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On October 31, I published this utopian.io article in Hackernoon, a Medium publication with over 200K subscribers. The title is: Could Utopian.io Become The Ultimate Funding Solution For Open Source Projects?

It was also published on Linkedin and shared on Twitter. This data spans from Oct. 31-Nov.10, 2017. The article will appear after the analytics.

Here are the traffic sources, engagement numbers, beginning with my personal stats on Medium, which contains the traffic from all my articles. Medium's best attribute is its built-in traffic and engagement analytics tool.





Ok, here's the full article:

Open source projects have suffered from a lack of reliable and sustainable funding models since the open source movement began.

Dedicating one’s energy to open source projects has in the past meant taking a massive hit to one’s pocketbook. The economic incentives were just never there. Doing good for the world has largely been an unpaid martyrdom, great for the soul but terrible for the wallet.
A new platform could change all that. It’s called utopian.io. So, how does it work? Why is utopian.io a dream funding solution for open source projects?

Short answer: the blockchain.

On the utopian.io platform, contributors to open source projects can be rewarded with the cryptocurrency, STEEM if their submissions follow their guidelines. Some open source projects are WordPress, Steemit, busy.org, DTube, DSound and Zappl to name just a few. When someone contributes to an open source project via the utopian.io site, people, as well as the official @utopian-io Steem account can upvote the post, which results in STEEM rewards. There are utopian.io content moderators who ensure that the quality of the post submissions are up to snuff.

So, how does someone get involved with utopian.io?


The first step is to sign up for a free Steem account on Steemit.com.

Then, head on over the to the utopian.io website to get started. You log into utopian.io with your Steem account and doing so has been determined to be safe. Read the rules before you start planning your new utopian life, though.

The utopian.io project is integrated with the Steem blockchain, so it uses Steem’s built-in voting algorithm to make the reward process run in an autonomous fashion. Steem’s co-founder, Dan Larimer invented the concept of the DAC, or Decentralized Autonomous Company, which was later renamed and popularized by Vitalk Buterin as a DAO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organization.

This aspect of utopian.io makes it like crowdfunding 2.0 on steroids, where decentralized voting is the norm and computer rules determine the final payouts of contributors. Of course, there are still humans deciding which posts to vote for, but the distribution of rewards is handled by an algorithm instead of a central authority. And utopian.io is unique in the Steem ecosystem because it has human content moderators and quality control specialists who make sure that the utopian contributions meet certain standards.

In addition to coding, one can write articles, create graphic design and do social media campaigns to help bring more visibility to various open source projects. This article is in fact part of this open source collaboration on utopian.io.


You can also sync your GitHub and utopian.io accounts, thereby connecting them for more cohesiveness. Read more about this in @elear’s post.

There are many people involved with the building of utopian.io, as it’s open source as well, and I first read about it from @elear, the founder of utopian.io.

So, where does the money come from?



The utopian.io Steem account has just received over 3 million in Steem Power delegations and Steem Power is what enables people to earn STEEM rewards on Steemit.com and other sites. One STEEM is now roughly equivalent to $1 US dollar. Steem Power is similar to owning stock in a company, but with one added bonus: you have the ability to give others STEEM without having to actually give away your money.

Your personal investment in Steem Power is what decides how the algorithm slices up the reward pool.
The more Steem Power (SP) you have, the more you can influence the algorithm that distributes the daily STEEM rewards. To put this in perspective, my Steem Power is currently 111,000 and this means that if I vote for your post, I can give you roughly $5 of STEEM. But out of that 111,000 STEEM, I have delegated 20,000 of it to a Business Intelligence leader who has low SP. So, it’s similar to giving out a loan that I can take back at any time.

There are many large Steem Power account holders who have delegated their SP to the @utopian-io account because they want to support its development and they believe in its mission. Last I heard, the @utopian-io account now has 1 million in Steem Power. This means that the @utopian-io account can vote on open source contributors’ posts, and give them a significant reward in the STEEM cryptocurrency. (Clarification: the website is utopian.io and the official Steem account is utopian-io)

Utopian.io is a new project, but I believe it has a very good chance of making a huge difference in the world. Is this the beginning of a new, shared, meritocratic economy?

It could be the solution we’ve all been dreaming of. I’m super excited about this because my heart belongs to the world of open source. I never cared much for patents, copyrights and trademarks.

Article originally published in Hackernoon, a Medium publication: https://hackernoon.com/could-utopian-io-become-the-ultimate-funding-solution-for-open-source-projects-c516bb0e5a09

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being a noob developer I have always wanted to make open source contributions. This will definitely be a motivator.


This comment has received gratitude of 34.29 % from @appreciator thanks to @sayche.

@stellabelle I tell you after the vote you got by @thejohalfiles the Utopian Bot will probably bring you to the moon today :D Just wait for its vote in a few....Can't wait to see that


We love going to the moon. The post should trend for a week.


Upvote for upvote, comment for comment, follow for follow. Please follow my lead and do the same for others here in the group. We are all here to help each other out. Steem On! Thanks Follow me & Upvote. I'll do the Same.



Upvote for upvote, comment for comment, follow for follow. Please follow my lead and do the same for others here in the group. We are all here to help each other out. Steem On! Thanks Follow me & Upvote. I'll do the Same.


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Lol to the moon, @stellabelle you'd become the second Armstrong *chukkles


Bountiful post will


I'll do a deep dive into Twitter analytics soon...over the past week, the tweet with the most engagement so far is this one...with over 8000 impressions:


Thanks for creating maybe the best thing the world has ever seen for open source!


This will open new places :)


Oh yes!


wow, I even had to read it twice to get to understand it well lol you have to forgive my old glasses but the truth is that this will do more good to us steemians

Found this my a different route. I am now on line with my Perl project linked. I study your article in more detail. Great work.

Very interesting post.
Long life to Open source, Open hardware and Free learn ! :

Thanks you for sharing this I’ve gained a lot of knowledge being new and growing in the steem world. You were very informative and enlightening Hope to read more of your articles in the future.

can't wait...

The post is super well crafted! @stellabelle, everyday I believe more that @Utopian-io is the project that can use blockchain to change for better how product development works.

@elear created this amazing revolutionary platform to encourage people to get involved with the Open Source Concept and it is up to us to develop it and to make it more valuable ;)
thanks for this post @stellabelle the #utopian-io project will have more contributions and followers thnx to you,


Upvote for upvote, comment for comment, follow for follow. Please follow my lead and do the same for others here in the group. We are all here to help each other out. Steem On! Thanks Follow me & Upvote. I'll do the Same.


Utopian.io is one of the most interesting project in steemit community. I put It in "Initiatives that have changed and will change the Future of Steemit."


I'm proud that @elear is italian like me :D


Hey grazie mille @miti!


Figurati, mi sto leggendo tutto il materiale su utopian.io anche se onestamente non ho le competenze per collaborare attivamente. In ogni caso è un lavoro notevole, bravissimo!


Upvote for upvote, comment for comment, follow for follow. Please follow my lead and do the same for others here in the group. We are all here to help each other out. Steem On! Thanks Follow me & Upvote. I'll do the Same.


Hey @stellabelle I am @utopian-io. I have just super-voted you at 55% Power!

Suggestions https://utopian.io/rules

  • Utopian has detected 1 bot votes. I am the only bot you should love!!


  • Much more informative than others in this category. Good job!
  • Votes on this contribution are going well. Nice!
  • You are having more votes than average for this category. Nice!
  • You are generating more rewards than average for this category. Super!
  • This is your first accepted contribution here in Utopian. Welcome!
    Up-vote this comment to grow my power and help Open Source contributions like this one. Want to chat? Join me on Discord https://discord.gg/Pc8HG9x

Good news for the steem ecosystem!

Thanks man for this amazing work...

nice post brother @stellabelle and upvote my post


You can call her sister @imon

Great info! There's always something new to learn :) Btw I really like the new profile. Best wishes :) - @splendorhub

Very nice... Thanks for sharing. We need more stuff like that

Great !
Of you have the time please check my account 🙌

Nice to know about your Utopian, I just love it

Thanks for sharing i nver knew such thing existing @stellbelle. U have always been a great woman even in your in status what a nice initiative. Let me heat the journey
Post resteem @japfive


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all i am new here so please follow me

Congratulations @stellabelle, this post is the most rewarded post (based on pending payouts) in the last 12 hours written by a Superhero or Legend account holder (accounts hold greater than 100 Mega Vests). The total number of posts by Superhero and Legend account holders during this period was 27 and the total pending payments to posts in these categories was $1068.15. To see the full list of highest paid posts across all accounts categories, click here.

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Congrats! Good post with great idea in the message.

So basically Karl Marx survived and created his own Steem app?

Paylasimlariniz gercekten cok anlamli. Devamini bekliyoruz.

Good jop

Excellent work, very good your post.

Hmmm...that's a smart idea. Nice post :)

It was some kind of ok stuff

Hey dear friend ... I vote , replay and follow you.. please do same

I am very happy with your post for it, and I will always follow your post

@stellabelle Awesome analytics

Great !
Of you have the time please check my account


Thanks for the post. Nice written!

Intéressant et bien complet

I'm sold! For someone who's interested in contributing but doesn't have a technical background and/or don't have experience in graphic design, what practical ways can be done?


I think you can promote the news via your social accounts so that people who are your friends notices it

nice post.

Nice article

That's Fantastic ; thank you

good going. We need to get to the top of HN as well !!!


Is there a team here? I want to join


Wow relly

done please back upvote and comment

This is the most interesting project I've seen for a while on Steem. Joining up to utopian.io now, sounds like a great way to make some extra cash freelancing, whilst contributing to open source projects.

good information

Its stunning growth...😄

Yes utopian.io really seems like a very good chance for making a huge difference in the world. Looking forward to see more posts.

She will be trending.

Wow! so awesome illustrations! Upvoted and followed! Wishing to be as grow my skills to draw like that!

I am quite a beginner in this field and have uploded some of my works! If you have time please do visit my profile and provide me feedback if possible. Thanks a lot!

Joined utopian a few days ago. Think it's a fantastic site for ideas.

I like this type post. It's cool😍

The post should trend for a week

@stellabella this is absolutely incredible! the future is now, lol.

Really a great idea... I will now start recommending people with ideas to just bring them there.

Myself? I also try and checkin a few.

dear stellabelle
you're post-Utopian.io Article Published on Hackernoon Plus Traffic & Engagement Analytics is so amazing
i like it because thise photo is very creative and nice i like it so amzing post


Upvote for upvote, comment for comment, follow for follow. Please follow my lead and do the same for others here in the group. We are all here to help each other out. Steem On! Thanks Follow me & Upvote. I'll do the Same.


Hmmm, interesting...

This is good

nice post

Je crois que je suis le seul français je me suis paumé.
Si il y a des français likez ce commentaire.
Je n'essaye pas du tout de grappillé des votes.

Bountiful post will dony

wow your post is very very great post.I like it.
very good post.
plz reply my comment.
and upvote my post

Didn't really understand much about @utopian-io not until this concise and comprehensive post by our dearly beloved @stellabelle. With just simple and plain terms she has been able to answer some of the quedtions I bore for a long time now. This platform so far has only fostered learning.

I have not been able to sign up or do much because I didnt have a full understanding but maybe I do to an extent now.... thank you so much @stellabelle.

To you @elear am sure you have done a rich and beautiful work on this project you are very much appreciated.

Truthfully I still have little questions but would surely ask and also do more reading on this projected just like @stellabelle suggested.

Thank you for the beautiful work @elear and to @stellabelle we all are glad and happy for the work well done. The sky is your starting point. Much love.

blockchain is expanding very fastly....

i like your post then i upvote you

Great info that you have given to us.....as far as I know your post cross moon within few hours

Informative article 😍 followed!

Hmm nice (y)

Your posts always inspire other steemit users. I think your post is quite interesting and very in demand by other steemit users. I hope you are not bored to continue working @stellabelle

It's simply exciting to see all these fresh new ideas coming out of Steemit and Blockchain, things that have the potential to make things better. Not being tech savvy, I'm only grateful I'm able to express myself on this platform freely and create whatever I can and wish. Thank you all for making all this happen.

As a new Steemian, your Upvote, Follow and Resteem are greatly appreciated.



Starting next post, I'll launch 2 on-going series: one on Online Dating (all about love) and the other on Healthy Living. Welcome to join me. Thank you.

Yes, you are right dear

Ohh man I just love utopian!

This is going to be one of the best blockchain apps the world has seen!

Thank you for the wonderful post, I really like your photos and messages. You are doing a real good job! Continue and get a wonderful day! I`ll be glad to see you again! With all my heart I wish you health and good luck in your business!

This is a first post i read and it's very interesting. Thank you!

me your vote and follow and you

There are many people involved with the building of utopian.io, as it’s open source as well, and I first read about it

nice dear

click link and one vote plz
click link and one vote plz

i like this even though i don't understand some of it because i have been a user of open source things in a small way, In my small foray into virtual worlds i used a few sim templates that were open source and basically it meant that someone else did all the work and shared it for the rest of humanity to use for free :) I am a big fan of open source just because of what it represents, i suppose if we went back 1000s of years and someone invented a flint axe, they could ponder on selling it at a profit or just make some for the community as a whole to benefit everyone,its that aspect that i like, imagine if the same philosophy applied to drug companies that find a cure for something and then withold it from the poor, imagine also a world without profit and the only value was gained from the esteem of what was done with a discovery or product, voted on by the community wouldn't it so be a better world :) Im thinking this article represents just that \o/

Thanks to post

Congratulations @stellabelle!
Your post was mentioned in the hit parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 1 with 774 upvotes
  • Comments - Ranked 2 with 160 comments
  • Pending payout - Ranked 1 with $ 315,68

very interesting and promising project.

Good article, thanks for sharing.
I waiting for you nex article, lets writing more.