Next up in our Developer Showcase blog series is Richard Phillips. This blog series serves to highlight the work and motivations of developers, users and researchers collaborating on Hyperledger’s projects. Let’s see what he has to say!
What advice would you offer other technologists or developers interested in getting started working on blockchain?
I would advise developers and others that are interested in blockchain tech to get some understanding of how blockchain and Hyperledger works. Afterwards take a look at what has been done with this great technology and how it’s been used so far. Then explore different industries and avenues were you can really make some changes happen.
Give a bit of background on what you’re working on, and let us know what was it that made you want to get into blockchain?
Currently I’m working on an application that’s for animal buyers and breeders. This contract will have two alternate flows that sends the animal’s information to the vet’s office designated by buyer and to the buyer’s local authorities to register the animal. At time of purchase this contract will execute. The idea behind this project is to add some censorship to animal breeding and purchase to limit cruel breeding practices and manage pet populations.
I saw blockchain as an opportunity for me to challenge myself & a way to challenge the status quo.
What do you think is most important for Hyperledger to focus on in the next year?
The most important aspect, I would have to say in 2018 for Hyperledger is to educate as many people as possible. To build a healthy ecosystem of developers to help create that infrastructure with larger tech companies to push change on how companies do business, banking, healthcare and security.
As Hyperledger’s incubated projects start maturing and hit 1.0s and beyond, what are the most interesting technologies, apps, or use cases coming out as a result from your perspective?
I’m really impressed with what Gem.co has done with their blockchain development in healthcare. I think they have made some really big strides and I’m exited to see how it can impact all of healthcare
What’s the one issue or problem you hope blockchain can solve?
Corruption, I wish to make our lives more transparent in everything that we do on a day to day.
Where do you hope to see Hyperledger and/or blockchain in 5 years?
I hope to see Hyperledger and blockchain being utilize by every large retailer, manufacturer, bank and ordinary people.
What is the best piece of developer advice you’ve ever received?
“As a developer you create digital life, you alone have the power to conceive something that could change the world.”