To start off this day, I would like to tell our loyal readers about a new update from the Minerals developer team. Some testing has been taking place yesterday, and the results have been posted. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Yesterday evening (local time), a Minerals stream betting test took place. This would allow users to bet on games being streamed live on Twitch.tv. As this was a first test, people were advised not to spend too much MIN.
I would like to thank both streamers who participated in this testing, as both Crayon (http://www.twitch.tv/crayonsc2) and Dimaga (http://www.twitch.tv/dimaga) had enabled the betting feature for their livestreams yesterday. Both streamers received a 5% cut of all bets placed during their stream.
As far as the tests went, it was an overall positive result. The Minerals bets are distributed as intended. The pot (total amount of MIN betted) does seems to refresh slower than intended, but that should only take some minor tweaking.
The most important part are the Minerals payouts. We are pleased to inform the payouts are all working perfectly, both for winners and losers, as well as for placing a bet. No issues were detected here, and no complaints from the community or the streamers.
Another interesting part of the Minerals live betting platform, is the referral system. The referral system does not seem to work however, probably due to something in the code that needs to be fixed. We will keep an eye out for any updates in that regard.
The Minerals live betting server (which handles all transactions) held fine for this public testing. There wasn’t too much activity going through the server just yet, but so far, so good. Further testing will show us how much the server can really handle I suppose.
It also appears the Minerals team is attracting more and more attention from big Starcraft II players. Ret, a Team Liquid player, is currently in active talks with the MIN team to work out a deal. We will keep an eye out for any updates on this topic as well.
More information about Ret can be found here : http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Ret
Official announcement : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=641057.msg7866417#msg7866417
Minerals donations : MPLquHrQAwDSon4UmAT63syBoiPzXmrUhG