ResearchCoin (RSC) is the incentive within the ResearchHub network designed to encourage open participation in the scientific community. The scientific record is too important to be hidden behind paywalls and in ivory towers. Science should be open: not only for reading, but also for reusing. ResearchCoin, and by extension ResearchHub, are designed to accelerate the pace of scientific research by encouraging academics to interact in a fully open and collaborative manner. This paper will describe ResearchCoin, the ResearchHub network, the impetus for the creation of both, and the intended impact on the scientific community.