What would it take for blockchains to enable people and businesses everywhere better, trusted and innovative financial foundations?
In the first part of the presentation, I will briefly recall the Diem story, June 2018-January 2022. I joined the Diem project (it was named Libra back then) in 2019 as CTO and stayed until its closing. I will explain the stablecoin structure Diem built over a purpose-built blockchain.
In the second part, I will switch gears and talk about my current role as chief research officer at Chainlink Labs. Chainlink enables smart contracts to interact with the real world and to reduce trust in centralized intermediaries. I will provide a glimpse into Chainlink Labs technology and a research outlook.
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Dahlia Malkhi is a research and innovation lead in broad aspects of reliability and security of distributed systems with focus on blockchains and advances in financial technology. Co-inventor of HotStuff, co-founder and technical co-lead of VMware blockchain, co-inventor of Flexible Paxos (the technology behind Log Device), creator and tech lead of CorfuDB (a database-less database driving VMware’s NSX-T distributed control plane), and co-inventor of the FairPlay project.
Chief Research Officer of Chainlink Labs since Q1/2022. From 2019 to 2022, served three roles in the Diem(Libra) project: CTO at the Diem Association, Lead Maintainer of the Diem open-source project, and Lead Researcher at Novi. In 2014, after the closing of the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab, co-founded VMware Research and became a Principal Researcher at VMware until June 2019. Prior to that, over two decades of research contributions spanning industrial research at Microsoft Research, 2004-2014, and at AT&T Labs, 1995-1999; and as a tenured Associate Professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999-2007.