Fall-backs, Redundancy and Load Balancing

“We aim to be the most reliable, fail-safe and secured platform as we deal not only with real people’s data but their real money as well” . That’s what Rohit (CEO, Mudrex) told me on my call before joining Mudrex about a year back. Since then I have seen the team taking constant measures making our infrastructure more reliable pushing limits on attributes such as availability, robustness, safety and security almost all the time. …


Features and some statistics of America’s cryptocurrency exchange

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Launched in September 2019, Binance.US is a digital asset marketplace, powered by matching engine and wallet technologies licensed from the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. Operated by BAM Trading Services based in San Francisco, California, Binance.US provides a fast, secure and reliable platform to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the United States.

Binance banned United States citizens from trading on its main exchange (i.e. binance.com) and announced the launch of a new exclusive exchange for U.S. citizens on June 14, 2019. Binance.US is run by Catherine Coley, former executive Ripple and Silicon…


Explained with its impact on crypto market

After certain intervals, all cryptocurrencies go through an important hard-coded event known as “halving”. For Bitcoin it is 4 years. It happened in 2012 and 2016 and will happen this year in May.

In this blogpost, I’ll cover the details of “why this process is important?” , “how it takes place?” and the impacts of this process on Bitcoin traders this year.

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Satoshi Nakamoto, founder of Bitcoin, modelled bitcoin as a physical commodity (think of gold), which is finite in numbers. Even if the demand increases there can only be a finite amount…


Bitcoin halving, price surge and trading opportunities

Credits: Coindesk

At the time of writing this BTC price is around $10,000… dropped from $10,250 twelve hours ago.. and surged $1,700 from January’s low. Bitcoin has been on a bullish rally for 3 months now and the high is almost double the six month’s low of $6,584 on December of 18th 2019. The graph shows the price variations in the last 3 months.

Bitcoin suffered its second major crash in 2019 and the price was a mere fraction of the last year’s high of $12,575 in the later months. …


First month with GA4GH. Learnings and Approaches.

Well well with all the coding, reading RFCs, documentation, books excerpts and lots of mentor-ship, I passed my first evaluation of GSoC’18 successfully :) Now as promised in the first blog of this series, this blog will consist of my work, approaches, references I used in the past one month. So let’s get started.

I was assigned with two tasks for the first evaluation

  • Writing compliance documentation for the Reference Retrieval Servers
  • Development of an automated test suite for Reference Retrieval Server on Python

Some definitions might be needed here.

Reference Server: Reference…


Journey so far!

Got selected as a Google Summer of Code student in Global Alliance for Genomics and Health for the project Reference Sequence Retrieval API. Results came out on April 23 09:30 P.M. IST, couldn’t sleep the night out of excitement, although had an exam on 25th which got fucked up for obvious reasons :P

Here is the mandatory picture which I have been seeing in GSoC blogs and every time I used to think why the same screenshot and everyone. Isn’t it boring or too mainstream? But now I understood why the same and why everyone.

About GSoC

Google Summer…

Somesh Chaturvedi

Crypto Enthusiast

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