It has not been quite a year, and about 2 weeks ago Team CureCoin has made it to Rank #4 in worldwide folding power contributions on the Folding @ Home network, the largest researched based DCN on earth. This goes to show people in the crypto community have the powerful setups and knowledge of cloud computing to really get some work done! There are a number of members on our team that have hopped team but some of the most powerful to come through, have come from the crypto community.
What does this mean for the future of crypto and research DCN's? Well, one thing is for sure, Team CureCoin intends to find out! With CureCoin 2.0 about to have public beta testing soon, and the coming full launch of the CureCoin cloudfolding systems, we expect to see more and more participants hop on board. We are reaching out to many events in order to show people that folding for FAH can not only be rewarding in the sensation of helping humanity, you can be rewarded with crypto "Cure"ncy as well.
Our own Ivan Tuma Jr has just made a trip to another conference just last night to UCLA , expect a report from him soon. In the mean time let's celebrate rank #4 as a team! Great job folders big and small!
With the 1 year anniversary of the original launch date coming up, CureCoin has proven to be a worthy cryptocurrency! With many coins coming and going in the blink of an eye, we are still going. Look forward to more exciting developments as time goes on and Team CureCoin prevails!
#5 in 5 Months!
It's been 5 months since CureCoin launched to the public, and we've just reached #5 in the all-time points standings for Folding@Home. Okay, so there were a few points from early testers so we're sort of fudging the "5 months" a little - but let us have our moment.
It's been a great run, but even more exciting is that this represents only the beginning for CureCoin. Don't take my word for it, though - let's look at some data about our Folding Exploits.
Read more: Team CureCoin reaches 5th All-Time status in 5 Months
Donate CureCoin to fund an Endometriosis Pilot Study on the Folding @ Home Network
Recent data indicates that over 170 million women of reproductive age world-wide suffer debilitating pain and infertility from Endometriosis. "Endo" is linked to protein mis-folding, however there is no scientific consensus on its root cause. Theories include stem cells, genetics, and immunological factors. Women whose mothers suffered from "Endo" are up to 7 times more likely to exhibit symptoms themselves.
This fund is the first of it’s kind, attempting to showcase the potential of CureCoin to finance new research. Beginning a new study on F@H requires more than just computational power. Pande Labs would need manpower on the back-end to analyze the computational results - then conduct new experiments based on that analysis.
Note: if significant funds are not collected by 07.31.2015, as determined by discussion
with Pande Group, the collected coins will be rolled into the general Folding @ Home Fund.
(See "Donate CureCoins" tab at the right for CURE donation address).
1. Wikipedia - Endometriosis Article
2. NIH Published Study linking Endometriosis to Protein Mis-Folding
Foundations for further reading or "fiat" donations:
1. Endometriosis Foundation of America
2. Worldwide Endomarch
3. World Endometriosis Research Foundation