Announcing the Steem Use-a-Thon by Byteball

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Since the airdrop, almost 70,000 Steem users have linked their Steem username to their Byteball wallet. 5,400 GBYTE was distributed to users while 8,500 GBYTE are locked in smart contracts to be released next year.

Here's your chance to get more Bytes

To encourage users to explore the Byteball platform and the possibilities it offers, Byteball hereby announces a contest in creating innovative use cases during the contest period.

Steem users are encouraged to compete. The prizes for the best ideas are:

  • 1st place: 10 GBYTE
  • 2nd place: 5 GBYTE
  • 3rd place: 2 GBYTE

Users are encouraged to share their progress on their Steem blog. Every Sunday during the contest period, a jury of Byteball staff and veterans will pick the most interesting, promising, fun, ingenious or remarkable progress report and the user will be rewarded with 1 GBYTE. The weekly winner will be announced in a weekly contest update posted on this blog. All prizes will be transferred to the wallet used when paying the entry fee.

How to particpate

To join the contest, participants pay an entry fee of 25 MB. The entry fee must be paid from a publicly attested Steem user’s Byteball wallet. This allows us to keep track of participants and to follow your progress on your blogs. All entry fees are added to the prize pool and distributed on a 10:5:2 ratio between the prizes.

Send your 25 MB entry fee to this address


EPZEMB73FGY7O6XMTGA2SFQIDUUV4NT5

What is a Use-a-Thon?

You have probably heard about hack-a-thons, where developers and engineers develop new features for a given product by altering code, hardware or tweaking the product.

A Use-a-Thon doesn’t require development or engineering skills. The aim is to explore, experiment and apply the existing features to solve a real-world problem or fulfill an existing need either online or offline in a local community. So while creating new chat bots and oracles is an option, it’s not required at all. A previous Byteball Use-a-Thon proved that users are able to apply the platform to real-world use cases without knowing programming or underlying technologies at all.

What is a use case?

A use case is a real-world problem or need that can be addressed with the given tool. Some (but not all) examples could be: introducing smart contracts to enable trustless value exchange between two parties, a web-based mini-game, disrupting an existing market, creating a new service allowing Byteball users to purchase products, allowing Steem users to send tips to each other, creating a private token to be used in an incentive program, or even creating a small business that potentially generates profit for you.

Basically, anything goes as long as it involves using the Byteball platform and its features.

When is the contest?

NOW! From the date of this announcement, users can join by paying the entry fee. You can enter as an individual or gather a team to help explore, develop and realize your use case. Each participant is free to create more than one entry.

The contest ends 30 September 2018, 11:59:59 UTC. You must create a post on your blog by this date, describing your use case, current progress, plan for realization, milestones and any relevant information allowing the Jury to evaluate your project. The post must be in English, with the title “Byteball Use-a-Thon: [plus your own title]”, start with a summary (150 words or less), and then the additional information as described above. First tag must be “#byteball” and second tag must be “#useathon”.

After the deadline, a Jury consisting of @Punqtured, @Slackjore, @Tarmo888 and Suirelav will evaluate all contributions and determine the winners, who will be announced about a week later.

Where can I get more information?

With a constantly growing community, there is a vast library of available resources. Here is a list of some of relevant resources:
Steem Use-a-Thon Wiki page where all relevant information for the contest can be found.
Byteball Slack where users can seek help, ask questions and collaborate - please state that you are a participant in the Use-a-Thon.
Byteball Wiki contains information about all features, references to external sources etc.
Developer guides for those wanting to build entirely new stuff.
Easy-to-use JavaScript library to easily integrate Byteball features on websites without the need of headless wallets.
Byteball main GitHub repository for those wanting to dig deep.

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can someone please send me another 5 million bytes, I only need that to reach 25 million bytes. here is my address 😓

EPZEMB73FGY7O6XMTGA2SFQIDUUV4NT5

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Hahaha idol! I was planning to invite you the GByte wallet apps but of course I also realized that you were also really updated with everything that is happening here on steemit. More power!

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Just crunch Word Community Grid for 2 days on a regular PC and you will receive 5 million from Byteball itself. You even support science doing so!

Check out this link: https://medium.com/byteball/computing-for-good-again-3795336bdaed

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Thank you for sharing this

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So this is applicable to just PC. what about smart phones??

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It works on an Android smartphone as well but your daily output will be lower.

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So how do I get the free byte ball?

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In a nutshell:

  1. Install BOINC from Google Play Store
  2. Create an account on World community Grid
  3. Start BOINC on Android
  4. Select WCG in BOINC
  5. Link WCG and Byteball wallet : link

When you have completed all these steps, your smartphone will perform scientific calculations for WCG while connected to the powersocket. Based on the performed calculations you will be awarded GBytes through your Byteball wallet.

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I used to be a bigshot @ WCG and Boinc from 2001, 2003 and 2007. I still am but I only have 2 computers now :)
Does it listen to GPU Grid also?
Thanks for sharing this!

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Unfortunatly you can only earn Bytes crunching WCG but you could earn Gridcoin while crunching GPUGrid.

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I will try to tinker with it again but it never gets up to date.

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Syncing the Gridcoin wallet can take some time indeed but you can speed-up the process when you download a snapshot.

There is an active Gridcoin community #gridcoin on Steemit as well.

You can always leave your comments there because people (like myself) are happy to help you.

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So, I think you only need 25,000 bytes to register....

This will be massively fun! Can't wait to see the innovative uses people can come up with. Some could even use the opportunity to earn a bit of experience before the SMT is released Q1 2019.

I like this initiative. I go into elaborate detail on "why" here where I give a little bit of a stern lecture on why circulation and utilization of a coin, in our case, steem, are critical, applies to your use a thon directly:

https://steemit.com/investors/@sircork/my-buddy-timcliff-thinks-investors-are-key-i-think-seeking-steem-investors-puts-the-cart-before-the-horse

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That's a truly brilliant article! Thanks for pointing me to it. It totally nails the most important factor to any project's success. At Byteball, we're fortunate enough to have a fully functional and feature-rich platform and not just a whitepaper with bold promises. This allows us to shift the focus to the actual use cases and real adoption.

And I must say I'm enjoying every minute of it :)

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I thought you all might like that. Thanks for taking the time to read it.

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@sircork i just read this comment, and i will be joining this contest, maybe you could get surprise of what i will doo my big brother!!

can someone send me 2 million?
I can complete the registration process ... thanks
J7GAT6F5LSX6MUO3EUMOTBZ5BMSPJ63P

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Just crunch Word Community Grid for a day on a regular PC and you will receive 2 million from Byteball itself. You even support science doing so!

Check out this link: https://medium.com/byteball/computing-for-good-again-3795336bdaed

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Are you sure about the amount?

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In the past weeks I have received this daily on my i5-laptop so it is really possible. There is one condition, you need to leave your sysem running 24 hours per day.

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That is what I am been doing since the last month airdrop.Max 300 000 bytes per day + 1000 WCG. Thats by 24 hours PC running.
I would like to be earning more, have unlimited high speed Internet, interesting how do you manage to do it...

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All who have not received a bonus from byteball, can register wallets on my link and participate in the contest. Thank you @byteball.org for a truthful and elegant project. I would like to take part in your wonderful competition. I need a gbyte. Thanks.

This is an incredible contest though, it will stir up the commitment of steem users towards the byteball application and it uses. Thank you team.

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That's definitely our hope. In a way, the benefit of participating in this can be three-fold.

1: You of course have a chance to win one of the prizes.

2:You have a chance of creating a profit generating use case, that will be of interest to the other Steem users, when their 8,500 GBYTEs are released 11 months from now.

3: The more use cases there is, the better the chance of your own locked bytes will appreciate.

Basically, everyone wins :-)

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Looks like lots of fun! I'm just wondering if we can reuse the banner graphic on our contest entry post or if we need to create some new graphic?

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By all means, please feel free to use it :) It's created by the multi-talented @fabien so massive credits to him for making it :)

We received an entry fee from an address that had chosen "private" attestation when linking their Steem user from the Byteball wallet. Would it happen to be you? If so - could I get you to do another attestation, this time making sure to choose "public"? It's basically the only way we can tell which users are signing up :-)

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@byteball.org Probably that's me 😅 (I have changed it to public)

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Yup - that was you :-)
The Steem Use-a-Thon page on the wiki has been updated. Thanks for checking here and responding :)

Nice contest!
Question: How many bytes make 25MB?
I am not sure how this is calculated.

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1 GB = 1,000 MB = 1,000,000 KB = 1,000,000,000 Bytes. So, 25 MB = 25,000 KB = 25,000,000 Bytes

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Oh, Thanks!
I am used to thinking that 1GB = 1024 MB

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that RAM count😊

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Me too. I still believe yours is correct. 1gb = 1024mb but if approximated then it's fine.

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From a currency point of view, having 1 KB be 1024 Bytes would cause all sorts of problems to users having to figure out exactly how many bytes to transfer to another user if they wanted to transfer ie 4 MB :)

The wallet allows the user to change the notation to Bytes, KBytes, MBytes and GBytes. Most users finds MByte to be the better choice leaving less zeros in amounts to transfer, and often less decimals to be necessary.

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And what's the usd worth of a GB please?

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At the moment around USD 90.

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Thanks!

Can this post be promoted to at least show it's authenticity? That's the only way a large Steemit users will see t.

If somebody hadn't shared it somewhere in a group I belong, I wouldn't have seen this.

Unless you don't want people to find out, promote this post!!!

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Anybody can promote it by clicking the Promote button on Steemit (I just did it, you can do it too), but I don't think that matters so much, it is more important that people with lot of followers resteem/reblog it.

is the airdrop is finished which to get bytball with steem reputition or not?

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The rewards for linking your Byteball wallet with your Steem user is still available. There's no set end date for that campaign.

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Permission to post my link to claim free GBytes.

Please download the GByte wallet and proceed with attestation.
https://steem-byteball.org/#TXSPBELFC4KDMCDZCW4H3BV4WCUGUBTY

I'll be more than glad to assist you with the whole process. Please feel free to post a message to any of my blogs so we can proceed to the comprehensive step by step. Thank you. With your reputation you will gain $20 worth of GBytes but the number of GBytes varies. Let me know asap. Thanks!

Can any kind person help out with 10mb? I don't wanna miss this.

WGO7HLLKZQID7BBULDD7PHKE4AZFBDMG

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Just crunch Word Community Grid for 4 days on a regular PC and you will receive 10 million from Byteball itself. You even support science doing so!

Check out this link: https://medium.com/byteball/computing-for-good-again-3795336bdaed

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Thanks for this information. Will check it out.
@parejan, how do I get rewarded?
how do I link byteball wallet?

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In the medium link provided above it is explaned in detail how to connect the Byteball wallet. In case of issues, just let us know.

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Horrible suggestion man. Drained all my bandwidth.

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I'm not sure what you mean with "Drained all my bandwith". In case you are on a metered internet connection this could be an issue indeed but if you have unlimited access this shouldn't be.

WCG will consume around 250MB per day unless you have a PC with a lot of cores. I can imagine that for the start-up it will consume a bit more to load all information but then it will be around 250MB spread over 24h

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Don't have unlimited internet. Thanks anyway.

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Are you sure you can get that amount of Byteball for 4 days???

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Hello to every active steemians out there who was able to utilize the power of #GByte and #Byteball the previous month up to this day. I am so thankful for this opportunity to gain some coins and cash it out in fiat thru exchangers. But thanks to @ankarlie for assisting me all the way.

I am so thrilled with this another opportunity for us to claim another few rounds of GBYTE. I'll be submitting my entry with the real analysis of my own experience I had the time I did the attestation.

I am honest and transparent to let everyone know that I maxed out all my available funds when I liquidated my GBytes. I will be more than glad to buy 25 million bytes in exchange of Steem/SBD for me to be able to participate.

I also welcome any other coins. Peer to peer is still definitely convenient if we are in a platform immersed with full trust among any other members of the community.

I'll be more than willing to send SBD/steem first for the one who will send me at least 30 million Bytes.

For reference here is my GByte ID which is also attested on my steemit account.

TXSPBELFC4KDMCDZCW4H3BV4WCUGUBTY

Please calculate the amount in steem/SBD for 40 million Bytes so that at least the one who will process the transaction will be compensated for this peer2peer process.

Thank you.

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Just crunch Word Community Grid for around 10 days on a regular PC and you will receive around 25 million from Byteball itself. You even support science doing so!

Check out this link: https://medium.com/byteball/computing-for-good-again-3795336bdaed

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Thanks for this info. :) Checking it out now

I didn't attested byteball till now.. Can i still get free bytes?

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Give me your byteball address and I'll send you 60,000 bytes to pay for your validation.
My discord user name, if you want : Deadzy#3449

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Referral rewards are determined by the referral link clicked by the attesting user (provided he didn't block cookies in his browser) and it's now free to attest your Steem username with the bot :)

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Due to problems with my mobile phone, I lost the information in my wallet, can I recover my account? I had to reinstall the application but I get balance 00. I appreciate your help and answer @punqtured

It is with great pleasure that I submit this use case to the jury, thanks for the opportunity @byteball.org. You will find that I have two main use cases, one already 32 days into proof of concept (and working well):

Byteball Use-a-Thon: The GB to STEEM Exchange - Our Working Concept is 30+ Days Into Testing

I am confident that we can work symbiotically to bring value to GBYTE and STEEM while providing services that are easy to understand and simple enough for anyone to use. I offer another reupuation based services use case as well which we fully intend to develop, so I would love the input of the team, if possible! ✌️😎

indeed #Byteball is amazing.

It's their anyone how can send me millions of byte

奖金很高啊!

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