Bitcoin Forum
December 18, 2017, 01:44:10 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Bitcoin as prize money for achieving highscores in high-ranking iOS/Android apps  (Read 1254 times)
ensurance982
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 518


Trust me!


View Profile
September 01, 2014, 02:27:17 PM
 #1

I was just thinking of a new way to promote Bitcoin to the masses. Imagine:

- We team up with the developers of some of the high ranking Apps on the iTunes App Store or Android Marketplace
- Chip in together and collect BTC in a donation-address, so we can...
- ...offer certain amounts of BTC as a sort of prize money for people playing the game and achieving high scores!

People are crazy for those Clash of Clans or Flappy Bird games. Why not give away BTC for the best 3 or 10 or whatever players each day. That way people are attracted to the game and we promote Bitcoin! Suggestions? Ideas?

                                                                                                                      We Support Currencies: BTC, LTC, USD, EUR, GBP
1513561450
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513561450

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513561450
Reply with quote  #2

1513561450
Report to moderator
1513561450
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513561450

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513561450
Reply with quote  #2

1513561450
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1513561450
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513561450

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513561450
Reply with quote  #2

1513561450
Report to moderator
1513561450
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513561450

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513561450
Reply with quote  #2

1513561450
Report to moderator
1513561450
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513561450

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513561450
Reply with quote  #2

1513561450
Report to moderator
minerpumpkin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 672


A pumpkin mines 27 hours a night


View Profile
September 01, 2014, 09:34:49 PM
 #2

Read about this idea in the other thread! Yeah, don't know either whether this idea has been brought up before, but it may be worth looking into! The people over at Dogecoin successfully did quite some marketing stunts, while Bitcoin sometimes appears to be rather greedy.

██████████████████████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████████████████████
█████                                    █████
█████                                    █████
█████                                    █████
█████           ▄█▄        ▄█▄           █████
█████          ████████████████          █████
█████           ▀████████████▀           █████
█████           ████▀    ▀████           █████
█████           ████▄    ▄████           █████
█████           ▄████████████▄           █████
█████          ████████████████          █████
█████           ▀█▀        ▀█▀           █████
█████                                    █████
█████                                    █████
█████                                    █████
██████████████████████████████████████████████
██████████████████████████████████████████████
▄██████████████████████████▄
██                        ██
██                        ██
██                        ██
██             ▄█▀███████████
██              ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██▀
██                        ██
██                        ██
██▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██
 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▄██████████████████████████▄
██                        ██
██                        ██
██                        ██
██                        ██
████████████████████████████
██                        ██
██                        ██
██▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██
 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
▄██████████████████████████▄
██                 ▄███▀  ██
██             ▄▄██▀▀  ▄█ ██
██     ▄    ▄███▀▀  ▄███  ██
██    ██▄▄██▀▀   ▄█████   ██
██   ████▀▀  ▄▄██▀▀ ▀█    ██
██  █▀▀   ▄▄██▀           ██
██    ▄▄███▀              ██
██▄▄▄████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██
 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▄██████████████████████████▄
██                        ██
██  ████▄  ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄   ██
██     ▀█▄ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██    ██
██      ██         ██     ██
██       ███████████      ██
██        ▄▄     ▄▄       ██
██       ▀██▀   ▀██▀      ██
██▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██
 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
▄██████████████████████████▄
██                       ▄██
██                     █████
██         ▄         ███▀ ██
██       ▄███     ▄███▀   ██
██   ▄▄███▀▀███▄████▀     ██
██▄▄███▀     ▀███▀        ██
████▀                     ██
██▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██
 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

▄███████████▄  ██████████████
█           █  █            █
█           █  █            █
█           █  █            █
█           █  █            █
█           █  █            █
█           █  █            █
█           █  █            █
██████▀██████  ██████▀███████
 ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀   ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
fonenumba
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 210


View Profile
September 01, 2014, 09:48:56 PM
 #3

I don't think many people would be "chipping in" to a donation address.

The only way this could potentially be successful would be if the ad revenue would be enough to support the payouts. This would make it so playing the game would be similarly profitable to that of faucets. The fact that a game payout for getting a high score would likely alone not add to the popularity of the game.

Itsumo
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 112

Play Rock Paper Scissor Lizard Spock


View Profile
September 02, 2014, 07:30:25 AM
 #4

Will surely get a lot from playing temple run then.
coinut
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 207


View Profile
September 02, 2014, 08:08:55 AM
 #5

I have thought about this also but I realised that someone will always find away it cheat/hack, if you could make it cheat proof it would be a success if the game is addictive enough.
lihuajkl
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358



View Profile WWW
September 02, 2014, 08:27:15 AM
 #6

Depending on the donation cannot last for long time for the payout of the game. I don't think it is a good idea. It is good for the crappy coin to spread out at the launching stage.

My blog:http://coinour.com/
Offer English Chinese Translation Service
Being Chinese Crypto Market Consultant
Honeybooboo
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 354


View Profile
September 02, 2014, 09:09:43 AM
 #7

Well in theory this would be a good idea but it's down to the developers wanting to implement it. Also, wont Apple have some rules against giving out cash prizes as rewards etc?
giveBTCpls
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 322


View Profile
September 02, 2014, 11:30:59 AM
 #8

This would be great but will the blockchain be able to keep with all the micropayments? Well maybe its not a problem if its daily and for the top3 only I guess.

Kickstart4
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 68


View Profile
September 02, 2014, 12:45:00 PM
 #9

Its possible this idea will be highly exploited by hackers. Then promotion will be cornered and loss will be what you will see.
ensurance982
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 518


Trust me!


View Profile
September 03, 2014, 08:36:37 PM
 #10

This would be great but will the blockchain be able to keep with all the micropayments? Well maybe its not a problem if its daily and for the top3 only I guess.

Yeah, that's what I was aiming at. We should reward the best 10 players every day! Maybe the developers could pay the prizes themselves, high-grossing games make a ton of money, and this would only mean more and more customers!

                                                                                                                      We Support Currencies: BTC, LTC, USD, EUR, GBP
ensurance982
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 518


Trust me!


View Profile
September 03, 2014, 08:37:30 PM
 #11

This would be great but will the blockchain be able to keep with all the micropayments? Well maybe its not a problem if its daily and for the top3 only I guess.

Yeah, only the best 3 players a day or something. We're already seeing thousands of transactions every day coming from Satoshi Dice or other gambling sites, this wouldn't change very much, if you ask me!

                                                                                                                      We Support Currencies: BTC, LTC, USD, EUR, GBP
ensurance982
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 518


Trust me!


View Profile
September 03, 2014, 08:38:39 PM
 #12

Well in theory this would be a good idea but it's down to the developers wanting to implement it. Also, wont Apple have some rules against giving out cash prizes as rewards etc?

Yeah, that could be... Hmm I'd have to research that, but it's definitely a possibility that Apple is prohibiting it. I was already wondering this when I got the idea, and I thought "hey why aren't developers doing this already". This could be the reason!

                                                                                                                      We Support Currencies: BTC, LTC, USD, EUR, GBP
beetcoin
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 434


View Profile
September 03, 2014, 09:03:40 PM
 #13

i'm pretty uncomfortable with contributing any funds to a pot, especially with the individual or group managing those funds not necessarily showing transparency. we evne see people on here who try to selfishly capitalize on disaster in the name of "humanitarian aid." there was someone just yesterday who was asking for donations to gaza victims, but he provided no link and just copy/pasted a wall of text with sad pictures.
kingcolex
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1316



View Profile
September 03, 2014, 09:36:15 PM
 #14

I was really hoping of a mobile mmo where the currency was satoshis, and you could redeem or transfer them to your wallet when you had a certain amount and the game is funded by ads.

oceans
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 406



View Profile
September 04, 2014, 12:31:52 AM
 #15

This is a great idea and one way to promote bitcoin in a good way. There are so many games out there that are really popular that could take advantage of this idea it's a shame it's not been done already to be honest.

johncarpe64
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 421


View Profile
September 04, 2014, 04:04:29 AM
 #16

This would be great but will the blockchain be able to keep with all the micropayments? Well maybe its not a problem if its daily and for the top3 only I guess.
Blockchain spam would not be an issue if the payments were first made to a website that would handle payouts and people could withdraw their funds when they are done playing or for whatever reason (but likely would not after every "win"). This is how PD and dicebitco.in works. You are thinking that satoshi dice style gambling is the only way to implement this.

██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
RISE
gonnafly
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 52


View Profile
September 05, 2014, 12:51:39 PM
 #17

I like this idea. Too bad I know diddy-squat about developing games.
MajidBC
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 182

KryptKoin is one of the best!!!


View Profile
September 07, 2014, 08:15:50 PM
 #18

M-commerce has been becoming one of the best to invest. Just check growth charts. Combining BTC with addictive stuffs, such as Clash of Clans that you mentioned, is a great idea in my opinion.

By the way, has Apple stated anything about accepting BTC for App Store yet?
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!