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What I'm doing now:
Just finished a full month of travelling around Brazil - partly for business, partly for fun.
Quit alcohol and am in the process of quitting gambling (via Alan Carr's EasyWay.)
Taking a break from Instagram and recently deleted my old LinkedIn - though I'm back on a new profile again.
Finally got my residency in Brazil approved.
Working 4 days a week at Easy Crypto Brazil and wrapping up my software contracting work.
For over half my career, I have worked exclusively in the cryptocurrency/blockchain market.
PIX is an instant payment system recently launched in Brazil. It is an open protocol, so I made this small demo app that allows a PIX payment request to be paid with cryptocurrency.
I am a versatile software engineer specialized in displaying/understanding blockchain transactions.
Note: I am currently not available to work on any new projects.
I first bought bitcoin in 2013, when I was in high school.
To say that it's shaped my career is an understatement - I got my first "real job" as a web developer, and subsequent work in the eCommerce and mobile apps space, all thanks to skills I learned via bitcoin.
In 2017 I took the jump to begin working exclusively in cryptocurrency, and haven't looked back since.
I've worked with several trailblazing crypto companies including Binance, SatoshiLabs, iFinex, and Cryptopia.
The 3 things I've done since beginning working in crypto, that I'm most proud of, are:
1. Spearheaded the development of bitcoin payments at over 15 thousand Coca-Cola vending machines across New Zealand and Australia. This was full-stack: I built the wallet, mobile app interface, API, and connector with Coca-Cola's cloud vending systems.
2. Quit my job to move to Georgia (the country, not the state), to start a business and create the world's first bulk-search block explorer. Even though this was a commercial failure, I learned a ton, and came out with a lot of friends in the crypto industry.
3. Helped thousands of customers recover and access what is now probably worth several million dollars worth of cryptocurrency, in deposit-related accidents, at a top-20 crypto exchange.
I am always working and learning. Check out my projects for more.
References available on request.
Start a conversation:
+55 11 95667 4538 (Telegram, WhatsApp, and Signal, in order of my preference.)Email any recipient at scaur.nz@JamesScaur - Telegram or KeybaseInvite me to a meeting with my work email firstname.lastname@example.org