Developing new features for Hivemind

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Hey guys,

Some of you may be aware of Hivemind X already...

I am developing new features that extend Hivemind to support new experiences for social networks on the Steem blockchain. If you'd like to know more about it, check out the GitHub repo:

I had been putting off fixing a few outstanding issues for weeks now before making a release, my schedule not allowing me spare time. However, I'm working on that now.

Native Ads (the first feature I worked on) is in beta and is ready to start testing. More info about the other features I have planned and their status is on the GitHub repo's README.

I'm posting in this community to let you guys know what I am working on and also ask how we can have a dedicated node up for Steem front-ends to access. I am not in a position to run a public Hivemind node, so I will only focus on developing the codebase.

What do you guys think is a good way to get a node up?


I run a budget Hivemind on a cheap VPS (9 Euros/month). Had some uptime issues in the past so I cannot recommend this provider for a critical production instance, but great value for money for a development server

Thanks for sharing your experience with contabo. Do you have any idea how much it would cost to run one on other services, say Amazon?

AWS has a lot of options, possibly there is a cheap way that I'm not aware of, but if you are looking into a their managed Postgres options that's really expensive. A dedicated root-server for ~50$ per month is probably your best option for a very reliable Hivemind.

Cool. Thanks for the info :)

Dear @imwatsi

Are communities/hives and Hivemind have anything in common? Or is it something very different?

Cheers, Piotr

Hi @crypto.piotr

Hivemind is the backend software that enables communities/hives.

Hi again @imwatsi

Can I ask you for little favour? I joined contest called "Community of the week" with project I manage and I would be grateful if you could RESTEEM it and help me get some exposure and drop some encouraging comment :)

Link to my post: on steemit or on steempeak

Thanks :)
Yours, Piotr