Collectable Rocks Are Coming To Steem: Bid For The First Collectable Rock "Genesis"

in #steem-engine3 years ago (edited)

Do you like rocks? I like rocks. They don't need to be fed, they're always happy to see you and they don't take up as much space as a child or real pet do. This is why I am happy to report that you can now own your own collectable rocks on the Steem blockchain.

Collectable Rocks?

Have you lost your marbles, Beggars? Haha, no, but I have lost my rocks.

Baddum tss

Each rock will be unique, featuring its own unique design and attributes. No two rocks will be the same. This is your chance to own your own digital tokenised rock. How many other people can say they own an NFT rock? Forget Bitcoin, it's a shitcoin in comparison to Collectable Rocks.

How It All Works

Collectable rocks will be issued as one of a kind type item as Steem Engine NFT's. You will eventually be able to buy and trade them on the SE market as well as through the website - right now, the finishing touches are being put on the marketplace to buy rocks.

Where things are different like a game such as Splinterlands, is this is not a game. They are collectables. You can only buy a rock once, like a piece of art. Once a rock is purchased, it is no longer available. However, future plans could include some kind of rock game, I have no idea what that would look like, but rock battling could be fun.

Although image assets will live in file storage that is not decentralised, you will be given the option to download a high-resolution image of your collectable rock so you own the actual image file should anything happen to the storage version (doubtful given it's Amazon S3).

While the website and platform are completed, you will be manually transferred the Genesis rock from my beggars account. The website has been purchased and will live at this domain (so bookmark it):

The First Collectable Rock: Genesis

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Hello, there little guy. This is Steemit, Steemit this is Genesis.

The first collectable rock in existence. The dawn of a new era, the beginning of the rock lineage. The biggest of all rocks, no other rock will ever be this big.

Genesis is part of a pre-launch collection of rocks. Only a handful of pre-launch rocks will be available before the launch collection takes its place with a suite of new rocks.

How Do I Bid?

Leave a comment below with how much you want to pay. Accepted currencies for bidding are either STEEM or ENG tokens. Because ENG tokens are the equivalent of Steem on the Steem Engine platform it makes sense.

Leave a bid below in the following way:

Bid 100 ENG

Bid 100 STEEM

The auction will run for a week from the 21/01/2020 (start now) to 28/01/2020 (Australian time). The winner will receive their NFT after payment has been sent and confirmed after the winning bid. If the winner does not pay, the second-highest bid (and so on) will be chosen.

Pro-tip for bidders: ENG tokens are currently on the market for around 50% of STEEM. So, if you bid with ENG tokens you can get them off the market quite cheap here.

Resteems are also very welcome and highly appreciated <3


Bid 2 ENG

Collectable rocks will be issued as one of a kind type item as Steem Engine NFT's. mean they aren’t actually NFTs...or Steem tokens at all?

Why don’t I just grab a rock from outside and paint a face on it? Will save me 100 ENG that I’ll never ever ever “own.”

amirite? :)

People would buy just about anything these days. I thought he was trolling when i read the post initially but thr are actual bids.

Why don’t I just grab a rock from outside and paint a face on it?

Then u will have something tangible for ur money. How will we go to moon with that thought process.

Definitely no trolling here. This is serious. You can own a collectable rock on the Steem blockchain. Dreams really do come true.

Collectable Rocks are NFT's. What I mean is, each ROCK NFT will actually be its own unique item. You own the asset on the blockchain, it's yours. It's no different than owning 1 Bitcoin or 1 STEEM. It's a data representation of something.

How many rocks can I get for a !BEER


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You can play many games with rocks in real life.

For example, consider the following game that one might be able to play with rocks, which might increase the worth of rocks in ways both perceived and real:

When individuals get a package of collectible rocks, they should make it their duty to continue the strength and robusness of the rock as a species. To this end, they should hold rock duels. Taking two rocks between their thumbs and forefingers, they should apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the "loser", and should be burned immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

We might find, in general, the brown and red rocks to be tougher, and the newer blue ones to be genetically inferior. We might hypothesize that the blue rocks as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern rock world. Occasionally one might get a mutation, a rock that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this will prove to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it might give the rock extra strength. In this way, the species might continue to adapt to its environment. When one reaches the end of the pack, they would be left with one rock, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to burn this one as well, one should pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to, along with a 0.001 STEEM note reading, “Please use this rock for breeding purposes.”

A week later they might write back to thank the individual, and send them a token for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain rocks. One might consider this “grant crypto.” One might set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we could discover the True Champion. There can be only one.

There are so many great ideas in this comment to unpack, thank you for taking the time to write all of this down.

I think that ENG is worth about a half a STEEM:

I think STEEMP is worth exactly 1 STEEM.

If we bid and want to bid again, should we edit our bid comment or should we comment again with our new bid?

Good luck with the #collectable-rocks! I collect real rocks so I may bid for this NFT rock. :)

That's right. The current market rate is about 50% of STEEM. So, if people want to bid using ENG, they can get some cheap off the market right now. If you want to bid again, just make a new comment, it'll be easier to keep track of them.

It seems to be a good idea and a pretty fun one I have to say !
Even if your rock is not the most beautiful one it is cute enough to interest a lot of people !
It remind me a bit of crypto kitties or cryptopunk and I think it's a good start to introduce NFTs to Steemit.

lol, 20 steem

Edit: 35 ENG

Technically gold is a shiny if we get in early 20 steem is a bargain...

Bought some gravel for a driveway, and a couple of wedding rings before. Be nice to add a digital rock to collection :)

Bid 100 battle

u got any of that moon rock ?

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