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

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!

Scam or not: Free-Litecoin.com

Since the launch of Quarry, I’ve received a lot of questions from individual Quarriors about the validity of certain programs and giveaways, and I’ve done my best to determine the validity of each one. At times, it can be very difficult to determine whether an offer is real or not on the internet, and when pressured to ACT NOW or that TIME IS LIMITED our fear of missing out can sometimes get the better of us.

So, this segment / post / topic is dedicated to the discussion of these so-called offers and whether or not they’re doing what they claim to be doing, ie: Paying out.

Real or Fake: Free-Litecoin.com

Well, at first glance the site seems okay, but any time someone is offering something ‘free’ — the question becomes: How? Unless it’s some sort of non-profit or government funded agency, revenue and operational costs always apply. So, how is this website benefiting?

The obvious answer here is through transaction fees, but my fear is that something more sinister lurks beneath the surface. Am I the product? Or… am I the prey?

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

🛑 Red flag #1

FORCING REGISTRATION

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 proof, no nothing on the main page, and all links go straight to home. This is a bad sign.

⚠️ Yellow flag #1

RECOMMENDS SPECIFIC HOT WALLET

Hot wallets are breach-able, and knowing where your wallet is located is half the battle. There are a number of fishing techniques that can work out your login and password for hot wallets. The only reason I don’t consider this a red flag is that the website is suggesting a relatively well-known wallet.

I must mention though, it is my opinion they’ve chosen LiteVault for the speed in which setting up a new wallet is possible, and certainly not for the security.

🛑 Red flag #2

TERRIBLE ENGLISH

I’m not confident they’re even trying to have good English. The main site, before login, is okay — minor mistakes here and there — but once you create an account and login it gets pretty bad. At this point in the discovery process I’m feeling like the front-end section of the site was purchased and then customized the member’s section.

⚠️ Yellow flag #2

NO SEARCH INFORMATION

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 some payment proof out there, and this forum discusses it in some small detail, but the best exit scams have significant payment proof.

🛑 Red flag #3

NO READILY AVAILABLE PROOF

The biggest worry I have is the fact that this system is not decentralized. You’re forced to have faith in the system, and can’t checkout their code or contract until you’ve gone through all the work trying it out.

The cynic in me says that this website is designed to gather Litecoin addresses, emails, and potential logins via LiteVault & registration while simultaneously promoting a snowball effect to get more Litecoin via gambling into the system with a main goal of exit scamming.

It does payout, at least for now — and fees do apply.

TL;DR: 3🛑 + 2⚠️ — PROCEED WITH CAUTION

What do you guys think?

Connecting Steemit to Quarry

🎺 CALLING ALL STEEMITEERS! 🎺

Another super-cool feature is finally ready in Quarry from Token Block Friends.

Cross-post from steemit: Available now!

That’s right, we’ve gone and done it. Using SteemConnect, we’ve created a way for steemit users to get a leg-up in Quarry and cross-post from their accounts! This allows for a number of perks, namely bypassing the 1000 ROX post requirement and allowing for easy cross-posting of steemit account content.

Here’s how you do it:

First, simply navigate over to the ‘Account’ tab, and tap on the 3rd button that’s labeled:

‘Get ROX for STEEM POWER’

From there, you’ll see a new screen detailing all the information related to this feature. Tap on ‘Continue’ which will open web view of the SteemConnect page. Here, you need to submit your steemit username and your posting key OR your private key. Heavily recommend using your posting key! Checkout a guide for quickly finding it, here.

What you get — the Perks:

  1. Unlock posting and receive 1000 ROX;
  2. Post directly from steemit into Quarry;
  3. Get ROX for your STEEM POWER (SP);
    • 100 SP or less: +1000 ROX for every 10 SP
    • 101 – 1000 SP: +1000 ROX for every 20 SP
    • 1001 SP or more: +1000 ROX for every 50 SP

THE FINE PRINT

Bound steemit accounts cannot be unbound or linked to any other Quarry account. All ROX generated will be LOCKED and cannot be traded nor exchange.

LOCKED ROX? What are those…

Some big changes are coming down the pipe for how quarriors can use their influence inside the app. Having more ROX when up-voting will determine a number of new outcomes when deciding which posts should receive the most out of the reward pool.

More on that later.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

Bind your steemit account today!

If you’ve never created a steemit account, you can do so here.

Top Quarriors: Nov 15th, 2018

Round Two

Boon Doge here again to announce the names of those among us with more than 10k ROX that contributed most to the app on 11/15/2018. To see the previous day’s post, go here.

Below are the usernames of powerful quarriors along with the amount of ROX to be redeemed for ETH:

Top Up-votes

  1. gww
    • 1,117 ROX
  2. gd
    • 1,758 ROX
  3. follow
    • 865 ROX
  4. Prem
    • 1337 ROX

Top Invites

  1. Eishal
    • 4,351 ROX
  2. mdraselh990
    • 2,127 ROX
  3. Praveen Rathod
    • 1,127 ROX

If you see your username listed above — WAY TO GO — be sure to check into the app and withdraw that ETH! You should have received a notification about withdrawing your ROX, but if you haven’t, navigate over to your Quarry tab to view redemption details.

Also

The first round of ETH cash-outs have been sent! For proof of transaction, please check out the official Quarry public address on etherscan:

https://etherscan.io/address/0xc35496b3d4b5f66b8beb98f14bff0f9b7a6094fd

Congratulations you guys!

If you haven’t seen your name called out yet, keep quarrying-on! Winners are chosen by their in-app activity for posts, up-votes, comments, and invites.

Everyone has a daily chance to reach the top — read up on how to get the most ROX here.