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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