I have been on steem for close to 2.5 years now, since july 2017.
I have also seen it evolve from a purely blogging platform to something new, exiting, alive and different.
Part of this new evolution was the creation of several games on the steem platform.
- Steemmonsters (love it, am buying to many cards but it looks promising)
- epicdice (I played a bit, did breakeven and am getting nice dividend payouts)
Now during the early stages of @nextcolony there was an auction for legendary planets and together with a bunch of German Steemians we came up with the idea of pooling our Steem (it was worth a bit more back then) and bidding in that auction.
Back then we bought shares of "tartatros" our legendary planet and I ended up owning 4.94% of the shares
Those are now on paper still worth 61 Dollars (not sure if people are buying and not sure if I would sell)
61 at 0.123 current steem value is still 500 steem.
That bunch of germans (with @revisesociology as an englishman lost in translation) I was talking about united in @dachcolony and were steered with a superb strategy by @germansailor. (and some kindness from @powernap aka @goldrooster)
The game muddled along for months but a few weeks back there was new excitement with the YAMAMOTO update. Finally there was a chance to start earning STEEM by playing the game. Personally I had kind of given up and was only playing sporadically but I did see those DACH tokens sitting in my wallet.
@dachcolony ended up taking the nr 1 spot and winning 2400 STEEM
That earned me 133.93 Steem on the basis of my participation.
So in a few months I still have the paper value of my investment but made 26% profit on top...
Not bad for a Steem longshot...
going to be paying a bit more attention next season for sure