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The Lost Diamond - The Blockchain Treasure Huntby@alfredodecandia
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The Lost Diamond - The Blockchain Treasure Hunt

by Alfredo de CandiaApril 18th, 2022
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The Lost Diamond game borrows the idea of popular game Pokemon Go to the crypto world by making several changes to the concept of the game itself. In this case, the Pokemon have been replaced by codes which in turn unlock a quantity of EOS generated by the smart contract. No one will know if that code will be successful or not until someone enters it on the page to check the code and find out if he has won and how much it costs, as there are also codes from different EOS scattered here and there.

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One of the areas where crypto and blockchain have begun to thrive is certainly that of games. At any level and thanks to this technology, we have advantages and certainties that we would hardly have with a traditional game.


Just think of the fact of not having a dedicated console but of taking advantage of any type of platform, such as desktop, smartphone, or tablet to play and at any time by directly connecting your wallet, which is hardly feasible and extremely uncomfortable not to mention that these games are super safe and no one can cheat on them.


Not all games are the same but one thing to keep in mind with crypto games on the blockchain is the interest of users towards them, an interest that sees precisely the reward and monetization of its assets, as a key factor in making the game interesting, and an example is that of Play to Earn (P2E) games.


Today we bring to light a game, which is a game on blockchain in particular on that of EOS, where it borrows the idea of ​​another popular game that is Pokemon Go, and transports it to the crypto world by making several changes to the concept of the game itself.


In fact, in the game of monsters, we will have to go around the city and the world to catch the pokemon that we will find, certainly funny but not very interesting, especially for those who are already big, in the case of The Lost Diamond instead what we will have to find will be a code, hidden from another user, located who knows where who once found could provide us with an interesting prize pool of 10 thousand dollars.


In this case, the pokemon have been replaced by codes which in turn unlock a quantity of EOS generated by the smart contract and therefore no one will know if that code will be successful or not until someone enters it on the page to check the code and find out if he has won and how much he has won, as there are also codes from different EOS scattered here and there.


We have talked about theory up to now but we like the practice and so let's see together how to create this code and how much it costs, so we can then create our personalized treasure hunts and challenge our city and our friends to find this code.


Before we start we will need a few things:


  • An EOS account
  • Some EOS, even 1 is fine
  • A wallet that supports the EOS blockchain such as Anchor Wallet
  • Info about the position of the place where we will then place the code

The first step will be to go to The Lost Diamond website here and connect our EOS account.


Among other things, you can also use your phone number to log in:


At this point we will have to go to our account by clicking on the top right, and then go to the checkpoint section, to start the procedure:


Here we will have to start the procedure by clicking on the "Add new checkpoint" button and in the next window we will have to enter all the information about this checkpoint such as image, place, and other information:


Then we click on "Next" to better arrange the point on the map with the correct geographic coordinates, then again on "Next", and here we have to accept the conditions and pay for the creation of the checkpoint which is a total of $ 1 about 0.5 EOS:


Once we have created the checkpoint, we will find it in the checkpoints section on our account:


The great thing about this game is that not only does it allow the treasure hunter to win a prize pool of 10 thousand dollars, but it also allows the creator of the code to get the same amount won by the discoverer, and in this way, everyone is encouraged both to search these codes than to create them.

In this way, various results and positive effects are obtained:


  • You can win a prize in EOS and therefore of value without any intermediaries or fuss in the procedure
  • It encourages you to go outdoors and spend a nice day in the company as you know in advance where to go
  • Those who have no experience with crypto and blockchain have one more reason to find out about this world
  • For those who create the code, a second profitable income is being created

Finally, we remind you that this project was born from a Norwegian team and that it also participated in the incubation plan of Helios, which is part of an important investment fund focused on EOS and EOSIO, demonstrating how this project, launched in 2019 and still and super active after all these years, both a project and a super interesting dApp for everyone and the EOS ecosystem.


We end with the video that I made for Italian readers where I explain the steps: