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Blockchain: Functional Databases for All Git and Datomic are far from the only players in the functional database space. There has been an explosion in blockchain implementations and research. In this talk I'll cut through the hype and show you a myriad of architectural variations on blockchain technologies, the generalization of Bitcoin. No prior knowledge of blockchain is necessary. We'll go through the basics of the consensus, data, and execution layers of major blockchains, with an emphasis on Intel's Sawtooth ledger, a framework of sorts for blockchain implementations. I hope to persuade you of the commonalities between blockchain and the principles that underlie Clojure itself, like persistent data structures, the epochal time model, and data-orientation.


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