Hello readers of our blog about Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and a little Geography!
In this post today, I want to bring some updates, especially for our estimated Publish0x's author and reader Bragato, who asked me to better clarify a certificate of participation in a chess contest published about two months ago here on our blog. You can check the certificate in the publication below:
Well, what's this certificate about, then?
On November 5th, a chess tournament sponsored by Algorand, which is a blockchain infrastructure capable of executing everything Ethereum does, but today it already has a considerably higher scalability potential (currently 100x faster) and this year it is expected to expand. With all this scalability and also because curiously one of the founders of Algorand, MIT Professor Silvio Micali (mathematical cryptographer winner of the Turing Prize, who let's say is the "Nobel of Computing") is a chess lover, there is a great possibility of not only such chess games, but others also use Algorand technology, because games need scalability, exactly what Algorand has, besides security and decentralization through the Pure PoS protocol. Algorand is today one of the most promising projects in the blockchain space. This distributed and unauthorized public data registration technology, which owes its fame to cryptocurrency, can be defined as the apex of "cryptography applied to game theory".
Below is the link about the event, which had its last episode on December 17. During the tournament there were 5,000 ALGO distributed during each of the 7 days of chess matches, culminating with a prize of 800 ALGO for the best results. It was really an exciting game, despite some server problems in FideArena, which is a great site that hosts thousands of chess competitors in the world. We also had the illustrious participation of Paul Mihalache, great Romanian writer here in our blog Publish0x. I haven't had the honor to challenge him yet, but soon who knows. Sorry I didn't provide more concrete information before, because I was a little overwhelmed in this last year with the school work and tasks as ambassador of Algorand. Hugs!
Ah. last detail... The position 1 of 200 on the certificate came out wrong, I haven't reached this chess level yet.