Developers

Why develop on Steem?

Steem is the only blockchain protocol in existence that was built from the ground up to power web and content applications.

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Turnkey Blockchain

Why build your own blockchain when you can use ours for free?

Steem has near-instant fee-less transactions and its built-in content specific primitives make building an engaging and functional blockchain-powered application easier than ever. Steem handles more transactions than bitcoin and ethereum combined, which means it can easily handle every transaction your app generates.

Steem processes more transactions than every other blockchain combined. It’s been battle tested by over 1 million people on more than 324 Steem-based apps.


Turnkey Cryptocurrency

Incentivize your users for free with Steem’s turnkey cryptocurrency: STEEM

Steem integration enables developers to instantly begin incentivizing their users to post and engage on their platform, without costing the developer anything. Steem’s unique Reward Sharing feature enables the developer to monetize this participation and engagement by collecting a percentage of whatever STEEM rewards their users earn. This means that developers can reward their users for free, and even get paid for doing so! Numerous apps like Dlive ​and Utopian​ are already leveraging this feature to fund operations.


Turnkey Userbase & Ecosystem

Get instant users via our ever-growing 1 million+ user base.

User acquisition is often the hardest and most expensive part of developing your application. But when you build on Steem, you gain immediate access to its exponentially growing, 1 million plus, user base. And because Steem is open source with a passionate developer base, there is an entire ecosystem of powerful tools that make Steem integration easier than any other blockchain protocol.

For example, SteemConnect ​is a single sign-on solution for Steem. By adding just a few lines of code to any web application, a developer can enable any Steem account holder to sign into their app using their Steem keys, and without compromising the user’s security.

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