Today, we’re speaking with Daniel Pichler, Blockchain Engineer, about his profession at Bitpanda.
Could you inform us about your start at Bitpanda?
While I’ve remained in the area prior to and have actually been engaging with Bitcoin because 2013, I just began working for Bitpanda in February of this year.
Because of the pandemic, I in fact haven’t satisfied all of my employee personally yet, however the intro to the task worked well regardless of that. So well, in reality, that we’re now working with totally remote employee.
What does a blockchain engineer at Bitpanda usually do daily?
As a blockchain engineer, you are accountable for the facilities – typically the blockchain nodes – and the surrounding code basis to allow consumers the safe and fast deposits and withdrawals of funds. In the early morning we typically see if there were any occurrences throughout the night and check as a group if there are upcoming upgrades or tough forks for the existing services. Once that is fixed, we concentrate on executing brand-new blockchains and extra services for existing chains into the platform, mainly utilizing Python for any interactions with nodes and services. Before we launch a brand-new variation of among our microservices, we look for mistakes by examining each others’ code and providing pointers for more effectiveness or code readability enhancements.
Why did you select Bitpanda?
I’ve been rather enthusiastic about the subject for a long period of time, within which Bitpanda in specific has actually done a great deal of things extremely well throughout the years. I worked rather gladly in another growing business previously, however the lure of the market pulled me in. With the development trajectory and difficulties we presently see, I am now delighted that I shot and signed up with the Blockchain group at Bitpanda. There is a lot to discover for home builders in the market, and while I did so mainly on my own or as part of Bitcoin Austria, I now take pleasure in enhancing together, while having the ability to do what I like on a full-time basis within this group.
Where do you see blockchain engineering one year from now?
The blockchain engineering function is still rather undefined. For us, it’s presently clear that it mainly implies interaction with numerous blockchains for hedging and payment functions, however I see the field broadening and ending up being more intricate in the future. Smart agreements have currently end up being a considerable gamer in the market and second-layer options like the Lightning Network or Polygon are here to scale inexpensive payments and blockchain interactions. I believe as an engineer in this area, there is constantly going to be something entirely brand-new to learn more about and you get to be among the very first to communicate with it expertly.
We’re on the lookout for those fast-moving, gifted, “roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen” type of individuals who wish to develop Bitpanda with us. If you’re somebody who believes huge, moves quick and wishes to make an effect right from the first day, take a look at our existing blockchain position and use now! We’d enjoy to have you onboard for a fantastic journey ahead. Let’s go!