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Blockchain Basics: An Introduction to Quorum presented by Byte Academy

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Join us as one of our current engineering students, Sachit Shetty, teams up with MLH Localhost to present the workshop 'Blockchain Basics: an introduction to Quorum' where you'll build out your very own enterprise blockchain network! Quorum is an open source fork of the Ethereum Blockchain Network based on the Go Ethereum implementation developed and maintained by JP Morgan.

About this Workshop:
We'll be teaching the basics of blockchain technology, what this means for the future of the internet, what makes Quorum different, and, how to interact with your own decentralized application built on the Quorum Blockchain network

By interacting with the codebase of a fully-functional decentralized application, you'll learn the structure of a dApp (Decentralized Application) and how to write functions in Solidity, the Contract-Oriented language that decentralized applications use to communicate with the underlying Blockchain Network.

Learning Objectives include:
- Understand the basics of blockchain technology
- Learn why decentralized applications are so important
- Learn the differences between permissioned and permissionless blockchains
- Launch a decentralized application using Docker, Node.js, and Truffle
- Learn the fundamentals of Smart Contract programming with Solidity

** Please note: this is an intermediate-level workshop. You should be fairly comfortable installing packages and software on your computer, navigating the command line, and reading code in the language of your choice. **

You should install Node.js and Docker locally in order to both run your application and launch your Quorum blockchain network locally. Please install Node.js and Docker in advance of the workshop.

- System Requirements:
MacOS, Linux, or Windows 8 or higher

A Note regarding Quorum:
Quorum is an open source fork of the Ethereum blockchain based on the Go Ethereum implementation, developed by J.P. Morgan. Quorum is ideal for any application requiring high speed and high throughput processing of private transactions within a permissioned group of known participants. Quorum addresses specific challenges to blockchain technology adoption within the financial services industry and beyond.