A cautionary tale of reinventing the wheel and history repeating itself in the name of blockchain…
Recently, at the European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC) 2018, I delivered a talk titled ‘Lessons Learned from Integrating with Blockchain Identity Providers”. It’s probably the only time I’m going to give this talk, and it seemed to go down well if only as a cautionary tale, and as an example of past mistakes and failed technologies repeating themselves.
You can find the original slides on SlideShare.
Why Would I Do This?
Back in November/December, this little thing called Bitcoin had a dramatic surge in value, and as a result, there was a rush to put anything and everything “onto the blockchain”. Something about Web 3.0 and ICOs.
This all sounded very exciting to me, and I wanted to get involved. Now, I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on blockchain, but I still wanted to contribute in some way...Read more