What is Gridcoin?
Gridcoin is an open source cryptocurrency (Ticker: GRC) that rewards volunteer computing for science through the BOINC platform and Folding@home.
What is BOINC?
BOINC is an open source platform for volunteer computing that lets individuals use their computers & phones to help science research. It is free to use and already home to 30+ projects over 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?
Earn Gridcoin by contributing your computing power to science, or participate in an economy based on science by using Gridcoin for payments like any other cryptocurrency. See the table below for more information.
Researchers and institutions:
Tap into the spare processing power of tens of thousands of volunteers by creating your own BOINC project for free! The Gridcoin network can reward your project's userbase to encourage participation and improve user retention. Gridcoin provides you turnkey access to petaFLOPS of free computation.