OK, so now for the prize information that some of you might have been waiting eagerly for the details
First a picture or 2 - click on the pictures to see bigger versions of them:
The pool has now mined 84 blocks (plus 1 orphan) since September!
As we approach the 100 mark, I thought it would be good to have a competition with a prize that many might find appealing.Spondoolies-Tech http://www.spondoolies-tech.com/ will be supplying and shipping a 1.7TH/s SP20
(without a PSU, as shown in the image above) to the winner of the following competition:
The winner will be the next person who finds a block, with a single mining account or mining address with between 800GHs and 50THs
, between now and the 110th valid pool block
- i.e. the next 26 valid blocks.
If no one in the 800GHs to 50THs
hash range finds a block by the 110th valid block, then instead, the last person, in that hash range 800GHs to 50THs
, who submits the last valid share before valid block 110 is found, will be the winner.
Now, just in case we do find an orphan in that time, the orphan will also count as a winner, but orphans wont count towards the total blocks until we reach 110.
I will post the winning details here on the forum in this topic and you will also need to contact me via forum PM or IRC, within 48 hours of my winning announcement, otherwise we'll move on to the next possible winner.
The hash range is specific since I don't want 1,000 people mining with 10GHs joining just to win the SP20.
I'd prefer one person with 10THs
Also, anyone with over 50THs really isn't going to appreciate an extra 1.7THs as much as anyone in the range limit I've set.
Anyone in that range 800GHs to 50THs should certainly benefit well from getting the Spondoolies-Tech SP20 as a prize!
To find the last share if necessary: the pool itself has a complete log of all shares it receives so I just need to look for the last share date in the log file, fractions of a second before the date of the block message in the log file.
Oh also, ckolivas and I cannot win it of course
As I mentioned in an earlier post, you will have to supply an address that Spondoolies-Tech can ship it to.
It doesn't have to be your own address, but it has to be possible for them to ship to your chosen address.
If you cannot do this, then the prize will be awarded to the next in line who finds a block, or the owner of the previous to last share before the 110th block.
If you mine to an address, you'll need to sign a message with the winning address, to identify who is the contact to claim the prize.
If you don't want to supply contact details to ship it to, then the prize will be awarded to the next in line who finds a block, or the owner of the previous to last share.
One last important thing - my decision on the winner is final.
If there is any confusion or misunderstanding about how the winner is chosen, I retain the right to choose who the winner is in the event of any disagreement.
P.S. I'll add this to the Opening Post in this topic, and update both that and this post if any changes are required to the prize details.