Steem vs. Hive: A comparison

3 min readSep 24

What is Steem?

Steem is a cryptocurrency that rewards the users of the Steemit platform ( for their activity on the platform, as well as on other platforms and apps, such as Esteem and DTube.

What is Hive?

Hive is another cryptocurrency that rewards users for their activity on various platforms and applications using the Hive blockchain.

Examples of these platforms and applications are Ecency, Leofinance, Splinterlands, PeakD and HiveBlog, to name a few.

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How are Steem users rewarded?

Steem users are rewarded in Steem, Steem Dollars (SBD), and Tron (TRX).

In terms of content related activities, Steem users are rewarded for posting their own articles and commenting on other users’ articles, when other users upvote those articles and comments.

Also, they are rewarded for upvoting other users’ articles and comments, and their upvoting rewards depend on various factors, such as how much Steem Power they have, when they upvote other users’ articles and comments.

How are Hive users rewarded?

Hive users receive their rewards in Hive and Hive Dollars (HBD).

However, since Hive Engine tokens are also part of the Hive ecosystem, users may also receive various tokens as rewards, some of which have funny or strange names, such as NEOXAG, PIZZA, LOLZ, etc.

When it comes to receiving rewards for content posting, upvoting, commenting, etc., it is more or less the same…