About Shane Breatnach

Senior software engineer

The trap of predicting crypto value

Fred Wilson made reference to an interesting topic a while ago: how to predict what will happen to crypto prices based on their fundamentals. Stock markets have plenty of mechanisms to do this: price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, dividend yields, etc. Crypto markets, on the other hand, are very much in their infancy and so are the [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

Will the centre hold?

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; The best art always retains modern relevance. And so it proves with this excerpt from an Irishman. One of the main benefits of using a public blockchain is that no one entity controls the system. [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

Adventures in Ethereum

The Ethereum blockchain offers plenty of excellent features that make perfect sense for Blockchain applications: immutability, transparency, and verified distribution across the globe. But as a developer experience? Oof, it’s not fun. There are a number of tools and frameworks out there that support building a program that runs on the Ethereum virtual machine (EVM). [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Technical|0 Comments

How To Buy ZetoTokens with MetaMask

For people who are new to the Ethereum network, investing in an ICO can be scary. The tools make big assumptions about your technical knowledge and strange errors abound. What we want to do with this post is go step-by-step for anybody who wants to invest in ZetoChain but doesn't know how. MetaMask The tool [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Howto|0 Comments

Should we Coco?

Blockchain is definitely the new hotness in the software industry and a number of the big players are getting in on the action. Microsoft announced a new product last year that works with Ethereum and other distributed application blockchains: the Coco framework. They still haven’t released anything more than a white paper, despite promising a [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments
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