After reading the front of macheist.com, I believe points will be used overall as a buying method for free (or even purchasable) software.
Highest "prize" = 5,000/10,000 points
Lowest "prize" = 200 points
Once you "buy" your software, there will be a nanoHeist every so often to acquire more points so you can "purchase" more software.
The reason I think this? Look at those bold words on the front page. It all points to unlocking software and trying to "score more great software." The only way I know how to score on MacHeist is through points.
Directorate said that points will carry to MacHeist 4, and I believe this to be the only way.
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