BusinessReport (SA) - Bitcoin has a future

in gridcoin •  2 years ago  (edited)

This morning I read an interesting article about Gridcoin in the Technology section of Business Report [here], which is South Africa’s leading business-focussed site with more than a million loyal readers visiting the platform daily [1].

In the article, Bitcoin was again positioned as the cryptocurrency which consumes electricity for calculations that are not useful but researchers are now focussing on two area to try and resolve this by decreasing the energy consumption and using calculations to solve real world issues.

In the second part of the article, BOINC and Gridcoin are highlighted as an example addressing both area with some further details how this is achieved. Interesting to note is that Gridcoin was the only alternative mentioned in the article, which of course is very positive again.

So does Bitcoin have a future? The answer is yes and it could be Gridcoin.

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Gridcoin is an open source cryptocurrency (Ticker: GRC) which securely rewards volunteer computing performed upon the BOINC platform in a decentralized manner on top of proof of stake.

BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) is a distributed Internet platform and was launched beginning of 2002 and it rewards participants with credits for performed work. BOINC is an application available for multiple Operating Systems and uses the unused CPU and GPU cycles on computers to perform scientific work.
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Bitcoin has made its hotly anticipated launch onto the futures market, but some analysts and central bankers are still urging caution.

awesome blog you got here @parejan, I learn something from this.. thanks

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Great to see Gridcoin taking a first spot in a new article, and actually quoted correctly 😁

Thanks for sharing!

Another postive thing is that articles are now appearing on sites across the globe which means the exposure is widening.

Unfortunately it looks like they had the intern type the story:

An example is gridcoin, a cryptocurrency mined by a global network of in excess 23000 computers which are linked to scientists at the University of California at Berkeley.

I'm sure it should read "in excess of..."

Gridcoins are awarded in return for joining the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networking Computing or BIONIC.

Erm... It's BIONIC instead of BOINC?

Still, I guess the exposure will be good for Gridcoin.

I noticed this as well but the article is really positive about Gridcoin so I guess it won't harm.