Dean Tribble has been the CEO of Agoric for almost three and a half years. Before starting Agoric, Dean had a strong background leading software projects. He worked at VerifyValid as a CTO for almost a decade, spent a couple years at Deluxe Corporation and before that he worked as a Principle Architect at Microsoft, working there for nine and a half years.
Dean explains that Agoric’s VM is technically consensus-agnostic and early on they contemplated launching on a different platform. He goes on to say that, “Our view of the world has always been “islands of synchronous transactions in a world of loosely-coupled async communication”. That aligns well with the architecture and ethos of Cosmos. After a few conversations with the core Cosmos team it became clear that their ethos of loosely coupled sovereign chains was very aligned with ours. The IBC protocol was designed in part based on previous work from the Agoric team, and so you could say that we like it :). We believe in a multichain world and think IBC connectivity will be critical to this ecosystem evolving. With the coming Gravity DEX, I think that’s going to ramp up sooner than most people think.”
Conversion from Solidity
Userbase and Token Incentives
Cross Browser Compatibility
Who Benefits from Agoric
There are many industries that will benefit from Agoric, as far as developing on Agoric, Dean explains that, “Certainly “experienced programmers” is our focus first (which includes student hackers!) . With the additional features like offer-safety, ability to program with standard tools like VSCode, etc. our system will certainly be more welcoming to new developers. But the focus is entrepreneurial devs with relevant experience (e.g., fintech) and an eagerness to build and deploy something fast.”
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How To Get Involved
There’s a lot of ways to get involved with Agoric, you should definitely check out the resources at the bottom of this article. Dean adds,
“If you want to come build on us:
- Check out our Beta for an early glimpse of our Treasury
- Join our Discord to connect with us on what you’re building. The development and product team (and I) are there to help
- Keep your eyes peeled for developer bounties being posted soon”