Complete list of open-source blockchain platforms

The blockchain ecosystem has exploded with multiple open source projects and that’s good for the blockchain’s future because multiple blockchain platforms communities will urge themselves towards more innovation in the same field.

  • Ethereum
  • Hyperledger
  • R3s Corda
  • Axoni
  • Ripple
  • Eris
  • HydraChain
  • MultiChain
  • OpenChain

If I’ve missed any other platform, please let me know in comments, I’ll add it to the list.

FirefoxOS Hackathon at Unbox Festival

As an open source enthusiast, I believe in the philosophy of Mozilla’s FirefoxOS :  to bring the “openness, accessibility and opportunity” of web to mobile.

Last weekend,  I went to Unbox Festival. There, I got chance to help in organizing FirefoxOS Hackathon with FirefoxOS India Core team. The event was full of fun and excitement with peoples from very diverse fields like arts, literature, designers, technology, MIT, TED, IoT, open source, arduino and entrepreneurs.

You may peek into some snaps here

The FirefoxOS Hackathon was a 3 day long competition. First day was meant for hustling and looking for nice ideas to implement. Second day was devoted to forming teams and voting for ideas. Third day was for actual implementation.

There are lots of ideas floating around but I do believe that execution is better than idea. I believe in “Product guy” over a “Idea person”.

Today, the technology is changing at speed of thought and open-source software and hardware are taking this change “wave” into a “storm”. More specifically on hardware side, Arduino and Raspberry pi are taking the leads. These days, I am into Arduino (although, don’t know when will my first big IoT idea will shape into a product).

Some of the interesting resources, which I found from this event are enlisted below  :

1. Arduino + Robotics : http://ardubotics.com/
2. Photography : http://blindboys.org/
3. FirefoxOS : https://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/11/firefox-os-video-presentations-and-slides-on-the-os-webapis-hacking-and-writing-apps/
4. Arduino : http://www.arduino.cc/
5. FirefoxOS : https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/os
6. IoT Academy : iotacademy.org

First contribution to Laravel : Most popular PHP framework of 2014

Before switching to Laravel, I used to be a fan of CakePHP

I got a multi-lingual web app project  in which we need to sanitize some timezones. I wrote it for my project then I proposed to include it in Laravel by filing a proposal (link). And happily got green signal from Taylor Otwell. I forked laravel/framework, made changes and filed a Pull Request here. Documentation for uses can be found here 

Taylor Otwell merged my commits 🙂 Cheers !

So, if you are using Laravel > v4.2. It have 42 lines of code written by me 😛

Are you looking to contributing to Laravel? Here is the key.