The Brit List: November 2022

in Hive Statisticslast year


I started compiling these lists in December 2020 to continue something @pennsif used to do as I think it helps bring the community together. Since then I have found lots more people to include. @HiveSQL has been really useful for this. I use Python with beem (by @holger80) in a script to generate what you see here. Some of the post is manual as I like to include some commentary and I will keep tweaking it. I am open to suggestions for improvements. I aim to do a fresh list on the first Saturday of each month.

Logo by @barge

I also rely on the community to let me know of more people to include who may not have obvious account metadata. You can find me in the @teamuksupport Discord to discuss it or drop me a comment.

Those based in the UK can use the #teamuk tag for an extra vote. If you see people using it on non-relevant posts then drop them a friendly comment to point out that is not encouraged.

The list will include anyone living in the UK as well as Brits who have moved abroad. Inclusion on this list does not mean I recommend people, but I will remove accounts if they are known to be abusing Hive or are falsely reporting their location. If you have lost control of your account through phishing or other means then let me know so that I can update your entry.

The code to produce this post is on Github. People are welcome to use it for their own regional version.

Previous editions

What it means

The numbers above are for those who had posted or commented in the previous month. In the lists below I break each region into three lists:

  • Active as above.
  • Just voting. I will guess that a lot of these use automatic votes, e.g. HiveVote. Previously there were some that appear to have been compromised as they vote for known abusers. Those are now excluded until I hear that they have recovered control.
  • Inactive in the last month, but most have done something since Hive started. We can hope to bring them back.

I want to count people rather than accounts as some have several. I can include those in brackets if you want. Let me know if you want me to update your listing. You can be as specific as you like about your location. Otherwise I will use what is on your profile.


The number of active people has dropped again, but then in the two years that I have been generating this report it has more than doubled. We hit a peak of 250 earlier this year and it would be great to get up there again. We are not getting huge numbers of new accounts, but some old ones have stopped using Hive at all. I wonder how many of them still have some funds on here. That is another report I could generate. People could at least set up some automatic votes, perhaps following @tenkminnows so that they contribute to spreading rewards whilst still earning. If you do not know how to do this then give me a shout.

I know a lot of people are considering whether to keep using Twitter. Hive is not primarily a short-form platform, but it does have options for doing that. Meanwhile Mastodon is seeing a bit uptick in new accounts. It has some good features, but I do not think it has sustainable ways to fund running the nodes and if a node shuts down then people lose their accounts.

There have to be reasons for people to keep using Hive. For many the rewards will not be huge, but if there were more ways to spend them directly then that could help and some will not have an easy route to get fiat (£ for the Brits). It also needs to be fun as that is what keeps them on platforms that do not pay. That can mean having a large enough audience who enjoys the same things and Hive is tiny compared to many others. There are Facebook groups bigger than the active user-base on Hive.

I do what I can through promoting what others doing and trying to build communities, but we each need to do something if we want Hive to thrive. You cannot just expect your rewards to grow otherwise.


I am not aware of any UK meetups that are planned, but there has been talk of one in London. Let me know if you are doing anything and I will promote it. It does not have to be anything major. Just arranging to meet in a pub can be productive. Whenever Hivers get together good things happen.

The Numbers

London and the South East (68/37/103)

Posting: @adetorrent (London), @andy4475 (Woking @andy-jahm @andy-vibes @andy-cine), @anna-newkey (Bedfordshire), @archatlas (Shoreditch), @assassyn (Reading), @audiohive-me, @awah, @basilmarples (Norwich), @benthomaswwd (Northampton @heartbeatonhive @benthomasuk), @bleepcoin, @bombaycrypto (London), @cezary-io, @chadayan (London), @charliesmith11 (Hampshire), @chris-uk (Norwich), @cryptogee, @daine-cherry, @daniellemurray (Herts @radioliquorice), @dannyshine, @davidthompson57 (West Sussex), @dcrvx1000r (London), @devosdevosi (London), @donatello, @dubble (London), @edenmichelle, @elmerlin (London @liketu), @gillianpearce (Brighton), @greensmile, @has-k (London), @imfarhad, @jaxsonmurph, @kaazoom (East Sussex), @kgakakillerg (London @gmlrecordz @kggymlife), @maneco64, @mightyrocklee (Bedfordshire), @moemanmoesly, @molometer (@mopal Cambridgeshire/London), @monivis (Chertsey), @nakedverse, @namiks, @nicklewis (Berkshire), @nickyhavey, @petrahaller, @philsaatchi (Brighton), @purplesinger (Bedfordshire), @pvmihalache (Bedford), @raymondspeaks, @revisesociology, @richardslater (Brighton), @risingstargame (@atomcollector @juxtamusic @jux), @rmsbodybuilding, @samsmith1971, @sergiomendes (@thesassysergio), @spectrumecons, @steevc (Bedfordshire @tenkminnows @swing47), @stevermac1966 (Crystal Palace), @stickchumpion, @stickupboys (Brighton @stickupcurator), @stickupmusic (Brighton), @stickupofficial1 (Brighton), @talesfrmthecrypt, @tdctunes (London), @teooo (Brighton), @todayslight (Bedfordshire @roaminglewis), @tonybad (London), @ura-soul (Norfolk or elsewhere), @winkandwoo, @wrobellek (Oxford)

Voting: @bellou61 (Brighton), @bettymorgan (London), @blockchainyouth, @carvalhochris (London), @cryptosneeze, @dashfit, @digna, @dunsky (London), @ezzy, @holisticmom, @icepee, @immarojas, @kph (Ipswich), @liverehab, @lloyddavis (@steemcampuk @lloyd-social), @markangeltrueman, @matildamoment, @mattniblock, @ministickupboy (Brighton), @nanzo-scoop, @nicolcron, @notaboutme, @pepskaram (London), @pizzadalek, @queenoftheworld, @quentincc (London), @rafique, @redrica, @reviewed, @slayerkm, @stav (Norfolk), @stimp1024, @thecogent (London), @tricki, @trippymane, @wilfredn, @zoltarian

Inactive: @abeilleblooms (Southend), @actuarialuk91 (Cambridge), @adamaslam, @advdotmoney (London), @alex562035 (London), @apexbuild (Uxbridge), @artelmedia (West London), @artzo, @beaupeep (London), @bewithbreath, @biggmusic (Brighton), @billiehooper (London), @blackrussian, @blockchainfpl (Eastbourne @the-gorilla @fplcanary), @boogieboa, @breadcentric (Bedfordshire), @bullion-paradise (London), @camerarules, @carwashlondon, @cathgothard (London), @charitycurator, @chrinnox (Londom), @chromauk (London), @d3p0, @danshawmusic (London), @darkstardust (London @ladystardust), @davehayes2 (Hayling Island), @dbofficial125 (Oxford), @dd01a (London), @deverdeniz (London), @djjamesblack (Brighton), @djtorchie (Cambridge), @dolphinartuk (Essex), @dougalporteous, @dougdigital, @dronegraphica, (London), @endaksi1 (Cambridge), @eugewelker88 (London), @evilisme (London), @ewan-d (Suffolk), @fleur (Cambridge), @fplcanary (South coast), @frankiic3, @garrickalder (London), @gen-key (London), @greatvideos, @grooverman (Brighton), @hockney, @independentpress (London), @infinite-loop (London), @jameshsmitharts, @jedb, @kabir88, @kaywoods, @kezyma, @knelstrom, @knit-stich-witch (London), @lawtagenglish (Cambridge), @looster120 (London), @lovelyscape (Hastings), @mamalanuk (Brixton), @minteh, @nathanmars, @notears, @ochako (London), @profitmachine (Istanbul and London), @pushpedal, @qsett (Maidstone), @rapptv, @rawveganista, @rea, @reshyk, @rightbuildgroup (London), @robbieallenart, @rosa33, @safetony (London), @sagardyola (London), @sally-notbright (Kent), @sazzler, @seetheworld.sgp (London), @shutterepair (London), @silvergoldhunter (London), @splurgee (London), @stealthywolfxli, @steemlondon, @stormkeepergu (East London @stormkeepersmdk), @sudeginsiu (Brighton), @teodora, @the-busy-bee, @thealbytross (East Anglia), @thecryptidcrone, @thecryptorat (Bournemouth), @thedawness, @theessexfunko (Essex), @thestatuethieves (London), @tiffaniv (London), @timspawls, @touringhousewife, @ultravioletmag (London), @watt.the.watt, @writerjordan, @xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Midlands (20/6/36)

Posting: @article61, @bbphotography (Lincoln), @bold-n-italics (Birmingham), @dannewton (@earthsea), @dawnsart, @dickturpin, @ellenripley, @fastchrisuk (Nottinghamshire), @grottbags (Northamptonshire), @jin-out (Birmingham), @leighscotford, (Sherwood Forest), @neilru75, @neopch, @rimicane, @s0u1 (Nottinghamshire), @shanibeer (@susie-saver Leicester), @shmoogleosukami (@shmoogleosu.list), @vanbliss (Northamptonshire), @zeeshannaqvi72

Voting: @beautifulbullies (Nottingham), @kryptoe, @skaarl, @snowboarderpete (North Lincolnshire), @tamiapt6, @unkidrik

Inactive: @agrostis (Leicester), @audreyvr, @awakingelements, @batchgaming (Nuneaton), @bettynoir, @brianbrogan1960, @codelikeamother, @colusj (Nottingham), @dannyalder88 (Northampton), @decentered-media, @ebabb, @fishlucy (Stoke On Trent), @fizogphotography, @flashpointstudio, @galacey (Birmingham), @gribbles, @jaytaylor, @jtheophilusart (Birmingham), @martaesperanza, @martynjay (Northamptonshire), @maxrwolfe, @mingetoot (Leicester), @mrsmuco (Birmingham), @nellabyme, @opheliafu, @paulofnottingham, @planet.muco (Birmingham), @purplephoto, @renaessanceman, @rickyvintage (Birmingham), @rthelly, @shimbodoesart (Northampton), @stormriderstudio, @the3metrewrap, @wildonewon, @xwidep

The South West (13/8/20)

Posting: @davidlionfish (Bristol), @diveratt, @dontcare89 (Newquay), @grizzle, @lifespring, @livinguktaiwan (@lut-studio), @newtonclassics, @nurseflo (Bath), @pompeylad (South Coast), @sharpshot, @stuartcturnbull (Cornwall), @ukbitcoinmaster, @wolven-znz

Voting: @blade7 (Cornwall), @cryptokingzno1, @cubapl (Bristol), @eveningart, @jimbobbill, @mudcat36, @nockzonk, @thomaskatan

Inactive: @adaptnetwork, @awhofficial (New Forest), @ciprofloxacin (Dorset), @colzsmith (Devon), @dedarknes (Plymouth), @dimasia (Weston-super-Mare), @fantolyn (Bristol), @fattathelan, @francesleader (Dorset), @groovy828 (Cornwall), @jakeart1 (Christchurch), @killerkev (Bristol), @lacelight (Dorset), @perceptualflaws, @phoenixftwinter, @smithykins (North Devon), @snakelicker (Cornwall), @snider (Taunton), @stickycj, @whickey (Bristol)

The North (28/14/35)

Posting: @ashtv (Yorkshire), @bingbabe, @c0ff33a (Yorkshire @whiterosecoffee @teamuksupport), @chisdealhd (Newcastle Upon Tyne @alloyxuast @thencsshifters @chisfund @alloyxuastcur), @dadspardan, @darrenflinders, @demotruk (Isle of Man), @dizzydiscovery, @fadetoblack (Stockport), @goblinknackers, @iamdarrenclaxton (Derbyshire @darrenclaxton @mrbloom), @iamdarrenclaxton (Derbyshire), @inksurgeon (Sheffield), @jphamer1, @karenb54, @lastravage, @oliviaava (Manchester), @onw (@b8l), @planetauto, @raj808 (Liverpool), @richgaynor, @rob-c (Heywood Greater Manchester), @slobberchops, @socialmediaseo, @someguy123, @stevenwood, @thebudfather (Stockport), @vibeof100monkeys (Lancashire)

Voting: @ambrosechappel (Southport), @anarcotech (Huddersfield), @artonmysleeve, @cryptocurator, @digitaldan, @dismayedworld, @jskitty, @leetodd, @makrotheblack (Liverpool), (Isle of Man), @mylah (Newcastle upon Tyne), @pcste, @steddyman, @yunnie (Isle of Man)

Inactive: @adamfryda-art, @amos1969, @amy-explores, @anidiotexplores, @emergingtech (Manchester), @erdeniz (Manchester), @father2b, @gentmartin (Leeds), @honeyrabbit, @introvert-dime, @jackshootsstuff (West Yorkshire), @jacpl, @kiers (Manchester), @let123, @letothehobbit (West Yorkshire), @m-ssed-t, @madmaxx12 (Manchester), @madmoo (Manchester), @magenta24, @magicmmatty (Newcastel), @mckeever, @niftyspooks (Liverpool), @only1al, @radicalpears (Huddersfield), @sam1965uk, @sarennadiu (Manchester), @schminimal, @sisygoboom, @squeek1984 (Durham), @streetwize (Bradford), @teamhumble, @thesellotapekid (West Yorkshire), @thesoulharmonic (Manchester), @vraba, @youloseagain (Yorkshire)

Scotland (10/12/15)

Posting: @beardoin, @camuel (@acousticguitar), @celticheartbeat (@jubei333), @hoosie (Edinburgh), @joshuaslane, @kevmcc, @meesterboom (@b00m), @slothlydoesit (Edinburgh), @soundtopia, @tengolotodo (@tengogaming)

Voting: @agrestic, @barge (@krunkypuram), @btcvenom, @cadawg, @fiftysixnorth, @howiemac, @myskye, @natubat, @rafalforeigner, @sc0tsman (Fife), @tduffy (Glasgow), @wisbeech

Inactive: @antonchanning (Loch Ness), @cottonlazarus (Edinburgh), @danaidhbee, @epicdave, @gguy773, @graemesaxton, @highlandwalker, @huitemae, @imaginingfreedom, @indusrush, @injuryclaims, @juniorifoj (Glasgow), @laytexlily, @stef1 (@art-venture), @stevencurrie (Ayr)

Wales (7/5/11)

Posting: @cassi, @grindle, @jonboka, @nozzy, @stevelivingston, @theturtleproject, @welshstacker

Voting: @alishas, @gazbaz4000, @louisthomas, @p-props, @ruckmesideways

Inactive: @artystuff, @cryptocariad, @elizabethharvey, @football247, @magnus19, @ora-et-labora, @paulireland (North Wales), @pennsif (@steemclub-uk), @pumpkinsandcats, @stevejhuggett, @trolleydave

Northern Ireland (1/2/3)

Posting: @silverstackeruk

Voting: @besold, @enzibatavia

Inactive: @briannafenty (Belfast), @ninasophia, @tiredmomma

Somewhere in the UK... (36/32/101)

Posting: @alzee, @amidlifecrypto, @artysteps, @b1tm31st3r, @basejumper (@bitcoinbeast), @brucegryllis, @candy49, @charliesmith11, @clivemartin, @crucialweb, @ddsexyauto, @earnxtreme, @filmmaking4hive (England), @frugal-fun, @gonzo, @heartsofoakuk (England), @heruvim1978, @jmehta, @kirhyip, @lordavatarii, @millycf1976, @monsterjamgold, @music-beatcz, @ninjakitten, @nooblogger, @platinum-blue, @plodding-along, @remystar93, @rogeredwards, @scubahead, @seeger, @tobias-g, @trading-tokens (England), @utopia-hope (England), @vtravels, @zedcell

Voting: @anarchojeweler, @blue.panda, @brianhphotos, @britcoins (England and SE Asia), @brothershield, @cryptosneeze, @cynicalcake, @damianjayclay, @english-ant, @eternalsuccess, @feralblowfish, @gmuxx, @goldstreet, @haitch, @hopehuggs, @iansart, @imbartley, @johngreenfield, @lefty619, @nockzonk, @owenwat, @primaudia, @realjohnaziz, @rmcaesthetics (England), @steemboat-steve, @stevieboyes, @stickupfilm, @tazbaz, @tggr.trb, @tkolpaczek, @tomatom, @webdeals

Inactive: @adhudson, @albionrobot (England), @alheath, @alienbutt, @amadea, @andrewharland, @arrasails1977, @audrein (England), @autocoincars, @beachgamestv, @bigjammin (England), @biscuitbarrel (England), @bloodycritique, @bobbylee, @bobskibob, @bokarecords, @brauner-benz, @britbrit2020, @british-bulldog, @cannabbee, @catanddogtips, @cathi-xx, @cdrbushmills, @cosci, @cryptovios, @davewuk, @deadeagle63 (@dnpq @dnpqdeadeagle63), @digitaldisciple, @digitized89, @djm90, @djsl82, @drvimto, @elate, @elliotjgardner, @ericthevking, @evo69, @fallfromdisgrace, @fatasfunk, @filbell, @flaviusgu, @forbritain, @freedomxists, @gavinmanerowski, @godchildren (England), @hftdigital, @hilarywhitehead, @hive.curation, @hkb28, @impshum, @incojim, @intrade, @jimjam1210, @localgrower, @loolooasuna, @luppers, @magnauseum, @marcusbraeburn, @marketingmonk, @maxideea, @mikeylorenzo, @mr-dingleberry, @mrsatoshiii, @neonempire (@wizardzmusic), @neu75 (England), @niko3d, @offthecuff2020, @pandatome, @peedeerai, @pellx, @pepe7777, @phonetix, @pjau, @powis, @premiumdomains, @quickthen, @quirk-it, @redarrow, @ryanscottesq, @sandrolinux, @sbenbow, @scalextrix, @seanspeaks, @shando73, @smileformovie, @social3states, @sparkyontherum, @spicetrader, @stickupdev, @stickuplove, @the-nature-plug, @thedeltron (England), @thencsshifters, @thetrader11, @tommyrobinson, @tothebatpoles, @treatland, @tremendospercy, @ukheather, @ukprepper, @v3ptur, @videosubmission

Expats (22/7/17)

Posting: @abh12345 (Spain), @adambarratt (@abtv Spain), @cryptoandcoffee (South Africa), @ctrpch (Australia), @eftnow (Spain), @elricmoonslayer (Spain), (France), @hirohurl (Japan), @juliamulcahy (Ireland), @justinchicken (Japan), @mangomayhem (Philippines), @marleyandme (Mexico), @minismallholding (Australia), @momogrow (Netherlands), @nathen007 (@leedsunited Thailand), @newtonclassics (Thailand), @notatravelwriter (France), @samstonehill (France), @sebcam (USA), @shepz1 (Poland), @sunsethunter (New Zealand), @trucklife-family (The Earth)

Voting: @abdex9, @accelerator (@rycharde Thailand), @biggypauls (Philippines), @chewsk1 (Gibraltar), @eco-alex (Planet Earth), @jeffandhisguitar (SE Asia), @tggr (Singapore)

Inactive: @beckymeep (USA), @cristina-zac (Spain), @dansensei (Japan), @jackglory (USA), @l0tti3 (South Africa), @livelovejourney (Majorca), @lucylin (Thailand), @mattsbeamer (Russia), @milliganstravels (Thailand), @moonyoga (Portugal), @ripebanana (Trinidad and Tobago), @roconnor (France), @starkerz (Cyberspace), @stbangkok (Thailand), @thinkit (Thailand), @wanderlust7 (Canada), @wispsi (Vietnam)


Total active UK: 183, Expats: 22


This shows the numbers in each category of the active and voting accounts. Level is based on 'VESTS'. Minnow equates to a million VESTS, which is about 550HP and each level is 10x the previous.


This shows when people joined Hive. The last few months are shown separately to make any changes obvious.


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#BritList: A monthly list of Hivers in the UK


Nice one Steve. Good to see my pal @barge's logo at the top too!
I'm reminded now that I'm here that I powered down because I was gonna make a withdrawal, but then the price tanked and I just never got around to it. Maybe it's time to power up again.

We each have our priorities. I don't worry too much about the price as I think it will be okay in the long run. Meanwhile I can help others. Anyway, Hive is fun.


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Did you want a job on the marketing team? We have a high concentration of Hivers around here :)


Nice post, I can see a lot of work has gone into it ! Just to add to your workload, I should probably be added to the list as well - I'm in Hampshire (the real one, not that "New" Hampshire our American cousins have...), if it makes any difference 😀

You have been added for next month's list. I keep on looking for more Brits. They are not always obvious.


Thank you ! Definite shout-out to all "Ninja-Brits" 😁

Great work keeping this going Steve.

It's time for those around us to feel the hive vibe. Thanks to the leadership for bringing this to existence. I'm excited to join you guys in promoting the hive ecosystem here in the UK. I look forward to seeing all the great hivers here in the UK soon. Thanks once again @steevc.

Great to have a read through this @steevc funnily enough, earlier today I was doing a bit of research around this platform, and I have always been blown away by the amount of people who are not using hive. I'm not really sure how or why it hasn't blown up big time yet. People spend a lot of time and effort posting on the typical ones, it just always baffled me how this hasn't taken off yet. I wonder if Twitter will adopt a blockchain rewards system (doge?) now that Elon has taken over. Hive is going strong from my perspective! Such a great way to share my music!:)

I really don't know why more people don't use Hive. Mind you, I have seen some previous users come back recently. We need to keep plugging away to build the community and at some point it will take off.


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Thanks for the holla, Steve! Coming at you from a rainy south London this morning. Hope you all have a lovely week.

Cheers for making this post! I enjoyed it, and want to learn more about it.

But the link to Github isn't working as indicated. !PIZZA

The code to produce this post is on Github. People are welcome to use it for their own regional version.

Oops, I got that wrong. I would fix it, but then a load of people get another notification. The link should be this.


Cheers! !PIZZA

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If there is a meeting in London, I may come if I have a day off.

Keep an eye out for announcements. We used to have quite a few meetups and they were always fun.


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Hi @steevc,
Thank you for participating in the #teamuk curated tag. We have upvoted your quality content.
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You are a very committed man! I’d love it for Hive to thrive and it’s time is now 😀

Great work. UK is key to tthe proliferation of .
The only blockchain built with huge daily users.

Thanks again for keeping this list up to date Steve!

Thanks for the update, as usual.
Be safe and warm:)))

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