I saw this post today on Reddit, and I thought that it was a fantastic idea:
Here is the comment that I left on the post:
I had to upvote this post because this is exactly the type of out-of-the-box thinking that we need to differentiate PrimeCoin from all of the other crypto-coins out there.
I ran Seti@Home for several years, and one of the main things that attracted me to it was the fantastic graphical client that showed a visual representation of the client's work. I would imagine that millions of other people downloaded the client for the exact same reason.
Will there be a performance hit? Definitely. But I think that it would ultimately be worth it because a lot of people would become interested in PrimeCoin that would not have otherwise. I would never have downloaded Seti@Home initially if it had not been for the graphical client. I encourage you and others to keep thinking along these same lines: things that will make PrimeCoin attractive to laypeople, and that will differentiate it from the other crypto-coins. The hard core geeks can always run the command-line or non-graphical version if they want maximum performance, just like they did in the Seti@Home project.
Please keep the great ideas coming!
I personally think that implementing this idea could do more to encourage Primecoin adoption than almost anything else that I can think of.