The blockchain mystery

Coffee and bagel in hand this morning, I took a short introductory training on Blockchain technology. Very interesting training, by the way. A 30 minutes very well invested.

I wanted to improve my knowledge of this phenomenon that techno people know without really being able to explain it well. Many have heard about Bitcoins (crypto currency). It is very often in this way that we begin to take an interest in blockchain.

« By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data. It is « an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way »

But blockchain covers many more areas than currency. Here is a graph taken from the training.

My friends and colleagues in the public sector, I invite you to take a closer look at what blockchain could bring as an option to your information systems. People from the world of insurance and banks, there are many interesting things for you in this techno: smart contracts, loan management, etc…

The training I just took serves as an introduction to blockchain. It covers basic concepts such as terminology, big concepts, the advantages of blockchain, to name just a few. As it is offered by Amazon AWS people, it necessarily ends with short descriptions of AWS services that allow you to do blockchain.

Here is the link to this free and English course:

You can find information about Amazon AWS blockchain-related services right here:

I have a colleague who’s a blockchain expert, Quentin Kayila Massamba. He walks from conference to conference to talk about this topic he is passionate about. Let me know if you want to discuss with him the possibilities of blockchain for your organization.

Luc Pâquet

Translation made by the Amazon Translate service



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