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« on: September 10, 2017, 06:23 »
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Years ago I made a tiny bit of money doing an article on Hubpages.  Recently found Steemit and I see some people are making money with their images.  So I used one of my old Hubpages articles that got taken off to try it.  Anyone else on Steemit?  I have no idea how it works yet, so hopefully someone can tell me :)
https://steemit.com/abstract/@sharpshot/abstract-photos-and-some-of-the-techniques-i-use-to-make-them


« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 09:27 »
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I have just joined up.  So far I have posted only pictures that don't meet the standards or usefulness for the stock agencies. It's more of a social sharing system. I have made a dollar in two days.  Since I only make about 4 dollars a month from Shutterstock it might well be better at the moment.  I have posted one photo on steemit that has sold on Shutterstock, but have got nothing so far.  Early days yet.  At least I don't have to spend a lot of time editing photos that get rejected.

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 16:46 »
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I am so confused by what this even is.

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 18:05 »
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Me too...

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 18:26 »
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So if someone upvotes your post, you get paid 7.25c per upvote? (29c/4) - ha, that's better than some iS sales.
OTOH, what's to stop people stealing your images from Steemit (web size)?
What's to stop a largeish group of people going on there and upvoting each others' posts? Or is the site OK with that?
Where does the money come from?

« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 20:09 »
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All your questions and more answered  on one page https://steemit.com/faq.html#What_is_Steemit_com

« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 20:22 »
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All your questions and more answered  on one page https://steemit.com/faq.html#What_is_Steemit_com

"Something something imaginary money blah something social" is what I got.

« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 21:00 »
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Can I delete or deactivate my account?
Accounts can not be deactivated or deleted. The account along with all of its activity is permanently stored in the blockchain.





Alrighty then. No thank you.

« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 21:04 »
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Sounds like some kind of garble-dee-goo gimmick to me

« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 21:12 »
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"Something something imaginary money blah something social" is what I got.

Couldn't have summarized it better if I tried.

« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 05:00 »
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I don't really get bitcoin but I do get that had I invested in it a few years ago, I would be a multimillionaire now.  Steemit is part of Steem, one of the big alt coins that could be huge or could be part of a massive bubble.  It's a bit like investing in the early days of the tech bubble. It could be a good way to make money, at least in the short term.  As the microstock bubble doesn't look too healthy right now, I thought I might as well get into another one :)

« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 21:32 »
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I don't really get bitcoin but I do get that had I invested in it a few years ago, I would be a multimillionaire now.  Steemit is part of Steem, one of the big alt coins that could be huge or could be part of a massive bubble.  It's a bit like investing in the early days of the tech bubble. It could be a good way to make money, at least in the short term.  As the microstock bubble doesn't look too healthy right now, I thought I might as well get into another one :)

Thanks for the link. I signed up and am awaiting confirmation. It looks like blockchain money could be an interesting way to handle the microtransactions which gave "microstock" its name in the first place. Worth experimenting with maybe.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 22:36 »
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I signed up just over a year ago. I was ata a co-working space and they had a meetup thing about it so thought I'd rock on up.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@menta/an-attempt-at-the-first-se-asian-steemit-meetup-hosted-by-techfest-angkorhub

Didn't quite get it, just like I don't really get Bitcoin, but it was mildly interesting. If you check at the bottom of that thread, you'll see the guy made over $1K from that post. I think I made one or two posts. Made less than $10 or so.

They did mention something about blockchain being good for licensing. I thought it was just the mining and the trading and all that, but apparently the way the blockchain works, it;s great for storing information, allocating licenses and contracts, everything is transparent, centrally located, easily accessible. Sounded good, but I still don't get it.

Some guy put his hand up and asked what makes it better than normal money (they talked a bit about crypto-currencies in general) and some lady in the crowd shouted that it's 'by the people for the people'. He rightly responded... great, but are there any actual benefits to using it over normal money. She just shouted out the same thing again, with a certain amount of increased frustration.

I'm all for 'by the people for the people'... but it needs to perform the same function and be of a similar quality as stuff that isn't for the people or by the people. From the general gist I get... crypto-currencies may perform the same function, be of a similar quality and have several benefits over fiat currencies, but I'm yet to find somebody who can explain what they are in simple language that I can get my head around.

« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 23:59 »
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I still didn't get the website, is this another reddit with a blockchain system? how is this related to microstock market?

« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 00:38 »
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I still didn't get the website, is this another reddit with a blockchain system? how is this related to microstock market?
It isn't related to the microstock market but it could be somewhere to make some extra money from your microstock images.

« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 01:00 »
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I signed up just over a year ago. I was ata a co-working space and they had a meetup thing about it so thought I'd rock on up.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@menta/an-attempt-at-the-first-se-asian-steemit-meetup-hosted-by-techfest-angkorhub

Didn't quite get it, just like I don't really get Bitcoin, but it was mildly interesting. If you check at the bottom of that thread, you'll see the guy made over $1K from that post. I think I made one or two posts. Made less than $10 or so.

They did mention something about blockchain being good for licensing. I thought it was just the mining and the trading and all that, but apparently the way the blockchain works, it;s great for storing information, allocating licenses and contracts, everything is transparent, centrally located, easily accessible. Sounded good, but I still don't get it.

Some guy put his hand up and asked what makes it better than normal money (they talked a bit about crypto-currencies in general) and some lady in the crowd shouted that it's 'by the people for the people'. He rightly responded... great, but are there any actual benefits to using it over normal money. She just shouted out the same thing again, with a certain amount of increased frustration.

I'm all for 'by the people for the people'... but it needs to perform the same function and be of a similar quality as stuff that isn't for the people or by the people. From the general gist I get... crypto-currencies may perform the same function, be of a similar quality and have several benefits over fiat currencies, but I'm yet to find somebody who can explain what they are in simple language that I can get my head around.
I don't really get how the banks acted like casinos, lost billions and many of them were given money by governments.  I don't really get how lots of the major economies in the world are spending more money than they receive in taxes, have big deficits and huge debts.  The big advantage with bitcoin and some of the other cryptocurrencies at the moment is that they are going up in value against the fiat currencies.  As I don't really understand how either system works, I'm going to buy in to the 'by the people for the people' one, as standing on the sideline has proved to be the wrong option so far.  I know that the bubble could burst, so this is like a gamble but perhaps keeping my money in the bank is a gamble too?

« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 02:41 »
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I signed up just over a year ago. I was ata a co-working space and they had a meetup thing about it so thought I'd rock on up.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@menta/an-attempt-at-the-first-se-asian-steemit-meetup-hosted-by-techfest-angkorhub

Didn't quite get it, just like I don't really get Bitcoin, but it was mildly interesting. If you check at the bottom of that thread, you'll see the guy made over $1K from that post. I think I made one or two posts. Made less than $10 or so.

They did mention something about blockchain being good for licensing. I thought it was just the mining and the trading and all that, but apparently the way the blockchain works, it;s great for storing information, allocating licenses and contracts, everything is transparent, centrally located, easily accessible. Sounded good, but I still don't get it.

Some guy put his hand up and asked what makes it better than normal money (they talked a bit about crypto-currencies in general) and some lady in the crowd shouted that it's 'by the people for the people'. He rightly responded... great, but are there any actual benefits to using it over normal money. She just shouted out the same thing again, with a certain amount of increased frustration.

I'm all for 'by the people for the people'... but it needs to perform the same function and be of a similar quality as stuff that isn't for the people or by the people. From the general gist I get... crypto-currencies may perform the same function, be of a similar quality and have several benefits over fiat currencies, but I'm yet to find somebody who can explain what they are in simple language that I can get my head around.
I don't really get how the banks acted like casinos, lost billions and many of them were given money by governments.  I don't really get how lots of the major economies in the world are spending more money than they receive in taxes, have big deficits and huge debts.  The big advantage with bitcoin and some of the other cryptocurrencies at the moment is that they are going up in value against the fiat currencies.  As I don't really understand how either system works, I'm going to buy in to the 'by the people for the people' one, as standing on the sideline has proved to be the wrong option so far.  I know that the bubble could burst, so this is like a gamble but perhaps keeping my money in the bank is a gamble too?
If you treat it as a gamble fine..but the time when everyone sees the $$$ signs light up is probably the most risky time. It is far more risky than keeping money in the bank though ;-).


« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 03:41 »
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Investing in something is always a guessing game.  This could be the top for cryptocurrencies but I don't think they have fully caught on with the general public yet, so hopefully there's still some time.  There will only ever be a maximum of 21,000,000 bitcoins.  The supply is limited and it's hard to imagine what price one will go for if the current increase in demand persists.  It's probably all going to go wrong at some point but I'm only putting in what I can afford to lose.

« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 09:24 »
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Investing in something is always a guessing game.  This could be the top for cryptocurrencies but I don't think they have fully caught on with the general public yet, so hopefully there's still some time.  There will only ever be a maximum of 21,000,000 bitcoins.  The supply is limited and it's hard to imagine what price one will go for if the current increase in demand persists.  It's probably all going to go wrong at some point but I'm only putting in what I can afford to lose.
Sensible approach .....down by about 10% recently I notice

« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 20:19 »
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I don't understand these cryptocurrencies - can they be converted into real money?  if you get credits that you can't actually spend for anything useful then it is no better than the badges and points you get for writing Tripadvisor reviews.  If you can't cash them out then I just don't see the point.

« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 00:33 »
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I don't understand these cryptocurrencies - can they be converted into real money?  if you get credits that you can't actually spend for anything useful then it is no better than the badges and points you get for writing Tripadvisor reviews.  If you can't cash them out then I just don't see the point.
Yes they can and with the benefit of hindsight I should have bought some but I'm not about to now. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/12/cryptocurrency-investors-bitcoin-could-lose-money-fca-warns

« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 00:55 »
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Yes they can and with the benefit of hindsight I should have bought some but I'm not about to now.

Oh, the things we would do and buy if we could see the future.  ;D

« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2017, 05:46 »
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Investing in something is always a guessing game. 

Investors don't guess. They do research to minimise uncertainty.

People who don't do research and just guess are speculators.

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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2017, 06:22 »
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I had $500 worth of Bitcoins back when they were $1200 each. They had started going down for a few weeks after a record high so I got rid of them. Would be worth about $2000 now? Shame.

« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 07:26 »
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With my usual classic timing, Bitcoin has crashed.  Lucky I didn't put much in.  Could be a good time to buy, if you like a pure gamble.  Don't risk anything you wouldn't feel comfortable burning :)


 

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