"awesome-ethereum-rollups" [repository]: In 2021, layer 2s are finally getting shipped and so at Rug Pull Index, we want to understand which are the best ones. We're also considering building our own. As part of some multi-month research, I publish and update awesome-ethereum-rollups which is a list of resources on rollups.
"eth-fun" [source]: We see a need for a stateless, functional and performant framework to access Ethereum full nodes through the JSON-RPC interface. eth-fun is that framework.
"taxtool" [source]: It becomes to cumbersome to use MS Excel or Google Spreadsheets to make sense of my crypto currency taxes. I need more precise tooling. So I build taxtool, which is a small CLI that helps me sanitize my tax data.
"rugpullindex.com" [product] [launch post] [blog]: A "rug pull" is a new type of attack where a malicious party pulls a significant portion of liquidity from a market to take profits. As attacks for on-chain crypto currency exchanges accumulate, I launch an index that rates markets by their risk of getting rug pulled. I get sponsored by the Ocean Protocol Foundation to develop the project further.
"SARS-CoV-2, A Threat to Privacy?" [hackathon submission] [arxiv submission]: I find some amazing contributors at the wirvsvirushackathon.org, a hackathon organized by the German government, and we write a paper about privacy in times of crisis.
"WASM SYNTH" [source] [live] [slides] [talk]: I decide that I want to spend more time working with music and so I build a synthesizer myself. I also write a blog about it and give a talk at the Berlin web audio meetup.
"Planet A" [source] [live] [intro post] [recap post]: Some members of Social Dist0rtion Protocol and I decide that we want to do our part in the fight against climate change and so we develop a "serious social game" to playfully raise awareness about tragedy of the commons problems.
"LeapDAO": I complete my first bounties as a contributor to the LeapDAO; and for the first time, as a freelancer, I'm only paid through magic internet money.
"0xdeface.me" [source] [live] [wp] [talk]: After months of Ethereum smart contract hacking, I decide that I have to do something about security. I write a whitepaper for a project called 0xdeface me. It's a security vulnerability submission process protocol specification. l0l.
"Social Dist0rtion Protocol" [live]: Me and the crew attend chaos computer congress. For the first time, we call ourselves officially "Social Dist0rtion Protocol" and launch a game called huntzuckerberg.xyz. [source].
"artonomous at ETHBerlin" [source] [devpost] [intro by simon] [more details]: I take part in the ETHBerlin hackathon and find myself in an amazing time working on an autonomous non-human artist. Our team wins the hackathon. I'm extremely sleep-deprived but happy.
"ipfs-converter.com" [source] [hn post]: I get frustrated using centralized video converter websites. I want distributed systems now! And so I foolishly decide to build a website that converts and uploads any type of movie file directly to IPFS. I submit the site to hacker news and they love it. So much that they crash the site.
"(F)unemployed": I quit my job at BigchainDB to travel, chill and explore new stuff.
"Piano lessons": I start playing the piano.
"Berlin Marathon 2017": I run the Berlin Marathon.
"BigchainDB V1.0 released!" [recording]: I give a talk at the BigchainDB monthly meetup about the new features of BigchainDB v1.0. I also do my first live coding ever! So exciting!
ascribe pivots to BigchainDB: Realizing that ascribe's timing isn't the best, the company shifts focus to build a scalable blockchain database called BigchainDB. I end up heading the remaining ascribe.io team to maintain the code base.
"ascribe.io": I land a job as a frontend developer at a young and aspiring startup in Berlin called ascribe. They want to reenvision how digital art is owned and so we end up inventing a product that'll later become a precursor of what is known as a "Non fungible token" (NFT). At ascribe, it's my responsibility to conceive and maintain its frontend called "onion".
"json-resume-paper" [source] [live]: I'm looking for a job in Berlin, so I need a resume. I find jsonresume.org and think it's a cool idea. I build a theme and submit it to their website. It becomes surprisingly popular.
"Using Textual Emotion Extraction in Context-Aware Computing" [pdf]: I write my bachelor thesis about emotion extraction in text and context-aware computing.