The simple Sweeper game is an interactive experience. An interactive experience (or intex) produces an interactive proof of work. The Ecoin intex cryptocurrency uses interactive proofs of work in the consensus system to secure the block chain. All valid interactive proofs submitted to the block chain are used in the consensus system. A player is rewarded in Ecoin for all valid proofs submitted to the block chain.
Interactive proof of work solves the scaling problem of proof of work in cryptocurrency consensus systems by replacing "hashing" with intexes. Interactive proof of work is accessible to anyone who can play a casual game like Match3 using a common computer. There is no need for specialized computers. No interactive proof is wasted; no energy is wasted by computing a large number of hashes. Players already play games; little additional energy is required adapt game playing to secure the block chain. The intex allows a large community of diverse, competing interests to participate in and to secure the Ecoin block chain.
Sweeper is free, open source software released using the MIT license.
Sweeper is based on minesweeper_js by Reed Jones. I can play the original at <https://minesweeper.zone/>.
In addition to the Ecoin/intex software, this game uses the following resources:
Copyright 2019 Alexander Neumann
Copyright 2017 Reed Jones
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