I was poking around the interwebs yesterday and today, and in doing so came to the conclusion that I couldn't find any operating Litecoin faucets. So I made my own. I think a faucet for digital currency is important/useful as, while not giving large sums to anyone anytime quick, it enables people to try out a currency or get familiar with it. For example, another member on the forum did a cool project with giving elementary students of a class a wallet with (I think) 1 BTC in it. This type of faucet would be perfect for something like this. Use cases:
1.) A few LTC a day for people who don't want to mine / don't know how
2.) Gives people some LTC to experiment with and practice with (instead of risking BTC) (mainly applies to kids...)
3.) An addition to what a person mines daily (the time it takes you to fill in your address is likely faster than it takes your miner to earn 1 LTC for you)
4.) Can get friends into a digital currency without dishing out any money
Probably more possible, that's all I can think of right now.
I had an old domain lying around from when I was going to start some sort of software dev business, and so, for now, I am going to be using this domain for the faucet, but I may switch to another domain depending on various circumstances. Anyhow, here is a picture of the faucet:
It's called Litecoin Dropper, adopting the Ł to be the Litecoin symbol, we'll see how that goes. Basically you get 1 LTC per round (amount subject to change based on supply/demand) per IP. At the end of the round, all of the IP's have the first address they submitted sent one LTC, and a new round starts. There may be some addresses which don't receive LTC, such as if there are 30 IP addresses that are like 79.112.147.x where it's pretty obvious someone is using something like a mobile phone to submit multiple Litecoin Addresses from an IP address they can easily change. This will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
The dropper/faucet works by rounds, which range from usually, under normal circumstances, 8-12 hours per round. Each round each IP is allowed one LTC address. The system won't stop you from entering another, but you will only get payout on the first address submitted that round. You will know we are one a new round as the round number will increase.
The pool is funded by 1.) a certain percentage of my mining output, 2.) donations (donation address on site), 3.) Litecoin miner embedded in website, and 4.) possibly the Ad money?
If you would like to read an FAQ, please go to http://litecoinfaucet.com/FAQ.html
Anyways, please leave (negative or positive) feedback.
As well, I know the design isn't very polished/attractive, but heh, 1.) I'll probably do some work on it in about a week (once finals are over) but it's functional and gets the job done
. Happy mining/pooling/dropping!
Oh, and Moderators, if this belongs in another category like project development or something, sorry, didn't know quite where to post this... please move it if it is wrong
I have noticed some very similar IP's requesting litecoins very close to each other (like 109.163.233.(200/201/205)), so I have automatically only paid out one LTC to the first address given by any of these similar IP's. Otherwise, everything's going smooth and such
. I'm gonna start a bit of a progress counter here to keep up on the system's progress.
We have made a block worth an extra 2.5 LTC from trans. fees apparently: http://abe.liteco.in/chain/Litecoin/b/138978
Still don't understand where some of those numbers are coming from though, seems a bit odd lol EDIT: Now have transferred everything over to new Domain, lemme know about strange bugs that shouldn't happen! EDIT AGAIN: Mobo in main computer with wallet died, traded some BTC to LTC to hold us over, ordered a new cheap mobo (~60 USD...) to fill in while other mobo is out for RMA... Now doing payouts again though