With the tagline “the Airbnb for computers,” the Warsaw-based Golem Network is a peer-to-peer (P2P) network (built on Ethereum) with no central server. It allows users to rent unused CPU/GPU cycles and get paid in Golem’s cryptocurrency, the GNT token.
Golem first splashed onto the scene in 2016 with one of the most successful ICOs to date. The protocol’s namesake is a mythical creature from Jewish folklore that was created from inanimate matter to form a being of limitless power and potential. Golem’s decentralized network aims to follow suit and empower “true cloud computing.” GNT is currently the 55th biggest cryptocurrency (by market cap).
Golem has lofty goals, but referring to oneself as the Airbnb or Uber of something is easy – delivering is another matter…