Dublin Blockchain Hackathon

Last weekend the largest blockchain hackathon happened in Dublin. I had the privilege to be part of the event. Together with a small team of developers we tried to build a proof-of-concept implementation of autonomous decentralised organisation that uses blockchain to keep track of the state and data and uses client-side only logic for participants…


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PhD candidate

PhD funding for work on crypto financial markets Gjovik University College (and from 1st of January 2016, part of the largest University in Norway) has a strong tradition in network security, cyber-security and forensics. The school is funding a number of PhD positions for the next 3-4 years, and among them there is one for…


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Production launched.

This is it. The Big Day. We have got the production servers organized, prepared the production deployment scripts, and we have launched. No real celebrations, no wine, no party. Sleepless night, tons of work, and exhaustion mostly instead. But the sense of total accomplishment. A feeling of reaching the important milestone. This is what we…


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New Beta launched

New Beta After the previous Beta launch earlier, there were some lessons that we have learned. The first was that we were having issues with budget orders. This was relatively easy to fix. We have added some missing tests, re-wrote some of the matching logic, and made sure market orders cannot be issues against empty…


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Updating the internal architecture

Beta tests After launching the Beta we have conducted extensive tests with a limited number of invited users. Most things were working as expected, but we have noticed issues in relation to fee calculation and rounding. Also, budget orders were not triggering correct matching in some circumstances. This has been all fixed. The incoming orders…


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Beta site launched

Beta The beta site is up. For the first time, we are front-facing our users. This is a huge milestone. About the project It has been over a year, since the project officially kicked off. I’ve started coding in October 2013. There has been some work done before that, of course. Planning, testing some of…


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Digital currencies and laundering: broken meme

Digital currencies accused of causing wrong-doing by money laundering activities: “U.S. accuses currency exchange of laundering $6 billion“. As it happens with media these days, the title is inappropriate and misleading. It is not the exchange that laundered money. It is the criminals that laundered their money by using the exchange. Being an exchange, being…


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