DevCon3 Day #2

In the first post in this series, we covered the first day of the Ethereum Developer Conference in Cancun, in which we participated from November 1st to 4th. Here is our account of day 2. Puppeth We started the day with Péter Szilágyi's talk about development tools. And what a surprise was it to discover an... Continue Reading →

DevCon3 Day #1

Ethereum is only a few years old but every year, the core team and the community at large gather somewhere around the world to talk about the progress of the platform and present new initiatives around the Ethereum blockchain. The first edition took place in Berlin in November 2014, the second edition was in London... Continue Reading →

How We Created our Online Course

From the moment we decided to create our online course, to the moment we pushed the button to publish it on Udemy, about a year went by. And it was a year full of learning and discoveries, not just on the blockchain front, but also on the "how to make an online course" front. Now... Continue Reading →

The Byzantium Hardfork Operation

https://youtu.be/7T4ltRedw4k You might have heard that on the Ethereum blockchain, there’s gonna be a very important event soon, called the Byzantium hard fork. But before explaining what this is, let’s talk about what is a hard fork. What is a hard fork? First this is not a code fork, but a data fork. In software... Continue Reading →

Our Course is Live on Udemy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh54yLzk_10 Exactly one year ago, Said and I were talking about all the amazing things we had already learned about this blockchain thing. And our first conclusion was that we needed to involve more people, and especially more developers to speed up the progress and democratization of this incredible technology. That's when we started to... Continue Reading →

You Should Watch “Banking on Bitcoin”

https://youtu.be/tmxqlSevtkQ I cannot recommend warmly enough that you watch this documentary on Netflix. It is incredibly informative. It presents a lot of very interesting facts and characters involved in the genesis and early history of bitcoin and the blockchain movement as a whole. And even if it looks like the first episode of a long... Continue Reading →

We Need to Know… What You Need to Know!

As we announced during our Devoxx talk, Said and I are working on creating an online training about the blockchain as a software development platform, and more specifically about creating distributed applications (DApps) on top of Ethereum. We decided to launch this initiative for several reasons. First of all, because we are absolutely fascinated by... Continue Reading →

What Qualifies as a Blockchain?

Over the last couple of weeks, Said and I gave our first public talk about the blockchain as a development platform to a crowd of software developers gathered in Devoxx Morocco and Belgium. Our primary goal was to take a step back from the technical aspects, from how you write smart contracts, how you secure... Continue Reading →

A Few Resources to Get Started

Over the past few weeks, we have been reading and watching a lot of material about the blockchain and some of its variants (including the Bitcoin blockchain of course). The goal is not only to understand how it works technically, which will be necessary in order to understand how we can use it, but also... Continue Reading →

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