The Community Makes the Coin: Take a Better Look at Steem & PIVX

in #steemit4 years ago

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We are experiencing a very unique and opportune time regarding technology, developments and communications in CryptoLand.

What am I talking about?
Do you think it would be easy to contact the developers of Apple products? Or how about the engineers of BMW? Ever felt like you wanted to have a discussion with Elon Musk?

Right now you can easily join chatrooms, called slack channels, that are built for the community of people who are involved with and invested in different crypto currencies. These are the people who are working towards innovating how we think about money and how business transactions occur. We have an opportunity to have discussions about the philosophies of those behind different coins, we can hear from the source what the long term goals of these different coins are and learn up to date information on updates and improvements.

If you’re skeptical about a coin and you can’t find satisfactory information from the crypto articles, then I suggest joining the conversations on the respective slack channels and ask them yourself.
A coin with a solid community is a decent hint that they have interest in being more than a pump and dump ponzi scheme.

I am only speaking from my own experience and I’m featuring these coins today because they’ve proven to have solid communities backing them.

So let’s get into it.


Steem has recently celebrated it’s one year anniversary, and now they are revamping their marketing tactics to ensure the solid growth of it’s social platform.

Steem’s social network platform called Steemit is bridging the gap between crypto experts and newbies, which is such a huge benefit for the mass adoption of crypto.

Here is a link to the new Steem(it) marketing VP interview

As stated in the interview linked above, steemit is also successfully utilizing micro payments and acclamating users to the idea of sending small amounts of value to others.

Streaming money, much like streaming music and movies is what I believe will be the future for cryptocurrencies in general.


PIVX is a coin that provides Private Instant Verified transactions.

This coin did not have a premine.

Meaning that no one was able to mine this coin, let alone mine a significant amount of this coin before it went public. When looking at investing in new alt coins, that is one important aspect to take note of, because a coin that has allowed for a significant amount to be premined is an indicator that those who mined a significant amount could quite possibly sell off their coins if or when that coin reaches a higher price.

Because PIVX did not have a premine is one of many examples showing that they value equality for every user in their community.
PIVX also has masternodes available, but also will soon allow for staking coins in exchange for a vote. They value their entire community of investors and those who choose to use their coin, not just the whales who hold large amounts of their coin.

Additional Reading:

Steem White Paper
New Steem Marketing Strategy


i dont think STEEM and PIVX should be compared in any ways

If you notice, I'm not comparing them. I'm saying that they both have great communities behind them.

You did a fantastic job here @heiditravels
I would love to see you do a compare & contrast in the near future though.
Really glad I follow you. I've upvoted & resteemed this.

Thanks for the support. I'll keep your suggestion in mind!

PIVX and Steem seem like solid long term choices. :)

I have an ICO in progress now for PDIVX check it out. POE algorithm and no premine

Will do, thanks for the heads up.

I love steemit and PIVX. thanks for posting. PIVX is great for everyone too because you can "stake" small amounts and still get some return if you are not spending it.

Thanks again for another short and sweet piece of information.

As you underline so well, the community behind Steemit is mostly and by far phenomenal! The support on so many levels is also highly valued within ourselves and it shows in the different communities rising all over the platform right now... All for one and one for all! Namaste :)

Do you it's okay to join in PIVX atm? I was looking at it when it was 25 cents. And it's 1.80 now!!


I'll pass. =)

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Bitconnect is the next big thing in crypto and I hope you amd any other that read this will use my link...

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Best regards

This is a great video and two of my favourite currencies too!! C'mon the PIVX and steem trains!!! Woot woot!!

Great video! short and to the point.

Thanks for posting the interview with @zurvanic !

Great vid, Heidi - informative and well-presented as ever. As a crypto-noob, I hadn't heard of PIVX - I'll check it out.

check out their slack channel! here's a link: They're super friendly and helpful

Thanks, I just checked out their website. Very interesting – but I need to become familiar with all this crypto-jargon :)

You make some great points about access to developers and getting involved in the process, very astute observations. It will be interesting to see how we will all look back at this time in 10-15 years. Life is all about perspective, I hope we can all take a minute to stop and realize how amazing this time really is.

This is actually a good point. Everything is within reach.

Better take advantage of it ;)

chill music in the background - upvoted. - no premine ftw

Couldn't agree more on your title

This is exactly what I was thinking that if it were not for STEEM and it would be really hard for the average Joe to understand cryptocurrency.

I have both in the portfolio. Great feeling! Does anyone else gets distracted by @heiditravels ?

Go Heidi! Steemit needs you to be our own "Amanda B. Johnson!" Thanks for promoting Steemit.

thanks dett är fastikst bra poäng

in terms of streaming money, this cannot be done on the blockchain. Such operation would mean millions transactions per second.

But still, this can be done, but with help of Lightning.Network, which move most transactions off-chain, but still use blockchain as settlement network. Lightning.Network technically speaking is just another layer, which can by build on top of bitcoin, litecoin and any other coin which will basically support few specific transaction types.

Steemit is a strong long. I was researching some statistics and it has a very healthy growth.

Your points are all valid. See you in the next steemfest. Keep up the inspiring work. You are doing great.

In the new paradigm there will be a currency for everything..

Good points in this post. Nice to see I'm not the only one who thinks like this. Buy and hold for the upcoming 2 to 5 years and the market will find it's way. We do need to look better at the insights of every coin. What team is behind it, is there any management. How strong is the product, is there any product at all? Personally I always use: Amazing opportunities came to light when I started using this coins to analyze cryptos.

Bought up some PIVX Recently. I figure they are like lottery tickets!

I have PIVX on my radar but haven't acquired any because it's not on Poloniex. What alternatives are there other than Bittrex?

Really appreciate the video transcript alongside the video, great tips!

Help please Heidi how do I re-steem this post? That's what it's called right, like a re-tweet lol??

Hey there! Sure thing, it's the return arrow that is to the left of the 'Reply' option ;)

I see it now lol! I think my eyes were too tired last night #teamnosleep

Ok it's not there now there a time limit on how long you have before you can't do that or something? Also do you have a video somewhere about best practices for how to share videos here - either our own content or videos/articles from other channels? Thxxx :)

I love your content, does everything have to be built with intensive communications @heiditravels

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