On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Protocol Labs Research hosted our inaugural ConsensusDay 1. This day-long research symposium, held on the Stanford University campus, was dedicated to the topic of consensus protocols and included twelve presentations from consensus researchers as well as workshop discussions.
Given the high-bandwidth discussions and cross-pollination of ideas that occurred at ConsensusDay 1, Protocol Labs Research will hold more of these events in the future. We will also soon be announcing other day-long research conferences on assorted topics. We will make future research event announcements on this blog.
Lastly, we would like to note that the Protocol Labs Request for Proposals (RFP) program currently has an open RFP, offering up to $200,000 to solve the Secret Single-Leader Election problem described here. We welcome all applications before the March 13, 2019 deadline.
We look forward to continuing the conversation and working together to advance the state of consensus research. Onward!