EEA Member Highlight with Wanchain’s Vice President of Engineering Dr. Weijia Zhang


As an EEA member, Wanchain is a part of the EEA group of organizations working to advance Ethereum and drive {industry} adoption. Within the Q&A under, the EEA interviewed Dr. Weijia Zhang, Wanchain’s Vice President of Engineering, about how the group contributes to the Ethereum enterprise ecosystem. Dr. Weijia Zhang serves because the EEA’s Regional Head in China and the EEA’s Crosschain Interoperability Working Group Co-Chair.

Please introduce your organization and your self briefly.

Wanchain’s mission is to drive blockchain adoption by means of interoperability. We accomplish that by constructing crosschain infrastructure that connects the world’s many siloed blockchain networks. The aim of this infrastructure is to empower builders to construct decentralized crosschain functions that energy the way forward for Web3.

I function the EEA’s Regional Head in China and Co-Chair of the EEA’s Crosschain Interoperability Working Group, the place I lead and promote the event of crosschain interoperability requirements. It ought to come as no shock that Wanchain goes to nice lengths to make sure that our crosschain infrastructure abides by the very best practices established by the EEA. 

At Wanchain, I lead the design of infrastructure. I’ve intensive R&D and engineering expertise in blockchain, cognitive sciences, computational fluid dynamics, software program modeling, pc applied sciences, and industrial requirements. Through the years, I’ve revealed greater than thirty analysis and technical papers and have secured greater than twenty patents in pc and digital know-how. I additionally train sensible contract growth on the College of Texas at Austin and just lately co-authored a textbook entitled Blockchain and Ethereum Good Contract Resolution Improvement.

What first introduced you to the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and why did you resolve to develop into a member?

Wanchain has been a member of the EEA since 2018. Very early on, we realized that interoperability was a prerequisite to the widespread adoption of blockchain options. We additionally knew that it was necessary to have formalized finest practices and requirements. As such, aligning ourselves with each Ethereum and the EEA was an apparent determination. The EEA’s mission is complementary to our personal and the EEA’s member-driven tradition creates unbelievable alternatives to alternate concepts with and be taught from different {industry} specialists whereas selling the necessity for interoperability all through the Ethereum ecosystem and blockchain {industry} at giant. We are able to consider no entity that’s higher suited to steer the event of research-based finest practices and requirements than the EEA, which is spurring technical innovation and blockchain adoption. 

What are you at the moment engaged on almost about Ethereum? How will end-users profit out of your work? 

Wanchain’s crosschain infrastructure contains a sustainable Layer 1 proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain and a decentralized, wide-area community of blockchains. The Wanchain Layer 1 PoS blockchain is a full Ethereum-like surroundings that works with industry-standard Ethereum instruments, dApps, and protocols. Wanchain’s vast space community of blockchains is a decentralized system of direct, non-custodial crosschain bridges connecting greater than 18 completely different Layer 0, Layer 1 and Layer 2 networks, together with each EVM and non-EVM blockchains.

We have been among the many first to deploy bridges to Ethereum and have pioneered a wide range of mechanisms which can be commonplace immediately, together with however not restricted to the lock-mint-burn-unlock mechanism. We have been additionally the primary to deploy decentralized direct bridges connecting Bitcoin and Ethereum. Now, we proceed to make incremental enhancements to our infrastructure whereas rising the variety of supported chains and transaction varieties with out sacrificing safety and decentralization. Whereas end-users can and do use our bridges to switch fungible tokens and NFTs throughout our vast space community of blockchains, the true profit to end-users comes from builders who leverage our infrastructure to construct decentralized crosschain functions and inventive use circumstances. 

After all, Wanchain continues to work carefully with the EEA to submit EIPs geared toward bettering interoperability. We additionally recurrently publish papers formalizing use circumstances for crosschain functions, finest practices for crosschain safety, finest practices for decentralization, and extra.

How will the EEA improve your group’s present efforts?

The EEA has been invaluable in connecting its members and offering alternatives to share data and experience. We stay up for the EEA persevering with to develop its enterprise and schooling outputs in order that specialists industry-wide can proceed to be taught concerning the newest enterprise and technical improvements. As well as, I’ve lengthy been captivated with schooling. So, for me, probably the most attention-grabbing EEA applications are academic in nature, for instance, the assorted academic webinars and EEA Working Teams and Curiosity Teams. The EEA’s primers, academic seminars and topic-specific Working and Curiosity Teams additionally habitually end in necessary takeaways that profit Wanchain, EEA members and the Ethereum enterprise ecosystem. 

Study Extra and Join with the EEA

The EEA permits organizations to undertake and use Ethereum know-how of their day by day enterprise operations. We empower the Ethereum ecosystem to develop new enterprise alternatives, drive {industry} adoption, and be taught and collaborate. Be a part of us and contribute to our work!

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Dr. Weijia Zhang and Tej Anand revealed the ebook “Blockchain and Ethereum Good Contract Resolution Improvement”. This ebook is written for each enterprise and technology-oriented readers. The primary a part of the ebook helps readers perceive blockchain structure, core parts, and enterprise semantics and functions. The second a part of the ebook helps readers be taught concerning the Ethereum blockchain and write sensible contracts with Solidity and construct decentralized functions. This ebook is revealed by Springer/Apress and is offered by means of Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


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