How to setup BOINC and Gridcoin on PC

in Project HOPE2 years ago (edited)

Gridcoin is a crypto which is given to people for running BOINC. BOINC is a system of computer power sharing in which You can use Your computer power to do science computations.

Here is how to settle BOINC with Gridcoin properly on PC.


If You have used BOINC before reading that article without Gridcoin, unfortunately there is no option to obtain Gridcoins for past BOINC work.

Download newest BOINC installator from BOINC page.

Do most things as in video below (it is from 2017 so website of grcpool has changed a little but it should not be a problem). It is for MAC but on Windows it all looks similar. Create strong password for grcpool account!

Don’t start any projects yet. Later I will explain why.

If You have ran BOINC before on Your private acc, You need to remove these projects and start them from grcpool webpage and synchronize as in video above .That is screen explaining what I’m talking about:

Go to page and check which projects are optimal for Your CPU and GPU. For example, [email protected] requires device with good double precision computing, so teoretically old GPU’s like AMD HD 7970 are very good for that project. Of course You can choose less efficient project if You care more about its idea.

Not all projects allow to earn Gridcoin. And not all projects run with GPU or on Mac. Here You have great table which will help You to choose proper projects:
Some projects run also on Android, Raspbery Pi or require Oracle VirtualBox.

Choose projects You want using tools above, and add them on webpage, not directly in BOINC. Synchronise BOINC with grcpool.

Install Gridcoin from Gridcoin page.

Set very strong password for Gridcoin wallet. Here is my recent post about passwords:

Put Your Gridcoin address in grcpool account settings. Synchronize.

You will be needing to wait a few hours till number of blocks which is under “Staking” will achieve real time value, which is circa 2,2 million now. CPID Investor is also proper.
Screen 2:

If You click “Beacon” before Step 2 on the screen above, You will see that:
Screen 3:

If You click Beacon after Step 2, You should see something similar to me:
You already joined a pool, solo is available only for people who already have 5000 GRC or more.

On there is a table saying that Solo people earn Constant Block Rewards and Pool not. Don’t worry- nice guy on Discord told me that they are unimportant in 2021, as it is 10 GRC distributed to very large amount of people.

You can also Stack Gridcoin without BOINC.

There are nice guys on Gridcoin Discord so don’t be afraid to ask them.

Eastimated earnings on grcpool account settings will appear after a time. Be patient.

You can find more info on BOINC, Gridcoin and GRCpool webpages. For example, for projects which can use GPU, don’t use them with CPU as it will be less effective. You can choose on grcpool ticks what You want to use for which project.

Congratulations, now You obtain crypto for helping The Science. It was not as hard as You expected, right?
I’m not BOINC/Gridcoin/GRCPool worker.
I did all above yesterday :)
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Stay cool!


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By rhe way, can someone explain me if there is a difference in number of obtained Tron between 50%/50% and 100% Power on Steemit now?

 2 years ago 

Dear @maciejficek

I invited you few times to our community discord, but you never joined. Just in case, let me share link one more time:

I would share with you some information about our Project.hope community. Our vision, goals and project economy. You could then decide if this is something worth your participation.

Yours, Piotr

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