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Ethereum Blockchain Parsing

/ Sven Boesiger / Blockchain

About two weeks ago me and two fellow research colleagues sat together and wanted to analyze the Ethereum blockchain with machine learning techniques. It became very fast clear that we had to parse the Ethereum blockchain in a format more convenient, such as a csv file or rows in a Mongo database, in order to […]

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Systemd Ethereum Geth Service on Ubuntu

/ Sven Boesiger / Blockchain, Ubuntu

Installing Ethereum and the blockchain with its “geth” tool on the current version on Ubuntu is rather straightforward. The same counts of course also for transferring Ethers to a local wallet. In order to keep the blockchain in sync locally at all times, it is necessary to launch the command line interface manually each time […]

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Ethereum mining on Ubuntu

/ Sven Boesiger / Blockchain

Due to the attractive price of Ethereum these days is decided to start mining the cryptocurrency once more – after some experience with Bitcoin back in 2013. I calculated this morning that at a price of 220 CHF/ETH, I end up with 0.06 CHF profit/h (that is mining-revenue minus hourly energy costs). Mining on Ubuntu […]

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Moving Ethers to a Local Linux Ethereum Wallet

/ Sven Boesiger / Ubuntu

In the light of the massive surge in the price of Ethereum (ETH) in the last weeks I wondered if my online wallet provider was in fact buying the digital currency for me. I didn’t feel that sure, since betting on a burst of the bubble anytime soon could yield massive profits for these online […]

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RSync Support on Zyxel nsa325-v2 NAS

/ Sven Boesiger / NAS

Unfortunetly the Zyxel nsa325-v2 NAS doesn’t anymore support rsync capabilities out of the box. It can be reinstalled though (even on the latest firmware 4.80) with the help of the ffp package. To be able to use it I added a file called “web_prefix” containing the following line into the admin/zy-pkgs folder: ftp://ftp.zyxel-tech.de/ Afterwards I […]

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I am a research associate and Ph.D. student at the University of St. Gallen. I am interested in business and technology.

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