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Hive Today - November 14th, 2020 - The Honey Keeps on Flowing..

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Hive Chain News

HiveFest5 registration is open and free for a limited time. Register before December 7th to avoid paying 50 HBD. The event is 100% virtual and takes place in AltspaceVR. All you need to join is a computer to install the software and an internet connection, though a VR headset is recommended. HiveFest5 kicks off on December 18th. [info]

This week an AMA livestream event was held with the Beaxy exchange which recently listed Hive. In case you missed it, a replay of the event is available on YouTube [here]. It's interesting to hear Beaxy team's perspective on Hive.

Also, this week @TheMarkyMark celebrates obtaining a sweet, new Firefly mug. Check this baby out.

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Hive-Powered Games

Hive is home to a growing number of blockchain games. Many of these games are free to play. All you need is a Hive wallet. Here's a quick summary of the Hive game landscape.

Exode is a unique space-themed survival action game played with NFTs. The team announced a new leaderboard and contest system this week. Players can compete against eachother for prizes including Hive coins, badges, and special NFT cards. [info]

Rabona, football simulation game, continued tweaking game mechanics and fixing bugs. [info].

Rising Star, music-themed NFT game, added a slew of new cards this week: Nykelharpa, 80s Mic, Derek, Lolita.

Splinterlands drew criticism for execution of the first round of the land presale. The free-for-all portion of the sale crashed the server and ended in 21 seconds. So players were obviously upset they didn't get to grab some plots of land. In response to this, Splinterlands announced a new lottery system for all round 2 land sales. [info]

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Hive-Powered dApps and Tribes

Hive powers a growing number of decentralized apps (dApps). Since they all live on the same chain, one Hive account can be used to access every app. Here's a quick summary of the Hive app landscape.

DBuzz added a new feature for sharing posts to Twitter. [info]

HivePay, which we covered last week, released a WooCommerce plugin for WordPress this week. It's a new eCommerce solution for Hive and Hive-Engine token payments. With this new plugin, WordPress-based online stores can easily start accepting Hive and Hive-engine token payments. [info]

HiveSQL is a tool for querying Hive blockchain data. For a while, users were required to pay fees to run queries. This week @arcange's DAO proposal was funded, and HiveSQL is free-to-use again. Beautiful! [info]

LeoFinance has relaunched it's wrapped-LEO (WLEO) Ethereum token and Uniswap Liquidity Pool (LP). [info] LEO holders are incentivised to provide liquidity to the pool by a new program called the Geyser model. Basically, Geyser snapshots are taken periodically and LP rewards are calculated based on the amount of WLEO and Eth contributed and the length of time their liquidity is in the pool relative to others.

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Hive Community Contests and Initiatives

Hivers love contests. Many communities run weekly or monthly contests to encourage content creation and engagement. A good place to find contests the "contest" tag. Good luck, have fun! I listed just a few below to get you started.

  • Amazing Nature community's weekly contest. [info]
  • @bucipuci's Around the World Challenge - 2 HBD prize pool [info]
  • @detlev's Beer Saturday - beer story and photo challenge [info]
  • @yourtop3's monthly contest - November - name your Favorite Ice Cream Flavors [info]

Raffles and Giveaways

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Upcoming Hive Events and Meetups

  • Splinterlands Land Presale Round 2 @ November 28th, 11AM ET. [info]
  • Dach Virtual meetup - November 29th. [info]
  • SocalHive Meetup - December 2nd, 6pm @ Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, CA [info]
  • HiveFest5 (virtual conference) - December 18th, 2020 @ AltspaceVR [info]

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Hive.blog   —  light-weight Hive frontendLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13866064/
Hiveblocks.com  —  Hive block explorerQuora: https://www.quora.com/q/hive
Hiveprojects.io  —  directory of Hive-related development projectsReddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/hivenetwork
Hivesearcher.com   —  search engine for Hive-related contentTelegram: https://t.me/hiveblockchain
Hive.wiki  —  Hive knowledge baseTwitter: https://twitter.com/hiveblocks
HiveStats.io — Hive account statistics
HiveTasks.com — Hive blockchain tools
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