Project associated with the Golem Network tries to simulate the creation of life on earth

The decentralized computer network Golem has teamed up with the software company Alchemy for a program that explores the origins of life on earth.

The program, called LIFE @ Golem uses the computing power of Golem to recreate billions of chemical reactions and molecular bonds in order to keep track of how the first life forms on the planet might begin. By working with Allchemy, with no apparent connection to the developer of the Alchemy blockchain, Golem’s infrastructure enables the simulation of a much larger number of molecules.

“Although research in this area is decades old, it has never been done on a similar scale, powered by a state-of-the-art computerized synthesis engine deployed on a global platform like Golem.” said the project. “The algorithm will reveal synthetic pathways that could have made primitive metabolism and self-replication possible.”

Project associated with the Golem Network tries to simulate the creation of life on earth
Project associated with the Golem Network tries to simulate the creation of life on earth

The vast majority of scientists agree that after amino acids were joined together to form the first proteins in Earth’s primordial soup, it is believed that some of the earliest organisms were microbes that lived in the nearby ocean billions ago Years. The LIFE @ Golem algorithm implemented in the Golem infrastructure assumes a starting point of nine types of molecules, which supposedly include ammonia, water, nitrogen, methane, hydrocyanic acid, and sulfide, and rules to determine how long and under what conditions primitive life can arise.

According to the project team, they are approaching the tenth generation with around a billion molecules formed. The Golem Community’s Node Operators make calculations behind so many chemical reactions and conditions.

“The project shows the blockchain community that well-known partners in the life sciences industry such as Allchemy see practical potential in Golem and can demonstrate it using the protocol.” said Piotr Janiuk, founder and CEO of Golem Factory. “It creates a framework (or process) to connect the scientific institutions to the protocol almost upon request.”

Blockchain companies previously teamed up with science firms to simulate chemical reactions and model molecular structures. In the early stages of last year’s pandemic Bitfury contributed to Folding @ Home’s distributed computing efforts to better understand the structure of the COVID-19 virus.

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