Bitfinex API: Order Books & Checksums

The Bitfinex order books provide a real time overview of market interest by listing all pubic bids and asks. On bitfinex.com, this data is visualized in the lower, center section of each trading page. The order books are also available via Bitfinex’s various APIs, and today...

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Grenache CLI – Command Line Interface

  Much of the infrastructure at Bitfinex is based on Grenache, a small high-performance framework built around Distributed Hashtables (DHT). Today we take a look at the Grenache Command Line Interface (CLI), a set of tools to interact with the Grenache-grape suite from your command line. Using Grenache CLI,...

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smidgen – an IOTA Multisignature Wallet

The security of our users is very important to us. For this reason, we are excited to be able to announce the release of smidgen, an IOTA Multisignature wallet. Multisignature wallets add an extra layer of security. By using an IOTA Multisignature wallet, we can create addresses which require multiple seeds for each transaction, each seed owned by one or multiple persons. smidgen is Open Source Software and is licensed under the MIT license. Right now, smidgen is in its final beta stage. smidgen is beta software and supports many other handy commands, ranging from address generation to balance checking. You can install smidgen with:
npm install -g smidgen
 
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Microservices with Grenache

Microservices are awesome! But they also bring their own problems with them. How to solve service discovery? How does distribution of tasks work between them? Distributed Hashtables are an efficient solution to these problems. In Grenache, we use Kademlia. Kademlia is also used in BitTorrent for Peer-to-Peer Networking. Today, we want to take a look at how we can use Grenache to create a microservice setup in less than 80 lines of code. Everyone knows that Node.js is bad with CPU intensive tasks, as they block our server. In our tutorial, we will create a Fibonacci number service that our other Node.js services can use.
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Bitfinex WebSockets Telegram Bot

Today we are going to create a simple chatbot that integrates with Bitfinex market data through the WebSockets API. There's been a lot of talk that chat bots are the user interface of the future. While I am not quite sold that "the app is dead", I can see...

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