The Economic Space Agency’s (ECSA) newest project, GRAVITY, is announcing “The Next Frontier: Blockchain meets Object-Capabilities” event, which will bring together some of the most renowned names in the Blockchain industry to explore a “post-Blockchain” future. GRAVITY is being built to create next-generation Blockchain applications with object-capabilities technologies. The event will feature an expert panel delving into the core properties of Blockchain and why Blockchain alone is not enough to fully enable the future of decentralization. The event will take place in partnership with the Foresight Institute from 6pm to 9pm, in San Francisco’s Alamo Square district.
The panelists will discuss how Blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin and other digital currencies, can go beyond its current state to better support both privacy and security. They will discuss a promising direction: object-capabilities, which are backed by a secure computational model that may give token holders the ability to safely perform operations in a scalable distributed system that support privacy. The panel will bring together some of the world’s most distinguished experts in the fields of Blockchain and object-capabilities to discuss how these technologies can be used in combination to develop a platform that expands upon Blockchain’s key features of decentralization and security.
The panel will be moderated by Michael Casey, a Blockchain expert who currently works for the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. As a financial journalist with the Wall Street Journal for nearly two decades, Casey covered global economic trends, including the rise of digital currencies, and has authored four critically-acclaimed books, including The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order, a comprehensive overview of digital currencies that he co-authored with his former Wall Street Journal colleague Paul Vigna.
Panelists include Mark S. Miller, a Senior Fellow at the Foresight Institute; Zooko Wilcox, CEO and Co-founder of Zcash; Brian Warner, Co-founder of Tahoe-LAFS; and Jorge Lopez, Chief Technology Officer of the Economic Space Agency. Miller is a leading computer scientist who is well-known for his work on the 1979 hypertext project called Project Xanadu. In addition to his role with Zcash, a cryptocurrency that emphasizes privacy, Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience working in cryptography, information security, and startups, and has held significant roles in projects like DigiCash. Warner is one of the co-founders of Tahoe-LAFS, a free, decentralized, distributed data store and file system. Lopez is lead architect of GRAVITY and has more than 15 years of experience developing web applications and has worked as a consultant in the fields of financial technology, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts.
Jorge Lopez, CTO of Economic Space Agency and lead architect of GRAVITY, said:
“We are honored to convene this panel, which features some of the most illustrious names in the cryptography and cryptocurrencies, to discuss a pressing issue that must be addressed to secure the future of Blockchain. As cyberattacks become increasingly prevalent, the limited scope of Blockchain technology, as it currently exists, leaves users vulnerable. By introducing object-capabilities to Blockchain, we can enhance security through greater decentralization of authority, providing an operating fabric that will revolutionize the field of distributed computing.”
Please see below more details about the symposium:
- Date: July 3
- Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Location: San Francisco, Alamo Square district (full address is available upon RSVP)
Mark S. Miller, Foresight Senior Fellow
Zooko Wilcox, Zcash
Brian Warner, Tahoe-LAFS
Jorge Lopez, Economic Space Agency/Gravity
- Moderator: Michael Casey, MIT Digital Currency Initiative
Click here to register – limited seats available.
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