This is a blog for techies who (almost) missed the blockchain train. Hmm, I also need to write a song “the blockchain train,” it just sounds so good!
I’m a bit late to the blockchain/Bitcoin party, and when you made it past the previous line I assume you are too!
No worries, there is still plenty of time to add blockchain technology to your skillset. I am confident that what we see happening now is just the very beginning of a decentralized Internet. So even though we feel we are late, we can still catch the blockchain train. Especially because you and I are pretty smart! Right?
My approach to educating myself is two-fold:
The code will, of course, be open source and available here: blockchaintrain.
BTW this is not a tutorial; it’s just a journal of my activities.
I’m reading three books in parallel right now (next to the online article here and there):
I’ll keep you updated on other books or articles I read.
The first version of this blog (you’re reading it now) is a statically generated blog with Pelican*, and I uploaded the files to my server with SSH.
So my progress towards a fully decentralized blog is 0/100!
Excellent! That means there is still a lot to discover.
In the next article, I will describe how I made a first step: load the content of the blog from a decentralized file system.
*: if you don’t like Python, you can use Hugo (Go) or Jekyll (Ruby) or any one of these. Let me know if you follow along with a different site generator, and I’ll add it to this blog.
If you want to play along and contribute, please leave a note in the comments or tweet to me @pors!
Continue reading here, part 2 of the Blockchain train journal: Picking a Decentralized Storage System.
Originally published at decentralized.blog.