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The Blockchain Future of Web Infrastructure

6d9960b138cbf02b06baed135582573a?s=47 Dcent
August 30, 2018

The Blockchain Future of Web Infrastructure

- An introduction to Web 3
- Examples of blockchain projects
- Trends and predictions
- Next steps for you
- A disclaimer

As delivered at #Brighton #DevOps meetup



August 30, 2018

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  1. The Blockchain Future of Web Infrastructure David Lockie Dcent.tech @dcentagency

  2. • An introduction to Web 3 • Examples of blockchain

    projects • Trends and predictions • Next steps for you • A disclaimer Slides on speakerdeck.com/dcent What will you get from this talk? Dcent.tech @dcentagency
  3. Dcent.tech @dcentagency Multicoin Capital put this great graphic together that

    tries to assemble a web 3 stack. Intense. Introduction
  4. Dcent.tech @dcentagency Examples So let’s pick a few examples of

    how blockchain and cryptoeconomics could disrupt tech infrastructure. 1. Blockchains-as-a-Service 2. File storage 3. Compute power 4. Less obvious stuff Zooming out, longer term • How do today’s projects change the current web landscape, yes, but... • What new products and services will they let us build that we can’t yet imagine?
  5. Dcent.tech @dcentagency Blockchains themselves have specific properties that are directly

    useful to tech architectures, often for auditing applications at enterprise scale. Hyperledger is an open source project from the Hyperledger Foundation (c/o Linux foundation). OST is a public blockchain toolkit for businesses. ECOM is a local ecommerce middleware project. AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Oracle, SAP all have BaaS offers - also see BlockApps’ STRATO. BaaS Sony Education are using Hyperledger as a next-gen credentials platform
  6. Dcent.tech @dcentagency File Storage File storage and sharing has always

    been a contentious topic for the web - from Usenet and Napster to BitTorrent and onto cloud storage and CDNs. Filecoin, Storj, IPFS are all different projects using decentralised storage for web object storage, incentivised using cryptocurrencies and tokens.
  7. Image cred: https://www.quora.com/Is-Tesla-the-beginning-of-Sky-Net Dcent.tech @dcentagency Ethereum - the original blockchain

    app platform Golem provides a marketplace for idle CPU power to provide on-demand computing at any scale - current uses include rendering and machine learning. Dfinity - an unstoppable, decentralised, global supercomputer - what could possibly go wrong. Compute
  8. https://imgflip.com/i/1tw0ya Dcent.tech @dcentagency Multiformats - self-describing format values that aim

    to future-proof systems by avoiding protocol lock-in P2PLIB - modular network stack to run network applications free from runtime and address services, independently of their location IPLD - a single namespace for all hash-inspired protocols (git, Bitcoin, etc) Presearch is a decentralized search engine, powered by the community Handshake - decentralised DNS Less obvious stuff
  9. Don’t just take my word for it https://twitter.com/ico_analytics/status/ 1010082284370911232

  10. Dcent.tech @dcentagency • Tech giants will adopt/release/buy tokens e.g. Uber

    tokens (Rakuten already has) • Everything that can be Tokenized will be Tokenized • Shift towards purpose, authentic value creation, community curation and experience • Instantaneous migration between service providers and protocols • Businesses will expect near real-time, canonical data on which to base business decisions • The tech infrastructure of the web is about to get a whole bunch more complicated • The gap between engineers and consumers is going to grow even further - the killer blockchain app will be one that consumers don’t even know or care is blockchain Trends and predictions
  11. Dcent.tech @dcentagency • Read more about these projects • Take

    the free HyperLedger course: https://www.edx.org/course/blockchain-business-introduction-linuxfoundationx-lfs171x • Put some time into reading and learning about blockchain, CCs and DLTs • Consider how these projects and trends could benefit your tech architecture • Book a free briefing with me by emailing hello@dcent.tech What should you do now if you're interested in this talk?
  12. Dcent.tech @dcentagency DISCLAIMER: Blockchain isn't the right fit for everything

    and you need to do your own research. This is not financial advice. This presentation includes content published from countries all over the world. Persons who access it, agree to do so in accordance with their local laws. All opinions expressed by this author or others are solely the opinion of that individual, and should not be viewed as an endorsement or investment advice. You should not treat any opinion expressed here as a specific inducement to make a particular investment, or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of that individual’s opinion. Statements and opinions are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Dcent does not guarantee any specific outcome or profit. You should be aware of the real risk of loss in following any strategy or investment discussed. Strategies or investments discussed may fluctuate in price or value. Investors may get back less than invested. Investments or strategies mentioned may not be suitable for you. The material discussed here does not take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation or needs, and is not intended as recommendations appropriate for you. You must make an independent decision regarding investments or strategies mentioned. Before acting on information on this presentation, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances, and strongly consider seeking advice from your own financial or investment adviser.
  13. Thank you - Any questions? Dcent.tech @dcentagency Dcent is a

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