2016/11/09 5:34 PM
WARSAW, Poland — Golem wants to provide what it calls the “Airbnb for computers,” a first-of-its-kind decentralized market for shared computing power. The company hopes the public will find its goals appealing, as it will open a crowdsale for the Golem Network Token (GNT) on November 11, 2016.
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Golem: Building a Supercomputer on the Blockchain
This decentralized, Ethereum-based service, once up and running, will reportedly allow people to rent out unused computing power in exchange for cryptocurrency. On the other end of the service, costs for resource-intensive processes will decline, according to Golem, making tasks such as CGI rendering, scientific calculation and machine learning more efficient and accessible.
“If you have a powerful gaming computer that you aren’t using all day, or a PC that you leave at the office each night,” said Golem founder Julian…