SBI: A Look Behind the Scenes

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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.

Humans Behind Steem Basic Income

Joseph rises early and gets right to work; trading, attending to SBI, scanning articles, following up with current events and chats on discord, and working on other ventures.

@babysavage wakes and plays nearby while her Daddy works on the computer. On breaks, they read stories, go on walks, and play with her toys together.

@babysavage 'helps' Joseph answer Discord messages

Joseph is an adoring father and loves to teach her things. He has talked her through making coffee and nachos and tells her about his work on the computer. Though she hasn't made us dinner yet. ;)

We enjoy going on walks around the neighborhood and taking detours so @babysavage can walk on the grass, and bark, and gravel, and dirt, and then the path again to her fancy. My favorite is to chase @babysavage up and down the halls. Sometimes she crawls so excitedly she lands on her face with laughter.

Joseph has a unique understanding of how things fit together, and of the many unforeseen consequences of events, policies, and system changes. Despite his vast interests and knowledge, he is not above explaining the most basic subject until understanding is accomplished.


SBI is our 'problem child'

Joseph gave life to SBI and I worked diligently to support him. The considerable amount of time spent on daily upkeep made it an ongoing question if it would survive before automation. The birth of our daughter made the effort even harder, but also all the more important. It reminded us of the families who benefited or could benefit, from SBI.

In any case, Joseph persisted. Joseph's compassion is really the reason SBI was created, and why it is still running today. He cares immensely for the underprivileged and is passionate about providing truly positive aid.


Joseph is a knowledge-hungry, generous, gritty soul and puts the 'human' in SBI.

Author's Bio

Mother. artist. birder. wordpress and graphic art student.

I work to keep this busy man fed and our home and daughter cared for. I am pursuing artistic studies and enjoying motherhood more than I could have imagined. @babysavage is the light of our lives, this amazing creature we get to learn with and play with. I could talk about her endlessly, but I try to keep it brief. :)

I have not posted in some time and this is my favorite; enjoy: What My Infant Daughter Is Teaching Me About Happiness


If you want to get involved, or to increase the level 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 unit in the program. You can sponsor any active Steemian (except for yourself), it does not have to be a current member.

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. If we choose to accept SBD without refunding it, you do not receive extra value for it. Enrollments are processed automatically every 144 minutes.

Questions about Steem Basic Income?

Most questions are addressed in our FAQ or in these helpful resources. If you still have questions, ask in the comments section or join us in our discord channel.


@josephsavage What do (I assume) you play with the xbox controller?

I remember the conversations with the baby, learned a lot.

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Sometimes I play Entropia Universe. I really don't have that much time for gaming anymore.

She knows matrix-level syntax...

!BEER & !giphy matrix 🤗

// You can support giphy by using one of your witness votes on untersatz! //

Ahahhahahh, that's crazy! !BEER

Wish I had seen this earlier @josephsavage @katysavage. Thanks for putting it together and giving our Steem blockchain a glimpse "behind the curtain!" Great family picture!! 😊 👍

And, yes, children absolutely change our lives. For the better. On any given day (particularly once they become teenagers ... 🤔), we may question that, but it is as life was meant to be ...

All the best to you both, for a better tomorrow!

P.S. Resteemed, just so others might possibly see it as well, for future reference ...

I love Basic Income concept... thanks for what you are doing, guys!

!sbi status

Thanks for sharing your lovely family. Baby Savage is adorable and already got Daddy’s talent on the computer. 😊

Nice to see the faces behind SBI. Kudos to you both for making SBI possible.

She loves to get on our computers. We have learned to always leave them locked.

Wow ! 💙

미래 세대를 위하여~! 💙

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Greetings, I would like to know when SBI I have accumulated. should create a weekly post on list of users at least the first 500.

A weekly post of the top 500 is a good idea.

Great to see the family working together on the dream! I know it makes it easier to remind us why we work hard and strive to achieve things for that future generation!

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Nice post!
@katysavage and @josephsavage, wish you that cute daughter makes you happy ;)

Thank you! She brings us so much joy every day.

CUTE BABY ! I love he !


Always nice to see the human faces behind these projects, gives me faith that I'm invested in decent human beings!

Nice post, keep keeping it real!

We are definitely human beings, and we try to be decent.

Hi @steembasicincome!

Your post was upvoted by @steem-ua, new Steem dApp, using UserAuthority for algorithmic post curation!
Your UA account score is currently 6.007 which ranks you at #332 across all Steem accounts.
Your rank has improved 4 places in the last three days (old rank 336).

In our last Algorithmic Curation Round, consisting of 183 contributions, your post is ranked at #8.

Evaluation of your UA score:
  • You've built up a nice network.
  • The readers appreciate your great work!
  • Try to work on user engagement: the more people that interact with you via the comments, the higher your UA score!

Feel free to join our @steem-ua Discord server

!sbi status

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Hi @cst90!

  • you have 19 units and 0 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 404662102856 or 0.140 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.028 $

Structure of your total SBI vote value:

  • 64.59 % has come from your subscription level
  • 0.00 % has come from your bonus units
  • 30.64 % has come from upvoting rewards
  • 4.77 % has come from new account bonus or extra value from pre-automation rewards

    Did you know that your SBI level shows in your Steempeak wallet?

Congratulations @steembasicincome! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You published a post every day of the week

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

Why I didn't get any upvote?
!sbi status

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Hi @salimbur!

  • you have 12 units and 30 bonus units
  • your rshares balance is 4321001034842 or 1.495 $
  • your next SBI upvote is predicted to be 0.299 $

Structure of your total SBI vote value:

  • 8.18 % has come from your subscription level
  • 26.41 % has come from your bonus units
  • 64.75 % has come from upvoting rewards
  • 0.66 % has come from new account bonus or extra value from pre-automation rewards

    Did you know that your SBI level shows in your Steempeak wallet?

To reduce abuse, Steem Basic Income follows the @steemcleaners blacklist.

As being on their blacklist will create many more problems for your account, we request you to attempt to follow their appeal process before applying for a blacklist override.

Thanks. Do you know, where can I make the appeal process?

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I believe they have the link to their Discord in all of their posts, just like we have the link to ours in all of our posts.

Thank you for your help!

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