The Boost VC Podcast

Ep. 68: Using Decentralized Tech to Mobilize Unused Resources with Julian Zawistowski of Golem Network

Episode Summary

Today, Julian joins us to explain why Golem was the right kind of project for a token sale. He covers the evolution of Golem, from its inception to the current use case in CGI rendering. Julian offers insight around delivering a decentralized product, and we talk scalability—the biggest problem in the token space. Listen in as Julian shares how Golem might expand to include other use cases and learn about the blockchain’s potential to solve for the crisis of trust.

Episode Notes

So many ICOs, so few products on the market. One of the rare startups that has managed to launch a decentralized product is Golem Network.

Golem runs on the same principle as Airbnb, leveraging the sharing economy of decentralized tech to connect many computers in a peer-to-peer network. The same way that Airbnb hosts mobilize their unused resources (i.e.: spare bedrooms) to generate income, Golem users lend out their available computing power, giving software developers the ability to distribute tasks that are too heavy to be computed on a single node. The result is a global, open-source supercomputer powered by the blockchain.

Julian Zawistowski is the Founder and CEO of Golem Factory, the company behind the Golem distributed network. An economist by trade, Julian is fascinated by blockchain technology and the economics of decentralized systems. Prior to his work with Golem, Julian served as a consultant and public policy researcher and that experience frames his understanding of the transformative potential of decentralized technology.

Today, Julian joins us to explain why Golem was the right kind of project for a token sale. He covers the evolution of Golem, from its inception to the current use case in CGI rendering. Julian offers insight around delivering a decentralized product, and we talk scalability—the biggest problem in the token space. Listen in as Julian shares how Golem might expand to include other use cases and learn about the blockchain’s potential to solve for the crisis of trust.


Topics Covered

Julian’s introduction to the crypto space

The idea behind Golem’s decentralized technology

The current use case for Golem

Julian’s approach to fundraising for Golem

Julian’s take the types of projects that work for tokens

What Golem looks like today

Julian’s insight on delivering a decentralized product

The future of Golem

The biggest problems in the token space

How the world will change if decentralized systems succeed


Connect with Julian

Golem Network https://golem.network/
Golem on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/GolemProject/
Golem Blog https://blog.golemproject.net/
Golem on Twitter https://twitter.com/golemproject
Julian on Twitter https://twitter.com/julianzawist?lang=en
Julian on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-zawistowski-352478

Resources

SETI@home https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

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