The number of [email protected] donors has increased 1200% in four weeks
[email protected] is a platform that diverts donations of spare computational power toward medical and scientific research. On Feb. 27, [email protected] announced an initiative to harness a global computer network to contribute work towards pharmaceutical drugs to combat COVID-19.
[email protected] also designates computing power for research into breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and epigenetics.
Crypto Endorsements Help [email protected] Fight Coronavirus
[email protected]’s boost in donations have been assisted by strong engagement from the cryptocurrency community.
Coreweave, which claims to be the largest U.S.-based Ethereum (ETH) miner, has diverted the computational power of approximately 6,000 graphics processing units (GPUs). Coreweave’s CTO estimated that the donated resources equated to 0.2% of Ethereum’s total hash rate.
In recent weeks, the [email protected] platform received endorsements from decentralized computing network, Golem, and blockchain platform, Tezos — who have organized a donation pool of several hundred XTZ that will be awarded to the largest [email protected] donor as of the end of this month. As of March 12, Tezos already had 20 teams contributing resources to the platform.
“PC Gamers, let’s put those GPUs to work. Join us and our friends at @OfficialPCMR in supporting [email protected] and donating unused GPU computing power to fight against COVID-19!“