Faces of Blockchain- Blockchain Solution Architect

Faces of Blockchain- Blockchain Solution Architect

Melissa Richardson
Blockchain Solution Architect

Blockchain Solution Architect Roadmap


What does a blockchain Solution  Architect do?

  • Architect blockchain solutions in a variety of industries, such as Financial Services, Public Sector, Retail, Energy, Health Care, Manufacturing, Media, Law, Real Estate, Transportation and many more.
  • Work effectively with blockchain engineers and technical leaders
  • Lead/ participate in discussions leading up to use case identification
  • Choose appropriate blockchain systems for various use cases
  • Work effectively with both public and permissioned blockchain systems
  • Estimate work effort, schedules, milestones, risks and project status as it relates to product development

Who qualifies to become a blockchain  Solution Architect

  • Background in business analysis and Technical Project Management
  • Prior Go, Java, Javascript or modern programming language experience
  • The above experience can be useful, but really anyone wanting dive in and learn this new technology qualifies. Experienced or not!

What knowledge does a Blockchain Architect poses?


•The difference between proof of work, proof of stake, and other proof systems and why they exist

•Why cryptocurrency is needed on certain types of blockchains

•The difference between public, private, and permissioned blockchains

•How blocks are written to the blockchain

•Where cryptography fits into blockchain and the most commonly used systems

•Common use cases for public blockchains

•Common use cases for private & permissioned blockchains

•What is needed to launch your own blockchain

•Common problems & considerations in working with public blockchains


•Awareness of the tech behind common blockchains

•When is mining needed and when it is not

•Byzantine Fault Tolerance

•Consensus among blockchains

•What is hashing

•How addresses, public keys, and private keys work

•What is a smart contract

•Security in blockchain

•Brief history of blockchain

•The programming languages of the most common blockchains

•Common testing and deployment practices for blockchains and blockchain-based apps


Resources To learn

Who else should learn and understand  blockchain Architecture?

  • CEO’s
  • CTO’s
  • CIO’s
  • Government Officials
  • Pre-sales Engineers
  • Consultants

Verify and Validate Skills

  • Become BTA Certified by signing up and testing at an in-person proctored Pearson Vue testing center (6,100+ worldwide testing centers)
  • Receive your Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA) Certification
  • To learn more visit: Pearsonvue.com/blockchain



Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA)




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