Gridcoin Community Hangout #025 - 04th Mar 2017 @ 9PM GMT (RSVP & Suggest topics!)steemCreated with Sketch.

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Gridcoin Community Hangout #025

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

Another massive thanks to @peppernrino for editing the hangout recordings! Follow him on Steem! :D

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:

Where can I listen to past hangouts?


The minutes can be found here.

Past episode details

024 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?

If there are not many topics suggested then hangouts won't last longer than an hour, on the other hand if there are many topics suggested then the hangout may last 2-3 hours!

When the Gridcoin Community Hangouts start really picking up traction we can become more strict with allocated speaking time if need be (so you're not waiting hours to talk).

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.

That said, this 'on topic' guideline fizzles away once official recording has ended & the hangout becomes a more relaxed environment.

Proposed time for Gridcoin Hangout #025:

9PM GMT 04th MAR 2017.

Compare 9PM GMT to your time zone!.

How to join the Gridcoin hangout

Step 1: Download Mumble. [Windows Client, Android Client]

Step 2:

Step 3: Configure Mumble & join the server!

Label: BeyondBitcoin - Gridcoin
Port: 64738
Username: Enter your username
Password: w0rldCh@NG3rsUN!t3

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 audio 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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How to react to allegations of kikipope's botnet usage?

Project admin responsibilities:

  • Ban user from projects?
  • Blacklist hosts (preventing bots from joining without obfuscating their fingerprints).

BAM responsibilities:

  • If botnet usage is proven, ban kikipope?

Temporary things we could do:

  • Delete user's beacon within NN?
  • Kick from team, across all project?,1


I believe this individual should be 'kicked' from the Gridcoin Team and their Beacon removed from the Neural Network if it can be proven 'beyond a shadow of a doubt' that this individual is being dishonest, cheating and benefiting from his/her efforts.

However, if this can be done once it can be done again and maybe it is being done by more than one individual.
I believe it is time for more investigation by ourselves as I don't believe that BOINC or the Administrators will investigate this unless we have more evidence.


I will add a hosts counter per user to gridcoinstats till the next update. It will only show the amount of hosts a user has, nothing more than that. I'm not sure if the hosts file on the project will hide the host if the user ticks in the hide hosts option. But this user has, according to the hosts.gz file, 3206 hosts.


kikipope is gone from VGTU Gridcoin team

huppdiwupp has been doing great work in the dev branch:

  • Resizable windows.
  • Updated splash screen from previous contest.
  • Tweaks to when the client was used in dark themes.

Also in the pipe from hdw: voting on Linux in the UI. No more fiddling in the console, copy pasting polls and options. The PR is there, accepted by me with some minor remarks, waiting for final verdict from Rob.


Link to GRC shop directory:

Perhaps we should start offering bonuses/bounties for getting shops to accept GRC via coinpayments?

challenge situation: past/current/upcoming team competitions


whitelist time:


Denis did not end up being whitelisted.

Voting time: past/current/upcoming polls



March 13: Are you concerned regarding low network stake weight participation?
March 17: whitelist poll: Should we remove TN-Grid from the whitelist due to no available work units?
March 29: What is the minimum vote weight that should be required for mandate behind a poll to be valid?
March 29: How should we interpret the outcome of a poll?
March 30: If A Poll Attempts To Establish A Minimum Vote Weight Requirement For Future Polls , Should The Poll In Question Require An Equal Level Of Vote Weight Participation To Be Considered Legitimate?
April 9: Will you contact an online store to accept Gridcoin via
May 9: Will you help out with the Gridcoin tasks?
May 20: What should we do regarding the mandatory team requirement?
June 11: technical poll: Should the DPOR:POS mechanism be rebalanced?

Any more frequent, observed user problems ?



Potential poll exclusion via ( (poll length) >(cpid & stake).age )

new Gridcoin tasks since last hangout:

  • read out


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thoughts on making:

  • a non-profit 501c(3)
  • removing BOINC team requirement
  • ... ?