Why become a Block Advocate?
Are you a software engineer, a full stack developer, a developer advocate, or anyone who generally understands tech better than most of the people around you? Yeah; me too.
What’s the problem then?
The problem is, there are lots of ways to spend one’s time in technology, especially as a coder. There’s much to learn and while many of us had our heads down working on React Web Applications, React Native Mobile Apps, Elastic Search, Relational and NoSQL databases, CI/CD, devOps, and tons of other tech; a small part of the software engineering ecosystem was moving toward Blockchain based applications. I had heard of Bitcoin, but I didn’t take the time to really dig into it and Blockchain until the end of 2020.
Time To Move Past Lamenting
Blockchain technology is the underlying infrastructure for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Cardano (ADA). The blockchain utilizes a lot of the existing technologies that we already know and love as technologists and software engineers so it’s not difficult to come up to speed; especially as it relates to public/private keys. Yes, the same public/private keys we’ve been utilizing to provision user accounts on OpenSSH servers for years. Furthermore, the blockchain is essentially an immutable append only log, like Kafka.
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