One of the greatest memories of my life is the excitement I felt when we first started thinking about Golem. Weeks of discussion, followed by sleepless nights building the earliest prototypes told us “we can really do this”. When we finally announced publicly, we received more positive feedback and encouragement from the community than we ever expected. That push gave us every strength to carry on the work, and to this day we hope to live up to everyone’s expectations and truly change the world for the better.

Good news is that we have made great strides towards this ultimate…


Source: NPS.

TL; DR: We should attribute global emissions rights not to the countries or businesses, but individuals. If it is done in a form of a crypto token (like ERC20 Ethereum token), decentralized, free market for emissions rights will emerge. Apart from using decentralized technologies to tokenize emissions rights, this system needs (not proposed here) coordination mechanism which will globally enforce using emissions rights by companies.

We have a real problem with climate change and anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions. …


We hope you enjoyed Golem’s meetup in Berlin as much as we did. Reflecting on it over the weekend, the team thought it was a great event. And although we covered a lot, we also had some streaming issues, and I thought it might be useful to wrap up the essentials of the evening in a blog post.

So, who was there and why it was relevant to Golem?

OmiseGO. Since late 2015, imapp* has worked as a contractor for Omise (and later OmiseGO). This is a long term relationship and is about much more than just a contractual…


On the 11th of November, 2016, the great Ethereum community funded Golem project, placing their trust in us to deliver technology to change the way the entire market for computation is organised. Even more impressively, it seems the community even shared our goal of building a better, more decentralised Internet on top of this already ambitious goal. Thus our focus is on delivering technology, and the sustainable business model that would surround it. …


The problem with every piece of bleeding-edge technology is that one often runs into unknowns which take time to both understand and solve. This is no less the case with Golem, a tremendously complicated piece of technology. Of course, we are making tremendous progress: we have already conquered numerous problems which we had not considered at the start of the project, and we are still on path, finding new problems and challenges, and conquering them one by one.

Despite being the most informed person on the team, I too find myself lacking information as yet another “unknown” is discovered and…


It has been a while since our last significant communication. While it could be said that we have perhaps been a little too quiet, in fact a lot has happened, with far more either imminently transpiring or being readied. With the Brass release of Golem inching ever-closer, finally we will be emerging from “heads down” mode to communicate more publicly about our progress and our plans. …


So, it’s been about a month and a half since our 29-minute crowdfunding campaign, and we’ve been heads-down coding & planning ever since (well, after the champagne fueled celebrations).

We’ve made a few strategic decisions & fleshed out the finer details of the 6-month plan to build Brass Golem (the P2P Blender & Lux Renderer version that will serve as Golem’s first use case and proof of concept), tentatively slated for release in May 2017.

Golem is being built on more than one bleeding-edge technology and our highest priority is to release a robust and fully functional version of Brass…


We are pleased to announce that crowdfunding contract is now deployed on Ethereum mainnet. You can see it on etherscan.io.

Golem crowdfunding contract address image
  • Crowdfunding start block is 2607800, approximately 11th November, 3 pm UTC
  • Don’t send ETH from exchanges
  • Transaction data field must be set to 0xefc81a8c
  • Instructions for wallets: Mist/Ethereum Wallet/Parity and myetherwallet.
  • Crowdfunding address is 0xa74476443119A942dE498590Fe1f2454d7D4aC0d but don’t send before start block 2607800
  • Check out the crowdfunding page for more information and a countdown for time and block number
  • To learn details on how the crowdfunding contract works please refer to this blog post.

By sending ETH to crowdfunding address, you agree to Explanatory Note & Governance Terms.


We are pleased to formally announce that Golem’s crowdfunding will start on 11th November, at approximately 3 pm GMT*. It will last for three weeks, or until the maximum cap of 820,000 ETH is reached. The contract will be deployed to Ethereum mainnet and Its address will be announced a day before the crowdfunding opens.

Here are the most important facts to know about the crowdfunding:

  • The maximum financing is 820,000 ETH.
  • The minimum financing is 150,000 ETH.
  • 1 ETH creates 1,000 GNT.
  • An 18% endowment is included (12% Golem Factory GmbH, 6% team).
  • No new token creation will take…


We are pleased to present today, the next version of our crowdfunding whitepaper. We have taken all community feedback into consideration, and we consider this version to be our release candidate. The refreshed whitepaper is available here. But before diving in, please allow me first to describe what we have changed to address the critical feedback we’ve received, and why we stuck to some of our original ideas too.

I will first of all go through Daniel Zakrisson’s conclusions from his great analysis of our draft whitepaper (thank you Daniel once again for this great work).

More and better team…

Julian Zawistowski

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