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Wednesday, September 12 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
PRO TALK: Building a RESTful API for the Ethereum Blockchain

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Reductively speaking, the blockchain is basically a linked list. A linked list is not a great web API. Nor is it very efficient for subset searches or filters. In short, it's not anything like the web APIs that we're used to from the past decade plus. Some tools exist: Infura, Etherscan, Web3, Geth, Parity. None of them are REST. None of them work the way that web developers are used to. What do we do about that? Stick the Ethereum blockchain into a relational database and build a RESTful API on top of it! 

It's called Eefio. It's free, unthrottled, and open source. It is compatible with Geth and Parity as a backend. It is not JSON RPC. It draws upon Twilio and Stripe as inspiration: humane, readable, support for many programming languages and frameworks, great documentation in multiple human languages. This talk will tell the story of building it. The challenges, opportunities, solutions, and work left to do.

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Shane Becker

Founder, Eefio
Shane Becker is the founder of Eefio, a RESTful API for the Ethereum blockchain. He has been using Ruby and Rails since 2006 and making websites since 1995. He has spent time as a product manager, an open source cheerleader, designer, and developer. He has organized many events of... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Workshop Room 3