As blockchain developers we are presented with new and exciting tools to solve problems that we have struggled with for years. With this new found functionality we are also presented with new sets of challenges to solve. The need to execute code that is considered sensitive. The desire to transfer value without identifying the participants involved. The need to maintain more privacy than a pseudonymous “public” chain like the Bitcoin or Ethereum Blockchain provide. Lack of intelligent tools, frameworks or libraries. Approaches to these challenges range from elegant to out of band hacks that often undermine the value of a blockchain.
I tend to “off brain” some of the harder problems to whatever magic works in the background processes of the brain. What follows is the result of a bit of news that triggered one of these background processes to start returning data. Specifically the acquisition of a unikernel company by Docker.
The “Smart Contract” concept is one that has been a