Gridcoin Introduction

The following guides explain how to set up the Gridcoin Research wallet client on the platform of your choice.

If you want to run Gridcoin as a non-cruncher, you do not need to install the BOINC client. In this case, you will only earn POS interest and not receive research rewards due to a lack of BOINC research. The amount and frequency of interest depends on the quantity of coins you are holding in your wallet/client.

Note that the wallet refers to being a non-cruncher as an "investor". This is not referring to investing. It just means having Gridcoin in your wallet and not trying to be rewarded for doing work on BOINC

Install the Gridcoin client

Microsoft Windows
Debian Packages (Ubuntu)
Launchpad built ubuntu releases
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gridcoin/gridcoin-stable
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gridcoinresearch-qt
  • gridcoinresearch
RPM Packages (OpenSUSE/Fedora)
OpenSuse/Fedora RPMs
AUR (Arch Linux)
Archlinux AUR package
Manually compile the Gridcoin client
Linux compiling guide Gridcoin GitHub Repo
Third party multi-wallets for Gridcoin