I’m Portia Burton and I’m the creator of Blockchain Explainer. I started my career as a machine learning engineer at Trapit and then worked as a software developer at The Atlantic Magazine. Now I’m working at Slock.it as a blockchain engineer coding up decentralized applications. I created the Blockchain Explainer blog to discuss the blockchain projects and code out there in the world.

I fervently believein coding the change you want to see in the world! 🌎

Events and Talks

ETH Berlin: Hackathon Mentor 9/2018
Technical Toolkit for Blockchain Startup 5/2018
The Evolution and the Future of Blockchain 3/2018
Morgan State University: Cryptoeconomics and the Future of Global Business 3/2018
One World Identity Group: Women in Blockchain, Yes They Exist 2/2018
PyCaribbean: Analyzing Cryptocurrencies with Python and Modern Portfolio Theory 2/2018
DC Blockchain User’s Group: What is Ethereum 1/2018
DC Blockchain User’s Group: Bitcoin, What You Need to Know 8/2017
Government Blockchain Meetup: How to Become a Blockchain Professional 2/2017 PyPDX Keynote: Python, Blockchain and Byte-Sized Change 10/2016
Node JS Amsterdam: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Node 9/2016


Coin Gama: Blockchain 101 with Portia Burton of Blockchain Explainer
The Credentialed: Blockchain Explaining with Portia Burton of the Blockchain Explainer
Crypto Clothesline: Portia Burton of the Blockchain Explainer
BNN: Portia’s Uncommon Path to Becoming a Blockchain Nomad
Blockchain Billions: Crypto and Blockchain