AMA October 2020 Summary

Last week we hosted our October AMA and here you can find a summary of what we discussed. We’ve split the summary into the most popular topics of the day: migration, product development, GTM, governance, strategy, etc etc. So let’s dive right in.

Migration and future roadmap

Since the migration is the key that unlocks New Golem, we have a few items on the agenda for future developments, including (in no particular order): Mainnet readiness, Secure Execution Environments, Rust API, a fully decentralised networking module, more payments drivers, execution environments with support for node communication, a web browser support for developers etc.

A lot of our effort goes into building the best experience for developers to let them easily build trustless multi-agent applications. In order to know whether we’re in the right path or if we need to adjust the product, we have been conducting several interviews with developers about what they need, and what they use Golem for. This is why our Gitcoin bounty applicants and other devs building atop of Golem are so important and the requestor onboarding, their building and the feedback process are incentivized.

In fact, looking ahead the New Golem might not only include computational capacity, but it will be a more comprehensive platformthat includes features like secure computation, i.e. Graphene/SGX execution environments (that might come handy for secret voting, date matching etc), network bandwidth in solutions like decentralized VPN, network monitors, mesh networks, geographical diversity needs (nodes in different continents), disk space, file sharing, different hardware configuration for broader and deep testing etc etc (full list here).

GTM (Go-to-Market) and Marketing

In terms of marketing, in the long term we aim at embracing both our long relationship with Ethereum and looking beyond this ecosystem, towards positioning Golem Network as a leader in the cloud industry. To do so, our short term goal is to elevate the thought leadership profiles of Golem Network’s executive team, while in the medium-term we are looking to promote the New Golem and position the project as the leading solution for censorship resistance, computation and democratized access to innovation.

Governance

Moreover, there is no on-chain governance scheme: anyone can access and plug their machines, we want to keep the experience as frictionless as possible.

Conclusion

For more information about Golem, head over to our website. For resources on New Golem, see the brand new Awesome Golem.

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Originally published at https://blog.golemproject.net on November 3, 2020.

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