How do I get started with dapp (decentralized app) development on Hyperledger Fabric Platform?

This is the question I get every time I do a talk about Hyperledger Fabric. So this post will serve as my official answer to those that have asked in the past, and those that will ask in the future ⏳. I will outline my favorite material that has helped me get a good grasp on Hyperledger Fabric, and in general. I will first start with general blockchain concepts as implemented by and then move towards more specific Hyperledger reading materials.

So another year has almost gone by, and I haven’t shared my thoughts as frequently as I had hoped to at the start of the year. At the start of the year, I was on 🔥🔥🔥. I felt like every single weekend I had a great idea to write about💡💡💡, and I was just fired up about the idea of sharing my ideas with others. But as time went on, and as I started getting pulled into more meetings, projects, and other commitments, I prioritized busy work over reflection. 😩😩😩

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It’s extremely important to give yourself time to reflect and…

So yes. I know. It’s been a while (my last blog was on April 17). And I’m not happy about it.

People are asking me, “have you stopped blogging?” “No! I’ve just been working on different things.” I tell them.

But now, more than ever, is a good time to reflect. So, let’s do this. Let me share with you what I have worked on at in the past few months.

So I won’t bore you with the boring day-to-day details, but the most exciting project I have worked on is a code pattern that has recently been published…

I’m celebrating my 1-year anniversary with IBM today. Wow, that sounds weird when I read it in my head. Sounds like I just started dating my girlfriend or something. What better way to celebrate my first year than to write a post on how to deploy your custom 🍌(.bna) file to IBM Starter Plan? But before we begin, let me show you a sneak peak of what you will build. I want to make sure this blog is worth your time. P.S. I haven’t written a blog since February, so excuse my rusty ⌨️.


The goal is to build…

Well, it’s Friday, and I consider Fridays holidays. Only 52 of them a year! I feel great. Got a good workout in the morning, and now I’m sharing some of the amazing things I learned at INDEX CONF. So, let’s get to the point. My favorite parts of . Disclaimer: this will cover public speaking, , and other random thoughts, in that order.

James Weaver a.k.a. JavaFXpert using cats to represent quantum states

Learning Quantum Computing with CATS

Yup, you heard that right. James Weaver or JavaFXpert DESTORYED it with his presentation. And he used a lot of cats. Grumpy and Happy cats to be exact. The thing that impressed me the most about…

Look, it’s been a long day. 7:15 wake up, 7:30 call, work, gym, bike to work, eat, bike to meetup, take notes, talk, , come home, see a nice juicy piece of salmon on the table.

Nice slab of salmon sitting out.

WHAT? Yup, you heard me right. I walk into my flat a few minutes past 9PM, back from the . And I just see a raw piece of salmon sitting out. That’s that ‘Wild Sockeye Salmon’ from Trader Joes. But I can’t stop from thinking,

“how do I actually know it’s wild caught, and not simply marketed as so?”

Well, that’s what Intel…

Okay. Let’s do this. I just finished reading my first blockchain book. So, I’m out here, grinding, at 8:30P.M. for YOU. I want to get YOU as pumped as I am about . I want to educate YOU. And yes, I did change my name to Horea Blockchain. You’re probably not surprised though, since an . So, I can do it too, right? Anyways. Let’s get this show on the road. Let me summarize what I learned from my first book on blockchain, so you don’t have to read it. But if…

I just got back from a Blockchain meetup. And boy am I pumped. Its 9:15 today, and I’ve been basically working from 7:00A.M. but I REALLY need to get these thoughts out of my head, before I lose my stoke. So here. we. go.

Chatting before the meetup starts.

Donation Tracking with Blockchain

Close your eyes. Breathe. Imagine the world 10 years from now. What does it look like, in terms of blockchain? This was what the panelist asked.

It really shouldn’t be hard to answer the age-old question, “what do you do?” But for me it is. Every time someone asks me, all I think is, “Here we go again…”. Well for one, I work in the software industry. But let’s start by talking about what I DON’T do.

What I don’t do

  1. I don’t do sales. I’m not cold calling people and asking them if they want to sign up for IBM Cloud and buy Watson APIs.
  2. I’m not a blogger. Ok, I obviously blog. Isn’t this a blog? Look, I love blogging, don’t get me wrong. …

My account dipping below 16%. A low point in my life to say the least.

This is how my account looked about 6 weeks ago. Yup, I was down more than 17% on December 1st, 2017. The account that holds more money than my checking account. I basically just took everything I had worked for and just Venmo’d someone 17% of what I had saved up for the past last 8 months. I was getting really stressed out and serious anxiety to the point that I would obsessively check my account. But what happened?

But first, let’s back up. I’m extremely compulsive when it comes to money. I check my Robinhood investing account numerous times…

Horea Blockchain

Former 🎾 coach. 💻 addict. Millenial. Speculative investor 📈. 🌏 citizen. UCSD men’s 🎾 . 👀🐝♏️er. Blogs are my own. More at

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