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Staking GRC: Staking Gridcoin on HolyTransaction Wallet

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Staking Coins: Staking Gridcoin

Gridcoin is a cryptocurrency with ambitions of advancing scientific research. It was originally a simple hybrid of proof of work and proof of stake but now has developed its own custom mechanism blending elements of the two. New coins are created using Proof of Stake, but the number of new coins created depends on how much processing power was used for BOINC.

Stake Gridcoin on HolyTransaction Wallet

HolyTransaction Wallet is excited to present to you the launch of our new staking service. You can now leverage Proof of Stake (POS) holdings to safeguard crypto networks while earning financial rewards. Staking GRC has become much easier with HolyTransaction!

Rewarding citizen science on top of Proof of Stake

According to the PoR mechanism, If a node contributing its hash power to a project that has been whitelisted on the Berkeley Open Infrastructure of Network Computing (BOINC), that node will receive GRC coins corresponding proportionally with the amount of the work done by the node. The BOINC list contains projects of scientific importance that require a supercomputer but don’t have access to one. Of these projects, Gridcoin users vote on a subset of them to be whitelisted for contributions of computing power. Gridcoin, therefore, gives people all over the world the ability to contribute computing power to any of these projects and contribute to scientific research. You can also generate income by running Gridcoin in what the Gridcoin project calls “investor-only mode.”

Investor-Only Mode

Investor-only mode is what the Gridcoin project calls it when you setup earns proof of stake interest as opposed to the DPOR (proof of research) payments that “crunchers”—those who contribute computing power receive. You will only need to install the Gridcoin client and will not need the BOINC client.

Setting up the Client for PoS Rewards

The first step to setting up a Gridcoin client for investor-only mode is to install the Gridcoin Research client. The client is available for Windows, macOS, and several flavors of Linux including Debian, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, and Fedora. Once the client has been installed, you will want to sync with the Gridcoin blockchain. This can take between several hours to a couple of days, depending on your internet speed. A green check on the connection bar indicates that the synchronization is complete. At that point, you can unlock your wallet for “staking only.” It can take up to 16 hours for the staking to begin. Running the Gridcoin client at all times maximizes your potential for income. Anytime the client is offline, you could miss an opportunity to mint a block.

The higher the balance you have, the higher the chances that you will get to “stake” a block. This is only a result of the fact that a higher balance gives you more chance to mint Pos blocks and thus you get a payout more often. While you can theoretically stake with any number of coins, you can only reliably stake with at least 2000 coins and the Gridcoin project itself recommends at least 5,000. The miners who contribute computing power to these projects come in two varieties—solo and pool. Pool miners earn research rewards whether they stake or not, but solo miners must stake in order to get paid.

Conclusion

Gridcoin provides a way to contribute to important scientific research and earn passive income while doing so. Even those who only stake coins and don’t provide actual computing power to these projects contribute by securing the network and helping the Gridcoin ecosystem. All you need to start staking Gridcoin is to deposit GRC in your HolyTransaction account.

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Satoshi

Staking Coins with HolyTransaction Wallet: Earn Passive Income with Crypto

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Staking Coins: Earn Passive Income with Crypto

You might be familiar with mining in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, where expensive energy-intensive equipment works to generate blocks. However, there is an alternative to this model that doesn’t require the massive energy costs of mining or equipment. Staking coins can generate passive income without such headaches. Some examples of coins which rely on proof of stake include Peercoin, Blackcoin, Gridcoin and Pivx.

Stake Peercoin, Blackcoin, Gridcoin, and PIVX in HolyTransaction Wallet

HolyTransaction is excited to present to you the launch of our new staking service. You can now leverage Proof of Stake (POS) holdings to safeguard crypto networks while earning financial rewards. Staking PPC, BLK, GRC, and PIVX has become much easier with HolyTransaction! Starting the 1st of September 2020 customers with balances in those cryptocurrencies will begin to receive their rewards distributions.

Key Advantages to Staking with HolyTransaction:

  • Start obtaining distributions instantly, you just need to deposit
  • Payouts every 24h
  • Exit easily from your staking position by transferring your coins out of your HolyTransaction Wallet

HolyTransaction Staking Wallet lets you not only stake coins, but also trade them, buy new ones, or sell the ones you have for fiat.

This makes it rather easy to exchange your rewards earned through staking, withdraw the money, and use it in the real world.

Of course, you can always just keep it and increase the amount you have for staking, which will help you earn more in the long-term.

How does Staking Coins Work?

In contrast to the proof-of-work consensus mechanism that Bitcoin uses, some cryptocurrencies use an alternative model for consensus called proof-of-stake. So instead of miners creating new coins and verifying transactions as in the proof-of-work model, you have what are called forgers creating new coins and performing verification of transactions in the proof-of-stake model. These forgers are chosen in a variety of ways from a pool of coin holders who have staked their coins. The selection criteria vary depending on the cryptocurrency, but the most typical ways are a random selection or how long the coin holder has held the coin. When a forger gets chosen, they can then create new blocks and verify transactions.

Risks and Benefits of Staking Coins

The most immediate benefit of staking coins is that you earn income for doing so. In comparison with proof of work schemes, proof of stake removes the need for expensive equipment to perform all the proofs of work that validate transactions. Such equipment that is used to mine coins on a proof of work blockchain would often soon depreciate as more advanced hardware came out. Staking your coins does not come with this problem. Blockchains which used proof of stake for consensus are greener as they do not require the massive amounts of electrical resources to perform the calculations needed by proof of work schemes. Finally, it is simply just fairer for users who have invested in the cryptocurrency to reap the benefits of verifying transactions on its network.

The only real drawback to staking coins is that the coins can be unavailable while they are staked. This isn’t an issue when the coin is gaining value, but if the coin loses value you can be locked in for the ride. Some cryptocurrencies allow you to stake your coins even if they are in a cold (or offline) wallet. This means that the coins are not connected to the internet at all times. This is more secure, however, some coins require that your coins must be in a hot wallet, which is a wallet that is always connected to the Internet.

Conclusion

Staking coins is a great way to earn passive income, avoiding the exorbitant cost of the hardware required for mining, which quickly becomes obsolete. Staking coins is more environmentally friendly as it does not rely on the massive amounts of electricity needed to power mining rigs. Instead of rewarding those who invest in the expensive hardware needed to verify transactions, cryptocurrency projects which rely on proof of stake reward those who invest in the coins themselves. This results in a fairer system where anyone can earn passive income. HolyTransaction is a very user-friendly wallet all you need is just to deposit for staking to commence.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Satoshi

HolyTransaction add-on for cryptocurrencies exchange rates

Recently we at HolyTransaction created a new add-on for the Firefox browser only to see the exchange rates for cryptocurrency pairs.

This add-on allows you to see the exchange rates between the most popular currencies using only a couple of clicks. 
Exchange rates are available between dollar, euro, bitcoin, litecoin, peercoin, dogecoin, dash, blackcoin and gridcoin. 
The add-on’s simplicity provides you an easy way to have all the information you need before selling or buying your favorite cryptocurrencies.
The price is shown on your browser, according to your specific preferences. You can change the displayed number of decimal places in the user settings.

How to dowload the add-on

To download this HolyTransaction add-on, you just have to follow this step-by step guide:
  • Click on the Firefox Menu at the top right of the toolbar;
  • Click on “Add-on”;
  • Write “HolyTransaction” in the search at the top right of the page;
  • Click on “Add-on” on the left menu;
  • Click the “Download” button next to the HolyTransaction add-on. 
  • You will find the exchage rates window at the top right of your toolbar.
You just need to click on the HT logo of HolyTransaction. 

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Infographic: Comparing Altcoins – Part 2

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Gridcoin Wallet joins HolyTransaction Today!

Open HolyTransaction Gridcoin Wallet

All HolyTransaction customers can create new address for Gridcoin wallet and use the easy HolyTransaction Web Wallet to send and receive transactions or to instantly convert them to any 9 supported cryptocurrency.

Just like Bitcoin, you can now:

– Send Gridcoin to your GRC wallet address.
– Receive transactions
– Make instant transactions between HT users
– Set OTP for additional protection

We are really excited to be part of a new community!

About Gridcoin:
Gridcoin is a cryptocurrency that rewards individuals for contributing to computational research in math, science and several other areas of study with their home computer, laptop and android devices.

Open your free digital wallet here to store your cryptocurrencies in a safe place.

Satoshi