From zero to "HERO" ($25,000 in crypto prizes)

in #contest5 years ago (edited)

Because I pride myself on being

There,

..............at the beginning of "The Stories You Love"

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...<3
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(photo credit: https://steemit.com/sports/@mariossap/a-beautiful-trail-running-race-in-loutraki-greece-gerania-vertical-kilometer )

and,

Because (along with hundreds, even thousands, of crypto enthusuiasts from around the world)

I plan on being THERE,

.........at the starting line:

The Gerania Vertical Kilometer Trail Race

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(photo credit: https://steemit.com/art/@sofi-m/open-door-original-sculpture-by-sofi-m-201767t0219591z )

in Loutraki, Greece

(The crypto-friendliest place on Earth)

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And

I am donating

!!! $25,000 in crypto (steem, SBD, bitUSD, bts, and hero) !!!

Distributed amongst the three best times, and amongst ALL finishers who stay the course!

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(Ancient Greek gold coins - photo taken during Athens Meetup last weekend)
https://steemit.com/life/@skapaneas/1st-steemit-athens-meetup-a-small-photographic-glance-of-the-event
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https://steemit.com/steemit/@terrybrock/build-your-steemit-power-through-meet-ups
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https://steemit.com/blog/@tikotiko/1st-athens-steemeet-a-day-to-remember
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https://steemit.com/photography/@mariandavp/1st-athens-steemit-beautiful-people-from-greece-and-around-the-world

A beautiful trail running race in Loutraki, Greece:

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(Loutraki, photo credit: @twiceuponatime

Gerania Vertical Kilometer

https://steemit.com/sports/@mariossap/a-beautiful-trail-running-race-in-loutraki-greece-gerania-vertical-kilometer

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ENTHUSIASM!

(please upvote and re-steem this post!)


(photo credit: https://steemit.com/sports/@mariandavp/going-the-distance-by-mariandavp )

Brought to you by @onceupontime

Please Upvote and Follow me (I know where I'm going) :-)!

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Bonus:

P.S. 10 bts to every unique person who replies to this post within the next 7 days with the words "Upvoted" and his/her bitshares address in the format bts: onceuponatime (as in bts: youracountname) www.bitshares.org

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You are the true champion @onceuponatime!

You've solidified your status as a crypto legend and master promoter of all things graphene! Oh, and did I say unbelievably generous!

I'm always anxious to have more BitShares as it is still crypto's true rising star!

Bts: cusknee

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STEEM ON!

My BitShare account name is b242011

"P.S. 10 bts to every unique person who replies to this post
within the next 7 days
with the words "Upvoted" and his/her bitshares address in the format bts: onceuponatime (as in bts: youracountname) www.bitshares.org"

So, you are about two months late for that offer - but stay tuned, there will be more in the future!

Hi @kus-knee i followed and resteemed your recent post. Congratulation @onceuponatime i also resteemed your post :)

Ohh, I want to run from states to that race, i am always big fan of Bitshares. I love that wallet, sophisticated and so easy to use, anyway cheers for the race also. good luck @onceuponatime for your effort for this wonderful post

Was that the Thasos Island on the photos ? just love it :)

Man I wish I could be running that race! A little heads up next time and I'll grab a ticket to Greece or wherever!! ;)

Upvoted bts: lovejoy

The race isn't until September. Stop off here to get acclimatized before Steemfest.

Ahh ha!
http://www.verticalkilometer.gr/
This looks like something a person should train for... ;)

Loutraki, the crypto-friendliest place on Earth, has an awful lot of other attraction going for it too. And I do know a few graphene people here who would be glad to meet/see you again. Quite a few lol

It's a regular graphene colony.

Ok, I'm strongly considering the trip. :) I'll keep you posted!

Hmmmmmmmm! Intriguing... I move out of my place on 8/31 ... i wonder.

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STEEM ON!

Wow didn't see this coming! Resteemed 😉

I rent out my crystal ball by the minute, hour, or day (for you, special price).

I warn you though, the hard part is knowing what questions to ask :-)

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Bravo! Upvoted and re-steemed!!!

I was born in greece and greek was my first language but i am forgetting cos i was still a boy when i left greece and no memories of it but seriously, if steemfest happens by a miracle, i will definitely touch greece in the process! From your thumbnail, you always appeared to me like a young boy, but now i grasp you are better and many things are explained. I won't lie i am your fan. Deep down i want to ask you to please look at all that has been building on #steemgigs or #steemgig for some months now. All been manual and really hard, to grow the tag but here is the whole vision in an old post:
https://steemit.com/growth-projects/@steemgigs/steemit-growth-projects-steemgigs-bringing-the-beauty-of-the-steem-blockchain-and-decentralization-to-the-limelight-using-fun

We are pushing it all slowly. Primary aim is to reach 5,000 steemgigs and many long term goals even with viva crowns, though i am not very sure how i will integrate that in the future but basically, i am looking to support people who post a steemgig, with some tangible upvotes and keep them going. With is we will be able to build the most awesome community on steemit, where we practically know each other and help each other build dreams and create vision from day one. We go the path of steemgigs posts because we know what 5,000 steemgigs posts will do for the beauty, thus, organic growth of steem in the search engines. The community is already approaching 150 steemians and we are already the gather the most creative steemians, including a dev-request centre with almost 10 developers. It is a beauty. I really want you to be part of this! Look at our discord server when you have time: https://discord.gg/wWrnSXK
I am @surpassinggoogle on all chats! You can also see @steemgigs here on steemit!

Thank you for the last gift of 10$ in bitshares. For that one, it was kus-knee that was kind enough to tell me to come here.
This time however, i was here on my own and my bitshares name is:

surpassing-google

Upvoted!

Thank you very much. As I am now working 20 hour days on current projects, I can't take on anything new just yet. I will be in Mexico in early August to consult with the VIVA team and perhaps we could arrange a conference call at that time. And then meet in person at either the Loutraki event in September of Steemfest II in Portugal in November.

Okay great! Thank you for your response and for going through my long comment. We still have a long way to go with VIVA and all and hopefully we get to see in Greece and Steemfest! Your boy Terry.

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Sounds like a great experience. Count me in! I have upvoted it and resteemed!

This is amazing... giving crypto prizes to the winners is an excellent idea for bringing new people on board.

Upvoted! Also bts: robrigo :)

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@onceuponatime I was searching for an upcoming run to motivate me for summer training and you just gave me an extra motivation!
I will have this in mind for sure!
If Loutraki becomes popular among crypto enthusiasts we can think and propose a deal to the local casino for some crypto games ;)

Upvoted bts: kouloumos1

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I just returned from Mykonos... It really seems Loutraki is the world capital of crypto's... I ll try to attend. This is going on my facebook page. Maybe more people would like to participate. Re- steemed.

Facebook, oh, wow! You're getting paid on two social media sites? You must be getting very rich!

Just kidding, lol

Thank you for posting @onceuponatime.

'Upvoted'

bts: sweep3

All the best to your project. Cheers.

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Thank you for your reply @onceuponatime.

How very kind of you......thank you for the BTS.

Wishing you all the best on your endeavor. Steem On. Cheers.

Thank you for the BTS.....has it already been sent?......Perhaps bleujay is looking in the wrong place.....it does not seem to be showing up......at cryptofresh.com or at openledger.io.

Apologies for the trouble.

All the best to your endeavor. Cheers.

Sounds fun....too bad we can't make it...

upvoted bts: tcalbmed2017

As an aside, I'm a complete newbie to all of this (and rather feel like an old "fudderdudder"). I've been hearing about it, but haven't ventured anywhere near this. But now I have set up an account! (Hopefully it works, I still have 3 dots circling under my name). I will have read up on how to back up a wallet, and what in the world brainkey and bin files. But, onwards and upwards! 😉

If you take the time to learn about it now, you are ahead of 99.99999% of the world, and you will be VERY well off very soon!

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Looks exciting, all the best for the race. and great that you're donating such a good amount for a nice cause. more power to you :)

Upvoted bts: jznsamuel-23

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Thank you @onceuponatime for this, very kind of you. This is my first BTS so it's very special!
Appreciate what you do, and continue being awesome!

pairmike - Upvoted

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You're living life to the fullest, I love all your posts lol.. I'm opening a bitshares now thanks to you...cheers!

Wow, great initiative! Just the fact that you are promoting healthy lifestyle deserves a mention, but you are also making the #crypto family to do stuff together. I believe that if the right people have enough power in BTC they will change the world, it is already happening and will be spectacular in the future. Enjoy the trails!

Wow. Amazing!

nice

I upvoted since it's a good initiative. I wish you the very best brother. At the moment not looking for anything in return. Cheers!!!!

This is crazy, 6km length, 1km height. I must participate that one. Have finished one 10k and one 15k but none with a height. Thousands of bitshare seems meaningless compared to this race. Waiting for details about that race.

Looks a wonderful experience in Greece! You are simply the best, @onceuponatime ! I have to say that you are very generous person and a legend in the crypto world!!!
Upvoted

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Great!!! Thanks so much, @onceuponatime ! Have a nice day and steem on! :D

This is great!

Judging from the pictures, it will be like an amazing race on a very beautiful island of Greece... Magnificent location.

Since I trust in the path you are forging, I surely "Uprooted" you and here's the official bts: eric-boucher

Thanks a bunch for everything you are doing to make the dreams of cryptocurrencies rise. All for one and one for all! Namaste :)

"Upvoted"
bts: virtual-growth
Once upon a time @onceuponatime shared wealth... :)

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Upvoted bts: biziwiththetrade34

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I hope that crystal ball in your hand already shows me as the winner :P
Upvoted bts: tfllkushk

I'm sorry but I'm getting: "Unknown account" for bts: tfllkushk Did you perhaps spell it wrong? I tried copying and pasting it in several times but always with the same "Unknown account" result.

Hi , My apologies .. Tha account name is bts: tfllkshk .. Sorry doing this for the first time .

10 bts sent to your account! One needs to be very careful when using crypto. I sent 1000 bitUSD to the wrong account once! I cried, but that didn't help. Some jerk has made an account name that looked almost like the exchanges's name, just off by one letter.

What .. that must have felt really bad ... I will follow your advice with all my heart .. Will make sure to check every thing thrice before executing anything in crypto.

Upvoted bts: exp-mine

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Wow I would love to go running in Greece:)

Upvoted and Re-steemed. My bts: kichen1984

Also I have followed you and I'm running a small contest of my own. Would love for you to participate in mine as well. https://steemit.com/contest/@kichen/mirror-city-contest-guess-the-city-20-sbd-for-the-winner

I'll follow you and take a look when my workload allows. I've been putting in 20 hour days for weeks.

Never got any bitshares in my account, did you run out before I chimed in or did they go to the wrong account?

just saw the post below

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Wish I could jump into that blue water right now.

Voted, bts: yourship

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Thanks for all you do @onceuponatime.

Amazing energy I see coming from your post here great job @onceuponatime!!
I'm not able to travel, but knowing people like you are out there is a great inspiration! Hope everyone that goes, has a great time thru all of it,
check me out @larutanton
and thanks for the heads up on http://bitshares.org
Bts: z3driver

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Your very kind, thanks a ton😁

upvoted
bts: ala-qrab

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Upvoted
bts: anonimau5

Thanks!

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Thank you for your generosity!

thank you for sharing

upvote done man.

If there were a bitshares parade, you would be the guy throwing out candy, that is the image I have in my head now :)

thank you for sharing

Great, I Upvoted and re-steemed. Since its the seventy day. I love free gift.

BTS: saint-opic

thanks

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Thanks so many and apology for the post I made on this thread again.

Nice I hope every one becoems like u :*

Thanks for sharing.I upvoted...my bts is practical-eric5

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Thank you very much @onceuponatime I do appreciate the 10 bts, am grateful for the blessing. May you get 10x more :)

Hi @onceuponatime thanks for your generosity and sharing information. I'm so glad you know where your going lol. I upvoted and followed and set up at bitshares bts: jlb75. Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it.. I'm a noob still learning

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Thanks @onceuponatime for your generosity. If I have any questions I'll let you know. I'm still learning my way around :)

Upvoted=)) bts:natasmr196888

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THK, @onceuponatime. I'm touched. Good Luck To You=)

Wow! This is excellent @onceuponatime I am going to have to check out bitshares now.

$25,000 worth prizes! That's humongous!!

Upvoted bts: siddartha1492

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Wow, thanks!!

lead the way @onceuponatime. from zero to hero!

Upvoted bts: evelyn-09

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Wow, I wish I was in Greece. The scenery looks stunning! Heck, I'd even drag my tired fat body through a race for a chance to win. LOL
Upvoted
bts: meredith-1999

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Upvoted bts: finance2nomad

Great initiative as always! Thanks so much.

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WOW!!, This is indeed Phenomenal :)
BIG Congratulations to you
From Zero to Hero :)
Congrats @onceponatime

You are a true champion man @onceuponatime i have upvoted it and it os really really nice post you are doing a great job on @steemit ..keep going brother .

Kindly visit @naseerbhat upvote resteem and follow
Thank you

Good luck to all of you. I will not play.

Woow, so generous. gracias

Upvoted bts: eric-dyce

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Gracias amigo..... I'm actually amazed

well done! great video i would love to run in the race but dont think i can get to greece. upvoted :)

Guys make sure you read his instructions, I as well as others missed an important reply @onceuponatime posted below that will affect wether you get bts or not. "In the format "Upvoted bts: username" OR NO CIGAR!

No exceptions. Do not add or take away any wording from that format. Nothing I need to automate this as much as possible or it will take me hundreds of hours to just send out the 10bts to each person who can't follow the simple instructions but still expects some."

congratulation , its realy you are really champion !!,,,, what i can doing for to be lik you ??

I hope everyone will be able to support you .... like the picture below
What can you do ... That's the best for me @lenouarhakim”.
Thank @fahrullah

thanks my friend @fahrullah :) i will do everything for be able

Upvoted bts: mikin22
following

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Wow, steady...

You're a generous man onceuponatime. Upvoted and following.
bts: cupids-guitar

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That is so cool, I love that area of the world! Have fun on the race. :P Upvoted, followed, and resteemed.

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In the format "Upvoted bts: username" OR NO CIGAR!

No exceptions. Do not add or take away any wording from that format. Nothing I need to automate this as much as possible or it will take me hundreds of hours to just send out the 10bts to each person who can't follow the simple instructions but still expects some.

Wow. Cool. Unfortunately I will not run 🏃 in Greece 🇬🇷 but the idea is really cool!!!

I'd love to run in Greece. It'd be like the first Olympics!

I hope you can get that thing automated because I still haven't seen any btc in my account. I tried to share how to post it correctly for others and they seem to have started doing so.

I have not done the first batch of spends of 10bts to the accounts yet. It will go out within 24 hours and notification to "check your wallet" will also be given as a reply to your comment.

Thank you for sharing my friend. Upvoted!

This is so great, thank you for sharing
@fahrullah

Am so sorry that am very late i admit this, @surpassinggoogle ask me to comment now because i just set up my bitshares account....my bts is CAPTAIN-PHILIPS

simply amazing , you are a great person , that you're donating such a good amount for a love . may God bless you with more wealth , better health ,and power to make others successful .
pls visit my small home of wellness i write posts on yoga & the3things .i am sure you will like .

Upvoted bts: my-brp

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Amazing @onceuponatime ! People like you are truly special in this world.
Looking forward to an update on how delighted the race participants were!
Upvoted + Resteemed!
New to this crypto thingy, but signed up for the bitshares thing to test it out :)
Upvoted bts: nico-share

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upvoted
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im a minnow steemian I dabble in crypto currency i have a #coinbase wallet but this seems way more convenient to have this bitshare wallet thanks alot for the new info and help navigating this new and exciting community upvoted bts:wm2313

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thanks @onceuponatime for introducing me to this excellent platform im still trying to get acclimated but it will be beneficial for sure .. thanks again for holding up your end of the deal

I've got a (pretty athletic) mate who is backpacking through Europe at the moment and is just awakening to crypto's, I've forwarded this on to him - would be a good kickstarter! ;)

Also unrelated this is my first steemit post (yay)

I'm not sure if it's been 7 days or if I scrape in but upvoted;

bts: dnlskt

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