How To Get A Whaleshares Account: Tutorial

in whaleshares •  8 months ago  (edited)

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You may have heard something about Whaleshares, one fork of Steem, but you still may not know how to get an account there. This tutorial will hopefully help you get up and running on the Whaleshares platform. Check out this article by @scipio to get an overview of the Whaleshares platform: https://whaleshares.io/whaleshares/@scipio/comparing-steem-with-whaleshares

What is Whaleshares?

Whaleshares is a fork of Steem, and therefore, it will look and feel quite similar to Steem. It is a Graphene-based platform and has its own blockchain. It has rules and other aspects that are different from Steem, but it has quite a few similarities as well.

My initial experience with the Whaleshare community, both on the platform and in their Discord channel was very positive. The only thing that was a bit complex was getting a Whaleshares account, hence the need for this tutorial. They are simplifying this method, so if you want an easier process, maybe you should wait. For the restless and FOMO crowd, this tutorial is for you.

FIRST BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING

Decide if you want a Whaleshares account now, or are willing to wait for the normal sign up process, which I heard can take a few weeks. If you want to do the sign up process that can take several weeks, go here: https://whaleshares.io/pick_account

If you want to do the faster account service do these steps, but you must have a Bitshares account. If you don’t have a Bitshares account, sign up for one here: https://openledger.io/welcome and use the account model easy sign up process. Openledger is an easy to use interface for the Bitshares platform.

STEP ONE: Whaleshares Discord

Go into the Whaleshares Discord: https://discord.gg/VthxU29
There’s also a room in the Discord channel named “new account support”

Send a DM to @krazykrista who will send you 1 SIGNUPWLS token to your Bitshares account so that you can create a Whaleshares account. You must tell her what your Bitshares account name is so that she can send you the token.

Pro tip: Be friendly

STEP TWO: Creating Your Whaleshares Account

Go this website: https://newacc.wls.services/anonacc

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Choose your account name for your new Whaleshares account. (Not your Bitshares account name, these are entirely separate)

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After your account name has been determined available, click on the button that says, “Generate Keys”. These are your posting, active, owner and memo keys that you must save and backup. Best to save these keys on a usb flash drive.

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After you have saved all your keys to your new Whaleshares account, press the button “Show me the Memo”.

Your memo will look something like this but of course yours will be different. DON'T COPY THIS MEMO! This is just for an example of what it looks like:

anonacc?a=WLS6AfCu6nTUL7Rk24ZBDbAuCw2qN441pGdKJzuEVgdqMMM7q6Zfd&m=WLS8eXSb5xwTyTFQASmGXJWR6Hmf7aBUwBXDhTkLeCHqfDq4N2xRt&o=WLS5ZAGkVT7W1a6DGtafGGMvwSja3s1XhcXvsCzgECofUuZgy1kDV&p=WLS7YyEU7YAssAL2LRZzUeci8gf5qJcqoTg3tbM69Jzsk29wZpdbd&u=trythis

You must copy your memo somewhere safe now. You will paste this memo in a Bitshares transaction.

STEP THREE: Sending a transaction to the @wls-acc on Bitshares.

Now go to Openledger and log in to your account: https://openledger.io/welcome

Click on the word “transfer” at the top.

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Now you will send 1 SIGNUPWLS to the wls-acc and paste your memo that you saved from the Anon Acc page. It should look like this:

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Please note that you must have some BTS in your account to do this transaction.

That’s it!

You now should be able to log into Whaleshares with your account name and posting key.

If you have issues, go into the Whaleshares Discord channel.

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Sounds fantastic, sent a DM to @krazykrista and waiting for her reply. And BTW, sent you a DM as well on telegram :D

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Ok I’m kind of ill, and may need surgery

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I have not been on Telegram much recently

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I’m going through about 3 crises at once and trying to keep everything together and failing at that. Whaleshares people are restoring my energy... I like feeling the real engagement

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Whaleshares were trading over 2 dollars. Makes your upvotes look good.

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Where?

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Whaleshare earning is separate with steemit earning? Are they independent to each other but shared steem b'chain?

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totally separate. WLS is the token on Whaleshares. I heard it will be on the market in a week or so. Whaleshares has its own blockchain too. Totally independent, different chains.

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here's the blockexplorer for whaleshares: https://whaleshares.io/whalesharesexplorer/

Thanks for your tutorial! Just signed up

Thanks for sharing @stellabelle!

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I have been on Whaleshares for a few weeks and love to see these other platforms come online. It gives a testing ground for other ideas.

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Yes and even though Whaleshares has only 2000 accounts the engagement is almost the same as on here...

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I noticed that on WEKU there is almost more engagement on posts even though there is no exchange to cash out to yet. Which is pretty interesting. I think that a lot of people's experience with STEEM is that they feel they can't ever become successful or they "missed it". There were really only a very small handful of people who were able to make a substantial amount off creating content here and some of them have been able to continue to earn decent based on STEEM power they earned previously but those days are over. Unfortunately no one can really come here and sustain themselves as a content creator which isn't good for something that is supposed to be a content platform with a market cap of $241 Million.

But that is what it is. I have sort of changed my perspective and expectations of what is going to happen with this platform.

People are seeing Whaleshares and WEKU as a chance to maybe be the small handful of people who made significant amounts of money on STEEM

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Sure, I agree with you. It looks like the golden years of Steemit was gone, and we don't even have a chance to be a whale in the regular way.. Therefore this emerging plattform looks like a new oportunity to start the game again and be successfull

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Yeah I agree. No one really even became a proper whale off of content creation but a small handful caught a solid chunk of coins. The new platforms give us some more hope for sure.

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Indeed the creators of content aren't the only who can see an opportunity in a new reset of steemit, there are another actors like the witness who can be really big, the exchanges too, recently into the Spanish community someone is changing wekus by steem and learning from the mistakes of steemit the way could be more easy. It looks to me like steemit is an ocean and this new platforms are seas... In a poetic way

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Whaleshares has a core community culture and zero bidbots. People still crave interaction with humans and that will always be the case. It will be interesting to see how these platforms grow... is Weku going to be a blockchain???

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Yeah WEKU is a more exact clone of STEEM.

http://deals.weku.io/@brianphobos

There is no exchange yet but a lot of us are banking on getting on early and building a lot of power and then seeing what happens.

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thanks for sharing

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got it. thanks!

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Thanks, i make a post on "partiko mascot design" its doing work my own creativity..dedicate for you check vlog mam @stellabelle

https://steemit.com/partiko-contest/@ahmanik/partiko-mascot-design-contest-entry-01-junnl0ir

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Oh darn. I already started the process with my chosen username the slow way. And I do have BTS already. Oh well, c’est la vie.

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i did that too.....you can always talk to KrazyKrista in discord to get your desired account the fast way. Just tell her to disregard the new request. That's what i did.

Awesome.... just signed up

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I think you’re going to do all right since comments on Whaleshares don’t eat up any Mana!!!!!

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I couldn’t get Bitshares to work today ... even on Chrome so I signed up the old fashioned way.... but joined the Discord and sent my email

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Thank you for information @stellabelle

Gonna do this through bitshares, the for the guide!

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How many months does it take to get an account approved ?

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