Why I’m Building Zeppelin

The purpose of this post is to update my personal vision of Zeppelin and Zeppelin’s projects, as their founder and CTO. This is my own personal perspective, and some Zeppelin team members may not be aligned with my views.

Open source collaboration in the blockchain era: EVM packages

Smart contract development is still in its early days. We’re all still trying to figure out what it will look like and how to polish the developer experience.

The Global Coordination Machine

Few applications need blockchains. Distributed consensus makes each computational step very expensive. Only apps for which users are willing to pay such a cost will make sense in the new decentralized paradigm. But what makes an app need a blockchain?

ZeppelinOS Development Roadmap Part Two: Kernel & Contract Development Tools

As mentioned in our Development Roadmap Part One, the smart contract industry is in urgent need of the ZeppelinOS Kernel.

Announcing ZeppelinOS Labs: A Space for Community Involvement

The foundational layer of ZeppelinOS is the Kernel: an on-chain set of libraries offering common functionality and services that developers can call from within their smart contracts.

ZeppelinOS Development Roadmap: Part One

We’ve already discussed the technical details of ZeppelinOS and published a first draft of the whitepaper. Now, we'd like to introduce our development roadmap with an estimated timeline of when we'll distribute each component of the platform.

Evolution of Smart Contract Security in the Ethereum Ecosystem

In May of 2016, Peter Vessenes analyzed a sample of smart contracts published online to assess their complexity and security. His conclusion: “Ethereum contracts are going to be candy for hackers.” This observation was prescient, as just one month later The Dao hack occurred, resulting in the loss of 3.6 million Ether.

How the ZEP Token Powers ZeppelinOS

ZeppelinOS is an operating system designed specifically for smart contracts. It’s an open-source, decentralized platform of tools and services to securely develop and manage any smart contract application.

Technical Details of ZeppelinOS

ZeppelinOS aims to solve this problem. Based on our experience working to secure dozens of projects in the space, we are now building an open-source, decentralized platform of tools and services on top...

Introducing zeppelinOS: the operating system for smart contract applications

In the early days of computing, writing code into machines was a difficult and inefficient endeavor. There were few tools and resources available for programmers, and specialized magazine