📢 Whaleshares PRE-LAUNCH Account/Claim Announcement

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🚀 The rocket is fueled and preparing for launch,

Once again, thank you to everyone in our extended Whaleshares and Bitshares family. Your continued support and belief in the Whaleshares project and in each other in the community keeps us going. We are thankful for every upvote, resteem, share, tweet, meme, and post you support us with - especially during these exciting times leading up to our official launch.

The dev and launch teams are hard at work making sure everything continues to run smoothly and on time. So far, so good, everything is happening in order as scheduled.

and now...


Since the sharedrop will be applied to your Whaleshares account as WHALESTAKE, vested (powered-up) WLS, account creation is required to claim your sharedrop.

We are happy to announce that the procedure for creating an "early access" pre-launch account (set for August 15, 2018) has been finalized and is now being tested. We will have a very easy-to-use, automated, account creation process that allows you to create a new account (or use an existing account) and verify your Bitshares account to claim your WLS (as WHALESTAKE in your account) all at once.

After several days of discussion, the dev team decided on a 2-tier signup, where the first week it will require a higher number of WHALESHARE tokens to create an account, then the second week it would be reduced.

📅 WEEK 1: August 15 - 21
It will require 500 WHALESHARE to create an "early access" account.

📅 WEEK 2: August 22 - 31
It will require 250 WHALESHARE to create an "early access" account.

This decision was made to de-incentivize account 'name squatters' and sock-puppet accounts from jumping on to the platform, and to give all those who have supported the Whaleshares community and believed in our mission enough to EARN and HOLD their WHALESHARE tokens through this development and launch time a chance to come in and use the platform before the general public.

Remember, you will be able to post and earn WHALESTAKE during the 2 week pre-launch period. Early users and adopters of the platform will have an edge on building networks in the community and earning WHALESTAKE.

The Sharedrop claim period will start on August 15, 2018 with the Pre-Launch, and continue for 2 weeks after the main launch, and end on September 15, 2018.

📅 September 1 -15: The process to verify your Bitshares account, claim your Sharedrop and create an account after the main launch (during the claim period) will only require 1 WHALESHARE token.

After the Sharedrop claim period ends on September 15, 2018, the standard account creation process will take over and will NOT require any WHALESHARE tokens since you no longer have to verify your Bitshares account.

Official details and Instructions

for verifying your Bitshares account and claiming your WLS Sharedrop will be announced with the pre-launch on August 15th. Once again, WLS claimed by the sharedrop will be applied to your Whaleshares accounts as WHALESTAKE, vested (powered-up) WLS. Accounts will not require WHALESHARE tokens to create after September 15, 2018.


Pre-Launch (Open BETA)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
We will open the Whaleshares platform up for early access to anyone wanting to create accounts in exchange for WHALESHARE tokens. The process required to create an account will be announced on August 15th when the pre-launch opens. This means the WHALESHARE tokens you have been holding for the sharedrop can also be used to help others create accounts too. During the Pre-Laucnh Open BETA you will be able to use all the functionality of the platform to post, comment, reward, share, and earn WLS rewards. The sharedrop claim period begins. Power Down will not be active at this time.

Full Launch

Saturday, September 1, 2018
The Whaleshares platform will open for normal use. After the sharedrop period is over (September 15th) you will no longer need WHALESHARE tokens to create accounts , and anyone is free to sign up. Power Down will not be active at this time.

Sharedrop Claim Period Ends

Saturday, September 15, 2018
The time to claim your sharedrop ends. No claims will be accepted after this date.

Power Down Activated

Monday, October 1, 2018
The Power Down function will be activated allowing users to convert vested "WHALESTAKE" into liquid WLS that can be transferred to the Bitshares DEX. At this time EasyDEX, RuDEX, and Yensesa have announced that their bridges/gateways will ready at this time to transfer WLS in/out of Whaleshares to the DEX.

Whaleshares Whitepaper

We are putting the final touches on this living document and will have that posted before the August 15th Open BETA.

Whaleshares Terminology

These are a few common terms that will be used on the Whaleshares platform.

WLS is the native token of Whaleshares. This is the token you will be able to transfer in/out of the platform to the Bithares DEX.

This is your vested (powered up) WLS holdings. The more WHALESTAKE you hold, the higher your max reward value is. There is no secondary pegged asset on Whaleshares, all of your earned rewards are given in WHALESTAKE. To remove earnings from the platform you will have to Power Down a set amount of WHALESTAKE which converts it to liquid WLS.

MANA is the % of voting power your account has. Each time you share/reward a post or comment your MANA is reduced by 2%. MANA is recharged at a rate of 20% per day. MANA and WHALESTAKE are used to calculate your reward value.

These are User Issued Assets that anyone can create on the Bitshares DEX which can be used for rewards or community contests and initiatives on the Whaleshares platform. They are called "Whale" tokens because as you grow your WHALESTAKE over time and become a whale, you can leverage the value of your token to help others in the community.

More information will be announced in the coming days an weeks.

Stay tuned for official announcements and exciting contest and initiatives at each step of the way.

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500 whaleshares is too much to create an account IMO. There should be another way to prevent sock-puppets from jumping into the platform, not setting a very high amount of whaleshare.

It still wouldn't stop them if they have the cash to spill out, would it?

Some of us had been waiting for long. I registered during the testnet months back. We've endured and waited. Finally, we are glad the wait is over and now we have to another month just because we don't have up to 250 whaleshares?

It's just not fair.

The official launch is September 1st, that has not changed. So you are not waiting any longer than you were before. There is just an early access period made available.

The testnet only needed a certain number of people to test it, It was not an open beta. The rewards are not real, and all get reset to $0. You didn't miss anything.

Plus, what's not fair about a free sharedrop?

I never said anything about sharedrop. We (I) appreciate that. I was interested in the pre-launch. I never knew we would need much whaleshares to have an early access.

But, it's all good. I will find a way to get the 500/250 whaleshares or we meet at the main launch. ✌

What the post says is interesting:

Once again, thank you to everyone in our extended Whaleshares and Bitshares family. Your continued support and belief in the Whaleshares project and in each other in the community keeps us going. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR EVERY UPVOTE, RESTEEM, SHARE, TWEET, MEME, AND POST YOU SUPPORT US WITH - ESPECIALLY DURING THESE EXCITING TIMES LEADING UP TO OUR OFFICIAL LAUNCH.

Many of those who gave that support, want to be since August 15, but don’t have 500 whaleshares. This is to be decentralized? At least the list of the first 250 whaleshares holder would have been considered. But it is done, the decision is made.

To be fair, we have been running a LOT of contests and initiatives, as well as lottos in discord, since the platform was announced to give everyone a chance to earn Whaleshare tokens. We also stressed over and over for people to hold them, but many used or sold them off for quick profit.

But, it's fine in the long run. Everyone can come in easy on Sept 1st.

As I wrote in my previous comment, many of us gave support to the platform in the contest, token4tweet, we participated in the lotteries but not even close to collecting 100 whaleshares. It is also necessary to understand that many of us living in discord supporting the project live in countries where buying a whaleshares represents the cost of food for two days, when in other places it doesn't even represent half an hour of work, although many of us managed to buy some whales With a LOT of sacrifice and keep them, even with the temptation to sell them to improve the situation of our families when prices were rising, now do you understand the feeling? Believe me that many others share it but don´t dare to share it, well like u say the mortals have to wait until Sept. Thanks for answering.

everyone was able to buy or earn for all the time... it was really announced more than often enough to the community.. there is definitely more decentralization than elsewhere

Wow what a nice one , i'm so glad to hear this great one

Much and long awaited now just around the corner! Thanks for the updates.

And the idea of contests.....hands crossed. I am sure there are some exciting rewards too!

Nice,,,, good,,

May the whale rocket launch and go high!

Mother Liberty.


We made it and I'm so excited about all this.

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Welcome whaleshares beta... 🐋

Whaleshares beta.... waiting in patient. I am so happy.

Haha. Yes, you are really waiting for it like i am. 😀

yeah, so happy that all is coming to reality.

@officialfuzzy im looking out for it, greetings

It Was Waited A long.
This Gonna Rock..!!
I'm Loving It❤️❤️

Thanks Fuzzy it is a good new I am happy. I can't wait for the launching. August 15 it will be a great party. 🎊🎉🎆💃

No whaleshares without a whaleshare account and whaleshares needed to create an account, catch 22? How to get a few whaleshares, are they listed on DEX?

Not exactly. WHALESHARE tokens are only needed to create accounts during the early access pre-launch period, and sharedrop claim period. People have been earning them in contests and community support initiatives, but yes you can get them on the DEX.

There will also be an initiative coming up after main launch (Sept 1) to reward people the 1 WHALESHARE needed to claim the sharedrop before it ends on Sept 15th.

I have only 30 whaleshares so far and I would not get "early access" :(

What is the link to claim whaleshares as holders of BTS cheers