Are there any hard math problems or math contests that have rewards paid in Bitcoin?

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    Sure, Bitcoin mining. /s
    – Nick ODell
    Jan 9, 2015 at 3:56
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    No I mean if you solve some important problem like Goldbach's conjecture, or the traveling salesman problem is there any group or website that can pay you for the solution in say $1000 dollars worth of Bitcoin transferable to your computer?
    – 201044
    Jan 9, 2015 at 4:23
  • There are some mathematics problems for which people have offered monetary or other tangible rewards, see mathoverflow.net/questions/66084/…. But I have never heard of one with a reward payable in Bitcoin. Jan 9, 2015 at 14:45
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Math contests.
    – Murch
    Jan 10, 2015 at 0:19
  • If some group had a math problem as a contest might they be agreeable to 'paying' a reward in bitcoin? Has any group ever thought about contests with monetary rewards paid in bitcoin?
    – 201044
    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:43

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There is a site where one can submit bounties for proofs of theorems in Coq formal proof management system, and get paid in bitcoin:

Additionally there are other sites that have done competitions in the past:

Another project in development (but at the moment not specifically tied to bitcoin) is ProofPeer

Additional information about these proof markets can be found in this article: http://blogchain.fr/programmarket-en/

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