Free Tutorial – Guide to the Steem Ecosystem

Steem – Free Course

What you’ll learn

  • What the Steem ecosystem is and type of social media experience it offers
  • How a blockchain can support an entire social media environment
  • How to navigate the many applications available on the Steem ecosystem
  • How to post content using various user interfaces to the Steem ecosystem
  • How to use the many different tools available in the Steem ecosystem to enhance user experience
  • How Steem rewards content creation and engagement on the Steem ecosystem


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Steem is an amazing blockchain that supports an ever-growing community of users and decentralised applications. The Steem blockchain is referred to as the Steem Ecosystem because of the diverse activity that it supports. Bloggers, photographers, artists, vloggers, developers, researchers, crypto-enthusiasts, alternative media, entrepreneurs, and many more have found their home in the Steem Ecosystem. Unlike many other types of social platforms, Steem rewards those that contribute to it. The power of reward distribution lies in the hands of the Steem Community.

This course takes you on journey through the Steem Ecosystem. The course is broken down into 5 core sections and an additional section which will be updated with information regarding new developments. These sections are as follows:

  • Getting Started

  • Navigating Steem Frontends

  • Becoming a Steem User

  • Behind the Scenes

  • The Wonders of the Steem Ecosystem

The ‘Getting started’ Section introduces the Steem Ecosystem and provides a quick overview of some of its key features. This section explains what the blockchain is and provides some basic information about how the Steem blockchain operates. This section also explains how someone can sign up as well as buy and sell Steem.

The ‘Navigating Steem Frontends’ Section introduces several of the Steem User Interfaces. These include Steemit, SteemPeak, and Busy. The user interfaces enable users to post content to the Steem blockchain as well as access content posted to the blockchain.

The ‘Becoming a Steem User’ Section explains several key categories of users. These categories broadly include content creators, investors, curators, developers, gamers, readers/viewers/listeners, and those that want to try everything. This section demonstrates how to post content, vote for content, support projects and developers, and how to earn rewards as an investor in Steem.

The ‘Behind the scenes’ Section explains how the Steem Ecosystem operates and how it supports all of the activity that takes place within it. This section is the most technical but is essential to explaining how the blockchain makes everything we see possible.

The ‘Wonders of the Steem Ecosystem’ Section explores many of the amazing features available in the Steem Ecosystem. Such features include the decentralised applications, which includes video platforms, games, photography applications, mobile applications and even a fitness application. Other features include numerous tools that can help navigate and analyse the ecosystem. The Steem Ecosystem even enables users to create their own tokens as well as tribes/communities.

If you are curious about what you have read so far, this course will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision about joining Steem.

If you are already part of the Steem Ecosystem, this course will provide you with more information as to how you can further enhance your experience.

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