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?
Defining the Hive
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.
The Promise of Prometheus
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.
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
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.
Seeking: WOTW Adventurers!
@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.
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:
But first, there are some essential guidelines to discuss related to participation in the community and HIVE in general.
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.
- 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 proofofbrain.io front-end OR the new proofofbrain.blog.
- 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.
Are you new to Hive, or is this your first time posting to POB? There are some articles that the community recommends for reading:
- 3 things Newbies should do in their first week on Hive
- The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Proof of Brain
- How to post like a pro - Complete guide to Markdown formatting
- CCC/Abuse and Plagiarism
On the Lookout
We're looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Until then, and after, have a blessed week.
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:
⭐️Do you like contests?⭐️
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!
Did you miss the current contest? No problem! Just follow the authors above and be ready for their next game!
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
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!