Hive is a Graphene based, social blockchain that was created as a fork of Steem and born on the core idea of decentralization. Originally, Hive was announced on the Steem blockchain prior to the initial token airdrop. Hive did not have any ICO or mining period.
The Hive blockchain removes the elements of centralization and imbalanced control that have plagued the Steem blockchain over the last 4 years. Since it’s launch on March 20, 2020 Hive is growing and evolving day by day. Hive's prime selling points are its decentralization, 3 second transaction speed and ability to handle large volumes. It is ideal real estate for a variety of innovative projects focused on a broad range of fields, from open source development to games.
Hive serves as the operational home for all kinds of projects, companies, and applications. Having a highly active and passionate community, Hive has become a thriving atmosphere for new and experienced developers to quickly bootstrap their applications. On top of this, Hive is extremely rewarding to content creators and curators alike.
Hive aims to be the preferred blockchain for dApp development with Smart Media Tokens at its core. With SMTs, everyone can leverage the power of Hive.
The technical development of the Hive blockchain itself is carried out by the founding decentralized group of over 30 open source developers, many of whom were instrumental in creating Steem back in 2016, and supported by a growing community of additional open source developers and witnesses.
Getting started with Hive is fairly simple. You can either choose to use docker-images, build with docker manually or build from source directly. All steps have been documented and while many different OS are supported, the easiest one is Ubuntu 18.04.
Just want to get up and running quickly? We have pre-built Docker images for your convenience. More details are in our Quickstart Guide.
We strongly recommend using one of our pre-built Docker images or using Docker to build Hive. Both of these processes are described in the Quickstart Guide.
But if you would still like to build from source, we also have build instructions for Linux (Ubuntu LTS) and macOS.
To run a Hive node (ca. 16GB of memory is required at the moment):
docker run \ -d -p 2001:2001 -p 8090:8090 --name hived \ hiveio/hive docker logs -f hived # follow along
We provide a basic cli wallet for interfacing with
hived. The wallet is self-documented via command line help. The node you connect to via the cli wallet needs to be running the
condenser_api, and needs to be configured to accept WebSocket connections via
See doc/devs/testing.md for test build targets and info on how to use lcov to check code test coverage.
hived once to generate a data directory and config file. The default data directory location is
hived. If you want to modify the config to your liking, we have example config used in the docker image. All options will be present in the default config file and there may be more options needing to be changed from the docker configs (some of the options actually used in images are configured via command line).
A list of some seed nodes to get you started can be found in doc/seednodes.txt.
This same file is baked into the docker images and can be overridden by
HIVED_SEED_NODES in the container environment at
time to a whitespace delimited list of seed nodes (with port).
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