Gridcoin Leisure Update 4.0.1 Released

in gridcoin •  3 months ago

The Gridcoin development team is happy to announce a hotfix release to the previous 4.0.0 mandatory that fixes the root cause of the bad forks we have experienced recently. This hotfix also contains a minor patch to the voting system that fixes a bug discovered while testing.

Lead developer @ravonn gave this synopsis of the cause of the forks:

The RA scan range is a proper implementation of the amount owed for researchers. This makes the expected rewards more stable and consistent across the nodes which reduces the forks.
The forks we have seen in the past weeks were a result of the incorrect calculations.

This update is highly recommended for all users, especially those who are crunching Proof of Research! While not a mandatory, it is recommended you update as soon as possible to prevent future forking.

Download the update from GitHub here.

The Windows MSI can be downloaded here. Checksum.


Changelog for the 4.0.1 release:

Fixed:

Wrong RA scan range causing reward calculation disagreements and forks
#1366, (@tomasbrod, @jamescowens, @denravonska).
Fix crashes when voting in polls #1369 (@denravonska).

Thanks as usual to our developers for this fix for a rather complicated problem in the POR validation code. Thanks also to our dedicated testers, including some users affected by the bad calculations who stepped up to help us verify the patch works.

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I quit GRC mining more than about a month ago considering it is not profitable enough compared to other means of generating BTC and altcoins. Can you tell me some justified reasons to mine GRC again?!

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You don't mine GRC. You crunch science on BOINC. GRC is just a gift. Try to think of it that way instead.

How can I justify running BOINC? Do you care about any of the BOINC projects? That's your justification. You can help find a cure to childhood cancer or HIV, map the galaxy, do really complex math, or several other things. If contributing your compute power to such tasks is not what interests you, then have your machine do something else.

GRC is nothing (literally) without BOINC. If you don't wand to run BOINC, don't consider GRC. But if you love BOINC and all that it can do, then the Gridcoin community would love to have you back on board.

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Is there more to cryptocurrency than a get-rich-quick scheme? Thats the fundamental question.

If you really believe in crypto-currency as a future for humanity; as a mechanism of fair distribution of that currency, would you rather spend your energy making useless hashes, or curing childhood cancers?

If you just want to get-rich-quick; I wish you good luck, but you may be disappointed with BTC in the long run.

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well, a big reason is the use of energy for health research so better life.. on this way, GRC value should be over BTC or other money. Also ByteBall coin will pay throught world community grid for contribution to boinc projects. Pity that many projects are CPU and less with GPU.

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It's all about science and I like to think it's our way of making a donation to useful research like cancer or zika. GRC reward is just the cherry on the cake on top of being to my knowledge one of the only "healthy" and non polluting crypto. Doesn't it feel good to do something useful and being rewarded for it ?

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I am a social activist. I really care about about science. But I was in BOINC when GRC was worth 900+ satoshis, and I can see now what the situation is... I will give another attempt though for week, let's see!

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Gridcoin doesn't really require much extra of your computer - so if you're running BOINC already, then go ahead and set up GRC - it's kind of like a little present for the efforts.

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Consider this too, most research done thanks to BOINC is made public and benefits all universities and labs all over the world that in itself is huge. I started in the early 2000ths and never stopped since with highs and lows, of course it would be nice to see GRC at high values but for that every user counts, every machine is important so join the fight and don't give up :)