Gridcoin - State of the Network - 20 January 2020

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Report #45 - January 20th, 2020

Welcome to another Gridcoin State of the Network! The SotN is usually published on the 3rd Monday of every month. For more information on the happenings within the Gridcoin network be sure to check out the other reports put together by the community!

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The superblock today was posted by a node that is running the OLD NN. The SB is a bad one as a result. There are still a few nodes like this running around, so this is possible, although not likely. We cannot eliminate this possibility until we have the next mandatory to force people with old nodes to upgrade. This is the first time this has happened in a year, which is about right probability wise, given the relative population of Denise+ nodes versus older ones.

  • Jim (Core Dev)
    Please update your wallet if you are running a version lower than! Ideally you should be running the latest

Note that this is a rare occurrence and there has since been a properly staked superblock. But still: Update!

The Return of the Project brief!

Beloved Gridcoiner @delta1512 has once again begun producing his BOINC project introduction series, “The Project brief”. This time, however, he is covering all BOINC projects! He hosts episodes every two weeks on the BOINCNetwork Discord server and everyone is welcome to join the discussion and ask questions. The next episode will be on January 31st. You can listen to the first episode of the year at

Live Community Discussions

The Gridcoin Fireside

The Gridcoin Fireside has returned!

So far the crew has introduced DLT and cryptocurrency concepts along with Gridcoin technology and priorities. You get to decide what’s in store for the rest of the season. All you have to do is join the Gridcoin Discord server every Thursday at 8pm EST and participate in the discussion!

You can listen to all episodes at the website

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The BOINC Radio participatory podcast has jumped right into its first official season! On this podcast, @jringo and @Delta1512 discuss BOINC, BOINC developments, BOINC projects, the BOINC community & network, and SCIENCE with the live “studio” audience. To join the discussion, connect to the BOINCNetwork Discord server every Friday at 4pm EST and say hello.

You can listen to all episodes at the website

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Hot Discussion Threads

Questions about BOINC and scientific computing

What entities run Oracle nodes and what is their incentivization?


The stats update is divided into 2 sections: Blockchain Statistics and BOINC Statistics.

Every month we bring you the most up to date statistics regarding the operation of the Gridcoin blockchain and Gridcoin BOINC projects. The information is gathered from Sunday to Saturday on a fortnightly basis and compiled from the getblockstats RPC command in the Gridcoin wallet, Gridcoin Oracle, BOINCStats, GRCPool, Gridcoin Stats, and from individual project websites.


Blockchain statistics from 1/December to 31/December

The table below contains the blockchain statistics and covers blocks 1,779,295 to 1,806,788.

Blockchain charts

The charts below contain the longer term blockchain trends.


Team and pool statistics from 1/December to 31/December

The table below contains BOINC team and pool statistics for the month of December.

Team and pool charts

The team and pool charts contain the longer term team and pool trends.

This concludes the 45th Gridcoin State of the Network Report. We’ll see you in a month. Happy crunching!

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Hmm, I think we may have a record number of investors

  • Rise in empty blocks
  • Fall in transactions
  • Rising staking difficulty