Well ... They are not exactly Bitcoins but Satoshis, but this Faucet I think is interesting:
Do you want to try it?
Looks hella shady. ngl
So a Satoshi is 0.00000001 of a bitcoin.
Bitcoin sits at about 8,000 USD (rounded down about a hundred for simplicity)
If you win you supposedly get 8 Satoshi which is $0.00008 USD, if you draw $0.00004. What's the domain owner making from all the ads plastered on the site with constant refreshing of the page throughout the game? If I sat down at my computer and pulled up the source code would I find a mining script (wouldn't be surprising since the game would hold you to the page for a while letting it run).
Even if this is legit I don't see the incentive in playing against a computer whilst constantly being interrupted by the refreshing just because of a chance to win fractions of a cent.
I found it a curious website and an original idea. Simply.
Do you know any other better website where you can earn Bitcoins playing chess?
"Do you know any other better website where you can earn Bitcoins playing chess?"
maybe that should be the point.
what is phishing?
this might be well engineered, at the internet scale, even if only a tiny intersection of web-present world population, get caught, that particular one might probably be of an obsessive kind. likely to lose perspective because of the chess game black hole.
3 years, no reviews. i don't know about scam advisor also, but their cookie warning inspires confidence, i don't want to spend the time figuring if that site in on a ring. 90% on the good side. With money involved and the word bitcoin, no paranoid review? Is this like a NK election?
we all have our default assumptions, like Bayesian junk mail classifiers going for the nothing-in-body of message, for completely new email header.
Not always intentional. Mine is that, at the scale that internet has, such a rare offer is suspicious. I don't know about crypto-mining and the extent to which just going to a web-site allows some of my computer CPU cycles getting enslaved to some script from the site, in all modern browser legality: it might not do harm to my file system, just use my attention time, and some of my computer CPU.
If it is a case of targeting chess player probable behavior (sustained presence, oblivious to surroundings), then it might be smart enough to not go wild west and would appear legit to non programming-literate chess players. All that technology is rather recent.
One thing i know also, is that one can't make bitcoin money out of thin air anymore, it costs more in infrastructure , the only reason to do farming is for stability, establishing reserves, some kind of gold value (that's what i gather, i am no expert).
New comer mining? it would have to compete in stability eventually, or is just hitching a ride on other crypto-currency assets (still don't understand how exactly, too lazy to follow the economic money talk mixture with crypto-math lingo).
Given that i don't know how to check if am giving some of my cycles to a web site, or ring of self promoting sites, i would not go to site like that. Also, i was done at advertisement. i am not able to be oblivious to them, anything that moves will distract me.
And why is this thread not closed yet? Let's make it educational on crypto-currency technology.
Call to other forum viewers: How can we check the assumptions here?
Can anyone confort any position here with information on possibility of CPU cycle sharing with web sites in modern browsers, or the prevalence of un-protected browsing for such concerns?
4 seconds after loading that "site" (I use the term loosely), this pops up:
It looks like you're using an ad blocker. That's okay. Who doesn't?
But without advertising-income, we can't keep making this site awesome.
I understand, I have disabled my ad blocker. Let me in!
If they are giving me bitcoin (supposedly), why can't they use bitcoin to to "keep making this site awesome"? Because its an adware scam site that makes it money conning you into viewing there ads.
Just curious, how many "bitcoins" have you won AND COLLECTED so far? I bet you will never collect anything because its a very old, very tired, ad scam site.
Whats your financial interest in promoting it?
And anyways, the chess engine in that website sucks ,(it played 1. e3 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. exd4 d5 4. Nf3 Bb4+?)
It is clear that you do not like ChessFaucet.
I found another site ( http://guruchess.ru/bitcoin/ ) that says: “Play a chess game and get free bitcoin. GuruChess is a first chess bitcoin faucet with instant payout and without limits. Enjoy a chess game on GuruChess.ru against friends, computer or human and earn free bitcoin.”
I can play, but I don't know what I have to do to win Bitcoins.
Can anyone help me?