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March 11, 2012, 10:56:55 AM
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With or without bitcoins!

I just made an entirely new site to run your own march madness pool:

http://www.bitmadness.com/

To kick it off right, I've made a public pool that is free to enter with a total of 100 BTC in the pot! AND, if you somehow beat the odds and get all 63 games correct, you get 10,000, yes... 10,000 BTC! The chances of that happening are pretty small.. especially because only one entry is allowed per person, no cheating, eh!

Here's some cool stuff about Bit Madness:

 1. You can make as many pools as you want, and keep them closed to those you invite or open to anybody with the link.
 2. There are a number of options for how to score your pool and tiebreakers.
 3. This is the only march madness pool management site (that I know of) that will also manage money. If you're doing cash, it can just help you with the accounting, if you're doing bitcoin, it handles everything. You can also set your pools to free of course.
 4. The site uses the new MtGox payment API for the bitcoin stuff.. I think it may be the first implementation of it in the wild?!
 5. There's no limit to how many members you can have in your pools.
 6. The site is completely free, looks decent enough (in my humble opinion) and has no ads!

Please check it out, make a pool (and/or join the free one for a chance to win some BTC), invite your friends, give me some feedback, and let's go anybody but Duke!

And I'm going to bed! Damn you daylight savings!

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March 12, 2012, 05:28:20 PM
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http://www.bitmadness.com/pool.php?g=EC4AMAN6
0.01 btc

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March 13, 2012, 12:14:53 AM
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so, it went from waiting for confirmations back to not paid... i'm glad i only did a 0.01btc test, but yeah, problem there

http://blockchain.info/address/15H4o6YdM4obyNSJY8fhKdRNfswppM4xL4

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March 13, 2012, 03:07:29 AM
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Thanks for bringing this up.. I see where mtgox has been posting to our IPN with their API, but for some reason every post (the most recent one 1.5 hours ago) has had the status as "partial" (which implies < 6 confirmations).. I'll ask them what's up!?

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March 13, 2012, 12:00:37 PM
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For the cash sites, how do you mark people as paid?

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March 13, 2012, 05:36:57 PM
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Whoops, sorry about that.. there was a bug where you could only mark them as paid after the tournament begins! Now you can mark them paid just by clicking on their entry name, there'll be a button on the right that says "mark as paid"!

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March 14, 2012, 06:40:54 PM
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so, it went from waiting for confirmations back to not paid... i'm glad i only did a 0.01btc test, but yeah, problem there

http://blockchain.info/address/15H4o6YdM4obyNSJY8fhKdRNfswppM4xL4

Okay, Mtgox fixed it and it looks like it's all working now!

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March 15, 2012, 03:51:35 AM
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Is the deadline tomorrow 11AM EST for entries into any bracket pool?

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March 15, 2012, 04:45:11 AM
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As a bonus prize i will give first and last place an extra 0.05btc

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March 15, 2012, 07:51:16 AM
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Is the deadline tomorrow 11AM EST for entries into any bracket pool?
It's 3:15pm EST, when the first game begins!

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March 15, 2012, 10:09:05 AM
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Great Job with the site. Wish I saw it earlier, I would have created a pool.

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March 15, 2012, 03:11:58 PM
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Great Job with the site. Wish I saw it earlier, I would have created a pool.
Thanks! I do plan on hopefully offering Sweet 16 pools too starting Monday for the late-comers and terrible-pickers! Smiley

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March 17, 2012, 07:44:26 PM
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is there a way to sort the rankings so we can easily see where we are in comparison with everyone else?

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March 18, 2012, 06:58:03 AM
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is there a way to sort the rankings so we can easily see where we are in comparison with everyone else?

I'll be adding that tomorrow!

Although it is actually currently sorted in order of max possible points, which is kind of all that matters (vs. points just being what you have now)!

I should add an "expected points" thing too!

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March 18, 2012, 12:41:28 PM
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SYRACUSE ALL THE WAY BABY!  Smiley


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March 19, 2012, 12:03:20 AM
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is there a way to sort the rankings so we can easily see where we are in comparison with everyone else?

I added it now.. see:

http://www.bitmadness.com/standings.php?g=RJLCGV4Y

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March 19, 2012, 04:38:49 PM
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Also, I just made a new Sweet 16 "second-chance" pool, and now the links to invite people actually ARE referral links (i.e. if somebody you referred wins, you get 10% out of their winnings)!

You can make your own pool at:
http://www.bitmadness.com/new16.php

or sign up for a free one with a 25 BTC pot at:
http://www.bitmadness.com/pool.php?g=UC27YF84

or sign up for a 1 BTC one with an additional 25 BTC pot at:
http://www.bitmadness.com/pool.php?g=B99SNG25
(less competition for the 25 BTC!)

Note, for both of those the scoring includes a bonus for correctly picking an underdog!

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March 25, 2012, 01:29:06 AM
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hope my luck holds out in the sweet 16 pool!!


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March 25, 2012, 01:58:37 AM
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hope my luck holds out in the sweet 16 pool!!



If your luck is connected to the disturbing imagery on your profile pic (you making out with a ferret) I would say your a shoe in!

 
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March 25, 2012, 02:34:27 AM
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hope my luck holds out in the sweet 16 pool!!



If your luck is connected to the disturbing imagery on your profile pic (you making out with a ferret) I would say your a shoe in!

 

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