Post MVP Mix, Blockchain

Blockchain has been an extremely hot topic of conversation over the lasat 12-18 months. I vividly remember a conversation with co-worker around 2012 about crypto currency and it’s potential during a global economy that was not too excited about the green-back.

Of course, the crypto currency at the head of the conversation was bitcoin.
I was introduced to Ethereum and a broader use of the blockchain concept at the MVP Mix event.  In particular the smart contract functionality of the blockchain platform.  In a nutshell, Smart Contracts allows a developer or user to create a set of rules for each transaction to occur.  For example, if you are attempting to purchase a car, before your funds are released on a specified date, access to a key and vehicle is required.  And vice-versa, before a key and vehicle is accessible on a specified date, funds must be accessible by the seller.  In theory, the idea is to minimize fraud and help improve transparency of a transaction.

 

For futher reading check out some of these post:

https://blockgeeks.com/guides/smart-contracts/

https://www.coindesk.com/information/ethereum-smart-contracts-work/

https://www.coindesk.com/making-sense-smart-contracts/

https://hackernoon.com/what-on-earth-is-a-smart-contract-2c82e5d89d26

A gentle introduction to smart contracts

dalain

About dalain

Dalain is a senior web application developer, entrepreneur and speaker that specializes in Technology for Businesses, STEM, StartUps, and Economic Development. As well as running a business and writing, he spends time volunteering in the community, supporting Black Businesses, listening to underground hip hop, and helping those in need.