Michael Chen
Jul 5 · 2 min read

By Michael Kong, Chief Information Officer


  • Made number of fixes into tests to allow Travis effectively control quality of PRs
  • Restored `testnet` test in Travis
  • Identified a number of quality issues with recently added code into go-lachesis, fixed some and reported the rest as issues
  • Developed a schema of possible Byzantine attack on go-lachesis and reported it as an issue
  • ASCII scheme optimization
  • Adding Prometheus to `src/poslachesis/docker`
  • Cache to posnode.store
  • edits PR#207 “ASCII optimization”
  • Adding of metrics
  • Analysis of causes of node crashes
  • Check pool of connections PR#238
  • Writing a package for metrics PR#220
  • Handler for prometheus PR#220
  • Refactoring of `common` and `crypto` PR#213
  • Logging changes in `proxy` PR#229
  • The problem of delivering blocks of
    consensus PR#223
  • Change kvdb to bolt PR#239
  • Refactoring and merge of PR#202, #203, #204
  • PR#206 changes
  • PR#218
  • PR#213


  • Begun integrating Raft into our Rust implementation
  • Started designing how modifiers will be _called_ in memory and how to use placeholder statement
  • Similar work with functions to make them work with modifiers
  • Refactored code to remove unnecessary complexity by using default null values instead of complicated Result<Option<Value>, Error> types when code/type generating
  • Developed solutions to resolving expressions with side effects


  • Conducted research into feasibility of DAG-based asynchronous consensus architecture that able to track node failure
  • Upskilled internal expertise in TLA+
  • Researched TLA+ consensus specs
  • Started a Coq development of the theory of Concurrent Common Knowledge intended as a dependency for proofs about our DAG consensus; using CertiChain and ToyChain as reference
  • Completed Constitution for governance for the Fantom mainnet
  • Formalised Fantom’s Permission-less Proof of Stake into a technical paper for publication

Fantom Foundation

Fantom is the world's first DAG based smart contract platform.

Michael Chen

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Chief Marketing Officer @ Fantom Foundation

Fantom Foundation

Fantom is the world's first DAG based smart contract platform.

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