Greetings Steemians! Today I want to tell you about a wonderful new tool brought to us by @officialfuzzy called whaleshares. Whaleshares is a wonderful tool that helps minnows (people with low steempower) get votes from whales (people with high steempower) in the Steemit and Golos communities. This allows people to quickly build their steempower as well as increasing their payouts while simultaneously giving whales incentive to hold their steempower instead of powering down and selling their steem. This should also help the price of steem go up as there will be less flooding the market from whales powering down their accounts.
How it works
Whaleshares works through the Bitshares dex so you will need a BitShares account. Then, head over to http://whaleshares.net/. Once there you enter the URL of the post you want to upvote this will generate a code that you will want to copy into your clipboard. Then, open your Bitshares account and transfer the whalshare tokens to the whale you want to upvote (whale must be signed up with whaleshares), pasting the code into the memo section. Each token is worth 1% upvote so you can decide how much weight you want to give to the upvote. Your post will then be upvoted by that whale giving you a significant boost in your payout for that post.
How do I get whaleshare tokens?
Right now whaleshares aren't yet being traded on the dex. So, the only way to get them is through the official contests and giveaways. The first of these is the logo contest announced here. Rumor also has it that there may be some given away at the Beyond Bitcoin hangouts on Fridays. Details of joining that are available here . Also, join us in the official WhaleShares discord server here: https://discord.gg/RRDzn6c. Happy steeming and hope to see you there!