Evolution of Smart Contract Development

Manuel Araoz discusses a Mark S Miller like approach to improving computer security.

Through on-chain, well-vetted and upgradeable smart contracts zeppelin_os aims to make developing Ethereum applications both easier and more secure.

Zeppelin Co-Founder and CTO Manuel Araoz joined us to discuss his journey from building PoEX.io page one of the first non-financial Bitcoin applications in 2012 to improving development and security practices for Ethereum smart contracts.

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Topics discussed in this episode: - Manuel's journey in the blockchain space from proof of existence to BitPay to Streamium to Zeppelin - Why Manuel moved away from a pure Bitcoin focus to working on Ethereum - Why Zeppelin focuses on smart contract security - How smart contract security evolved since the start of Ethereum - The OpenZeppelin framework of audited Ethereum contracts - Why zeppelin_os and standardized, upgradeable on-chain contracts are the next evolutionary step - The core component of zeppelin_os: Kernel, SDK and markeplace - The ZEP token and its role in zeppelin_os

Links mentioned in this episode:

- Zeppelin Website: site - OpenZeppelin Framework: org - zeppelin_os: org - zeppelin_os Whitepaper: paper