Gridcoin is an open source cryptocurrency which securely rewards volunteer computing performed on the BOINC platform.
BOINC is an open source volunteer computing grid which combines the processing power of individual users for the purposes of scientific research
Date: 9/24/2018 3:31:41 AM
Just putting the website in here for reference:
Date: 9/25/2018 4:38:43 AM
Mine this coin on any computer while your computer NOT in use. You can even mine on your mobile device, and you don't need a powerful GPU, you can mine on any CPU even if you mine other coins in parallel.
And the COOL part is, your compute resources are not wasted, but are rather used to solve scientific problems, such as finding cure for Zika and Ebola, solving complex math problems, etc.
Date: 9/26/2018 5:16:44 PM
Mining Gridcoin isn't a competition to waste the most energy but to find the "cure" of cancer, Embola or HIV...
Date: 9/26/2018 5:39:44 PM
The Decentralized Hardware Evolution Project (https://dhep.ga) is one of the 20 projects the Gridcoin team is contributing to. This project uses artificial evolution for circuits in concurrent error detection. This can pave the way for self-diagnosing hardware that will repair itself! Very exciting stuff, and great to be apart of.
Date: 9/27/2018 12:11:38 PM
The Gridcoin ecosystem brings people together and gets actual real-world work done. It is a cryptocurrency that has substantial ability to drive humanity itself into the future by encouraging people to invest into science.
Gridcoin is for everyone. Any regular person can become a researcher and start computing scientific projects to help advance the understanding of humanity and get rewarded for it!
Mine science, not hashes!
This is truly something worth investing in.
Name: Carl Sagan
Date: 9/27/2018 8:15:51 PM
Billions and billions of watts are used to mine those shitty coin. Gridcoin makes the energy waste into something good.
Date: 9/28/2018 3:25:03 PM
Date: 9/28/2018 11:13:12 PM
For Science, for humanity!
Gridcoin is as secure, but several times faster than Bitcoin. Moving energy and hardware resources to Gridcoin network, resources wasted now in Bitcoin network, would allow us to solve many scientific and health related problems.
I'm not against Bitcoin, just we should use Earth's resources in a considerate and wise ways.
Date: 10/6/2018 8:54:38 AM
The best Bitcoin's baby!!
Date: 10/7/2018 10:54:24 AM
For anyone thinking about signing up for boinc
If you want to get started making some Gridcoin using boinc then here's are links to the pools:
Name: Anyonomus User
Date: 10/8/2018 8:18:29 PM
Gridcoin is a cryptocurrency that leads to scientific/mathematical discovery. The computations aren't wasted! Gridcoin helps use idle processing power for Science!
Date: 10/8/2018 10:37:19 PM
Hope we win this time!
Date: 10/11/2018 1:36:42 AM
This is one of the few coins where the power used for mining is not a total waste of electricity/energy. Imagine that research that could be done if people stopped wasting CPU time on useless hashes and put them to useful scientific research. I truly hope most other coins fall to the wayside and Gridcoin really takes off. It's something special.
Name: Kirill frolov
Date: 10/11/2018 6:19:12 AM
Date: 10/11/2018 7:36:45 AM
A reward for the altruistic work of many people who shares their computer power for science projects like seti, cure for cancers, medicines...
Date: 10/12/2018 8:27:49 AM
Because it is based Proof of Research (PoR) rather than on Proof of (intrinsically useless) Work (PoiuW), every Gridcoin earned advances vetted scientific research projects (currently managed by BOINC).
Date: 10/17/2018 10:39:52 AM
Bitcoin is fueled by coal-fired power plants in China. Even with a conservative emission factor, this results in an extreme carbon footprint for each unique Bitcoin transaction. With Gridcoin the energy is used for computational research.
Date: 10/26/2018 11:19:21 PM
Date: 10/28/2018 7:20:49 PM
I just started mining Gridcoin and I'm already earning revenue without the need to buy thousands of dollars of specialized equipment--REALLY smart people behind this currency. The humanitarian aspect make this coin a unique addition to txbit's portfolio.
Date: 10/29/2018 7:57:25 AM
Date: 11/1/2018 9:54:24 AM
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Date: 11/2/2018 2:25:55 PM
Note: you do NOT need to run BOINC to use this coin! It's an added bonus. Gridcoins earn interest/rewards over time.
Date: 11/8/2018 4:17:29 PM
This is the only coin I have found so far where the energy input needed to secure the network was actually directed toward doing real good for humanity. With greater adaptation of gridcoin the crypto community will be able to point to a solution to the ever growing critique of wastefulness involved on the computation side.
Date: 11/16/2018 5:38:43 PM
Say no to wasteful hashing with GRC where distributed computing to solve problems in the world.
Date: 11/22/2018 12:30:59 PM
i like GridCoin project
Date: 11/23/2018 7:34:37 AM
nice coin i ever had
Name: Citizen Scientist
Date: 11/24/2018 5:31:23 AM
More about BOINC, University of California, Berkeley's distributed scientific computing platform:
Gridcoin mines coins for users when they donate their unused computer time to the processing of scientific and humanitarian research projects that participate in the BOINC network.
Date: 11/25/2018 4:06:01 AM
Hi good jobs
Date: 11/25/2018 9:32:00 PM
Good to finally see a purpose driven currency in the running for serious adoption. I just found this exchange through Reddit and it looks silly to see many of these other coins on the list. I'll give Gridcoin a try, and you have my vote. Good luck!
Date: 11/27/2018 10:53:02 AM
Gridcoin is one of the few cryptocurrencies that actually has reason to exist beyond the magic of economics. While people are burning power to do calculations, why not make them useful calculations?
Name: Dave Peterson
Date: 11/30/2018 1:16:26 PM
Looking forward to see a mature and ethical coin like Gridcoin on Txbit.io.
Name: This is one seriously classy coin
Date: 12/2/2018 1:06:51 PM