Whaleshares User Guide

in whaleshares •  last year


art by @jsant72

First I would like to thank each and every one of you steemians who has supported this project from the very beginning. We built this for you and through your support it has rapidly become a raging success! The community that has sprung up around this project on steemit and our discord server is some of the best people on the planet. That being said, I have noticed many people, particularly ones new to our service, were having a little difficulty figuring out how to use the service. So, because of that and since there have been some recent updates to the website, I decided a step by step user guide would be in order. To use the service you will need a bitshares or openledger account. So, you can either download the bitshares software at https://bitshares.org/ or you can create an openledger account at https://bitshares.openledger.info/. Both have their benefits and drawbacks that I won't go into here as either option works equally as well for this.

First thing you will need to do is to copy the URL of the post you want to upvote:

Next, go to http://whaleshares.net/. While we are in beta the only whale that is registered is @officialfuzzy and he is the default option for selecting your whale so no need to worry about that.

Then, select whether you want to upvote or downvote and paste the URL of the post into the text box.

Scroll down and copy the code generated by clicking the button.

Open bitshares or openledger and select the send tab. The user you are transferring to is whaleshares and the token you are transferring is whaleshare.

Enter the amount of whaleshares you would like to send. Each token is worth 1% upvote and downvotes cost 3 tokens per percentage point. *Note: there is a small fee for the transfer. This can either be paid with BTS or with whaleshares.

Paste the code from whaleshares.net into the memo field.

Press send. If your wallet is locked you will be prompted to unlock your wallet. Then you need to confirm the transaction.

Due to the magic of bitshares you will see a confirmation in about one second.

That's it! You have successfully upvoted the post using whaleshares. If you refresh the page on the post you will see the effect.

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Note: Posts can only be upvoted until 12 hours before payout. Only send the token "whaleshare" to the whaleshares account or you funds will be lost.


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I heart whaleshares! it's really amazing what you guys did here.

I am only a couple of weeks old in this great society and I am loving it. This new guide will definitely help. Thanks @jphenderson for the art credit. I am honored to be part of the group that will break every scale out there. Happy Steeming

Just great !

This is freaking awesome! Reposting this and following. Thanks!!

This post received a 12% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @patelincho! For more information, click here!

It takes a while to figure out the Steem community. You gotta just keep reading and going down the rabbit hole of postings which leads to finding cool communities and forums about your favorite topics. It's such a fun experience! Followed!

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going down the rabbit hole of postings - sounds pretty cool : )

Absolutely great to see stuff like this. Whales sharing their power to help level up the Minnows. I'll be sure to use WhaleShares when I start posting.

Great work guys, keep it up!

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Thanks for your support!

Thank you! Everything is clear and accessible explained.

How do I get a whaleshare and how much I send to whaleshares. My deposit in sbd. thank you...

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We haven't started trading them yet but there are a limited amount available on the bitshares dex from people who won our contests and benefitted from our giveaways. The best way is to participate in our contests and join our discord server where we have daily giveaways. The contests are pretty much all posted or resteemed in my blog

how do I get whaleshares?

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Right now since we are still in beta the best way to get whaleshares is through our contests on steemit and the giveaways on our discord server. You can check my blog and find most, if not all, of the current contests and we will be putting out a weekly list of all currently active whaleshares competitions probably tonight or tomorrow. You can join our discord server by following the link at the end of this post.

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I wish this was clear in the post. So am I getting my bts back?

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I will make sure you do

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I still didn't get the BTS back, will it happen?

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He said he was going to do it... I'll ask him about it again. How many BTS did you send?

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20 BTS. It not a big deal. If it is not happening, I am just moving on. Take care.

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What's your bitshares/openledger username? I'll just send it to you myself

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just joined discord and your guys group! seems like a really cool project. I didn't see anywhere to purchase whale shares though? could you help me out with that?

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We don't officially sell them, we only give them away as prizes in our contests and giveaways on the discord server. Some people that won them trade them on the bitshares/openledger dex. If you don't have an account with them you can start one here: https://bitshares.openledger.info/?r=chain-dev

after figuring out stuff in openledger (it wasn't simple. lol), I just tried sending bts. I don't see any upvote on the post. is there a wait time?

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It only works with the whaleshare token... I will talk to the owner of that account and see if they can transfer your bts back.

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post said bts or whaleshare. I cant find whaleshares in openledger.

I followed these steps and haven't got an upvote... it's been hours now and nothing... I hope this isn't a scam...

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Not sure how it could be a scam as we haven't sold any. What post did you try to upvote?

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I wasn't making any accusations towards you, please do not take it as such as it wasn't intended that way, I was worried somebody was impersonating you. It worked in the end so no harm done. My apologies :)

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No offense taken... Usually it does it really fast. Not sure why it took so long this time but glad it worked out for you.

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Has this been tested? does it work?

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Yes it works.

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It didn't work for me. still waiting for my bts to be returned

thx for this post. I am happy to be part of this community

I looked on whaleshares.net and I cannot pick the whale that I want. what happened?

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You no longer need to select the whale. It now displays the whales and the voting power of each whale.

interesting, I heard about this but never really understood.

Great post...
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Great post @jphenderson follow you and reesteemed

Very comprehensive and easy to follow. Thanks for putting in the work. See you on discord

looks interesting - printed and will study

i wasn't sure about a few things here as i am not that advanced with computers at this time- but i clicked on the discord link to see what that was and got invited to join whaleshares- i was interested cause it mentioned music and i am very into music - but once in there i wasn't sure if it will be good for me- i am not a gamer and haven't even got a avatar so i didn't go through and complete registration - tell me if you think i should join - sorry i am doubtful but i am not a whale and don't get into online chat much so maybe i better just stick with Steemit. All good was interested to read about getting a big upvote. David

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Discord was started for gamers but it's really just a good text and voice chat platform. We have a lot of good steemians over there so it's a good place for new users to have any questions answered, promote their posts, and help get a following.

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Thanks@jphenderson..thats exactly what Ive been trying to figure out! :)

will surely try... whats the average Whaleshare that we can receive?

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Not sure I fully understand the question... Are you asking what the prizes are in our contests or how much the upvote is worth? Whichever it is, they will both probably change in a couple days when hardfork 19 launches. We're not sure how that is going to effect things so we'll have to see and then plan accordingly.

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Well my question was how much upvote is worth, thanks for answering the question.... Today is the D day :)

one day I'll have me some whaleshares...

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Ita gonna happen!

I like this way better than rando whale! Great post!

Guys, which of the both options are most users choosing, and do you recommend using my Steemit username for the Whaleshare wallet. I guess using the a different username is much safer. Thank you!

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Personally, I would recommend the account model as you can log in from any browser and you don't have to worry about losing the bin file. I've lost an account because the computer with the bin file got destroyed and my backup failed.

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Thank you! Will go for it! : )

I cannot find a way to convert to Whaleshares on openledger... any help please?

how to earn whaleshares?

Can we buy BTS and send to Whales as mentioned?

Just found and joined today! Used the guide, super easy!

Introduced myself, invested 1000 Steem about a month back at its peak. Diving in headfirst!

Please follow, and upvote my intro post if you could guys! Thank you so much!

Thanks so much!
Done using my whaleshares :D

Hello.. Im a newbie here.. I understand the post very well.. But my question is that, how do i get a bts tokken or whaleshare token ?

I've just discovered this post thanks to another post related to the tag "newbie" I don't understand everything yet, but it's wonderful to be able to be in contact with the whales on steemit. :) Great job guys! :)

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Thanks a lot, I'm going to check this :)

I send 5 steem to https://bitshares.openledger.info/ website using the memo they gave me on the dashboard. But its not yet added there. Is this website legit?

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You have to send the whaleshare token not steem.

I am a beginner in steemit. I would like to know, how whaleshares works.. I need a brief explanation.. Thank you @jphenderson

Hi there, @jphenderson. I have already opened an openledger user, but when I try to send Whaleshare to the whaleshares account, I cannot switch. the BTS option to the whaleshare coin. Do you have any idea?

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Do you have any whaleshares in your account?