The cryptocurrency community behind Tezos has come together to offer an XTZ prize to help combat the Coronavirus.
Tezos developer Johann Tanzer published a Medium post on Mar. 2 encouraging Tezos users to devote computing power towards Coronavirus research in exchange for a potential prize pool of XTZ.
Tanzer was inspired by the efforts of [email protected] ([email protected]), an organization created by Stanford Labs which allows users to contribute their computing resources to calculate protein folding and contribute to scientific research.
In the last few days I have seen many people in the crypto community become very concerned about covid19, I thought that a good amount of them probably have gaming pcs or old mining rigs, so I encouraged people to start [email protected] with [a] tweet.
Tanzer published a tweet asking tezos users to create [email protected] accounts and provided an XTZ address for others to donate to the pool. According to the post, whichever team accumulates the most [email protected] credits by the end of the month will receive the pooled prize payment.
You want to earn some #tezos and help cure #covid19? Create a @foldingathome team, make your team name a tz1 address, on March 30 I will send 15 tez to the tez-team with the most credits on: https://t.co/Hyr0SNWMhJ
— Tulpenhaendler (@tulpenhaendler) February 28, 2020
As of writing, the pool has accumulated more than 340 XTZ ($930).
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