Team Members


Josh Smith


Founder / Developer

Open source software fanatic. I have a vision to see team Curecoin produce a exaflop of computational research power. Involved with blockchain tech since 2012. Programmer, investor and trader of cryptocurrency. Team leader of the fastest Distributed Computing Network team on earth.

Max Sanchez


Senior Developer

Maxwell Sanchez has been developing for the blockchain technology space since 2012. He wrote the first GUI for Peercoin, created remote management and configuration software for cgminer in the days of GPU-based Scrypt mining, and has written and optimized OpenCL and CUDA GPU mining software for projects like Siacoin and PascalCoin. He has been one of the lead developers of Curecoin since its inception in May of 2014, and is currently building a senior board member of Veriblock. Current projects include quantum-computer-resistant, highly-scalable blockchain infrastructure for the next generation of Curecoin (2.0 or later).

Community Ambassadors

Ivan Tuma


Technology Advocate

Engineer and Entrepreneur –  Curecoin contributor since 2014. I help promote the Curecoin Project on social media, manage our 501(c)(3) charity sponsor relations. I also help implement Agile project planning, and bug tracking methodologies. To me, Curecoin demonstrates how forward-thinking companies and individuals can utilize idle computer equipment to to accelerate medical research. The resulting tokens earned can help subsidise equipment upgrades, fund corporate health & wellness rewards, AND support philanthropic endeavors. Few “alts” besides Curecoin create a hedge for contributors AND a vehicle for Loyalty Rewards and Rewarded Giving marketing concepts.

Jake Wiser


Marketing and Networking

I’ve been on the crypto scene since 2011. Now I’m educating others on how to navigate the sometimes-confusing world of bitcoin and crypto spaces.

As a blockchain expert and an early adopter of coin exchanges, I have built a network of over 22,000 crypto influencers, experts, community leaders, and developers. I focus primarily on creating science blockchains designed to help energize the fields of science, education, and technology. I’ve also served as the senior strategic planner for CureCoin, the secretary to Neureal (the first A.I. blockchain project), and acted as liaison for numerous altcoins.

Today, I serve as a sought-after advisor to startup companies in the crypto space or those utilizing blockchain technology. I also work as a community leader, helping startup and crypto communities come together to empower people-specifically disadvantaged populations.

I love helping people any way I can- from helping rebuild a home to organizing the next crypto conference. When I’m not helping others, I enjoy horseback riding, traveling with my close friends, and making new friends along the way.

Kyle Johnson


Tech Support, Admin, Mod and Web Dev.

 I’m your ordinary family man with a folding hobby.  I’ve been in the IT world for 15 years supporting all things technology in and outside of various school districts.

Tim Gottleber, PHD


I have been playing with computers since 1972.  I currently have a B.S. in Wildlife Management, the first (to my knowledge) M.S. in Computer Assisted Instruction both of these from Michigan State University.  I have a Ph. D. from the University of North Texas in College Teaching with a speciality in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems.  I have been a full time professor at North Lake College since 1992.  I’m married to the talented and beautiful Susan.

Alex Eaton

Public Relations

Veteran turned Crypto evangelist. Last 4 years has been spent bringing infrastructure to bitcoin education through videos, podcasts, webinars, and outreach. Currently teaching about all things Bitcoin and trusted Altcoins. CEO of bitcoin beginner box, a cryptocurrency starter kit. Co-host of B-libre a bitcoin podcast, and special projects coordinator for Curecoin. B.S in Business from the University of Phoenix. Lover of all things tech.

Dev Shuster


Curecoin fires my imagination for being life-like.  My accounting background leads me to know that large swaths of my profession can be automated by integrating blockchains into software to reduce tedium, errors, and costs.  Will these blockchains we create free us from bondage by paper?

Victor Manuel Clavijo


Spanish Ambassador / Web Dev

Bitcoin enthustiast since 2013, I’ve been working on Curecoin since 2016. I’m an IT consultant, Project Manager, and Web Developer currently living in Vigo, Spain.

Nuwan Karunaratne, Ph.D. – Biotech Consultant


I am an experimental biophysicist investigating protein dynamics at the nano-scale using various probing techniques. I obtained my Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University and, especially interested in understanding mechanisms behind degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.
Other than my research, I teach physics at Orange Coast College, CA.

What is Proof of Stake in CureCoin?

CureCoin’s Proof of Stake mintage begins in 30 days, and maxes out in 90. While your stake is higher the closer you get to 90, you may find better returns by regularly minting closer to 30 days.

The CureCoin wallet takes care of this whole process for you. It must be unlocked and open in order to Mint.

To Unlock your wallet for staking :

  1. Go to “Help”
  2. “Debug Window”
  3. Choose the Console tab
  4. Here, enter ‘walletpassphrase <your password> 99999999 true’ and hit enter*.
  5. After a few moments, your wallet will be ready to mint.

The above unlocking procedure only applies to Encrypted Wallets. An unencrypted wallet will mint, but is unsecure. Its recommended that you ALWAYS encrypt your wallet. As a optional precautionary measure, clear the console window and then close it (press CTRL + L to clear the text in the console ).

Proof of Stake is a method of securing the CureCoin network that works alongside the Proof of Work portion. Proof of Stake is based on the number of coins had, and how long they’ve been held. In this way, it works to prevent the well-known 51% attack – an attack wherein the perpetrator overtakes 51%+ of the Proof of Work (mining) network. In order to do this to a Proof of Stake coin, an attacker would need to hold 51% of the entire supply of CureCoin, and any attack performed would hurt their own share. If any part would come to hold 51% of the currency, they’re likely to hold a strong interest in keeping the coin alive and well.

Initially, coins are distributed by the work done when folding. CureCoins have an “age”, which is reset every time they are transferred. Over time, as folders hold on to their hard-earned CureCoin, they begin to earn a “stake” – this stake is equal to their age multiplied by the number of coins. Your stake earns you “chances” at earning Proof of Stake CureCoin blocks, which are generated through a process called “minting.”

The good folks at PeerCoin explain Minting well:

All coins in the Peercoin network collect coin age. Your stake is calculated from this coin age, measured by last transaction, and multiplied with the amount of coins (time * coins). Transferred coins lose their age and start a new “life” as fresh coins. When you keep coins for 30 days, they are old enough to start the minting process. From that moment on the software tests the “search space” given by the coin age, the limited options are tested if they “solve the puzzle” like in Bitcoin mining. You can simply think of this by comparing it with a raffle. But it is a raffle that lets you keep the tickets every time you do not win a round. And with it the chance of producing a valid solution of the next puzzle increases. More coins equal more raffle tickets. So 100 coins at an age of 30 days are twice as likely to solve the “puzzle” as 50 coins with 30 age days. The maximum age a coin can have is 90 days, after this the coin does not age further. When a puzzle is solved you can mint 1% of your input, by sending 101% of the coin to yourself. With it you “consume” your built-up coin age. As you test against a limited number of raffle tickets (the “limited search space”), this requires significantly less power. Attacks become more difficult as well, instead of controlling 51% calculating power to take over the block chain, you need 51% of the coins that are put up as stake! When a block is minted, your new coins will be unspendable for a period of 520 blocks (~ 3.6 days with 10 minutes blocks). More information can be found in the Peercoin whitepaper.

*99999999 is the time, in seconds, to remain unlocked. You may choose to unlock for shorter periods, if you like, but run the chance of re-locking before mintage is complete.

Can I dump slow work units to increase my PPD?


Dumping Work Units is hurtful to the [email protected] project. Orphaned work is “lost” until the units time out and re-enter a work queue. This slows down the overall progress of the Folding project.

Work Units are assigned according to the “luck of the draw.” Some will be a bit faster, some a bit slower. The Stanford Team tries to balance the speed of units with the points rewarded to keep things fair and worthwhile, and in the end it all balances out.

Attempting to shortcut your way to faster/more valuable work will NOT work, short or long term. Please, just accept the Work Units you are assigned and only drop units if there is a technical reason (hardware malfunctions, hung units, etc).

Remember that an integral part of CureCoin is to help [email protected] complete valuable research. Be a conscientious folder.

View the [email protected] Best Practices.

Folders must maintain an 80% submission ratio to earn Bonus Points! Dumping Work Units will prevent you from earning the expected PPD.

Daily and Hourly Stats

This page displays Daily and Hourly stats. Due to the nature of folding and the way the stats update, you might not be listed in the hourly, and the daily might be blank – don’t panic, this is natural and expected.

These stats pages are in BETA at the moment.

Troubleshooting your Folding Setup

Low Performance on GPUs

First, Calculate and Verify your PPD to see if there really is a problem. If you’re running on a lower performance CPU, disable CPU folding, as this can often reduce the effectiveness of GPU folding.

Low Performance on Headless GPU

In some cases, Headless GPUs on Windows 7 or XP will be in a “disabled” state in Catalyst Control Center (for AMD devices). Adding a Dummy Plug or powered KVM will resolve this by showing the GPU a connected device.

Devices Not Present

Select “Configure” in the [email protected] client and check the “Slots” tab. If necessary, add GPU slots for additional devices that are not yet present.

Work Unit hangs at 99.9%

If you’re overclocking your GPUs, remove the overclock, or gently underclock. In most cases the 99.9% hang occurs due to a driver crash or other GPU error. Stock clocks, or a slight underclock, seem to resolve this in most cases without affecting PPD.

Can I Calculate or Verify my Points Per Day?

If you believe your client is showing incorrect PPD for a given slot, or just want to verify, you can use this Calculator from Linux Forge.

PPD is calculated as the median of the last 3 frames.

To Calculate for each device, you’ll need the Project Number and the Estimated TPF.



Note: TPF is sometimes displayed incorrectly. Check the Logs in the [email protected] Client and find two to three consecutive “Completed” messages for the Slot you’re evaluating. Calculate the time between them to discover your true TPF.


CureCoin does not own, employ or work for any cryptocurrency trading exchange.

Exchanges and Trading Platforms Available (listed by trading volume on CoinMarketCap as of 2020/04/18 Highest to Lowest)
HitBTC: The HitBTC platform offers features meeting the expectations of even the most sophisticated traders (US Trading: No)
Bittrex: Operates the premier U.S.-based blockchain trading platform (US Trading: Yes)
Livecoin: A modern, safe Trading Platform for accessing cryptocurrency exchange markets (US Trading: Yes)
Coinswitch: Trade CURE directly from our page! Multiple Trading Pairs (US Trading: Yes X)
BTCPOP: Unique P2P Banking experience (Loans, Investment and Staking Pools & More!) (US Trading: Yes X)
Coingamex Multiple Trading Pairs Available (Cure/BTC, Cure/ETH)
TradeSatoshi  Multiple Trading Pairs Available (Cure/BTC, Cure/BCH, Cure/LTC, Cure/Doge, Cure/USDT)

We do not control coins at the exchanges – if you have a discrepancy it must be settled with the exchange in question. We of course recommend using the latest official Curecoin wallet for holding and staking your CURE long term; however, exchanges offer these services for nominal fees. We recommend users conduct due diligence prior to selecting any exchange, as we cannot recommend any individual exchanges ourselves – only inform the public of their existence. Note that some exchanges may no longer be operational, this list is only a reference to exchanges that have listed Curecoin in chronological order of listing (Oldest to Newest).