360 STEEM + 40 Bonuses ~ Sponsored Writing Contest: Chimaera

in #blockchain4 years ago (edited)

Welcome to the @OriginalWorks sponsored writing contest!

Status: CLOSED.

Accepted Languages:

  • English

Start Time: 6 PM ET, Friday
End Time: 6 PM ET, Monday

This is a call to all great Steemit writers! Chimaera has sponsored a Steemit writing contest!

Prizes: 360 STEEM + 40 Bonuses

  • 1st Place: 65 STEEM
  • 2nd Place: 51 STEEM
  • 3rd Place: 41 STEEM
  • 4th Place: 36 STEEM
  • 5th Place: 31 STEEM
  • 6th Place: 27 STEEM
  • 7th Place: 25 STEEM
  • 8th Place: 20 STEEM
  • 9th Place: 18 STEEM
  • 10th Place: 16 STEEM
  • 11th - 15th: 6 STEEM
  • 16th - 55th: 1 STEEM Bonus

Deadline: 72 Hours

All articles must be submitted within 72 hours of this post to be considered!

Changes in submission rules below

What is Chimaera?

Chimaera is an ecosystem for blockchain game development and game currency/asset management. With Chimaera, online games can be developed, published, and connected to directly on the custom Chimaera blockchain. For developers, Chimaera eliminates the costs and burdens associated with hardware servers and maintenance, as both are automated with the implementation of Chimaera’s blockchain. For gamers, Chimaera represents an environment of complete and verifiable control of all virtual assets and achievements.
Chimaera is compatible with any type of gaming, and even enables the framework for new gaming genres: human mining and Decentralized Autonomous Universes (DAUs).


Chimaera solves scaling issues currently associated with Blockchain gaming using Game Channel Technology that is reminiscent of gamified Lightning Networks..

Chimaera supports fraud-proof trading and full asset management of games, accounts, and in-game assets for blockchain and non-blockchain games alike.

Game studios are already working with Chimaera to put together the first full-fledged blockchain games. The next iteration of Soccer Manager (Soccer Manager Crypto), will be built on Chimaera. So will Treat Fighter, the newest game from Tricky Fast Studios. Two more development studios that have yet to be announced are also building the first Chimaera games.

Play-to-Earn Gaming

The emergence of the human mining genre of gaming will empower players worldwide to participate in a new style of online gaming: Play-to-Earn Gaming. Human mining is essentially a gaming environment where scarce and valuable resources are procedurally, fairly, and finitely released in accordance to rules instilled and upheld on the blockchain into the gaming environment for players to collect and compete over.

By giving players complete ownership over virtual goods of intrinsic value, gaming is changed forever. For the first time, players will see profit for their achievements and progressions. Their virtual collections can be sold to purchase other games, or, in the case of the most successful players, can translate to real world, substantial paychecks.

Decentralized Autonomous Universes

DAUs represent the maximum potential of the Chimaera framework. A Decentralized Autonomous Universe represents some virtual environment, a city, a planet, or a universe. The DAU, via a Human Mining approach, provides its playerbase with all the raw tools necessary: oil, gold, animals, etc., to evolve a world as best seen fit. While it’s logical to suggest that the first infrastructure and groups will be formed for the goal of maximizing production of certain resources, the potential for what can be created is infinite. Imagine The OASIS from Ready Player One.


The DAU represents the first system fully equipped for limitlessly scalable, complex, massively influential virtual economies. As society in this virtual setting develops in the form of metropolitans and conglomerates, the scope of what is possible for each individual player is unrivaled in all regards. The economic, cultural, and most importantly, real world implications of such an environment are truly revolutionary.

Chimaera Economy & CHI Coins

The Chimaera economy is fueled by CHI(the reserve currency of the Chimaera Blockchain). CHI is used to create accounts, purchase in-game items and powerups, trading and for services, such as the crowdfunding of games! Developers can earn for their work, whilst users can earn for their efforts in-game.

Chimaera Evolution Phases

The Chimaera platform will develop in three phases depicted below.

First Phase - Building The Foundation.

The first phase is intended to grow the platform. For developers, grants and funding will be provided to get the first games on the Chimaera platform. This phase will get the gears moving as games are released on the platform, bringing in early users. This stage is targeted at a niche that is already knowledgeable about the blockchain and wants first hand experience of what it can do for gaming.

Second Phase - Offering Opportunity.

With the first phase completed, a fraud-proof trading platform will be introduced, which will make assets highly liquid. Further, a mobile relay service will enable easy integration on mobile platforms. With more games being actively played on the Chimaera platform, a second wave of users, those who are interested in earning, will begin engaging with Chimaera. This wave of players will improve the economy by bringing more transactions to the platform and widening the pool of active players.

Third Phase - Mass Adoption.

The third and final phase is when Chimaera goes mainstream. By this point there will be an ample set of players on the platform and a healthy CHI economy. A large pool of players will also attract larger game studios to develop and contribute to the platform, attracting even more players.

The Chimaera Team

The Chimaera team is comprised of the original inventors of blockchain gaming.

In 2013 the team created the world's first true blockchain game, the world’s first decentralised MMO and the first cryptocoin with Human Mining, Huntercoin.

The Huntercoin project and its predecessor were the team’s first foray into blockchain gaming, and was carried out with success as well as positive public reception. This experience will now be applied to completely revolutionize the stage of blockchain gaming.

The team consists of blockchain experts, AAA game developers and experienced business professionals. Advised by Richard Kastelein (Blockchain Expert), Prof. Nick Colosimo (Futurist), John “NEVERDIE” Jacobs (President of VR), Dr. Yen Nguyen (Finance Specialist), and Senior Blizzard Producer Rudy Koch.

For a quick introduction, check out this video:

More Information & Resources:

Rules & Submission

  • Write an article about Chimaera and how it will change the gaming industry! How can blockchain technology change the way games work as it pertains to channel, asset and server management? What kind of Decentralized Autonomous Universe would you like to see? How will solving scalability issues in gaming promote growth of grand new worlds? How will this impact the future of VR gaming and the way users interact with virtual worlds? As always, the contest is open-ended! Be creative and have fun!

  • Feel free to use images and media from their website. You can even make your own video and have it in your submission! Videos have a chance of winning a separate bonus based on quality.

  • The article must be at least 250 words in length and it is recommended(not mandatory) that the length is under 1250 words.

  • At least 70% of the submission must be original.

  • All copied text must be in quotes.

  • To submit please do the following:

  1. Add the word "chi2018" (without the quotes) at the very end of your article.
  2. Link this post in your submission.
  3. Post the link to your article as a reply to this post.
  4. Resteem this contest post.

How the winners are decided

The submissions will be passed along to the team at Chimaera, and they will decide the best articles.

More information & recommendations:

  • Pay attention to spelling and grammar!
  • Feel free to use informal language such as "I would, etc"
  • Use information and resources above to learn more about Chimaera)!
  • If you copy something, use quotes. This is an @OriginalWorks contest after all :)

After writing an article, within a few minutes you should get one of these as a response to your article post:

If you don't get one, let me know by adding a quick message after you submit your link as a reply here and it will be done manually. Sometimes it can take some time, so don't worry if it isn't instant! Rest assured, as long as your link is shared as a reply here, everything is double checked at contest close to ensure that all articles are submitted!

40 submissions will get 1 STEEM each. The article must meet the contest conditions such as word length and a level of quality.

Disclaimer: @OriginalWorks makes no claims as to the legitimacy or operating procedures of contest topics. @OriginalWorks does not offer any sort of investment advice. This is a writing contest. @OriginalWorks does guarantee prize payout. The contest topic company may choose to share the winning contest submissions.

Good luck to all the contestants!


Hey guys! When is the submission deadline in UTC?

About 8 hours left since the moment of this comment. Hurry up!!

This comment has received a 75.00 % upvote from @steemdiffuser thanks to: @jesusjacr.

Just under 7 hours remaining.

Sometimes the submit message comes after the deadline. All that matters is that it is submitted beforehand. The most important thing is that the link is shared here as a reply. All the links are manually re-checked after closing.

@unprovoked haven't still gotten a comment on my submission


Earlier I wrote a message here about not receiving the comment from the bot.

I am worried because its almost the deadline already.

If could please check I will be really thankful.

My submission, guys. Sorry, couldn't find time to do more, good luck to all participants :)

I'll look forward to seeing you on the winners list next week. You're one of my favorite @originalworks contest authors.

This comment has received a 0.03 % upvote from @speedvoter thanks to: @jesusjacr.

Due to a slight overlap with the end of my epic blockchain project and family visits, it is with yet another big sigh that I announce I may not be able to enter this week's contest. arghhh

2 in a row ! that's officially a record. I will try and find some time to enter between now and the deadline ! In the meantime, enjoy

I hope you find that time, you always make good publications, since the first time I participated in this contest I haven't lost any participation, and I'm terrified at the thought of not participating. But I've seen how this contest has grown (I deduce from the significant increases in reward and because there are always sponsors), and I think it will continue to grow. There are still a lot of good contests ahead of us. And well, those of us who sigh are the competition because you're really good at writing, even so, like I said, I hope you can find the time to make a good publication. Greetings!

thanks @jesusjacr. very kind. sometimes life takes over for a bit ! I entered 26 weeks in a row and really lookd forward to contributing. the competition is fierce and the available information (and personal relevance of a project) can really make a difference to how an article turns out. Best of Luck and see you back in the mix soon

This comment has received a 3.70 % upvote from @steemdiffuser thanks to: @jesusjacr.

You got a 4.55% upvote from @sleeplesswhale courtesy of @jesusjacr!

You got upvoted from @adriatik bot! Thank you to you for using our service. We really hope this will hope to promote your quality content!

I was wondering what happened to you. I missed one too. Hopefully, you will be back soon.

Hi @nicholas83. yeah, it's tough not having the time to contribute but it's sometime good to have a break too. I'm up to my ears in blockchain at the moment so I'll hopefully get back when I've put the finishing touches. Best of Luck :)

I almost thought I wouldn't be able to submit today. I had an assessment test I had to prepare for today and i just finish it. Managed to scribble something down though, I hope I did well.

We can't wait to have you back @Outerground

I will try and find some time to enter between now and the deadline ! In the meantime, enjoy

Please do sir!

I'm glad you're managing to represent in the contest. I've just had my hands full for weeks on end. I'll have a read of your entry when I get through this epic pile of paperwork in front of me. It's all for a good cause !

Thanks sir.
I'll like to see all what you're working on now.

Hello @originalworks. Here is my entry


I hope this project becomes the next evolution step for gamers. You are making history!


I haven't got the message from @contestbot on my post.

@originalworks @unprovoked

edit: I just received it

Hello @contestbot you haven't confirm my post yet

Hey @originalworks. Letting you know, no confirmation from @contestbot yet. Thanks

That's a great competition .. Will love to be a part of it ....

I haven't been replied to by @contestbot too

I look forward to being part of this.

Hi @originalworks, I haven't received any notification from @contestbot. Thanks.

Wow, just saw this. I will apply, come what may.

I have been looking forward to reviewing gaming platforms. I looked at this one recently. Looks promising. Excited to dive in.

Thank you originalworks and chimaera for another exciting opportunity here on steemit.

I am yet to get acknowledgement on my entry @originalworks

Whao... This is amazing. Yaaaayyyyy.. Lets get to work. Lol

Yes. Let's get to work immediately.

Wow! 65 steem is really a good price. Congratulations in advance to whoever wins this contest. You're awesome @originalworks!

I agree with this project. @originalworks

Lets get diwn to business

Thank you for your good post

Hey @originalworks . Here is my entry. Let me know if I did all the correct requirements. Hope you like it! :)


you have not submitted my entry @unprovoked


Am yet to see Contest Bot in my Entry Comment box

Here is my submission. Best of luck to all competitors!

This gaming contest looks great...I am in for it. Thanks @originalworks for the contest.

It seems there is a game play here...... I always check the winners of this @originalorks contest everytime.......when I checked the result the last time, to my surprise, I saw the same set of winners. It seems the winners are always some set of people, position being rotated among this same set of people for every week.
People like @mjo @nicholas83 @stojay007 @averageoutsider @dedicatedguy @ced000
to confirm this, check all the contest results from the start..... You will find out that this same set of people have being the 1 rotating the results position within themselves.

Am sorry for this, but I want other participants to notice this. This is just my observation. Thank you

For what it's worth, for my first 3 articles I put in a lot of effort to read previous competition articles and try to understand what they were looking for, I ended up getting 7th, 7th, and 2nd in those first 3. They didn't know who I was before that, I was a new account trying to get started. I can at least attest that there wasn't any kind of shady underhanded dealings going on. If it was an inner circle kind of situation I don't know why they would randomly scoop me up and not ever mention it to me.

After those first 3, the next 2 articles I submitted were well written, but you could tell I didn't put the same time/effort into them because my life was just too busy at the time. I ended up in the 1 STEEM bonus category and did not rank on those two. Since then, I've been able to put a significant amount of time/effort into most of my posts and I've found my ranking tends to correlate with my time/effort/understanding of each individual competition.

As someone who has had some success lately, I can at least confirm that there has been no communication or collusion between contest promoters and those who often win. If it's helpful, I can outline how I go about writing so you can evaluate if there's any useful part of my process you can implement yourself. I always read the @originalworks post carefully, then I review the ICO website clicking on every tab/link they have. I usually end up going through all the pages several times. Then, I read the entire whitepaper (and any other papers they have). Then, I reread any parts of the whitepaper that I think would make for good contest content. Then, I check out all the social avenues the ICO participates in to see what they're saying to the public (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as well as their GitHub if it's available to see what kind of requests are being processed if available. Only after I feel like I understand the project well do I begin writing my paper. I often find myself navigating to those sources as I write to double-check things as well. Here's another tricky part though, when I write my goal is for it to be easy enough to read that someone who has never heard of the project can understand it. So, although I've gone quite in depth to understand the ICO I assume the reader knows nothing about it.

I think this is a successful strategy because by having an understanding of the project and it's inner workings, you appeal to the article reviewers at the ICO and they respect your understanding of their work. They also understand that from a purely technical perspective, they could write a more comprehensive article than you could, so your ability to convert that into something for any prospective investor to understand is what creates that extra value. It ends up being a lot of research and work with a resulting article that doesn't read like it's particularly complicated, basically your effort only really shows to people who know the ICO and want it to be appealing to the masses and understand the balance between the technical and the marketable.

If you can accomplish all of that you still need to give it that extra push to separate yourself from the rest though, many people technically meet this criteria every week. So, that's where the parts that are a bit more difficult to articulate in a reply come in. That's where things like originality and creativity come in. If you have real world knowledge of something that relates to the ICO that you can spin into your post that helps! If you have a creative way to present it, that helps too! If you have complimentary skills outside of writing maybe incorporate something extra like a short video or animation that you produce, that helps! Outside of that, after every contest I evaluate what others did differently than what I did to try and determine what tweaks will improve my odds next time around. It's the extra things that can help push you into the top IMO. Hopefully something in here is helpful, I do with you the best!

P.S. When I started writing these I was a little intimidated by the users that seemed to be in the top week after week and wondered if I'd have a shot. I found a couple things about the competition. First, I found out that they were putting in more work than you might think at first (probably for the same reasons I just wrote above) and secondly, they all were very welcoming of new competition and didn't feel entitled to the top. It's really a great community. I think people like @outerground and @ecoinstant can vouch for this (if they happen to notice this post). When I started they were dominant, I believe they've both either stopped or are on hold on these competitions now (outerground just stopped last week I think) but they would always encourage others and recognize those who rose up.

Thanks for sharing this. It's always useful to find out how successful contestants prepare themselves for writing and learn interesting personal stories on how they were getting better each time.
One thing that I agree 100% is that @OriginalWorks contest is honest and unbiased. Every contestant has equal chances to reach the highest place and reward.
This is my third participation. And my first time was when I was a completely new member of Steemit. And my first time ended up with the 1st place. I was a little bit shocked then but I definitely understood that EVERYBODY has the chance to win here.
My second try ended up with 19th place. And a lot of good contestants who usually get the top-10 places ended below 10th place. Then I realized, no matter how good you write, you never know for sure what organizers want to hear about their product and there's no guarantee that somebody won't do that better than you. And to be honest, it is very hard to choose the best from more than 250 submissions with at least half of the authors getting better and better each week. So, you never know if your work will be good enough, 'cause every company (selecting the winners) has its own subjective vision, which work is better.
So, I think, we shouldn't despair for not being chosen among winners but keep working and improving our skills, fixing our mistakes and learn from them. And one day we'll inevitably conquer this "mountain" again.

Hi @salaujohnson.

Users who participate in the contests on an ongoing basis are neither awarded nor punished. The factors considered in making the selections are as follows.

  1. Plagiarism
  2. Grammar
  3. Content
  4. Formatting/Design
  5. Originality/Creativity

There are people who have been participating for a long time and whose writing has drastically improved.

I urge you to continue writing. There are numerous users who were at the bottom but are now landing on the top list. People on the top sometimes fall off as well as the competition gets stiffer. The nature of competitions is that unfortunately not everyone can be a winner. This is why @OriginalWorks has a very generous bonus structure that ensures most participants get something for their efforts.

How about giving bonus to the same guy .??


Hmm.... Well thanks for attending to my complaint. I really appreciate. You have said it all. But why have you not being accepting entry @unprovoked. My last 2 entrys was not accepted. Even my friends do complain that you don't always submit their works. Which automatically deprive them of their chance of being and winner

This is the first time you have submitted an article to any @OriginalWorks contest.

Please let me know what other entries you are speaking of. I will be sure to look into it.

Hello, I left you a message on discord about 1 user copying other people's work. There are probably more but I just discovered one. Please check.


Do you really mean this ?? Am off to confirm this.
Am just about to drop my entry.

Well, so far I have only receive 2 prizes with 2 posts that I believe were of good quality.

And since the winners are decided by the team behind the blockchain project I think these are objective decisions.

as far as am concerned and due to the fact that I confirmed this. Apart from you, check the other names..... You win find out that my observations are correct

I think, that if you compare the non-winners with the winners (top 10) you would see that the writing quality of the latter group is very good. That is why they win every time.

And this is very fair; I do not know anyone personally, and still I got 10th prize in my very first attempt last week.

I just confirm this even @antigenx @littlescribe @outsideground and even @machnbirdsparo. Are among those that do win almost every week.
@dedicatedguy 2entry and 2wins do you really want us to believe there is no mischief in this??

I do observe this too but due to the fact that I believe it is the objective decisions of the team behind the blockchain project . And I believe they are doing their best bringing out quality post as winners of the contest. For this, I have put in all my best to bring in a quality post for this week contest. And I hope I am part of the winners.

Different blockchain will give at least a little bit of differences. That's if the winner were not chosen by the same set of people who are biased. Just like the result of lympo.io where @stojay007 collected 3steem bonus, 1steem bonus and even the video bonus. And for a fact @stojay007 always collect the reward for video bonus!!!!!!!

There were only two video submissions. They both received a bonus. Unfortunately a video bonus cannot be rewarded to those who did not submit a video.

The video awards are for original videos and not videos taken from any source related to the blockchain project being written about. I too have noticed that mostly the same people win every week but i believe its because they write real good. I'd try to better them though...you should too.

Pls confirm before you say any thing pls .

Here is the link to his post, tou can check his video.

Sorry Sir but @stojay's video was original, made by him, explaining his post. Yours was not. Thats what i wanted to draw your attention to. Make an original video and you would surely have your bonus.

I always put videos in always all my entry for all @originalworks contest but never receive reward. I noticed that it's the same set that are receiving that always

Hahah....Very nice reply @unprovoked
Like it :)
"Unfortunately a video bonus cannot be rewarded to those who did not submit a video"

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Didn't receive confirmation of my entry.

Interesting post and project at the same time. Keep up the good work !!!

Great idea..am participating.

Follow me pls , i will follow back :)

Please i will advise you stop begging for followers and upvotes.
read this post if you want to help yourself

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Great the contents bro, be success

Great Post! Check out my coverage of Whitepapers. See you soon

Wonderful post ..thanks for sharing...Best of luck friend ✫ resteemid

Hello, 13 hours after posting and I haven't receive the comment from @contestbot , please check @unprovoked @originalworks