Facebook Director of Engineering Joins ChainLink Advisory Board

Evan Cheng is the creator of LLVM, recognized as a global standard for generating secure low level machine code.

ChainLink, a decentralized Oracle network, has added Facebook’s Director of Engineering Evan Cheng as an active technical advisor.

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Cheng previously created LLVM, which is relied upon by all Apple iOS and Mac devices to run their secure lower level machine code. It also plays a key role in how secure lower level machine code is run by some of the world’s leading technology companies, that depend on running secure tamper-proof systems.

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ChainLink CEO Sergey Nazarov said: “We’re lucky to be working with a technical visionary like Evan, his contribution to how low level machine code is able to securely run many of the services we all use today, makes him a valuable authority about how to make decentralized infrastructure that is also highly secure.”

The ChainLink whitepaper research was led by Ari Juels, former Chief Scientist at RSA and currently a well-known professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, as well as a Co-Director of IC3, an initiative of faculty members at Cornell University, Cornell Tech, UC Berkeley, UIUC, and Technion.

Nazarov added: “We’re thrilled to be working with a truly gifted academic, technical visionary, and overall great person like Ari, his contribution to both the traditional cybersecurity industry, and the newly emerging blockchain infrastructure are truly foundational.

Building ChainLink upon industry-leading, security-focused research places its approach in the strongest possible position to succeed technically. We expect that peer-reviewed, modular, and open source approaches like the ones laid out in the ChainLink whitepaper will allow us to create the secure and necessary connections between smart contracts and key external resources like data feeds, APIs, and various payment systems.”

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