InfoByte | Golem (GNT)

Penny for your Supercomputing?


Human history is a Gaian dream. ― Terence McKenna


Information + Resources


Official Site


The Golem Project


Development Roadmap
Golem Whitepaper


Beginner’s Guide
Beginners Guide to Ethereum Tokens


News sources
The Golem Project blog


Social Media




An early render on Golem’s alpha. It took much longer than a home work station would but it’s a start.


Golem is the first global decentralized supercomputer dedicated to graphics rendering. It enables peer-to-peer sharing of processing power between requesters and providers. It enables any size of computation to be done given enough collective processing power and “fuel” in the form of Ethereum ERC-20-derived Golem Network Tokens (GNT), based on the Ethereum blockchain. They successfully raised 820,000 ETH in their 2016 crowdsale. The service is in its very early days but shows immense promise, with the above image being some of what it can do in alpha. Any process using graphical computations will be able to take advantage of this type of cloud computing, and there are vast applications for this type of math from data analysis and rendering to neural networks and quantum computing.

Golem believes the market demand for cloud rendering could sit at $1.6bn by the end of 2018. This is worth watching. It’s really hard not to nerd out over this one’s potential, but all of blockchain has yet to take off in the way it needs to to support the processing power needed for Golem. Supercomputing is a multi-billion dollar business and Golem allows both the wealthy and the average consumer to reap its benefits on a distributed network. I hope this project pans out.

Future: This one’s a keeper



// Originally written May 29, ’17. Price at the time: $0.47 / GNT

// Edited June 16, ’17. Price at the time: $0.50 / GNT

// Edited June 18, ’17. Price at the time: $0.67 / GNT

// Edited Sept 26, ’17. Price at the time: $0.26 / GNT


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