Hi, my name is

Dainel Vera,

A Software Engineer Building Disruptive Tech.

With over 10 years of experience, I have a wide range of skills in building web applications, embedded systems, and everything in between for small businesses and start-ups.

About Me

Hi there! My name is Dainel and I am a software engineer located in Denver, CO. I really enjoy creating innovative software and have recently worked on projects such as building Ecommerce Marketplaces, Bitcoin ATMs, SaaS Platforms, Crypto Wallets, and more. If you're interested in seeing some of my favorite projects, please take a look below.

If you have a software project in mind or just want to chat, feel free to contact me through social media or send me an email.

Here are a few technologies I enjoy working with:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Crystal
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • HTML & (S)CSS
  • Vue.js

Where I've Worked

Software Engineer @ Angle

June 2020 - Present
  • Created a global online marketplace for 1000+ professional photographers to connect with customers in over 500 cities, designed to adapt to the changing needs of the business.
  • Maintained existing codebase and offered support during the development of the new platform.
  • Extracted sales and marketing data from legacy Firestore database and created new relationships from that data in order to inform business decisions around the new platform.
  • Containerization (docker) of backend and deployment system, multi layer, multi environment.
  • Liaison between cross functional teams to obtain requirements and analysis needs.

Lead Engineer @ HODL Wallet

April 2018 - September 2019
  • Led the development of a Bitcoin only open source wallet for Android and iOS.
  • Built a team to maintain and enhance the wallet's features in-house.
  • Continued hands-on support of some applications and open source libraries.
  • Created usable prototypes to test product concepts and technological feasibility.

CTO / Co-Founder @ Bitstop

August 2014 - September 2019
  • Developed a turn-key Bitcoin ATM platform that now supports a network of 1700+ machines across 10 states.
  • Designed and configured the fully automated CI lifecycle for the mission-critical external web app resulting in a 4x reduction of average deployment time.
  • Hired and managed 6 developers of varying skills and specialties.
  • Architected and planned diverse software projects at various life cycle stages.
  • Worked with a kiosk machine manufacturer to streamline the process of deploying custom software on bare metal.
  • Participated in code reviews on various projects to ensure code and design consistency across teams.
  • Founded and hosted Miami’s first Bitcoin Hackathon.

Co-Founder @ The Plantain

March 2016 - October 2018
  • Setup and maintained a distributed WordPress multisite network.
  • Helped in the creation of multiple satirical news outlets.

Web Developer @ iAnalyst

July 2012 - July 2014
  • Developed WordPress themes from static designs using primarily HTML, CSS, and jQuery.
  • Built WordPress Plugins to meet clients' business needs.
  • Maintained multiple Dedicated and VPS Linux servers hosting more than 80 active client websites.
  • Offered customer support through an email ticketing system.

Web Developer @ Oasis Media Group

May 2010 - October 2011
  • Received training in WordPress Codex, APIs, PHP and Ruby.
  • Performed many small projects on client websites utilizing PHP ranging from third-party API integration to the parsing and display of RSS feeds.

Some Things I've Built

Angle Platform

Design and develop an ecommerce platform that allows professional photographers from around the world to showcase their work and connect with potential clients. This platform is accessible in more than 550 cities, providing a vast network of 800+ photographers for customers to choose from.

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Node.js


I was previously the CTO of Bitstop, a Florida-based Bitcoin ATM company that aims to make Bitcoin easily accessible. During this time, I helped develop the infrastructure to support a network of ATMs, managed a team of 6 developers, organized and hosted Miami's first Bitcoin hackathon, and deployed and managed a network of 200 Bitcoin ATMs.

  • Crystal
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • .NET

HODL Wallet

HODL Wallet is a free, open-source, and decentralized Bitcoin wallet available for both iOS and Android. I have been involved in the project from its inception, and took the lead on developing the prototype, which was a bitcoin-only fork of the original BRD wallet. I also helped transition the development to an in-house team and create landing pages. The iOS market was lacking a decentralized Bitcoin wallet, and we saw an opportunity to fill this gap with HODL.

  • Swift
  • Java
  • C
  • Node.js

The Plantain

I assisted in establishing a WordPress multisite for a Miami-based satirical news website that parodied The Onion. The website was created by a group of friends with the goal of raising awareness of local news through humor. As part of my involvement, I also ensured the website's uptime was maintained.

  • Wordpress
  • Ruby
  • PHP

Open Source Projects


A Discord Bot to easily find Game Guides directly in chat.

  • Node.js

IGN search proxy

Small google search proxy for ign.com and ign.com/wikis

  • Ruby

Secret Splitter

Shamir's Secret Sharing with offline support

  • HTML
  • jQuery

Random Crypto Picker

A simple tool that picks a random Crypto-Pair for you

  • Node.js
  • HTML
  • jQuery

Tipcoin Core

Experimental Open Source Blockchain for P2P Tipping

  • C++


A Crystal shard for communicating with the Twilio API

  • Crystal


Hunter.io API wrapper for Crystal-Lang

  • Crystal

Foxhole Artillery Calculator

Simple Foxhole artillery distance and azimuth calculator

  • HTML
  • jQuery


Experimental fishing bot for World of Warcraft Classic

  • Python

enVarg price widget

Interactive Crypto price widget for OBS/Streamlabs

  • HTML
  • jQuery

Get In Touch

I’m currently looking for new opportunities as a backend engineer. Interested in collaborating or have a question? Say hello!

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