in #whaleshares4 years ago (edited)

I frequently get messages on Discord from people who are asking about HOW TO USE WHALESHARES, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME?? and after spending an hour or so explaining and teaching how to use them only to have them message the next day with the same questions. I don't have an issue with helping people because I actually like helping them out but I can't help everyone all the time. That is why I've decided to make a guide on how to use Whaleshares, I called it the "Newbie Edition" as I will try to make it as simple as possible to avoid confusion. Now that that's sorted let's go!


What you'll need!

  1. An OpenLedger/Bitshares account. If you don't have one, you can make one here .
  2. A post with 12hrs left BEFORE payout. I recommend using posts that are 5 days old and below just to be sure.
  3. Some Bitshares for fees.
  4. Whaleshares (Duh!)

Once you've gotten all the requirements we can start sending Whaleshares!

Step One

Go to the Whaleshares website(http://whaleshares.net/) and paste your POST LINK in the "Enter URL" field and click "Go".


When you've done that you should either get one of the three responses.

1. Found Post!

You should see something like this if it's successful.


If you get the same result as the picture above, copy the memo and move on to Step Two

2. No Post Found!

If you see something like the picture below then you should double check the link you've provided as you may have added or deleted a character from the original link.

A better example would be this:
Original Link: https://steemit.com/art/@jepu/some-relevant-post
Wrong Link: https://steemit.com/art/@jepu/some-relevant-post2

As you can see from the original link there's an extra character in the wrong link which would cause the "No Post Found" reply.

3. URL Not Valid!

Getting the "URL Not Valid" response can be caused by not inputting the correct url. As of now the website only accepts Steemit/EOSTalk and Golos URL's.

To fix this make sure you've pasted the correct url from any of the accepted URL's

Here's a GIF of a successful step one!


WARNING: Make sure you are only using a URL that has TWELVE (12) HOURS LEFT BEFORE PAYOUT as the website still accepts posts that are older but the votes won't reflect, which may cause you to lose those Whaleshares!

Step Two

With memo in hand, open up OpenLedger/Bitshares and login. If you don't have an OpenLedger/Bitshares account you can make one here. You should see something like the picture below.

Once you've been able to successfully login click on SEND in the navigation bar above which should redirect you to the transfer page.


Next, in the send page direct you attention to the left side of the screen. This is where you need to fill up the form to send your whaleshares and get that upvote!

Now we will disect the Transfer form to easily understand what goes in each part. This is the most crucial part of the guide as most newbies tend to make mistakes here.

  1. TO

    Here is where you place the account name of Whaleshares to whom you will be sending your whaleshares to. The account is whaleshares with an id of #179419. Do not I repeat DO NOT send it to whaleshare with an id of #358556 as this is an impostor. There is no other account used by Whaleshares other than whaleshares with an s.


    This is where you will be placing the amount of Whaleshares you want to use on your post. 1 Whaleshares is equivalent to 1% of @officialfuzzy's power, the owner and creator of Whaleshares. So 100 Whaleshares would be 100%. To check his power you can check it on steemnow. Once you've decided how many Whaleshares you want to send you can move on to the next one.

  3. Memo/Message

    Remember that MEMO from Step One? This is where you have to put it. Just copy it from Whaleshares website and paste it here.

  4. Fee

    The last field in the transfer form is the Fee, here is where you pay a small amount to the exchange for transferring your money to the Whaleshares account. Use Bitshares and ONLY Bitshares to pay your fees as this is what is accepted by the exchange, you could use 1 Whaleshares but that would cost more, so I highly recommend using Bitshares.

Once you've done all of the steps correctly you should end up with something like this.

After that all you need to do is click on SEND and you should be done! Check your post and you should get an upvote from @officialfuzzy!

Here's a gif of successfully sending Whaleshares to the Whaleshares account.


Last Note: To see Images/Gif's bigger and better hover your mouse over the image right click and choose "Open Image in New Tab".

If you still have questions regarding Whaleshares, you can find me at the Whaleshares Discord Server: https://discord.gg/NTKXJhK. Come join me there :)

Hope you've learned something today! If you did, consider giving me an upvote or resteeming the post so it'd reach more people. I'd appreciate it!

As always, Thanks for reading and see you guys in the next one!



Great work Jepu.
I would recommend more tags though
Also- you should share krazy-krista referral link instead xD

Keep it up dude!

what tags do you recommend using? i'm not familiar with tags lol

definitely keep akrid's referral (remember who the real krazy one is)
tags: howto, bitshares, steemit

i will. lol

maybe you can use

edited! thanks for the heads up

This is great and really helpful... now I understand whaleshare is a good project. But i'm wondering how can I acquire those token.

you can aquire tokens by joining the events in the discord https://discord.gg/NTKXJhK or you can win some from contests, follow @contests to see all the contests being held by whaleshares :)

Nice Guide man! Might just grab it and make a spanish version as well.

That would be awesome dude. The more people this reaches the better!

Thanks @jepu. Good and simple guide.

Thank you for the kind words @jjb777 :) I believe this will be a great help for newcomers

Great work done. Thanks

you're very much welcome :)

Hey my discord friend
Very informative post you have there. Keep it up

Hey there, thanks for the kind words :)

Thanks for going to the trouble of making a step-by-step tutorial. Resteemed.

Just doing my part to help out :) I was also new to whaleshares once, so i know how it feels

Thanks for the help, mate!

welcome man! :)

I've been searching for tutorials using whaleshare because its my first time winning 100 whaleshare from a contest. This post helped me a lot. I'm just waiting for officialfuzzy vp to go up and will use it. But do you recommend me using it now? Hehehehe

I don't really recommend using it right now. @officialfuzzy 's vp is going up everyday so i'm hodling my whaleshares :D

Thank you! I'm about to do your tutorial but thank you for the heads up!

This is super cool, although the steps seems to be longer. The solution is to follow it one by one the way @jepu has listed above. Thank you for sharing this it's really helpful to me.

You're welcome!

Extraordinary its explanation, of whalesahares

Thank you vida! :)

Super helpful! thank you!

Thanks man! Glad I could help :D

I just did my 1st one and it worked smooth, Thanks for posting this!

Glad you were able to do it smoothly man! You're very welcome :)

Wow very detailed and instructional.. Thanks for this eye opener @jebu
However, in your post you didn't explain how we can fund our open ledger account?

Excellent tutorial, explains it all and makes it simple, good job!

Great post! I have whaleshares, but wasn't even sure what to do with them (I won them in a contest) and this is by far the most useful post I've seen on the subject.

Thank you!

My post wasnt upvoted despite following all the steps..@jepu

Thx to this post i bought my first whaleshares ever and used bts dex for the first time.

Well detailed information, for those of us who are newbies. Thank you