Fighting authoritarianism with blockchain and blockweaves - SLIDES - Code BEAM SF 2018

Sam Williams 25.04.2018

Slides available HERE.

Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Sam is the CEO of the Archain project, a system of permanent information storage. Sam has been building distributed systems with Erlang, from operating systems to web applications, for around 10 years. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Kent. When not hacking Erlang, Sam can be found climbing mountains and pondering geopolitics!


Fighting Authoritarianism with Erlang, Blockchains and Blockweaves

Article by Sam Williams

Using Erlang’s process-centric approach enabled Sam and his team to quickly design and implement the Arweave network. A component of their approach was to build an extensive testing framework utilising Erlang’s message passing and lightweight threading model, simulating networks under realistic conditions on a vast scale.