Top 5 Proven Social Media Platforms to Earn Cryptocurrency

in #steemit5 years ago

Social Media has fundamentally changed the way we interact with each other both online and offline (yes, you who may have problems coping a day or two without online devices).

But what has come along in the 21st century is a polished and new means to express, share, and learn about the world and the people and things that live in it. Now this is disregarding the barrage of memes and the quirks of the Online Space; but there are several harsh truths about these platforms.


Major Social Media Giants are here for profit; which is fine. But traditionally their revenue models rely heavily on Advertising.

We grant and entrust these corporations with our data, but in return it gets packaged up and sold to advertisers. Usually while were browsing or watching a video, we receive targeted ads that are more often than not unappealing and can be downright annoying.

It's all thanks to the accumulated attention such platforms have amassed; marketers are trying to capitalize on the attention economy to expand their market base, but what do participants get other than a McDonlds commercial once in a while? Is it REALLY fair?

Data Privacy

It is estimated that there are a whopping 2.62 billion Social Media users worldwide; and this is expected to grow further and quicker as:

i) Internet Penetration + Access Increases
ii) Cost of Smart Devices become cheaper
iv) The speed of technological advancement grows in line with an exponential curve

But what's at stake is indeed our privacy.

Western ideals are quite intolerant towards privacy infringement, as it is a fundamental right. Eastern ideals on the other hand are seen no to be too concerned on a collective scale. Countries like China are at the forefront of an advanced digital economy.

Take Shenzhen for example, there are cashless & cashierless stores around the place with a heavy reliance on mobile payments such as Alipay and Wechat. These companies have an abundance of consumer data to sell off to advertisers or other parties (ie. Government).

Anything can happen, and the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica scandals should immediately come to mind when it comes to the nefarious or unethical use and distribution of Private/Personal Data. Even if one were subject to terms upon registration, there simply poses a problem with the current centralized model of Social Media.

Now we as Steemit users are challenging this model; and despite imperfections, we're on track to revolutionizing and potentially solving these issues. With a monetary incentive!

Now without further ado, this is a select list of Social Media Platforms where YOU can earn Crypto for being part of the ecosystem, both existing and in progress products. All it takes is adoption.

1) Sola

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Think Tinder meets Instagram. Sola is a deecentralized social network based on a token called SOL, a Crypto that you essentially earn for creating content on the platform.

You earn SOL for things such as posting, commenting, and referring.
It's quite different from Steemit.

Key differences are that you have no reputation and followers. People can choose to prioritize you and they may see your posts more often if prioritized. Secondly, there aren't any Wales. Third, you need to create/post to earn SOL to Convert to Crypto.

When you pop in the platform (Mobile Centric, but Web Friendly too), you're shown Cards. One card at a time, to which you can eitehr 'endorse' or 'skip' depending on your liking. If you endorse content, you expose it to a much broader audience. skipping it does nothing. How you're shown Cards are based on the SOLA Ai which determines your geolocation and the algorithm of your preferences from your voting.

What you earn are 'Action Points' (AP) which can be used to endorse content (curate) or even create content (your own 'cards'). Though these action points do not have a monetary value in its use, they're essential for the network and we'll tell you why.

For starters, you generate small amounts of AP each day, 100 first, and the longer you log in each day you recieve more. This increases the more you log in daily until one it is at 200AP and you're able to spend these points. Think of it like a rewards pool for which you Curate like on Steemit, but is not based on any Steem Power. Here are some key tips:

  • Voting someone spends within 5AP to 100AP.
  • Posting content spends 5AP and grows with each one in that day to combat spammers
  • Don't splurge your votes, they're limited to your AP. Endorsing will allow the person who posted to be paid in SOL
  • 1 SOL is equivalent to 15 AP
  • Action Points have no value before they are transferred to another user as an endorsement of their created content. Hence, engagement is required to earn.

In order to cash out, you'd need to get an Ethereum Wallet to transfer to, which is pretty direct.

Read more about the Whitepaper Here

2. Indorse

Indorse is a Reward Based Decentralized Professional Social Network.

Using new models of tokenization and decentralization to change the shape of the Professional Social Networking landscape.

That's right Linkedin, you've got a competitor in the Crypto Space.
Their Native token is the Indorse Token (IND).

In a nutshell, you just sign up, create a profile, and begin adding your accomplishments, experiences, and other 'Claims' which will be backed up by links to proof of claims. Whoever is within your Social Network can Endorse your skills using what the platform calls the 'Anonymous Indorsement Protocol'. Using Zero Knowledge Proofs and Randomized Data Sources provided by Oraclize.

As you and the endorser come to a consensus and validates your proof, raising your reputation in the platorm, and then both parties are rewarded with an 'Indorse Buck'.

An Indorse Buck can then be traded for Indorse Tokens.

The Indorse Token can later be utilized for the use of Advertising purposes or other services. (Or in other cases, traded for other Crypto!)

As you can see, Indorse is still a work in progress, so monetizing your data is yet to come as the Cryptocurrency Reward side of endorsement is yet to be implemented. Though at the rate they've been at it won't be long. Sign up here to save yourselves a seat, or check out their Whitepaper Here.

3) onG.Social

onGSocial is an interesting project with a Social Media Marketers twist.

It's founder had a vision to create a Social Media Dashboard on a blockchain that provides the ease of control for those using centralized and decentralized Social Media Networks and supports community building and interactions via multiple Cryptocurrency rewards.

Basically posting there allows users to connect and distribute information (Cross Post) to main social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and other Decentralized ones.

Based on the Gravity Algorithm (pg 12), it helps to calculate the weight of content and other contributions that are made by community members.

Advertisers can use what is called G-Bucks which is pegged to the USD. It's Whitepaper is rather complex and can be read here. Though it seems as though this is a handy tool for Social Media Marketers to cross post easily and monetize while they do it. Though upon registration things look a little messy and confusing.

This site does indeed show potential but it's currently transitioning to Cryptocurrency Rewards so earning and withdrawals are disabled temporarily.

Despite having launched, it's yet to tangibly show positive results, but it does show a promising way of monetizing your posts. But we urge everyone to keep an eye on this project!


Now if you're a Steemit user, chances are you've heard of a new Social Media app powered by the Steem Blockchain as a SMART MEDIA TOKEN called APPICS.

They've gone out of their way to create a platform that turns ones' Pictures and Videos into a Profit via incentivising users to create and curate content. Rewarding Participants for engaging themselves in the Ecosystem.

Think Instagram on the Blockchain. This is a proven concept with Steepshot, an interface on the Steem Blockchain. Much like Steemit, one will have voting power and their likes will be proportional to this. Though, the creators proposed that the network will distribute:

  • 65% of the value of a content being shared to the Creator
  • 25% will go to the Curators
  • 10% will be reinvested into the platform to support the Ecosystem

With 15 different Categories in the App, APPICS is poised to challenge the Social Media Giants. Offering more than just a Social Media Platform, but a means to accumulate, share, and transfer value.

Though currently APPICS is a work in progress as well, much like a number of other platforms. But it has recieved a lot of attention and we're truly looking forward to seeing further developments.

5) Steemit

How can we not attribute the grand daddy of Social Media on the Blockchian? Steemit by far is the most developed, most used, transparent and lucrative of the platforms that currently exist.

With 2 Native Currencies, Steem Dollars and Steem, along with the various functionalities on the platform. It has revolutionised Blogging and Rewards for Curators and Creators.

Along with that, the Steem Blockchain allows for additional UI to be created, along with a plethora of Crowdfunding initiatives like Steem Park and more

Steemit is a work in progress, but with a tangible product. There's much controvesy over the use of Bots and the issues of Spammers and a saturated degree of content. But It has housed a new means for people to get known, from integrations of Decentralized Video Sharing on the Blockchain (D.Tube), Decentralized Livestreaming (D.Live), to FREE wallet transfers.

Here's a list of Work in Progress Social Medias to check out too!

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I'll check thees out. Thanks for info!

@crypto.hype i think bounty0x is also in this race...

How could I miss bounty0x! Goodness, thank you for that @mnidkyfc!

happy to get ur reply

Informative stuff ...
keep it up

@crypto.hype steemit is no 1 network of social media. Which is best.
What you think about bitcoin pump.

hi @crypto.hype

Excellent post. In current days there is so many new social media sites that it's just hard to decide which one are worth our time.

We already know that time of fb is over. But which social media will take a lead now?

Eastern ideals on the other hand are seen no to be too concerned on a collective scale.

That's a brillint point. I believe eastern society will start to appreciate their privacy sooner or later. Don't you think?

It's just your goverments has been abusing your population for very long (in most Asian countries) and people seem to tolerate more than westeners do.

I've never heard about those first 4 platforms. Im quite surprissed that you didn't mention, and

Do you know which of those platforms you mentioned has a form of blog (the way steemit does)? And which one are the most popular ? Platform with no users = dead platform.

upvote on the way :)


knock knock? @crypto.hype? you there? :D

ps. i decided to resteemit it to show my extra support @crypto.hype :)

now get back to work and cook up some post for my contest haha! :D

Cheers, Piotr

Thanks for the information but you should have given the ratings too as their are lots of scams going on in the market in the name of cryptocurrency .

Definitely decentralized networks and supported by a blockchain are the future of social media. Thanks for the article!

Wow, there's so much valuable information on crypto here! I am saving this for later, thank you!

Cheers arisinho!

very interesting read friend thank you for putting this together. I'm curious do you use all 5 of these channels? If so, are they all as enjoyable as steemit?

I'm also curiuos did you put Steemit as #5 for a reason?

Golos is another one but I hear (haven't researched it myself yet) that they have a weird governance model on anywho, I hope that helps! Cheers!

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thanks buddy never know about these 4 sites other steemit

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beautiful post for those to seek to earn money while doing interesting stuff on internet, thanks

Thanks @alphavid. There are more platforms to earn Crypto on, but these are Social Media Centric so these aren't the only ones!

Hi @crypto_hype very nice articles. Can u upload a blog about bitcoin future

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