So what's Hedera Hashgraph?
Hedera Hashgraph is distributed ledger technology developed by Leemon Baird, Mance Harmon and a bunch of other clever people.
It is an asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance consensus algorithm capable of securing the platform against attacks.
They is a lot of educational content, they have institutional backing, including Nomura and Deusche Telecomm
They were in the news recently with their Wall Street Journal ad.
For more information look at Messari's entry, and check out Coin Rivet's interview with co-founder Mance: “We are ready to compete with Libra”
So what are hbars?
Hbars or h are the platform utility token, which grants token holders access to distributed applications (Dapps) on the platform.
How can I earn some hbars?
Join the Community testing program (now phase two), allowing up to 100,000 individual testers the opportunity to earn up to 1250 ℏ each. You'll be stress testing peer-to-peer micropayments. The sign up process is a little long and you'll need to take care, but I believe it is worth it.
Register at portal.hedera.com
Install the browser extension (make sure to use a Chrome-based browser, like, err, Chrome or Brave)
Download the wallet for iOS / Android
Perform all the procedures (ID verification for KYC etc.). Follow the instructions carefully.
Visit Dailytimestamp.com to learn and earn!
Results - hbars (shots of browser and phone wallet)
The value is as yet a notional one but this seems a good return on your time.
"How do I join the community testing program for early access to the mainnet to earn hbars?" via help.hedera.com
All screenshots are from public Hedera Hashgraph sites, and the rights remain with the owner. The writer is not connected to the project beyond community membership. This post does not constitute financial advice. Decisions made are your own.