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The Gridcoin Fireside #25 - The System of Science

November 16, 2019



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Recorded on November 7th


This week we discuss the system of science:

The contemporary scientific system is comprised of structures that stem from the practices of century old networks. Tonight we discuss the outcome of this history. What has been built? What seems to work? What seems to be failing?

The structures of science:

  • Funding
  • Education
  • Research or Study
  • Validation of Research or Study
  • Publishing or Dissemination of Information
  • Accreditation and Reputation
  • Translation
Time Subject
5:00 News
Monthly Reports
New WCG Project: Africa Rainfall
9:10 The System of Science
13:40 Opening Discussion on Research and Study, Validation, Publication, and Reputation structures
We're Incentivizing Bad Science
Distrust In Science
Selfie Scientists
30:30 Funding
46:00 Institutional Incentives
50:00 The Rotten Tomatoes of Science
52:00 Why Open a System
55:30 Translation


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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