Saturday, April 15, 2017

Gridcoin Skyrockets

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gridcoin and the 8th BOINC Pentathlon (May 5-19)

We're participating in the 8th BOINC Pentathlon by SETI.Germany (starts on May 5, and goes over 2 weeks).

  • See here for all the signed up BOINC teams.
  • FAQ
  • Here's a summary of last year's Pentathlon (we were #7 from 33 teams)

Each team can now provide desired BOINC projects for the disciplines (see here) until April 27:
  • we can suggest 3 BOINC projects (see I.) and one World Community Grid subproject (see II.).
The question now is, should we do a
  • a1) poll on I. and II. or 
  • a2) select those projects where we have massive hardware power or 
  • a3) the most Gridcoin users or
  • a4) some other criteria ?
Please suggest your choice below in the comments or in the forum here.
If a poll is desired (a1)), I think we can do a 10-day poll duration? (we could also do a poll in parallel over a1-a4)

a.) GPU support
  • Amicable Numbers
  • Asteroids@home
  • Collatz Conjecture
  • Einstein@Home
  • MilkyWay@home
  • Moo! Wrapper
  • SETI@Home

b.) CPU-only
  • Cosmology@Home
  • LHC@Home
  • NFS@Home
  • NumberFields@home
  • SRBase
  • VGTU@Home
  • YAFU
  • yoyo@home
c.) "excluded" by Erkan:
  • Enigma@Home (this poll and not having any WUs since March 23 indicates it will be removed from whitelist, and likely from the Pentathlon)
  • not whitelisted: DENIS@Home, Stop@home

II. WCG projects:
  • FightAIDS@Home - Phase 1
  • Mapping Cancer Markers
  • OpenZika

Thursday, April 6, 2017

World Community Grid

World Community Grid is a project that uses Distributed Volunteer Computing to help fight cancer, find a cure for the Zika Virus, mapping cancer markers and other projects.

Read about World Community Grid Here. You can join by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Gridcoin Research
Mandatory Upgrade

- Resolve syncing problem with beacon business logic.
- Mandatory upgrade block : 860500

E200 2017-03-24 Beyond Bitcoin - PeerPlays, Gridcoin, Virgrow

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Choosing BOINC Projects

BOINC is used by many volunteer computing projects. Some are based at universities and research labs, others are run by companies and individuals. You can participate in any number of these projects.

The following projects are known to us at BOINC, and we believe that their descriptions are accurate.

Click here to see the projects list.

See A list of scientific publications of BOINC projects


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gridcoin Research Mandatory Upgrade

From Cryptocointalk forum

Gridcoin Research Mandatory Upgrade - 

Added checkpoint at 850000 - Enforce beacon age; beacons over 6 months are discarded network wide. Beacons may be re-sent without restarting if they are expired. - 

To sync: From the command line on windows: grcrestarter downloadblocks. 

NOTE ** We still need 51% to upgrade to stay in sync. After block 855000, clients enforce the mandatory upgrade.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trying a Manual Traffic Exchange

I don't use traffic exchanges much any more but I'm trying one now called BitsSurfer. Like most traffic systems it has page viewing from 15 - 45 seconds, you click matching icons (capcha's) and move on, earning you points. This particular one also earns you small amounts of Bitcoins (BTC).

How It Works is manual traffic exchange where members earn credits by viewing others website and in return they can advertise their websites for free. Also they earn upto 10 satoshi for each website surf. Not only that member will also earn upto 50% Referral earning even if their referrals click, upgrade or purchase credits. 

Ad packs can also be purchased using Bitcoin, earning you more per view.

I won't get rich off this but it's a way to get a little traffic and invest some BTC. We'll see what the future brings.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Feb 11th 2017 - Travis Desell (Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of North Dakota) was interviewed by the Gridcoin community regarding his BOINC project "Citizen Science Grid"

Thursday, March 2, 2017

If you're looking to invest in Cryptocurrency, a good starting point is Eobot . Purchase some BTC, invest in 24 hour mining, make a little profit, rinse and repeat. Many types of coins are supported.

It's been working good so far and I plan to invest larger amounts next week.
Cryptocointalk -

" Stats for this newsletter: 1432 users received the message, 900 are currently inactive. We may see 900 more users crunching WCG again - the #1 world position is in sight! "

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A few weeks ago, I was researching BOINC (Open-software for volunteer computing) when I came across Gridcoin. I have since joined in Gridcoin mining pool and the points earned using BOINC go toward staking (Investing) in GRC.

How to earn Gridcoin for BOINC computation

Approximately 48,000 Gridcoins are generated each day through the DPOR reward mechanism.
Solo-crunching or Pool Crunching
From the site
" Gridcoin (Ticker: GRC) is a decentralized, open source math-based digital asset (cryptocurrency). It performs transactions peer-to-peer cryptographically without the need for a central issuing authority.
    Gridcoin was the first block chain protocol that delivered a working algorithm that equally rewards and cryptographically proves solving BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) hosted work, which can be virtually any kind of distributed computing process (GPU/CPU/Sensor/Etc).
    BOINC is an open-source volunteer oriented computing grid that combines the processing power of all individual users for the purposes of scientific research. It's free, and harnesses the unused clock cycles from processors and graphics cards to attempt to cure cancer/aids/ebola/malaria, map the milkyway, crack enigma codes, etc..
    Gridcoin rewards BOINC computation using the Distributed Proof of Research (DPOR) reward mechanism, which is a combination of Proof of BOINC (POB) and Proof of Stake (POSv2).
    Proof of Work (POW) consensus mechanisms are not utilised by the Gridcoin network, making the Gridcoin cryptocurrency network far more energy efficient than any existing POW cryptocurrencies. "