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Hive is a social media blockchain that was created on March 20, 2020 with hardfork 23 of the STEEM blockchain.

Launched as the first blockchain-based social network, Steem was created to reward its users (who called themselves steemians), with an integrated set of cryptocurrencies known as STEEM Tokens (STEEM, Steem Dollar (SBD) and STEEM Power (SP) or (VESTS). In 2016, the first block was produced in March 24th and few months after, in July 4th, its first payouts were distributed. It grew in popularity in August 2016, gaining critical mass, having an article written on Coindesk (see In the news), and with many online celebrities such as Jackson Palmer (Dogecoin Creator), The Corbett Report, and the Dollar Vigilante using it. At that time the number of users increased by record-breaking 3,200%. and according to the estimations in July 13th, 2016, the Steem Tokens had reached the third place in market capitalisation after Bitcoin and Ethereum, jumping from $13 to over $250 million in only 10 days. It attracted a Cyber Attack attempt when fewer than 260 accounts were compromised and soon reimbursed, as Ned Scott, Steemit, Inc co-founder and CEO, said after the incident.

While Steem is a decentralised network, most users use the online interface known as Steemit, which offers a user experience similar to Reddit, with an integrated Steem wallet and account creation capabilities. Running in the same Steem blockchain, many apps, websites and services form the ever growing Steem Ecosystem. The Steem platform is built upon Graphene, the same technology that powers BitShares, another blockchain network created by Dan Larimer, Steemit, Inc co-founder and former CTO, who now is leading the EOS project. This technology has been demonstrated sustaining over 1,000 transactions per second on a distributed test network and can easily scale to 10,000 or more. Following this performance, Steem is capable of handling a larger userbase than Reddit.

Browse the wiki: Hive, Recent changes.

Media Clipping:

New to Hive?

Are you just getting started with Hive? Here are some important articles for you:


Hive offers a powerful WebSocket API for communicating with the Hive network. There are many tools and libraries available to help you with this.

Hive rewards for wiki collaborators

The @steemcenterwiki project wants to reward the wiki participants with HIVE too.

Hive Marketing Portal

Chat about Hive Marketing using the #marketing channel on (MatterMost)



About was built by Someguy123 to be the "center of all things Hive."

The Hive post for this wiki is here.

How To Get Started

On this site you'll find a range of user guides, as well as information for power users and developers.

The Main Topics page provides an overview of how works and has links to many Hive-related sites.

As you get to know Hive better, you might want write for yourself. You don't have to be an expert to share what you know. There's more information about writing for below. You can register for an account here.

Some Articles for Beginners


Check the recent updated pages:

To see all pages:

Pages by categories:

Write for

Check out Articles for Creation if you're looking for something to work on. Remember to reference your sources, i.e. link back to where you got it from!

Register for an account here. Rules for receiving rewards for editing are here(current as of July 3, 2017),.

How Do You Format A Wiki Post?

If you are new to editing wikis you can read the guide below to familiarize yourself with the wiki markup language. It is not far removed from the way we format Hive posts using Markdown. Wikimedia wikis provide much more advanced formatting options, but you can get by with just the basics from the link below.

Try this guide Wikimedia Formating Guide in your language

DISCLAIMER: BeeWiki is not affiliated with any official Hive position (if there can be one). It is intended to be a community resource for the Hive blockchain-backed social media platform.