A week in Gridcoin and BOINC
Week 15, April 10 – April 16
Welcome to our weekly edition of updates in the Gridcoin- and BOINC-sphere!
Here we highlight what's been going on in the community as well as in the active projects that are available to work on to generate Gridcoins.
Gridcoin is a cryptocurrency that rewards proportionally on several different projects. Once per day the network pulls the current stats from all the projects available for reward and calculates each users share. Gridcoin is a Proof-of-Stake wallet and uses significantly less power than Bitcoin. It has a fast block generation and very low fees.
Projects can be about anything, and anyone are free to start one. Many of the projects are scientific in nature but anything can be possible on the BOINC platform and could potentially be included in the projects that Gridcoin rewards work for.
This week DrugDiscovery@Home was voted out due to some less fortunate issues in the projects core resulting in the shutting down of the project.
We are also voting about keeping or dropping Enigma@Home (Poll Results, Steemit Thread, Project Forum). The project hasn't generated any new WU since a while back and there has been no activity from the project admins. This poll ends in just 2 days at the 18th!
With the 8th BOINC Penthalon there are many polls regarding this, such as Which GPU Project to do, Which CPU Project to do, Which WCG Project to do and How to select projects.
Also read more at the Steamit Thread by @erkan.
We had another interview this week! The admin of TN-Grid was on the grill to talk about the project and answer all the questions we had about the project and how it works. Read mor about it in the Steemit Thread.
@cm-steem talked about Gridcoin on the weekly Beyondbitcoin Hangout on the 14th. These are some of the things he talked about and you can listen to an unofficial unedited version here. Be sure to follow @officialfuzzy and the Beyond Bitcoin Hangout threads to never miss all the weekly excitement he has in store!
Worth to mention is also that the community passed 100 subscribers on the YouTube channel! Woho!
The security of all users are something that we are working hard for and @cm-steem posted about Improving BOINC security: Account Keys!. Well worth a read if your security is dear to you.
I would like to highlight these challenges from Gridcoin to the community.
The challenge is on! :)
Reports and Updates from Projects
Citizen Science Grid
- Grizzly Chase Geese video stitching clip from a community member
- Monster WUs from the project has been tweaked
- Berkeley SETI engineer Dave MacMahon takes us behind the scenes into the server room at Green Bank where the Listen instrument lives, and we also interview Green Bank director Karen O'Neil about keeping computers cool, (YouTube video)