Get paid to play Minecraft!

Discussion in 'Mine For BTC!' started by SgtSpike, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    On MinecraftCC's main server (IP: play.minecraftcc.com), you can be paid in bitcoins for every unique block you mine and every unique block you place! Unique is defined as an x,y,z,[world] position that has not previously been modified by any player. This is valid on all worlds within the main server. I plan for this to continue indefinitely, but the payout per block may vary in the future.

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: If your forum username does not match your in-game name, you will NOT receive a payout! If you need to change your forum username to match your in-game name, please contact me (SgtSpike) via forum PM, and I can change it. Note that once I change it, you will need to log in with your new username - it will not let you log in with your old username. You could also simply sign up for a new forum account that matches your in-game name - the choice is yours.

    Please note that useless and ugly block placements will not be allowed, especially on the creative map! You may mine however you like except on creative, where even mining must be kept clean, purposeful, and pretty. If you are caught doing ugly things for the purpose of exploiting the payout system, you will be banned from the server. BOTTING IS NOT ALLOWED. If you are suspected of botting, you very well be permanently banned from the server. For this reason, pay attention to chat, and if you are frozen by a moderator, respond to them if they ask you a question!

    The payout is currently variable per block, and denominated in satoshi's. A satoshi is a small fraction of a bitcoin. 100,000 satoshi's (12,500 mined stone) is currently worth about $0.60, so it doesn't take much play time to add up! The minimum payout is 50,000 satoshi's (or 0.0005 BTC), so you must mine at least that much before you will see your first payout. The maximum payout per week per player is 0.01 BTC. Any blocks mined beyond that amount in a single week will not be paid, ever.

    The list of satoshis per block modified is below. Placing a block is AIR.

    Code:
    blocks
      ACACIA_STAIRS: 3
      ACTIVATOR_RAIL: 1
      AIR: 3
      ANVIL: 7
      BEACON: 34
      BED_BLOCK: 3
      BEDROCK: 0
      BIRCH_WOOD_STAIRS: 3
      BOOKSHELF: 3
      BREWING_STAND: 1
      BRICK: 3
      BRICK_STAIRS: 3
      BROWN_MUSHROOM: 1
      BURNING_FURNACE: 6
      CACTUS: 5
      CAKE_BLOCK: 6
      CARPET: 1
      CARROT: 1
      CAULDRON: 3
      CHEST: 4
      CLAY: 1
      COAL_BLOCK: 7
      COAL_ORE: 5
      COBBLE_WALL: 3
      COBBLESTONE: 3
      COBBLESTONE_STAIRS: 3
      COCOA: 1
      COMMAND: 1
      Wheat: 1
      DARK_OAK_STAIRS: 3
      Daylight Sensor: 1
      DEAD_BUSH: 1
      DETECTOR_RAIL: 1
      DIAMOND_BLOCK: 7
      DIAMOND_ORE: 5
      Redstone Repeater: 1
      DIRT: 2
      DISPENSER: 6
      DOUBLE_PLANT: 1
      DOUBLE_STEP: 3
      DRAGON_EGG: 28
      DROPPER: 6
      EMERALD_BLOCK: 7
      EMERALD_ORE: 5
      ENCHANTMENT_TABLE: 7
      ENDER_CHEST: 32
      ENDER_PORTAL: 1
      ENDER_PORTAL_FRAME: 1
      ENDER_STONE: 5
      FENCE: 3
      FENCE_GATE: 3
      FIRE: 1
      FLOWER_POT: 1
      FURNACE: 6
      GLASS: 4
      GLOWING_REDSTONE_ORE: 5
      GLOWSTONE: 4
      GOLD_BLOCK: 5
      GOLD_ORE: 9
      GOLD_PLATE: 1
      GRASS: 2
      GRAVEL: 1
      HARD_CLAY: 2
      HAY_BLOCK: 6
      HOPPER: 5
      HUGE_MUSHROOM_1: 1
      HUGE_MUSHROOM_2: 1
      ICE: 2
      IRON_BLOCK: 7
      IRON_DOOR_BLOCK: 7
      IRON_FENCE: 7
      IRON_ORE: 7
      IRON_PLATE: 1
      JACK_O_LANTERN: 2
      JUKEBOX: 3
      JUNGLE_WOOD_STAIRS: 3
      LADDER: 5
      LAPIS_BLOCK: 5
      LAPIS_ORE: 8
      LAVA: 1
      LEAVES: 1
      LEAVES_2: 1
      LEVER: 6
      LOCKED_CHEST: 4
      LOG: 5
      LOG_2: 5
      LONG_GRASS: 1
      MELON_BLOCK: 6
      MELON_STEM: 1
      MOB_SPAWNER: 7
      MONSTER_EGGS: 9
      MOSSY_COBBLESTONE: 3
      MYCEL: 1
      NETHER_BRICK: 3
      NETHER_BRICK_STAIRS: 3
      NETHER_FENCE: 3
      NETHER_WARTS: 1
      NETHERRACK: 1
      NOTE_BLOCK: 1
      OBSIDIAN: 30
      PACKED_ICE: 1
      PISTON_BASE: 6
      PISTON_EXTENSION: 6
      PISTON_MOVING_PIECE: 6
      PISTON_STICKY_BASE: 6
      PORTAL: 1
      POTATO: 1
      POWERED_RAIL: 1
      PUMPKIN: 2
      PUMPKIN_STEM: 1
      QUARTZ_BLOCK: 1
      QUARTZ_ORE: 3
      QUARTZ_STAIRS: 1
      RAILS: 1
      RED_MUSHROOM: 1
      RED_ROSE: 1
      REDSTONE_BLOCK: 7
      REDSTONE_COMPARATOR_OFF: 1
      REDSTONE_COMPARATOR_ON: 1
      REDSTONE_LAMP_OFF: 4
      REDSTONE_LAMP_ON: 4
      REDSTONE_ORE: 9
      REDSTONE_TORCH_OFF: 1
      REDSTONE_TORCH_ON: 1
      REDSTONE_WIRE: 1
      SAND: 2
      SANDSTONE: 2
      SANDSTONE_STAIRS: 1
      SAPLING: 3
      SIGN_POST: 2
      SKULL: 1
      SMOOTH_BRICK: 3
      SMOOTH_STAIRS: 3
      SNOW: 1
      SNOW_BLOCK: 1
      SOIL: 2
      SOUL_SAND: 1
      SPONGE: 7
      SPRUCE_WOOD_STAIRS: 3
      STAINED_CLAY: 2
      STAINED_GLASS: 4
      STAINED_GLASS_PANE: 4
      STATIONARY_LAVA: 1
      STATIONARY_WATER: 1
      STEP: 3
      STONE: 4
      STONE_BUTTON: 6
      STONE_PLATE: 1
      SUGAR_CANE_BLOCK: 1
      THIN_GLASS: 4
      TNT: 1
      TORCH: 1
      TRAP_DOOR: 5
      TRAPPED_CHEST: 4
      TRIPWIRE: 1
      TRIPWIRE_HOOK: 1
      VINE: 1
      WALL_SIGN: 2
      WATER: 3
      WATER_LILY: 3
      WEB: 3
      WOOD: 6
      WOOD_BUTTON: 6
      WOOD_DOUBLE_STEP: 3
      WOOD_PLATE: 1
      WOOD_STAIRS: 3
      WOOD_STEP: 3
      WOODEN_DOOR: 5
      WOOL: 2
      WORKBENCH: 4
      YELLOW_FLOWER: 1
      CROPS: 1
     
     
     
     
    
    Payouts are generally made once a week, currently on Tuesdays.

    To be paid, you must post your bitcoin address in the "Post Your Bitcoin Address Here" thread. You will not be paid for blocks mined prior to posting your address in that thread. Read the instructions carefully or you may not receive your payouts!

    An easy bitcoin wallet to use is located at blockchain.info. Create a free wallet, and follow the instructions for receiving bitcoins to generate a receiving address. A valid Bitcoin address always starts with a 1. This is the address you should provide in the previously mentioned thread. If you want to check the validity of a Bitcoin address, try http://blockexplorer.com/q/checkaddress

    To learn more about Bitcoin, visit www.weusecoins.com.

    If you wish to donate to the Mine For BTC project, please send Bitcoins to 13m8dAb16KqWv7v9oEsr97mYMXbynR6CoD. Note that no donations to upgrade accounts to VIP are being used to fund this project - it is coming out of my pocket, so donations made directly to this project are greatly appreciated! I would also love to increase the amount of Bitcoins paid per block mined, and donations would certainly help me do so...!
    Eason Lam and Luminarada80 like this.
  2. stripMINER55 Server Moderator

    I would like to know more about this. Why would you pay to have players mine? Are the blocks mined kept? etc
  3. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    Why? To hopefully attract more people to play, and play for longer on our server. I view it as a form of advertisement! Soon, I will also be revealing this to the Bitcoin community at large, which could bring a number of new players to our server.

    And yes, of course, blocks mined are kept! Everything will be as normal in the game.

    I've noticed you at the top of the list every time I've done daily test runs in the past days... you do a significant amount of mining/block placing by the looks of it!
  4. Gibitul Space Guy

    Wait so how much is a bitcoin worth in real US money? And by useless blocks do you mean by placing a block and replacing it? Wouldn't this outlaw cobblestone generators?
  5. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    It's possible I will disclude cobblestone generator activity. How is the cobblestone collected from such a generator? Does the player have to mine it, or does it just automatically drop into their inventory?
  6. HudyBoy Friendly Neighborhood Enderman

    They mine it.
  7. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    So someone could stand there with a brick on their mouse button and be "mining" 24/7? I might have to disclude such activities from this reporting then. Maybe by only counting unique block locations modified.
  8. Breakon INFJ

    Ok so I noticed 2 things on that link to making a bitcoin account. Which one do I click? The green one or the blue one on the top in the left-hand corner?
  9. stripMINER55 Server Moderator

    This is obviously going to be challenging to set up a good system.
    I'm at the top of blocks mined/placed? :0 Now, excuse me while I go protect my title! >:eek:
  10. Frenziedfox Frightened Friend of the French

    Can you make some sort of daily leaderboard or something Sgt? I think it would add a layer of friendly competition to our server escapades.
  11. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    Either one - they both lead to the same thing.
    Yes - it's on my to-do list!
  12. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    The first payout is on its way!

    Code:
    1AJaaYqP6NY96GoTDHsmNV1aajsdM5HDtY 0.0005162 BTC
    1942JQywiYG9w3H2yHP1LQDbKxAEEn3d1i 0.0004926 BTC
    145UjJbQz7jR4bKUXagruDBhquy1CAdba9 0.9965017 BTC
    141rEsoY9R7PSpJAKUW1cJdupmiuv5wZ7K 0.0004525 BTC
    13EkhEYeqR2yPfpMCYSnSVRXCCjAAuw7Ec 0.0003407 BTC
    18KGpAyasNhwf4odMowEqGGwVWBvzqAT8s 0.0002002 BTC
    153yfaAPTiyPxgwCXPWEdenZg6AMEtumgi 0.0001733 BTC
    1BtF8Frw8dTPwBye7wKbfKGemzXeEBoYGp 0.0001554 BTC
    12RzKxyVx7KXjGUJ8yhG1wFwswAHoQEn3m 0.000112 BTC
    1EEbL73ELErhqTZBikYKHDmcjRYucgE7kS 0.0000251 BTC
    1YwPXyBt7BRjeNynvGUkXjdBfgL6WWsXm 0.0000218 BTC
    1DxUQMN9SupT2nYLXWpNP1BK1JHK3rGa3M 0.0000005 BTC
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  13. stripMINER55 Server Moderator

    Would there be a quota for blocks mined/placed? Or would this be a thing where we put in as much effort into this as we want no quotas or being full/part time miners. If I do agree to this I doubt I will be on a significant time except for vacations like I am now. Also, how practical are bitcoins? I would like to know if it could help pay for food and text books with bitcoins from this if possible.
  14. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    There's no quota - you can mine 8 blocks and be paid for them, or 800,000.

    They're fairly impractical at this point, but the list of vendors/people accepting them continues to grow. You can always sell them for USD too, and use that to buy whatever you want.
    keepkalm likes this.
  15. Gibitul Space Guy

    In a cobblestone generator water touches lava which generates cobblestone. You could then mine the cobblestone generated. It's an efficient way of collecting stone without defacing the earth. You don't always get the cobblestone you mine as there is a chance it will fall into the lava.
  16. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    Alright, I'll try to think of ways to mitigate this. I have a feeling the mysql script to only grab unique x,y,z would be too complex to run within a practical time limit for 70 million blocks (yes, we have changed 70 million blocks as a whole since the last hawkeye reset!).
  17. Katherine_a possibly a really convincing bot

    I'm 2nd, yippee! At this rate, I'll be able to buy that shiny new paperclip in no time at all :D
  18. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    Second payout went through successfully. :) I am thinking of increasing the payout significantly, up to 10x what it is now. I want to see a few more days of data first to be sure I can afford it though.

    Code:
    1NJ53Ek9X5uaUBwyPWi7J9ccPTNhr1gpum 0.9944139 BTC
    1BtF8Frw8dTPwBye7wKbfKGemzXeEBoYGp 0.0004177 BTC
    141rEsoY9R7PSpJAKUW1cJdupmiuv5wZ7K 0.0003833 BTC
    1942JQywiYG9w3H2yHP1LQDbKxAEEn3d1i 0.0002129 BTC
    156dUkpPuyQT7AvEJJ4n6NEeMLexUzxQe7 0.0001909 BTC
    153yfaAPTiyPxgwCXPWEdenZg6AMEtumgi 0.000174 BTC
    18KGpAyasNhwf4odMowEqGGwVWBvzqAT8s 0.0001276 BTC
    12RzKxyVx7KXjGUJ8yhG1wFwswAHoQEn3m 0.0000473 BTC
    1AJaaYqP6NY96GoTDHsmNV1aajsdM5HDtY 0.0000181 BTC
    13EkhEYeqR2yPfpMCYSnSVRXCCjAAuw7Ec 0.0000132 BTC
    18TKNbSLTrd3a2W8mtoH5uNzFhWRWNcuHU 0.0000021 BTC
    13VSVN1Zyegyec4gtU5mwHi3oVbjWF6nx7 0.0000007 BTC
  19. HudyBoy Friendly Neighborhood Enderman

    So, with all the translating, how much blocks would you need to mine in order to get a single American dollar?
  20. SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner

    A lot, but I hope to make it smaller soon! ;)

    About 83,333 blocks.

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