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The Gridcoin Fireside #20 - Blockchains and Cryptocurrency Part 2: Value, Money, Currency

The Gridcoin Fireside #20 - Blockchains and Cryptocurrency Part 2: Value, Money, Currency

September 23, 2019

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The Gridcoin Fireside is a participatory podcast brought to you by the Gridcoin community. It is intended to introduce and explore DLT, cryptocurrency, and crypto-economics from a science oriented perspective.

The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

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Recorded on September 19th


Blockchains and Cryptocurrency Part 2: Value, Money, Currency

This week we discuss how blockchains and cryptocurrency are changing the way we view, use, and define currency, money, and value. We also touch on debt in the world of science.

Time Subject
2:00 News
Team Requirement Removal Testing Continues
Gridcoin.world Open for Donations
Project Brief Next Week
Blockchain Offline Transactions
Funding the Running-Costs of Gridcoin.World
GRC Listed on TXBit
Thor Challenge
18:40 Community Highlight: Roboticmind
19:45 Blockchains and Cryptocurrency Part 2: Value, Money, Currency
26:30 AI and debt?
36:10 Where does crypto get its value?
52:15 Debt in the scientific system
58:15 Gridcoin Grants
1:06:45 Closing Comments

 


 

What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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The Gridcoin Fireside #19 - New Superblock Developments

The Gridcoin Fireside #19 - New Superblock Developments

September 13, 2019

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The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

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Recorded on September 12th


First, a huge thank you to Nethlek for leading this week's episode. If you see him around give him hug for me. Anyway.

In this episode we discuss some developments expected with the Fern mandatory update. The main focus is on the new superblock mechanism that will be replacing the quorum process for superblock creation. No idea what I'm talking about? Have a listen to the episode!

Time Subject
0:00 News
Bittrex Wallet Removal on October 3rd
TXBit Integration has started
Team Requirement Removal testing still under-way. Looking for more teams to volunteer for team whitelisting
Thor Challenge run by Crunchers Sans Frontiers
What is BOINC Post -- Come share your thoughts
7:15 Project brief: World Community Grid
19:45 Main Discussion - New Superblock Developments
Fern Milestone
38:40 What is a mandatory update?

Project Brief.pngProject brief: World Community Grid


This week delta1512 introduced us to World Community Grid.

WCG is a BOINC project run by IBM that aims to solve immediately applicable problems to the human race. Mainly they specialise in trying to cure disease and cancer but have done other applicable projects in the past.



What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community

The Gridcoin Fireside #18 - Blockchains: Moving Beyond the Trust-Based Model

The Gridcoin Fireside #18 - Blockchains: Moving Beyond the Trust-Based Model

August 31, 2019

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Recorded on August 29th


Blockchains: Moving Beyond the Trust-Based Model

 

In this episode we discuss how blockchain technology presents an alternative to the trust-based model of not only finance, but any protocol, process, or organization that relies on arbiters of trust.

While the [electronic payments] system works well enough for most transactions, it still suffers from the inherent weaknesses of the trust based model.

What is needed is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transact directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party.

- Satoshi Nakamoto

Trust is a complex natural protocol that enables social interaction between individuals. It largely depends on a biological function drawn from a tribal library. It is difficult to maintain a natural web of trust beyond 100-200 individual people. This creates logical problems including tribalism and prejudice.

To overcome these problems, human societies manufactured protocols and processes that manage trust across large webs of individuals. For thousands of years, technological limitations demanded these protocols and processes be managed by people -- by arbiters of trust. In solving the problems of the tribal model, this trust-based model creates a significant problem: arbiters of trust hold incredible power.

Cypherpunks, crypto-anarchists, and others claim that a digital future secured by cryptography is the solution to this ancient problem. The Bitcoin blockchain was the first successful implementation of their proposed solution.

 

Time Subject
1:05 News
Gridcoin 4.0.5 "Elizabeth Release"
Gridcoin.World Proposal
Call for BOINC teams to help test the team requirement removals
LHC@home Back on the whitelist
DHEP off the whitelist
Cruncher Sans Frontier Thor Challenge
Janksy Fellowship
I buy memes for the GridcoinMemes twitter
TXBit Listing
SwapSpace listing
SotN Report
Gridcoin Monthly Report
Nicehash to Gridcoin converter
Gridcoin+Steem basic income
18:00 Opening Discussion
Eric Hughes - Cypher Punk Manifesto
Tim May - Crypto Anarchy Manifest
Bitcoin Whitepaper
19:45 Tribal -> Trust -> Cryptographically based systems
24:00 Trust, science, and why to build alternatives
28:45 Multi-currency future
30:30 Satoshi's perspective
31:45 Communities of trust
34:00 Alterative alternatives
36:00 Reality
43:45 Oracles, Trust, and Science
55:15 Closing comments

 


What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community

The Gridcoin Fireside #17 - Building a Treasury

The Gridcoin Fireside #17 - Building a Treasury

August 18, 2019

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The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

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Recorded on August 15th


Building a Treasury

In this episode we explore treasury systems in cryptocurrency networks.

We discuss several ways they might function and their benefits.

The discussion ends with some very welcome comments from a new voice.

Gridcoin treasury post from January 2018

Time Subject
2:15 News
New White Paper Approved
2019 BOINC Workshop Reimbursement Validated
Gridcoin.world proposal
TXBit Vote
15:30 Treasuries in Cryptocurrency Networks
27:30 Opening Discussion
31:00 How is a treasury different from the foundation?
32:00 A type of treasury system
36:00 Verified Side-Staking Addresses
38:30 Would funds raised through a treasury system be required to be spent on Gridcoin development?
41:00 Building verified side-staking entities
46:45 Examples of other treasury systems
48:15 "Some comments from a noobie"
1:20:10 Closing Comments

 


Project Brief.png Project brief


Join us on August 29th for a Project brief on World Community Grid!



What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community

The Gridcoin Fireside #16 - Wealth Distribution in Cryptocurrencies; Project brief: yoyo@home

The Gridcoin Fireside #16 - Wealth Distribution in Cryptocurrencies; Project brief: yoyo@home

August 16, 2019

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Recorded on August 8th


Wealth Distribution in Cryptocurrencies

In this episode we explore wealth distribution in cryptocurrency networks.

We discuss the problems centralization of wealth brings to crypto networks and cryptoconomics, the history of cryptocurrency generation and distribution, the rationale behind different methods of wealth distribution, and we dive into some specifics with GRC.

Time Subject
2:00 News
Updated White Paper Proposal
BOINC Workshop Reimbursement Proposal
Gridcoin.world Proposal
GridcoinMemes Twitter
Gridcoin Monthly Report
The Gridcoin Fireside now on LBRY
Browser Link
LBRY App Link
txbit exchange voting
jringo emoji contest
16:00 Project Brief: Yoyo@home
29:00 Wealth Distribution in Cryptocurrencies
32:30 The Problems Created by Wealth Centralization in Cryptocurrencies
Problem 1: Network Security and Decentralization
Problem 2: Depressed Velocity of Money
Problem 3: Counteracts Cryptoeconomic Incentives Mentioned Article
Problem 4: Network Morale
39:50 History of Cryptocurrency Genesis
43:00 Distributing Coins from Early Miners
47:45 Discussion
Bitcoin Wealth
1:00:00 History of GRC
1:07:00 Using GRC to build Gridcoin
1:10:00 Should we be worried about GRC wealth centralization?
1:19:00 A Potential Technical Solutions
1:31:00 The Network Effect
1:35:00 Why Aren't GRC Whales Using Their GRC?

Project Brief.pngProject brief: yoyo@home


This week @delta1512 introduced us to math.

yoyo@home is a mathematical project that aims to solve problems in number theory through "brute forcing". One of the problems it is working on has close correlation to internet security whereas others have some real-world applications.



What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community

The Gridcoin Fireside #15 - Team Requirement Removal

The Gridcoin Fireside #15 - Team Requirement Removal

August 4, 2019

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The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

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Recorded on August 1st


Team Requirement Removal

This week we discuss removing the Gridcoin team requirement.

You will hear what the team requirement removal means for Gridcoin, how it will be implemented, and a whole discussion on its economic effects and how we might build a full economic system in the future.

Time Subject
1:30 News
Proposed Updated Whitepaper
BOINC Workshop Reimbursement Poll
Light Sail 2
Mysterious Binary System
13:30 Team Requirement Removal
15:00 What is the Team Requirement Removal?
16:15 What are BOINC teams?
18:15 Opening Discussion
19:30 Why didn't we remove the team requirement earlier?
24:25 Rolling out the team req removal
32:45 Testing the team requirement removal
35:35 How will the team requirement affect the economics of Gridcoin
45:00 Building a protocol defined economy
51:00 Knobs, Levers, and Friendly Forks
1:19:50 Closing Thoughts

Project Brief.pngProject brief


There was no Project brief this week, but join us next week for @delta1512's return!



What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community

The Gridcoin Fireside #14 - Manual Reward Claims; Project Brief: LHC@Home

The Gridcoin Fireside #14 - Manual Reward Claims; Project Brief: LHC@Home

July 28, 2019

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Recorded on July 25th


Manual Reward Claims (MRC)

This week we discuss manual reward claims, a mechanism that seeks to develop a lever for the the Gridcoin economic system by giving crunchers the option to claim their earned research rewards (ERR) without staking.

Instead, the researcher would click a button and receive their ERR, minus a small fee, in the next staked block. The fee, as currently presented, would be split between the staker of the block and development funding.

This means that this lever utilizes fee-based economics to enable treasury funding!

Treasury funding is a critical aspect of blockchain economies -- how do you fund development of open-source software and open-source economies... and open-source science? -- and is being explored by more and more communities. Here again, it would seem, GRC is helping drive the crypto space forward.

You will hear an introduction to these concepts along with an introduction to some of the details and discussions going on.

Remember! MRC is in the very early stages of development. Now is the time to get involved if you have ideas on how it might function best. You don't need to code to participate in these discussions!

Time Subject
2:45 News
SotN
New White Paper Proposal
2019 Boinc Workshop Speaker Reimbursement Poll
Gridcoin Highlights
7:30 Project brief: LHC@Home
27:00 MRC - Introduction
34:50 MRC - Details
45:00 MRC - Discussion
45:40 Question 1: How does MRC guard against Sybil attacks?
50:55 Question 2: How will MRC affect the emission rate of GRC?
52:00 Question 3: What effect will MRC have on the staking difficulty of the network?
55:30 Question 4: Why is the reward cap at 80% of ERR?
1:12:30 Closing Discussion

 


Project Brief.pngProject brief: LHC@Home


This week @delta1512 introduces us to the power-house of particle physics, LHC@Home.

Have you ever pondered if the protons and neutrons you learned about in high-school were actually made up of something even smaller? Well, they are, and there are a whole load of different "fundamental particles" that make up reality as we know it, and scientists dedicate themselves to discovering more of them and seeing how they work. This is where LHC@Home helps out.

To learn more, check out the project brief post linked above, or join us live tonight on The Gridcoin Fireside.

There is no Project brief next week, but we'll see Delta again in two weeks!



What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community

The Gridcoin Fireside #13 - Democratized Expertise; Project Brief: Rosetta@Home

The Gridcoin Fireside #13 - Democratized Expertise; Project Brief: Rosetta@Home

July 20, 2019

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Recorded on July 18th


Democratized Expertise

This is absolutely my favorite episode so far. It runs long, but I would highly recommend listening to the entire discussion.

We have a spirited discussion on the topics of democratized expertise, webs of trust, and reputation tokens by examining the current education system.

We hear perspectives from purists, business heads, and PhDs.

These are the questions we ask:

How would a system of permissionless expertise operate?

How would it free experts from undesired positions of authority?

How would it give countless people access to the world of progress and production and unleash a tidal wave of discourse, equality, education, and innovation?

Time Subject
3:30 Community Highlight
Nethlek
5:00 News
Bittrex Delist
White Paper Proposal and Poll
Call for Marketing Initiatives
12:30 Project brief: Rosetta@Home
Partnership with The Audacious Project
David Baker's TED Talk
FoldIt
Zooniverse
34:10 Democratized Expertise
35:15 The Current System
36:25 The Alternative System
38:10 Opening Discussion
42:00 Trusted vs Trustless Systems
46:50 Web of Trust
48:45 The Problem
50:10 A PhD's Perspective
55:55 Using Blockchain to Boost Efficiency in the Current System
58:30 Mob Rule vs Fluid Democracy
1:05:20 Chain of Trust
1:08:30 Web of Trust Part II
1:12:45 Another PhD's Perspective
1:18:00 Stack Overflow as an Example
1:18:35 Seeding Reputation Systems
1:26:00 Nepotism in Reputation Systems
1:27:15 Money in Reputation Systems
1:27:30 Punative Mechanisms in Reputation Systems
1:30:15 Closing Discussion


Project Brief.pngProject brief: Rosetta@Home


 

This week @delta1512 introduces us to computational driven protein folding. Protein folding is a novel science that provides a means to cure disease and create new super materials. Because proteins are awesome.

Folding is the process where you take the strand that makes up the protein and model it into a different shape. This shape is very important because it defines what the protein does and whether it will fall apart later on.

Join us for the next episode where Delta will be introducing CERN's LHC@Home.



What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive permissionless blockchain initiated in 2013. It mints and distributes cryptocurrency in relation to the processing power a network participant directs toward data-driven analysis and scientific discovery, as well as through a proof-of-stake reward mechanism. The Gridcoin blockchain monitors processing contributions to the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing (BOINC). BOINC hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and CERN, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. Access to Gridcoin's computation resources is free, while computation contributors are incentivized with cryptocurrency minted by the Gridcoin protocol.

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

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Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community

The Open Systems of Science - 2019 BOINC Workshop

The Open Systems of Science - 2019 BOINC Workshop

July 16, 2019

Jringo's presentation from the 2019 BOINC workshop hosted in Chicago by IBM's World Community Grid.

Title: The Open Systems of Science

Date: July 10th 2019

Note: The room was not mic'd so the discussion at the end is edited to include only the speaker's comments which were mic'd.

Referenced Content

Contact: jringo@gridcoin.world

Website: https://gridcoin.world 

Basic Principle (6:50)

"No one needs to seek permission in order to participate, to run a node, to change the code, to build, or to innovate."

Governance Quote from the Proposed Gridcoin Whitepaper (11:40, 13:20)

"Permissionless blockchain networks progress through merit based arguments supported by contributor reputation and finally settled through software alterations committed to open-source repositories that are either installed or ignored by network nodes."

All 2019 BOINC Workshop Presentations

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDOd7pQf1IF8ZxKHpNwung

The Gridcoin Fireside #12 - The Future of Gridcoin; Project Brief: DHEP

The Gridcoin Fireside #12 - The Future of Gridcoin; Project Brief: DHEP

July 14, 2019

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The audience is welcome to participate through voice-comms or via the discord text chat.

Join us every Thursday at 8:00pm EDT on the Gridcoin discord server.

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Recorded on July 11th


I was recording from a laptop so my sound quality is not great. Apologies for this. Everything will be back to normal next week. 

The Future of Gridcoin

This week we sum up the happenings from the past two weeks and look forward. We discuss the Bittrex delisting, the BOINC workshop, a new whitepaper nearing release, and press release initiative.

Time Subject
3:00 Project Brief: DHEP
DHEP Papers
Gridcoin Adds DHEP
19:45

Bittrex Delisting
Thoughts on the Bittrex delist and Gridcoin

29:30 Press Release
Gridcoin Press Release
40:20 White paper
43:30 BOINC Workshop

Project Brief.png Project brief: DHEP

 This week @delta1512 introduced us to distributed computing islands that make super-circuits. What?!

At least once in your life you've probably been to a hospital or seen people hooked up to those pulse monitors and all the fancy medical gear, and you probably wouldn't want that to fail, right? - This is exactly what this project does, helps make electronics that fix themselves (yes, like the starship enterprise).

Check out the linked post for more information, or have a listen to the first half hour of the episode.

Join us for the next episode where Delta will be introducing Rosetta@Home.



What is Gridcoin?

Gridcoin is a multi-incentive open-source blockchain. Incentive one, stake rewards, rewards participants for securing the ledger through a proof-of-stake protocol. Incentive two, research rewards, rewards participants for contributing to approved projects hosted on the distributed computing infrastructure, BOINC.

BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, hosts major institutional computing projects such as IBM’s World Community Grid, SETI, and data from the Large Hadron Collider, alongside projects developed by students, enthusiasts, mathematicians, researchers, and citizen scientists. 

Want to Learn More? 

Website: https://gridcoin.us
Discord: https://discord.gg/jf9XX4a
Steemit: https://steemit.com/created/gridcoin
White Paper: https://gridcoin.us/assets/img/whitepaper.pdf

-- Github --

Codebase: https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research
Community: https://github.com/gridcoin-community