POOL FUNDS UPDATE AND REIMBURSEMENT PROCESS :
After a week of negotiations surrounding this mess that I am fully to blame for, well aside from the fact BTCST should have paid out by now, I need to breakdown my plans on paying back all outstanding pool earnings.
Right now I still have private contracts to finish which would yield me the final payments on them as soon as they clear, these contracts are due for final payment by the end of September and the final amounts by the end of October which means the following:
1.) In order for me to get the remaining outstanding payments on the contract I need to keep the pool running with miners otherwise its clear that I wouldnt be able to finish these contracts which in return wouldnt pay me the final payments.
2.) All unpaid balances up to 29th of August for each miner will be paid out at total combined unpaid balance + 20% (this is an interest tax I am paying extra which would effectively be covered by my 20% market on sold contracts) and this will be paid out before/on September 30th.
3.) All unpaid balances between 29 August - 31 October will be paid out in full by the end of 31 October and I will be paying out at total unpaid balance + 30% which would effectively clear me out of BTC from contract earnings but also make good in total on all unpaid balances and earn some extra BTC for everyone(especially the users who likely hate me at this point)
4.) On the 31st of October if there is BTC still outstanding I will make good on that by buying the BTC so that everyone will be paid up in full on their past mining.
5.) Until this mess is cleared up by no later than October 31st, the new website is put on hold and if I can still have the trust of miners at that time after they see I made good on my promises I will launch the new website and take things forward from that point on. I have definitely learned out of this process and history wont repeat itself.
6.) At this point I am not making any BTC payouts, I know there is a few with small balances but when I start pick and choosing with not enough BTC at this point to payout to everyone this mess will just get more out of hand. All I can ask of everyone with balances is to remain calm and expect their full earnings paid out no later than the process above.
7.) Starting on the 29th of September I will place all miners on 130% PPS so that their earnings would allready reflect each week what they would receive at the end when I make the payouts.
All details above would be sorted out ahead of time if BTCST funds gets paid out before end of October and if BTCST payout ahead of time I will update the total extra interest to accomodate the earlier payouts but it will be in daily proportions on interest.
The plan above is to ensure that if BTCST doesnt payout before end of October or worst case never pays out then atleast I can get everyone their funds back even though it would cost me alot out of my pockets and all my contract profits in the process.
I accept responsibility for this loss since it was my stupidity which got us in this mess.
Now I need to ask from all miners to help me out at this point so that the pool doesnt grind to a halt and cause potentially even more problems with the above payouts considering it will work out as stated above as long as I can finish the running contracts which wont be a problem as long as miners continue to mine.
If you cant afford to wait such long periods for BTC payments as outlined above I would understand but if you can spare a portion of your regular mining power for the duration of this process it would go a long way to fix this situation.
I know some of you might ask me why cant I pay out the earnings since last friday when BTCST shutdown and the answre to that is actually quite simple, through the year I allways paid from my own personal BTC stash for the duration of contract and replenished my BTC stash as soon as the contracts were fully paid.
While a contract runs I direct my pool traffic to the bitcoind of the buyer so that they can have their clean virgin blocks and the buyer pays me in fiat, partially at the start of the contract and the majority at the end of the contract.
Now obviously I dont have my own BTC stash to make the regular payouts since I moved that to BTCST right before this whole BTCST shutdown occurred which left me dry and BTCless however I do have a good portion of fiat which I would move to buy BTC on the 31st of October for whatever outstanding balance still remains.
I am confident that if miners work together with me during this process they will come ahead with their extra percentages as stated above and I would be able to make good on the outstanding balances.
Id like to keep this thread unlocked but due to all the delays and problems caused by the BTCST shutdown I really dont want a thread full of spam stating the very obvious such as, "How could you be so stupid" etc. , I have outlined my plan of reimbursement and I will stick to that and if miners work together with me on this it would run according to plan and problably even faster.
I really appreciate the fact that a big group of miners have kept their calm through this even though its a difficult situation.
Feel free to get back onto the pool with either your full hashrate or partial hashrate if you are happy with the process outlined above, the more hashing power I have on the pool the sooner I can finish the outstanding contracts.
Email/PM me in the meantime if you wish to talk more about the process, I can unfortunately not change what have happened and the only solution right now is the process outlined above so please when you contact me there is no point asking me for payouts etc. since I will not be able to give you a earlier payout date even if I wanted.
For those of you who want to make use of the higher PPS rates I will be paying you are welcome to signup with the normal details and help out during this process of reimbursement.Sign-up :
Send me a PM on this forum with the following details : (If you were mining the week before before the changes, you dont need to apply again)
- Subject: Bonus PPS Pool - Public BETA Signup
- Gh: maximum hashrate you would point at Bonuspool.
- Email: so I can email you the pool details.
- BTCwallet: so I can pay you.