So I have been thinking of a way to make mining fun again for the small guy. I think I might have the basics down for a fun idea.
Lets say we have a few miners with free electricity to run small miners (Orbs, USB miners etc) And we all point them to the same mining pool. Lets use Nicehash. Now we have a gathering of miners to push up the hashrate running costs are "free" all paying out to a BTCB pool bitcoin address.
Now, my idea is to create a BONUS payout. Like a lottery where one "winner" will receive all the payouts for X amount of time before it resets.
The way you buy a ticket would be to contribute to the mining hashrate. Winners will be randomly selected. You can use BTC address 1M85WheGYurDD1frjDZabXfRkcPmp3DfyL to mine to the same pool. you can add .name to the address to add your unique worker name.
example 1M85WheGYurDD1frjDZabXfRkcPmp3DfyL.vtxeug will alow my name to show up under worker. It can only be 7 characters long though.
Makes sense and sounds like fun? When it grows big enough we can maybe attempt a BTCB pool that Solo mines = 25 BTC BONUS
See where I am going with this. The idea is that it does not cost you anything to point your USB miner or what not to contribute, but you have a chance of hitting the BONUS jackpot receiving all the payouts for X amount of time
SHA256 - https://www.nicehash.com/?p=miners&addr=1M85WheGYurDD1frjDZabXfRkcPmp3DfyL&a=1&l=0
Scrypt - https://www.nicehash.com/?p=miners&addr=1M85WheGYurDD1frjDZabXfRkcPmp3DfyL&a=0&l=0