The Hive Gamification Proposal
Our current proposal is slowly coming to an end and we invite you to renew your support to our project for the next years.
What is Hivebuzz?
HiveBuzz is a project that is designed to bring gamification to the Hive blockchain by:
- tracking users' activity and achievements
- notifying them of their progress
- organizing contests and challenges
- interacting personally with users
Users receive virtual badges that reward them for being active on the Hive blockchain or for participating in contests, challenges, meetups, and other Hive-related initiatives.
The HiveBuzz project was initiated 6 years ago by @arcange, a now renowned actor in the Hive ecosystem. HiveBuzz is one of the oldest projects on the platform that is still alive, and from the very beginning, it has been much appreciated and receives very positive feedback and support from the whole Hive community every day.
In 2022, we finally left the covid years behind and were able to share joyful and fun times... and sometimes less happy ones.
PUD, PUH, PUM... and LPUD
These three acronyms and the associated initiatives have now become famous, so much so that many communities have followed suit with similar events.
We animate the Power Up Day every 1st day of the month. The intense activity generated in the Hive Power community each month is growing, even outside our ecosystem, on Twitter in particular.
The Power Up Helper confirms each month how supportive the Hive community is for newcomers.
The Power Up Month raises the bar by encouraging the user to increase their stake each day of the month.
Each month we reward users who regularly participate in the Power Up Month and help others with Hive Power delegations.
Since then, the LeoFinance community has followed suit by organizing its own power-up event. For the past few months, every 15th of the month you can participate in the Leo Power Up Day (LPUD) and win a badge at the same time.
NFT For Peace
As we mentioned in our introduction, the year did not start under the best auspices for some. On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine and began a war that does not seem ready to stop.
Several Ukrainian members of our community have continued to use our platform to bear witness to the suffering endured by the Ukrainian people.
Quickly, the HiveBuzz team, very affected by these events, mobilized to provide assistance to civilians by initiating the NFT for Peace project.
HiveFest - Back to the "real" world
Speaking of HiveFest, after two years of Virtual Reality, this year marked the big return to the real world. We have therefore worked hard to prepare for this event with:
- A Meetings Contest with a dedicated page and ranking on our website.
Of course, we had to synchronize our development with @roelandp's apps and scripts to make everything go well during HiveFest.
- 4 badges
|HiveFest||For all attendees|
|Travel Fund Donator||For those who donated to the Travel Reimbursement Fund|
|Meetings Contest||For those who participated in our Meetings Contest|
|Balls Of Steel||For those who participated in the Pétanque tournament|
- A real trophy
This year, we had a great first: we made a trophy that is not virtual but very real, a crystal trophy to reward those who have traveled five times to participate in HiveFest. Surprisingly we had an identical number of five HiveFest Veterans who got their trophy: @arcange, @blocktrades, @danea, @gandalf and @roelandp.
World Cup Contest
Another big event we held that lasted an entire month was our World Cup Contest.
With more than 7000 HIVE, hundreds of NFTs and thousands of Tokens to be won thanks to a dozen sponsors who support this initiative, the HiveBuzz World Cup Contest was the event of the end of the year on the blockchain.
The event came with several posts every day (which required updates too), 64 badges to be updated according to the course of the competition, a ranking which allowed participants to know their status in the competition (almost) in real time, hundreds of comments to reply to, ...
It was a huge job for our team, both in terms of preparation and daily work. Fortunately, the enthusiastic feedback we received was really supportive and helped us to keep going.
Several hundred participants were not mistaken and had fun with us for several days.
We rewrote our website from the ground up to maintain top performance and stay up to date with developing technologies.
We have created several new badges for calendar events and Hive users' initiatives like
|Valentine's day||To celebrate with your beloved on the blockchain|
|Halloween||For people telling us about their scariest story|
|Keychain Survey||To reward participants in the Keychain survey|
|CBRS Infographic Contest||To reward participants and sponsors of the CBRS Infographic Contest|
|Christmas||A badge that you can give to your friends to celebrate Christmas|
Hard to go back to happier things after that, but Hive got its anniversary and as we do each year we created the Hive Birthday badge for users being on the Hive blockchain for 6 years.
We made some of these badges available on our shop where you can customize and put them on your favorite items.
HiveBuzz's job is also to manage more than 3000 replies per month to our notifications, to which we give our full attention and respond to each one of them.
The purpose of this proposal is to renew the previous proposal, which expired at the end of December 2022, for the next two years.
The HiveBuzz project has proven over time to be an excellent motivator and user retention tool. It also helps to strengthen the feeling of belonging to a community. All this with a fun and positive approach.
We don't want to stop there and want to be able to continue to infuse these positive values into Hive.
We have many new badges or ideas ready for next year like:
- new social and financial performance indicator badges
- new meetup badges
- new community badges
- new challenges
- and many more...
Request for Funding
This proposal request is to cover current and future costs in terms of infrastructure and human resources. The operational budget is based on the following elements:
- servers (web, processes, database and storage)
- security and monitoring
- maintenance and backups services
2. Graphic Design and Web Development (3 people)
- Creation of new challenges and contests with prizes to win
- Design and implementation of new badges
- Development of new features
- Database design and maintenance
3. Communication and Community management (2 people)
- Daily interaction with users
- Communication about new badges, challenges, contests and features
- Translation management
- Events organization
- supporting and guiding newcomers
Considering what is mentioned above and taking into account our past experience of several years of activity and our anticipations for the future, we are asking for 280 HBD per day for the next two years.
We are committed to keeping you informed about our activities, and as we did during the previous funding, we will report on the work carried out.