Interoperable, Scalable Blockchain Protocols

Last week I attended the Wanxiang Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai. There were a number of sessions but one that really stuck with me was about potential scaling solutions for distributed consensus protocols. There is a concept of polyglot persistence which essentially means certain databases are meant for certain reasons. You have SQL database, noSQL … Continue reading Interoperable, Scalable Blockchain Protocols

Salesforce DX Platform Development

Salesforce DX is a new integrated experience designed for high-performance, end-to-end agile Salesforce development that is both open and flexible. Before Salesforce DX, all custom objects and object translations were stored in one large Metadata API source file. Salesforce DX solves this problem by providing a new source shape that breaks down these large source files … Continue reading Salesforce DX Platform Development

How to setup and build Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Applications

This is an introduction to how to configure and launch the Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 permissioned blockchain network on an Ubuntu 16.04 Virtual Machine on AWS. If you want to skip configuring the VM/images check out the IBM Bluemix Fabric managed service: https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/blockchain/ Below is the command line steps in addition to links to additional guides on … Continue reading How to setup and build Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Applications

Web3, Solc, IPFS and IPLD

Web3: JavaScript API for interacting with the Ethereum Virtual Machine Solidity: Smart Contract Programming Language IPFS: Distributed File System This is a quick introduction to calling the Ethereum Virtual Machine using the web3 API, compiling Solidity Smart Contracts, and traversing content addressed data structures on the Interplanetary File System. These are some of the core … Continue reading Web3, Solc, IPFS and IPLD

2017

We are on the edge of the future - seeing the emergence of technology that we dreamed of years ago; AI powered bots, Holographic GUIs, autonomous vehicles, decentralized application networks. It's happening fast. There is new form of distributed world consciousness of truth in the internet, it enables people to come to distributed consensus about … Continue reading 2017

How to Build HoloApps

The Microsoft Hololens enables an entirely new immersive experience with computing. There is yet another digital layer that we have the ability to tap into and build upon. It is profound when you deploy a holographic model from your 2D computer to the 3D world. What makes the hololens different from other types of computing … Continue reading How to Build HoloApps

CryptoTrends

This article is about what hasn't been in the headlines in the crypto space. By crypto space I mean: cryptographic currencies, decentralized ledgers, distributed consensus protocols and thee / a blockchain protocol. It is fast pace, riveting, real-time, global; it never sleeps. From the highly anticipated Halvening, to the Rise of Ethereum and the Fall of … Continue reading CryptoTrends

MicroSaas

This post is from my time at the Consensus 2016 Hackathon a few months ago. The consensus from the 2016 Hackathon was that smart contracts and decentralized applications will drive blockchain innovation and businesses into the future. This year’s hackathon was held in the heart of Times Square at Microsoft’s Technology Center. I would say … Continue reading MicroSaas