Steemit Upvotes For Tipping in Real Life

3년 전

Imagine there's a QR code in the back of a taxi. You scan it with your phone, and it takes you to the driver's Steemit post, which he created specifically for collecting upvotes as tips that week.

The ride was pleasant, so you upvote his post and drop a few words of thanks in the comments. Your tip is registered instantly and without fees.

Could upvotes on the Steemit blockchain be the future of real life tipping? Could we see this scenario play out in restaurants and hotels? What about for street buskers?

One advantage for tipping with upvotes is that the tip isn't coming directly from the tipper's wallet -- upvotes merely tell the blockchain who should receive newly minted coins.

But if your vote power happens to be running low, you can still tip by transferring Steem or Steem Dollars directly from your wallet. One QR code can provide three forms of tipping, with no fees, on a single platform.

Also, because upvote strength is tied to the amount of Steem Power a person possesses, a "fair" amount can be tipped regardless of the tipper's wealth -- whether you're a starving student or a corporate lawyer, giving a 100% upvote has a similar sentiment.

After using Steemit for a few weeks, I've begun to feel the urge to upvote people in real life. If they were already on Steemit, instead of Facebook, this would be possible today.

Can you imagine a future like this?

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  ·  3년 전

It is a good idea. It would be great if it will be build on STEEM, but there will other token platforms that will allow that.


yea it would be a crypto way of saying thank you for your service

What a great idea. It's like tipping someone for their action in real life. When the Steem blockchain grows and grows and more users join who knows what might happen. This thing is world wide.


I can't wait till I can tip for my beer, with crypto! haha ;)

Hey this is a pretty sweet idea, I like where your head is at. Not only would you get to upvote and write some comments but you'd be introduced to their social profile / blog. I don't know about you, but I've met some pretty interesting taxi drivers in the past and would enjoy learning more about them and maybe learning more about their city. Then what would have been a few dollars tip becomes a longer term way to support that person via steemit. Essentially it's a social tip :)

Steem has a lot of potential, donation and charity is certainly amongst them. In the past my posts have enabled to raise donations and help make a difference in the real world!

this idea is FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!

hahaha so true, I can totally see that system being implemented in the now too distant future. "I've begun to feel the urge to upvote people in real life" that is just awesome!


Right? When I visit YouTube and give a thumbs up to my fav creators, I feel so useless.

That feeling has crept into RL!


ya i knwo what u ean! But heres my solution! ALWAYS leave a COMMENT on Youtbe OR facebook and twotter telng people to come join and leave a link to your profile like say "Look howmuch ive made just in a fw onths on steemit! Over a quarter of a million dollars! and tell em to singup and make money tehre but make it sound genuine,

Man i would loveto gfet an upvote on my recent post i already posted this to u but the link and request were at bottom of a sup rlong post and u might not read it

just ALWAYS leave the lnk and link to YOIR steemit profile n every comment you leave! just make it like your signature! THAt way you WONT be wasting time! It WILL bring you followers evetually! Then u wont fel useless making comments n non steemit platforms!

I always do tis on EVERY facebook or instagram ppst i make and i oNLY post on instagram or faceok (instagram postrs drectly to FB and twtter tumblr) IS BECAUSE I make STEEMItrelated posts!!!!!
haha ya youtube will need a crypto crrency like steem and a wwhole steem system too compete wit us!

Butyeah man thank u SO much for looking over my recent blog, and giving me a chance for some uppvotes! i upvotd ALL yur ppsts AND im upvoting all ur comments butthere always so related to what ive been justthinking aboutthat i always have to repkyto you! u thiink what i think ANYWAY we are gonna be REALLY going places!!

it was not oo long ago when I had more steempower than you! and i belieeved in you cu of your name and it was so bold, and yoru comments were from a personality I could see was bound to do well here

AYWAY ma, I have had a lot of self controol NOT being envious of you, but i do gootta admit, i do wondder how I can jumpstart my own steeit accont to get as much money as u, i mean u starteed at like a few weeks ago ad u pt like $30,000 in right? was that the only investment u put in right and the rest as all been froom price of steem going up and curation and comments right?
I am starting to wish I could have as uch as you!

Maybe I should put all my poloniex into steemt hmm wekk ill jst start doing all steempower posts I think! yes

I just love this platform and seeiing the 4 africans @tj4real and @mcsamm and @ortigas100 and @xpency all getting ovr $1000 off a post, all from thejohalfiles and i think im repeating msyelf now! i am overwhelmed

i am reallly ovrwhelmed and i just wana mae sure i get ur ttention to plead for ur upvote so i can make the most of my recent posts i feel i been lagging

haha but ya i cant IMAGIEN how it REALLy feels to have 200 Grand its reallly cool cua i reemmber when u jsut had barely not even 100 in yoru steemit!

man did u put more money in from pooniex? or did u just earn this all from curations and comments al after that first 30,000 u put i dwas that all u needed to jumpstart and snowball from 30,000 tto 200,000??? Thanks for readng man ima go rest now SORRY for the long messages!

thats freaking genius.....

Very good idea and this is one of the platform of steemit and it has lot more to explore like the one you have mentioned to engage people and businesses.


When I saw the @darthnava fundraiser, I knew this was a game-changing platform. Even if bitcoin's original vision came true (digital cash, micropayments, etc.) it doesn't have the giving culture embedded in Steemit's code.

Bro! you are living in 2030 haha, I am now following you.


Let's get that down to early-2018!! xD


Yeah seriously, you aint lying future man haha

You could do a mystery shopper scenario where one person gets delegated 1,000,000 SP and goes around upvoting exceptional grocery store employees!


This actually gave me the idea to do Steemit treasure hunting xd Find something and you get a 100% upvote from a whale!


Upvotes for gifts and prizes is a cool idea. If you don't have a whale, you could get a pool of users to chip in.


yes gifts an prozes and a steemit STORE is what we need on next hardfork or whenever we can build a special section withinveryones profiles wherethey can make a post that has somethingf or sale and enable a smart contract that letsthem sell items that they can use escrow with or something or verify venders who sell items intehir stores, it could alllow steemit to replace ebay or amazon one day!
Bro i am so happy for you! I remember just DAYS ago it seems you put $30,000 into steemit i remember SEEING those poloniex transfers on your wallet history and reassuring you that you made th right decision!

You fucking turned that 30,000 into 100,000 so fast and then now you have $200,000 has that been from investing more?? or diid you earn all this from posts and curation rewards?!?! people are all asking me how i make so muc money and I am now asking YOU how YOUVE gottenthis much! as tat steempowerrealy what ignited you off intoo makig touands and thouands of bucks?

hey man can u text me or call mee one day? I wwont bother u i just would really love to talk maybe just teleram or whatever im and as u know my numbers public here cuz its all good never have problms, steemietrs are all cool (and i can always block spam etc) , 619 302 0398 PLEASE text me mani have some cool things planned i could tell u about anu are in aposition to REALLLy help a lot fopeopel WHIL making alot of money for yourself! just help me promote these steemit africa posts my @tj4real lke you have BEEN doing but ASO @xpency this guy who just showed steemit to 2000 people in nnigeria at a school lecture confrence thing and hes a steemit soldier now gooig out and he says hes gon bring steemit to all 200 states in nigeria and they already have programs where they go and visit all the rural areas, now they can actualy use steemit to help SO many people AND it will bring steemits user base up, SO much it will amke al of us money too

imagine when nigeria exports its oil and diamonds for steem!


I've been adding steem from the exchange. Wish I could post more. The income looks insane rn!

I will help you out when I can.


Oh yeah man you are already doing enough! you and @thejohalfiles man, especially johal u realize most of the $1000 posts for the 4 africans ive been promoting are from him! his upvotes re over $1000 at fulpower its so cool but i mean thats what u get wen u have 3 million dollars in steemppower! Im so hapy hes actualy using it to basicaly help people who actually need it the VERy most!

And u also helped @tj4real and me and @xpency see that their hard work can pay off and they REALLy post high wuality and now have over $1000 on a single post! AND even and @ortigas100 and @mcsamm each got $1000 on a post thanks to johal! Johal wont be giving oit full power upvotes like that to everyone but i dont want him to get swampd by selfish greedy newbs and greedy peopel who just want money for nothing....he only posts high wuality or when peopel seem to really need it! BUT sadly its only a matter of time before before people like Johal AND you get FLOODED by selfih greedy peopel just wanting ffree money who dont unerstand how this all works, who sem to be in autopilot greed mode where they copy and paste stuff and have pre written responses and messages and dont actualy leav comments or interactbut just post and yeah LUCKILY tho I HAVE seen people LIKE that actually CHANGE into better people! some refuse to stop posting copypasta and bad copiues of news from OTHER sites that simpply hurts steemiit and floods it with spam garbage BUT even t hose people start tp see how noone wnats tp upvote their short and lazy posts so they startto realize they need to create ore substance and actyally ad value

my message to steemit newbs is u cant just repost youtube videos and COindesk articles! eve if its bitcoin related its NO excuse for this copy paste bullshit whereu expect to get paid off posting someone elses article and acting like ur helping steemiters stay informed NO ur not ading any value and it make sme mad, this guy in particlar does tthat shit and whatever he just said its his "style" and he :does care" if the posts dont make a smuch oney haha dude thats just ego talking

i will try to be first to admitto MY ego but ey i also shouldnt get mad at Newsb but that guy is no newb and his strategy and many others us SATURATIONposting where they can actualy be NOT lazy enough to take the time to type out a long quality post so they just post every few minuets some bitcoin related news story without adding ANY of their own text just a headline and a picture TAKEN from a fuckin or cointelegraph article! and they think they are doing good my accumulating a few dollar a day by spamming steemit basicaly and its just sad, i dunno i try to cinvibce that guy to stop efore i un follow him but i will just have to unfollow him if he keeps doing it

i dont wanna unfollow or take away upvptes from anyone but some peopel cant just run amok here, they CAn but they should be shown that we have too much at steake to ake this place lame just cuz they wanna be lazy ....

I guess its ok peopel can Mute AND peopel can flag and we have steemcleaners and cheetah but ssorry to get offon this rant hahaha fuck hahaha anyay THANK u so much bro for ur sport of steemit africqa! LOOk they are all at the frontpage TOP #1 stories on or just click #africa and look #1 on the page!

sorry for the rant and i didnt wanna name the gu i am mad at


You are a grate man. Standing ovation to you. Glad to knowing you. Hoping none of us disappoints u with such post.thanks again


Yeah exactly! Would be pretty cool :D


btw do you work in a grocery store?


I work for the store pharmacy which is a separate company, but I do work inside the store and have to listen to the shitty repetitive music. Luckily the player was broken today, so it was just blissful.


I would definitely get the mystery shopper to hit the pharmacy and maybe complain about the music too.

  ·  3년 전

I love this idea! I think there might need to be a little tweaking done as I am sure the cab drivers or anyone would want to have the tip be a fixed amount and not fluctuate based on the value of Steem. Otherwise, being able to upvote people in real life sounds like the future to me!


I think a strong use case is for sporadic tipping, like for street performers. Many people don't want to physically take out their cash, nor are they sure how much they should give. Also, with an upvote, you're not computing the cost in the same way as when you're handing over money.

  ·  3년 전

I really like that usage. It keeps in the spirit of the platform too in creating quality content as well. I would love to be able to reward a street performer in this way, hell, just a couple weeks back there was a shadow puppet artist that I would have loved to give a full 100% upvote too!

Love this idea and it should be implemented in other fields as well like tipping at fast food point or restaurant. Any area where tipping is given steem upvote would be great and it will happen some day.

You got visions :D
That idea sounds like a dream, if steemit blows up this could even get a reality, you should get a patern for that haha :)

Thanks for your post! But... Up voting gives value of Steemit in return for good content on the platform. Bij getting new good content, Steemit will become more valuable, so the reward is worth it.

A page for the taxi driver to collect up votes is no good content, so the earned Steem is spend by Steemit, without getting value back. This means that Steemit get drained by features like that and the price will drop. Maybe there is a way around, but rewarding a person should only happen when this person adds something positive to Steemit.


I believe the Steemit blockchain has a destiny much greater than functioning as a blogging platform.

For instance, it's already being used for charity and commercial fundraising.


I agree! @firepower, check this out


Thank you!

This is an amazing idea. The situations in which tipping would occur would grow exponentially, putting smiles on a lot of faces!

It's not that hard at this moment you should only create a new post every day where people can vote on (everyday because after a few days the creator will get less, if I understand the system). Then the user should have the posting key somewhere on his phone and should be able to scan something (like your qr code). The qr code is linked to the latest post and there u go.

Oh I really like this. Not only for taxi drivers but this could work other service-based jobs too!

Bro, I am really enjoying your posts! I am on Steem a few days now and it can be a bit overwhelming sometimes!

It all seems a bit unreal to me, but I never felt more exited about a platform before. My background in economics + web design resonates fully with this concept!

By seeing your enthusiasm and success in a short period of time I am becoming totally exited about Steem and the enless possibilities. I am creating an APP and Steem actually might be an addition / basis as well!

If you want, follow me @gigafart because I will soon be posting from the beach as well and I will make sure to include some pictures and dedicate them to your inspiring words!


I believe that this method of motivation makes sense, the driver will try to work well and be polite with the client :)

Nice idea! It was better to have the scanner of steem at anywhere.
So that we can provide our opinion and payment directly !!!
Sounds good?


A smartphone app that scans and immediately loads a tipping interface would be ideal!

  ·  3년 전

The idea is really interesting, and creative. Personally I like it.

Thanks @gigafart. (best name ever, by the way)

Can we implement this to our uber drivers.?They are doing a great job.


Not sure if uber would be happy with that, never know though.

As the market caps of these coins continue to grow, it is only a short matter of time before some engineers and programmers will get together and start developing the software and hardware to create such a system. Soon (I hope) we will be able to tap our Bitcoin card, Ethereum, Litecoin, whatever coin you like to use. Excited to see how much this will grow.


Steemit is way ahead of the pack. It's one of the only cryptos with a functioning product + userbase.

I'm still kicking myself for not using gigafart as my username!


Dude, I kind of regret it. I had no idea I'd be sticking around when I joined last month... but Gigafarts it is!


Every time I see it I laugh... your brand is strong!


For @gigafart SBD is not Steem Dollars, it's Silent But Deadly


hahah dont regret it! Its a funny name! AND it sticks out!
people REALLy have an EEASY time remembring my name! ive already seen people mispell my name as Ackaza or akza and that just means less peopel who can send me money as easily!

with u people can look u up or send u money from just remembering your name because its not spelled any different or in any strange way, its phonetic and easy! giga and Fart!

Im ruprised u or a copycat didnt register @Megafart @KiloFart @Terafart and @petaFart and @exafart and @yotafart hahaha

BUT SERIOUSLy I think you can owe all yoru comment steem ( i was aboutto say comment karma! XD) On your NAME !!! peopel see gigafart and they upvote u JUSt for ur bold name! im serious man!

I saw ur name and i could tell u must be young or youngish, as u are full of energy and hope and ur like whatever bro ur CHill and its paid off to be a nice person here! Im probly even too intense and ddontappeal to as many peope but im glad u like my rants and can tell I am honest and mean what i ay, and i can telll that you are Deserving of your postion, as u are heljng alot of minows

its dfffiicult to hoard steem but some peopel do, some see steemit as just a way to make money and thats fine, they have that right, and theyd ot have to interact

but you ocmment more than post artciles! u interact with everyon! i trry to reply to all my replies but itsstart too be overwhellming BUT I ALWAYS upvote AL my replies! sp ANYONE whp comments on ANY of my posts automatically gets a few cents or a few dimes!

And i cant WAIt ntill I have $10,000 to $100,000 in Steempower and i can actualy give out like $1 to $10 at atime even at 20 percet votng ppwer!!

u realize u can see ur voting ppwer ahere at but i wanna know when u are at full voting power and u set ithe slider to 100 percent how much are ur upvotes worth? Like $300?

Love it. Brilliant.

epic idea, maybe in time it will become reality :)

Great idea!

Really Smart Idea bud :) I like.

Good idea. You could have a code that you could input into the actual site if you don't have your phone handy/broken/dead battery or if you're working in a cafe with a different device.

Yes, I can imagine a future like this. This is a very good idea!

This is the kind of thinking that will get us to break through the old paradigms of what is possible and what we have yet to see possible.

"When there is no vision the people parish"


Noice idea!!! :]

WE DONT NEED Qr codes with stemit!!!!!! We just need a username!
All i need too send someone to letthem send me steem is my username @ackza and a simple link to is ALLL they need to find my profile and my blog see my wallet etc thats ALL they neeed!

A qr code would just take you to their profile an anyone can make one with a qrcode generator just google "qr code generator"
and for the URL link area just type in your steemit profile link, for example mine would be

And then hit "generate" and youll get your own QR code that takes someone to your steemit profile! I added some text and steemit logo

That is all they need to pay you in steem too! Anyone can use a poloniex or bittrex or to send steem withot a steemit account

Feel free to use this template for your own scannable steemit Qr code link!

But do you get my point about how steemit os SO advanced that we dont need Qr coes we can just have easy to reember usernames we can useto even google search what w remembered! just google the work steemit and the name u thought you saw in case you cant write it down etc, you cant do that with bitcoin! Bitcoin doesnt have usernmes! ethereum has some sort of domain name service but noone kows about it and u have to buy into it and the names become expenive etc

steemit is SO much better its the EASIEST crypto currency to use PERIOD

ahha ii JUST saw that it was you @gigafart that posted this! I was just going along the trending page and saw this cool post!

hahah im sohappy ur making $100 posts now man! I knew u culd! ur steempower paid off so well


It's nice we get usernames in place of alphanumeric gibberish!

Good idea. You can implement it.

Its a great Idea but I think not all are going to be so open minded.

Don't get me wrong I love cryptocurrencies I hold a lot of them but there is a certain satisfaction when someone tips you in hard currency by that I mean Fiat currency.

It might be my own view as in my country digitisation is still a theory any has just started testing things out.


Wow, novel idea. The innovation is limitless in the blockchain of the steemanator. UpVoted, followed.

it would be a great acomplishment and steem could become more powerful than etherum.
upvote me just i have done for you.let start it from here

That would be a genuinely nice thing.

JUST read thROUGH the COmmENTS !! - ))
UNANIMOUS apPROVE-all !!!!!!!!!!! - ))

IT will certainly CATCH ON !! -))

.. i LOVE the inSIGHT !! - ))))
.. and, IT'S INitiat-i'VE POTENTIAL ! - ))))

PumpeD & reSTEEMed - ))

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ps .. YOUr .. STEEM ..VS.. YOUTUBE .. PosT !!! - )))

= ""CHamP-A-SaurouS"" !! - ))

" = " ... the ONCE thought EXTINCT ??? - )))

ha ha ))))

Upped and followed :) feed me

Hi @gigafart
I was new in steemit. and I feel like I'm lost in steemit and no one is directing me. please help me find the real identity, and help me get what I have been working for so long. thanks for your attention.

sounds like a promising future, right @gigafart?

you are really great man @gigafart,,
i hope, there are so many peo[le like you.

an impressive post @gigafart

Hi @gigafart ,please visit my blog and I hope you will be willing to see it

The future can come true. I'm sure steemit must have grown immensely. beyond the power of other social media. A brilliant business idea.

It's great if Steem Dollar becomes the same means of payment as bitcoin. Then his price will skyrocket!