CPUcoin has partnered with BOINC to reward volunteers for offering unused computing power for COVID research.
CPUcoin, a platform for scaling and deployment of decentralized services and applications, is now in partnership with Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC).
The partnership is the latest initiative in fighting the coronavirus. Volunteers who offer their unused computing power to researchers will be rewarded with cryptocurrency.
In CPUcoin’s press release, Dr David P. Anderson, director of the BOINC project stated that:
“Combining cryptocurrency mining and scientific computing – in this case to accelerate COVID-19 research – can be a big win for computer owners, for scientists, and ultimately for everyone.”
The unused resources will be given to the IBM World Community Grid and support the [email protected] projects.
The IBM World Community Grid is one of the largest computing grids dedicated to global research developments such as finding a cure for the coronavirus.
[email protected] is also a computing grid on the BOINC network that is focused on protein structure predictions.
After every CPU/GPU support, volunteers will receive a utility token from CPUcoin which can be exchanged for Bitcoin or any altcoin on ProBit Exchange.
This development is coming two months after giant gaming and trading chipmaker, NVIDIA, asked gamers to assist COVID-19 researchers by offering any unused computing resources.