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Rewarding Volunteer Distributed Computing

What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is an open source cryptocurrency (Ticker: GRC) which securely rewards volunteer computing performed on the BOINC platform.

What is BOINC?

BOINC is an open source volunteer computing grid which combines the processing power of individual users for the purposes of scientific research. It is free to use and already home to 30+ projects spanning a range of scientific disciplines. Examples include protein structure prediction (Rosetta@home), mapping the Milky Way galaxy (Milkyway@home), and tackling problems in public health and clean energy (World Community Grid).

How can I participate?

Individuals: Join BOINC and start earning Gridcoin for your contributions! See the 'Guides' section for details.

Researchers and institutions: Tap into the spare processing power of tens of thousands of volunteers, and create your own BOINC project for free! In turn, the Gridcoin network can reward your project's userbase to encourage participation and improve user retention.


Solo Crunching Pool Crunching Investor Mode
Earn BOINC rewards ✔️ ✔️
Earn 10 GRC per block staked ✔️ ✔️
Helps secure network ✔️ ✔️
Decentralized ✔️ ✔️
Ability to vote ✔️ ✔️
Keep 100% of Rewards ✔️ ✔️
No upfront investment ✔️
BOINC Leaderboards BOINCstats, Gridcoinstats & others Pool only Gridcoinstats
Solo Pool POS
BOINC rewards ✔️ ✔️
Constant block rewards ✔️ ✔️
Secures network ✔️ ✔️
Decentralized ✔️ ✔️
Ability to vote ✔️ ✔️
Keep 100% of Rewards ✔️ ✔️
No upfront investment ✔️
Guide available

Download the latest Gridcoin Research client

Current Wallet Version: 4.0.1.0 (Leisure)