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December 23rd, 2016

From Linux Kernel to Bitcoin Dev

Just as GNU/Linux is the world’s best known open source operating system, bitcoin is the best known open source cryptocurrency, which revived and gave new life to blockchain.

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Australian Rusty Russell gives an amusing TEDx talk in Adelaide, South Australia, explaining his voyage from being a Linux kernel developer to being a bitcoin developer.

You can also read his Google+ post announcing this transition. If Linux attracts some of the smartest minds in computing — and bitcoin does the same — that’s something in bitcoin’s favor. Personally, I have a greater interest in blockchain than in bitcoin. Melanie Swan, the founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains the scope of blockchain in this LinkedIn SlideShare presentation.

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at pshapiro@his.com.

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