Multi-Protocol Enterprise Blockchain Computing

The Enterprise Blockchain Computing market is growing rapidly with Fortune 500 companies forming their internal teams to develop blockchain applications that create separation in their respective industries. Yes, there is a difference between protocols, that is clear. Being directly worked or incentivized into a specific protocol or vendor is not advantageous to the enterprise customer.…

Consensus 2018 Hackathon

  The consensus from the 2018 hackathon was: there are a number of emerging blockchain technology platforms that are focused not on the protocol level but on creating additions to the base protocols these are workbenches, platform tooling, application environments There was a number of different hacks that were built over the weekend focusing on…

Means of State Replication

The means of developing replicated state machines. Decentralized and permissionless state replication as well as distributed application specific state replication are defining the next era of computing. Replication of data on distributed systems using leaders and workers, distributed micro-services and containers, peer-to-peer blockchain protocols, UTXOs, and digitally enforceable agreements and agents. Blockchain is the next…

2018

There is a shift that is happening; it is rooted in the rapid expansion of decentralized cryptographic protocols. Public private key pairs are becoming common use for securing/storing digital assets, providing proof, determining truth. Where our data lives, who owns the data, and who can that change data are all questions that are being asked.…

Thoughts on Bitcoin

Bitcoin is. The security of bitcoin as a protocol is derived from the quantum properties it uses as a secure informational state machine. The state transitions can be trusted based on pure mathematics. Elliptical Curves Digital Signatures Proof-of-Work Bitcoin as a system is the most powerful machine / computer in the world. It has already…

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…

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…

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. If you want to skip configuring the VM/images/network from the command line check out: IBM Blockchain managed service: https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/blockchain/ AWS Blockchain Template: https://aws.amazon.com/blockchain/templates/getting-started/ If you want to build out the network and spend time…

IPLD Resolvers

This was in my drafts from a few months back, right when I got really excited about IPFS, content addressing data, and the potential future applications that will be built on the protocol. Content addressing is a true computational advancement in the way that we think about adding and retrieve content on the web. We…

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…