Fantom (FTM) announces latest addition to Fantom Person
Ghost (FTM) announces the latest addition to the “Fantom Person” in the person of Professor Bernhard Scholz, who will join Fantom as Director of Research on May 1, 2022.
Speaking on Scholz’s capabilities, Fantom states that ”his research focuses on smart-contract execution, security, and performance. He has published extensively on programming languages and blockchains and has a strong understanding of the Fantom platform.”
Professor Scholz is the co-founder of SUN Microsystems Labs in Brisbane, where he helped build the Perfect bug tracking project, and the creator of Souffle, a static program analysis language widely used by companies such as ‘Oracle to detect security bugs in Java. JDK.
On assumption of the role, Scholz will lead all Fantom research initiatives, including work on improving consensus. He will also lead a team of researchers and developers who are working on a brand new middleware stack and Fantom Virtual Machine (FVM) to boost smart contract security and performance.
Earlier in March, Yearn.Finance developer Andre Cronje announced he was calling it quits along with developer Anton Nell, while tweeting that they were “terminating” 25 projects.
The Fantom Foundation clarified this as miscommunication in a released statement.
Fantom tells the story of growth
According to WhalesStatsFTM is also back in the top 10 tokens bought by the top 100 ETH whales in the past 24 hours and is trading at $1.32 at press time.
As previously covered by U.Today, Fantom (FTM), a Layer 1 blockchain platform that powers decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, reported a 4,200% increase in smart contracts deployment since February 2021.
He notes that the number of verified contracts deployed increased from 111 registered in February 2021 to 4,677 in February this year, representing a 42-fold increase.