Sailing the seas of Crypto Currencies: Sharks and Landmines

I’ve been into Bitcoin and Crypto currencies now since late 2013.  One of the fun things I did was back in 2015 was invest $100 (at the time) of Bitcoin into a presale funding project called Augur.  The idea with Augur was to be a prediction market.  It was one of the first of what has…

Ethereum Contracts

I’ve been working with Eris to manipulate “smart contracts” (smart contracts are neither smart, nor are they contracts.  They’re just code written to the blockchain that stores values that can be changed with the right permissions). Eris has a pretty good ‘eris-by example’ script that shows how you can do a lot of it with…

Ethereum + Docker + Terraform + Packer

I created a quick way to get a private ethereum cluster up.  I’ll be presenting some of this at Cisco Live Berlin in my Dev Net session I’ll be doing with Tom Davies.  All of the information is available at my github repo. The high level overview, is we’ll want a way to bring up…

A Full Bitcoin Client

I’ve been using bitcoin for a few years now but have only used my own wallets, Coinbase, and some other stuff.  I thought I should make a full client and put it on the network! I used Metacloud (Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud) and spun up an extra large Ubuntu 14.04 instance that we had!  I…