Disclaimer: due to the rapid progress being made in this field, information in this post may go out of date. This blog post is not financial or legal advice of any sort.

Introduction

We are excited to announce the creation of an open-source oracles framework for DFINITY’s Internet Computer (IC)!

This framework will be a jumping off point for the IC developer community, empowering them to easily connect applications on the Internet Computer to the real world. It’s been thoroughly documented and designed to be very simple to use, enabling developers to set up an oracle within 10 minutes.

But before…


“I’ll go swap with AlgoSwap!”

Disclaimer: decentralized finance (DeFi) is a rapidly-changing field. Because of this, information in this post may go out of date. This blog post is not financial or legal advice of any sort.

Introduction

We are excited to introduce AlgoSwap, a decentralized exchange protocol for the Algorand blockchain. It enables traders to exchange arbitrary fungible Algorand Standard Assets with a secure, fast, and flexible exchange protocol.

If you’re new to the world of decentralized exchanges, don’t worry! This post is intended to give readers a high-level overview of AlgoSwap and the motivation behind it.

The project has been open-sourced, and is currently…


Disclaimer: All material in this post has been used with permission. Certain details omitted for client confidentiality.

tl;dr Optical Character Recognition (OCR) can help turn your scanned documents into useful data, automate your manual processes, and save massive amounts of time and effort.

Sounds straightforward — but what actually goes into it? We illustrate with a case study: an OCR data pipeline for a legaltech company with Python, AWS Textract, and Puppeteer.

Introduction

We’ve met many companies struggling to manage huge libraries of paper documents. They’re a treasure trove of messy, but important information for their business.

Some examples include:

  • Legal…


TL;DR: In 2 weeks, we built an open-source live feed of Chia Network’s Keybase community. Check it out here!

Overview

Chia Network is a “decentralized open source global blockchain which is less wasteful, more decentralized, and more secure”. It was founded by Bram Cohen, the creator of BitTorrent.

Building a strong developer community is key to the success of a cryptocurrency like Chia. Their community was on Keybase Teams, an end-to-end encrypted instant-messaging application similar to Slack.

But without a Keybase account, visitors to their site could not view the latest updates about Chia. …


A fun tale of when software is much easier said than done.

Disclaimer: All material in this post has been used with permission. Certain details modified for client confidentiality.

TL;DR: “Just read in data from Excel files. Easy!” We were wrong. When geometry, image analysis, and a little creativity come together to save a client countless hours of struggle.

Shameless plug: if data ingestion troubles are keeping you up at night, contact us!

The Project That Started It All

We founded our software consultancy so we could pursue our dreams in a way that full-time jobs wouldn’t let us: a touring death metal drummer, a mad roboticist, and a one-man band.

It was just three of us in…

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