What is Proof of Research?

With Resistance, block rewards are split across CPU mining, Proof of Research, masternodes, and contributions to the open-source Resistance project. Proof of Research on Resistance is achieved by contributing computing power to whitelisted BOINC projects.

Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is one of the largest, most powerful computer networks in the world. It’s an open-source platform for volunteer computing where complex calculations are carried out using the processing power of the 760,000 plus computers on the platform’s international volunteer network.

BOINC utilizes a computer’s idle time which is allocated to specific projects by donors. The network covers a wide-range of important scientific projects and research areas including medicine, climate change, humanitarian causes and more.

Resistance users can make a positive impact to humanity by providing computing power to projects like DENIS@Home, a worldwide cardiology study, and the World Community Grid, which has already made advancements in cancer research, nanotechnology for clean water projects, and improved methods for generating solar power.

We have carefully selected the projects in the whitelist to ensure quality control. By leaving this option free for users to decide, we would open the floodgates, giving anyone the ability to choose a project that makes it easier to amass RES. This would result in an unlevel playing field and go against the democratic values the Resistance platform is built on.

To start, you’ll need to install the BOINC client on your computer and choose from a list of BOINC projects, whitelisted by Resistance, that interest you.