After slowly gaining visibility for the past few years, in 2017 cryptocurrencies and ‘the blockchain’ in general have suddenly gone from something ‘you may want to keep an eye on’ to something that you ignore at your peril, such is their claimed disruptive potential. Or maybe not—but the interest is certainly skyrocketing.
When I learned of Scorex, the self-described modular blockchain framework written in Scala, my interest was piqued. Scorex’s mission statement is to enable easier blockchain experimentation and prototyping through abstraction. This is attempted by trying to modularise the various building blocks that make up a working blockchain system.