Introductions for the Eth1.x research group

  1. Griffin Hotchkiss (@gichiba most places)
  2. Writing (technical), documenting the state of 1.x research for a wider audience, asking basic questions.
  3. I’ll follow the pulse of what lines of research seem the most fundamental, which at the moment I believe is stateless clients.
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  1. John Adler
  2. Solving the scalability problem
  3. On the Eth 1.x front, optimistic rollup and improvements to the base chain for rollup schemes, which make state growth a non-issue in practice
    1. Multi-threaded data availability and data pre-processing (research) (first EIP of several)
    2. Integrating data availability proofs to get sharding scalability without sharding (research)
  1. Martin Lundfall
  2. Formal semantics (beacon chain), hevm, spec writing
  • Statelessness
  • Concurrent tx processing
  • EVM evolution
  1. Matt Garnett
  2. Eth2 virtual machine, stateless execution, and EE design
  3. Understanding the needs of Eth 1.x to help advocate for eth2 VM design decisions
  • Thomas Jay Rush
  • TrueBlocks
  • I’m just going to be a watcher. I suspect that stateless clients will make recovery of transaction histories from previously unmonitored addresses in a decentralized way much more difficult if not impossible. Need to educate myself, though.
  1. Sina Mahmoodi
  2. ethereumjs/ewasm
  3. stateless execution, eth1 EE
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  1. Guillaume Ballet
  2. Go-ethereum dev, ewasm
  3. Areas:
    3.1 State management features
    3.2 Using WASM to increase feature adoption speed
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  1. Casey Detrio
  2. Ewasm
  3. Cross-chain (eth1 <-> eth2) interop / integration
  1. Tim Beiko (@timbeiko on twitter/telegram/etc.)
  2. Product Manager on Hyperledger Besu, an Eth1 client
  3. Specific areas of research you are interested in:
    3.1 ETH 1.0 sustainability (state growth issues, statelessness, etc.)
    3.2 ETH 1 -> ETH 2 transition
  1. Trent Van Epps (trent_vanepps on twitter)
  2. Working at Whiteblock on community and product marketing.
  3. node incentivisation, making nodes easier to run, stateless paradigm, the whole 1x effort and the transition to eth2 as well
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  1. Stefaan Ponnet ( @sponnet on twitter / github / telegram / … )
  2. Product development at AVADO ( - pre-installed blockchain node hardware
  3. areas of interest:
    3.1 point-and-click solution (a.k.a. a wizard) to set up and maintain a residential ETH1.x node
    3.2 create incentives for running hardware at home - making running a node easier

Hopefully not too late to the party here.

  1. Diederik Loerakker (@protolambda)
  2. Eth 2.0 researcher, bridging between implementation/phase0 things, and then some light-client/ssz/related things. Python/Go all day.
  3. Everything related to eth2 encoding/merkle proofs, stateless clients, and eth2 spec <> eth2 client support.
  1. Wil Barnes
  2. Multi-Collateral Dai
  3. Stateless Ethereum, Eth2 transition
  1. Brian McMichael
  2. Smart Contracts @ MakerDAO
  3. Unstoppable code. Stakeholder incentives.
  1. Paweł Bylica
  2. C++ / Aleth / EVM / Ewasm / EVMC
  3. EVM and execution engines, testing, fuzzing, APIs
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  1. Wei Tang
  2. Parity Ethereum dev
  3. Backward compatibility, EVM optimizations
  1. pinkiebell (:joy:)
  2. Layer-2, at the moment.
  3. Anything that helps against arbitrariness in systems that are serving people.
  1. Joel Dietz (@fractastical)
  2. Writing (technical)
  3. My interests, in order of importance
    a. Reputational systems (Green Ether, 2014)
    b. Evolution of Jurisprudence (crypto-law)
    c. Accessibility (wrote the initial devgrant for Metamask)

Please respond to this thread with a brief introduction. Suggested things to include:

  1. Who are you: Stan Kladko, CTO Skale

  2. What do you working on:

    Mostly working on SKALE Proof of Stake consensus engine, as well as on SKALE ETH-compatible agent skaled

  3. Specific areas of research you are interested in.

    I am interested in mathematics of decentralized distributed systems including blockchain and alternatives structures (DAGs, storage etc)

Who are you: Davide Battaglia, PhD student

What do you working on:

Mostly working on issues on permissionless blockchains

Specific areas of research you are interested in.

I am interested in stateless clients to mass adoption