The Evolution of Blockchain from Crypto to DApps

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I remember buying my first bitcoin back when it was still hovering around ~$100. It’s an understatement to say things have sure changed – and, not just in terms of what Bitcoin is now worth (market cap just under $1 trillion), but also with the ecosystem, exchanges, trading/investment vehicles, and flood of other blockchains and respective cryptocurrencies that followed. From the paper that started it all came an avalanche of ideas and innovation embracing fundamental paradigm shifts in how transactions, currency, digital assets, and even applications can be viewed and utilized in a different way. Blockchains

Although I wish I could go back in time and follow-through with plans to sell all my assets and go all-in with Bitcoin, I am still excited for the future and what’s to come from what started with the first implementation of blockchain with Bitcoin to what has now morphed into something larger. In this short post, I talk about the initial use of blockchain with Bitcoin and how it has evolved beyond its initial use for digital money or cryptocurrencies into a platform for decentralized apps (DApps). Continue reading “The Evolution of Blockchain from Crypto to DApps”

Web3, DApps, and Cloudflare IPFS and Ethereum Gateways

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One of the interesting areas I’ve been reading-up and working on past few months has been Web3. Web3 can be viewed as a new iteration of the Web incorporating technologies that exhibit characteristics of decentralization, trustlessness, immutability, inherent verification, while also providing transparency. Additionally, Web3 moves away from the aspect of a single entity controlling user data such as we’ve see in the current Web 2.0 model. That’s a mouthful, and I’ll briefly explain some more below and also follow-up with an additional blog post going into more details when time is more on my side :-). Continue reading “Web3, DApps, and Cloudflare IPFS and Ethereum Gateways”