Get Some Gridcoin

  • In Gridcoin's Proof-of-Stake (PoS) system, BOINC rewards are given when a user stakes, along with an additional 10 GRC.
  • Since Gridcoin 5.4 you don't have to stake on your own to get BOINC rewards. Instead you can get your rewards by clicking a button and paying a small fee to have somebody else stake for you via an MRC request. You will need approx 2 GRC to setup your wallet for solo crunching this way. See this wiki entry for further details.
    • For monthly staking, a balance of 5000 GRC is recommended.
    • Note: Your balance does not affect the amount of the payout, only how frequent. You also need to wait around 16 hours before any coins received are able to stake.

Ways to Get Gridcoin

If you don't want to buy any Gridcoin, you can get some through the faucets or through pool mining.
On most exchanges you need to first buy Bitcoin in order to buy Gridcoin.

Free/Starter Gridcoin

  • Use the Gridcoin Switzerland Faucet
  • Use the GridcoinStats Faucet
  • Join the Discord server and register with the wallet bot to use the %faucet command in the #wallet-bot channel. You can also ask other users for free GRC in the #help channel.
  • Join Steemit and post original Gridcoin content then exchange rewards for Gridcoin.
  • Work on Gridcoin development bounties. See the lists here and here

Centralized exchanges