Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Choosing BOINC Projects

BOINC is used by many volunteer computing projects. Some are based at universities and research labs, others are run by companies and individuals. You can participate in any number of these projects.

The following projects are known to us at BOINC, and we believe that their descriptions are accurate.

Click here to see the projects list.

See A list of scientific publications of BOINC projects


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gridcoin Research Mandatory Upgrade

From Cryptocointalk forum

Gridcoin Research Mandatory Upgrade - 

Added checkpoint at 850000 - Enforce beacon age; beacons over 6 months are discarded network wide. Beacons may be re-sent without restarting if they are expired. - 

To sync: From the command line on windows: grcrestarter downloadblocks. 

NOTE ** We still need 51% to upgrade to stay in sync. After block 855000, clients enforce the mandatory upgrade.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trying a Manual Traffic Exchange

I don't use traffic exchanges much any more but I'm trying one now called BitsSurfer. Like most traffic systems it has page viewing from 15 - 45 seconds, you click matching icons (capcha's) and move on, earning you points. This particular one also earns you small amounts of Bitcoins (BTC).

How It Works

Bitssurfer.com is manual traffic exchange where members earn credits by viewing others website and in return they can advertise their websites for free. Also they earn upto 10 satoshi for each website surf. Not only that member will also earn upto 50% Referral earning even if their referrals click, upgrade or purchase credits. 

Ad packs can also be purchased using Bitcoin, earning you more per view.

I won't get rich off this but it's a way to get a little traffic and invest some BTC. We'll see what the future brings.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Feb 11th 2017 - Travis Desell (Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of North Dakota) was interviewed by the Gridcoin community regarding his BOINC project "Citizen Science Grid"


Thursday, March 2, 2017

If you're looking to invest in Cryptocurrency, a good starting point is Eobot . Purchase some BTC, invest in 24 hour mining, make a little profit, rinse and repeat. Many types of coins are supported.

It's been working good so far and I plan to invest larger amounts next week.
Cryptocointalk -

" Stats for this newsletter: 1432 users received the message, 900 are currently inactive. We may see 900 more users crunching WCG again - the #1 world position is in sight! "