Gridcoin Introduction

The following guides explain how to set up the Gridcoin Research wallet client on the platform of your choice.

If you want to run Gridcoin in investor-mode only, you do not need to install the BOINC client. In this case, you will only earn POS interest and not recieve DPOR payments due to a lack of BOINC research. The amount and frequency of interest depends on the quantity of coins you are holding in your wallet/client.

Install the Gridcoin client

Microsoft Windows
Debian Packages (Ubuntu)
Launchpad built ubuntu releases
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gridcoin/gridcoin-stable
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gridcoinresearch-qt
  • gridcoinresearch
RPM Packages (Opensuse/Fedora)
OpenSuse/Fedora RPMs
AUR (Archlinux)
Archlinux AUR package
Manually compile the Gridcoin client
Linux compiling guide Gridcoin GitHub Repo

Initial client setup

Once the client launches, a prompt will request an email address - do not enter an email address, rather click the 'Cancel' button and proceed past any additional prompts.

Third party multi-wallets for Gridcoin
HolyTransaction Coinomi