The Next Frontier: Blockchain meets Object-Capabilities taking place in San Francisco July 3

GRAVITY, the newest project from the Economic Space Agency is bringing together experts to discuss a “post-blockchain” future in San Francisco’s Alamo Square district on July 3 beginning at 6 pm.

Panelists will discuss how the blockchain can improve its support of both privacy and security. One promising avenue, object-capabilities, will be discussed. They are backed by a secure computational model that could give token holders the safe ability to perform operations in a scalable distributed system which supports privacy.

The panel will be moderated by Michael Casey, who works at MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative. A co-author, along with former Wall Street Journal colleague Paul Vigna, of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order, Mr. Casey worked at the WSJ for almost 20 years.

Panelists include:

Mark S. Miller: The Foresight Institute’s senior fellow, Mr. Miller is a computer scientist known for his work on the 1979 hypertext project Project Xanadu.

Zooko Wilcox: The cofounder and CEO of privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash, Mr. Wilcox has played significant roles in projects like DigiCash and has more than 20 years of experience in cryptocurrency, information security and startups.

Brian Warner: Mr. Warner is a cofounder of Tahoe-LAFS, a free, decentralized, distributed data store and file system.

Jorge Lopez: The CTO of the Economic Space Agency, Mr. Lopez is all GRAVITY’s lead architect. He has more than 15 years of experience developing web applications and has been a consultant in fintech, cryptocurrency and smart contracts.

“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,” Mr.Lopez said. “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.”


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