Welcome to Gridcoin Weekly.
We aim to write about what happens in the Gridcoin world and have some longer in depth sections on topics that has been hot the current week, and try to highlight many of the current interesting things. We give you tips and statistics to make you feel up to date on everything regarding the network. Do you wish to see something special, please leave a comment in the section below.
Finding new interesting projects and SSL enforcment
The talk about SSL continues and there are currently a vote in the wallet about this. The vote is about if we should enforce SSL for projects. If the community votes yes there will then be votes per project to remove or keep that project on the whitelist. If you wish to make sure a project are kept, and they are not using SSL, make sure to get in touch with the project managers for the project. There is also a Projects Forum for everyone to talk about different projects and their status of SSL.
The search for interesting project to add to the whitelist has also been done. Many projects has been contacted already. If you know of a project that is not whitelisted yet and think it should be, you should reach out on the forum. They are open for anyone to submit a project they think can be good and will do the work of contacting them to see if they fit the criteria to be on the whitelist.
Wallet improvements for new users
The wallet has been discussed heavily, especially how it can be improved for new users. Many users that are new come to Gridcoin directly from BOINC and may never have been exposed to crypto currency before, resulting in many questions and issues that many long time users may not think about. The main developer of Gridcoin has done a great job with the client, but as work progresses the design could be improved. There has been suggestions to improve the graphical status to show the loading progress. An idea is to have something like "Message of the Day" directly in the wallet, to alert users about new things happening.
Ideas, Issues and things regarding the wallet and network can be submited to the Github page for the developers to be noticed.
In other news
- Contest: Create a new wallet splash image (GRC Reward!)
- Contest: Create an intro song for the 'Gridcoin Community Hangout' (GRC Reward!)
- New AMD Zen Processors to Make BOINC Computing & Gridcoin Mining More Competitive?
- Open source Gridcoin Pool Project
- @stevescoins writes about "Gridcoin Finance Team" ideas
- @rtw93 writes about Gridcoin in German
- Coinomi status was raised and no progress has been reported yet. Coinomi has not given any updates for 2 months, Customminer asks everyone to re-tweet his posts towards them to get an update on it.
- An update regarding Project Rain by Customminer
- Voting Balance (Magnitude+Balance) has not been resolved yet, some issues are raised and discuessed
Listen to the Gridcoin Hangout on SoundCloud (takes a few days after live session before it's posted)
Votes in Progress
|Poll Title||Poll Voting Name||Options||Ending|
|Should SSL encryption be mandatory for whitelisted projects||ssl_enforcement_poll||Yes / No||September 5|
|What are the best projects||what_are_the_best_projects||Multiple Choices||September 5|
|What communication platform do you prefere||communication_platform_preference||Multiple Choices||September 5|
Version 188.8.131.52 was released on 28th August.
This updated fixes some of the issues with loading times and voting system.
|[email protected] (Registration Required)||11||2016-08-29|
|World Community Grid||1||2016-09-05|
Joining a challenge may give extra profit trough Project Rain. Any update regarding rain can be found on the official forum.
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
This Week in Numbers
|This Week||Last Week||Change|
|Active Users (Neural Network)||1716||1716||-|
|Active Users (Boincstats)||2197||2122||+75|
Interested to join?
If you are not currently using Gridcoin but would like to, here are a few places to get help on how to start:
Gridcoin on Steemit
IRC: freenode.net #gridcoin and #gridcoin-help