A Place in the BlockchainYou may have thought that blockchain is complex, even impenetrable – until Blocky arrived. Many would agree that complexity is one of the Achilles Heels of blockchain. But that does not mean the young need to be constrained.

Brett Biery has created Blocky, the character in a slim volume entitled ‘A Place in the Blockchain‘ (available on Amazon) for his two year old. In this children’s picture book, Blocky comes of age when he finds his lifelong attachment.



As you might expect of a book aimed at the sub-fives, this is not an intellectual challenge – though the rhyming prose is often as awkward as blockchains themselves. That said, it is a treat to find that blockchains can emerge from the technical twilight into a (very) youthful sun.

A treat for a short weekend.

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Charles Brett
Charles Brett is a business/technology analyst consultant. His specialist areas include enterprise software, blockchain and enterprise mobility tech (including metering). Specific industry sectors of interest and experience include finance (especially systems supporting wholesale finance), telecommunications and energy. Charles has spoken at multiple industry conferences, has written for numerous publications (including the London Times and the Financial Times). He was the General Chair of the bi-annual High Performance Systems Workshop, 2005. In addition he is an author and novelist. His Technology books include: Making the Most of Mobility Vol I (eBook, 2012); Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (eBook, 2011); 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004). His published novels, in the Corruption Series, include: The HolyPhone Confessional Crisis, Corruption’s Price: A Spanish Deceit and Virginity Despoiled. The fourth in The Corruption Series - Resurrection - has is now available. Charles has a B.A. and M.A in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He has lived or worked in Italy, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, California and New York, Spain, Israel, Estonia and Cyprus.


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