@Neo, this is a good and valid question. Short: yes
What I did was asking around to some of my crypto friends and pitched the idea about a public testing-challenge. As we sucessfully did already a NODE-challenge this year.
But this time, the focus on the challenge is not securing the grin-network with more nodes, its its finding problems and bugs in Grin-Software.
To give you a little background information, why we did this: While we where building the Grinnode.live infrastructure we came across some problems and issues related to GRIN. Therefore we reported it every time to the developers. But we are only a small team of people working on the Grinnode.live infrastructure. I thought if more people would look at GRIN software, even for a short period of time, it would multiply the eyes looking at GRIN software. Therefore we might find more bugs or functional problems, prior to the last hard coded hard fork in January 2021.
Our funding is publicly verifiable:
As for the GRINs funds I might upload a payment proof. (<-- this is one test-case check them out on Keybase )
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Electrum wallet version 4.0.7 used to generate it.
So far we have 18 test cases assigned and 14 of them have already been solved! We not only invite more testers to join us, but we also encourage to define more test cases. If there is some feature you would like to be tried on some specific setup, we will do it!
This is how the challenge results look so far but we still have few days left and things can change. We still have test cases ready to be assigned and if you want to join the challenge, there is still time!
You might not outperform Mojitoo… But prizes for second and third place are still attractive and you definitely have a shot!