Hey, Gamers! As promised, here are the results of The Gaming Metaverse Writing Contest for Round 1! So, are you one of the 5 winners? Brace yourself and read on!
But first, for those who are reading about the writing contest for the first time, The #Gaming-Metaverse Writing Contest is hosted by HackerNoon in partnership with Sandbox. It is for all the gaming, metaverse, and blockchain enthusiasts out there to write their hearts out and win up to $2000 worth of SAND tokens from our $5800 prize pool each month (August 1st till October 31st).
Now, without further adieu, here are the top 10 story submissions this month that generated the most traffic!
The month of August has been amazing! We thank you all for sending in beautiful stories and raising the bar high! WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!
So, as per the rules, we chose the top 10 stories using 60:30:10 weightage respectively to:
Here is the list of the top 10 stories that our algorithm picked:
Time for some philosophical questions:
Shall one rely on algorithms completely?
Are algorithms invading our lives?
Are algorithms biased?, etc.
Lol, just joking - to keep the selection process more transparent and to make sure our algorithm is not abused or misused in any way, we have kept the human factor in the selection process. Our editors then voted for their favorite stories from the above list.
Now let's announce the results.
*Drum roll* *Drum roll* *Drum roll* 🥁
We have Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain Gaming & The Metaverse in first place with 25% of the votes!
Blockchain games are a new frontier with limitless possibilities.
Are NFTs the Next ICO Fraud? came in at 2nd place with 18% of the votes.
The NFT marketplace has exploded. People are buying unique virtual artwork on the blockchain and then trading it. Sound familiar? This is what the ICO marketplace was four years ago.
We decided to give Why Metaverses are the Next Big Trend After NFTs the third place because it had more views (algorithmic score, remember!).
The Metaverse is a rocket ship that will propel the popularity and application of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies to a whole new level.
With a very close call, The Metaverse is Eating the World ranked fourth.
Ultimately, with firms like Facebook, Apple, and Netflix entering the metaverse space, the virtual world is evolving into a medium that can be used to more effectively engage our humanity. Virtual worlds allow us to transcend geographic proximity and virtually meet people from across the world, achieving solutions without borders.
In 5th place, we have The Gaming Metaverse and the Rise of Virtual Globalisation with 11% of the votes.
Let's close this announcement by quoting from Jack's story:
The world will change politically, economically and digitally as a new world is created through a metaverse, shaping power relations, economic ties, and digital advancement. Thus, virtual means of globalisation will change the world.
Till next month - Adios Amigos!