Parity (the company behind Substrate, founded by Gavin Wood) has had a lot of experience building blockchains. As an example, Parity worked on implementing the Polkadot blockchain.
As with most things, the moment you do one thing many times, you will find similarities between the different iterations of the thing that you’ve built. You will find easier, and more efficient ways of building them — batching, automation, etcetera.
With code, if you’re building blockchains repeatedly, you will find that some parts of a blockchain change little and they repeat themselves from blockchain to blockchain. (i.e. consensus algorithm, databases, etc.). This…
Alright, you’ve set your mind to it — you’re going to set aside time, and in many cases, good money to pursue studying some form of computer science training.
You’re all pumped and you’ve got all these pent up excitement and anticipation. You’re thinking about all the cool new tech you’re going to be studying and then when the course finally starts it feels like you’re drinking from a fire hose.
In internet-speak, you’re got rekt-ed.
So, how do you not get yourself into that…
Coding Starter Pack was started because there are many publications teaching you how to be a better programmer. Some of those articles can be too daunting and may not be catered to beginners, or those that would like to get started.
If you’re someone that likes to show others the way to this beautiful world, we want you!
I applied to the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Computer and Information Technology (MCIT) online programme earlier in May and I must say that the past 1.5 months was when I experienced the full effects of Einstein’s relativistic time dilation theory.
The 45 days felt like 90, and time slowed a little more every time I counted down the number of days to the decision date. Of course like any functioning human being, during this period of time, you’d try to do more research on the programme and the people in it.
Needless to say, it felt like there was…
Bitcoin and the whole crypto industry is still relatively young as compared to many of the traditional systems that we know. Bitcoin, having only been conceptualised in 2008, is younger than most of the people currently piling into it.
Nonetheless, it’s been an eventful 13 years with a fair share of significant events that have shaped the course of where crypto is headed.
Here are some moments which you might have already known, and some which you are going to learn about!
On 31st October 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto authored a paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System and the…
Note: part 1 of this guide is for non-technical folks who want to know more than the above-average about blockchain. Part 2 will focus on coding, cryptography, and the technical bits.
According to LinkedIn’s study, blockchain technology is one of the hottest, in-demand skills you can pick up in 2021. Blockchain is mostly synonymous with cryptocurrencies, however, the technology has far-reaching social (decentralised identities) and economic (supply chain management) applications depending on the use cases.
According to an unknown source, Einstein once said the best time to learn about blockchain was in 2010, the second-best time to learn about it…
It is a solid 2 years before I realised that there was a difference between the terms ‘coin’ and ‘token’ because they get tossed around so much that they’re pretty much used interchangeably. As such, many others, including myself, thought that they meant the same thing but they’re really completely different concepts.
If you clicked on this story, you’re probably contemplating making a switch to work in the blockchain industry. And if you’re already in it, opportunities are aplenty if you know where to look.
Gone should be the days where you type “crypto” or “blockchain” into a search bar of a generic jobs portal or LinkedIn, hoping to find a suitable job posting only to see that some jobs are not even remotely crypto/blockchain-related.
Polkadot is designed to serve as a multi-chain network. It aims to unite and connects multiple blockchains (para chains), whilst allowing transparent and cross-chain communication between them.
With the expected launch of relay chains on the Polkadot network in 2021 and blockchain development seeing significant strides, many are also eagerly anticipating the subsequent launches of its projects.
We all love a story of David and Goliath. A story about how the little guy can stand up and win against a power that is stronger than he is. Unless, of course, you’re Goliath or in this case, if you happen to own a hedge fund.
In the past week, the financial markets witnessed a revolution involving individual retail investors organising an effort to challenge the Goliaths of Wall Street, to which the little guys won.
This decentralised organised attack played out over a course of a few days which resulted in the pumping of share prices of GameStop…
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