Anyone who uses Reddit knows that content lives and dies with the sacred upvote (or downvote). Upvotes bring “karma,” greater visibility, and even the chance of landing on the front page.
Similarly, Steemit users are vying for upvotes, but this is because engagement and attention lead to actual financial reward. Steemit rewards users for posting, commenting, and even just upvoting other content. Rewards are paid in the platform’s native cryptocurrency, STEEM.
To describe it using their own words:
Steemit has redefined social media by building a living, breathing, and growing social economy – a community where users are rewarded for sharing their voice. It’s a new kind of attention economy.
Steemit has been around since July 2016, it has a significant number of users, and it’s currently the 27th…