Warning: EtherPot is broken


The Decentralized, Autonomous, and Provably Fair Lottery
powered by Ethereum

Github Contract Etherchain

Getting Started

Step 1. Run geth (install it if its not already installed) and enter your password if prompted

geth --rpc --rpccorsdomain "http://localhost:8000" --unlock 0 console

Step 2. Clone and run etherpot

git clone https://github.com/etherpot/client.git etherpot-client
cd etherpot-client
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000

Step 3. Open your browser to http://localhost:8000 and have fun!


How much does it cost to play?

Each ticket costs 0.1 ether, or roughly $0.15.

How long does each round last?

6800 blocks, or roughly 1 day.

Whats your cut?

This is just an experiment, so 0%. That means that (except for gas cost) the expected value of playing EtherPot is 1.

How are winners decided?

EtherPot uses the blockhash of the blocks immediately after the round ends to determine the winner.

How do you keep the miners from cheating?

Each pot is split into subpots of 5 ether. Because the value of each subpot is less than the block reward, there is no incentive to cheat.

Who owns EtherPot?

EtherPot is an autonomous contract and has no owner. This website is managed by @aakilfernandes.