Steem Use-a-Thon by Byteball - Weekly update 1

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In case you missed the announcement of the contest please do yourself a favor and check it out. There is no deadline for entering the contest, and it's super easy too. See the announcement for details on how to join.

First weekly update

Each week, we will post an update to help participants and interested bystanders follow the contest as it progresses. It is also the post where the winner of the weekly 1 GBYTE award for best progress/most interesting update will be announced.

When launching a contest like this, to users with whom we have no direct way of communication, it’s always exciting to see how it gets received.

Competing for the 10 GBYTE grand prize

Even though the contest is still in its early stages there are already seven participants who have joined the race to claim the total of 22 GBYTEs in prize money. There are indications that more will follow over the course of the next few weeks. The winners will be announced at the beginning of October.

Four of the existing contestants have already made blog posts about their projects, and the Byteball team is thrilled to see their creativity and innovation.

In order to be considered for the weekly award for best update, contestants need to share a blog post about their progress, preferably in a way allowing both experienced Steem users and “outsiders” to understand the ideas and see the benefits of the project.

The contestants

The contestants and other relevant info is continually kept up to date on the Use-a-Thon wiki page.

There you can see that the four Steemians that posted updates are @lightsplasher, @grow-pro, @drsensor and @genievot.


@lightsplasher provides a use case introducing an alternative way to sell votes in a way that allows a vote to be bound to certain conditions by the use of Byteball smart contracts.
@grow-pro along with his partner @Jackmiller have already proven their use case is sustainable and has real-world application by providing a Bytes-Steem exchange service reducing much of the hassle for users when exchanging between the two assets.
@drsensor introduces an idea that would enable easy and convenient outsourcing of tasks and subsequent rewarding of contributors by use of Byteball Smart Contracts enabling trust between two unknown or sometimes anonymous parties on GitHub/GitLab.
@genievot’s idea is to develop a new freelancing platform bringing together project owners and contributors. Using the Byteball platform makes it possible to reduce the heavy fees of existing solutions.
The above explanations are intentionally kept very short and we highly suggest people following this Use-a-Thon read their articles to fully grasp the ingenious ideas the contestants have come up with so far. Here are links to the relevant blog posts

Determining the weekly winner for best update

It’s important to underline the fact that the actual ideas and use cases won’t be assessed before the end of the competition. Therefore, the weekly award of 1 GB doesn’t take the concrete projects into account but solely focuses on the quality of the update posts from the contestants.

To what extent are they able to capture the reader’s imagination?
How good are they at describing their ideas in an engaging and interesting way?
How easy are they to understand for normal users?
And finally, how did the contestants manage to maintain a logical structure to their project posts?

The jury had a rough time, since the entries were overall super high quality. We voted and reached a decision on who should be awarded the 1 GB September 2nd weekly award for the best post, and the winner is:

@Genievot





Here is the 1 GB award being paid to his registered account.
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And the corresponding Byteball transaction unit

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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Hello there!

I'm very keen on following the use-a-thon, and it's great to see some of the ideas proposed. We, at Utopian, are great supporters of this project and of the use-a-thon itself.

I do have some issues with the post itself, some mild corrections that could make a good post awesome. Let's get into it.

  • "Even though the contest is still in its early stages there are already seven participants who have joined the race to claim the total of 22 GBYTEs in prize money." This is a super long sentence, unbroken by any comma. Plus, the wording "there are already seven" is a bit clunky. Proposed edit: "Even though the contest is still in its early stages, seven participants have already joined the race to claim the total of 22 GBYTEs in prize money."

  • "preferably in a way allowing" would be better as "preferably in a way that allows"

  • "@grow-pro along with his partner @Jackmiller have already proven their use case is sustainable and has real-world application by providing a Bytes-Steem exchange service reducing much of the hassle for users when exchanging between the two assets." This, again, is a super long sentence with no commas. I would break it up. For instance: "@grow-pro, along with his partner @Jackmiller, have already proven their use case is sustainable and has real-world application: They provided a Bytes-Steem exchange service, reducing much of the hassle for users when exchanging between the two assets."

These are not huge issues. This is a good post, which I was happy to read. I make these comments in the spirit of constantly striving for better.

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Thanks for the excellent points. Not being a native english speaker myself, i had one of the other jurors read it through and correct errors. He's a former teacher from the UK.
The points you made are definitely relevant though, so I'll pass it on to him ;-)

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Thank you for your review, @didic!

So far this week you've reviewed 17 contributions. Keep up the good work!

Congratulations, @genievot! Nicely done. As a freelancer, myself, I can appreciate a platform that utilizes smart contracts. Not getting paid should be a thing of the past for freelancers in the coming years.

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High-five 😎👍

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thank you :)

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Hi can I still do the steel attestion?

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Hi @josefpius, you can still claim your bytes!
If you need assistance claiming, feel free to contact me here or on Discord (grow-pro#2163). The attestation fee has been removed so all you need is a wallet download link. I also have a step-by-step tutorial on how to claim your airdrop, if you are interested: How to Claim Your Byteball Airdrop • Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial + How to Find Your Referral Bonus Link. Best luck and may the Byteball be with you ✌️😎

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Sure is! If you need assistance claiming, feel free to contact me here or on Discord. The attestation fee has been removed so all you need is a wallet download link. I also have a step-by-step tutorial on how to claim your airdrop, if you are interested: How to Claim Your Byteball Airdrop • Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial + How to Find Your Referral Bonus Link. Best luck and may the Byteball be with you ✌️😎

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I've used your referral link and did all the steps but the wallet still shows o bytes

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It should show your balance now, it seems to have worked because I received the alert in the wallet:
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Half of your balance will be liquid (spendable) and the other half will remain locked until July 13, 2019. Let me know if you are still having issues and we can get that figured out. Thanks for using my link. Don't forget to copy your referral link so you can earn some extra bytes! Thanks again

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it worked in the end. didn't know you had to wait so long

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Do you still exchange bytes for steem because I didn't get a reply to my comment trying to replace bytes with steem

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Sorry about that @calatorulmiop, I have been displaced from my home for over 5 weeks due to flood damage so I am living out of a backpack and have limited access to a computer at the moment.

How much GB would you like to convert? I might be able to help you depending upon the size of the exchange.

Thanks again for the friendly reminder and we are sorry for the delay!

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Oh gosh sorry to hear that, I hope you have insurance and that the damage is not that bad. The sum is 265,013,386 bytes. Thanks!

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We do have insurance, but they are covering less than 1/3 of the costs 😓
I wonder if they'd accept 1/3 of the premium payment from now on..haha

.2650 GB at current exchange rate is 17.90 STEEM

I am unable to meet the request with my STEEM currently, however, I have contacted my pal @jackmiller to see if he can fulfill your request. Sorry about the inconvenience, my friend. Hoping to be back in action soon!

You can monitor the exchange rate here:
https://currencio.co/gbyte/steem/

Either Jack or I will update you on how to begin the exchange once I have confirmed we have the STEEM to initiate it. We are hoping to automate this process in the near future, so we appreciate everyone's patience as we 'dial' in this market service. THANKS AGAIN!!!

hello my name is anderson from venezuela. new on this site. I would love to participate ... what do I have to do?

got some free byteball and I have a slight problem to put it on binance. It still not accepting depositing of byteball.

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Byteball is not listed on Binance.

Hello @punctured
I am looking for an article to know how to use Byteball for an ICO. Can you please provide one link ?

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It's really straightforward to issue a token on the Byteball platform. For thorough information on the ICO capabilities of Byteball, please see this presentation that has contact details on the last slide.

Another source of great information is the Byteball Wiki which has a great article on creating your own assets on the platform.

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Great ! Thank you.

Nice

Welcome to steemit. Nice to meet you

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An incredible concept with a good presentation