Interesting things about Blockchain from a non-tech view perspective
Blockchain – the keyword is popular in Covid-time as known as much along with cryptocurrency, however, that is not enough when talking about the purpose of Blockchain. So, what is this? does and how it impacts our business value in the future, and what we should prepare for now, that is much question we should clarify.
Let’s explore the Blockchain with me from a non-tech perspective
Blockchain definition & benefits
The definition of Blockchain is not a long story but that is not easy to understand, because some content has been defined in tech that we can’t think of as simple. That is why we are here just thinking about Blockchain without any technical content.
Looking back at some traditional businesses.
Imagine a financial system or use it for existing purposes. However, printing how much, how, and whether that number is really accurate or not, can only be stored and reported on government databases.
Since this database is developed and operated by the host government, is the information really reliable? Whether there are problems related to editing, cheating occurs in the system or not?
That’s the problem, trust in published data is not really reliable, as it is stored entirely in a database and centralized in a national agency. So, if there is a technology that can make information more transparent, all money printing and publishing data cannot be edited, just like what was announced before. That’s what we’re looking for – Blockchain technology.
With Blockchain technology, we don’t just use the traditional database, we can publish the data which should be transparent with citizens into a blockchain database where anyone can scan the data and trust it.
We say trust means that anyone doesn’t need to verify or take care to audit this data because Blockchain technology is designed for truth and transparency.
The data will be published on Blockchain, and it isn’t only stored in one place, the data will be shared in all nodes in the Blockchain network with the same data and not editable.
We call it a decentralized database.
If you need to fix the wrong issue that you have published on the chain, you can only publish with new data. However, the old data is still present. Anyone who wants to see the change can do it.
We found the main key in this story: trust, transparent and decentralized database.
In the retailing business, we still have many problems, one of which is the fake item and warranty cross country.
The root cause of a fake item or warranty is that the customer can’t identify the source trust of an item. The database of the item might be stored in headquarters and when the item has been distributed in another country, we have no way to verify that item or we can’t open the headquarter database for connection from the branch. So, that is a bad thing with a centralized system. And, Blockchain technology saves us a lot.
We think about the database as a decentralized system, and we want to make it more accessible in some places in the world. But, we also know that some security or policy does not accept it. And, how we can resolve this issue.
As designed, Blockchain technology highly respects security in its concept. Though that database is public and can be accessed in many places in the world, each node is managed by a physical machine system in one place.
In case one node has been attacked by a hacker, the data is still alive in another node and the hacker can’t edit anything on the chain. Because the data is shared with the same content between nodes and it always keeps syncing up anytime opens.
In this story, we can see the strengths of Blockchain are decentralized and open. However, being open does not mean that it is not secure.
That’s why we need to understand Blockchain Technology as much as possible and adapt to this can open new challenges in the future.
We don’t know you as much as your business issue. However, learning and adapting technology is highly recommended for business. If you need help, don’t forget to contact us.
Blockchain Technology is the new tech that might change when migrating from Web2 to Web3 ecosystem, and that technology is growing day by day.
What are the types of blockchain networks and how do businesses pick one?
Blockchain technology is designed for decentralized networks, however, depending on the Business model, we can pick one of these types to start.
We have four main types of Blockchain:
- Public blockchain networks are permissionless and allow everyone to join them. All members of the blockchain have equal rights to read, edit, and validate the blockchain. People primarily use public blockchains to exchange and mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.
- Private blockchain networks: A single organization controls private blockchains, also called managed blockchains. The authority determines who can be a member and what rights they have in the network. Private blockchains are only partially decentralized because they have access restrictions. Ripple, a digital currency exchange network for businesses, is an example of a private blockchain. If your business just wants to start with a private inside, we can look at it.
- Hybrid blockchain networks: combine elements from both private and public networks. Companies can set up private, permission-based systems alongside a public system. In this way, they control access to specific data stored in the blockchain while keeping the rest of the data public. They use smart contracts to allow public members to check if private transactions have been completed. For example, hybrid blockchains can grant public access to digital currency while keeping bank-owned currency private.
- Consortium blockchain networks: A group of organizations governs consortium blockchain networks. Preselected organizations share the responsibility of maintaining the blockchain and determining data access rights. Industries in which many organizations have common goals and benefit from shared responsibility often prefer consortium blockchain networks. For example, the Global Shipping Business Network Consortium is a not-for-profit blockchain consortium that aims to digitize the shipping industry and increase collaboration between maritime industry operators.
How to determine the cost?
The migration from the traditional system to the blockchain is very welcome if we identify the correct issue. However, the main thing that we also take care of is the cost of implementation and does it effectively after migration.
The cost will be calculated depending on many things listed here:
- The purpose and the features needed.
- Blockchain type and which platform we are targeting.
- Technology stacks.
- Especially the transaction count in the system.
- … and more.
Though we can’t provide exactly the cost, we are defined and broken it down into an estimation report and can consult if you are interested.
The following estimation includes the cost for:
- Development (Implementation and Testing).
- Delivery and maintenance.
- Cost for services in charge.
Based on the above conditional, we can provide the detailing of proposals based on your interest and help you closer than your expectation.
From a business perspective, Blockchain can really help us scale and solve the backlog problems in the business model.
Although it is not always advisable to apply technology in the business, being open in business, specifically here, sharing problems can help us find the best adaptive solutions and effective measurement instead of being subjective in the old model, because everything happens very quickly and if we do not adapt in time we can be left behind.
The main keys for Blockchain in this article are Decentralization, Immutability, Consensus, and Transparency. So, don’t miss anything to adapt to the blockchain when the new big things might come soon in Web3.
A Satellite Project for Healthcare Management Systems
In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, SupremeTech emerges as a beacon of innovation, dedicated to empowering healthcare centers and healthcare management systems. This journey unfolds through the art of creating satellite projects, commitment to deadlines, adaptability in action, and the extra mile with offshore development. Let's delve into how SupremeTech carefully designs each satellite project to prioritize value, precision, and adaptability in healthcare solutions. The Art of Creating Satellite Projects Understanding the need for scalability in healthcare management systems The healthcare landscape is ever-evolving, and SupremeTech has acknowledged the need for scalable solutions. In this segment, we explore the crucial role of scalability in healthcare management systems. Healthcare Management System (CMS), which SupremeTech developed as an offshore development solution, offers you seamless access to update citizens' health information. This user-friendly platform empowers you to stay connected and informed. Moreover, our systems facilitate smooth communication between citizens and healthcare providers, enabling remote consultations and health ranking services. This not only enhances care accessibility, particularly for individuals in remote areas or with limited mobility but also elevates citizen engagement and satisfaction.Embracing citizen engagement and promoting self-care, our digitized healthcare management system instills a sense of empowerment and responsibility for personal health. Through easy-to-use interfaces and intuitive mobile applications, individuals can engage in activities that promote better health. From setting fitness goals, monitoring exercise routines, and tracking nutrition, to accessing educational resources and connecting with support communities, a digitized health management system empowers citizens to make informed decisions and adopt healthy lifestyle choices. SupremeTech's approach to create satellite projects from large-scale projects. SupremeTech's special skill is making big ideas into easy-to-handle projects. Explore how we extract satellite projects from large-scale initiatives, ensuring not just size but also adaptability and precision. Recognizing that an optimal Agile team size ranges between 7 to 10 individuals, we want to highlight that SupremeTech takes deliberate measures to imbue adaptability into each satellite project. This signifies that these projects are engineered to evolve, pivot, and effortlessly incorporate new features or modifications as necessary, guaranteeing a responsive and dynamic reaction to evolving requirements. That's the reason why SupremeTech has decided to create a good satellite project with the Healthcare Management System (CMS) and application to adapt to new requests from clients who want to create a new health tracking system in a new city. Deadline Management: A Supreme Commitment Importance of meeting deadlines in healthcare projects. Time is a precious commodity in healthcare. The timely implementation of projects directly impacts everyone's healthcare. SupremeTech recognizes that delays can have far-reaching consequences, and meeting deadlines is not just a goal but a necessity. SupremeTech's strategies for effective project timeline management. SupremeTech makes projects that can change and adapt easily to fit different needs. We focus on making these projects precise and flexible to meet the ever-changing demands. Comprehensive Planning: The journey begins with meticulous planning. Before a project even starts, a comprehensive roadmap is laid out, detailing every milestone and task with our clients. This strategic planning allows for a clear understanding of the project scope, potential challenges, and the critical path to success.Clear Communication Channels: Communication is the key to effective project timeline management. SupremeTech establishes clear and transparent communication channels, both internally and with clients. This ensures that everyone involved is on the same page, minimizing misunderstandings and facilitating quick decision-making. Risk Management Strategies: Every project comes with inherent risks. SupremeTech, however, doesn't just identify risks; it proactively manages them. Robust risk management strategies are in place to anticipate and address potential challenges, preventing them from derailing the project timeline. Adaptability in Action In the intricate world of healthcare projects, where change is constant, SupremeTech orchestrates a seamless dance, showcasing the vital need for adaptability. As projects evolve, SupremeTech's flexibility shines through, effortlessly accommodating new requests and embracing change with unparalleled finesse. Clients witness a dynamic partner who not only keeps pace with evolving needs but actively thrives in the ever-shifting landscape of healthcare project execution. Benefits for All Explore the tangible benefits that SupremeTech's proactive approach brings to Public Health sectors, Healthcare centers, and Healthcare systems. From improved scalability to streamlined processes and enhanced employee engagement, discover how SupremeTech creates a positive impact for all. Offshore Development: The Extra Mile Dive into the technological backbone that supports SupremeTech's success. Learn how SupremeTech transcends geographical boundaries, bringing together global collaboration for unparalleled efficiency. Development systems and technologies Below are the resources and technologies we use to develop the services: Details of entrustment: Design, Implementation, Testing, Migration, Maintenance & Operation Platform: CMS, Native App Development language: PHP (Laravel), Kotlin, Swift Let SupremeTech help you to start your healthcare management system now! As our journey concludes, embark on your adventure by visiting SupremeTech. Witness the culmination of expertise, dedication, and innovation. For a new beginning in healthcare management solutions, contact SupremeTech and be a part of a story that goes beyond success - a story of continual innovation and transformation in healthcare management. Don't wait, take the first step towards a more efficient and effective healthcare system today.
A Satellite Project for Healthcare Management Systems
LINE Mini App: Digital Transform Customer Service with Digital Point Cards
SupremeTech has been on an impressive journey of building and developing, positively impacting customers. One of our recent and innovative projects involved meeting our client's request to launch digital point cards integrated in Line Mini App. These cards allow customers to accumulate points or make payments within their network of stores. Previously, our client used physical cards for this purpose. However, recognizing the potential of using digital means to encourage more transactions, they swiftly moved forward. Initiating suitable solutions for a traditional issue With a commitment to customer satisfaction and delivering the best app experience, we proved our capabilities in doing this project. Understanding the client's needs, we embarked on research to provide a viable solution for developing and maintaining a mobile application for issuing and managing digital point cards. The app enables users to effortlessly carry and use their point cards on their smartphones, with key features including card issuance, displaying corresponding barcodes, and generating one-time barcodes for transactions. Developing a Loyalty App on Line App: What Sets it Apart A unique requirement for this project was the development of a mini-app on the Line app. Line, a popular international communication and calling app developed by LINE Corporation, offers various gaming and platform applications for users' entertainment and interaction within a virtual environment. This was an entirely new platform for SupremeTech, and despite no prior experience, the team immediately dove into research. Developing the app on Line presented challenges such as limited customization options for interface and user experience, adherence to Line's regulations, and potential limitations or lack of support for specific features. Overcoming Challenges and Successfully Launching the Line Mini-App Despite these challenges, SupremeTech successfully completed the Line mini-app project. Leveraging the versatility of React and Node.js, the team maximized Line's API and SDK potential for seamless integration and interaction with Line App features. Additionally, research was conducted to combine with other systems for data retrieval. After six months of dedicated efforts, the Loyalty App on Line App was successfully released. Highlighted Features This mobile app can issue digital point cards by entering user information or linking with physical cards to display information as barcodes. Key features include: Card Issuance: Allows customers to issue digital point cards.Barcode Display: Displays corresponding barcodes for each digital point card.One-time Barcodes: Generates one-time barcodes for specific transactions or interactions. Contributing to the Business Ecosystem This technological solution significantly contributes to the current business ecosystem by optimizing customer loyalty programs. It encourages customer transactions across all business service points. The app seamlessly connects with customer data systems, ensuring a smooth experience for the business and its customers. If you want to modernize your business and enterprise ecosystem with a cutting-edge loyalty app, don't hesitate to contact SupremeTech. We're here to help your business thrive.
LINE Mini App: Digital Transform Customer Service with Digital Point Cards
Shopify Order Tracking App for The Food Industry
TakeOut is a Shopify application that allows restaurants and food industry businesses to streamline their takeout service. Instead of relying on a third-party application to sell and deliver food online, customers can order directly from the restaurant with this Shopify order tracking app. Sounds like a delicious way to increase profit engagement with customers! Almost everyone who lives in an urban area has had food delivered to them. Of course, there have always been a few more options when it comes to takeout. There's the stereotypical "Chinese takeout" that comes in a paper oyster shell tossed into a bag with disposable chopsticks and a handful of fortune cookies. If only one of those fortune cookies had told us about the possibilities of future food delivery and takeout! Today, all of your favorite foods are available for takeout or delivery. Shopify Serves Small Restaurant Businesses The project began when a client approached us with the concept of giving small businesses a way to reduce their operating costs. Although there are many benefits to being listed on popular delivery and takeout websites and applications, but these benefits come at a financial cost. For some businesses, this is fine; just pay the fee and keep selling! However, some businesses prefer to keep these external costs to a minimum. Utilizing Shopify's Popularity in Japan In Japan, Shopify has become increasingly popular. Our partner client saw an opportunity to capitalize on this popularity and create an application that gives restaurants a choice. Now, Japanese restaurants can choose to sell their products through a well-known service or put more effort into developing their own brand and selling their food directly to hungry end users. TakeOut Functions for Foodies The first function of TakeOut is the call function. This allows customers to place a takeout order from the restaurant's Shopify website. The application shows where the food is in the pipeline, from the order being received, to being in the kitchen, to being ready for pickup. When the food is close to being ready, the application can send a push notification to notify the customer. If a client restaurant wants to add additional customization to the pipeline or takeout application, we can accommodate any request. Again, this is the beauty of Shopify: with a qualified team, the customization possibilities are nearly endless! User-friendliness is Delicious! Furthermore, adding the TakeOut application to a restaurant's Shopify is incredibly easy. In most cases, you won't need a development team at all. We've created a step-by-step guide on how to integrate the app into an existing Shopify store. All the restaurant owner has to do is follow the steps, then they're selling their deliciousness directly to customers. Similar to how customers might want to customize their food order, if there's something that needs to be changed, we can do the customization for the restaurant's Shopify. TakeOut Challenges: Multiple Locations The project itself was not too difficult. A small team developed the application over the course of three months. SupremeTech had a lot of experience working with Shopify and our partner Fracta on other projects. We worked seamlessly with our client partner. Our Japanese business analyst coordinated communication between the engineering team and Japanese stakeholders. However, despite our best efforts, there was one particular challenge that nearly tripped us up! Development projects rarely go by without some challenge or miscommunication. However, during the TakeOut project, we were able to adapt and complete the project on time. We worked under the assumption that the Shopify stores we were developing TakeOut for were stand-alone locations. We developed the app under without considering businesses with multiple locations. Due to Shopify's policy, this required some last-minute tinkering. Fortunately, we were able to power through the last minute adjustments. Sudden changes are common in our industry. Nonetheless, we learned valuable lesson about adapting when the client's specifications change. Serving Customers With TakeOut TakeOut was a Shopify eCommerce application that we developed to help small businesses. We continue to work closely with our partner client to add new features to the app as the market dictates. To date, TakeOut's client restaurants and food lovers have praised its user-friendly interface. We're excited to see how the platform continues to change the way we do eCommerce in the future. Contact SupremeTech if you want the same Shopify order tracking app or any custom Shopify solutions. We make your business smarter and smoother!
Shopify Order Tracking App for The Food Industry
Golang for DevOps: Empowering Infrastructure as Code and Automation
In the realm of DevOps, efficiency, agility, and automation are paramount. This article explores how the Go programming language, often referred to as Golang, plays a significant role in DevOps by enabling infrastructure as code, automation scripts, and deployment tools. We will also discuss how Golang development services can support DevOps teams in achieving their goals. Understanding DevOps Before diving into Golang's role in DevOps, let's clarify what DevOps is all about. DevOps is a set of practices that aims to break down the traditional silos between development and IT operations teams. It promotes collaboration, communication, and automation to streamline software development and deployment processes. Infrastructure as Code with Golang Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a cornerstone of DevOps, allowing infrastructure to be managed and provisioned using code. Golang is a powerful language for creating IaC because of its simplicity, efficiency, and excellent support for concurrent programming. Declarative IaC: Golang enables the creation of declarative IaC scripts, where you specify the desired state of your infrastructure. You can use tools like Terraform and Pulumi, which are written in Go, to define your infrastructure in a human-readable format. Golang's syntax is clean and easy to understand, making it an excellent choice for this purpose.Concurrency: DevOps often involves managing multiple resources and services concurrently. Golang's built-in support for concurrency with Goroutines and Channels ensures that you can manage your infrastructure efficiently. This is especially valuable when dealing with large-scale, distributed systems.Performance: Golang is known for its performance. When you need to apply changes to your infrastructure rapidly, Golang's speed can significantly reduce the time it takes to provision and manage resources, contributing to overall DevOps efficiency. Automation Scripts in Golang Automation is at the heart of DevOps, as it allows for repetitive tasks to be executed with precision and consistency. Golang's design makes it a perfect fit for writing automation scripts. Cross-platform Compatibility: Golang can compile code for multiple operating systems and architectures. This means that a single Golang script can run on various platforms, reducing the need to maintain separate scripts for different environments.Static Typing: Golang's static typing system provides robust error checking, helping to catch potential issues early in the development process. This feature is particularly beneficial when writing scripts that interact with critical systems.Rich Standard Library: Golang's standard library offers a wealth of packages for working with APIs, databases, networking, and more. DevOps professionals can leverage these packages to streamline the development of automation scripts.Ease of Deployment: Golang's ability to produce standalone binaries simplifies deployment. You don't need to worry about dependencies or runtime environments when distributing your scripts. Deployment Tools and Golang Development Services Deploying applications and services efficiently is a core aspect of DevOps. Golang can be a valuable ally in creating deployment tools that ensure smooth and reliable application delivery. Custom Deployment Pipelines: Golang allows DevOps teams to create custom deployment pipelines tailored to their specific requirements. You can build tools that handle everything from continuous integration to deployment, monitoring, and scaling.Integration with Containerization: Containers are a fundamental component of modern DevOps, and Golang is well-suited for creating container-related tools. Many container orchestration tools, like Kubernetes, are written in Golang, showcasing its capability in this area.Microservices Deployment: DevOps often involves the deployment of microservices. Golang's small binary size and efficient concurrency handling make it an excellent choice for managing and orchestrating microservices within a larger system. Support from Golang Development Services Golang development services provide valuable support to DevOps teams aiming to leverage the language for infrastructure as code, automation, and deployment. Here are some ways these services can assist: Consultation: Golang development services can offer expert advice and guidance on the best practices for using Golang in your DevOps processes. They can help you determine the most suitable tools and frameworks for your specific needs.Custom Tooling: Golang development services can create custom tools and scripts tailored to your infrastructure and deployment requirements. This ensures that your DevOps processes are as efficient as possible.Integration: Golang development services can integrate Golang-based tools with your existing systems, ensuring a seamless transition and coexistence with your current infrastructure.Maintenance and Support: DevOps is an ongoing process, and Golang development services can provide ongoing maintenance and support for the tools and scripts they develop, helping you keep your DevOps pipelines running smoothly. Conclusion Golang's simplicity, efficiency, and robust support for concurrent programming make it a valuable asset for DevOps teams looking to implement infrastructure as code, automation, and deployment processes. The language's capabilities, combined with the support of Golang development services, enable DevOps professionals to streamline their workflows, achieve higher efficiency, and meet the demands of modern, agile software development and deployment. Whether you are creating infrastructure as code, automation scripts, or deployment tools, Golang is a versatile and powerful choice in the DevOps toolbox. Contact us for your tailored Golang development services.
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