Gridcoin has just had a successful protocol update to version 5! Before version 5, it was mandatory for a cruncher to switch to the team Gridcoin, in order to be rewarded with this cryptocurrency.

From now on, any BOINC cruncher, regardless of team, can earn Gridcoin for their work. 
Solo cruncher must send a new beacon within the next 2 weeks to not lose any past unclaimed rewards.

The BOINC community is about 10 times the Gridcoin community. It is believed that the removal of the Team Requirement should spark interest among BOINC crunchers for Gridcoin.