Bounties: Multi GPU Miner & Guide, Stratum Miner and Mining Optimization

In order to level the playing field for miners worldwide, we are announcing several bounties dedicated to AE mining.

We are looking for developers with experience in creating and optimizing mining software to join the current bounty campaigns. The goal is to enable AE miners worldwide to mine AE as conveniently and efficiently as possible and avoid mining centralization.

What needs to be developed is:

  • Multi GPU miner for mining AE with rigs
  • Stratum miner for enabling pool mining
  • Mining optimization (minimum 10% increase)

Bounty Rewards

  • 20 000 CHF for a Multi GPU miner and a guide on how to set up and use it
  • 20 000 CHF for the Stratum miner and a guide how to use it
  • 25 000 CHF for improving the efficiency of the currently existing AE mining software

Rules and Eligibility

  • This contest is open to anyone who has reached the age of maturity in their country of residence.
  • Teams are free to participate, but the award will be sent to a single ETH address.
  • Performance and easy installation will be important criteria for winner selection.
  • The miners should be able to run on Ubuntu 18.04. Windows miners are also eligible.
  • The solution should be optimal from operating system perspective and run directly on hardware (no dockers or virtualizations).
  • The user must create a video or text guide on how to use the mining software. The guide must be presented/written in English and include a detailed explanation of each step required to start mining AE on the Testnet. For a sample guide, please have a look at this.
  • All participants must have a GitHub account as a condition of eligibility.
  • All participants must fill-in this short form in order to be eligible to participate:

  • Contestants must post their submissions in a branch of æternity/epoch fork that is up-to-date with the upstream master as of November 21, 2018.
  • We accept any open source licence preferably ISC. Please get in touch if you prefer a different licence.
  • After the submission deadline has passed, members of the æternity team will evaluate all entries and select the winners.
  • Submissions Deadline: November 26, 2018 | 11:59 PM CET


If you have any questions or needs clarification on any of the bounty requirements, please use this dedicated topic in the Forum:

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