Vlad Zamfir is a researcher and developer best known for his work on cryptoeconomics, proof-of-stake, and blockchain sharding.
Since 2014, Zamfir has been a researcher with the Ethereum Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports the development of the Ethereum platform. He is the lead developer of the Casper protocol upgrade, the initial version of which was published in November 2017. If successful, Casper would shift ether from being a proof-of-work coin to a proof-of-stake coin and help achieve large-scale network scalability.
Zamfir earned his Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of Guelph in 2012. He is an active blogger amd speaker about crptoeconomics, and is also concerned about ethics in the use and governance of blockchain technology.