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The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is well known even outside of technology spheres of influence. Underlying Bitcoin however is Blockchain - a distributed ledger with some very special properties. These properties make Blockchain an ideal data store for all variety of applications, not just financial records. In this session, join IBM Developer Advocate, Kevin Hoyt, to understand blockchain terminology and unlock the potential for your business.
Centered around a web-based to-do list application, built on the Polymer 2 RC, topics covered will include spinning up your own Blockchain (Hyperledger Fabric 1.0) node, writing and deploying a "smart contract" to perform CRUD operations, and integration using Web standards. With proficiency obtained, you will also take a look at blockchain scaffolding tools. You will leave understanding where and how to use Blockchain technolgies, with the knowledge needed to get started.
Understanding Blockchain - Advanced
Kevin Hoyt is an IBM Developer Advocate. He focuses on cloud services, the Internet of Things, and cognitive applications. In nearly a decade of promoting IoT, Kevin has presented hands-on workshops and sessions to professionals and STEAM programs around the world. Based in Denver, CO, Kevin enjoys desktop fabrication (CNC, 3D printing, laser cutting), and general aviation in his free time.