ThunderCore scientist wants to deliver high performance and decentralized trust

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              CointimesatdownwithThunder’schiefscientist,ElaineShi,attheBlforcryptocurrencyandcontractsandiscurrentlyleadingThunderResearch(theresearchgroupatThunder).Herinterestincryptocamein2011butthreeyearsago,,“anewplaygroundwhereeverythingIloved,suchascryptography,distributedsystems,gametheory,andprogramminglanguages,reallycametogether.”Shiisalsothefirsttoco-authorpeer-reviewedpapersonBitcoinanddecentralizedsmartcewlydevelopedtechnologytotheacademiccommunity,butwhatcamefromthepaperwasmuchmore;Shiwasabletocrea“coretechnologythatenablesthisisanewconsensusprotocol,”ajointprojectwithlong-timecolleagueRafaelPass(whonowco-leadsThunderResearch).Thisprotocolconsistsofasimplefastpaththatisoneroundofvoting,ontopofastandardblockchain,whattheycallthe“slowchain.”Thefastpathconfirmstransactionsallthetimewithoutneedingtowaitforasing,“WhatIlikebestabouttheprotocolistheextremesimplicity.”ScalabilityhasbeenthebiggestchallengeforblockchaintechnologyasawholebecausethereareexcitingDAppsandalotofpublicityinthisarea,buttoday’sbloc,“therearealotofprojectsalsotryingtotacklethisproblembutwebelievewehavethebesttechnologyandanextremelystrongengineeringteam,sowebelievewewillbeamongthefirsttodeliverthisgoal.”。