Second State builds the next generation open source “operating system” for the cloud and the decentralized web. The Second State Virtual Machine (SSVM) is a WebAssembly runtime optimized for server-side applications. It works seamlessly with existing application frameworks, such as Node.js, but provides a secure and lightweight runtime at native performance. It is a managed alternative to native code, and is ideal for building AI and big data microservices. The SSVM also powers decentralized applications as the execution engine for leading public blockchains, such as Ethereum 2.0, Ethereum Classic, Polkadot / Web3, Oasis, and CyberMiles. Second State is a Venture Capital backed startup with offices in USA, Taiwan, Mainland China, and Australia.