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Dean Tribble presented a solution to the train-hotel problem at the Stanford Blockchain Conference. The train-hotel problem comes from Andrew Miller and demonstrates a difficulty with cross-shard communication. In the problem, we want to get a train ticket AND a hotel reservation - if we don’t get both, we want neither.
A popular npm package, event-stream, included malicious code that attempted to steal the private keys of certain Bitcoin users. At Agoric, we think this attack was entirely preventable, and the answer is POLA, the Principle of Least Authority.
We’re excited to reveal the proof-of-concept of our distributed smart contracts system.
Agoric is committed to making strong security easier to achieve. We are delighted to announce that Agoric has completed a seed funding round from the Zcash Company, Naval Ravikant, and Polychain Capital.