Úno 09

Tendermint to Unveil UI, Demo First Blockchain Apps

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Vancouver, B.C. — ​Attendees of the San Francisco Block Chain Conference at Mission Bay Conference Center will be witness to the unveiling of a blockchain­building architecture modeled for the world of enterprise software development.

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San Francisco­-based Tendermint is behind a novel architecture allowing for the creation of blockchain technologies through a simple and intuitive platform, and will unveil their blockchain manager user interface (UI) and demo its first simple blockchain applications at the Block Chain Conference this week.

Dustin Byington, co-­founder and president of Tendermint, said: “Reception has been really positive. The ease of application development and ability to program your blockchain applications in any language is a huge selling point.”

“Additionally, a big differentiator is that Tendermint is much more general than other asset-­based architectures. This allows us to handle a broader set of use cases, such as those involving lines of credit — a necessity for verticals like foreign exchange.”

“Tendermint’s blockchain architecture is unlike anything out there, and we’re confident of the design choices we’ve made” ​said co-­founder and CEO of Tendermint, Jae Kwon. “We look forward to demoing a few apps running in various languages this week, and finally revealing our blockchain manager UI.”

Since the Tendermint project began in 2014, it has evolved from a token-­based competitor to Bitcoin to a more modular design offering the flexibility in programming today’s industries seek.

“The Tendermint Blockchain Platform is built for the demanding and complex world of enterprise software development. It is fast, secure, scalable, modular, and regulator friendly,” said co­-founder and chief technology officer Ethan Buchman.

“But while our platform is enterprise grade,” said Kwon, “we seek to lower the barrier to entry to blockchain application development and welcome developers of all kinds. Often the hardest problems are solved in garages.”

Tendermint’s apparatus offers potentially greater security than what Bitcoin’s blockchain can provide. The platform uses classical Byzantine fault­tolerant consensus, a model adapted from academic research. Additionally, it is much faster because it uses quorums and public-­key cryptography to secure the ledger, rather than electricity and hash­-mining.

For more information on Tendermint visit: www.Tendermint.com.

About Tendermint

Tendermint is an open source blockchain development project that removes the previous complexities associated with blockchain development so that large institutions, as well as smaller, independent programmers can create their own blockchain technologies easily and efficiently.

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Jae Kwon, ​co-­founder and CEO of Tendermint, created Tendermint to save the world from needlessly wasting electricity to secure distributed ledgers. Along the way he realized that using quorums and cryptography instead of energy and hashing affords many advantages such as speed and scalability.

Dustin Byington​, co-­founder and president at Tendermint, Dustin worked at Goldman Sachs through the financial crisis which opened his eyes to the many problems within the banking industry. After getting his MBA he turned his efforts towards solving these longstanding problems through the use of blockchain technology.

Ethan Buchman​, co-­founder and chief technology officer at Tendermint, Ethan sees consensus algorithms as a 21st century means of binding humanity; driven to empower humans with new ways to coordinate and reach agreement at scale.

Peng Zhong​, front-­end engineer at Tendermint and one of the few designers that can code ‘unicorns’. Peng is motivated to spur blockchain adoption by creating easy to use and beautiful user interfaces.

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Led 29

SF Block Chain Conference by Lighthouse Partners to Feature More than Just Bitcoin

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Block Chain

The Block Chain Conference is a cryptocurrency agnostic conference. Rather than focusing on Bitcoin exclusively, the Block Chain conference focuses on “accelerating the development and deployment of blockchain based approaches by global businesses.”

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The Block Chain Conference: When and Where

Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, the conference will be held at Mission Bay conference center, located on the campus of UCSF Mission Bay of San Francisco. Produced by Lighthouse Partners, Inc., “a business and technology consulting firm advising on positioning of innovative enterprise technologies,” the conference will feature Peter Harris as Conference Chair.

The Block Chain Conference will be held at UCSF

The conference is tailored for senior business innovation and product marketing executives, as well as senior technologists from companies deploying enterprise IT systems; this kind of people are the ones expected to attend. You must be 18 years or older to attend, without specific dispensation.

The highlight of the conference will come from IBM’s keynote, being delivered by Global Blockchain Offering Director John Wolpert, titled “How to Make Block Chain Real for Business.” Providing IMB’s point of view on the potential that block chain technology has, it will focus on the company’s collaboration with The Linux Foundation.

IBM will also be joined by likes of AlphaPoint, Gem, Overstock.com, and Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, just to name a few.

“A key mission of The Block Chain Conference is to educate business innovators and technology architects from companies deploying enterprise IT on the potential benefits and challenges of leveraging block chains, distributed ledgers and smart contracts, with lots of reality and zero hype. – Conference Chair Peter Harris”

16 additional presentations will be given in addition to the IBM keynote, with topics ranging from Bitcoin’s place in corporate and personal payment settings, Etherum involvement within Microsoft Azure, as well as Factom blockchain technology uses.

As Bitcoin and the block chain both become words that are spoken more often, it is good that we to see conferences like this one pop up with a focus on introducing new people to cryptocurrency technology, compared to conferences that focus solely on Bitcoin. If interested in signing up for the conference, the rate of the entrance is $495 online and $595 at the door.

Will you be attending? Which presentation are you most excited to hear about? Let us know in the comments below!


Images Courtesy of The Block Chain Conference.

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