When I first heard about Huntercoin, I thought there was no way a fun, profitable, thought-provoking game could be released to mine cryptocurrency. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Some friends of mine jumped on the Huntercoin bandwagon upon its release and one night I received an email with a meticulous Huntercoin-related spreadsheet and an invitation to participate in their carefully planned raid the next day. The explanations, organization, and tactics were well explained and I couldn’t resist. When I looked up the price per coin and understood the estimates we were hoping to collect, I was in disbelief. Huntercoin was floating around 0.002 BTC and by the calculations of my nerd friends we were going to be making good hourly wages.
Two groups formed in two separate houses. It came to my attention that the spreadsheet was written so carefully because it was being used to run a script that made a custom mini map for our group. Strategic orders were communicated through IRC and sometimes over the phone. Frozen pizza and Redbull were acquired, but as we sat down to play the Huntercoin mining pool crawled to a halt so we had to wait.
After a couple hours, mining resumed and so did our plan. For hours I followed orders and learned to play the game. Keeping track of my units was challenging and the game’s timing took some getting used to, but overall Huntercoin provided for an exciting new way to human-mine cryptocoins.
We ended up staying up most of the night and in the end, our mission had faults and we weren’t as productive as I had hoped. It was mind-blowing to receive a mining reward for playing a game and to my knowledge this has never been possible until Huntercoin entered the cryptocurrency market.
Nice work ChronoKings!
More information: huntercoin.org