Welcome back for October’s update on the GLM Rewards Program! Each month we offer GLM rewards (averaging 20k GLM per month) to the community members for getting involved in the ecosystem, it can be almost any involved; development, support, or interesting projects of their own that they come up with to work on. This month we have the Application Creation and Maintenance, Community Creator, Task Force General and Super User categories (described in the GLM Rewards Program blog).

Last month, with the September September GLM Rewards Program, we shook it up a bit from the usual with Double Slots. This month, for the first time ever we allowed individuals to potentially fill two categories, the Feedback Master category was special in the fact that it didn’t block from filling a different category.

So why was the Feedback Master category special this month? This month we set some specific requirements (join Golem Chat to view that link) for the Feedback Master slot, which we haven’t done in the past. Normally all categories are quite flexible and we judge them a bit more arbitrarily with who fills the slot the best. So this month was different / special by we restricted the slot to only be filled by a certain type of contribution, Thorg Reviews.

GLM Rewards Thorg Review Spotlight

We had 3 main submissions to the Thorg reviews. First, we’d really like to thank the participants. Not only have they created in-depth reviews, they’ve also been running the software to be able to give great reviews (collected by the Review tag on Reddit).

The first we’re going over is “Thorg Miner — a review”, also published on Medium, by Stelballe. This review is great, it focuses on the benefits and potential improvements. Some interesting things to highlight from it are making it more obvious what “Withdraw” means on Thorg. It also indirectly touches on DAG sizes (e.g. between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic).

The second Thorg review to cover is the “Thorg Miner Review” by Nzemel. This focuses on feedback around making things clearer with regards to what’s being mined (maybe also where) and issue tracking. Potential improvements around how to off-board are also brought up.

The last was created by one of the longest active and engaged community members, pm_me_glm (formerly pm_me_gnt). Named “My review and thoughts on Thorg Miner”, also published on Medium, this review focuses a lot on overcoming the hurdles for the user, making things clearer in the UI (e.g. estimated profit), making Thorg and the GLM payouts more enticing indirectly+directly, and giving so great feedback overall.

Wrapping up the reviews. The great part of the Thorg reviews is that the reviewers haven’t ended up with any fundamental problems, such as their wallet generation not working or not being paid out. There is focus on UI and new feature potential improvements. It would have been interesting to make it a comparison, potentially vs. something like 2Miners Nano payouts.

GLM Rewards Application Spotlight

For this highlight and around the Application Creation and Maintenance category we’re sharing Filterms! Filterms allows whitelisting or blacklisting on Golem from the command line. It makes it easier to formulate which providers you makes agreements with as a requestor and can help with your market strategy. It’s created by krunch3r in the Golem community, so please don’t hesitate to join the Golem Discord and ask questions.

We also briefly want to highlight a neat shop created to help people spend their GLM on Thorg. GamesToPlay allows you to pay GLM on Polygon to buy steam games!

GLM Rewards Program - October awardees

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

Feedback Masters (1000 GLM each): nzemel1#1782 (Discord) and pm_me_glm#6756 (Discord)

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)

Super User (2500 GLM): Tadeth-Odinspear (Thorg Mining)

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

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.

Tadeth-Odinspear you won the Super User and you need to find us since you’re a Thorg miner and we don’t have your direct contact.

Wrapping Up

That’s everything that we have for October’s GLM Rewards Program. If you’re interested in learning more about this month’s highlights 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.