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Improving blockchain developer experience by streamlining the software framework

At Oasis we’re building a blockchain for the real world. That starts with improving blockchain’s core technology with a scalable architecture that can support enterprise workloads and confidential smart contracts that keep data private and secure. But it can’t end there. If we expect blockchain to see meaningful adoption, we need to not only overcome blockchain’s technical hurdles, we must also solve a unique set of usability issues.

Blockchains today are challenging to build on. They often require navigating complicated and nuanced user flows, learning a custom language, and having a deep understanding of blockchain technology. Our goal is to provide the properties of the Oasis blockchain, like integrity, confidentiality and immutability, without these requirements — to deliver the value of blockchain, but in a development environment that looks and feels just like a traditional cloud platform. …


This year saw intensifying concerns around privacy.

As data collection capabilities increase and companies collect unprecedented volumes of user data, the scale, frequency, and impact of data breaches have likewise amplified. These breaches, which have degraded consumer trust and led to increased government scrutiny, are the result of inadequate data protection and insufficient restrictions around data sharing and use.

As the value of data rises, it will become increasingly important to strike a balance between using data and protecting privacy. Failure to do so results in data silos, which greatly diminish the value of data for innovation and societal benefit. …


This year saw intensifying concerns around privacy.

As data collection capabilities increase and companies collect unprecedented volumes of user data, the scale, frequency, and impact of data breaches have likewise amplified. These breaches, which have degraded consumer trust and led to increased government scrutiny, are the result of inadequate data protection and insufficient restrictions around data sharing and use.

As the value of data rises, it will become increasingly important to strike a balance between using data and protecting privacy. Failure to do so results in data silos, which greatly diminish the value of data for innovation and societal benefit. …

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Dawn Song

Professor in Computer Science at UC Berkeley; Research in AI, Security, Blockchain; Serial entrepreneur

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