Anyone may contribute to any bounty. Contributing again to the same bounty adds to your total contribution. You may withdraw your total contribution at any time before a claim is made (or after a disputed invalid claim). If you have a pending (unconfirmed) contribution, you must wait a few minutes for confirmation before you may withdraw/refund your money. Bitcoin transaction fees apply for refunds. Any payouts will go to the address you specify in your Settings.
Any significant contributor may dispute a claim during the claim review period. A dispute initiates a resolution period, to resolve the dispute and determine validity of the claim. The dispute will be resolved by the pre-selected dispute resolution method. If resolved as a valid claim, the bounty becomes payable. If invalid, the claim is removed initiating a recovery period.Dispute Resolution Methods:
A review period follows any change in status of a bounty, such as a claim or dispute. The length of this period is specified when creating a bounty. Bounties which are complicated to verify may require longer periods than easily verifiable tasks. Be aware that short review periods (e.g. less than 8 hours) risk being settled (without opportunity for dispute) while contributors are sleeping, so at least a 12 hour review period is recommended.
We utilize 2-of-3 multisignature "smart contracts". You may passphrase encrypt your key in Settings, to add additional assurance that your contributions are safe from someone accessing our data. We require an encrypted passphrase for anyone creating a bounty.Be sure to make your passphrase unique, personal, and memorable.