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Building a Blockchain in Erlang

Ulf Wiger | GOTO Copenhagen 2019

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The Aeternity Blockchain is an ambitious Open Source venture, developing a system where the most exciting features in the blockchain space come together as first-class objects. In this talk, we will illustrate with architecture highlights and implementation details what this means, and how we chose to build it in Erlang.

This talk in three words

  1. Erlang
  2. Blockchain
  3. Architecture

What will the audience learn from this talk? The talk gives an introduction to blockchain technology, seen through the eyes of an Erlang programmer. In particular, som lesser known aspects of state channels are covered.

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding? Some code examples - not essential for understanding.

Prerequisite attendee experience level: Level 200

About the speakers

Ulf Wiger
Ulf Wiger

Erlang old-timer and opera singer (tenor)