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Developer Tech News #5 – The Golem Project

swapping our network stack. More precisely, we will stop using our homebrew networking solution and start using the Ethereum devp2p stack.

The next part of the job is to move the Task Protocol to devp2p. It’s used for “anything tasks” — requests, assignment, status reports, result exchange. As Marek Franciszkiewicz, one of our Senior Software Engineers, explains:

Moving our task protocol to devp2p is a great simplification of what we use in Golem. We got rid of 3/4 of the used messages and a separate server running in the background

Right now we have a working prototype. What comes next? We want to create virtual machines on Amazon AWS running the new Golem nodes and continuously testing the whole project. We will keep you posted on that too and other features that should get us closer to Brass.

Traveling with Golem’s friends

In many ways that was the main purpose for our recent travels. In our last Tech News posting, we told you that Monday began with our annual company getaway where we were working hard on the strategy for Brass’s release and beyond. For many of us, it was only the start of traveling. On Wednesday Golem was in Amsterdam at “Bitcoin Wednesday”, the longest-running monthly Bitcoin & Blockchain conference in the Netherlands. Then on Thursday a number of us from the Golem team travelled to Berlin to officially announce our cooperation with projects like Streamr and Qubes OS and discuss our future relations with OmiseGO and Plasma, which we perceive as technologies complementary to Golem. In fact, Imapp — the company where the concept of Golem was born is already involved in cooperation with OmiseGO. — We need to build the technological stack for Web 3.0 — said Piotr Viggith Janiuk, Golem’s CTO and Co-Founder, explaining the idea of our meetup’s title “Golem and Friends”. — This stack needs to be reliable (and that’s what Streamr brings). It needs to be safe and secure (and Joanna Rutkowska’s Qubes OS is going to provide that) and at the same time it has to be very, very efficient. As we know Ethereum evolves but still it has slight problems with scaling and that’s where Plasma helps. And as for us — we are there to provide computations and resource sharing. The other parts? That needs to be done by our friends — he added. You can find a link to more here.

Marcin Mielniczuk contributed to this article

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