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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 (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
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Total credit8,540,304,351
Recent average credit20,733,951
Sierpinski / Riesel Base credit427,139,363 total (18716099 tasks)
Riesel Base credit363,992,798 total (19365909 tasks)
Sierpinski Base credit430,089,637 total (20299332 tasks)
Sierpinski / Riesel Base - short credit404,213,800 total (15357353 tasks)
Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long credit2,966,122,905 total (507082 tasks)
Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average credit1,083,078,705 total (3874698 tasks)
Riesel Base - short credit221,766,694 total (18582139 tasks)
Sierpinski Base - short credit286,234,174 total (12114462 tasks)
TF credit2,357,697,963 total (3135462 tasks)
TypeComputer type
Founder customminer
New members in last day0
Total members783 (view)
Active members136 (view)
Members with credit685 (view)

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