Hive and the Wrath of Gods (WOTW Update)

Even the gods of Olympus rage against the machine of fate. They are in as much control of their destiny as the mortals they pretend to rule. How can sentient beings seek to survive the cold, calculating universe?

They rally and gather like amongst like.
They create communities, societies, and civilizations.
They create for themselves that which they
cannot gain on their own.
Together, they live
Yet fate
will have its due.
No one, not god nor man
can escape their fate without equivalent
consequence to their actions.
These are the lives of life's survivors

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Defining the Hive

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And so it came to be that like-minded individuals were also not satisfied with the fate handed to them. In their groups, they rallied, created a community, society, and civilization. They centered themselves upon the delegated proof-of-stake system of cryptocurrency a community was born. In its adolescence, we know it as the Hive. Through its development, it comes with its shares of blessings and consequences like any system-celestial or otherwise. Nothing in existence can escape the flaws inherent in fate.

And yet, it persists
like the legends of old.


The Promise of Prometheus

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In return for his supposed betrayal, the King of the Gods nailed him to a mountain in the Caucasus. He stayed there since time immemorial, where an eagle consumed his immortal liver daily.

Zeus and his brethren created a system for all to follow to achieve stability and stamina for their existence. A system meant to stand the test of time and decay. However, this system came at the cost of the humans Prometheus loved. Despite the challenge and consequences, he achieved his goal.

And suffer he did.
His suffering, fortunately, was not eternal

In many ways, I feel we're similar in our actions to the tragic heroes of old. Someone created this system we find in Hive, and we're all working together to improve it despite the consequences. In the end, the demigod Hercules saved him. Perhaps we can do better and help ourselves in the path we choose to follow, whether through Hive or something else. As a community, a hive-mind, we can avoid catastrophe to achieve all or most that benefit us.


Challenges Before Us

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It is the challenges that drive us forward. We seek it out sometimes with no hope of success. At the beginning of a challenge, we may fail, but we can reach our imaginary finish line if we continue forward and learn from our mistakes. It takes time and stamina more than anything, as dreams rarely fade.

The Hive promises us something similar to the fire Prometheus offered to humanity. It provides an opportunity for investment, investiture, and income. The price is our finances to a degree, but mostly a commitment to continue using the platform in ever-improving ways.

One such way offered to community members is a challenge by contest. It is not a contest in the arena, I hope, but instead a match of the minds. There's a flavor of a challenge for everyone. At least one competition provides a weekly challenge for users to test their skills against a selected word in the Proof of Brain community.

Welcome again to our Word of the Week contest!


Seeking: WOTW Adventurers!

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@Calumam is the creator of the Word of the Week Contest and this season's final entry.

  • We're in a new season of challenges!
  • The season will consist of 4 weekly contests and a 1-2 week bonus round window.
  • There is a new criterion for grading that includes engagement. Please refer to the public merit grading for additional details.
  • All grades will be released to the public following contest closure. An example of grading, however, is listed below.

WOTW - Public Merit Grading

Contestants create and post articles focused upon the chosen word.

  • (NEW) Contestants compete for a 300 POB reward pool.
  • Participating in the contest itself is rewarding as qualifying articles have a chance for higher rewards.

It doesn't matter if your article is related to finance, STEM, free-writing, images, or anything else. If you can adapt your work towards the Word of the Week and its rules:

Enter the contest!

But first, there are some essential guidelines to discuss related to participation in the community and HIVE in general.


Community Behaviors

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Recommendations to avoid disqualification
  • Plagiarized articles will lead to contest disqualification and likely more.
  • Don't use the #pob-wotw tag more than once per article submission.
  • Don't write an article about next week's word.
Helpful Hints
  • Include the selected word in your article, unless you want to compete for the bonus challenge
  • Please include the #pob-wotw tag in your article submission.
  • Use the front-end OR the new
  • This week's contest started 29/8/21 @ 00:00 UTC
  • This week's contest ends 05/9/21 @ 00:00 UTC; no new entries are accepted after this time.

New Users

Are you new to Hive, or is this your first time posting to POB? There are some articles that the community recommends for reading:


On the Lookout

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We're looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Until then, and after, have a blessed week.

We can't wait to see your entries!


Current Entries

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The following people listed below are already participating in the contest. Would you please support and engage the authors below?

Let me know if you have entered an article into the contest and ** don't see your name** on the list:

@dwixerThe Hive:POB Word Of The Week
@savagetobiLet's Talk about HIVE. {POB-WOTW}.
@thomashnblumDoes nature tend towards organization? The Hive's behavior. // Será que a natureza tende para a organização? O comportamento de colmeia.
@mineopolyCan we get rid of Hive?
@melbourneswestHive is a gateway drug
@kevinnag58'WE ARE BORG' or Are We? : The Socio-Economic Rise and Establishment of the Hive Mind - POB-WOTW - Hive

Have you entered the WOTW contest?
Hurry, before it's too late!


⭐️Do you like contests?⭐️

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If you love contests, we have highlighted a few below that you may enjoy! The table below presents a few authors, along with examples of their contests. Dates may vary when each new competition occurs, so follow along to get the most recent updates!

@wesphilbinThoughtful Daily Post - August Contest - Quest for Curation and Engagement Winners!
@zonadigital21{Ingles/Español} Enter my Giveaway to win #Starbits + #VIBES
@dibblers.dabs500 $VIBES X $PIZZA Giveaway
@rentmoney⭐️All The HIVE DOLLARS This Topic Generates Is YOURS Week Eighteen⭐️
@freewritehouseUn escrito en 20 palabras - semana del 29 de agosto de 2021
@aiunaPob Art Contest - Earn 150 POBS! - Day Four
@tobetadaWelcome To The 'Love The Clouds' Contest! #119 -- 100% Liquid Hive and 50% PoB Prize Pool!
@sofs-suWinners of edition 3 - Let our picture tell your story
@sugandhasethComment of the Week #3 - Results are out
@ladiesofhiveLadies of Hive Community Contest #46
@elricmoonslayerRandom Thought of the Day - Daily Contest #51 - How have your values changed from ten years ago?

Did you miss the current contest? No problem! Just follow the authors above and be ready for their next game!


In Closing

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Please support our fellow authors!

I look forward to providing more in the future. Thank you for reading and following on throughout my Hive journey. If you like this article, please consider upvoting and following @scholaris!

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