Zilliqa is a smart contract platform featuring a sharded architecture that aims to address the scalability limitations seen in some other blockchains. Its sharded design allows concurrent chains to execute transactions in parallel, thereby increasing the overall capacity of the network. In addition to scalability, Zilliqa provides a smart contract layer to support smart contract creation by way of its native programming language, Scilla. The network reaches a consensus on transactions and contract executions through a hybrid Proof-of-Work-BFT mechanism. In recent weeks, it also introduced a staking system to increase the distribution of node operators.
0:00 Zilliqa progress since launch
5:20 Zilliqa core updates
10:42 Dapps on zilliqa, dev toolkits & stablecoins
19:55 Developer adoption strategies
27:20 Initiatives for builders – ZilHive, Zillacracy
32:11 Advantage of building on Zilliqa
35:48 HG exchange
42:00 Zilliqa Staking update
48:34 Non-custodial staking
52:26 Overall Zilliqa staking ecosystem
1:03:10 Plans for 2020
Name: Amrit Kumar
Position: President and Chief Scientific Officer
Bio: Amrit Kumar is the President, Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Zilliqa.
Focusing predominantly on areas of security, privacy and applied cryptography, Amrit’s research has been widely published at conferences such as IEEE/IFIP and IFIP TC-11 SEC. Amrit received his PhD from Université Grenoble-Alpes, France and was hosted at Inria’s Grenoble center.
Prior to his PhD, Amrit obtained a Master’s Degree in Security, Cryptology and Coding of Information Systems from École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et Mathématiques Apliquées de Grenoble, France.
Name: Arnav Vohra
Position: Developer Evangelist
Bio: Arnav Vohra is the Developer Evangelist of Zilliqa. Prior to joining Zilliqa, Arnav was co-founder and product head of Coinsafe, a multi-chain private key management and recovery solution. He also held roles at Gnosis (a Consensys spin-off focusing on prediction markets, multisig wallets) and Indian blockchain startup Biconomy.
Arnav holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Punjab Engineering College, and has been a staunch advocate for blockchain development right through his university years. Significantly, he has organised educational workshops and events at India’s top engineering colleges including IIT Roorkee and NIT Trichy.
Connect with Zilliqa
Zilliqa website: https://www.zilliqa.com/
Zilliqa community: https://t.me/zilliqachat
Zilliqa discord (developers): https://discord.com/invite/XMRE9tt