21 March 2023 · 0 min read

John Shutt, Smart Contract Engineer at UMA, on Encrypted Messaging Systems, DAO Governance, and more


John Shutt is a smart contract engineer at UMA and co-founder of the Across Protocol, a secure and decentralized cross-chain bridge. He has been working on cryptocurrency and encrypted messaging systems for over a decade.

In this conversation, we discuss:

- Encrypted messaging systems
- UMA 2.0
- UMA staking
- Data Verification Mechanism
- Hardened security systems
- Solutions for on-chain transactions based on off-chain voting decisions
- DAO governance
- Oracles
- Across Protocol
- Owning 11,000 books
- SVB Meltdown
- Optimistic Oracles