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October 27, 2012, 02:38:47 PM
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BTC trinkets (Isokivi @ bitminter and bitcointalk) is kindly offering some very nice trinkets for a third Mint Race on BitMinter. It will be similar to the first and second mint races. The finest quality minting work (lowest hash value) will win.

Start: friday 2012.11.02 at 20:00 UTC
Finish: sunday 2012.11.04 at 20:00 UTC

Prizes:
1st place: Bitcoin cufflink pair + 5 BTC
2nd place: Bitcoin tiepin + 3 BTC
3rd place: Bitcoin lapel pin + 2 BTC

Currently cufflinks are selling for 3.25 BTC, a tiepin for 2.5 BTC and the lapel pins for 2 BTC. You can see pictures here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120686

If you don't win you can of course still buy the items you want. See the link above for more information.

Rules:
  • Just like your hash must beat the difficulty to produce a block, it must beat the other miners to win. The best (lowest) hashes during the race will win.
  • As long as your work is accepted by the server it is valid for the race, even if it ends up "stale" or "orphaned" in the block list.
  • Each person can only compete with one (their best) hash.
  • If a winner cannot be reached within 1 week, the prize will go to the next on the list. You may want to make sure that the "account details" page at bitminter.com has an email address listed for you so that you are easy to reach.
  • Any block by Isokivi or DrHaribo will not count in the race.

Verifiability:
Hopefully your mining software will show if you have created a block (BitMinter client does). Your block will show with your user name in the block list at http://bitminter.com/blocks. You can click the height number for the block (leftmost column) to see details. There is a link there to blockchain.info where you can see the hash value of the block both on the page and in the URL. The lowest hash value wins. Hash values are shown in hexadecimal. 0-9 is lower than A-F. A is lower than B. Pretty simple.

FINAL STANDINGS:

PlaceNameHash (lower is better)
1 Digigami 0000000000000024f7e67508287d9d7c39d2c9f3fc5309368f66c4f4d5f76376
2 narousberg 000000000000002929f0d3efbc15c32dda3d76936b7c7a837cbf749474f5c441
3 MashRinx 00000000000000386926366f2f0a3777171eff1ac39e32817f08f8ec06c7c328
--------- no prizes below this point ---
4 nats989 000000000000004055b1ca47e8ec80ac275db29142d5edf1e65a680f03dfee37
5 Zubilica 0000000000000063d7749dc1b01b55bb3c59c41f6d5093d8ae1c36c268fcdf35
6 darkice 00000000000000f3bab41e5119676da24346f740480dd01d9eb811dc4667d31b
7 amazingrando 000000000000010ffca22c51f7742225ff50d3d4bc12b26841ff1f26b5d7f23d
8 micheletegon 000000000000012e75d835d232050cf42f7a250846cd544fbd97d4d6b1079f9a
9 WhitePhantom 0000000000000237dcd683185c3511876b1b110b4e84d9c995bc2e1563ab42ea
10 Ferdinand 000000000000026f0cb6808bc6206e8d5c59bb12064e586ccba3bf9e713212f9
11 solari 000000000000028cdf816e497e86bceddfc5a4c41041e49f70497722d7c69885
12 deBaer 00000000000002bf9cad2d0ff8369366ee0a9ac6d665c3a979f39ef6014c14ef
13 jddebug 0000000000000310bd3fc594915eceb8d630f170e70d97a54d0839aa022333ee
14 dynasty 0000000000000317b8d87c959c565ba6e2f6b7e5fbac0b05b039249915faeba0
15 cdb000 000000000000038138455e723ca97d2d8623b0beadccd56408a6ef08be0b82cb
16 xxx 00000000000003bfe6f173d231d8acabd3ea8b39485b654349cc9ec6eacb933a
17 duckquack 000000000000041285fb08076fee59f783497efb3b7e9d4eed1b412c5bd6099a
18 jddebug 000000000000044f4bd38d48f8f1a2ad42430157bce97e3e48dec8b8aca00715
19 Fefox 00000000000004551a25d8f102471164fbef3b0c5c51802f105f31d4a5096cd7
20 wickedxxl 00000000000004bac759b520ced9a51a85cd798e7f7e3a9a56f0f10e2ae761b0
21 thph 00000000000004bdf624297fb99d49d3231a370ccad042b5a4d0d789a1237f79
---BTC target0000000000000513c50000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Updated 2012.11.04, 17:00 UTC

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October 27, 2012, 03:19:03 PM
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Cufflinks


Tie pin


Lapel pin

Bitcoin trinkets now on my online store: btc trinkets.com <- Bitcoin Tiepins, cufflinks, lapel pins, keychains, card holders and challenge coins.
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November 02, 2012, 01:50:35 PM
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6 hours 10 minutes till start. Time for a last equipment check. Make sure those overclocks are stable. Cheesy

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T -60 Minutes \(oO)/
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November 02, 2012, 08:02:49 PM
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... and we are GO??
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November 02, 2012, 08:07:24 PM
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And they're off!

darkice and amazingrando are elbowing for pole position with roughly 130 GH/s each. That's a pretty massive hashrate. But we have seen before how surprises can come from small miners. At the moment this is anyone's race.

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Gonna have some fun with some HashPower runs... gotta enjoy a good gamble every now and then Smiley
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November 02, 2012, 09:45:28 PM
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mint race jinxed our luck  Tongue
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Yup Sad
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November 02, 2012, 10:45:17 PM
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Despite several leases from hashpower.com the race takes a while to get going.

2 hours 37 minutes into the race amazingrando finally breaks the bad luck hex and gets the first BTC block.

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November 03, 2012, 07:30:34 AM
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The pool is unlucky with several long blocks. But darkice finds his own luck, slamming a block into first place, pushing amazingrando down to second, while WhitePhantom moves into third.

A 90% CDF block is finally finished by solari after more than 4 hours of mining. But WhitePhantom's luck holds for now, solari's block taking fourth place.

Judging by earlier mint races, WhitePhantom's position is very precarious. It is unlikely that this block will hold third place for long. We may even see all the blocks found so far get pushed out of the top three positions. In other words, this isn't over yet.

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November 03, 2012, 10:23:27 AM
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micheletegon squeezes into third place, pushing out WhitePhantom. But it only lasts 10 minutes before narousberg nonchalantly tosses a block into first place.

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<+MintBot> Bullseye! narousberg hurries out another BTC block (height
           206254, income 50.12900001 BTC, 10 minutes, CDF 8.83%)

This new block from narousberg looks pretty solid. It may be able to hang on to first place till the race is over. But at the same time we see the pool hashrate rising, with the hashpower leases being almost constant. The competition obviously wants to give him a run for his money. Or trinkets, as the case may be. Wink

(The first post has been updated with the current standings)

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The mint race appears to have really jinxed our luck... really bad day today!
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The mint race appears to have really jinxed our luck... really bad day today!

mint harder! :-D
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Minting as hard as I can... only got 1.1Ghps here Sad
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Minting as hard as I can... only got 1.1Ghps here Sad

1.85Ghps here mate.... :-D
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Every little helps Cheesy
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November 04, 2012, 12:16:21 AM
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narousberg and darkice make new blocks that are not better than the ones they have already. xxx and wickedxxl make blocks that end up 8th and 9th.

Looks like it could be an easy win for the minters currently in the lead unless the minting improves.

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That's more like it, many new blocks coming. cdb000, deBaer, duckquack, Ferdinand, thph, jddebug, dynasty all get blocks, but none of them can touch the three leaders. Ferdinand is closest of the new ones with 6th place.

The top blocks are difficult to beat, but with 11.5 hours left of the race it can still happen.

I added the current BTC target to the standings so you can also see what value the hashes have to be below to create a bitcoin block.

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Zubilica sails into second position. Getting into the top three is looking more difficult by the minute. darkice and xxx got new blocks, but they were not better than their previous ones.

Fefox was having some issues at the beginning. For some reason something always goes wrong for him when there is a mint race. But he is up to his full hashrate and did get a block. It only gets him 16th place so far, though.

We see darkice and amazingdarko falling back to 100-110 GH/s. Meanwhile jddebug keeps going at 160+ GH/s, as he has been for some time now. His block so far has him in 10th place, but with that kind of hashrate this could quickly change. At the same time yet another hashpower lease is starting up, this time from the user HashPower.

The race now has 8 hours 25 minutes to go.

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