Do you remember the bone-chilling tale of the man who spent 10,000 BTC on pizza — a sum that would be worth $400 million today?
How about the scary story of the IT engineer who threw away a hard drive containing 7,500 BTC, only to be told that the council wouldn’t allow him to retrieve it from landfill?
We haven’t even mentioned the sorry saga of the San Francisco programmer who has just two password guesses left before losing a $277.4 million crypto fortune.
There’s plenty of upbeat milestones in the crypto industry to celebrate too — including the anonymous fund that donated 5,104 BTC to good causes, and the legendary German bar that had a “great time” by accepting crypto payments for beer for nine years.
We’ve covered so many colorful stories over the years… and now, we want to hear yours.
Tell us about your crypto escapades
Tradelize, a social network for traders and investors backed by real-time stats, has teamed up with Cointelegraph for a daring contest to track down the biggest successes and fails from the crypto community. We’re looking for the stories that you dine out on — anecdotes with twists and turns that’ll leave people’s jaws on the floor. A total prize fund of $20,000 is up for grabs.
Cointelegraph’s editorial team will pick the first winner. Not only will they get 5,000 USDT, but they’ll also have the chance to share their story in an article on our website.
A second winner is going to be chosen through Tradelize’s platform, based on how many likes each entry receives, and they’ll get 5,000 USDT too. Even if you don’t have a terrifying tale to tell us, you can still get involved by voting for your favorite.
Taking part is easy. All you need to do is sign up to the Tradelize platform, use an API to connect to your chosen exchange, and share your story in the Tradelize feed — along with the hashtag #TradelizeContest.
The campaign’s taking place from 12pm GMT on Feb. 9 until 12pm GMT on March 9.
Wooing crypto enthusiasts
Tradelize has also teamed up with Wootrade for a second promotion — with both platforms united by a goal of making crypto trading and investments more transparent and efficient. While Tradelize is geared toward a wide range of traders and investors — building a bridge between amateurs and professionals — Wootrade is focused on connecting CeFi and DeFi trading platforms with their aggregated liquidity network.
As part of the second contest, a $10,000 price pool — consisting of 5,000 USDT and $5,000 in WOO tokens — is going to be split among 333 winners, with each receiving the equivalent of $30 in their personal wallet.
All users need to do to be in with a chance to win is to sign up to the Tradelize platform and connect an API to at least one exchange — and crucially, they’ll need to confirm their registration via email.
Winners are going to be announced within 10 working days of the campaign ending, and rewards will be distributed within a week.
To ensure that the contest is fair, users may be disqualified if Tradelize’s systems detect that they have created multiple accounts.
Bitcoin boasts and altcoin antics
In many ways, the crazy world of crypto is better than fiction. So many things have happened that would be dismissed as way too outlandish for even the most far-fetched blockbuster. (Case in point: The world’s richest man and two iconic musicians teaming up to tweet about a cryptocurrency that was started as a joke, sending its price surging.)
We’ll look forward to reading your stories between now and March 9 — and who knows, you might be reading your name on the Cointelegraph website soon.
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