Generating Addresses in PostgreSQL

During my initial dirty-hack of the coindroids system for defcon/defcoin, we took a lazy step and just pre-populated an address table with a boatload of addresses generated outside the system. While this was great for preparing for a three day conference, it obviously isn't ideal for a real production…

The Honeypot of Cryptocurrencies: DEFCOIN

As I spoke about in a previous post, I am fairly drawn to details about DEFCOIN, the cryptocurrency set to make its major debut at DEF CON 22. Under the hood, DEFCOIN is just another altcoin, a find/replace of the litecoin source with the word defcoin instead. There really…

Deploying an Electrum Buildpack to Heroku

Long story short, I had an idea for a project but no real time to make it happen. Rather than let my initial research go to waste, here are the steps I took to get the Electrum Bitcoin client running on Heroku. Warning Storing your Bitcoin private keys anywhere that…