Folding Club – Amazon Smile Gift Card Giveaway and Random BTC Drawings!

Contest are now posted on our Facebook and Twitter social media accounts

Folding Club

Welcome to Folding Club

  1. What can you win?
  2. Why we created Folding Club
  3. Instructions
  4. What you will be supporting by joining Folding Club
  5. Contest Details

 

What can you win?

By joining Folding Club, you earn opportunities to win $25 Amazon Smile Gift Code^ Optionally you qualify for monthly BTC drawings (minimum prizes start at .003 BTC).

 

Why we created Folding Club?

Curecoin and Foldingcoin always welcome “citizen scientists” (like you) from around the world to “merge-fold” with us in order to help researchers while earning valuable CURE and FLDC tokens. As competition for our tokens rises, we realize users with low-power computers don’t often earn enough tokens to warrant the added effort. This is why we’re creating “Folding Club” – an incentive designed for all citizen scientists who want to contribute to scientific research and great charities, while still earning opportunities to win monthly prizes.

Detailed Instructions Posted Below – Good Luck !

 

Instructions:

  • Follow us, like and share (retweet) the social media post where you found Folding Club.
  • You must include #MineCuresNotHashes in your Twitter reply or Facebook comment on the contest announcement.
Reply example
Example social media post to qualify for both Amazon and BTC drawing
  • Within 24 hours, we will respond privately with Folding Club’s username and a private passkey (from [email protected]) – required to enter this contest and future contests – don’t lose this key!
  • Open [email protected] in your Google Chrome Browser:

 

What you will be supporting by joining Folding Club?:

  1. Crowdsourced computing power from Folding Club members will:
    1. Help scientists on [email protected] research new cures for Cancer, Alzheimer’s, HIV, and more
    2. 50% of CURE & FLDC tokens we collectively earn advance our charity cloud equipment
      1. Setting examples for corporations, schools and other clubs
      2. Funds future prizes and giveaways
    3. 50% of CURE & FLDC tokens we collectively earn help charities.
      1. This month’s charity will be Dragon Masters Childhood Brain Cancer Research (dragonmasterfoundation.org)
    4. Folding Clubs help balance the network to avoid “Folding Silos”; giving more citizen scientists “skin in the game” to enhance contributions to critical research like never before.
  2. Our lab will also serve as a test bed for many new team concepts

 

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway and Group BTC Drawing for our Merge-Folders! 
(available through our private passkey we will send via private message)

    • To qualify, “fold” a minimum of 10 to 50 work units (but you can fold more). Each 10 work units (up to 50) multiplies your chances of winning:
      • Fold 10 Work Units, your chances of winning a gift are 1x
      • Fold 20 Work Units, your chances of winning a gift are 2x
      • Fold 30 Work Units, your chances of winning a gift are 3x
      • Fold 40 Work Units, your chances of winning a gift are 4x
      • Fold 50 Work Units, your chances of winning a gift are 5x
      • Over 50 work units? We really appreciate your contribution in helping build our cloud and increasing charity funding.
    • Prizes split across Facebook & Twitter followers:
      • (4) $25 Amazon Gift Card Codes PLUS chances to share the winnings from daily Bitcoin Drawings†(see BTC Drawings details below)
        • we purchase our gift card codes on egifter.com (or similar) using the Club’s converted Curecoin & Foldingcoin
      • Winners announced first Monday of every month (except on holidays in which case winners announced following day)
      • Contest Ends Dec 31, 2017
    • BTC Drawings details (all BTC entrants must share their public BTC receiver address per instructions above):
        • We deposit our 0.002 BTC on yabtcl.com, the 1st of every month that our club is active.
        • We play 16 numbers, 0.00002 BTC drawings (playing 30 minutes per day on a “best effort” basis).
          • If the club’s uses 0.002 BTC without any winnings, $25 (in BTC) will be still be awarded to randomly chosen club winner that month.
          • During a month, if we win 0.02 BTC, or more, the winnings will be split as follows:
            • 0.02 – 0.025 BTC, we give 90% to one lucky winner, and we retain 10% for project expenses.
            • 0.025 – 0.03 BTC, we split 70% and 2x 10% between three lucky winners (club retains 10% per above).
            • 0.03 – 0.04+ BTC, we split 50% and 4x 10% between five lucky winners (club retains 10% per above).
          • If we win less than 0.02 BTC and we don’t lose the initial 0.002 BTC (account balance between 0.002 BTC and 0.02 BTC) the club will roll-over the balance to the next month.
          • We always allocate a minimum of $25 in BTC prizes for one monthly winner.
    • The Folding Club is currently reserved for the first 200 entrants. Only one social media account per BTC receiver please (no double entries … multiple entries will be automatically disqualified).

 

Get $10 in free Bitcoin and a new wallet when you buy $100 BTC on Coinbase (use promoCoinbase Link)

 

Additional Ways to win: YABTCL promo link (use this to play your own 3 free daily chances!)

Folding club accounts for transparency:

  1. CURE: https://chainz.cryptoid.info/cure/address.dws?BR8tEJqBxoUNVPTC2xcBu8K3qQXhupfyNP.htm
  2. FLDC:  https://xchain.io/address/1Hf6D8GHxDNJFVkaVR5RJrX6BeUB9Gx3iF
  3. BTC:     https://blockchain.info/address/1Hf6D8GHxDNJFVkaVR5RJrX6BeUB9Gx3iF
  4. Folding Club cloud total points on [email protected]https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=720504

* experienced participants can leverage their full [email protected] client, just temporarily change your username and passkey to run the required work units.
** Please check your local regulations on Bitcoin before entering. Unclaimed prizes will be donated to the Curecoin Project non-profit cloud merge-folding. In case of invalid Bitcoin addresses, winnings will also be donated to Cloud Folding. Data charges may apply when downloading the app – check your plan.
† Daily and bi-monthly group drawings will use YABTCL.com – winning is not guaranteed
††winnings will be shared 10% for the project, and 90% split between participants that month (weighted by number of Work Units completed (10 minimum, 50 maximum to qualify))
^ Amazon Smile is just like Amazon, only when “You Shop, Amazon Gives” a small donation back to Folding Club.

 

How to verify your Work Unit (WU) progress, open the Donor Statistics page on [email protected], and enter the passkey we shared with you (have patience):

CURE and FLDC Tokens Trade for bitcoin on Bittrex Exchange (and others). In the future, we plan to offer additional prizes in CURE and FLDC, however this promotion is intended to introduce a broader section of the public to Citizen Science who may not otherwise participate.
If, in the future, you would like contribute to Stanford folding research philanthropically, or earn your own Curecoin and Foldingcoin, we recommend you create your own passkey and follow merge folding instructions on either curecoin.net or foldingcoin.net websites.
Folding Club is part of the Curecoin Project system (sponsored by Visions Made Viable, a 501c3 charity incubator)
FoldingCoin Inc is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 Public charity

Android Folding Client – Curecoin Giveaway

Contest posted on our Facebook and Twitter social media accounts

Instructions Posted Below – Good Luck !

Android Folding Curecoin Giveaway

1000 CURE Giveaway Rules! (client only available for Android users for now, sorry)
12 Prizes split across Facebook & Twitter:
(2) 225 CURE Grand Prizes, (2) 75 CURE, (8) 50 CURE
Contest Ends September 30, 2017

  • Download & Run Sony’s [email protected] App to your Android Phone (see link below)
    • The App only runs when your phone is using Wi-fi and is plugged into a charger (with a 98% charge)
  • Reply with BOTH Public Google Play Name* and Curecoin Wallet address**
  • Like & Share (or Retweet) this Post, Follow Us

Current Curecoin Price Quote from Coingecko (check blue USD or BTC):
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/curecoin

Download Sony Xperia [email protected] Client to your Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.gridcomputing&hl=en

Download Wallet to create receiver address (example: B4HRZ8zV7rBkgEKLu3yqNrHS1b2ySsvVCZ):
https://curecoin.net/knowledge-base/resources/where-can-i-get-a-curecoin-wallet/
OR
Create and account on either Bittrex or Livecoin exchanges to get a receiver address:
https://curecoin.net/knowledge-base/exchanges/

* Make sure you’ve earned at least an Aminoacid Badge (3 hours)
** Please check your local regulations on Bitcoin before entering. Unclaimed prizes will be donated to the Curecoin Project non-profit cloud folding. In case of invalid Curecoin addresses, winnings will also be donated to Cloud Folding. Data charges may apply when downloading the app – check your plan.

CURE Tokens Trade for bitcoin on Bittrex and Livecoin Exchanges

Client Update – v1.9.2.1

The 1.9.2.1 client can be downloaded here

To ease some concerns about a lack of active development, we will be posting more blog and video content moving forward. Admittedly, it has not been easy to find public updates on recent work.

The team is putting in a lot of hours every week, with many people anxious to join the team to help. We are settling into a better organization system to handle the increased team size and plan to expand very soon. At this point in time, there are 10 members on the core team.

We also encourage you to look at our recent folding production coming out of the Curecoin team. We are continually reaching new records, with a new record broken today.

At 350,000,000 points over the past 24 hours, we have surpassed our previous daily record of 339M points (our new record from yesterday). At the same time, each Curecoin is now valued at $.18 USD, surpassing all previous records since our ICO. The Curecoin community channels, including Slack and Google Hangouts, have been consistently active with many more discussions about upgrading/expanding folding rigs to increase research output and gain more coins.

The recent client update focuses on both network security and functionality. In addition, there was also some tweaks to the GUI (to clean it up) and we have little more info on the main tab. Blockchain sync times should be faster, especially from a fresh sync. We also added, for now, an updated alert key to alert the Curecoin users of the upcoming mandatory updates that we need to release to get closer to 2.0 version launch.

 Thanks for folding!

Mobile Wallet (Online Mobile Hot Wallet)

 

The folks at Coinpayments.net have created a mobile wallet for both Android and iOS which includes CURE.

Best of all, it includes a full suite of merchant tools which covers over 60 altcoins!!!

So easy,this is Crypto your Grandma can use”.

  1. Go to Coinpayments page to download the latest wallet:
    • A note from Coinpayments:
      1. You only need this ONE Crypto Currency App: 55 Coins Wallets + Simple to use POS, Price Calculations in 27 Fiat Currency, Vaults, $PayByName … from the 1st. Alt Coin Payment Processor – Coinpayments.net
        “The Future Proof choice.”
        “The United Nations of Crypto Wallets…”
        * 55 Coins in ONE App
        * Mobile POS – Accept 60+ Coins, Taxes, Tipping
        * Send, Receive, Convert & Store in Your Wallets
        * 27 Fiat Currency Price Calculations
        * Multi Signature Hot and Cold Wallets for extra security
        * Transaction History
        * Secure, Simple and Fast
        * Auto Convert – Shape-Shift + more
        * Zero (0) Confirms with BitGo Instant
        * Multi-exchange dynamic price calculation
        * $PayByName – One Name that Accepts 55+ Coins (forget the QR Code & Wallet Addresses –… )

  2. Coinpayments offers businesses shopping cart plugins for all the popular webcarts used today.
    Register and install a plugin to set up CoinPayments with your new or pre-existing checkout.

  3. Now you can easily access your CoinPayments account to send and receive coins, accept POS payments in person, and exchange many of our coins anywhere you have internet access.

Note: as with any hot-wallet app, CureCoin does not recommend holding all your coins in an online hot-wallet account. The CoinPayments wallet is meant for on-the-go purchases, and is no substitute for your own wallet for long-term storage.

*  CureCoin does not own, employ or work for any payment processor (including CoinPayments).
** CureCoin does not control coins at the payment processor. If you have a discrepancy, it must be settled with the payment processor in question.

Curecoin: Our Past, Present, and Future

This post contains part of the letter sent  by the Curecoin Team to Poloniex Exchange in response to the delisting:

Curecoin is a research-based cryptocurrency that is built on top of a system with a net-positive social benefit. Curecoin’s project is to better society by rewarding members using their CPU/GPU cycles to further medical research. Curecoin currently has 6,699 total participants on the [email protected] network. Curecoin is the largest present contributor to the [email protected] project, significantly impacting research across numerous diseases including various cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, infectious disease and more, with recent research focusing on investigating properties of opiates and antidepressants.

See a list of the academic papers produced since Curecoin was launched.

The value of Curecoin’s donations through protein folding research to date to Stanford University’s [email protected] project is estimated at $ 6 million (a).

The Curecoin Charity Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit, sponsored by Visions Made Viable , and frequently donates to support up to 10 charities: Assisting medical research (protein folding, childhood brain tumors, and antibiotics), US veterans and the homeless, helping fund education and medical clinics in Africa, helping disabled athletes and promoting blood donations and blood transfusion science. These charities include ANTRUK, Bonfils, and Thumbs Up International. 100% of these donated coins were earned via participation in protein folding research. Through April 2017, we have donated approximately $6,000 to these organizations, plus roughly another $9,000 to [email protected], bringing the approximate total donations from CureCoin to $15,000.

Curecoin has partnered with Foldingcoin (FLDC), offering more rewards to make it more profitable to fold, thus incentivizing more research. Curecoin is partnered with Coinpayments, a payment processing business allowing people to purchase items and services from up to 175,000 participating businesses using Curecoin and other altcoins.

Curecoin is one of the few cryptocurrencies that has a real chance to bring in large numbers of people from the general public into the cryptocurrency world. Huge numbers of people donate regularly to organizations fighting disease. People won’t mind throwing a little money or their idle computational resources at Curecoin when they learn that Curecoin benefits research. For an exchange such as Poloniex, Curecoin could be considered a gateway altcoin for the general public to learn about crypto. Some of those people will eventually try other altcoins as well, and this would increase Poloniex’s user base.

The CureCoin Project and CureCoin LLC have accumulated tokens (assets) to fund ongoing development. We also receive Curecoins from the community in donations. This enables us to pay for work in development, support, and outreach. The public also volunteers regularly, and we are expanding our team to include more community effort.

Development

Curecoin 2.0 will be the first cryptocurrency to implement quantum-computer-resistant cryptography (Merkle Signatures), and will feature a mini-blockchain which significantly improves scalability and will enable incredibly-lightweight wallets for smartphones. The estimated time to confirm a payment on the 2.0 release will be a few minutes.

Merkle Signatures, based on a Merkle Tree of Lamport Signatures (single-use signatures based on selectively revealing portions of a private key which correspond to the bits the signer wants to sign), allow for incredibly quick-to-verify signatures (on the order of 10s of hashes), and unlike ECDSA (used by Bitcoin) are resistant to attacks by quantum computers. Our custom implementation of Merkle Signatures has been publicly available and in testing for over two years, and relies on decades of academic research.

The mini-blockchain allows blocks older than a few weeks to be entirely pruned from the blockchain, as a balance sheet is maintained for all addresses in a memory-compact radix tree allowing for constant-time lookups and modifications, and the blockchain enforces the deterministically-produced radix tree’s current state at every block.

Curecoin 2.0 APIs will be backward compatible to the current Curecoin 1.x versions, so any re-work in implementing the new release will be minimal for Poloniex and others.

After the release of Curecoin 2.0, a new coin, SigmaX, is planned, which will use much of the same code as Curecoin 2.0, but will be mined, and therefore will not allow any individual or institution to unfairly affect mining rewards. Research universities, which issue mining certificates in Curecoin 2.0, won’t exist on the SigmaX network. SigmaX will be awarded partially to Curecoin 2.0 holders according to their balances, and this will occur for a limited time, but at least for one year.

Curecoin 1.3.x will see the addition of GPUGrid as its first step into diversifying research to multiple DCN’s, (Distributed Computing Networks) . Other DCN’s have been contacted for collaboration.

Performance

Curecoin has broken the world records for research speeds of a single research team of all research-based DCNs, (Distributed Computing Networks). Running at over 266 million points per day on the Folding at Home DCN, we’ve brought the computational power to roughly 15 PetaFlops, coming very close to the IBM Titan Supercomputer which runs at (17-19 PetaFlops).

Until the announcement by Poloniex of the de-listing recently, Curecoin registered approximately a 100% gain in price vs. Bitcoin, which itself showed over 400% gain vs. USD over the last two years. Combined, this means that Curecoin was up some 800% vs. USD over the 2 ½ year average. Additionally, the current proof-of-stake earnings add approximately 10% more per year to that.

Notes:
(a) The cost of folding produced to date is estimated by the following computations: See http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_list.php?s= for evidence of 90,897,842,020 Folding at Home points to date.
The theoretical costs of doing this much computational biology using the most popular HPC cloud services (like Amazon AWS or Google Compute Cloud) for our # 1 team member, Ed Olkkola, equates to about $2600/day (evidence available upon request).
Mr. Olkkola produces some 33,765,825 [email protected] average points/day, which is 12.9% of the 262,008,644 points team average per day. His 12.9% goes into the team total of 100% 7.75 times. The Curecoin team theoretical cost is 7.75X$2,600=$20,150/day. When we divide the team 24 hour average of 262,008,644 points/day by the cost of $20,150/day, this equates to a benefit of 13,003 points per dollar spent. Once we divide the total of 90,897,842,020 points to date by the benefit of 13,003 points per dollar spent, we may conclude that the implied cost of computer time donated to date through April 25, 2017 is $6,990,528. Since popular HPC cloud services like Amazon AWS or Google Compute Cloud are retail services, let’s be conservative and cut this value by 15% to get wholesale value. Take the $6,990,528X85%=$5,941,949 value in hard costs of contributed computational power to date.
** This article was contributed by, in alphabetical order by last name: Maxwell Sanchez, Dev Shuster, Joshua Smith, Ivan Tuma, Jake Wiser, Todd Youngblood.

CureCoin Reaches #2 Ranking on [email protected] in Under Three Years

 

Great news for all of the folks on team Curecoin who fold proteins using their PC’s, Macs and Laptops (and everyone watching from the sidelines). Looking at our “stats”, you’ll notice something spectacular. With speeds blazing over 14 petaFLOPS*, our team has managed to secure a well deserved #2 ranking on [email protected]’s (FAH) global network. FAH has a 16 year history with over 1.7 million registered accounts. Within that framework, the CureCoin team has outperformed the combined efforts of top individuals and several corporate sponsored teams – including Google. Today, one CURE digital coin represents up to 28,000 PPD** worth of computational research! The Curecoin team wants to tip our hats and send all of you a virtual round of applause… (including a very sincere thank you to our merge-folding peers at FoldingCoin)

 

We’d like to take a moment to send a shout-out to one of our folders. Special thanks to Mr. Ed Olkkola, username “PS3EdOlkkola”, for continuing to help make team Curecoin pump out MASSIVE computational research numbers! At over 12 billion points and counting Mr. Olkkola now holds 1st place for individual points earned on the ENTIRE [email protected] network – even surpassing all “anonymous” contributors combined. He continues a friendly competition with another folder going by username “war” however; with 2 data centers and custom systems configured by Ed Olkkola himself, he has managed to prove he’s winning the battle with an average over 31 million points (PPD) per day! Since all this computational research helps the advancement of medicine research, we all become winners in the process. Incidentally, Mr. Olkkola donates all CureCoins [CURE] he generates to the CureCoin Project and CureCoin llc to help fund worthy causes today, and interesting features tomorrow.

Again, we just want to take a moment to congratulate everyone on team Curecoin for this amazing accomplishment. Combined we’re contributing of over 14% of the total network speed for [email protected] – that’s not too shabby. To all of you reading this who are NOT currently folding, it’s not too late to get in on the action. Just head over to curecoin.net to get started today!

Thanks and Happy Folding,
The CureCoin Team

Additional Details:

The CureCoin team is a protein folding team 224497 on the Stanford University worldwide [email protected] network. The CureCoin blockchain and CURE alternative currency reward system are independent from Stanford School of Medicine.

* Percentage of overall petaFLOPS does not factor in Quick Return Bonus (QRB) points
** (Team CureCoin Total PPD) / 7488

Phase 1 Fiscal Sponsorship Complete

Announcement: “The CureCoin Project” Phase 1 Fiscal Sponsorship Complete

“The CureCoin Project” has fiscal sponsorship from Visions Made Viable, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax ID number: 26-2214003). Fiscal sponsorship means that The CureCoin Project has legal and tax exempt status under a sponsoring organization which has agreed to offer us nonprofit status for donations administration. Our fiscal sponsor is Visions Made Viable, a 501(c)3 non-profit based in California and committed to helping seed projects launch, and many of which “spin-off” to become independent non-profits.

Now you can support/donate to the CureCoin Project’s “Private Cloud Folding” systems with tax deductible contributions – 90% of which go directly to supporting computational power towards Protein Folding Research on [email protected] to help scientists study diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, HIV and other very serious genetic, viral and bacterial diseases. Thanks to blockchain technology, the resulting CureCoin digital currency, exchange symbol [CURE], will be used to extend the non-profit portion of the CureCoin Project private Cloud Folding systems in our Bay City, MI US facility, in addition to funding our selected charities through Visions Made Viable*.

Phase 0

Legacy Giving System

Phase 1

 Accept Deductible Donations (Cash, Paypal, retail giving like Amazon Smile) to fund Cloud Folding*

Selecting Visions Made Viable in your Amazon Smile account ensures 90% of Amazon’s contribution of your purchase price goes towards groundbreaking

Protein Folding research in our private cloud.

Adding Award Winning Research To Your Amazon Order Is Now Free!

Phase 2

Accept Deductible Bitcoin and Altcoin donations to fund Cloud Folding (coming soon)

Phase 3

Accept Deductible CureCoin donations to fund Selected Charities (coming soon)

Phase 4

Future Cloud Folding Expansion “A” ETA 2017

Phase 5

Future Cloud Folding Expansion “B” ETA 2017


Donation funds submitted to “CureCoin” must be sent through Visions Made Viable, who manages and oversees our finances according to our budget. See figure and donation information below.

Donate

You can make a tax deductible contribution to support The CureCoin Project’s Cloud Folding via PayPal donation through ‘Visions Made Viable’ or ‘CureCoin ‘ to either:

Or, you can make a tax deductible contribution to support the work of CureCoin by sending a check payable to:




‘Visions Made Viable’ or ‘CureCoin ‘ and Sent To:

Visions Made Viable
17595 Harvard Ave.
Suite C235
Irvine, California 92614

(please add Attn: CureCoin in the notes section of your check)

*CureCoin digital currency produced via The CureCoin Project’s private Cloud Folding systems will either be converted and re-invested into the Cloud Folding systems, or donated to our sponsored charities through Vision’s Made Viable at The CureCoin Project’s discretion. A quarterly report will be furnished to show how much was received, how many [email protected] computational points (PPD) were generated by the project, and how much was donated to our selected charities. Merged Folding will be utilized to maximize computational output and maximize donations for our selected charities through Visions Made Viable.


The CureCoin Project [email protected] accounts are as follows:

The non-profit CureCoin Project Private Cloud Folding rack is ready to contribute to research with the help of your generous donations. The CureCoin LLC public for-profit Cloud Folding store is currently being re-designed cloudfolding.curecoin.net with an ETA of mid-December for those who want to commission convenient cloud folding to generate their CureCoins.

Contributions to The CureCoin Project are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and its fiscal sponsor, Visions Made Viable, provided no goods or services for your contribution.”

More tax deductible giving options using Bitcoin and Altcoin digital currencies will be deployed through Coinpayments.net in the coming weeks!

Thanks and Happy Folding,
The CureCoin LLC Team.

 

CureCoin Reaches #3 Ranking on [email protected] in Under Three Years

Great news for all of the folks on team Curecoin who fold proteins using their PC’s, Macs and Laptops (and everyone watching from the sidelines). Looking at our “stats”, you’ll notice something spectacular. With speeds blazing over 14 petaFLOPS*, our team has managed to secure a SOLID #3 Ranking on [email protected]’s (FAH) global network. FAH has a 16 year history with over 1.7 million registered accounts. Within that framework, the CureCoin team has outperformed the combined efforts of top individuals and several corporate sponsored teams – including Google (thanks in part to our collaboration with FoldingCoin) . Today, one CURE digital coin represents over 28,000 PPD** worth of computational research! The Curecoin team wants to tip our hats and send all of you a virtual round of applause…

 

We’d like to take a moment to send a shout-out to one of our folders. Special thanks to Mr. Ed Olkkola, username “PS3EdOlkkola”, for continuing to help make team Curecoin pump out MASSIVE computational research numbers! At nearly 12 billion points and counting Mr. Olkkola now holds 1st place for individual points earned on the entire [email protected] network – even surpassing all anonymous contributors combined.He continues a friendly competition with another folder going by username “war” however; with 2 data centers and custom systems configured by Ed Olkkola himself, he has managed to prove he’s winning the battle with an average of 31 million points per day! Since all this computational research helps the advancement of medicine, we all become winners in the process.

Again, we just want to take a moment to congratulate everyone on team Curecoin for this amazing accomplishment. Combined we’re contributing of over 14% of the total network speed for [email protected] – that’s not too shabby. To all of you reading this who are NOT currently folding, it’s not too late to get in on the action. Just head over to curecoin.net to get started today!

Thanks and Happy Folding,
The CureCoin Team

Additional Details:

The CureCoin team is a protein folding team 224497 on the Stanford University worldwide [email protected] network. The CureCoin blockchain and CURE alternative currency reward system are independent from Stanford School of Medicine.

* Percentage of overall petaFLOPS does not factor in Quick Return Bonus (QRB) points
** (Team CureCoin Total PPD) / 7488

CureCoin Mid-Year 2016 Donations Announced

The CureCoin Team converted 100,000 CURE donated by our contributors into $2500 USD
… to donate some of your CURE, see “Donate CureCoins” 

 

Donor Acknowledgements

A kind -Thank You- to everyone who contributed to our causes during this round of donations, but a very special acknowledgement goes to our current folding champion, Mr. Ed Olkkola. He has directed our team to process all his coins into donations to charities like ANTRUK, Bonfils Blood Center, Rwanda Dream Medical Clinic, Stanford’s Pande Labs, and others in the name of the CureCoin Team. All his coins are generated thru large-scale contributions of computational power to [email protected]’s search for new medicines (over 20,000,000 [email protected] points per daywhich equates to about 700 CureCoins per day!) Mr. Olkkola’s computing power comes from custom-built servers of his own design, owned and maintained in two data centers; one at Mr. Olkkola’s residence, and the other at his company’s facility. Incredibly the theoretical costs of doing this much computational biology using the most popular HPC cloud services (like Amazon AWS or Google Compute Cloud) equates to about $1700/day OR amazingly over $600,000 per year!

Over the years, Mr. Olkkola’s dedication to Stanford’s Pande Labs advancement in the search for new medicines, as well as his charitable giving through CureCoin demonstrates multidimensional levels of philanthropy. This not only inspires members of the [email protected] community, but also those joining us with their laptops for the very first time.

Antimicrobial Research UK

ANTRUK, the world’s first charity tackling antimicrobial resistance, was established by a network of leading UK scientists and clinicians with the mission to educate the public about microbial resistance, promote the discovery and development of new antibiotic therapies, and support those currently living with antibiotic-resistant infections.

For over 50 years, the discovery of a new class of antibiotics has evaded the industry and the threat of antimicrobial resistance has ever increased. Recently, the former Goldman Sachs Chief and now UK Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Jim O’Neill, released his final report, which was part of a two-year Antimicrobial Resistance Review. This report highlighted the enormous need for new business models to fund and incentivise the discovery of new therapies to treat drug-resistant infections.

“If the rise in resistance continues at the current rate, ten million people will die each year by 2050 and Gross Domestic Product will fall by 2-3.5% — costing the world up to $100 trillion.”Wired UK

 

Bonfils Blood Center

Colorado based Bonfil’s blood and marrow donation centers recently announced a merger with the national Blood Systems, Inc.

In this round, donations to Bonfil’s Blood Centers are going towards Everyday Lifesaving Operations and Transfusion Medicine Excellence Research.

Donations to “Everyday Lifesaving Operations” provide unrestricted funds that can be allocated when and where they are needed most. General operating support is often utilized to meet unforeseen emergencies, provide timely support for programs and equipment that allow Bonfils to better serve the hundreds of thousands of patients they help annually.

Donations to “Transfusion Medicine Excellence” achieve rigorous testing of blood and blood products to ensure safety, maintaining Bonfils’ status as a state-of-the-art blood center – adopting new technologies and staying abreast of the industry’s best practices.

Donors can designate their gift to any one or all of the following initiatives:

* Blood Supply and Patient Safety
* Laboratory Equipment
* Employee Skills Training
* Facilities Improvements

 

 

Dream Medical Center Rwanda

For the New Life Rwanda Dream Medical Clinic, CureCoin converted our donated CURE to USD. Donations contribute to helping establish a new medical center in Rwanda through Africa New Life:

* The center will be open to the public, adding important medical bandwidth to Kigali.
* Provide modern surgical, postoperative, and rehabilitative care for the people.
* A hub for Africa New Life Medical – provide full-time nurses to watch over 7K children.

Through this, we not only raise awareness for [email protected], but we also demonstrate how Curecoin can fund charities on a global scale. Special thanks to those who donated to our fund.

 

 

ThumbsUp International

ThumbsUp! International is a non-profit organization created to connect people across all abilities to conquer athletic challenges together, expanding attitudes about possibilities by embracing life’s challenges. We team able and disabled athletes to maximize their potential.

* … adaptive athletes compete with physically abled athletes in swimming, biking, running & triathlon events

Those of you who follow us may have seen us with Kerry Gruson, co-founder of ThumbsUp International in Miami. We recently noticed that their web page was down, so our founder Joshua Smith coordinated with the very gracious staff at ThumbsUp to get the site www.thumbsupintl.org back up with the ability to accept USD donations (click Support Us). While on the new webpage, we contributed converted CureCoins – with more donations scheduled in the future.

Kerry Gruson’s story is especially inspirational. She is a former New York Times correspondent who covered some of the most pivotal moments in US history. She also worked for the Harvard Crimson, Boston Phoenix and the Boston Globe. Kerry continued to work despite her disability (sustained in 1974), all the way to her retirement in 2005. You can watch her story here

To donate some of your CURE to ThumbsUp, click “Donate Curecoins

 

Kids Compassion Charity Donation

Toni Lane Casserly the co-founder of both online bitcoin publication CoinTelegraph and Kids Compassion Charity. In a recent conversation with Toni, we were convinced Kids Compassion is doing great work in Sierra Leone, a country recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic.

As a “TLC” and Mustapha Cole project, Musta was inspired to start a charity after realizing how many children lost their entire families to the Ebola crisis. Having lived through and having experienced Ebola first hand, he has seen how hard it is for children who are developing in elementary school ages to maintain stability and focus on the future through this chaos and loss. To rebuild these incredible children, Musta recruited TLC to form Kids Compassion Charity. They have since hand selected a high potential group of kids without families to provide these fertile minds with a home, a sense of belonging and higher moral / traditional education.

“We are starting small. Our first goal is to build out one school in Sierra Leone. When we are able to effectively care for the kids in this community, we plan to expand operations to help children throughout the continent have a safe space where they can thrive. Our education program focuses on entrepreneurial skills, technology, integrity, language and love.”

 

Pande Labs [email protected] Donation

The July 2016 donation to fund servers at Stanford’s Pande Labs / [email protected] brings the total amount of USD donated to Pande Lab’s to nearly $8,000 since CureCoin’s inception. We will continue to support [email protected] and helping fund Stanford Pande Labs equipment going forward. Great job to all donors making these donations possible!

Exchange Rates and Costs of Folding

As planned, the donated CureCoin (symbol CURE) plus their associated stake earnings were sold thru Bittrex, Livecoin or Poloniex exchanges. After conversion to USD they have been donated to above causes throughout July, 2016. To get the average exchange rate of CURE to BTC, consult Coingecko.

Do you want to understand the costs behind producing this much research on [email protected]?
* See our cost estimator spreadsheet from Dec 2015 showing 12 Equipment profiles.
You may be surprised just how serious distributed computing can be 🙂

Thanks and Happy Folding!
The Curecoin Team

Where can I spend CureCoins?

We want to showcase the available goods & services offered in exchange for CURE on CoinPayments’ system:
CoinPayments.net is listed as an Investment Opportunity on BnkToTheFuture,
a FinTech venture

CoinPayments.net accepts over 55 cryptocurrencies, giving Curecoin a *potential to reach a trusted network of over 31,000 registered vendors around the world (*our vendor list is modest but growing). CoinPayments gives buyers and sellers peace-of mind through protected, secured transactions. Register your business to accept CURE today at CoinPayments.net Register!)

Everyone is encouraged to promote the usefulness of Curecoins as a means of P2P exchange for goods and services, or as a means to donate to a good cause. Nothing prevents you from asking vendors and service providers you know, if they would consider full or partial payment in CURE.