Host ’N’ Win: Deploy a Folding@Home App and enter to win Five FluxNodes!

Flux Official
4 min readAug 9, 2023

Folding@home has been at the forefront of the fight against diseases like cancer, Alzheimer, and others. The distributed computing project breaks complex protein folding problems into independent simulations that volunteers can run using their set-up or personal computers.

Over the years, volunteers like Flux have continued to power the Folding@home project, providing the needed computing resources to carry out carefully designed research into the protein dynamics of diseases. This research continues to help scientists understand, identify, and develop new treatment methods. (More about the Flux and Folding@homes alliance here.)

Here’s your chance to join the fight and win exciting prizes! Flux is hosting a massive Host ’n’ Win competition with a total prize pool of 10,000 FLUX.

When you deploy a Folding@Home app (for only 1.91 FLUX per month), you qualify to win the grand prize of 5,000 FLUX and set up five brand new FluxNodes! There will also be five runner-up prizes worth 1,000 FLUX each!

To participate in this competition, deploy a Folding@home app on the Flux Marketplace; the more Folding@home apps you deploy, the higher your chances of winning! The deadline for this competition is the 31st of August, 2023.

How to Deploy a Folding@Home App on Flux Network:

1. Open your Zelcore multi-asset crypto wallet platform and login in to your account. Don’t have Zelcore? Download it here.

2. Open your browser and go to the FluxOS network website.

3. Press the Zelcore ZelId icon on FluxOS network website. It will open Zelcore with a message to sign. Sign in on Zelcore. Open the browser again, and you will be already logged in. If pressing the ZelId icon doesn’t open your Zelcore wallet with the message to sign, you can sign it manually on the Zelcore ZelId app in the apps section.

4. Click on the Flux marketplace and search for Folding@FluxCloud. Running a FoldingAtFluxCloud dApp on the Flux network costs 1.91 Flux monthly ($0.86 / 0.80€ when this article was written).

5. Select the username you want to use for your Folding Stats that will show up on the Flux Team stats page.

6. Scroll down and press Start Launching Marketplace App button and follow the flow until you pay for your dApp host.

7. Once you have paid and pressed finish, wait for a few minutes (5 to 10, remember this, using blockchain, your payment transaction needs to be mined, and your app message needs to be propagated on the Flux network) and then click “Apps -> Global Applications -> My apps tab and you should see your dApp.

Every Folding@home app deployed on Flux contributes to a healthier future for humankind. Become a part of it today!

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