Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau

PiGrid - Citizen science for everyone

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Wojciech Kwasnik, Maximilian Weigel

PiGrid is a citizen science application based on the BOINC open-source network for volunteer computing from the Berkeley university. "Gridcoin" is a blockchain token that serves as a refund for giving computing power to research projects. PiGrid realizes an easy to use device based on a handy and smart microcontroller that realizes the services of a crypto-currency wallet. The device is also capable of directing its computing-power to work units in BOINC. The novelity is that the device aims to provide "Plug-and-Play" usability in order to target non-technically inclined people. More information at

07.07.16 - 10:15
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