At first glance, there is a tension between decentralization and interoperability. However, we at Cramium believe they are not inherently opposing goals. Developing the right initiatives in infrastructure and standards can enable better functionality and better business, without sacrificing independence and decentralization.
Standardization and interoperability are particularly important in semiconductors, where high NRE is required to bring a solution into being. Harmonizing between designs and markets leads to many benefits, such as:
- Better economics, because fixed costs are amortized over more uses.
- Better security, because solutions receive scrutiny from a larger community with multiple points of view, and problems fixed in one use case will benefit others.
- Better customer experiences, because standard interfaces mean less customization for each usage.
For these reasons, Cramium is committed not only to bringing semiconductor solutions to market, but to being an active participant in relevant ecosystem developments. Stay tuned for further collaboration, but some early activities are:
Blockchain Commons. Cramium is a supporter of Blockchain Commons
Cramium participated in BCCs first Silicon Salon. And Cramium is preparing to present in a second Silicon Salon in late Q3.
The Airgapped Wallet Community. Currently, linking a cold wallet to your platform of choice requires a pairwise integration (i.e., custom to each choice of cold wallet and platform), despite the fact that almost exactly the same set of information is being exchanged in every case. The Airgapped Wallet Community aims to improve this situation by documenting and recommending best practices for transmission of messages between hot and cold cryptographic wallets.
Github contributions. Cramium is committed to supporting Open Source software development. As an example, Cramium recently contributed Python version of LifeHash under BSD license.