I’ve been working on a small project last week, I call it BitPoint. It’s a pretty straight forward gambling game paid by bitcoins. A short summary of bitcoins for those who do not know: It’s a online, decentralized cryptocurrency that can be used to buy stuff from other bitcoin users. It can be exchanged to other currency by trading with other users (and by the time writing this 1BTC is worth USD20). If you want to know more, check the link above.
How it worksYou start of by buying a point in the field (by clicking anywhere). Each point costs a small amount of BTC (the cost per next point increases for each point, if first point costs 0.005btc, next point will cost 0.005+0.005btc). The bitcoins from each point is added to the jackpot. Each day at midnight UTC a random point is selected on the field with a certain radius. Every point inside this radius is a winner and will split 70% of the jackpot amongst them. 20% of the jackpot goes to the next round and 10% to me (the jackpot number on the front page already takes this into account and that is the actual amount that will be split!). If no one wins, 100% of the jackpot goes to the next round.