With increased interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, there is also increasing interest in the underlying technology, i.e. blockchain. While Financial Technology (FinTech) companies were the first ones to notice the potential of blockchain outside of cryptocurrencies, now more and more businesses are exploring the technology. For e.g.
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Our Top 5 Blockchain Books
Topics: Cryptocurrency books Blockchain
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How to Keep Your Cryptocurrency Safe
Throughout the history of cryptocurrencies, there have been several instances of cryptocurrency exchange hacks. Perhaps you may have even heard of some, such as the infamous Mt. Gox (which is actually an acronym for Magic: The Gathering Online eXchange). We intend to take a look at some of the prominent incidents, identify common patterns, and offer best practices for cryptocurrency traders.
Topics: security Cryptocurrency Blockchain
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How I Won My First Blockchain Hackathon: Newbie Hacker's Guide
Below we interview Gabby, a former Wealth Planning Analyst who enrolled in Byte Academy’s Intro To Python program. Although he could not persuade his classmates, Gabby signed up for his first hackathon - the Linnia Protocol Blockchain Hackathon run by Consensys, one of the leading companies in the blockchain space. Gabby both won the hack and advanced his career. Read how he did it:
Topics: Student Stories Cryptocurrency hackathon Careers Blockchain student interview
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Inside Bitcoin & Blockchain - By the Founder of a Bitcoin Wallet
Bitcoin and blockchain, the digital ledger used for bitcoin, have been headlining news. Bitcoin, once associated with illicit online transactions, is being recognized by big banks. Just this week State Street, one of the oldest banks in the US, made headlines as it set up its own innovation lab to deal with blockchain technology. JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with more banks to come, backed R3, a blockchain consortium. To understand Bitcoin, blockchain and the crypto future we sat down with Tim Lee, founder of ArcBit bitcoin wallet, who has been dealing with the blockchain much earlier before the general public, or even large banks, heard about the Bitcoin or its digital ledger. Tim comes from the start-up background - similar to the Bitcoin and blockchain founders and disruptors. Byte Academy is excited to announce that Tim Lee will be doing a blockchain workshop October 16 in addition to other part-time classes.
Topics: arcbit Cryptocurrency Startup digital ledger Bitcoin Blockchain
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Student Interview: From Aerospace To Blockchain CTO
Meet recent grad Stephane Gallet, whose background includes founding a travel company (based in Brazil) and aerospace. Even before graduating Byte's immersive blockchain bootcamp program, Stephane was offered a role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)/ VP Engineering at one of New York City's leading blockchain startups where he currently is loving his job. (He even stops by to visit and collaborate with the team from his Alma Mater).
Topics: Student Stories Cryptocurrency Startup Careers Interview Blockchain student interview
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Crypto Exchanges: What's The Difference/Which Should I Pick?
With the increasing number of cryptocurrencies available nowadays, it’s the right time to look at how to trade in cryptocurrencies. We start with examining your potential objectives, and from thereon, we look at the various factors you should consider before choosing the right trading platform. We also list prominent cryptocurrency exchanges, along with their pros and cons.
Topics: finance Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Blockchain
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Blockchain: the future of tech or just another Dotcom bubble?
Those who’ve heard of blockchain technology at all will likely associate it with Bitcoin, the decentralized, internationally traded ‘cryptocurrency’ which made headlines across the globe back in March when the value of a single ‘bitcoin’ surpassed that of an ounce of gold. For those who don’t know, bitcoins are digital, nonphysical ‘coins’ which can be used to buy goods and services online. The trading of these bitcoins, along with all other cryptocurrencies (of which there are many), is underpinned by a database protocol called blockchain.