Wei Tang is a core developer at Parity Technologies, where he works primarily on Substrate and Ethereum-related projects like Parity-Ethereum and the Substrate EVM module. A prolific Rust developer, he also worked on the Ethereum Classic team writing an implementation of the EVM in Rust (SputnikVM), and has authored several Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs). Tang's side projects include Solri and Kulupu, which bring proof-of-work censensus to Substrate.
January 16th, 2020 | 43 mins 50 secs
blockchain, ethereum, polkadot, web3
In this episode, hosts Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity) and Phil Lucsok (Product Communications Manager, Parity) speak with Wei Tang (Core Developer, Parity) about his work on several Ethereum- and Substrate-related projects. They discuss Tang’s experience working on Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and Substrate, including innovative proposals for account versioning, backwards compatibility, and bridging and merging different Ethereum chains, as well as the future of ETH 2.0 and the broader Ethereum community.
Tang is known among his peers as an exceptionally gifted and prolific developer, having built the SputnikVM Rust implementation of Ethereum from scratch just by reading the Ethereum yellow paper (without looking at other clients), and having created the Substrate EVM implementation in just a few days.