The developers now maintain a discord server for Marscoin.
See here: https://discord.gg/CkuPngx
To Minimise mining downtime, make sure you are using mars.our-game.net for your miners host address, as our IP was changed last friday and would have interrupted any miners.
Power was off all day in the area due to power line work being performed.
Pool was offline for about an hour or so while the network equipment was upgraded.
The hot weather caused an interruption to the power supply due to the
closure of hazelwood power station and the failure of two generating
units at Loy Yang resulting in inadequate power being available briefly. This caused the pool to go offline.
Due to an issue with the contact form on this pool not working - I have created a forum here:
If you have any issues or simply questions. Post on there, and I should eventually get to it.
Since Marscoin is not particularly active at the moment, (most Mars
missions are not scheduled until 2017 to 2020) and there is not a lot of
urgency in its trading, Poloniex has removed the marscoin market. They
have stated that once it becomes popular again, we are welcome to
request that they list it again.
Geezup was the staff member who proposed its removal. Thanks for your patience Poloniex.
This is an Australian test pool, other pools are also available.
See below for more information.
Official website: www.marscoin.org
Announce/Launch thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=721263.0
Want to integrate Marscoin on your website to buy and sell?
Want to buy/sell/trade Marscoin?
Why use Marscoin?
Is this coin a scam?
No they are registered under corporate law in Florida as a not-for-profit. It would be a criminal code violation to do anything illegal.
A summary of their corporate record is available here:
Marscoin's purpose is to facilitate a functional economic
and research credit system for the coming Mars colony and research missions. Of
which there are several!
For example, to allow universities to lease rovers on Mars, to reward research performed on Mars, and to allow Mars Colonists to sell/purchase/trade items on Earth.
Any sort of legitimate space type article to give it
Heaps actually, eg. http://www.spacebulletin.co.uk/2014/08/marscoin-help-finance-mars-one-for-free.html
It has also been mentioned in interviews of Mars One finalists.
Links removed due to my suspicion they are fake faucets.