Golem

What is Golem?

Golem is a completely decentralized, 100% open sourced, accessible to anyone supercomputer made up of a global (and potentially interplanetary) network of everything from personal laptops to entire data centers. It uses Ethereum as a transaction and reputation layer.

It creates a sharing economy for spare computing power, so that anyone with a personal computer can connect it to the Golem Network and make an automated side income. Think AirBnB for computing power.

The Golem Network reduces the cost and increases the speed (sometimes by orders of magnitude) of everything from…

  • Scientific research, from DNA research to finding new biofuels to searching for alien life to predicting & mitigating the effects of climate change to analyzing experimental results from the Large Hadron Collider. And that’s just off the top of my head.
  • Graphics rendering, so that everything from uber realistic virtual reality video games & movies to architectural & designer renderings can be done uber fast and cheap.
  • Artificial intelligence & machine learning, so that everything from training a game AI to play video games really well to teaching self driving cars to creating a smarter-than-humans artificial intelligence being can be done faster.
  • Data analysis, from predicting future results on the stock market to analyzing written text for emotional analysis to crunching the data on traffic accidents.
  • Cryptocurrency mining, to create efficient & decentralized mining pools to serve as the backbone of cryptocurrencies.
  • … and just about anything else that requires heavy computational power.

Golem can eventually become the computing power behind almost the entire decentralized internet 3.0.

What I’ve Done:

The Golem Crowdfunding Campaign

On Nov 11, 2016, the Golem team (myself included) launched our GNT-distribution/crowdfunding campaign. We hit our cap of 820,000 ETH (~$8,600,000 USD at the time) in 29 minutes.

Golem Crowdfunding at 99.9%

My role in this and the months following was:

  • Pitching the story to bloggers. Through this we got featured on TechCrunch, Venture Beat, Coin Telegraph, Finance Magnates, The Blockchain Show, News BTC, ETHnews, Blockchain News, and Silicon Angle.
  • Posting news & updates on the /r/ethereum subreddit and others. Almost every single one of our posts made it to the top 3. Also managing the community via our email list (49.67% average open rate & 15.36% average click-through rate), and our Slack (grew from ~200 to >1200 in the month preceding the launch).
  • Explaining what Golem is, in non-techy terms, via writing and sharing this blog post: Golem — Building The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer… On Blockchain
    • This became the Golem blog’s most popular post ever, with >6100 views, 59 recs, and a 40% read ratio at ~1800 words.
  • Writing the usual stuff. Website copy, editing blog posts, taglines, etc.
  • Mapping out different funnels so we know where our users are coming from and what mediums of communication work.