Split the rewards of your posts with other beneficiaries | Only on SteemWhales.com

in #steemit6 years ago (edited)

Hard Fork 18 implemented a feature when posting on the blockchain: to set a list of beneficiaries that will receive a percentage of the posting rewards. A very good change in my opinion as it allows new monetization options for developers working on/with STEEM.

This system has been used by a few apps already. ChainBB by @jesta takes 15%, or eSteem (the mobile STEEM app) by @good-karma takes 5%. These apps automatically set themselves as beneficiaries when people use them to post on the STEEM blockchain. After talking a bit with @fabien recently, I wouldn't be surprised to see Busy.org doing the same soon.

While these apps do it for their purpose, none of them actually let the user define his own beneficiaries. The only way to do it right now is to use the command line and follow this good post by @abit. Quite a challenge for most Steemians I believe...

So today, I decided to help out the community with a tool to post on the blockchain and set your own beneficiaries (and other posting options) easily:


The tool is pretty easy to use. You need to fill a big form:

  • Post Title
  • Post Permlink (will be generated from title)
  • Post Content (HTML/Markdown) - you can safely copy/paste the code from the steemit markdown or raw html.
  • Tags (the first tag will be the main one)
  • Your Username
  • Your posting key (can be found in Wallet -> Permissions, and by then clicking on 'Show Private Key')

  • Beneficiaries: Click on the add button and this popup will ask you some information for the beneficiary :

  • Steem Dollars %: This is a bit confusing to understand, but if you set it to 0% it is the same as the 'Power Up' feature in SteemIt. 100% is 50/50 like the default on SteemIt.
  • Max Accepted Payout: Self-explanatory. Set to 0 for 'declined payout' like on steemit. Or you can set like '100' if you want to make 'AT MOST' 100 SBD on your post. But who would want that?

This tool uses SteemJS, probably the best javascript tool to interact with the blockchain. For SteemJS, and his idea to add this feature on SteemWhales, I grant 10% of the rewards of this post to @fabien.

I also grant 2% to my temporary room mate @fayetristan who had to listen to shitty music while I was working on this.

If you see any problem, or any possible improvement, feel free to comment below. Needless to say, if you find the tool useful, feel free to add @heimindanger as a beneficiary, even for 1% it would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise you can upvote and follow for more useful tools.

Happy rewards splitting to all,


Nice, I thought of adding this options with recent changes planning to expand Advanced section on submitting post in eSteem...
Btw, chainbb is developed and maintained by @jesta, not @furion.

Oh LOL my bad

Please do, its a very nice idea!

This is so cool! Such a great idea to expose this functionality for anyone to use.

I keep thinking about how fantastic it will be to have worthy charities on Steemit gaining funds via donors which experience no loss aversion. I posted just last night about how I've "donated" to ChainBB without actually donating anything.

Thank you for building Steemwhales! IMO, it's one of the most useful tools for the steemit community. I use it often.

I hope we can fund charities like this. Imagine the good the Steemit community could do!

That would be amazing, love to implement charities on some posts....great idea

Working on it : )

Is so good

I would like to see teams and communities produce and curate collectively. This is the kind of tool we need to see for more quality and activity. Thank you to the devs and all others involved!

You guys are way too savvy for me, but I'm listening. Hope I can learn a thing or two :)

I need this! I'm running a donation post currently and will have to handle it manually, so this would be so helpful. Thank you for putting this together!

There's one day left to build up post earnings, and currently the funds will be going to the Flint Water Fund. Given i was not able to use this tool, I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could upvote, resteem, or reply to my post with the charity of their choice: https://steemit.com/steemit/@steem.engine/steem-donation-vote-for-the-recipient

Thanks again @heimindanger!

very good!

We're almost nearing HardFork 19 already and i didnt know about this cool little feature until now.

Will be using your editor to post stuff now whenever i wanna add beneficiaries! Wont forget to give you a teensy-weensy piece of the pie too!

Love this idea! Will be using this a bunch as par of my efforts of sharing wealth which this ability will greatly help. Thank you for your good work!

Very cute

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