Vlad Zamfir #70

Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and Casper Labs

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Vlad Zamfir & Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and Casper Labs
Place of birth Ottawa, Canada
Place of residence London, U.K.
Category Technology
Alma mater University of Guelph
Known for Researching cryptoeconomics and proof-of-stake for the Ethereum Foundation and CasperLabs
person-quote
“It’s hard to imagine anything much more dangerous than algorithmic law.“

Biography:

Vlad Zamfir is a researcher of cryptoeconomics and consensus protocols, particularly proof-of-stake protocols. Since 2014, Zamfir has been researching proof-of-stake implementations in anticipation of Ethereum’s transition from proof-of-work. The current model he has been perfecting is called correct-by-construction Casper.

Self-identifying as an “absurdist” and a “troll”, he has frequently engaged in heated debates around blockchain governance, believing that the wrong path in building these networks could create tyrannical systems rather than liberative.

Vlad Zamfir's 2019:

In February, CasperLabs announced its collaboration with Zamfir to research and develop his CBC Casper protocol for a new proof-of-stake blockchain. While he did question Bitcoin and Ethereum’s capacity to move away from proof-of-work in the near future, he is still working with the Ethereum Foundation. In September, CasperLabs raised $14.5 million in a Series A funding round lead by Terren Piezer of Acuitas Group Holdings.

What Cointelegraph expects for 2020:

We expect 2020 to mostly be an R&D year for Zamfir as developers in the Ethereum community and the CasperLabs work as a team to refine the proof-of-stake consensus protocol design before implementation.