CasperLabs Sets Vlad Zamfir As Lead Consensus Protocol Architect

Job Appointments | February 26, 2019 By:

Ethereum Foundation researcher Vlad Zamfir has been appointed by blockchain protocol research and development company CasperLabs as Lead Consensus Protocol Architect.

CasperLabs is developing a fully decentralized, scalable, public blockchain designed for mass enterprise, developer, and consumer adoption. The platform is using CBC Casper, a Correct by Construction, Proof of Stake consensus protocol that uses bonds and slashing (penalties) to secure the network. While many blockchain infrastructures use novel programming languages, CasperLabs has opted to use WebAssembly, a formally verified standard, which supports several existing and widely adopted programming languages.

Zamfir, who is best known in the blockchain space for his work on Ethereum as a researcher in blockchain tech and blockchain governance, will help CasperLabs in building a market leading protocol for performance, speed, and decentralization. He will provide analysis and research on the development of core algorithms and systems related to CBC Casper.

“I’m excited that CasperLabs has taken an interest in implementing a scalable blockchain protocol from the CBC Casper family of protocols, and hope that their efforts are both independently successful and put pressure on other projects (like Ethereum) to adopt the technology,” Zamfir said. “I am very grateful for CasperLabs’ support of my research and look forward to working with them to see it become a reality.”