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] (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
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 LLC Announces 501(c)3 Charity Arm: "The CureCoin Project" (2)
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 1% 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.
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.
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 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 November 2016 Donations Announced
The CureCoin Team converted about 30,000 CURE donated by our contributors into $2237 USD
A kind -Thank You- to everyone who contributed to our causes during this round of donations; but again a very special -Thank You- goes to the current WORLD folding champion, Mr. Ed Olkkola. Today his computational output exceeds the “anonymous” total, so he has secured the OVERALL #1 spot in [email protected]'s 16 year history. He has directed our team to process his coins into donations to charities like ANTRUK, Bonfils Blood Center, Rwanda Dream Medical Clinic, Stanford's Pande Labs, and others on behalf 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 35,000,000 [email protected] points per day which equates to about 1400 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 $2600/day OR amazingly over $1,000,000 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 is merging with nationwide Blood Systems, Inc.
CureCoin team donations to Bonfil's Blood Centers are going towards "Transfusion Medicine Excellence:Laboratory Equipment".
Donations to "Transfusion Medicine Excellence Laboratory Equipment" achieve rigorous testing of blood and blood products to ensure safety, maintaining Bonfils' status as a state-of-the-art blood center - researching and 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:
* Laboratory Equipment
* 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 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. They team the disabled with able-bodied athletes for each to maximize their potential:
* ThumbsUp! International teams compete in swimming, biking, running & triathlon events.
Those of you who follow us may have seen us in Miami with Kerry Gruson, co-founder and co-chair of ThumbsUp! International www.thumbsupintl.org. To contribute USD yourself (click Support Us). More donations from CureCoin are scheduled in the future.
Kerry Gruson's story is especially inspirational. Kerry has never allowed her disability (sustained in 1974 on her way to report on the end of the Vietnam War) define or deter her from pursuing life's adventures. She wrote for the New York Times and also reported for the Boston Phoenix and the Boston Herald Traveler, the Southern Courier and the Harvard Crimson, covering some of the major movements in US history. Kerry continued to work despite her disability, all the way to her retirement in 2005. You can watch part of her story here.
To donate some of your CURE to ThumbsUp! International, click "Donate CureCoins" at the upper right --^
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 learned about the great work Kids Compassion is doing 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."
Melanie Jordan from LITCDC was the first to talk to us about Fiscal Sponsorship. We really learned a lot from our conversation with Melanie, and within about 5 minutes, we were able to get her to fold proteins using the NaCl browser client ! We really felt Ms. Jordan's organization's mission is worthy of support: "LITCDC is to provide programs and services that empower families and individuals to "transition from hardship to economic stability."
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 Nov, 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.
* Estimate your own costs with our online calculator(beta).
You may be surprised just how serious distributed computing can be :-)
* 60% Donated CureCoins go to Antibiotic Research UK >World's first charity to fight Antibiotic Resistance. Learn More on the ANTRUK homepage. * 40% Donated CureCoins go to Bonfils Blood Center >Part of national Blood Systems, Inc. providing a safe & adequate blood supply along with transfusion research. Learn More on the Bonfils Blood Center homepage.