161: Cypherium with Sky Guo
Sky Guo is the CEO at Cypherium, a highly scalable and robust smart contract platform. Their design features a joint Proof-of-Work (PoW) and HotStuff (Also adopted by Facebook's Libra) consensus mechanism that can achieve thousands of transactions per second without sacrificing decentralization. Cypherium also implements a Turing-complete virtual machine for smart contracts that runs on Java, the most widely-utilized and reliable programming language in the world. This enables democratization of the development of smart contracts and lowers the barrier to blockchain adoption for existing enterprise.