The Gridcoin Fireside #6
Gridcoin 188.8.131.52 - The Scraper
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Recorded on May 17th
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This week we discuss the release of Gridcoin 184.108.40.206 and the implementation of the Scraper. With the scraper Gridcoin has become a combined DPoS/PoS protocol with the semi-decentralized "scraper nodes" fetching off-chain data, forming consensus, and integrating it into a fully decentralized blockchain via unique "superblocks".
This is a very significant development for Gridcoin and potentially the larger blockchain space. The potential here is not to be understated.
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|8:15||Status of Gridcoin Community and Protocol|
|17:15||Gridcoin 220.127.116.11 - The Scraper Replacement of the "Neural Net"|
|23:00||How Unique is the Scraper as a Tool?|
|28:15||A Combined DPoS/PoS Protocol for Off-chain Data Collection and Integration|
|30:55||Scraper Security Mechanisms|
|41:00||How Do You Become a Scraper Node?|
|46:30||The Scraper, BOINC GDPR'd Projects, and Possibilities Looking Forward|
|54:30||Introduction to How Scraper Nodes Form the Superblock|
|58:20||Collaborating with Universities and Outreach|
What is Gridcoin?
Gridcoin is a multi-incentive open-source blockchain. Incentive one, stake rewards, rewards participants for securing the ledger through a proof-of-stake protocol. Incentive two, research rewards, rewards participants for contributing to approved projects hosted on the distributed computing infrastructure, BOINC.
BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and data from the Large Hadron Collider, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists.
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