I am shocked at how long ago I started down this path. I can't say there are any valuable posts over these ten years, but I plan to look through all of it and try to start organizing some of my experiences. Maybe start some new ones.
This is definitely crazy. Switching over to Amazon AWS for cbilledeaux.com from GoDaddy has been not fun, but not complicated. Looking forward to being on AWS. I need to have another on Azure just to be diversified I guess. Cloud services aren't all that dissimilar. You get charged for virtual machines, cpu, databases, and archives. Not that complicated really. That's all for now.
Earlier today, I caught an article that said an Amazon subsidiary had scooped up AmazonEthereum.com, AmazonCryptoCurrency.com, and AmazonCryptoCurrencies.com. Immediately, I dropped what I was doing, Jumped on GoDaddy.com and registered AmazonSmartContract.com and AmazonSmartContracts.com.
So you may - though I'm willing to bet you aren't - ask yourself, why didn't Amazon Technologies, Inc. grab these two domains for the pocket change they cost? If you are, you're thinking the way I'm thinking. But if you aren't, it's possibly because you don't know what they are.
The reality is that Cryptocurrency is a sexy word. While Ethereum isn't a sexy word, it's a fairly successful blockchain technology that specifically using the turing-complete Solidity programming language to create Smart Contracts - stateful executable code that lives in the blockchain. Imagine voting where everyone gets one vote, only the voter with their identifying information can log in and cast their vote, and the voting results are maintained and validated by a wide network of nodes that are nearly incorruptible. So many other possibilities have yet to be considered and realized, but the important point is that Smart Contracts, Amazon. Really? You didn't consult the tech team when you sent the legal intern out to register those domain names did you?
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