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The CureCoin (CURE) is not the only project that gives you the chance to earn crypto coins while using your CPU/GPU mining hardware for helping Folding@Home in their efforts to fight the Coronavirus COVID-19. Another project that has a similar feature is Banano (BAN) via their BananoMiner website, though they do offer other ways to earn BAN coins as well, so not only by folding proteins with Folding@Home.

We have already covered how you can Help Folding@Home COVID-19 Efforts With Your Crypto Mining Rigs completely free and anonymously. You need to start by downloading, installing and running the Folding@Home client software for your operating system. Then when asked if you want to fold Anonymous or want to set up an identity, you need to choose the second and head to the dedicated BananoMiner website where you need to input your BAN wallet address and as a result you will get a unique Username and a Team ID (should always be 234980), these two you need for your F@H client in order to be credited coins based on the amount of work you do folding proteins. It is also good to register an identity (the username you got from Banano Miner) in order to get a password as it may help you earn some extra bonus points, though not a requirement to make tings work.

Make sure that you enter the username you got when registering your wallet on Banano Miner as well as the correct Folding@Home Team number in the respective fields, also if you registered your identity you need to enter the password you got from F@H. This is required so that your FAH points will be credited to the right Banano Team’s total and that you would be getting your rewards. Save the settings and start Folding away with your available CPU and/or GPU resources. This is all you need to do to start earning Banano (BAN) crypto coins while you are folding proteins and helping the fight against the Coronavirus COVID-19. You might need to wait some hours or a day before any coins will be credited for he work you do folding proteins, so better check your results in a day after you start. Don’t expect to earn lot though, you are doing this for the common good or at least should be, the BAN coins you get are just to help you cover some of your electricity costs. Banano (BAN) is a smaller in terms of market cap and daily volume compared to Curecoin (CURE), but is also an active project, so you might want to check more details about it as well. It is being traded on a few smaller exchanges like Mercatox, ViteX and Txbit.

The CureCoin (CURE) crypto project is not new, in fact it has been available for quite some time since 2014, but it never got that much chance to shine like it has the potential at the moment. In the wake of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic currently taking over the world and Folding@Home’s efforts to help, which you can take part in with your computing resources, CureCoin can further provide incentive to switch your mining rigs to folding proteins at Folding@Home instead of mining crypto. And in a way you would still be “mining crypto” as you will be rewarded with CURE coins, although it might not be that profitable it could still help you in covering electricity costs, should you decide to help scientists working on COVID-19 research.

Curecoin aims to increase the maximum potential of Distributed Computing Networks (DCN) around the world that are searching for important answers to medical, scientific, and mathematical problems by incentivizing the donation of computational resources, such as GPUs and CPUs. Incentivization is done through the creation of a unique blockchain which rewards this research. Since the project’s inception in 2014 the Curecoin DCN team has grown to produce more than half of computational power for the largest research based DCN on earth, Stanford’s Folding at Home project.

We have already covered how you can Help Folding@Home COVID-19 Efforts With Your Crypto Mining Rigs completely free and anonymously. If you need a little bit of extra initiative to convince you to switch your crypto mining rigs to Folding@Home at the moment, then you might also join CureCoin’s FAH Team and start earning CURE coins without having to do nothing more than just register an identity and start using it along with joining a team at Folding@Home.

So head on to download, install and run the Folding@Home client software for your operating system. Then when asked if you want to fold Anonymous or want to set up an identity, you need to choose the second and enter your username and password that you can create here. Make sure that you enter the CureCoin’s Folding@Home Team number as well in the respective field, the number you have to enter is 224497, make sure it is correct along with your username and password (case sensitive!). This is required so that your FAH points will be credited to the right CureCoin Team’s total and that you would be getting your rewards. Save the settings and start Folding away with your available CPU and/or GPU resources…

There is just one more step needed in order to be able to obtain your CURE coin rewards. You need to register at the Official Curecoin Folding Pool, this is required in order for your protein folding efforts to be counted and rewarded with CureCoins. Make sure that you use the same username for the pool as the name you have selected for your Folding@Home identity, the password of course does not need to be the same. Also make sure that you set a CURE payment address, so that the coins you earn will be sent there and can be spent or traded on an exchange. Currently there are two exchanges with CURE markets – Bittrex and LiveCoin, so there you can buy and sell CURE. Do note that the pool will check your daily Folding@Home points you have generated once every 24 hours and will credit you with the respective CURE coins, it does not happen in real-time.

Another thing you can do to help is to just buy some CURE coins, currently the volume for the last 24 hours is less than $5000 USD (less than a Bitcoin). The price of a single Curecoin is 0.00000485 BTC or around two and a half cents at the moment, not very stimulating for miners that need some extra incentive and doing it for the common good does not help pay the bills. So by purchasing just a few CURE coins can really help in providing more incentive for people, that are not yet ready to donate their computing power, to do so and switch their mining rigs to Folding@Home to help COVID-19 research!

For some more information regarding the Folding@home COVID-19 efforts…

Looking for alien life and folding proteins was a thing long before crypto mining with your computing power became a thing. And while the SETI@HOME project has announced that it will stop distributing work and will go into hibernation at the end of March, the Folding@Home project announced their plans to dedicate their efforts in helping the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19. And so can you do by moving your CPU and GPU mining rigs from mining crypto currencies to folding proteins in order to better understand how the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can be targeted with small molecule and antibody therapeutics. With the current crypto market situation and hardly any profitability in mining, caused by the coronavirus panic nevertheless, doing something for the common good might not be a bad idea, right?

What you need to do is just download, install and run the Folding@Home client software for your operating system, it is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux. Then just run the software and select “Any disease” in the “I support research fighting” drop-down box and you are good to go to start helping the coronavirus efforts. If you want to be anonymous user you do not need to register a personality, you are donating your computing power anonymously, or you can register and even join a team. There are actually some crypto projects that allow you to even earn crypto while doing work for Folding@Home, but this is not the focus at the moment, just so you know it is also a possibility.

If you are using the dedicated mining operating HiveOS you can also relatively easy switch your CPU/GPU mining rigs to using Folding@Home instead of crypto mining. There is a detailed tutorial available here that guides you through the steps required to switch to Folding@Home without having to switch the operating system of the rig you are using for mining.

For some more information regarding the Folding@home COVID-19 efforts…


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