Diving into Blockchain Development

in scoopstakes •  26 days ago 


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So I’ve decided to take the plunge into Blockchain development. It’s an ‘itch’ I’ve been wanting to scratch for a while and now seems the perfect moment.

I’ve been running a sports prediction game on Steem for a while called Scoopstakes. The game is quite simple. Users enter the score predictions for football matches and the entrants with the most correct guesses win.

Sky runs a similar thing with their Super6 game. The BBC do Lawro’s predictions. For Scoopstakes, I wanted a game that was global and rewarded entrants with automated prizes. Big prizes for those at the top of the leaderboard, down to micro-payments for those in lower positions.

I ran a ‘quick-and-dirty’ alpha of Scoopstakes on Steem. Allowing users to enter via comments on blog posts. Overall I took a lot of learning out of the experiment. Particular around the data-flow on the backend. Now I’m ready to take Scoopstakes to the next level, so other the next few months that will be my pet project.


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Hi @nanzo-scoop
I think this is a great idea. Right now games are the most popular use cases for the Steem blockchain. Steemmonsters and Splinterlands are very popular but soccer is the most popular game world-wide and betting on games for prizes is also popular worldwide so I think the one two punch of this idea is amazing and I think it will be successful.
Good luck
@shortsegments

Interestingly this is something I have also wanted to do as I learn how to work with the steem api. I do not have a lot of resources or background in python so I am starting from scratch.

Currently doing a predict 2 win project where you only have two outcomes, then the winners share the pot. Those are my training wheels.

Hoping to see what you come up with.

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Yeah I think I saw you ran the prediction awhile back, where people comment and guess the result nof games, there were mostly English league games hahaha truth was I never got to win. However now that you're bringing the Scoopstakes back, I can't wait to see the whole new changes to it.

I am curious which Blockchain is most suited to this development and is the social aspect one of the crucial factors for the game.