|Original author(s)||Rob Halförd|
|White paper||Gridcoin: The Computation Power of a Blockchain Driving Science & Data Analysis|
|Latest release||22.214.171.124 / April 5, 2021|
|Project fork of||Bitcoin, Peercoin|
|Operating system||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|Source model||Open source|
|Block reward||10 GRC|
Gridcoin (ticker: GRC) is an open source cryptocurrency which securely rewards volunteer computing performed on the BOINC, a distributed computing platform that is home to over 30 science projects spanning a range of scientific disciplines.
Gridcoin attempts to address and ease the environmental energy impact of cryptocurrency mining through its proof-of-research and proof-of-stake protocols, as compared to the proof of work system used by Bitcoin.