What’s Hive exactly and how does it work?

Hey there!

If you’ve read my blog here, you must notice there’s a comment plugin.

It looks like this:

steempress wordpress plugin

But do you still wonder,

the plugin still seems a bit confusing …

might have questions like:

  • What is SteemPress? And what about the number besides upvote icon?
  • You can be rewarded with cryptocurrency by installing this plugin?
  • And who are those who commented on the post? Are they WP bloggers or STEEM people?


logo next to my Steempress plugin avatar
footer social profile

those are STEEM logo

and SteemPress is a plugin base on the Steem blockchain




The Blockchain for Web 3.0



                                                                         – HIVE.io


Still confused?

Alright, no worries, don’t be intimidated.

Let me show you some really simple examples how STEEM works!




Above are 3 example user cases on HIVE blockchain (pics above clickable ^^):

  1. DTube: video platform
  2. SteemHunt: product discovery/review platform
  3. TravelFeed: travel blogging platform

There are other different applications on STEEM as well, such as games, arts, music, etc. You can choose suitable applications to participate on Steem. Personally I’m using DTube and SteemPress the most to blog/vlog.  The applications are on the same HIVE chain, meaning no matter which application you are using, you can log in all these different apps with the same HIVE keys (password).

I have a lot to share regarding HIVE, including how the currency works, what different keys mean, how to find communities, the coming SMTs (Smart Media Tokens), etc. I’ll try to find some more time to talk about it another day.  

If you have more questions, better give it a try yourself and have fun ^^ 

Join HIVE today!