E. Dean Tribble, Agoric CEO, designed the negotiation process and contract for the first smart contracting system, AMiX. As a Principal Architect at Microsoft, he designed the Midori distributed object-capability operating system. As founder and CTO for Agorics (acquired by Microsoft), he developed the brokerage information system for Schwab’sactive traders, the WebMart system for electronic contracts, and the first electronic check project by the FSTC for the DoD. As CTO of VerifyValid and VP of Deluxe, his echeck systems have carried billions of dollars.
Dean is weaving together multiple blockchains to work together in a massive network. The ‘interchain’ is a collection of 50 blockchains connected by the Inter Blockchain Communication (IBC) Protocol that forms a network of distributed commerce. Usually, to bridge blockchains, there is a pseudo-trusted third party that intermediates communication between two blockchains. IBC is like TCP for blockchains – it handles the bridging securely and automatically without needing third-party parsing of data.