#220 Manuel Araoz: Zeppelin and the Evolution of Smart Contract Development

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Published on June 23, 2019

Zeppelin Co-Founder and CTO Manuel Araoz joined us to discuss his journey from building one of the first non-financial Bitcoin applications in 2012 to improving development and security practices for Ethereum smart contracts. We discussed the OpenZeppelin framework, a library of audited smart contracts as well as their new project zeppelin_os. Through on-chain, well-vetted and upgradeable smart contracts zeppelin_os aims to make developing Ethereum applications both easier and more secure.

Topics discussed in this episode:
– Manuel’s journey in the blockchain space from proof of existence to BitPay to Streamium to Zeppelin
– Why Manuel moved away from a pure Bitcoin focus to working on Ethereum
– Why Zeppelin focuses on smart contract security
– How smart contract security evolved since the start of Ethereum
– The OpenZeppelin framework of audited Ethereum contracts
– Why zeppelin_os and standardized, upgradeable on-chain contracts are the next evolutionary step
– The core component of zeppelin_os: Kernel, SDK and markeplace
– The ZEP token and its role in zeppelin_os

Links mentioned in this episode:
– Zeppelin Website: zeppelin.solutions/
– zeppelin_os Whitepaper: zeppelinos.org/zeppelin_os_whitepaper.pdf

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Category :  Media 123
Tags :  Ethereum (ETH) , Pure (PURE) , Well (WELL)
  1. Monkey D Luffy

    Cheers Epicenter guys, I was literally waiting for this to come out, OpenZepellin is one of the cool projects !!

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