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Improving the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM 1.0, 1.5, 2.0)

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Improving the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM 1.0, 1.5, 2.0)

Duration: 00:52:16

Speaker: Alex Beregszaszi, Casey Detrio, Lane Rettig, Gregory Colvin, Danny Ryan, Paweł Bylica

Type: Panel

Expertise: Intermediate

Event: Devcon 4

Date: Oct 2018

This panel will consist of experts with deep experience designing and building both the current iteration of the Ethereum Virtual Machine, EVM 1.0, as well as various candidates for future virtual machines including EVM 1.5 (several improvements to the existing EVM) and Ewasm (a reimagining of the Ethereum Virtual Machine built using industry-standard WebAssembly technology). These experts will discuss the history and current state of EVM 1.0, the various improvement proposals that are on the table, and the various initiatives underway today. It will also touch upon harder, more controversial questions regarding the EVM 1.5 and EVM 2.0 (Ewasm) proposals. The panel will give audience members an opportunity to learn about how and why Ethereum and its smart contracts work the way they do today, to ask questions of the experts behind this design, and to participate in the conversation about the future of Ethereum--both the low-level virtual machine and the stack of developer tooling (such as Solidity) built on top of it.
About the speakers


Alex Beregszaszi

Alex works with the Ethereum Foundation as Solidity co-lead, ewasm team lead and ethereumjs contributor. He is really interested in virtual machine and language design.


Casey Detrio

Long-term contributor to EthereumJS, currently busy doing experiments on sharding R&D implementations.


Danny Ryan


Danny Ryan works with the Ethereum Research on casper+sharding research. He's actively involved with the Eth2.0 design and implementation.He's a major open-source believer, contributor, and evangelist. When chatting with developers, he's just as likely to be explaining proof of stake as he is to be explaining how to get started in contributing to open-source.


Lane Rettig

Independent core developer

Lane Rettig is an independent Ethereum core developer and a member of the Ewasm team, which is focused on building the execution engine for Ethereum 2.0 and sharding. He is engaged in independent research on user experience and developer experience design, governance, and social scalability. He is also the founder of Crypto NYC, a Manhattan-based co-working community dedicated to making Web3 and blockchain technologies accessible to all humans.


Paweł Bylica

Team member

Paweł is a contributing member of the Ewasm team, focused on Hera and EVMC, and also a member of the cpp-ethereum team, focused on the aleth client.

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