Steem Basic Income
Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content.
Enhanced Support Graph
We first published this graph that 'maps' the interrelationships in our member pool a couple of months ago. When we reviewed it last month, there were some very interesting changes, as shown in this post:
And here is the graph from this month:
(img source http://www.steemreports.com/votes-graph-enhanced/?accounts=steembasicincome)
It only shows the biggest hitters: people that regularly upvote each other or @steembasicincome, with multiple shares for bigger upvotes. That makes sense, because we have 1800 active members across six pools. All of those interrelationships would be too much for this chart.
Last month I wrote that "the enhanced votes graph is a lot less interesting as it used to be, since the leaders of different clusters are not closely bound to each other. Instead it looks like a lot of loosely related accounts which don't have a lot of connections other than their link to @steembasicincome."
This month I found it interesting that the cluster relationships in the leader accounts are starting to tighten up again. I attribute this largely to contests. As members enter each other's contests, it builds relationships that would otherwise have been very weak or non-existent. In effect, we are starting to build our own community between SBI members, as more people recognize the vision and start using it to build each other up. This makes me very optimistic about what will happen when we release SBI 2.0 and start rewarding community engagement. With community engagement happening even without extra incentives in place, imagine what can happen with!
If you think you're in a cluster, it could be more interesting to look for the enhanced graph of an account in your cluster that has a lot of shares. For example, I can approximate the #qc or #fr communities by looking at the enhanced vote graph for @steemquebec as the 'leader' account that showed in our own graph.
You can see that this is a very tightly woven community that uses @steembasicincome as ancillary support. If all the members shown were in pool 1, instead of being spread throughout the pools, we would look more integrated, but would still not be the driving force in this community. It has it's own leaders. In fact, one of them (@soushi888) already translated our new FAQ into French, and it's available here:
Just change the account name in the Steem Reports link to any account you want to look at, or load one account and then there is a box in the page to enter different accounts.
Delegation Bonus Shares
Existing members can receive bonus shares by delegation. For every 20 SP delegated to @steembasicincome, members will receive 1 bonus share. Any Steemian that is already enrolled in @steembasicincome can delegate as much as they would like, to receive bonus shares. We will publish our delegation sources update again this week, so if you want your support showcased, now is your chance!
Here are some Handy Delegation links:
If you want to get involved, or to increase the share of basic income that you receive, enrollment is pretty straightforward:
Just send 1 STEEM to @steembasicincome. Include the name of a Steemian to sponsor in the transaction memo (preceded by @). You and the person you sponsor will each receive 1 share in the program. You can sponsor any active Steemian, it does not have to be a current member.
If you're unclear, please check out our full transaction memo guidelines and then let us know if you have any questions.
The official currency for enrollment is STEEM. We accept SBD at our discretion (usually when they're very close, or when SBD is stronger) but you do not receive extra value or any partial refund for paying in SBD instead of STEEM. If we choose to accept an SBD enrollment, we accept the entire amount. If we choose to reject it, we refund the entire amount and request you to send STEEM instead.
Steem Creators Conference
We had a great experience last month at the #steemcreators conference! Check out the tag for footage and photographs from all the presenters and attendees, and see how many photos you can spot @josephsavage in!
Yesterday we posted @josephsavage's presentation on Steem Basic Income.
Steem Basic Income has been developed in collaboration with @earthnation. We are grateful for their early support, both in brainstorming ideas for improvement and in providing funding for our massively complex automation requirements. Learn more about Earth Nation on their web page at https://earthnation.world/
We broke down the mechanics for how the program works in the complete overview. You can check your share counts and upvoting weight in our spreadsheet explained here. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments section or join us in our discord channel.