Writing fast prime sieves is fun. In the screenshot below, user 'ric1' is using my Riecoin miner as a test on a lot of Amazon instances for a few hours. The interesting thing hiding in there are the gaps in the sequence number space -- that's where the real competition is: blocks 21135, 21136, 21138, and 21148 were found by other advanced miner developers running their miners solo, despite
this somewhat insane experiment. (N.b. - I'm not 'ric1').
But it's interesting that a young cryptocurrency could actually be controlled by one person with the help from Amazon. Fortunately, we're doing this for fun, not evil, and I'll be releasing the code to the fast miner once the pool fairness issues are worked out. And we haven't even tried any of +Emin Gün Sirer 's and Ittay Eyal's selfish tricks. :p #bitcoin #riecoin