I never thought I’d see the day, but Tsuriai (the tiny Japanese software company I work for) is now in the Ethereum smart contract market as a developer — which means I am now in that same market.
Need a smart contract or blockchain/IPFS-based project developers/consultants/educators*?
Just shoot the office an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll hook you up.
They can even accept payment in ETH now, which makes it a lot easier to contract from overseas.
What a world!
[*Or, as always, Erlang developers or consultants, distributed systems analysis, and pretty much any other BEAM-related services, education or assistance!]
It is pretty well known that I don’t think smart contracts are going to save the world from itself because the problems in the US, Europe and China have everything to do with violations of social trust by government and lack of faith in people among the people themselves (as well as lack of faith in culture and tradition), but… smart contracts actually are kind of fun to write and our workflow is pretty darn fast.
There are clear use cases that fit the Ethereum-style computing paradigm and even some that clearly benefit from deployment on something like IPFS rather than a traditional server back end, and we can talk the client through the pros and cons. I suppose the most common thing to want to implement is NFTs at the moment, and some forms of NFTs (especially distributed name registry systems <hint!> <hint!>) are clearly extremely valuable solutions to otherwise difficult to administer problems.