Manuel Araoz

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I'm currently a cofounder in BitCorps.

Latest posts from my personal blog


Bitcoin & Blockchain

  • Proof of Existence, a web service to anonymously and securely store an online distributed proof of existence for any document. It uses the bitcoin blockchain as a sort of digital notary.
  • Streamium, a p2p livestreaming application using bitcoin's Payment Channels smart contract for micropayments.
  • Bitcore, a popular JavaScript Bitcoin library I helped create while working at BitPay.
  • MultiPaper, a Multi-signature address (P2SH) paper wallet using bitcore.
  • Decentraland, a blockchain-based virtual reality world.


Miscellaneous interests

  • Indie games, especially Braid, a game about time and causation that showed me that videogames can be as deep and enjoyable as books, music or art. Other games I enjoyed a lot are osu!, Today I Die, Undertale and The Witness.
  • eSports, or competitive play of videogames. I once trained and played in Starcraft II and League of Legends tournaments. Valuable resources for learning were Sean Plott's Day[9] TV and Shaun Clark's Terran Tutorials.
  • Creative Coding, or making art via code. I've seen some mind-bending examples like this fantastic video from FITC Tokyo 2015, the paintings of StyleNet
  • Educational Videos on YouTube. My favorite channels are Kurzgesagt, Vsauce and Vi Hart.


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