Vlad Zamfir

Vlad Zamfir

Formal First Name

Vlad Zamfir is a Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, a global blockchain network designed to run smart contracts and decentralized applications. Vlad is an Ethereum developer and Ethereum Foundation member most notable for being a co-founder of the protocol. A blockchain architect of cryptoeconomics and consensus protocols, he has been researching proof-of-stake implementations in anticipation of Ethereum’s transition from proof-of-work. The current model he has been perfecting is called correct-by-construction Casper. Vlad is a key contributor to ETH 2.0. He is working on blockchain efficiency and scaling, and is interested in governance and privacy solutions.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Vlad researches crypto economics and proof-of-stake for the Ethereum Foundation and CasperLabs.

  • Vlad is the lead developer of the Casper protocol upgrade, where he has been working on the analysis and specification of proof-of-stake blockchain architecture since 2014.