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PRO: Blockchain APIs [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 12

9:00am PDT

PRO TALK: How to Move Mt. Fuji with Blockchain!
Blockchain has many innovative uses. How would you use Blockchain to move Mt. Fuji? In this session, you will learn how Blockchain can be used for industries that find it hard to implement Blockchain. We will go through some examples of Blockchain case studies and its impact on industry. It is a session in easy to understand words with less jargon and more information on Blockchain and crypto currencies.

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Gautam Gupta

Group Manager, Intuit
I am an experienced Architect in fintech industry. As an experienced, highly capable technology leader, I specialize in building motivated engineering teams and creating highly scalable fintech platforms and big data solutions. I’m responsible for Lending Club's ICM Engineering... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Workshop Room 3

10:00am PDT

CANCELLED - PRO TALK: Building Blocks Using Lamden’s API’s
Making a blockchain from scratch is no simple task. In fact, Bitcoin, Litecoin, ZCash, and Dash all share 90% of the same code for this very reason. We’re looking to show people how easy it is to develop and create new custom blockchains and apps. We want to show the full power of Lamden. For this proposed session, we want to dive into Lamden’s unique smart contract application to develop distributed applications which includes blockchain. This technical session will show developers how to build your own blockchain from the ground up with Lamden’s extensive customizable tools written in Python. What is Lamden? Lamden is focused at being the first end-to-end development suite for blockchain applications. We do not focus specifically on smart contracts on a pre-existing system, but rather creating new and custom blockchains and decentralized systems that are not encompassed within the application space of smart contracts. Those who know a thing or two about smart contracts know that there is a limited subset of what they can do. The tools that Lamden is making supersede that subset and expose a development environment wherein any type of decentralized application can be developed. Lamden is an open source Python-based blockchain network and development suite. Our blockchain was written entirely in Python and will be released, for free, to the community near the end of the year. Lamden's goal is to put easy to use blockchain tools in the hands of developers. We’re looking to showcase our emerging technology for a technical workshop at this year’s APIWorld Conference.

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Stuart Farmer

Partnerships, Lamden
With Web application development at an all-time high, unlimited libraries and tutorials, very little innovation has been made in the Blockchain industry. At Lamden, we’re building the first end-to-end development suite for blockchain applications. With the integration of our tools... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Workshop Room 3

11:00am PDT

PRO TALK: Blockchain Protocols with Social Impact
Great companies aren't here just to make money. They exist to change the world. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies are making this possible at a never-before-seen scale. This panel discussion will focus on Blockchain protocols that are opening new avenues for social good, and it will highlight how developers are participating and driving new innovation on the protocols. We will discuss the fundamental protocols that the panelists work on, how those protocols contribute to social good, and the token economics that reward participants/developers and innovations to the protocol.

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Nic Meliones

Chief Product Officer, BEN
NIC MELIONES / Chief Product Officer, BEN Nic is the Chief Product Officer at BEN. BEN is a secure identity protocol that allows trusted parties to exchange sensitive information. Previously, Nic founded and was CEO of BitWall, a Bitcoin startup, for 4+ years, until it was acquired... Read More →
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Ryan Scott

CEO & Founding Partner, Akoin.io
Ryan Scott is the Founder and Chairman of ICO Impact Group. As an advisor and investor in many companies he is focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency funded pro-social startups.    He also most recently became the CEO and co-founder of Akoin, a cryptocurrency and dapp store for... Read More →
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Clarence Wooten

Founder, CEO, STEAMRole.org and RoleCoin.io
I'm a serial internet entrepreneur who has been creating and building Internet startups since 1998. Back then I was co-founder and CEO of ImageCafe.com, an online superstore of prefabricated websites for small businesses. ImageCafe was acquired for $23 million by Network Solutions/Verisign... Read More →
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Heidi Yu

Co-Founder, CEO, Boost Insider & BOOSTO.io
Heidi Yu, CEO & Founder of Boostinsider and BOOSTO, Serial entrepreneur. MBA graduate from Seattle University. After exiting e-commerce platform Pocomaru, she founded Boostinsider at the end of 2014, providing in-depth data analytics for 350,000 active social media influencers covering... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Workshop Room 3

1:00pm PDT

PRO TALK: An Introduction to Hedera Hashgraph APIs for High Transactional, Secure, and Fair Application
In this presentation Simi Hunjan, Developer Advocate at Hedera Hashgraph, will present an overview of the apis for three services that run on top of the Hedera public network, cryptocurrency, distributed filed storage, and smart contracts. She will talk about the three tenets that make Hedera Hashgraph the ideal distributed ledger on which to build your dapp - speed, security, and fairness. Simi will also demonstrate how easy it is to build a distributed application that takes advantage of this functionality. In addition, attendees will receive exciting exclusive development updates on Hedera. If you are a Solidity developer already, or proficient in Java, this is the presentation for you! 

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Simi Hunjan

Developer Advocate, Hedera Hashgraph

Wednesday September 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Workshop Room 3

2:00pm PDT

PRO TALK: Designing Blockchain APIs for Edge Computing
Edge computing and blockchain technologies are two information technology trends sweeping into use in today's IT and IOT computing environment. Their need is driven by the need for speed, reliability and security at the edge in applications in fintech, retail, supply chain, factory automation, smart cities, driverless cars etc. In this talk we will examine these needs and how blockchain can support the edge in a cloud free or intermittent cloud environment while maintaining trust and coordination. We will look at the vendors in this providing APIs allowing developers to build new powerful edge centric applications.

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Sesh Raj

President, dsapps inc
Sesh Raj is President of DSAPPS INC an IT solutions provider focusing on building next generation ‘Distributed Smart Apps’. Beginning his career with HCL, Control Data and Intel in key business and engineering roles Sesh has vast experience in bringing to market innovative new... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Workshop Room 3

3:00pm PDT

PRO TALK: Building a RESTful API for the Ethereum Blockchain
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