This week we took a departure from our usual format to answer some questions from the Smart Contract Research Forum (SCRF) community. Our first episode touches on SCRF itself, and features questions posed to founder Rich Brown from researcher Chris Bates, who asked “What was the original idea that spawned SCRF? Have their been other attempts?”, Community and Engagement Lead Paul Zube, we asks “what is the most pressing problem space in web3 that SCRF is not yet in a position to facilitate that we should be building toward?” and finally, project manager Lorretta Sackey asks, “What are some reach goals for SCRF, and how do you envision getting there?”
- The organization evolved out of a series of conversations between Richard Brown and Chainlink founder Sergey Nazarov.
- Rich wanted to use web3 tooling to incentivize co-op like communities online, while Sergey was looking for a way to connect sophisticated startups with a research community solving.
- SCRF is the result: a community devoted to solving the last mile problem in research, how do you connect research to the people who need it and engage with it?