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Blockchain Computing Simulates Early Earth

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Ultimately, several hundred reactions were found to be self-replicating, creating a promising foundation for further study.

The project used computing resources provided through the Golem blockchain protocol to conduct complex chemical modeling.

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Researchers at the AI startup Allchemy, the Korea Institute for Basic Science, and the Polish Academy of Sciences leveraged the Golem blockchain protocol to simulate a network of chemical interactions that may have played a role in the origin of life.

The simulations started with an initial model for primordial molecules and produced several generations of synthetic reactions that could offer insights into early metabolic systems.

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