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DescriptionGridCoin is a new peer-to-peer internet based cryptocurrency that aims to provide real benefits to humanity by compensating the coin miners for participating in BOINC projects that may lead to advances in medicine, biology, mathematics, science, climatology, and astrophysics by concentrating a large percentage of the computational power towards BOINC research - instead of generating unnecessary heat and wasted power for the proof of work algorithms required to keep the coin network running. It is estimated that bitcoin is using approximately 23,312 megawatt hours per day (see electric consumption at blockchain.info/stats (24 hour stats)) of electric for block solving algorithms. The aim of the gridcoin project is to shift the computational power primarily to Boinc projects while the mining operations become a second priority - so as the network is scaled up, boinc utilization is scaled up in tandem. The coin miners will be rewarded with a small token subsidy if they fail to mine boinc shares, but a much larger subsidy when mining with boinc. This digital cryptocurrency allows instant peer to peer transactions, worldwide payments and very low processing fees. The source code is open source and allows everyone to take part in the success of the currency. Gridcoin is based on the Bitcoin protocol but differs from Bitcoin in that it can be efficiently mined with consumer-grade hardware, therefore is not as likely to be replaced by specialized ASIC mining chips in the future. Gridcoin provides faster transaction confirmations (2.5 minutes on average) and uses memory intensive scrypt-based proof-of-work algorithms to verify transactions.
Created10 Oct 2015
Web sitehttp://www.gridcoin.us
Total credit4,412,865,036
Recent average credit5,259,778
Sierpinski / Riesel Base credit316,972,408 total (18029876 tasks)
Riesel Base credit257,597,772 total (17654762 tasks)
Sierpinski Base credit320,642,397 total (19292319 tasks)
Sierpinski / Riesel Base - short credit341,098,150 total (15051884 tasks)
Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long credit1,932,787,915 total (355126 tasks)
Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average credit861,307,145 total (3425287 tasks)
Riesel Base - short credit181,705,376 total (16212478 tasks)
Sierpinski Base - short credit200,769,610 total (11461171 tasks)
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SETIBZH
Free-DC
CountryInternational
TypeComputer type
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Founder customminer
New members in last day0
Total members740 (view)
Active members167 (view)
Members with credit651 (view)


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