Who Wants to Live Furever?

Hello again my fellow Quarriors! With a little over a week left, this contest from the makers of CryptoKitties has garnered a lot of attention within Quarry, and I just wanted to take a moment to double-down on my claim: If Quarry wins this cat, 100% of proceeds from the sale will go to all of you!

If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s easy and only requires your email. Use my referral code, here: http://swee.ps/GTGRBBDQQ

How much could it be worth?

Hard to say, I’ve used a conservative estimate of $500, but it’s likely going to be worth much more than that.

Even if we don’t win, I highly encourage everyone to sign-up. We all have a chance to claim this little guy — no matter how small — and if you’re not big into CryptoKitties, here’s a little explanation for how it all works:

CryptoKitties is a game centered around breedable, collectible, and oh-so-adorable creatures we call CryptoKitties! Each cat is one-of-a-kind and 100% owned by you; it cannot be replicated, taken away, or destroyed. It’s is one of the world’s first games to be built on blockchain technology—the same breakthrough that makes things like Bitcoin and Ethereum possible. Bitcoin and ether are cryptocurrencies but CryptoKitties are crypto-collectibles. You can buy, sell, or trade your CryptoKitty like it was a traditional collectible, secure in the knowledge that blockchain will track ownership securely.

https://www.cryptokitties.co

So why is this contest a big deal?

This cat will be ‘Gen 0’, meaning that its traits could be highly valuable to the CryptoKitties community. Breeding is one way to make some solid ETH on their platform, and the more rare the more valuable the more money each one will go for. It all reminds me of the Beanie Babies fad in the ’90s.

Also, if Quarry wins this cat — I will do my best to use doge as the image inspiration… it’s all dependent on whether they’d let me do that or not.

Just your daily dose of the immortal Freddie Mercury of Queen

Becoming a Top Quarrior

It’s time to reveal some Quarry secrets! Some of you already know how to hit high in the leaderboard pretty consistently (looking at you Sarozz!), but I’m sure there are many of you out there thinking ‘How does he do it?!’ — Well, read on my Quarriors! Read on!

UP-VOTING / POSTING

Timing

The time of day matters, always. This is true for every social media platform (Facebook and Reddit being good examples). In Quarry, this phenomena is increased because of the Quota limitation.

Simply stated: Every Quarrior’s quota is refreshed on a static schedule. So, if timing up-votes and posts for before the quota refresh occurs can guarantee a nice lift to your posts. This, however, is countered by the time of day in which users are most likely to be browsing Quarry for news. In the USA, this is most often after lunch time (12:00 to 3:00pm) and before bed (8:00 to 10:00pm).

Quality Over Quantity

Spamming up-votes and posts won’t help you. Up-voting quality content and sparking discussions is one of the keys to getting continual up-votes and lasting buzz on posts.

Read up on posting etiquette in Quarry, here.

Followers

Put your following to work! Give them interesting things to read and discuss. This one should be a no-brainer.

Stakes

This is the most easily influenced factor. The more ROX held, the more stakes received when up-voting and posting. The main reason @Sarozz has such a high proficiency for getting onto the top 5 of the leaderboard daily is due to the high amount of Locked ROX he has.

Where did he get those?

He linked his steemit account, which had a relatively large amount of Steem Power, to Quarry. In essence, he’s a whale, and whatever he up-votes will receive a large amount of influence in the calculation.

Read up on stakes, here.

The Crypto Winds Are Blowing

Hey everyone, the cryptocurrency market as a whole has been taking some topsy-turvy turns, and I just wanted to give a quick update on where our developmental heads are at and which way Quarry is moving.

So far, we’ve been largely unaffected by the downturn in blockchain. For the last few months, since the beginning of November, we’ve been running an experiment. Essentially, we wanted to test how much we could drive the Quarry community by incentivizing growth through in-app activity and redeeming ROX for ETH. While we can’t argue with the results, that this type of promotion definitely increases installs and drives the community forward, we’ve found that negatives far outweigh the positives and that the direction this drives towards is not one in which we would like to go.

For these reasons — and a few others — we will be discontinuing the withdraw and ROX for ETH functionality in the Quarry app, effective immediately. We will honor currently pending withdraws (those dated before January 15th).

In future updates, we will be pivoting in a new direction, one that is more centered around building an intrinsically motivated community focused on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency news.

As a little teaser and to clue you all in on what that direction will be, our biggest goal is the development and completion of ROX as a trad-able token. The symbol may change, since the ROX symbol is already taken, but the rest will remain mostly the same.

Stay tuned, and here’s to 2019 being the year of the Quarrior!

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Scam or not: BTC GAIN

Thanks for tuning in for another segment of Scam or Not — and this time, user Jayesh Jaiswal has asked me to check out an “investment” opportunity from a company called BTC GAIN.

Let me just start off by saying this website is SCAM AF!

How do I know? Thank you so much for asking!

REAL OR FAKE: BTC GAIN

As always, first glance of the site appears to show everything in working order, but that vibrating ‘+REGISTRATION NOW’ button makes me uncomfortable. Could be nothing, but typically investment offerings steer clear of these kinds of conversion tactics to build good will.

Scrolling a little further and reading the text, it’s all very poorly written and none of the site content is definitively created by this company. Their main video is from a clearly different content creator and doesn’t talk about how any of this works, just about BTC in general. So, where’s the proof that this ‘investment’ company can generate returns? It gets better…/s

Their proof is a simple, static, embedded spreadsheet… 🤦

Don’t even get me started on the image of Hong Kong certification and English / Russian translation at the top of the page (Russian doesn’t work btw).

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

🛑 Red flag #1

FORCING REGISTRATION

Just like with my previous post — Scam or not: Free-Litecoin.com — I absolutely HATE having to create an account just to see what something is all about, and here we have this website doing exactly that. No actual proof, nothing on the main page, and links either go straight to home or to locations on the site that have no content (Investors / Partners). This is a bad sign.

⚠️ Yellow flag #1

COOKIE CUTTER WEBSITE

This website feels like it was purchased as a template. A lot of the links go to seemingly legit pages, but the content feels like it was written for something else. There is very little customization, and the biggest clue is that the ‘Terms of Service’ has leftover text from possibly a previous version of the site.

I can’t give this a red flag, because I don’t believe anything is bad regarding templates. But it is certainly a warning sign for a company that claims 3 years of experience.

🛑 Red flag #2

TERRIBLE ENGLISH

I’m not confident they’re even trying to have good English. The main site, before navigation, is okay — minor mistakes here and there — but once you actually try to understand what’s written, it gets pretty bad. Really drives home the feeling that the front-end section of the site was purchased, and not developed.

🛑 Red flag #3

SEARCH INFORMATION SAYS SCAM

Can’t find a lot of information about this website, so not many people are talking about it… meaning not many people are making any money. There is NO legitimate payment proof out there, and this forum discusses their payout mechanism in small detail, but the best exit scams have significant payment proof.

This one appears to allow withdraw to a certain extent in order to entice you to deposit more.

TL;DR: 3🛑 + 1⚠️ — VERY LIKELY A SCAM

If you’ve already put some money into this, I highly recommend withdrawing whatever they will allow and get the hell out.

What do you guys think? Leave your comments below and tell me about any other ‘offers’ you would like for me to check out.