We’re back for August's update on the GLM Rewards Program! Each month we offer rewards to the community members that are getting involved in the ecosystem, whether it be in development, support, or interesting projects of their own that they come up with to work on.

As with recent months and since the introduction of the Application Creation and Maintenance category, we will be doing an application spotlight! This will also be the first month that we will be awarding the Community Builder category.

GLM Rewards Program Spotlight - Entropythief

Entropythief returns a stream of random numbers from an Intel on-chip hardware random number generator. This is useful in software since quality entropy is scarce which is equivalent to expensive. With cheaper alternatives, such as RDRAND, there are concerns that hardware-generated randomness is predictable. Hence the multi-source approach of entropythief. In addition, it also solves the problem where the client does not have RDRAND available.

The creator and maintainer, krunch3r, has created a video demonstration that you can find here (viewable from most browsers). Since the multi-source approach is very suited to Golem Network (with there being many providers as potential sources), we’re excited to see such a perfectly suited application open-source and available to the developer community.

GLM Rewards Program - August awardees

The individuals we’ll be awarding the GLM Rewards Program slots for August’s round are:

Feedback Masters (1000 GLM each): r4x#2916 and TroggoMan_#2926 (Discord)

Community Creator (1500 GLM): pm_me_glm#6756 (Discord+TikTok)

Super User (2500 GLM): (Discord): aldin'#2390

Tech Supporters (4000 GLM each): Nebula#0166 (Discord) and nzemel1#1782 (Discord)

Application Creation and Maintenance (4500 GLM): krunch3r#2035 (Discord)

Task Force General (7000 GLM): stelballe#2785 (Discord+Reddit+GitHub)

Please shoot an email over to contact@golem.network and we’ll follow up with instructions. Or find Mattias in the community Discord (https://chat.golem.network) and he will be happy to help you directly.

Wrapping Up

There was some really fun activity from the Golem community this past month, including some great interaction on the community-created TikTok revolving around Golem Network. We're really appreciative of the continuous involvement of the entire community and look forward to things to come.

That’s everything that we have for August’s GLM Rewards Program. If you’re interested in learning more about this month’s highlight then don’t hesitate to join the community Discord and share your thoughts. Or if the Application Creation and Maintenance category sparks your interest and you’re a developer then we’d love to see you create and share your own application that utilizes the Golem Network.

Remember that it’s easy to get started with the GLM Rewards Program by being active where the Golem community is discussing and interacting. The Golem team is often active in the Discord, /r/GolemProject and /r/GolemTrader on Reddit, Telegram and announcements channel. Or create some cool Golem integration on Github and share it with us via email, for ideas check out Awesome Golem. There’s so much potential for anyone to get involved.

Since the GLM Rewards Program requires KYC then of course you can opt-out if it’s not for you, we just want to token(ize) our appreciation in the form of GLM tokens.