CryptoNews Podcast

#302: Dean Tribble, CEO of Agoric, on Distributed Systems, JavaScript in Crypto, MetaMask Snaps, and Institutional Adoption of DeFi

January 22, 2024 cryptonews.com Episode 302
CryptoNews Podcast
#302: Dean Tribble, CEO of Agoric, on Distributed Systems, JavaScript in Crypto, MetaMask Snaps, and Institutional Adoption of DeFi
Show Notes

Dean Tribble is CEO of Agoric OpCo, the software development company supporting Agoric, the JavaScript smart contract platform, and Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain. Dean drives the vision to build a safe and composable JavaScript smart contract platform to onboard the next 14M+ developers into Web3.

An OG Cypherpunk and pioneer in distributed systems and smart contract technology, Dean, co-designed the negotiation process and contract for the first smart contracting system, AMiX. As a Principal Architect at Microsoft, he co-designed the Midori distributed object-capability operating system. As founder and CTO for Agorics (acquired by Microsoft), he architected the brokerage information system for Schwab’s active traders and the WebMart electronic contract system for SunLabs. He was CTO of VerifyValid and VP of Deluxe, where his echeck systems have carried billions of dollars.

In this conversation, we discuss:
- Hardened JavaScript
- MetaMask Snaps
- Building the first smart contract in 1989
- History of distributed systems
- Getting acquired by Microsoft
- Babylon integration for bitcoin time stamping
- Agoric partnership with BitGo
- $BLD and $IST
- Institutional adoption of DeFi

Agoric
Website: agoric.com
X: @agoric
Telegram: t.me/agoricsystems

Dean Tribble
X: @DeanTribble
LinkedIn: E. Dean Tribble

 
 
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