EtherPing - get notified when you receive Ethereum payments

My friend Jeff Lau and I this week finished work on EtherPing, a simple web service which notifies you by email when your Ethereum address receives a payment. EtherPing monitors the global Ethereum network for transactions sent to your specified a...

Setting up geth Ethereum node to run automatically on Ubuntu

For a recent project I’m working on I needed to get geth running as a background service on Ubuntu so that I could connect to it via HTTP-RPC and obtain blockchain information. In this post I will outline the steps I took to make this work on my D...