DeveloperWeek New York 2020 DeveloperWeek New York 2020

Blockchain & Fintech

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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OPEN TALK: A User-Centric Identity Model for the Web
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Locke Brown
Locke Brown
NuID, CEO
Ethan Landau
Ethan Landau
NuID, Head of Strategy & Operations

Identity on the web isn’t so much broken as it is non-existent. With no universal identity layer for the Internet, services and applications have resorted to building walled-garden identity models that have no use on the broader web. The result: a fragmented identity experience across services and a near-constant cycle of major password breaches.

The root cause of this siloed identity model is the way we authenticate users today. In this talk, we will examine this relationship and discuss how technologies such as blockchain and zero knowledge cryptography can be used to build a more secure, user-centric, and universal identity for the web.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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OPEN TALK: Helping Developers Build Trust, Utility and Liquidity with Blockchain
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Michael Zochowski
Michael Zochowski
Ripple, Head of RippleX

Blockchain has revolutionized the technology industry—yet the barrier to entry has left many developers without a path to connect to the world of crypto despite its emergence as the next wave of technology. How can developers forge a path to adoption when walking through uncharted territory? In this workshop, Michael will discuss how to move the dial for developers to connect, communicate, program, while building trust, utility, and liquidity for a blockchain powered economy. The RippleX open-source platform, which targets a network of more than 20 million developers globally, allows developers to get started with blockchain, without needing to know the nuances of the underlying protocols. Michael can discuss how a platform approach is moving the industry forward to improve the way that developers transact using protocols such as the XRP Ledger, Interledger and PayID, and what that means for the broader world of finance.

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OPEN TALK: Enterprise Blockchain Meets the Open Source World
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Peter (Yingxi) li
Peter (Yingxi) li
R3, Developer Relation

Summary: To share how R3 brings an enterprise grade blockchain software to the open source communities and how we help the community participants build their blockchain solutions.

Agenda:
1.Brief introduction of Corda and client case
• Technical overview and architectural benefits of enterprise blockchain
• Client case study, with a brief demo.

2.R3's approach to reaching out to the OS community, and how R3 increases the developer experience for OS project Corda?
• Project Braid: Braid is an open source tool that we had developed with an external team aiming to streamline the Corda developers’ deployment process. It starts a Vertx web server, automatically reads in the Corda application, and exports an API template. The API template can then be used to generate the API library using OpenAPI-genrator, which is another open source tool. The process can generally shorten the development cycle by at least 15%.
• In-house projects: We have developed multiple tools that help our developers have a better experience. This includes a web IDE and a Corda VSCode extension. I will share our journey of making such tools available to the communi

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OPEN TALK: Engineering Decentralized Apps with Node.js
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Jacopo Daeli
Jacopo Daeli
GoDaddy, Lead Software Engineer

Blockchain has undoubtedly broken the Internet in the past few years. This technology enabled developers to disrupt not only financial systems but also virtually every industry. Blockchain gave rise to the development of Decentralized Apps. Dapps have interesting properties: they are fault tolerant, auditable, open source, and there is no central control after they're deployed. They also incentivized people to run them with currency that's worth money.
This presentation is about building a Decentralized App with Node.js on top of the Ethereum network using Truffle and web3.js.