|Date (M/D)||Message||Current Price (eth)|
Etherdate is a smart contract living on the Ethereum blockchain that allows anyone to 'buy' a day of the year and associate a message with it. There's only one etherdate for each (Gregorian) calendar date (1/1 through 12/31, incl. 2/29). To own an etherdate and post a message with it, you must buy it from the current owner.
Date prices increase on a fixed schedule as described below, under the heading 'How does pricing work?'
Source code for the contract is here.
The contract itself lives here. You can view any pending transactions there.
Mostly just curiosity.
Blockchains allow individuals to organize around memes quickly. Individual days of the year are the source of many memes that are an important part of our collective consciousness. Some examples are holidays, birthdays of notable people, and dates of significance for some organization (i.e. a nation).
I think these sorts of memes are the source of massive cultural value. This project is an experiment to see what sorts of memes form around dates among the participants in the Ethereum blockchain.
Each date starts priced at 0.02 eth. Each time a date is bought, its price increases according to the following schedule:
|0.02 eth -> 0.32 eth||2x|
|0.32 eth -> 1.62 eth||1.5x|
|1.62 eth -> the moon||1.1x|
Of the price paid, 1% is absorbed as commission for keeping this site running, and a nominal amount is used to withdraw the eth from the contract (less than 0.005 eth at last count). The rest goes to the previous date owner.
For most users, the easiest way is via a web browser and the Metamask browser extension. Once you've transferred eth to your Metamask wallet, use the date selector above to select a date, enter your message, and buy it. The top 10 highest-priced dates show up in the 'Priciest etherdates' above along with their messages.
Note that it will take some time for your actions to be reflected in the Ethereum blockchain. If your transaction is taking a long time, you can track its progress here.
Probably not, in all likelihood. If you think that a date has demand (and will be bought up) because it represents something people care about, go ahead and buy it, but realize that this is all for fun. Please don't spend money you can't afford to lose.
A curious programmer. You can find out more about me on my personal site.
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