The Hive Gamification Proposal for 2021
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 are rewarded with virtual badges or with HIVE/HBD tokens when there is a prize pool associated with a contest or challenge.
The HiveBuzz project has been initiated more than 3 years ago by @arcange, a now renowned actor of the Hive ecosystem. HiveBuzz is one of the oldest projects on the platform that is still alive, and from the very beginning, it was appreciated and got very positive feedback from Hive users.
Since the introduction of our current proposal, we have not been idle.
The past few months have been a bit of a roller coaster ride as several team members have been directly or indirectly affected by covid. Either way, that didn't stop us from doing our job.
We have created several new badges, among them:
- the farewell to @lizziesworld
- the HiveWhale project from @roelandp
- the Mental Health project for the Natural Medicine community
- the Papillon Charity project
- new meetups badges (Vienna and UK)
- a few calendar events like halloween or Saint-Nicholas (more to come)
These badges have been made available on our shop so you can customize them and put them on your favorite items.
We updated the regular author badges in order to motivate authors to stay committed.
We also updated the HiveBuzz ranking with new key values.
We have set up an API server that allows third-party applications and developers to connect with HiveBuzz and query its data. This is what allowed front-ends like hive.blog and peakd.com to display user levels on their profiles and the badges they have earned.
Since August, we have added our personal touch to the Hive Power Up Day by creating the now famous Power Up Day Badge.
We then added the different Power Up levels in September.
One month later, we have raised the bar by introducing the concept of Power Up Helper which aims to strengthen the notion of community and mutual aid on Hive.
And, last but not least, we are actively preparing fun things for the coming HiveFest⁵ event. We already released the attendee badge and we continue to work to be ready for December 18th.
Existing proposal renewal
The aim of this proposal is to extend the current proposal, which expires at the end of this year, for the year 2021.
We don't want to stop there and want to be able to continue to implement the many ideas we have in store.
We have already been working for some time on a quest project that should see the light of day early next year. These quests would aim to introduce users to the many features of the blockchain other than posting and voting.
We are also working on fun activities focused on communities because we believe this is a key factor for the onboarding and retention of users.
We would also like to extend our graphic charter (to other ecosystems such as Leo Finance for example).
Request for Funding
Our past experience allows us to have a clear view of our needs for the future.
Compared to the current proposal, our budget should not vary that much. However, given the projects under development and our roadmap for the next year, we anticipate an increase in workload and infrastructure costs.
Considering these elements, we are asking for 165 HBD per day for the coming year 2021.
We are committed to keeping you informed about our activities and, as we did during the previous funding, we will do a regular report of the work carried out and project status.