Blockchain! I don't know what it is... but I MUST need it!

Apparently “Blockchain” is the new NoSQL. With lots of startups deciding to take lessons learned from Bitcoin, and create software platforms useful to “everyone”! I smell another Mongo. I’m not the only one either. BitX Beyond The Blockchain BitX is the Coinbase (Bitcoin exchange) for South Africa, and their blog dives into the interest over block chain. The post also links an article that is PERFECT for explaining why Blockchain is probably NOT what you want in your project: MultiChain – Avoiding a pointless Blockchain project

As clients come to you screaming that they must have blockchain, remember that they also screamed “we must have NoSQL!” in the past. New technologies are great, but we need to stop becoming obsessed over every new tech that comes out. You don’t see plumbers tossing out the toolbox every time a new tool comes out. Being a geek is great, being a kid is not. The tool you need may be as uninteresting as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or something similar. That’s not a bad thing though. Try finding a blockchain expert to fix your problem when things go south…