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.