Einsteinium (EMC2) is a community-driven cryptocurrency that leverages blockchain technology to raise capital for scientific research. This is accomplished through a mining tax that creates a pool to award grants to deserving applicants. The mined blocks will make a mandatory 2.5% donation to the Einsteinium Foundation fund and the community will vote on which science project to fund. By integrating crowdfunding into the process, the Einsteinium Foundation aims to raise awareness for a wide variety of projects and causes. To date, the Foundation is reported to have contributed 16 million EMC2 coins to scientific projects. EMC2 is a Scrypt coin that uses the Kimoto gravity well with 50% block shrinkage and a 60 second block time to democratize the mining process. EMC2 Coin supports wallets for Windows, Mac and Android.