Mining on mobile platforms
A new human mining application is designed for mobile platforms (Android
is first targeted platform).
The application is based on Facileminer, but it is redesigned
(without changing current POW algorithm) as a game for mobile
platforms, with different and more appealing interface, with simpler rules, faster gratification, more dynamism,
etc. The target is a mobile game able to "pay for real" successful
players. The game can be further redesigned after initial
deployment, with different look, different rules, while still being
able to generate POWs.
The mobile application isn't designed to run as a full
node/wallet on Android, instead it will connect to a gateway service
hosted by volunteer operators.
The gateway manages most of the coin chain operations while the
mobile application only acts as POW solver and holds a cryptographic
secret (for player payment wallet, ID, global authorization, etc), the same a regular
cryptocoin mining pool works.
The gateway also manages the mobile game token system for its player
base, as for example, small number of free game tokens distributed
to new players or distributed daily, or bought by players for faster
advancement/higher reward/time slots, etc.
The gateway also manages conversion from game tokens to FCN and then
to other cryptocoins.
Gateways are rewarded a portion of the positive balance they generate.
In order to avoid misbehaving, somehow similar with implementation
in other cryptocoins, gateways have to deposit and hold as
collateral a quantity of FCN proportional with its projected player base.
Most of the running parameters of a gateway are free to be set by
the gateway owner, between predefined bounds.
The gateways management (as adding, removing, side payments, disputes) is done
trough a centralized service operated by the game publisher. The
game publisher also manages those platform operations which cannot
be delegated to gateways.
Since it is expected that weight of the mining will move on mobile
platforms / mobile gateways, combined with expected difficulty
increase, mining trough mobile gateways will generate a "POS like"
new coin generation scheme without the requirement of actually
implementing POS in core.