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Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre lives through technology. He wrote his first botnet at 12, later graduated in classical piano and went on to a prolific career in software engineering, with notable open source contributions. Alexandre co-founded two startups, including Bitcredits (a bitcoin payments processor, FounderFuel 2014 Spring Cohort). He then helped PasswordBox (acquired by Intel) craft their data stack and ended up as a lead Data Scientist in the Intel Security Consumer division. Today, Alexandre is very active in the blockchain space, advising several early stage companies. Alexandre taught programming for many years. He does live-coding presentations like no one else (Confoo, PyCon conferences) and is the lead organizer of Golang Montréal. You’ll often find him on Telegram, working through lines of code and bugs with others, doing what he can to help build the EOS community.
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Recent Posts

Q&A - Microforks - Everything You Need to Know About Microforks on an EOS Blockchain

November 07, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Microforks can happen on any blockchain. Alexandre explains what a microfork is, when one would happen, and why it would happen.
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Q&A - Hard Forks on an EOS Blockchain - Should I Be Worried?

November 02, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre explains what a hard fork is, when one would happen, and why it would happen. Most importantly, he delves into how EOS is different from other blockchains in how hard forks affect it.
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EOS Devs: An Endpoint with Stronger Guarantees of Inclusion in a Block

September 28, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre from EOS Canada introduces our new endpoint, that gives you a guarantee your transaction was included in a block.

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EOS Mainnet Referendum Contract: How There's No Spam Risk

September 28, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre from EOS Canada gives a rundown of how spam will not be an issue within the referendum contract that is being developed for the EOS mainnet.

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Update on the August 21st 2018 Security Update to the `eosio` System Contract (dubbed v1.1.0-sec.patch-3)

August 24, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

We want to take a moment to give an update on a mitigation for exploits discovered on the EOS Mainnet, deployed on August 22nd 2018, at 13:02 UTC with transaction 628293a6b5398747e14b2c0416b303b4d71a2ff287b02d6c63f236ddb4abda7e.

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Q&A - eosio.msig What Does Multi-Sig Do On An EOS Blockchain?

August 08, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre gives an introduction to why multi-signature (msig) signing is a useful and powerful feature of the EOS blockchain that we should all know about. It helps to make things easier AND more secure.

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Q&A - How Do I Use Permissions To Protect My Account On EOS?

July 11, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre walks through the permissions system within EOS. Permissions can be used to control different security features and operation allowances of an account.

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Q&A - Why Do I Need RAM For My EOS Account?

July 05, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre explains how RAM is used as the main storage layer in EOS. There is a resource limiting system in EOS that makes it so that if you write a transaction to the chain - like to create a new account - it needs to store some data in RAM.

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Q&A - EOS Stake: What Is The Stake & Unstake Mechanism?

June 20, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre walks through the terms staked and unstaked EOS tokens that you may have heard. When the EOS mainnet was launched, all accounts began with tokens in three different states: 'free floating,' 'staked for CPU,' and 'staked for Bandwidth.'

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Q&A - EOS Producers Election: How Are Our Votes Counted?

June 20, 2018 / by Alexandre Bourget

Alexandre Bourget of EOS Canada reviews in 55 seconds how votes are counted on the EOS blockchain.

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