BlockFaucet is a unique Blockchain-based Multi-Player Guessing Game played with your Bitcoin Faucet balance. This page shows a quick introduction on how to get started playing.

The following is a screenshot of the front page of Blockchain.info Bitcoin Block Explorer. The circled red area shows the Total Sent on the last few bitcoin blocks.

The basics of BlockFaucet is to guess the total amount of Bitcoin sent in the next block. If you didn't know, every coin has an ending block total which is determined by the amount of each transaction sent during that period. As you can see from the screenshot above this value can range high or low, and can even be higher or lower based on the time of day or current news releases.

Every block is broken down into individual rounds played, and then broken down further into individual wager rooms. Games take place per wager amount and per block. The winners will be determined and grouped by the size of the wager and the block round they come under. This is similar to "rooms" or "channels". You will be battling with your luck/strategy skills against other players who pick the same wager amount as you.

After multiple players place their bets and the block number increases, the round is closed from further participants entering under that block round. The game is continuious and you can place bets right after the block number changes. Once the block you bet on is mined, the winners will be calculated and ranked from 1 onwards. This rank is based on how close you guessed the total sent amount versus the actual sent amount it turned out to be. There will always be winners when playing.

This concludes the basics of how to play. You may find the concept hard to understand, however all you need to do is guess random numbers for a chance to win.

There are multiple strategies to picking the size of the block:

  • Random Guess: Just randomly guess a number and hope you are close.
  • Ranged Guess: Check the past data on Blockchain.info for previous totals, and form a ranged guess within those values.
  • Calculated Average: If you took the time to study the totals of all the blocks in the past, you could build up an average total range. If the maths is right, it could help you get closer to the real outcome.