Building an Ethereum Environment with Docker

Docker is a powerful tool for managing containers and run-time environments and, besides its many advantages, Docker can also be handy to keep our development workstation tidy while playing with all kind of cool technologies – like Ethereum. In this article, we are going to harness the power of Docker to build a first Ethereum work and development environment.

Crypto Miner Set-Up – Tanguy’s cpuminer-multi

Mining Altcoins is sometimes quite venturesome. The various download links on the Internet are often pointing to obscure file servers. In this article, we are going to compile Tanguy Pruvot’s version of the “cpuminer-multi” project, one of the most advanced CPU miner tools around, and the, than see how to use it. I also examined the behaviour from a system’s point of view .

Monero – How to Setup a Full Node under Linux

Monero is a crypto currency in the same way than Bitcoin is. Monero is however extremely different in many ways. It has different goals and does not share software and code with the Bitcoin code. Due to the decentralized and peer-to-peer nature of the Monero network, it becomes more robust and resilient as it becomes larger. Running a full node helps stabilizing and securing the network. A full node contributes to the consensus and increases the Blockchain data distribution. So…let’s set-up one…

Bitcoin, Belgium and VAT

The “VAT Question” is a widely discussed issue in the European Bitcoin and crypto currency community. It turns around the question whether profits made by acting as broker are subject to European Valued Added Tax (VAT), in the same way as profit made by trading physical goods. Concerning Belgium, there is a recent development…