DApps are often held up as the future but full decentralization is far more extreme than most real-world apps actually need and it's not likely to be the bridge to mainstream usage anyway. How can app creators use blockchain for what it's best at while taking everything else off chain? How can -- and when should -- you integrate blockchain with an existing application?
More broadly, what does blockchain actually give you and what use cases fit it best?
In this meetup, we'll walk through the high level use cases for blockchains in the context of apps that aren't fully decentralized. It's intended for an audience of mixed backgrounds, meaning that anyone from designers to entrepreneurs to product people to developers will get value from it. We'll use plain English to provide the conceptual models and then dig a bit deeper into the technical side.
We assume you know what a blockchain is and have a high-level overview of what a decentralized application looks like (the subject of the previous meetup).
**About the Blockchain Onramp Series**
Blockchain Onramp is a series of events covering the full spectrum of knowledge necessary to operate effectively within the blockchain ecosystem as a designer, developer or product person. After participating in these events, you should be able to take your functional expertise in any of these areas and apply them to blockchain projects.
We are doing this to provide a key -- and currently missing -- plain-English onramp for people of all functional experience who are interested in building real businesses on this new technology.
The format of each event may differ slightly but they will be a combination of expert talks and discussions with industry practitioners.
The rough Blockchain Onramp Series roadmap is:
+ Product Series: Ecosystem, DApps and Strategy
+ Design Series: Onboarding UX, Best Practices
+ Development Series: Developer stack, Building on TestNets, Security, Best Practices
+ Startup Series: Marketing, Business Models, and Fundraising