The ConsenSys Mesh Applied Research and Development division is embedded within the wider community of researchers driving innovation in the network of protocols around Ethereum. ConsenSys Mesh R&D grew out of the clear need to scale blockchains like Ethereum by helping solve the toughest challenges in usability, capacity, security, and performance. Our team collectively has over four decades’ worth of experience pioneering Web3 protocols, systems and ecosystems that are pushing the needle of decentralization forward. Read more about our different projects below.
The Baseline Protocol is an open source initiative that provides a standard framework for enterprises to enable multiparty coordination, without revealing sensitive information. Through advances in cryptography, messaging and blockchain technology, the protocol enables confidential and complex collaboration between parties without putting any sensitive data on-chain. You can learn more about the protocol, how to contribute to the development and adoption and how to baseline your products and services here. The most recent project conceived by the Baseline framework is TreeTrunk, an NFT platform that introduces a novel multilevel royalty and lineage scheme for artists, creators, collectors, and others interested in the NFT space. Find out more here. To find out more about Baseline, you can contact Sonal Patel.
Team Zero is a team dedicated to rapidly building prototypes with Web3 technologies and testing them in real environments to gauge their desirability, feasibility and viability in specific markets. Their current projects include Datapult, a web3 based storage app for iOS, and NFTix, an NFT based ticketing system for sports and music. The team is made up of Brian Chamberlain and T.J. Chmielewski. You can find out more about their projects here.
The Quilt team helps accelerate top priorities in Ethereum. The team currently leads the migration from the Ethereum Yellow Paper to an executable specification that will serve as the new canonical definition of the execution layer of Ethereum. This will help the EIP (Ethereum Improvement Proposal) process to better define change proposals in the protocol. Additionally, they are researching and prototyping improvements to the Ethereum protocol, producing proposals such as EIP-4444, EIP-4488, and EIP-3074. The Quilt team consists of lightclient, Sam Wilson, Ansgar Dietrichs, and Somu Bhargava. You can find their Github here.
The Magmo team’s work encapsulates a multi-phase effort to bring modern state channels to Filecoin to enable retrieval systems for storage. Their research and implementation work on state channels can be found here. This will become increasingly important as Ethereum’s TPS (transactions per second) increases through scaling. The Magmo team also collaborates with other R&D teams in the ecosystem on matters related to Layer 2 bridge rollups to Ethereum mainnet, and advises projects focused on state channels. The team is made up of Mike Kerzhner, Alex Gap, George Knee, and Colin Kennedy.