Computing for Good

We’re giving away XRP in exchange for donating computing power to scientific research via World Community Grid. Anyone with an Internet-connected computer or Android device can participate.
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169,047,742 XRP

given away so far

406,339,429 Hours

of compute time donated

500,000 XRP

will be given away today

What is XRP?

XRP is the native math-based currency of the Ripple network, which enables instant and nearly free payments in any currency. Ripple Labs (the team behind Ripple network) created 100 billion XRP at Ripple’s inception. Because Ripple is a decentralized payment network and distributed currency exchange, Ripple Labs plans to freely give away at least 55 billion XRP. Learn more at ripple.com.

What is WCG?

World Community Grid (WCG) is an effort to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle scientific research projects. Using the idle time of computers around the world, World Community Grid’s research projects have analyzed aspects of the human genome, HIV, dengue fever, muscular dystrophy, cancer, influenza, rice crop yields and clean energy. Learn more at worldcommunitygrid.org.

How does donating work?

When your computer is on but not in use, you donate computing power to scientific projects of your choice. Your device will request data on a specific project from WCG's server, perform computations on the data, send the results back to the server, and then request a new piece of work to continue. Each computation that your device performs provides scientists with critical information that accelerates the pace of research!

How many XRP will I get?

First, sign up for the “Ripple Labs” WCG team, and create a Ripple account at www.ripple.com/client. Once you begin computing, you’ll generate WCG points, which are redeemed as XRP in your Ripple account. Each day, we’ll post on this page the total amount of XRP we’re giving away. At the end of each day, we’ll calculate how much XRP you earned based on the proportion of computing power you donated to the team's total.

When will I get XRP?

WCG points are awarded beginning at 0:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) each day. Ripple Labs will send XRP to team members accounts each day after WCG points are awarded.

What can I do with XRP?

Some people like to keep XRP. You can send it to other a Ripple accounts, or trade it for other currencies. We recommend checking out the International Ripple Business Association or Ripple Federation for a list of developers and businesses who use Ripple.

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