# Frequently Asked Questions

**What is CoolSwip?**

CoolSwip is the most advanced sweepstakes network on the internet. We help users and companies to create online giveaway competitions in a fun, organized and transparent way. In our platform, users and companies from all over the world create sweepstakes and online competitions in a fun, organized and transparent way. We provide all the technological solutions to ensure that the winners are chosen in a 100% random way and easy to be verified, offering a confidence and security like never before through our easy-to-use and intuitive multiplatform design.

CoolSwip has been carefully designed as a platform for giveaways and sweepstakes, to give you the possibility to publish your competitions with our creation tools.**How to participate?**

There are 2 types of competitions to participate:

1- Tickets or "Money Competitions": To participate you have to choose a competition and click on the button PARTICIPATE, create your account or log in. If you don’t have a balance in your account, you just have to click on the button CLICK HERE TO REFILL YOUR ACCOUNT! and buy any of our membership creator plans. You can also receive a balance from another CoolSwip account that sends it to you. Once you have the balance to participate, you just have to enter in any competition and click on the button PARTICIPATE NOW! and that’s it, your tickets are added to your account automatically.

2 - Social Network Competitions: To participate you will be asked to perform some actions such as: Follow the Facebook account of the creator of the competition, visit a website, give your opinion about something, etc. Each action will give you a number of free participation tickets and will be added to your account automatically.**How do I create a competition?**

To create competition, just open a Creator Account by clicking on the "Create New Competition" button at the top of the HOME page.

When you open a Creator Account we give you 5 free competitions, if you want to create and publish more, we offer you our Membership plans for creators. The social network competitions will always be free.**How do I Earn Money on CoolSwip?**

**How are the winners chosen?**

Once all competition’s tickets are finished or the competition’s time ends, the total number of entries tickets will be published in the Winners Link.

Also it will be published that 1 hour later, the number of lightning strikes in the world in a 5 minutes period will be obtained from blitzortung.org.

At that time, the total number of lightning strikes for the last five minute period will be obtained from **blitzortung.org**.

Blitzortung.org is a worldwide, real time lightning location network, that connects hundreds of lightning sensors around the world to track lightning strikes within seconds of their striking the surface of the earth.

We use this 3 numbers:

1. The Initial Random Competition Number,

2. The total number of lightning strikes in the world for that five minute period and

3. The maximum number of participating tickets,

These 3 numbers will be used in our site:

**Verification of the Winner Ticket
website**

That information seed is processed in the Mersenne Twister Algorithm, which is known as the most reliable randomized algorithm in the world and it is by far the most widely used general-purpose PRNG.

The resulting number generated by the algorithm will
be **THE WINNER TICKET.**

**What is the Mersenne Twister
algorithm?**

The Mersenne Twister algorithm is a pseudorandom number
generator. This means that it will generate a random number but it takes an
initial "seed" value to compute the random number. This means that
any time you use the same seed to run the algorithm it will always generate the
same result. This is very important because it means that you can verify the
winning number on your own by taking the **Initial Random Competition
Number** generated at the beginning of the game, plus **the
number of lightning strikes of the 5 minutes period**, plus **the
total number of participating tickets** and run the winning seed
through the algorithm yourself.

The Mersenne Twister Algorithm will use as seed the Initial Random Competition Number + the number of lightning strikes of the 5 minutes period, and will use these numbers in a concatenated way. Then the algorithm will be instructed to choose 1 ticket between 1 and (the total number of participating tickets).

If you want to test this out for yourself, visit our “Verification of the Winner Ticket website” and use the information of any competition found in the Winners link and you'll always get the same result.

For example, if the Initial Random Competition Number
is “0123456789” and the total number of
lightning strikes for the chosen five minutes period is "6000" and
the total number of participating tickets is “100”, The resulting number
generated by the algorithm will always be **22**.

For any other Question please contact us at contact@ coolswip.com