You are viewing a single comment's thread from:RE: HOLD Your GRC - the Research Coin! We have a Long Way to Go!View the full contextwoolfe19861008 (52)in #gridcoin • 5 years ago How can I have it？ 5 years ago in #gridcoin by woolfe19861008 (52)$0.00Reply 13
You can buy it on bittrex, poloniex, flyp.me, c-cex. Or you can "mine" it by running BOINC. Have a look at gridcoin.science to learn more about how to get started.
As a PhD researcher, every time I see someone do this, it makes me so, so incredibly happy. Mining sucks! You earn Gridcoin by helping humanity.
So @dutch, what term do you prefer:
Crunching, BOINC, or something else entirely?
Crunching, researching, BOINCing - all great. Just not mining, because it has those POW connotations.
That makes sense. You don't want people to confuse Gridcoin with a Poof of Work system that wastes power instead of a Proof of Research system.
Even 'mine' is great, because it makes people go "Hm, why is that in quote marks?".
Yeah I agree, I find myself using "mine" sometimes because it makes more sense to new users.
Also you can get 3 free GridCoins by signing up to Uscore.net (about $0.60).
Correct. There are also 2 faucets:
The first faucet is entirely free to use, while the second mines a tiny bit of Monero through a CAPTCHA. It is still free, I'm just trying to be 100% transparent. Neither of these faucets is owned or operated by me.
And the first one forces you deactivate your adblocker ;)
It certainly doesn't allow you to use VPN, so that's a pain.
It allows you only to claim coins when you deactivate your adblocker yes.