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My name is Will. I work with Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchain-related technologies.

Books

Mastering Bitcoin

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Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos covers the technical foundations of bitcoin and other cryptographic currencies, from cryptography basics, such as keys and addresses, to the data structures, network protocols and the consensus mechanism ("mining") that underpin bitcoin. Each technical topic is explained with user stories, analogies and examples, and code snippets illustrating the key concepts.

Mastering Ethereum

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Mastering Ethereum by Andreas Antonopoulos is a book for developers, offering a guide to the operation and use of the Ethereum Open Blockchain. It's currently being written, and is scheduled for publication in Q1'2018 by O'Reilly Media.

Courses

Stanford University

Bitcoin Engineering (CS251P)

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CS251 tackles the applied side of Bitcoin with a focus on practical projects. Students go through a series of Bitcoin-based labs, each of which are focused on a single practical problem that they'd encounter while trying to use Bitcoin. Over the course of going through these labs, students learn how to use Bitcoin mining chips in conjunction with Bitcoin-based software to build micropayments-based applications that work with an internet-connected device. The goal of the class it to help students gain the practical knowledge required to build fairly sophisticated hardware and software applications that require intimate knowledge of the Bitcoin protocol.

Clients

BitPesa

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BitPesa is an online payment platform that launched in 2013. It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with office operations in Lagos, London, Luxembourg and Dakar. BitPesa focuses on offers real-time settlement at wholesale FX rates to frontier and emerging markets.

Blockchain

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Blockchain is a cryptocurrency wallet and block explorer service. Launched in August 2011, the service provides data on recent transactions, mined blocks in the bitcoin blockchain, charts on the bitcoin economy, and statistics and resources for developers. Information from and links to the website are common in media coverage and in bitcoin forums.

Canaan Creative

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Canaan Creative, known simply as Canaan, is a computer hardware manufacturer with specific integrated circuit design skills based in Beijing, China founded in 2013. Canaan invented the first Bitcoin mining processors and computers and leads bitcoin hardware mining by using advanced ASIC semiconductor manufacturing processes. Canaan is known for its quality hardware paired with Open Source Software.

Earn.com

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Based in Silicon Valley, California, and founded in 2013, Earn.com, formerly known as 21, enables micropayments with bitcoin-payable APIs, and microtasks between users via their paid messaging platform. In the past, the company has also experimented with embeddable mining chipis that can be integrated into internet-connected device, thereby supporting a continuous stream of digital currency for use in a wide variety of applications.

Libra

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Libra provides a platform that enables non-technical business users who interact with distributed ledger networks. The platform is segmented into three solution layers. Each layer works independently, or together as a full stack. Core functionality includes highly-configurable monitoring, reporting, and compliance capabilities. Libra Enterprise is protocol agnostic which allows it to connect to various external data sources.

Projects

Bitcoin Core

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Bitcoin Core is a reference client of bitcoin. Initially, the software was published by Satoshi Nakamoto under the name Bitcoin, then Bitcoin-Qt and later renamed to Bitcoin Core. It is also known as the Satoshi client. It is a full client used by bitcoin nodes that create the bitcoin network. Through the changes to Bitcoin Core, its developers make changes to the underlying bitcoin protocol.

Bitcoin.org

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Bitcoin.org was originally registered and owned by Satoshi Nakamoto and Martti Malmi. When Satoshi left the project, he gave ownership of the domain to additional people, separate from the Bitcoin developers, to spread responsibility and prevent any one person or group from easily gaining control over the Bitcoin project. Since then, the site has been developed and maintained by different members of the Bitcoin community. On GitHub, there have been over 3,200 commits from 180 contributors. Over 950 translators have helped make the site natively display in 25 different languages. In 2017, over 17,000,000 unique visitors have visited Bitcoin.org more than 2,000,000 times.

Code To Inspire

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Code To Inspire (CTI) uses technology education and outreach to provide Afghan women with leverage in their fight for social, political, and economic equality. CTI helps build skills and infrastructure for women to compete in the global tech market, empowering them financially and socially. The CTI model is a scalable approach to tackle gender inequality and poverty.

Eesti 2.0

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Eesti 2.0 is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire the next generation of Estonians to choose a future in technology by providing students with different technological tools and offering them ideas to apply these technologies. Eesti focuses on elementary, middle and high school students across Estonia. Its goal is to nourish creative thinking across disciplines and connect science based theories to real life phenomena and events.

Git Money

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Git Money enables people to work from anywhere and get paid bitcoin. It's built on top of GitHub, with a simple workflow - repository maintainers attach a bitcoin bounty to issues they have open on their repositories. Any person who then submits a pull request containing their bitcoin address, resolving that issue, will automatically receive the amount of the bounty if it gets merged.

Nakamoto Fund

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The Nakamoto Fund helps people in a completely transparent way using the blockchain. 100% of all bitcoin (with the exception of network transaction fees) goes directly to recipients. The Nakamoto Fund finds people anywhere around the world who need financial assistance and we send them bitcoin. Their stories are shared, along with their bitcoin addresses, so others can help too.

Company

Digital Currency Depository & Trust Company

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DCDT helps individuals, businesses and institutions transact, invest and do business all around the world. DCDT specializes in digital currencies and other types of digital assets, futures and derivatives, custodial and brokerage services, portfolio management solutions, application development and consulting, as well as subsidiary management, development and acquisition.