Introducing Chris: Developer

Hi, I'm Chris – one of the developers here at Wallet.Services.  Like the rest of the dev team, I did not start out as a software developer; after initially studying a degree in Forensic Biology I moved in to a career as a bike mechanic.  In my down time I love riding my mountain bike but the novelty of fixing other people’s bikes soon wore off.  This led me to look for a career change through CodeClan's 16 week software development course…

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How Estonia became the #1 Digital Nation

Estonia is a small nation of just over a million people with a reputation as a global leader in e-government. Citizens of Estonia enjoy a streamlined experience across their digital interactions with the state. The “e-Estonia” narrative has driven Europe’s most efficient and effective digital public service, putting it in the driving seat of the European Commission’s digital single market, and sustaining Estonia’s tech start-ups at home, and its international growth aspirations.

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Blockchain 101: Part 2

In my previous article Blockchain 101 (part 1) I introduced some of the fundamental concepts of bitcoin.  I ended by promising a follow up post where I would come back and explain proof of work, and this is it!  To recap, I am focusing on Bitcoin in this post to keep things simple.  Proof of work is the way that Bitcoin does things but other blockchain use other systems such as proof of stake or proof of authority...

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Blockchain 101: Part 1

Since starting at Wallet.Services I have learned a fair bit about blockchain but I still find it difficult to explain it to other people!  This is partly because it is such a massive subject which can be approached from many different angles.  So, I thought I would write this post to organise my understanding of blockchain fundamentals and hopefully help a few of you who are trying to get their first bite of the blockchain learning apple...

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