James Hill

James Hill

I am developer working at the Scott Logic Newcastle office. I'm involved in several projects and have a great interest in the cryptocurrency market. Believe that I may be one of the last Delphi developers on earth.

Awareness of Bitcoin has steadily grown, but understanding of it less so. Allow us to shed some light.
This is the second blog post orientated around Bitcoin and its inner workings. The first post took the blockchain and broke down the algorithms which create the fundamental structure of any cryptocurrency. The post was separated into two sections; the first focusing on the block header and the second focusing on the construction of a transaction. If you are not comfortable with how the blockchain works, I suggest you read the first blog post before continuing.
Over the past several years there has been a lot of talk about cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, and the blockchain technology that underpins them. However it can be difficult to understand how the blockchain actually works in practice, and why it is such a clever method for currency exchange. Two of our graduates are currently developing our own cryptocurrency for use within Scott Logic, as an attempt to better understand the practical uses of the blockchain. In this blog post, we aim to explain the inner workings of the blockchain and help people to understand how it manages to keep transactions both secure and anonymous. This post will go into the low level algorithms of blockchain and provide verified examples alongside each algorithm; this post is not for the faint of heart!
We're the Scott Logic interns for Newcastle in 2014, and our project was to make a mobile-compatible version of the Scratch HTML5 player that allows offline access, and app-like immersion. This blog post is an overview of what we managed to achieve ...