Steem powers Smart Media Tokens

Steem is a blockchain-based rewards platform for publishers to monetize content and grow community.

Approx. USD rewards paid since June 2016:


What are Smart Media Tokens?

An SMT is a native digital asset on the Steem blockchain. SMTs can be launched by anyone to help monetize online content and create incentives to encourage desired user behavior.

SMTs are like Ethereum's ERC-20 tokens, but with certain built-in ‘Proof-of-Brain’ properties and a token distribution reward system designed specifically for digital content businesses.

Learn more about SMTs

‘Proof-of-Brain’community incentives

Proof-of-Brain is a type of tokens rewards algorithm that encourages people to create and curate content.

It enables tokens to be distributed by "upvote" and "like"-based algorithms and can be integrated with websites to align incentives between application owners and community members to spur growth.

Read the Steem Bluepaper

Posting rewards

Curation rewards

Faster than Bitcoin and Ethereum, with no fees

Running a rewards-based decentralized social network required new advances in blockchain technology. Steem is a next-generation blockchain, uniquely designed to run real-time applications with near instant, fee-free transactions.

Steem has been battled-tested over the last 18 months, already processing more transactions per second than Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Read the Steem Whitepaper

A blockchain designed to tokenize the content web

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The first app on Steem

Steemit—a social network that pays its community

Steemit is a blogging platform with it's own SMT called STEEM. These tokens are distributed to content creators and curators daily as rewards, based on community voting.

We built Steemit on Steem to show the world the future of the web. We built it to inspire new digital content business models and apps by entrepreneurs and developers.

The STEEM token is an SMT on Steemit

STEEM is the platform token on It's distributed to the most valuable contributors by community voting. STEEM is a tradeable token that is easily convertible to Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Rewards paid


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Our amazing community

SteemFest 2016: A community organized global conference held in Amsterdam.