarify, when you say that you'll both vote the top 10 product posts of the day, does that mean the top 10 posts with the highest votes already, or your favourite 10 of the day?

I'm not trying to game the system at all... just trying to work our my own processes, timings, etc.

Hi! it meant that we will upvote the top 10 posts with the highest votes already when the daily competition has finished. It's not my favourite 10 of the day. This is just to promote more early-hunters to join in Steemhunt. Once Steemhunt achieves the first milestone, this 'top 10 upvoting by us' may be closed.

Thanks a lot :)

Thanks heaps for that dude!
I thought that was the case, but just wanted to check! It's a good incentive to get people started... hopefully a curation trail will get started to motivate people to hunt...

Thank you so much for being so responsive! It really means a lot to me.

Yes, it may not be a fancy amount of incentive because they come from our pocket money investment. Steemhunt began just from our small project between me and @tabris. But, we will keep working on to make it grower. It means a lot for us to have you, the early contributors. Thanks a million :)

Hey @project7.... please let me know if I'm being annoying. I love that Steemhunt publishes a Steem post... but I have to say that the sentence at the bottom of someone's Steemhunt post doesn't make a lot of sense to me:

"Posted on Steemhunt, Dig Products, Earn STEEMs"

Maybe a full stop/period after 'Steemhunt' would make more sense? Also, maybe take the 's' away from STEEMs... I believe STEEM is plural. Sorry, small things I know...

Oh not at all!!! You are helping us a lot. Thanks so much for your huge support :)

Yes, you are totally right... (We are not a native English speaker lol).

I've changed like this -

This is posted on Steemhunt - A place where you can dig products and earn STEEM.

Thanks again for your help and please please let us know anything you think!

Also, if you join our Telegram chat, I can reach you quickly :)

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Nice stuff 👏🏼👏🏼

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A very remarkable project. And hopefully it will be even bigger in the future ... Success is always for you and Tim.
Best regards @ airil280708 ...

Thanks a lot! Yes, we hope it can be bigger than Product Hunt someday :)

Yes, that's all our expectations.

First off awesome project!

Second... I'm running into problems uploading images. They seem to upload but I can't submit the post and if I edit the title the images disappear. :/

Thanks for the report.
What browser and operating system do you use?

Windows 10, and this was happening in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge on two separate computers on two separate wifis. Something's weird :P

I'll try a different account tommorow and see if that works

Yeah I could reproduce the issue when I first upload images, and edit titles.
When I edit titles first, then upload images, it seems okay.

I'll fix it as soon as possible.
Thanks for your report again! :)

hum.. I'll test it again on Windows 10 again.
Thanks for your report :)

I think I just fixed the issue. Can you try again?

The image disappearing problem is gone but the post button is still grayed out and the preview doesn't show an image :/

hum.. I just tested on Windows 10 with Chrome and Edge and it seems it working for me.
Can you give me the image you used?

Here's a link to it:

If it's not working on your end I'll just decide it's my crazy computer and try it on one of my school's computers.

Not working on a school computer either :P Does it upload images to Imgur by any chance?

Humm.. yes we upload photos to Imgur. Do you have any network blocking setups with Imgur?


Thank you, i will try to use, best wishes for a successful and attractive to future steemhunt. good luck

Thank you so much! good luck for you too 👍🏻

Brilliant idea! Hope this will become popular!

yeah we hope so too :p

페친님. 페북에서 타고 넘어왔습니다.
개발 중이라 올리셨을때부터 기다렸습니다 ㅎㅎ
업보트 리스팀 댓글 팔로하고 갑니다 :D

아 도밍고기자님! 감사합니다 :)

화이팅입니다아!!! ㅎ

Mantap, semoga sukses bro

Terima kasih banyak 😎

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Have a nice day and sincerely yours,

very nice interface and design! well done!

Thank you :)

I would like to take part in the steem hunter project since I have developed a micro steemit in wechat ,which is a popular application in Chinese . I would like to help grow the steemit community

@steemhunt bug report:
Can't upload image with brave.
Can't publish my product. The Site says that I must upload at least one image, but I did it already.Captura de Tela 2018-06-01 às 23.19.40.png

Hi, that can be just a temp issue related to Steem network. If that keeps happened, could you report it on our bug-report channel in Discord?

Thanks so much!

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