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Why use Stellar over Ethereum for Payments

By Emily on Aug 17, 2020 1:36:24 PM

Recently edChain, one of the first distributed networks for education, switched from ethereum to Stellar for payments on its content distribution platform. Ethereum, the most popular blockchain for payments, with thousands upon thousands of transactions occurring per day, has run into problems, due to its popularity, particularly high cost, which is the prime reason edChain made the switch.

Topics: payments education edchain Blockchain
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Why I Learned How to Code and You Should Too

By Byte on Aug 17, 2020 5:32:01 AM

“I want to lose 10 lbs before summer.”
“I want to read a book a week.”
“I will eat more fruits.”
“I will give up smoking.”
“I will be more organized.”
“I want a bikini-bod this year.”

We all make New Year resolutions but they tend to be personal. Many don't last more than a month, so when we reconsider how to self-improve, why not do something relevant, achievable and, new - like learning a very important skill in this digital age: coding.

It’s common to look at a website and wonder how it was made or look at a mobile app and think, “Hey that's pretty neat!” or, “that was so useful but I wonder if it could also do that...” Even marveling at technological innovations, we distance ourselves from them if we don't know the basics in order to understand what's happening behind the interface.

 The world of 1’s and 0’s was hostile territory to me, sanitized by a set of rules. Studying Arts, coding and I were like oil and water. I could not relate to my friends struggling to learn C++. Once in grad school, I took a compulsory coding workshop. It wasn't like swallowing the red pill, but when I saw my sample Web page from the lines of code I had sweated over, everything seemed to make sense in the former unknown universe. At an age where I felt the world was out of my control, coding was something that I could do by myself. If something didn't work, I could mend it. The power to build websites and databases could be mine...

Topics: education programming Programming Tips

Our Blockchain Bootcamp in Bloomberg

By Byte on Aug 14, 2020 9:04:25 AM

Bloomberg has a great article on rising demand of blockchain developers and the lack of supply. Our course starts on October 25th, Apply now or contact us to find out more about the course.

Topics: bloomberg news education career Blockchain
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Blockchain FAQ #1: What is a fork in the Blockchain?

By Byte on Aug 12, 2020 9:25:16 AM

In the standard software industry parlance, a software fork is just a copy of an existing project. Considering the current pre-eminence of open-source software development, a software fork can very often be carried out without explicit permission from the developer of the original project. In case of the blockchain, it is different. A blockchain fork is when a blockchain splits into two separate chains.

Topics: bitcoin education faq Blockchain