100,000 YAC Bounty - Built-in Wallet Miner with Auto-tune, Auto-detect
Here are the basic requirements explained:
1) Built-In Miner
- It is much more user friendly to have a one-stop program to mine, mint, send, manage YACoins. ThirtyBird's YACminer has done wonders improving and optimizing mining operations. Why not have his YACminer incorporated in the wallet itself? Also, allow for the minerd cpu miner to be utilized within the wallet as well as Nvidia card miners that are already out there.
- ThirtyBird has discussed and looked into this feature before. It is something that cudaminer already has done for NVidia cards. The idea here is to make it so one does not need to fool around to find close-to-optimum settings. I envision an 'Advanced' section can allow tweaks or troubleshooting. It doesn't have to be exactly optimum, but the goal is to lower the barrier to entry to allow a computer-illiterate to start mining right away, cost-effectively with ease.
- This concept may be the most difficult. Bitminter autodetects hardware through it's java application. This feature should detect every piece of hardware connected to the system that is capable of mining YAC--CPU and GPUs.
The bottom-line is that the software aspect of mining should be as easy, user-friendly as possible. Ideally, I could see a couple 'buttons' on the main wallet view with "Earn Interest" and "Earn through Computing Hardware" options. There could also be a wizard that pops up for entering pool information as necessary.
I would love to promote YAC to a wide audience, but mining software is at a point that turns off a lot of potential stakeholders. I think when people enjoy spending a lot of time working on computers and code, they tend to forget how foreign and complicated unappealing even the simplest tasks seem to a lot of people.
I imagine ThirtyBird, Joe_Bauers, Groko, old c coder could work together on this project, but I also hope more people will donate to the bounty to make it worth the interest of other intelligent people in the cryptoworld near the same caliber. It would open up a lot of doors in terms of marketing if it can be said YACoin is THE most user-friendly coin in crypto. Besides, it there a coin out there right now that favors CPU mining as much as YAC?
Per usual, the YACoin for the bounty will be kept in a specified address. Please feel free to help grow the bounty. Given my reputation, it is safe to say the coins will be kept safe and secure until the bounty if fulfilled. I will use my discretion and consult with other contributors of the bounty to make sure the intent is sufficiently fulfilled (ie there may be some room for creativity in the Autodetect feature). Any and all feedback will be appreciated. Thank you!
Bounty Address: YAA2QgGmKdzo31pg6iZBQNTF2xgRHmsVXw
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