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What is WebAssembly? By Some of its Creators

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Published on Aug 16, 2019

WebAssembly (WASM) is the first standard for software that runs anywhere. This is a series of interviews with Andreas Rossberg (co-designer of WASM, DFINITY), Ben Tizer (WASM Team Technical Lead, Google), and Bradley Nelson (Chair of W3C WASM Working Group, Google)

WebAssembly is a portable low level software development standard designed to replace Javascript. Beyond the browser, WebAssembly is a system that allows software to be written once and run on all common hardware platforms, making it possible to eliminate the siloing of applications on specific platforms - IOS, Android, Windows, Mac.

WebAssembly is also designed in such a way that makes it perfect for programming blockchain applications. It is also part of the execution layer of the DFINITY platform.

About DFINITY:
The DFINITY project was formed to research ways of enabling public decentralized networks to host a virtual computer of unlimited capacity. This rests upon a new blockchain computer that is similar in concept to Ethereum but has vastly improved performance and ultimately, unlimited capacity.

Follow DFINITY:
Blog: http://medium.com/dfinity
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dfinity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dfinity.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dfinity
Reddit: http://reddit.com/r/dfinity
Telegram: https://t.me/dfinity
Rocket.Chat: https://dfinity.rocket.chat/

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