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 that‘s 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.
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.
Source PR Newswire