Miguel de Icaza is very well known for his work on Mono (an open source implementation of .NET) and Xamarin (a cross-platform mobile framework). He is also a keen supporter of WebAssembly, having seen its potential as a runtime far beyond the web browser - “WebAssembly is an incredibly exciting space, and every day it seems like it opens possibilities that we could only dream of before.”
WebAssembly is becoming increasingly popular as a blockchain and serverless runtime. However, it is also gaining traction in the Internet-of-Things space. This video is an open conversation between a number of WebAssembly / IoT experts - well worth watching.
This article is part of a wider series, it’s relatively introductory in nature, outline the goals of WebAssembly. However, it does do a good job of describing why this technology is such a good fit for Ethereum and blockchain.
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