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.

Alternatively to running the official Gridcoin client

If you're not interested in earning POS rewards, you can use several third party Gridcoin wallets to hold your GRC off centralized exchanges.

Bitshares wallets (OPEN.GRC)
Openledger RUDEX BTSABC Bitshares-Light
HolyTransaction Coinomi