CompTIA Breaking Barriers with CompTIA's Managed Services Community

CompTIA Breaking Barriers with CompTIA's Managed Services Community

The Impact of Blockchain on MSPs

October 24, 2018

Blockchain is powerful because there’s no centralized infrastructure that controls it. Community Manager Lisa Person talks with technology writer and senior editor at Fixate IO Christopher Tozzi about the power of blockchain and how MSPs can get into the game. In this episode of Breaking Barriers, a podcast from CompTIA’s Managed Services Community, the two talk about how to use smart contracts to regulate blockchain, how to write SLAs to be sure you get paid for your work and whether 5G will solve any of these problems.

“To use it successfully you need to think about what could go wrong and how to manage those problems,” Tozzi said.

Early adoption hype cycle, MSPs that want to get involved in blockchain need to get serious about familiarizing themselves with software that runs on the blockchain and the new challenges they haven’t thought about.

“Folks are much more excited about the political and economic potential of blockchain technology and there’s been less discussion on the technical side of things and how you actually deploy blockchain technology in an everyday setting,” Tozzi said.

Stay tuned to the end for his advice to MSPs. “A lot of these problems you can’t solve on the fly, they’re problems you’re going to want to spend time thinking about,” he said.


For more on blockchain, read CompTIA’s Practical Guide for the Public Sector: Harnessing the Blockchain Revolution