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Data structures and algorithms are essential to computer science. Yes, it is true that most software engineers don’t implement them on an every day basis. However, I do strongly believe that a good foundation of data structures and algorithms can help make you a better, overall engineer.

Today I’m going to be demoing an implementation of bubble sort in assembly. To most people, the thought of this probably sounds insane. You’re probably thinking, “Why on earth would you implement an algorithm in assembly?” Well to start off, I would probably never write a production application in assembly. Compilers do a…


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If you haven’t heard about Bitcoin by now, chances are you most likely live under a rock. From social media to the mainstream news, everyone these days is talking about Bitcoin. As someone who has been involved since 2014 and works in the industry, it definitely has been an exciting time. What once was a nerd’s utopia has now become a mainstream reality. However, with the recent influx of new users emerging into the space, I feel like many people don’t understand what Bitcoin actually is.

To fully understand what Bitcoin is and why it’s important, it’s important to talk…


I woke up today with a bit of a hangover. With some time to kill, I decided to try and create a new bitcoin address that contained part of my name. End result: 1MaxKapqcv8KVHw1mTzZd23uvntnLABvnB and the same hangover.

How I Did It and How You Can Too

The concept of generating a “custom” bitcoin address is known as a “vanity address.” There are many third party sites that will generate one for you, however I do not recommend trusting one as they will be able to directly see your private key. …


Disclaimer: This a purely speculative post. I am in no way affiliated with Reddit.

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Over the past few days, I’ve been doing a lot of research into the Kin project by Kik. I’ve been listening to many of Ted Livingston’s talks about the project, and the idea of integrating a cryptocurrency as a true revenue stream is extremely exciting to me. Moreover, this is the biggest platform to ever integrate a cryptocurrency as a core part of their platform. Naturally, I began to think of different ways mainstream platforms could make use of a cryptocurrency like Kik is doing.

If…


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The most revolutionary products in today’s day and age offer a better product at a lower cost to consumers. While this statement might sound so simple, in a capitalist market where there is so much competition, getting this right is something only an extremely small amount of companies can manage to do. In a huge industry like cloud storage, which is dominated by tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Dropbox, it adds even another layer of difficulty. Well everyone, I’m here to tell you today that Sia was able to pull this off.

Sia is a decentralized cloud storage solution…


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I’ve been around Ethereum for awhile. If are like me, you’ve been telling people how revolutionary Ethereum is since the days Ether was below $50. I was always pretty vocal about my excitement for Ethereum, and now as it grows more popular and mainstream, many of my friends and family are contacting me to learn more about it. In this article, I will give you a brief introduction into what Ethereum actually is.

What is a blockchain?

To first understand what Ethereum is, you first must grasp the concept of what a blockchain is. A blockchain is a series of…

Max Kaplan

Software Engineer | Cryptocurrency Enthusiast

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