2 of my interests are colliding on Friday!


In collaboration with the MothRuby community, we will be running a scavenger hunt for 1000 AKT in the world’s first Minecraft server hosted on Akash. Akashcraft will be the first scavenger hunt ever for a cryptocurrency in a Minecraft server hosted on a decentralized cloud. Yes, this is extremely meta. Yes, you should be excited for this historic event.

The Akash Network is a decentralized cloud computing network that runs on their cryptocurrency "AKT." I already own some AKT, so I'm biased, but I'm a huge fan of Akash and am excited to see where it goes. Currently 1 AKT approximately equals $5.66, but the value fluctuates, similar to a stock price.

If you're interested in finding AKT in a Minecraft treasure hunt, I highly recommend you get your wallet setup before playing, as you'll need a place to deposit the AKT you find. There's a link in the article about how to set up a wallet through Cosmostation. If this is your first wallet, it can be a little daunting, but just keep following the steps 😀
(Here's the link, so you don't have to hunt for it
If you have any questions about your wallet, feel free to reach out to me and I'll try and help 😀)

Happy Hunting! Make sure you join the livestream event Friday 4/30 6PM PST!

Travis   Admin wrote on 04/27/2021 at 04:49pm

I just want more people to join us on Pi-- that seems like a responsible way to crypto, as any resource intensive mining is way bad for the environment.

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/27/2021 at 05:12pm

I agree, Pi is going to become a fantastic tool! You should post your invite here!

I feel like a lot of cyrpto gets a bad environmental rap because of the two behemoths of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin seems like it'll always been bad for the environment, as it does use *a lot* of electricity to power the blockchain. And Ethereum is similar, but it's in the process of changing from Proof of Work (what Bitcoin is) to Proof of Stake, which requires much less energy. Many other cyrptos are already Proof of Stake and aren't the drain on the environment that Bitcoin and Ethereum (currently) are 🙂

Travis   Admin wrote on 04/27/2021 at 05:51pm

That’s a really good idea Adam!

And seriously this isn’t some scam thing and it seems private and secure, and if you know me you know I’m big on that stuff.

I am sending you 1π! Pi is a new digital currency developed by Stanford PhDs, with over 10 million members worldwide. To claim your Pi, follow this link https://minepi.com/tnewman and use my username (tnewman) as your invitation code.

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/27/2021 at 06:04pm

I'm in Pi too, and it's worth checking out. There are around 15 million users of it already! Currently the Pi token has no value, but later this year the Pi Mainnet will be launching, and then the Pi that we've been mining on our phones will have value. So jump in now and start earning some Pi!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 04/27/2021 at 06:38pm

I will have to look into Pi. Kevin Smith is getting into NFTs: https://crypto.jayandsilentbob.com/

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/27/2021 at 06:58pm

NFTs are super interesting! Right now there's a lot of negative news about the environmental impact of NFTs, since most are on the Ethereum blockchain, but it's still an interesting concept. I have a few NFTs through NBA Top Shot myself :)

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 04/27/2021 at 08:23pm

I get the token part of NFTs, I don't get the art side of NFTs... Seems very transient and easily reproduced.

Travis   Admin wrote on 04/28/2021 at 06:13pm

Yeah I really don't get NFTs. I mean I get the tech, but not why anyone would want one. They seem to be a way to say "sure, this is digital and easily reproducible, and you may have a copy of it yourself, but I have a blockchain certificate showing that I paid for it"

I could see it working for something like digital Magic the Gathering cards or something. But then, if you're playing Magic online you're playing through their servers, so there's already a way to track it.

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/28/2021 at 07:26pm

Agreed with both of you. I don't get NFTs either, but they're interesting lol

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 05/01/2021 at 05:11pm

There was such a massive interest in this, the server couldn't handle it, so they've postponed the game to May 8, at 9am PT 😀

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 05/07/2021 at 06:19pm

**update update**
They're stress testing the game, and the event is postponed TBD

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