Blockchain Research Developer - BC-379

Preferred Disciplines: Computer science, software engineering or related field at Masters or PhD level
Project length:  8 to 12 months. Possibility of longer term extension. (2+ units)
Desired start date: Summer 2018
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
No. of Positions: 1 
Preferences:  Language : English
Company: NA

 

About Company:

Blockchain is a foundational technology that has the potential to provide a safer, cheaper, faster and more secure means of performing global transactions. This is accomplished by leveraging cryptography and vast networks of distributed computers to secure transactions on a digital ledger. When individuals and companies contribute computing power to these networks, this is known as mining. The cryptocurrency market provides a decentralized space for individuals to transfer and exchange digital assets. Mining is the backbone of this process. Miners regularly combine their computing resources through mining pools and may leverage mining platforms in-order-to increase operational efficiency and profitability. If mining is the backbone of digital markets, mining platforms are the engine. The company is a revolutionary Software as a Service (SaaS) Solution that will disrupt the blockchain mining and exchange industries.

Project Description:

Researching, prototyping and developing innovative blockchain architecture to support a cryptocurrency mining and exchange network.

Background and required skills

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • To design a blockchain architecture that will secure mining and exchange transactions records with flexible network scale-ability and rapid transaction speed. 

Methodology:

To be determined

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Software development experience required, experience with React.js and GraphQL is preferred, experience with Ethereum’s solidity language is an asset

 

For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

  1. Check your eligibility and find more information about open projects.
  2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying directly to Amin Aziznia, aaziznia(a)mitacs.ca
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