We have manually payed out the referral awards for the week of November 13 - November 20. The payouts are listed at the bottom of this post, and an explanation follows.
For more information on rewards, see Making All Players Winners
Two contracts in PoolTogether hold tickets: the v2 migration contract holds tickets so that users can exchange their V2 tickets cheaply and efficiently, and the comptroller holds tickets so that rewards can be claimed by users.
To minimize the chance of the contracts winning the prize, we keep the liquidity in both as low as possible. However, last Friday on Nov 20 we pulled so much liquidity out of the comptroller that reward deactivation was triggered for both the deposit rewards and referral awards.
The deposit rewards didn’t miss much: they were reactivated the next day so the impact was minimal. However, the referral awards for that week were completed with a zero dollar payout. After investigating the problem, we decided it would be simplest to airdrop the rewards to the affected users.
The deposit rewards will continue until December 17, and we will extend the referral rewards one more week to compensate for the missed period.
Once the rewards have been allocated we are going to decommission the comptroller. This will lower deposit and withdrawal gas costs by 150k - 200k. We’re going to explore alternate ways to reward our users.
Referral Reward Payouts