As you’ve probably seen on Twitter, the #iamaminer contest has been up and running for a week now. We’ve had a great turnout so far, and love how diverse and wide-ranging your tweets have been. The humor and intelligence of not just our users, but the mining community as a whole, has been made evident in the quality of your output, and we are proud to have had a hand in this process.
The idea for this flashmob contest came to fruition last month after we conducted an online poll of our users. We weren’t quite sure what to expect from the poll, but when we started reading what our miners had to say we were truly captivated. Miners constitute the basis of the crypto industry, and yet, perhaps because what they do is fundamental and far from the “glamour” of trading, their contributions go largely unsung.
Our poll provided us with a glimpse into the numerous lives and stories that lie behind each and every mining rig, and we have to tell you that the old saying rings true; still, waters indeed do run deep. Beneath the unobtrusive surface perception most people have of the mining world, there is a fabric being weaved of infinite variety, stretching to all corners of the earth. We felt like we had to share what we’d gleaned and provide our miners with a platform to speak out. They should be proud of the work they do and get recognition for it. And so we thought up the #iamaminer contest to introduce to the world the passionate and talented people who have built the foundation of the crypto world brick-by-brick.
Well, the contest kicked off on Twitter on Monday, October 15 with prizes of $1,000 and $500 earmarked for the winners, who will be determined by our special jury. In addition to all that, we launched a referral program, in which users who get their friends to sign up with us will be able to enjoy commission-free mining on our platform. The contest will run until Friday 26th at 5 pm GMT, so, if you haven’t yet, you’ve still got a week to get in on the action! Check out the official rules of the contest here and remember to be considered for a prize your tweets must include three #iamaminer hashtags: #iamaminer, #minergate, and either #mamaimaminer or #mememining and you must retweet our pinned tweet linking to the contest’s rules.