Welcome to the #7 edition of Rust in Blockchain, the hypest newsletter about the hypest tech. Previous: #6.
This month we see a trend, in blockchain and across the Rust ecosystem, of projects quickly picking up stable async/await support and migrating to tokio 0.2.
For those interested in a great overview of the future distributed-web landscape, Kyle Samani of Multicoin Capital published a new edition of their “The Web3 Stack”. Not Rust-specific, but an evocative, illustrated, piece describing their vision of what a distributed world-wide-web, built on blockchain technology, could look like.
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Happy blockchain new year, Rustaceans!
Each month we like to shine a light on a notable Rust blockchain project. This month that project is…
Zebra is an implementation of Zcash in Rust. It also appears to be the future of Zcash.
Originally developed by Parity, based off their bitcoin client, for the Zcash Foundation, Zebra was announced in July 2019. In late August development was begun from scratch, to take advantage of modern Rust idioms, to divorce the design from that of bitcoin, and to use a different license. The current version of Zebra is developed by Deirdre Connolly and Henry de Valence(who also co-authors a number of high-profile Rust cryptography libraries).
So now there are two Rust implementations of Zcash, including parity-zcash (which presumably inherits the original Zebra codebase).
According to the Zcash Foundation roadmap, in the future Zebra will be “the bedrock of our engineering output”. So it seems like Zcash is all-in on Rust!
Rust is awesome for blockchain, y’all.
The news this month is dominated by a poll on how to fund future Zcash development.
Mark Zuckerberg has a big Libra problem by Gavin Wood. Libra is too closely tied to megacorporations to succeed. Platforms built to be open and free will outperform Libra.
Hold Tight, Here Come the Blockchain Wars by Gavin Wood.
Jan 8, 2020 | San Francisco, US
Jan 15, 2020 | Online
Feb 1-2 | Brussels
Feb 29 | San Francisco, US
Centrifuge | Berlin, Germany; Remote
Consensys | Europe; United States; Remote
CyberCoders | Boston, San Francisco
imToken | Singapore; Hangzhou, China
Interledger | San Francisco, US; Remote
IOHK | Europe
Jsgenesis | Oslo, Europe; Remote
Kraken | Berlin, Germany; Remote
Leger | Paris, France
MixBytes | Remote available
NEAR | Remote, San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Moscow
Nervos | San Francisco; Hangzhou, China; Remote
OneinaMil | New York City; Remote
Parity | Berlin, Germany
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