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Building a state channel application

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Building a state channel application

Duration: 00:10:40

Speaker: Tom Close

Type: Talk

Expertise: Intermediate

Event: Devcon 4

Date: Oct 2018

State channels are a great tool for building high-performance, low-cost dapps today. By moving some of your dapp behaviour off-chain you can save transaction fees and confirmation times, while continuing to bootstrap security and trustlessness from the underlying blockchain. In order to understand how an application can benefit from state channels, it’s important to understand the mechanics behind them. The good news is that once you’ve managed to model part of your application as a state channel interaction, there are already tools available to help make the switch.In this interactive workshop, we will dig into an existing state channel application. We’ll cover the fundamentals of state channels, as well as the main design decisions behind modeling the interactions and architecting the application. You’ll test your understanding by completing key sections of the code, leaving the session with a functioning state channel application, built with react on top of the force-move games framework!



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Tom Close


Tom is the founder of Magmo, a state channel research and development company working to make state channels more accessible to developers. Before entering the ethereum ecosystem he was VP Engineering at Zesty (YC W14), which he joined after completing a PhD in Quantum Computing at Oxford University.

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