Solving the blockchain scalability challenge requires coming up with new consensus mechanisms that support different nonfinancial use cases.
Barton Johnston is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Blockchain Zoo, a global association of DLT and IT experts, which is building the ZooBC blockchain platform. He has extensive programming and engineering experience in several languages and across a range of industries. His focus is on blockchain technology — specifically the underlying infrastructure. Barton works on the structures of various types of decentralized consensus protocols, hashing and asymmetric encryption algorithms, and analysis and applications of new blockchain and crypto technologies such as Maid Safe, Iota and NXT.