XRP used to be minable
In the early days people could earn (not mine) XRP by donating their computing power to research projects.
Idle computers are the tools of do-gooders – thanks to World Community Grid (WCG), a program that pools computing power for researchers to use as they work to solve problems plaguing humanity. We love the program so we’re rewarding WCG participants with XRP!
Here’s how it works: anyone with an Internet-connected device can participate. First, sign up for the WCG and create a Ripple account. When your computer is on but not in use, you donate your computing power to scientific projects. Available projects to donate computing power to include: curing cancer, fighting AIDS and finding clean energy sources.
As you compute for good, you generate WCG points, redeemable for XRP.
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