I share the concerns of those below, and will not be donating.
Monero Tracking Challenge #2
funded of XMR500.00 target
Special Note on Fraud Prevention
In order to guarantee that prize funds are not distributed until the community agrees that the contest was indeed conducted fairly, we should store the funds in an n-n-multisig wallet held by prominent members of the Monero community.
In this 2nd iteration, in order to attract high quality contestants, we would like to raise a substantially greater prize (round 1's prize was 23 XMR).
If there is no contest winner, the prize will roll over into whatever funds are raised for the 3rd contest.
As with last round, solutions are publicly submitted for all to see, so that the contest judge cannot hide submissions from the public.
After the contest end time, all viewkeys and key images will be published, so that the public can audit the "hidden" funds and ensure there was no cheating.
Contestants who submitted a correct solution wlil be required to:
- Demonstrate the methodology used to link the two addresses together in sufficient detail to convince at least 2 of the 3 judges (judges appointed prior to ffs approval, they should be trusted community members) that the integrity of the protocol was indeed compromised.
- The panel will have x days (however long they request, will have to coordinate ahead of time) to review each eligible submission.
- All panel findings shall be publicly published
- Prize funds are under sole control of panel (most likely in the form of a multisig wallet).
Riiume - A senior software developer with a bachelor's in pure mathematics from MIT (see signatures); creator of the "Monero Tracking Challenge" and the tool (from before Segwit was locked in) SegwitPoolsData.
Other devs who would like to contribute in some way,
- e.g. Setting up an n-n-multisig wallet to host the prize funds (the "hidden funds" will be a separate, smaller amount that participants must track). Excellent opportunity to showcase this new feature of Monero.
Several community members have suggested that the contest would garner more & stronger participants if we increased the prize pot, and that the subsequent media coverage would likewise be larger.
Update http://monerotrackingchallenge.com for round 2, including specifying the exact start and end dates of the round.
Wallet_Omega_2for round 2, along with one or more intermediate wallets.
"Launder" the target XMR (different from the prize pot XMR) from
Wallet_Omega_2before the start time of the contest.
Publicize the contest via reddit and twitter.
Judge the contest once it ends. Publish all necessary keys for auditing.
Publicize contest results.
Contest shall kick off no later than April 5th, 2018, 18:00 UTC.
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