A prover can choose to decline a workload if they are at capacity or bandwidth constrained. If a workload is declined by at least one allocated prover, any prover in the active prover set can contribute a proof, but only the first of these will be rewarded and the reward schedule does not change. For example, a workload is allocated to 3 provers and 1 of them declines. The reward for a single proof in that group is then up for grabs and any prover can contribute a proof and be paid out as if they were allocated that workload. However, after 3 proofs have been generated, two via allocation and one via open market, any subsequent proofs generated will not get a reward.