Stanford Professor Joins Layer Zero Protocol Bringing Eco-Efficient Crypto Farming

Job Appointments | October 26, 2021 By:

Subspace Labs, the distributed research and development company behind the Subspace Network, has appointment of Dr. David Tse to its advisory board.

Subspace is a layer zero protocol that is fully interoperable with any layer one, allowing it to serve as an infrastructure layer for the entire Web3 ecosystem. Based on years of original R&D, Subspace claims to be the first protocol to truly resolve the blockchain trilemma, providing an open, scalable platform for both storage and compute. Subspace currently supports Polkadot and Kusama, with more networks coming soon.

Tse, who is also a distinguished professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, brings extensive expertise as a leading researcher in the areas of blockchain scalability, security, and sustainability. Subspace Labs has already incorporated many of Dr. Tse’s ideas into the design of the Subspace Network, and will now work with him more directly to properly implement key elements of his research.

Tse’s research resolves a key aspect of the blockchain trilemma by allowing for secure scaling with decentralized participation in consensus but it does not account for the problem of decentralized storage and synchronization of the blockchain history, often referred to as blockchain bloat. This problem stood out as a central issue during the Bitcoin Civil War and is a key reason why Ethereum has since resisted attempts to increase on-chain transaction throughput. Because Subspace’s PoAS consensus already handles blockchain bloat, when combined with Dr. Tse’s research, it is the first protocol that is able to fully resolve the blockchain trilemma.

“It’s such a privilege to work with a researcher as brilliant as David; we are so excited to have him personally involved in the application of his ideas,” said Jeremiah Wagstaff, Co-founder and CEO of Subspace Labs. “Since auditing David’s graduate course on scaling blockchain last year, much of his research has been built into Subspace, now we can be sure it’s implemented correctly.”

“While Subspace is an interesting protocol in its own right, it has been even more exciting to see how they have adapted and extended the body of work I’ve contributed to,” said Tse. “I look forward to collaborating more closely to help realize the dream of a secure, scalable, and decentralized blockchain!”