HODL 1st Contest ! More than 40 USD in prizes 🎁

in hive-126009 •  3 months ago  (edited)

Dear Hivers,

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As many of you know, @hodlcommunity believes our HIVE blockchain will thrive if we manage to create interactive communities. By doing so we will attract the best content creators and curators to our platform.

This would help us to fund the different projects through our DAO and attract the most talented developers.

This is what we call a virtuous circle. This contest aims to engage and build bounds between Hivers.

Who can take part in this contest?

The participation is open to anyone with a HIVE account.

What is this contest about?

We want to encourage creativity and interactions among Hivers and inside our community. As a Crypto related community, we would like to hear about your thoughts on these different topics.

In this contest we would like to ask you to answer the following question:

Tell us about your first encounter Crypto and what were you first thoughts about it?

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We are looking for original and creative answers.

How do you take part?

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To take part in the challenge, you need to write a comment under this post that starts with:

Hello, I am "your name, nickname or @" from "your country, city or planet".

The following rules have to be observed:

  • The comment has to be in English
  • Only one entry per account
  • Between 30 and 300 words
  • No external posts – only comments to this post will be accepted
  • The comment has to be posted before May 14th 12am CET

To participate you have to subscribe to the HODL Community

Who will judge ? Well... you !

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  • With your upvotes you define the 10 finalists of this contest!

The 10 entries with the most upvotes will be the finalists of this challenge. It is important to understand that it is the number of votes that counts and not their value!

Prizes!

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Among the finalists @hodlcommunity will select the best entries and give them upvotes with different accounts:

Thanks to our generous delegators, the tremendous help from @project.hope and a 50 000 ESTM Tokens from @esteemapp we are able to reward good comments as:

  • 2 x full upvotes with 450'000 HP each +500 ESTM Tokens (for rank 1 to 2)
  • 3 x upvotes with 180'000 HP each +500 ESTM Tokens (for rank 3 to 5)
  • 5 x upvotes with 50'000 HP each +500 ESTM Tokens (for rank 6 to 10)

You can also earn as a jury

When you upvote an entry that you like, you help it to become a finalist. You can set up your upvote between 1 and 100%.

If you give a high percentage upvote you might earn a very interesting curation reward if you manage to guess a winning entry!

Deadline

Entries can be written until May 14th 12am CET. This is also the last moment to cast your votes.

The winners will be announced in a second post.

To conclude I would like to thank @achim03 and @crypto.piotr for their help to bring this contest to the Hive Community.

How can you help us?

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By delegating to @hodlcommunity

If you would like to delegate some HP to our community and support us; we give you back 90% of the curation rewards on a daily basis !

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By following our curation trail here

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Project.Hope is proudly supporting this small contest.

We've allocated few full upvotes (400k HP) to reward most interesting comments, selected by @hodlcommunity

Cheers,
@project.hope team

Once again on behalf of the @hodlcommunity, we would like to thank you for supporting the 1st #HODL Contest.

@hodlcommunity

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Hello, I am @daltono from West Virginia in USA.

The story of how I got into cryptocurrency. It started mid-2017. I won a contest to the first annual https://www.consciousmediafestival.com/. Upon winning I flew on an airplane for the first time (besides the one time I went skydiving), all the way to Austin, TX. It was there I met many people who were working on blockchain projects. Actually the only other person to win a ticket like myself ended up becoming the social media manager for Holo.

I did not get involved with crypto immediately. It was not until September 2017 that I saw an interview between Giselle Koy and Stan Larimer, he of course mentioned Steemit at the time. Seeing users earn giant payouts for posting got me very interested, yet confused. It took me until December 1st 2017 to actually create my account. After that I have been a daily user ever since. Literally no days off for me and I honestly love it. Earning crypto is really the only way I am able to stack it up, so being able to share things I create on Hive is fundamental.

Thanks to @cmplxty for the tag.

I would enjoy reading stories from @adelepazani, @joetunex, @jeffjagoe, and @patrickulrich about how they got involved with crypto for the first time.

Lol I remember seeing those 4000 dollar posts and dying inside because I was a few months late to the party

It was crazy to see those massive payouts as an outsider, that’s for damn sure. I can only imagine how it was to have been here that early on.

I was late to the party by a little bit more than 1 year.
I registered on the Steem blockchain on 2017.05.17.

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Damn that's one hell of a story! I love it, that's definitely a great way to get started lol (is there a typo in the Giselle link? I thought it was Dan Larimer but I could be wrong!)

I've also been a daily user of the blockchain we call home, aside from some days here and there in the beginning and now where things come up but I definitely try to make it on at least once a day, to get curation rewards at least!

I'm at least not the only one who procrastinated a little bit here hehe.

Thanks for the story!

Not a typo, @dan’s father (aka @stan) was actually the one to introduce me to Steemit originally.

Literally the only time I’ve not been on daily is the couple of times the chain haunted. Other than that I’m consistent as they come 😎.

I think we were just timid, I won’t blame it entirely on procrastination. I really wanted to join earlier, I was just having trouble figuring everything out without any assistance.

That's cool, father son business!

Thanks @daltono for the tag interesting crypto journey you've had.
My story coming right up!

Awesome! I look forward to reading yours my friend 👏

Hello @daltono,

That is a truly amazing story and you were blessed to earn about STEEM in the early days :).

It is funny that I just come across you account now as you have been around for a while and looks like a fun person to follow 😅.

Thank you for participating to the contest.

@vlemon

The craziest part was that I won the festival ticket in an instagram giveaway. It was crypto practically pulling me towards it like a magnet.

It looks like we both have failed to discover each other until this very moment. So many accounts, it’s difficult to find all of the great ones.

Indeed, but the most important is to take every opportunity to add them to your special "following" list 😃.

What a story. I look forward to my own first time of boarding a plane. I hope it will be soon. Its also so amazing to see you have such huge connections. Wow

I hope you get to take flight soon! 🛫

Congratulation @daltono

Seriously great comment. Thanks for participating in this contest organized by @hodlcommunity and supported by @project.hope.

I was supposed to upvote your post with 400k HP, however I've been late (for which I'm sorry) and this comment is already days old.

Instead, I will upvote your post "NEW Ghosts of Tsushima footage from Sucker Punch" with our account and curation trail. Which will total >500k HP.

If you like to join similar contests more often, then join Project.Hope discord (https://discord.gg/uWMJTaW) and look for "ph-contests" group. That's our channel, where our members are sharring links to their latest contests (sponsored by project.hope).

Enjoy your weekend,
Piotr

🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 thank you so much.

Hello, I am @adityajainxds from india,

My friends introduction me to cryptocurrency. It was 2016 I remember I first purchased 1 bitcoin and with that bitcoin I have done some good and bad investmen. 0.5 btc I lost in project that turns to be Ponzi schemes (MLM). But I learned from my mistake. Then I have made investment in ripple most trusted at that time.

Then steem changed my life in 2017 as I found it Luckily browsing, from then I never looked back.

So lastly crypto changed my financial needs as other sources of income. Their are ups and downs, but it's life we have to accept it.

Special thanks @achim03 and @crypto.piotr for rewards.

So sad you got Ponzied bro, Hopefully you have learned pretty much well this lesson. Regards champ!

Hello @adityajainxds,

Thank you for participating in the contest, I am sorry to hear you lost tsuch an amount of money but I am sure you feel blessed to know there is an alternative to the financial world most people know 😃.

There are indeed ups and downs but overall we shall remain optimistic for our cryptocurrency journey !

Best,

@vlemon

Happy ending is the real deal. Whrn we fall, we rise again. Great story there.

@oredebby thank you so much for stopping by and taking out time for reading my article.

Hi, I am @joetunex from Johannesburg South Africa.

My first encounter with crypto ( Bitcoin ) was in 2015. I had a good relationship with my ex boss Sheldon, he was the kind of boss that wanted he employees succeed. One day he invited all of us his employees to a network seminar and I was the only one of his employees that showed up on that faithful Saturday.

Karatbars was the topic and focus on the seminar that day. Few weeks later Bitcoin emerged as a topic from the network meeting I used to attend every weekend.
I liked this short video that was shared in the meeting The End of Money As We Know It I like the idea of the banks can do nothing to stop it because I HATE the banks after watching Mike Maloney's Hidden Secrete of Money The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind

So at that time we were introduced to mining Bitcoin, we invested in a couple of them, the likes of; BTC Flex, Carborn7, and few others I can't recall now. Sadly these companies we invested in were scams. We lost money, and the painful part if I look back is I was able to afford 1 BTC then in 2015-2016 if I knew I should have bought and just seat on it 😃.

An exciting moment for me was when I ordered my Xapo Bitcoin Debit card and I was able to swipe and spend Bitcoin in the local PnP stores here in SA, the smile on my face was quite a broad one, I felt like a Hero.

So it has been quite a journey I love, I like the idea of decentralization and I believe if blockchain and cryptocurrency is well utilised it can alter the course of humanity for the better.

Thanks @daltono and @chekohler to tagging me.

I'm keen on @rynow and @silvertop's first encounter story

Awesome story! You got started early. It's great that you are having success using your crypto in the real world.

Thanks Dalton, the real world use case really got me excited.
Good luck with the contest.

Hello @joetunex,

What a story, as most of us yo were there early and as most of us you missed many opportunities but you caught some other ones didn't you?

Thank you for participating and I will definitely check your link from Mike Maloney's Hidden Secrete of Money The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind

I hope to see you around as you seem like a nice person to interact with.

Sincerely,

@vlemon

Many thanks @vlemon, you are right, I was part of the early ones but unfortunately lost the opportunity as well.

The hopeful thing though is we are still in the infancy stage of cryptocurrency/blockchain and being on Hive is an opportunity I'm not taking for granted.

I'm sure we be seeing each other around here. keep well 🙂

That sounds like something out a movie sorry to hear you got scammed but just shows how much you believe in the space!

It was a sad experience but getting to learn the basics about Bitcoin have got me to have a bit of understanding and not to invest in things that looks too good to be true.

I must say you started on a big note and early too. So sorry for what you lost, its like that everywhere in the crypto world. Many people regrettedto buying bitcoin at that early time but its all good. Things will sure get better.

Thanks @oredebby, I feel we are in Hive early and there is a lot to benefit if we stick around longer without looking for immediate result.

Congratulation @joetunex

Seriously great comment. Thanks for participating in this contest organized by @hodlcommunity and supported by @project.hope.

I was supposed to upvote your post with 400k HP, however I've been late (for which I'm sorry) and this comment is already 7 days old.

Instead, I will upvote your latest post with solid upvote + I will trigger our curation trail.

If you like to join similar contests more often, then join Project.Hope discord (https://discord.gg/uWMJTaW) and look for "ph-contests" group. That's our channel, where our members are sharring links to their latest contests (sponsored by project.hope).

Enjoy your weekend,
Piotr

Im so grateful for the upvote and more importantly the contest was an interesting on. I have joined the Discord channel and I will look through to participate in the contests more.

Regards

Hello, I am Oreoluwa Debby and I'm popularly called @oredebby as that is also my username. I'm from Nigeria and Ibadan, Oyo state to be precise.

Well from the onset, I knew nothing at all about crypto not until December, 2017 that one of my cousins came visiting. I noticed he was always with his phone and transacting. I wondered where he was getting such money from and then I asked him. He smiled and sat me down and told me about "steemit" and how it works on the blockchain. I was confused and didn't really understand and my main question was "Who is paying the money?" He laughed and said "Even if the money is from the sky, he doesn't care so far he was getting paid" 😁 This was so funny the way he said it and my mum was also there at that time and she said I should better be careful with all these internet stuff.

Few days passed after Christmas and then we were preparing for the new year when I finally made up my mind to join. I finally started steemit on the 3rd of January, 2018. It wasn't so easy at first because I didn't get the upvotes as much as he explained. But I got so close to few friends like @olawalium who made me believe so much in this and then I took it upon myself that no matter what, I won't quit. It went on and on like that and I joined some groups and communities where I got to know more about cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Avinoc, EOS and few more. And now hive, I'm still here and standing. Yippyyy

I say a big THANK YOU to @achim03 and @crypto.piotr for their help to bring this contest to the Hive Community. More grease to your elbow.

Hello @oredebby,

Very nice story and I hope you understand better now where this money comes from, I guess from the sky as FIAT money right ?

STEEM and now HIVE has always been about the community and the people we meet, money is just an added benefit (a great one I have to say).

Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you around.

Hive on !

Sincerely,

@vlemon

Smiles... Sure I understand better now. Thanks very much.

It has been nothing but pure joy knowing you. I admire your energy, resilience and dedication to making the best and giving your best. You deserve the best, dear.

Smiles... Thank you Mentor

Hahahaha. I am humbled.

Interesting story, good luck with your entry.

Thanks a lot

It is good you bought the idea and joined. So far i can say the journey has been good for you, cos you did good on steemit. Wishing you all the best here too. Nice contest, great initiative

Thank you so much sis. We win together.

Good story i hope you win

Thanks

You are Welcome, this is napcalx from Telokanda discord group

Congratulation @oredebby

Seriously great comment. Thanks for participating in this contest organized by @hodlcommunity and supported by @project.hope.

I was supposed to upvote your post with 150k HP, however I've been late (for which I'm sorry) and this comment is already 7 days old.

Instead, I will upvote your latest post with solid upvote + I will trigger our curation trail.

If you like to join similar contests more often, then join Project.Hope discord (https://discord.gg/uWMJTaW) and look for "ph-contests" group. That's our channel, where our members are sharring links to their latest contests (sponsored by project.hope).

Enjoy your weekend,
Piotr

Thanks so much @crypto.piotr.

Hi, I'm @achim03 from Switzerland

I'm kind of an old dog in the crypto world. My first contact with Crypto currencies was in 2014. At that time Bitcoin was traded for 200 USD.

I was dealing before with a german based virtual currency called Klammlose. I found the concept inspiring but unfortunately the founders of these Klammlose produced a huge inflation. One day per chance I found an ad for a btc faucet. It was love on first sight. These faucets were giving away crypto for free! I loved the fact that I had only to enter a wallet address to get these coins. Nothing similar was available anywhere else and I immediately saw the potential of cryptos.

At the time when I claimed from a faucet I recieved around 2000 satoshis ;-). I learned and built my own crypto faucets. I have distributed around 4 BTC to users from all over the world with my faucets.

Hello @achim03, nice to have a Swiss there 😃,

Wow, you are a true Bitcoin OG ! Very nice story with ups and down !

Did you keep some of these BTC 😄 ?

Best,

@vlemon

Did you keep some of these BTC 😄 ?

I managed to keep some for myself and part of it is still in btc, another part in Steem, Hive and also in Steemmonsters cards ;-)

Nice job !

Wow that's awesome!

And how has the faucet business worked out for you? Is it easy to create one? How do you keep it profitable?

Hi @chekohler,

Since I was among the first ones providing faucets, it was quite lucrative because at the time, I even had Google adsense to finance my faucets. One day all faucet owners got kicked out and since then it became more and more difficult to break even. In the last two years, many users have turned to bots to claim from faucets which makes it almost impossible to cover the costs.

The business concept is quite simple. You offer a small amount in coins to the users and you put ads and links on your website. If you calculate well, you will earn more from the clicks and views of these ads than you pay to the users. But this doesn't work with automated claims from bots because they don't click anything ;-). I more or less gave up this business because it was a tiresome fight banning IP's and putting in many safeguards so that bots couldn't empty your balance over night.

Interesting story. I’m also in CH.

Nice to meet some other swiss here ;-)

Congratulation @achim03

Seriously great comment. Thanks for participating in this contest organized by @hodlcommunity and supported by @project.hope.

I was supposed to upvote your post with 150k HP, however I've been late (for which I'm sorry) and this comment is already 7 days old.

Instead, I will upvote your latest post with solid upvote + I will trigger our curation trail.

If you like to join similar contests more often, then join Project.Hope discord (https://discord.gg/uWMJTaW) and look for "ph-contests" group. That's our channel, where our members are sharring links to their latest contests (sponsored by project.hope).

Enjoy your weekend,
Piotr

I'm @chekohler - From Cape Town, South Africa

My first run-in with crypto was back in 2016, someone told me about this Bitcoin thingy and said I should try buying some, so I purchased it on an exchange and then sent it to a wallet, a desktop wallet on my laptop and it took ages for the transaction to go through for some reason I think it was 30 mins and I was freaking out did I get the address wrong, checking the block explorer and seeing no confirmations I couldn't understand it, naturally it was a small transfer so it sat in the mempool for a while but for a noob, it was nerve-wracking.

I honestly didn't think much about it at first and I left it in the wallet for some time and then we got the run fo 2017 and I really took note and lost my mind thinking I was going to strike it rich, lol I didn't but it was fun


I think

Would be keen to share their first crypto story

Bit of a boys club here @katrin-lux why not share your story

Yeah why Not i think my Story would Not be that exciting but for the beginning i really had some funny Moments with this Crypto Thing.. i think i will make a Post too ;)

Lol I think we all building a story of our own, keen to hear yours! Please tag me in your comment or post so I don’t miss it

lol I wish mine was as glamorous!

You’re American you guys can take any lame ass story and turn it into a blockbuster come on

Hahah and from America we get the movie Fast and furious 8. Plot line died a long time ago!

LOL I saw the trailer for fast 9 the other day I literally coudln't stop laughing, the amount of shitfuckery going on in this franchise its insane

Many thanks @chekohler for the tag, my story will follow shortly 🙂

Hello @chekholer,

Great story, I hope not too much regret "I should have bought more" etc...

You aren't riche... YET ! The next Bull Run is coming ! Can you feel it :)

Best,

@vlemon

Oh there has been many new chapters to this story from losing crypto and getting hacked to making all time highs on random shit coins lol it’s a crazy ride from the beginning

Will do Tomorrow.

Well get on it, I want to hear your story

Done!

I can imagine how it was for you when your first time transaction is taking too long. Lol. Now you can play ball after some years.

Lol now I have nerves of steel nothing phases me anymore

Hello, I am @moeknows from the US

I guess you could say it started with Facebook. One of my friends happened to be an outspoken anarchist and capitalist. In one of his threads, a buddy of his was trying to get him into bitcoin. I can't remember when exactly that was, but bitcoin was around 2k back then. I didn't have any money to invest, but I was curious and asked questions.

Eventually the friend invited both of us to an anarchist crypto group on Facebook. I'm not an anarchist but I was interested in crypto. I basically lurked in the group for a while. I saw them debate Ripple and Litecoin and others. The first crypto I ever owned was an ERC 20 token one of the people in the group created.

One day, they were discussing Steem. They said you didn't have to invest anything to earn, so I jumped in and I've been here ever since. I haven't always been really focused on earning, and sometimes I regret that, but I can say that this blockchain has given me a much more thorough understanding of crypto than almost all of my IRL peers.

I'm happy to have been onboard for the majority of the history here. I look forward to the changes to come.

Dear @moeknows,

Quite different and interesting story. Through the anarchist door to Steem and then to the Crypto Space.

Anyway nice to have you around :).

Thank you for sharing,

@vlemon

Congratulation @moeknows

Seriously great comment. Thanks for participating in this contest organized by @hodlcommunity and supported by @project.hope.

I was supposed to upvote your post with 150k HP, however I've been late (for which I'm sorry) and this comment is already 7 days old.

Instead, I will upvote your post "NEW Ghosts of Tsushima footage from Sucker Punch" with our account and curation trail. Which will total >500k HP.

If you like to join similar contests more often, then join Project.Hope discord (https://discord.gg/uWMJTaW) and look for "ph-contests" group. That's our channel, where our members are sharring links to their latest contests (sponsored by project.hope).

Enjoy your weekend,
Piotr

Hi I'm @cmplxty from Boston, Taxachus..I mean Massachusetts

Interestingly enough, I had first learned about crypto back in 2017 from a YouTube guy that used to post on here @lifttheveil411. He would always shill (not really, just talk about it and try to get people interested lol) about crypto and this website "Steemit" where you could earn crypto on it. I was naturally intrigued but also naturally a damn American. Did I jump on it when he told me to? Nope, it only took me 6 months before I actually made the account lol, in typical procrastinating American style. I signed up and took 2 weeks but eventually got an account and on here is where I earned my very first crypto. A few weeks later, I made an account on a major exchange from the UK (try to guess) and bought some Litecoin. I participated in the FOMO a bit before I came to my senses and started to hodl.

Thanks @chekohler for the tag! Fun little contest. Perhaps let's see if @daltono can share his story?

Great story! Thanks for tagging me, I am writing my own reply to this post now.

Lol listening to that slow start I'm surprised you stuck around this long, so many people have given up since the last bull run its shocking, but hey theres gotta be some suckers to dump my bags on I suppose

I know lol a friend of mine gave up because he's even more American than me but wasn't even born here. He really took to the American way to not do anything unless you get moon returns.

Lol immigrates tend to overcompensate it’s the same with people who find it switch religions! I guess it’s not a bad thing more Sats for us to stack

Hello @cmplxty,

Thank you for sharing and I can completely relate to the procrastination you are talking about. Unfortunately, I also relate to the FOMO you are mentioning 😄

Well it seems you stayed on Steem and Hive for the community in the end, and this is what matters.

I do also believe Buy and Hold is the most safe way to invest, most traders go broke ! :)

Sincerely,

@vlemon

Hello, I'm @miguelbaez, from Tachira, Venezuela.
My history in the world of cryptocurrencies begins in 2017, as you already know in my country there are great economic difficulties due to the government and hyperinflation, I decided to save my money in bitcoin at that time and it was one of the best things that I have done, since the money would not be devalued.
In 2018 I discovered steemit at that time I saw it as an excellent site to publish my poems, since I dedicate myself to writing poems.
Over time I have learned a lot about cryptocurrencies since I have taken the time to read about it every day. Now I am very happy to belong to this community and eager to know what will happen after the bitcoin halving.
Thank you for taking this project forward, I hope that everything goes well for you and you have many successes.

Hello @miguelbaez,

Thank you for sharing and believe me, in the cryptoworld we are quite happy that this technology can serve as a lifeline to so many people around the world.

Everybody needs to unite against tyranny and theft !

Thank you for sharing,

Sincerely,

@vlemon

If you are absolutely right we must unite to get out of this tyranny and the great robbery they commit
Thank you for creating this contest. I will be aware of all these days of the winner.

We also love your posts man. It's good to see you here

I've followed Miguel since the beginning, he's an excellent writer. Good luck and blessings. He has gone through a lot to get here, and we are very happy to enjoy his content.

Good luck.

Hello, I am @jacuzzi, born in the USA but living in Vietnam now.

My first exposure to cryptocurrency was when I was working in a video game company.

This had to be at least two or 3 years before the big crypto boom happened. I worked as a concept artist,

My boss his name is Lucas, he had a mining rig setup in the office. He had it set up so every time he mine a Bitcoin it would make a cash register noise.

That thing would chhing once or twice a day I remember. One time ask him about what he was doing and he gave me an explanation that confused the hell out of me... But got me thinking.

Years later I dove into crypto, and... Kicked my self for not learning more back then lol.

Lucas is now happily retired somewhere last I heard. Myself I'm just trying to rock and roll and catch the next wave before it passes.

:)

Congratulation @jacuzzi

Seriously great comment. Thanks for participating in this contest organized by @hodlcommunity and supported by @project.hope.

I was supposed to upvote your post with 150k HP, however I've been late (for which I'm sorry).

Instead, I will upvote your latest post with solid upvote + I will trigger our curation trail.

If you like to join similar contests more often, then join Project.Hope discord (https://discord.gg/uWMJTaW) and look for "ph-contests" group. That's our channel, where our members are sharring links to their latest contests (sponsored by project.hope).

Enjoy your weekend,
Piotr

@crypto.piotr You rock and project hope is awesome! I fully support what you are doing and will love to engage with you more. :)
Thank you for your love and support. ❤️🙏👍

Hello @jacuzzi,

Did you work in a video game company in the US?

My boss his name is Lucas, he had a mining rig setup in the office. He had it set up so every time he mine a Bitcoin it would make a cash register noise.

Wow this is a f**** great story ! I am loving it and imagining Lucas on the beach somewhere 🥂

Thanks a lot for sharing, you made my day with the "cash register noise" hahaha 😂

Sincerely,

@vlemon

Hi @vlemon,

Yes, for a few years I was a concept artist / 3d modeler/animator with this company. Lol, they were fun days for sure. :D
I am glad to hear the story inspired a smile on you. :D

Keep Kicking but!
-T❤️

Hello, I am @goldmonsters from India.

I would like to explain about my first experience about Cryptos was a news in an Indian website where Cryptos being banned by local Government and the value of Bitcoin and how the people may misuse that along with why Indian Government is banning it.

I just went thru that articles and it made me to explore more on the Cryptos especially Bitcoin and different ways of earning it along with exploring on other Crypto Currencies such as Steem.

The very moment I heard about Steem and steemit and blogging, it fascinated me and that is how I became a Crypto earner and now I earn different coins thanks to different tribes and also my interest in gaming especially Steem Monsters, earns me Crypto for just playing the battles.

I have been trading the cryptos using steem-engine for Splinterlands cards and aim to earn more by investing in different cryptos.

Thanks and Good Luck to all :)

Steem really fascinated a lot of people. Lickily you're still in the business. Hive on.

Thank you @oredebby.

Yes, HIVE is giving me and many additional ways of earning Cryptos and to be frank, I earn more from HIVE blogs than Steemit blogs and it gives me more chances of investment and earning.

Have a Wonderful Day :)

Hello @goldmonsters,

Very nice story. So you started your journey earning some STEEM and playing Splinterlands.

Nice way to start 😃

Best,

@vlemon

Thank you @vlemon and others for voting this.
@splinterlands is a big support in this regard as every blog I post with regards to Splinterlands battles is being supported by them and I just keep investing the Steem and Hive to buy more and more Splinterlands packs and cards in my quest to build nice gold decks for each of the Splinters.

Good day to all and Good luck :)

That is indeed a nice way to move up the ladder through posting about @splinterlands.

They do support players posting original contents ! This is nice :)

Good day to you too !

Thanks again @vlemon :)

Hello? am joe karimi, @joebboy is my username. Am from Nairobi Kenya.

I first heard about crypto from a friend who we met on Facebook @rhondak from the US mid March. She told me how I could share my creative staff there, learn and meet new people.Thanks to @ michelios for delegations he made to me.

Am really looking forward to the contest. Have some friends interested and hope they join hive soon.

Hello @joebboy,

Nice to meet you and your friend is indeed right.

I am happy that you joined HIVE and can't wait until you post more great content.

Best,

@vlemon

Thanks am already enjoying it here

This is a wonderful contest! I'm so glad to see you with an entry here, Joe! :-)

Thanks Kay you always give me the confidence to do all these

How do I get to see your posts??

Hello, I am Raghavendra aka @coolguy123 from India and I am on Steemit for almost 3 years now.

I got introduced to Steemit by a Nigerian student who was looking some help to install Oracle Software and in return, he told about Steemit and that is how I got into Crypto World.

Although, I had heard about Bitcoin by that time, I wasn't much interested in exploring about Bitcoin because of the restrictions we have here in India and we still have restrictions and I just hope that our Government makes it legal some day.

On Steemit I got into many nice Steemians and one fine day when I was still new to Steemit, I got 5K delegation from @fulltimegeek and I got to know that, he had delegated that same amount to many who are trying to help out newcomers by supporting them and also to those who doesn't self vote much..

That was the beginning of my growth as a Steemian and helped me to get noticed by many established Steemians and no looking back afterwards.

Now, on Hive as well, I get to know many new guys everyday and I am an ardent fan of Steem Monsters and keep blogging about the same.

It's been Wonderful 3 years now and I have many sweet memories about many communities and the Cryptos they award.

Looking forward to many discussions on this thread from all of you, Good day friends :)