Zarko Milosevic, Tendermint, consensus & verification


December 11th, 2020

44 mins 59 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode we talk to Zarko Milosevic, the lead researcher at Informal Systems, which develops tools to simplify the operation of organizations by leveraging open-source development, plaintext data, and distributed version control systems. They are a contributor to the Tendermint codebase, concentrating on protocol design, and formal verification within distributed systems.

Along with Zarko, we discuss software development, formal verification, determinism and cycles in the life of software development. We talk about consensus algorithms, their vision and their evolution. Zarko shares his vision on the effect of software and automation scripts on our lives in the future and how such software can make our lives more efficient. We talk about assurance audits and how they can help us to evaluate software in the blockchain space. And finally about the alignment of personal values and company goals. Towards the end we discuss how decentralization is a spectrum and look into Zarko's vision of companies of the future.

Cosmos is a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus. Cosmos is an ecosystem of blockchains, the TCP/IP of the space, that can scale and interoperate with each other.

The mission of Informal Systems is a vision is an open-source ecosystem of cooperatively owned and governed distributed organizations running on reliable distributed systems to bring verifiability to distributed systems and organizations.

The projects that have been mentioned in this episode:

| Tendermint | Cardano | Substrate | Informal systems | Cosmos | Lazy Ledger | Google | Ethereum | Peggy | Ethermint | IBC |

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