Gridcoin Introduction

  • The following guides explain how to set up the Gridcoin Research wallet client on the platform of your choice.
  • First of all, if you want to earn your own Gridcoins by “mining” them, you should read the BOINC installation guide. The BOINC client has to be installed on your machine in order to coordinate research tasks.
  • 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.
  • The following guides explain how to set up the Gridcoin Research wallet client on the platform of your choice.

Install the Gridcoin Research client on the platform of your choice

Installation (Microsoft Windows)
  • Download the Gridcoin Research client.
  • Open the file in the download folder or directly from the Browser. If you are asked to run the file, click yes.
Next installation
  • Once the setup has begun, proceed by clicking the 'Next' button.
Installation Location
  • At this stage, you can select where to install the Gridcoin Research client.
  • It is advised for simplicity that you use the default suggested location. If you select a different install location, you'll need to specify this location in the gridcoin.conf file.
Confirm Installation Installing
  • Click on the “Next” button to install the program.
  • Once the install has completed, press the 'Close' button to exit the setup program.
  • After installing, navigate to the chosen Gridcoin installation folder & execute these steps:
    • Create a shortcut of the gridcoinresearch.exe to place it on your desktop.
    • Right-click on the shortcut on your desktop and go to the preferences.
    • Within the preferences window, navigate to the 'Compatability tab and check 'Run this program as an administrator'. Click 'Apply' and close the Gridcoin properties window.
  • Launch the Gridcoin wallet by double-clicking on the shortcut created on the desktop.
  • If any firewall shows up, you have to allow Gridcoin past the firewall.
BOINC Email Query window
  • Since you're using the pool, you should not enter your email when prompted to do so. Click the cancel button to skip the prompt & continue the conf generation step.
Config Success
  • A window should open stating that a new configuration file has been successfully created; click “OK” to proceed..
  • Since you clicked “Cancel” at the email prompt, you'll be presented with a confirmation message.
  • Proceed past this prompt to the Gridcoin client.
  • These Gridcoin Research clients are made by the community; User discresion is advised & the Gridcoin Team does not accept responsibility for any harm caused by user generated content (However unlikely it is to occur).
Debian Packages (Ubuntu)
RPM Packages (Opensuse/Fedora)
AUR (Archlinux)
Linux compiling guide located at the Gridcoin Wiki!

This page used to display old mirrored content from the Gridcoin Wiki Linux compiling guide, however this page fell behind updates that were being made on the wiki article. If you want to compile the Gridcoin client on Linux, please do navigate to the Gridcoin Wiki.

Optional post-install configuration (If you encounter syncing/connectivity issues)

The gridcoinresearch.conf file can be found at:
  • For Windows:
  • For Linux: