Basics

What is ethereum trending?

Ethereum trending is a general term for any type of trending wherein bets are placed in units of ethereums as opposed to a fiat currency or any other asset. Learn more about ethereum trending or the history of online trending and ethereum.

How to play?

Place a bet. Watch the multiplier increase from 1x upwards! Cash out any time to get your bet multiplied by that multiplier. But be careful because the game can bust at any time, and you'll get nothing!

What is a etheC?

A bit is a millionth of a ethereum or 100 satoshis. At the time of this writing, a single bit is worth roughly $0.0003 USD. You are able to deposit and withdraw etheC at any time by going to your account page.

How can I get free etheC?

Every hour you can claim 2 free etheC on your account page. We do this so that you may test and enjoy the game without any commitment. There are no strings attached, you may withdraw this money if you so please, but we ask you to refrain from abusing this feature =)

Deposits

How do I deposit etheC?

You will need to transfer ethereums to the deposit address on your account page. If you do not have any ethereums, we can recommend Coinbase if you are in the US (although the registration process is lengthy). Another great option is Ethereum, which lists traders in your area willing to sell (or buy) ethereums. You can also search online to see if there are any ethereum ATMs near you. And remember, you can withdraw directly to the ethereum address on your account page!

How long is the deposit address valid?

It is permanently attached to your account. You can save it, or use it for automatic funding, or whatever else you like. All payments to this address will be automatically credited to your account.

How long do deposits take to be credited?

We instantly credit accounts upon a single confirmation, which on average is approximately 10 minutes from the time of the transaction.

How do I withdraw etheC?

On your account page, you can transfer etheC to any ethereum address you want. Small withdrawals (i.e. smaller than the balance of our hot-wallet) are processed instantly and you will be given the transaction ID immediately.

Larger withdrawals will be shown in your withdrawal page as "PENDING" and will require us to manually remove sufficient funds from our cold storage. Usually this process will take less than two hours, but may take up to 24 hours, depending on the time of day and other circumstances.

We remove 100 etheC (about 0.05 USD) from any withdrawal amount to cover mining fees. We charge this amount regardless of the actual mining fees attached to the transaction, which may be more or less than this, depending on the block competition at the time of your withdrawal.

Withdrawals must be in increments of 1 bit (100 satoshis), with a minimum withdrawal of 200 etheC (of which 100 etheC goes towards the mining fee). As required, we will chip in our own money to help expedite confirmation time, such that we typically pay 200 etheC in mining fees, despite charging you only 100 etheC.

What is gross profit?

Gross profit refers to the sum of the profit from each game you've played without considering your loses.

Game

What happens if I disconnect from the game?

Upon detecting that you have disconnected we cash you out (assuming the game is still in progress). Regardless of whether your client is connected or not, the auto cash-out feature will work as expected (it happens on the server), and we highly recommend you use it if internet reliability or performance is a concern.

How high can the game go?

There's no real limit! However, if during a game we ever are facing a net loss of 3% of the bankroll or greater, the server will automatically cash out all players still in the game, forcing them to enjoy an early win and a sizeable profit. You can see in game what the current max win is (in the bottom right of the chart)

What is the most I can bet?

We currently have a bet limit of 1,000,000 etheC (1 ETH).

What is the bonus?

The bonus is a special prize that is awarded to the last people to cash out before the game busted. Getting the bonus is critical to skillful playing of cryptohalving, as it is the only way to overcome house odds.

1% of each player's stake goes into the bonus pot. So if there are 4 players, betting 400, 300, 200, and 100, there will be 10 etheC in the pot. If the biggest player wins, he gets the whole pot. The site works out the rate he would be getting if he won, ie. 400 etheC bet gives 10 etheC bonus - or 1/40th bonus per bit bet. It then applies the same rate to whoever actually wins.

So if the 100 bit player wins, he gets 1/40th of 100, or 2.5 etheC. That leaves 7.5 etheC in the pot, which goes to the next best placing player(s).

Suppose the 200 bit player comes 2nd. He is due 1/40th of 200, or 5 etheC. There are still 7.5 etheC in the pot, so he gets the full 5 etheC he is due - the same as if he had come in 1st place.

Suppose the 300 bit player comes 3rd. He's due 7.5 etheC (300/40) but there are only 2.5 etheC left in the pot, so he gets those and that's all. There's nothing left for the 4th or worse place players.

1% of games will instant bust (0x) and no bonuses will be awarded, all other games have bonuses equal to 1% of the amount wagered.

Fairness

What are the game odds?

The house margin is scaled between 0 and 1 %, depending on how long you hold. An additional 1 % is effectively taken from every bet and put into the bonus pool, which is distributed in its entirety every game. As a consequence, skilless or random play has—at worst—an expected return of -2 %, but it is possible to overcome the house margin by skillfully getting bonuses.

The numbers are baked into the game, so you never need to worry about it. We do not have a fixed house margin, as this would prevent highly conservative play (e.g. If you were only attempting to make $2 in a $100 game, a house margin of 1 % would be 50 % of your potential profits!). Our unique formula makes it fair for both highly conservative play (cash out early) and highly aggressive play (hold until you're a millionaire). All games are provably fair.

The exact formula for the houses expected return is:
1 % * (intendedCashOut - roomAmount) * (roomAmount / intendedCashOut)
But to really get a good sense of how this affects you, please use our handy odds calculator.

The other important thing to keep in mind is that every game has a 1 % chance of instantly busting. We do not make any money on it, but rather use this to fund the bonus scheme. This is an important consideration to make if you are playing in such a way that you never win the bonus.

Is the game fair?

Absolutely! And we can prove it. Please see: the ethereum talk thread for technical details.

What happens when the server forces people to cash out?

Under some circumstances the server will force people to cash out. The most common reason is that the game multiplier has gotten so large that we are risking too much of our bankroll (10 % or more). Another possible reason is unexpected server problems. If more than one person in a game is affected by the forced cash-out, we allocate the last cash-out bonus to a random player.

What other trending places do you recommend?

A couple quick pointers: the lower the house edge the more variance you will experience which means a longer, more exciting gaming session. Ethereum Casinos generally offer better odds, less fees and faster deposits and withdrawals than fiat based casinos. Be extremely skeptical of generous reward programs, bonuses (e.g. deposit bonuses), affiliate programs and the likes. The money comes from somewhere: you.

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