BOINC Introduction

First of all, if you're only investing in Gridcoin you can skip this guide in favour of immediately installing the Gridcoin Wallet.

In order to earn more Gridcoin, you need to crunch one or more whitelisted BOINC projects within team Gridcoin. You must install the BOINC client, select several BOINC projects and get crunching!

BOINC video introductions:
Not interested in earning BOINC rewards?

Switch to the "Investor guide". You do not need to install/run BOINC in order to use GRC as a cryptocurrency.

Install BOINC

Navigate to the BOINC website, download and install the appropriate BOINC client on each of the computers you wish to crunch BOINC work upon. If you're not crunching projects which require VirtualBox you don't need to install BOINC+VirtualBox.

BOINC client downloads

Sign up to a Gridcoin pool

There are currently two pools:
GRCPOOL Katiee's pool
GRCPOOL has created several video tutorials for new users:
Setup BOINC Android Setup Receive Gridcoin

Choose BOINC projects from the whitelist

Sources of whitelist data
Project selection pro-tips
  • Select projects with least participation/competiton (you earn less on a project with 1000 participants than one with 50). Use Gridcoinstats to help identify such projects.
  • Select projects most compatible with your computer hardware, don't crunch GPU work with a CPU.
  • Verify your projects have sufficient work units available for computation, you don't want downtime whilst projects generate new work.
  • Select a backup project in case your primary project runs out of work units or goes down.