Gridcoin Community Hangout #004 (RSVP & Suggest topics)

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Gridcoin Community Hangout #004

A massive shout out to the BeyondBitcoin community & @officialfuzzy for providing the Gridcoin community a room in their mumble server for free.

Thanks to @peppernrino for editing the hangout recordings, much appreciated! :)

What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin securely rewards BOINC computation on top of Proof of Stake. Reward allocation is distributed, not centralized unlike other distributed computing related cryptocurrencies.
More info:

Past episode details

The third Gridcoin Hangout had an attendance of approx 20 individuals, the majority of whom were from the Gridcoin community.
Link to soundcloud channel
#003 RSVP & Topic suggestion thread

Why are we holding these hangouts?

  • A mumble conference call can provide significant advantages over communicating via forums and IRC.
  • To create opportunities to inform the public of new Gridcoin, BOINC and related services & their development progress.
  • To bridge relations between the cryptocurrency & BOINC communities.

How long will the hangout last?

The average recording time for these hangouts is between 2.5 - 3 hours!

Want to suggest a topic to discuss?

Reply with your suggestions in this Steem post & order of discussion will be from highest to lowest voted suggestions.

Can we discuss anything?

It's advisable to stay generally on topic, attendees are distributed around the world so they may not (likely won't) share the same views regarding controversial topics not related to Gridcoin/BOINC/Cryptocurrency.

Proposed time for Gridcoin Hangout #004:

San Francisco (USA - California) Saturday, 27 August 2016, 13:00:00 PDT UTC-7 hours
Austin (USA - Texas) Saturday, 27 August 2016, 15:00:00 CDT UTC-5 hours
New York (USA - New York) Saturday, 27 August 2016, 16:00:00 EDT UTC-4 hours
London (United Kingdom - England) Saturday, 27 August 2016, 21:00:00 BST UTC+1 hour (9PM GMT)
Frankfurt (Germany - Hesse) Saturday, 27 August 2016, 22:00:00 CEST UTC+2 hours
Auckland (New Zealand) Sunday, 28 August 2016, 08:00:00 NZST UTC+12 hours

How to join the Gridcoin hangout

Step 1: Download Mumble. (There are mobile apps too)

Step 2:

Step 3:

mumble instructions

Step 4: Join the Gridcoin channel.

Step 5: Configure your audio wizard & setup Push-To-Talk. Join 10-15 mins before the hangout starts to test your configuration.

I hope you decide to attend the hangout - everyone is welcome to join, especially those who suggest topics of discussion in this thread.

Best regards,

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We've been added to many of the above podcast distribution platforms now! (Including iTunes, Google music,, etc). It'll be very interesting to see how this affects viewership and attendance rates for the hangouts!

We need some users to rate the podast on please, thanks.

Please rank us on iTunes too:

Topic suggestion:
'Project' sub-forum now live on cryptocointalk & threads created for all currently whitelisted projects:

Topic suggestion:
Discussing 'BARK - The BOINC volunteer cluster manager for Apache Spark'!
PDF Whitepaper Link:
PDF Poster link:
Damiro proposing the creation of a BARK project:

Existing Apache Spark cloud pricing plans: (Could BARK undercut this?).

Apache Spark website:

Topic suggestion:
Update regarding the 'Project-Rain' BOINC project.

Topic suggestion:

Gridcoin client poll regarding whether or not we should enforce SSL encryption as a mandatory requirement for BOINC projects to be on the whitelist.

2 weeks to vote, do participate.

Topic suggestion:
Current splash screen contest:

1st place: 1000 GRC
2nd place: 500 GRC
3rd place: 250 GRC

Topic Suggestion:

The need for the community to develop a "Gridcoin Market Value Team".

This team would be comprised of volunteers and have the goal of raising the market value of Gridcoin.

The topic would be recruitment and organization of such a team.

In the future, after a team has been put together, we can suggest possible objectives for them to work on with the end goal in mind.

Check my blog for posts brainstorming the concept (note that I have been conceiving this as the "Gridcoin Finance Team", which has caused some confusion, and for the time being will instead be called the "Gridcoin Market Value Team")

I hope to be there for Hangout #4


This team would be comprised of volunteers and have the goal of raising the market value of Gridcoin.
The topic would be recruitment and organization of such a team.

Just to be clear, you're not proposing a 'pump' group, right?


No, the goal is to create long term value for the coin. The best way to do that is to create utility for the coin; we need to find institutions that will accept GRC as currency, as an example of that.

But I expect we will run into folks proposing or trying to start a pump and dump. I don't know how to counter that.