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People of Parity: Bastian Köcher

October10 04, 2020 in

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People of Parity: Bastian Köcher

In 2017, Bastian Köcher, aka “Basti,” applied for a job he thought was for a C++ developer. It turned out they were looking for someone to code in the new Rust programming language. So he said, “Fine, I’ll learn it…

People of Parity: Benjamin Kampmann

October10 16, 2019 in

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People of Parity: Benjamin Kampmann

Benjamin Kampmann, aka GNUnicorn ( GitHub , Twitter ), first got into development when he built a Geocities website with a group of friends. At that point he realized the potential of building IT and communications tech…

People of Parity: Shawn Tabrizi

September9 01, 2019 in

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People of Parity: Shawn Tabrizi

When Shawn Tabrizi ( GitHub , Twitter ) was at Microsoft, he would wait every day to go home and hack on Ethereum smart contracts. After reading Mastering Ethereum by Gavin Wood and Andreas Antonopoulos, Shawn…

People of Parity: Wei Tang

June6 26, 2019 in

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People of Parity: Wei Tang

Wei Tang ( GitHub , Twitter ) is most commonly identified online by his handle @sorpaas, a Lojban compound word roughly meaning “many hopes.” His handle is accompanied by a serene avatar of an island with a house and a…

People of Parity: Jaco Greeff

May5 15, 2019 in

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People of Parity: Jaco Greeff

“It was a string of numbers they gave me. It will never work,” Jaco Greeff ( GitHub , Twitter ) recalls about his first impressions of Bitcoin. An electrical engineer by training, Jaco wrote embedded systems, C++, C…

People of Parity: Tomasz Drwięga

March3 07, 2019 in

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People of Parity: Tomasz Drwięga

A Parity OG, core developer Tomasz Drwięga ( GitHub , Twitter ) joined Parity as employee number seven (or 007 , as he points out) in January 2016 and watched the company quickly grow from four developers hacking in…

Substrate has arrived

December12 18, 2018 in

4 min read

Substrate has arrived

Substrate 1.0 Beta is out now , opening the door to a radical acceleration in blockchain and decentralised application development. Substrate is an open-source technology stack that makes it easy to create a…

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