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Are you good at solving problems? Do you think you have what it takes to be an elite blockchain developer? Then read on, a new competition might be your path to both a monetary prize and a chance to take up a position in the Stratis blockchain development team.

Stratis, a company that aims to make blockchain easy, has just released the ‘Stratis puzzle’, a series of 12 challenging cryptographic tasks designed to identify and reward elite blockchain developer talent. The puzzle officially launches today (July 25, 2018) and will remain open until all prizes have been claimed, or for a period of six months.

Stratis is seeking the ‘best of the best’ with a series of 12 sequential puzzles, each more challenging than the last. Each task tests general logic, blockchain knowledge, cryptography and aptitude with the Stratis Platform itself.

The top prize, equivalent to over $10,000, will remain locked in a wallet controlled by the private key that is recovered after solving all 12 of the Puzzle’s tasks. Each task reveals a single word from the mnemonic phrase which provides access to the wallet holding the prize fund.

There are also two blockchain developer roles up for grabs on the Stratis core team with an automatic job offer made to the first contestant that solves at least 10 of the 12 tasks.

Krushang Patel, Stratis CMO commented: If you think you have what it takes to mix it with the best in the community then we encourage you to try the Stratis Puzzle. We have two genuine roles on offer as part of our core team and the puzzle was the most logical and entertaining way we could thinkto fill them.

Chris Trew, Stratis CEO added: Finding a talented blockchain developer is notoriously difficult as demand far outweighs supply. The puzzle is our way of connecting with new talent, but equally thewinner might choose to walk away with the cash prize, and thats absolutely fine too.

Anyone that wants to give the puzzle a try should begin with the first task. Once contestants have solved the first puzzle, which requires no blockchain knowledge, the next step will be revealed.

The prize fund can be viewed on the Stratis blockchain explorer here.

Stratis puzzle, first task:

This is the first of the 12 tasks that make up the Stratis puzzle. The characters can be displayed in a line, or a block as below, it isn’t important to identifying the solution. An additional step will be revealed once this below task is completed.

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2c5b312c322c322c312c312c315d2c5b322c322c312c325d2c5b322c223241222c312c312c31
2c325d2c5b312c342c322c312c325d2c5b322c332c315d2c5b372c312c315d2c5b312c312c32
2c322c312c223143225d2c5b312c332c312c312c312c312c345d2c5b312c332c312c322c342c
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2c315d5d2c22686f72697a6f6e74616c223a5b5b372c322c375d2c5b312c312c312c312c312c
312c315d2c5b312c332c312c312c312c312c332c315d2c5b312c332c312c322c312c312c332c
315d2c5b312c332c312c312c322c312c332c315d2c5b312c312c312c312c315d2c5b372c312c
312c312c375d2c5b312c315d2c5b312c332c312c312c312c345d2c5b322c312c312c352c345d
2c5b312c312c342c223241222c312c325d2c5b322c312c325d2c5b332c312c322c332c355d2c
5b312c312c312c345d2c5b372c322c322c325d2c5b312c312c312c312c315d2c5b312c332c31
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Anyone interested in the Puzzle can join the Stratis #puzzle Discord channel for community discussion on the various tasks. Blockchain is a collaborative and open source environment, Stratis recognizes that people may collaborate.

For more information on Stratis and the Stratis puzzle, please visit:
https://stratisplatform.com/blog/
https://stratisplatform.com/

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