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April 24, 2014, 12:56:31 AM
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Cpu mining
Traderman was asking about the status of the CPU Mining release (which does contain the heartbleed fix).

We've been working hard on the cpu miner version, focusing on testing it properly for the last 3 weeks, and we are running a little behind schedule due to a few technical problems.

However, I would like to announce this version is better than we expected, including new features that were only possible to be included while the body was on the O/R table.

For example, we added ASIC resistance, requiring GPU miners to post boinc CPIDs/RAC/Project Name/BoincAuthkeys along with getwork() requests, thereby forcing our miners to run boinc.  Also, we added in CPU PoB algo resistance to slow down the ability to port the Cpu miner code to a GPU.  We did that by adding in a brand new algo to the coin:  AES512 encrypted blockhashes.  Since each CPU hash must make a round trip after being skein hashed, then AES encrypted, it will be much harder to port AES to a GPU due to the large code footprint and business logic requirements to shift the RAC inside the Skeinhash to the proper positions in order to test the validity of the AES hash.

The code is now 95% tested, and we are in the burn-in phase.  I envision testing for a few more days, and then as we get closer to the weekend, announcing the exact block number for cutover and date to allow the exchanges to be ready to switch.  If I were to take a guess, I would say within 7 days.

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April 24, 2014, 01:38:50 AM
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If we can add our own custom Boinc projects like 3D rendering that can be very exciting for the community. There is so much potential there I can't even begin to imagine. I really can't wait for the CPU mining to come back, I was really enjoying it before.

I was just reading through the Gridcoin Reddit page and there was a very interesting suggestion to have custom Boinc projects like 3D rendering and have miners getting bonus payments for participating. I think this would be very entertaining for all GRC miners and would strengthen the community quite a bit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/gridcoin/comments/22k6cs/what_are_some_of_the_first_places_that_might/
This is a good idea, and on that front, I made some progress.  I have tested the creation of our very own boinc project, for the Gridcoin Foundation, thay may include humanitarian voting buttons, a Gridcoin Police module, and a stock-option analyzer.

The Gridcoin Boinc project can be cpu-mined like other boinc projects.
Also, our future extensibility allows users to "plug in" whitelisted boinc projects into gridcoin, without an app update.  All network stats are re-tallied automatically.

Also, if we add in 3d farm rendering, we can plug that into the foundation as a windows application.

This is not "pie in the sky" either, Im very serious, and our devs (that is my helper and I) have already created an actual boinc project, so this is very exciting for our future.

Rob


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April 24, 2014, 09:07:30 AM
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GRC was number 1 several days ago on the mintpal voting. It had over 100,000 votes.  Now it is number 12 with 38,000 votes? What happened?
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April 24, 2014, 09:25:10 AM
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GRC was number 1 several days ago on the mintpal voting. It had over 100,000 votes.  Now it is number 12 with 38,000 votes? What happened?

are you sure was GRC and not a coin with a similar name like GDC?

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April 24, 2014, 10:16:57 AM
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GRC was number 1 several days ago on the mintpal voting. It had over 100,000 votes.  Now it is number 12 with 38,000 votes? What happened?

are you sure was GRC and not a coin with a similar name like GDC?

Yeah, as someone who votes almost everyday, I can confirm we did not get to 100000.

PS. don't forget to also vote on Cryptsy.

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April 24, 2014, 04:46:54 PM
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GRC was number 1 several days ago on the mintpal voting. It had over 100,000 votes.  Now it is number 12 with 38,000 votes? What happened?

Hi,

it was GRS - GroestlCoin and it got listed.

Andrew.

Proud Gridcoiner since 2013!
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April 24, 2014, 10:51:01 PM
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Ah Ok. Thanks don't know how I mixed that up.
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April 25, 2014, 03:02:44 AM
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Block Explorer is now up and running!

cryptoblox.com/chain/Gridcoin

www.CryptoBlox.com - 10+ Faucets, Block Explorers, Resources, and Mining Portal!

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April 25, 2014, 08:46:54 AM
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Block Explorer is now up and running!

cryptoblox.com/chain/Gridcoin

Great functionality. Thank you!

Still waisting energy on Proof-of-Work? Use your Rigs for scientific progress!
Member of Gridcoin-Germany - http://uscore.net (en) - http://uscore.de (de) - http://gridcoin.us (ann)
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April 25, 2014, 09:33:09 AM
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12 connections but no sync start, any idea ?
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April 25, 2014, 12:07:48 PM
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Finally we got a good block explorer for GRC!

Block Explorer is now up and running!

cryptoblox.com/chain/Gridcoin
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April 25, 2014, 01:04:42 PM
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12 connections but no sync start, any idea ?

Try typing "upgrade" in the console.

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April 25, 2014, 01:29:21 PM
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12 connections but no sync start, any idea ?

Try typing "upgrade" in the console.

I used the latest download I made today, but seems to be an old one on gridcoin.us. Now syncing started with updated client, thanks!

Do you know, why there is no zip-version of the client to download at the moment? I used it a few weeks ago?
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April 27, 2014, 06:10:56 PM
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Would just like to thank the developer Rob for helping me get some coins that were stuck to the exchange user they belonged to.  I'm very thankful and it shows that he is an honest dev working hard for all.

Thanks again Rob!

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April 27, 2014, 06:26:05 PM
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This is a very interesting discussion on the Gridcoin reddit page about the commercial applications of Boinc like 3D rendering and modeling and how Gridcoin can apply itself. I think there is huge potential there for Gridcoin to get involved in. Imagine team Gridcoin rendering entire 3D films, how cool would that be!

http://www.reddit.com/r/gridcoin/comments/22uzgk/commercial_application_of_boinc_is_already/
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April 30, 2014, 12:59:22 PM
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Most people are more interested in the latest pump and dump coin!

Is there a whitepaper somewhere?
I think the future of PoW-crypto lies in BOINC and BOINC-like functions, I'm surprised there is so little interest in this...


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April 30, 2014, 01:20:40 PM
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I'm now involved in helping a few coins emerging, and we talk about serious projects and not pump and dumps.

I'm huge fan of GRC, I just think it needs a bigger team where there are some news every day, wallet development receives updates daily and there are precise ETAs.

There are many coins out there, but to get people interested is not enough to get a revolutionary idea (GRC it is such for me), people need to see that there's a full time team of several people able to guarantee prompt updates, new implementations, support, constant new projects, and a PR team actively pushing all this on socials, engaging people etc.

Both on Twitter and on IRC that's the main complaint I receive. Once GRC will have more devs implementing in a few days all the long due updates to wallet and mining software, for all platforms and in an easy way, then it will explode and I agree could be the future of PoW coins.

If not clear, I'm not only investor in GRC holding a big amount, but I genuinely think is one of the best ideas for a coin, if not THE best Smiley
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April 30, 2014, 01:47:13 PM
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Once the new cpu mining with POB(proof of boinc) is released things will get very interesting.

I'm now involved in helping a few coins emerging, and we talk about serious projects and not pump and dumps.

I'm huge fan of GRC, I just think it needs a bigger team where there are some news every day, wallet development receives updates daily and there are precise ETAs.

There are many coins out there, but to get people interested is not enough to get a revolutionary idea (GRC it is such for me), people need to see that there's a full time team of several people able to guarantee prompt updates, new implementations, support, constant new projects, and a PR team actively pushing all this on socials, engaging people etc.

Both on Twitter and on IRC that's the main complaint I receive. Once GRC will have more devs implementing in a few days all the long due updates to wallet and mining software, for all platforms and in an easy way, then it will explode and I agree could be the future of PoW coins.

If not clear, I'm not only investor in GRC holding a big amount, but I genuinely think is one of the best ideas for a coin, if not THE best Smiley
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April 30, 2014, 01:55:22 PM
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That's good to hear, and sounds very interesting indeed!

Just keep in mind that to get back the trust from people will need much more than that, it could be something but just a start (and it will need to be super simple to use and cross platform).

People will wonder what will happen next, when there will be the next update or project, because only in that way they'll know it's worth buying GRC and holding it because value will be sustained.

Anyway good work! We talked privately before, if you need help (when I do it I just do it for free obviously) just DM me and I'll give you some reference about what I'm doing now for other coins Smiley

Looking forward to the POB implementation.
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April 30, 2014, 02:03:36 PM
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GRC logo is very beautiful. Looks very nice
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