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  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/53jnv4/put_your_glorious_hardware_to_work_for_science/?st=itak45f7&sh=f8836a54
  2. here for example: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/538zvj/poloniex_is_holding_roughly_25000_worth_of_my_eth/?st=it7sfkpp&sh=92472d49 But withdrawing funds you do not wish to trade right now is never a bad idea, never keep larger amounts of money on the exchanges, unless you are actively trading them.
  3. I don't think direct competitor, their focus is different (paid computing of commercial tasks). It might be worth thinking about integrating Gridcoin/Boinc into their project, eg. Person A pays person B on the Golem project to run BOINC onto the account of person A. Then person A earns Gridcoins and person B gets a reward via golem in ETH paid by person A, that is slightly smaller than what he would have earned if he mined himself (but does not have to set up anything himself). I approached them with this idea and they generally liked it, so let's see what comes out of it. In general I think it's always a plus if Gridcoin gets integrated into another project in some way ( like suchflex also for example). PS: I read some anectodes on reddit about people not being able to withdraw from poloniex today, I hope that this does not turn out to be a larger problem.
  4. There are a lot of users that do not regularly read the forum,... (I would say > 70%). If projects are removed, they will not know, just stop earning Gridcoins and be angry that it does not work. So we would lose a lot of our users, which would be very bad and even worse, this would be very bad publicity from all the angry people. I do not think that we can afford this at the moment. Also you simply cannot expect all users to regularly read the forum, attend the hangouts,... So f there is no crucial problem I would oppose removing several projects from the whitelist.
  5. I've been experimenting with Google keyword ads during the last few months and have collected a lot of metrics so far. It's quite expensive. Long story short, we need at least 10-15 USD per day to efficiently cover BOINC-related Google searches. Meaning that when someone types "BOINC" or "SETI at home" or "Primegrid" or anything else BOINC-related on Google, our text ad will be displayed prominently at the top of the first search page. Estimated cost-per-click in such scenario is around 30-35 cents. We are now spending around 2 USD per day on BOINC-related searches and our ads are displayed only intermittently, at the bottom of second search page. Still, it's good enough for about 9-10 clicks per day. Screenshot of top-performing ads here. Of course, it's easy enough to increase bids and budget, but so far only 5 USD per day has been approved for Google AdWords through Foundation vote. If the community agrees, I am willing to increase it. For the time being, our Google AdWords account is financed through my credit card, but I am refunded from time to time through Foundation. Regarding foundation expense proposals, I'd appreciate it if you guys would attend a future Gridcoin Community Hangout to talk about it? https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@cm-steem/gridcoin-community-hangout-005-rsvp-and-suggest-topics RE: Hiring more developers, we've already taken on the new dev Joey Krug. We should be careful to not blow through the foundation funds whilst the coin is low value. Again I'd love to discuss this topic in the next gridcoin community hangout this saturday! This Saturday or October 3rd because on the link it says October third? I also invited the people from golemproject and BARK to the hangout on october third...unfortunately that's not even a saturday :/
  6. Thanks for the input, these are really great ideas. We should really try to contact the people behind these papers to find out more, if it could be possible to integrate this with Gridcoin. For them this would have the advantage that they would get a lot of workers. And Gridcoin would get irs first commercial project. As mentioned in the papers there will be a web interface to distirbute SPARK tasks. For commercial tasks this interface could ask for a certain amount of Gridcoins. I've emailed the BARK guys, here's hoping they get back in contact - perhaps if this was their final year of University the email addresses provided in the papers are no longer accessible by them? I'll email them every few days, I'd love to see a commercial BARK project out there! I also emailed them, but let's not overdo it, so many emails coming it makes it look weird!
  7. Thanks for the input, these are really great ideas. We should really try to contact the people behind these papers to find out more, if it could be possible to integrate this with Gridcoin. For them this would have the advantage that they would get a lot of workers. And Gridcoin would get irs first commercial project. As mentioned in the papers there will be a web interface to distirbute SPARK tasks. For commercial tasks this interface could ask for a certain amount of Gridcoins.
  8. Still, it can't hurt if it is also possible to use Gridcoin/BOINC with their service. Integrating Gridcoin with other projects could really extend the possible userbase. Can't hurt to ask!
  9. There will soon be an ICO for the golem project: http://golemproject.net/ It is an ethereum based project that wants to be a decentralized market place for computing, some people give their computer to the network and other people pay these people in ethereum to be able to send them computing tasks. I asked them if they want to make it possible to make other people run BOINC tasks for a specific boinc account, because then this would be interesting for Gridcoin: When you pay other people less in Ethereum than you warn in Gridcoin it is a win situation for you if you send out the tasks to be run and the person running the golem docker app does not have to worry about setting up Gridcoin, market fluctiations,.. but just gets the agreed upon amount of eth. They said yes, that is a good idea and they will look into it. In general I think it is very good to get Gridcoin into other projects such as suchflex or golem, because Gridcoin has a unique selling point and if other proejcts build on top of that, this is good for Gridcoin.
  10. Hi, the newest version of the wallet is v3.5.7.2 and there were fixes regarding syncing. Can you update the wallet (There is a tab in the wallet to update but you need to start it as an administrator in windows for it to work) and then see if it can sync?
  11. Also another possible solution from jamezz from irc on github (https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/1470) correction and update: After playing around a while I found a fix and have helped a few on freenode #gridcoin. Since as a user , we have no way to globally edit preferences per user gridcoin on any projects this is what I did. First , add a project and manually select one outside of the pool , I used seti@home betahttps://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/ Second , I clicked update per that 1 project. Third , I clicked synchronize with pool.gridcoin.co and walla update complete! I was then able to remove the project and sync again without issues. This has worked for many others and I hope it helps anyone in the mean time till there is a terminate fix. Thank you again Katie and GRC Team and the rest of the community.
  12. Thanks, that's great! Can anyone also having this problem verify this?
  13. You need coins to solo-mine, but you can pool-mine on pool.gridcoin.co without having any coins.
  14. That's great news, Rob! Does anyone have the problem that the CPID has a mag and it shows correctly on the NN / gridcoinresearchcorp. but in the wallet it shows 0 mag? From here https://www.reddit.com/r/gridcoin/comments/4w5pfg/optimal_way_for_me_to_run_the_wallet/?st=irgw8hm5&sh=9cb3edbd , but something similar was also reported on IRC by someone different.