Bitonic

Bitonic is the largest and oldest bitcoin broker in The Netherlands. Bitonic was founded in May 2012 by Jouke Hofman, Niels van Groningen and Robert de Waard. Bitonic has since grown to 11 FTEs and sold over 300 000 bitcoins.

Bitonic's main service (bitonic.nl) is offering instant bitcoin purchases through iDEAL and Bancontact, and bitcoin sales through SEPA transfers.

Bitonic also runs BL3P (bl3p.eu), the only bitcoin exchange platform in the Netherlands. BL3P was launched in April 2016 and has been live in Europe since December 2016. BL3P is available in all European countries and holds Dutch bank accounts to process EUR transactions.

Bitonic provides a merchant solution which allows not-for-profit organisations to accept bitcoin donations free of charge. Bitonic also facilitates bitcoin transactions for commercial businesses by co-operating with a regulated payment service provider

Bitonic has a partnership with the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, Openbaar Ministerie (OM), to store and sell seized bitcoins through a specifically designed wallet solution. Through Bitonic Academy, Bitonic uses its knowledge and experience to educate, support, inform and advise public and private organisations on operating in the world of Bitcoin.

Finally, Bitonic runs bitcoin.nl. Bitcoin.nl offers information for new Bitcoin users and frequent news updates and is the main Bitcoin news source for Dutch readers.

Bitonic Baarn, Netherlands
Jul 12, 2017
Full time
Bitonic was the first in The Netherlands to start offering (automated) Bitcoin purchases through iDEAL in 2012. We have since expanded our services to include a bitcoin exchange: BL3P, and have shifted our focus to (block)chain technology. We have many more exciting plans and ideas we want to realise. Therefore, we are looking for an all-round developer/devops engineer who shares our passions for Bitcoin. What we expect from you: You have been toying around with computers since a young age and have grown your passion into a professional skill set. Your focus is on backend/devops. You consider building scalable, complex systems a worthy challenge. Continuous integration and unit testing are not unfamiliar terms to you. You are able to write clear, structured code that (nearly) does not require any further explanation. In addition to building new systems, you are prepared to transform old code to meet today's requirements. You are flexible by nature, curious and you thrive in an environment where you have a lot of freedom. You are an independent worker, self-managing en take satisfaction from building innovative and ever-improving systems. In addition we expect: Experience in web development (PHP) && a strong typed language such as C++|| Go Some properly functioning grey matter (“analytical thinking”) A passion for Bitcoin Some Unreal Tournament skills are a + We work in an advanced professionalized production environment using Docker, Saltstack and Git(lab). Some experience and affinity with these platforms is a bonus. Finally, we should mention we try to use open source software wherever we can. Naturally, experience using Linux is desirable. What you can expect from us: Many properties that apply to Bitcoin and blockchain also apply to Bitonic. Think: high-tech, innovative, disruptive, transparent, experimental, decentralized and reliable. We are a real tech company that enjoy working hard, but definitely also enjoy some hard needed relaxation. We are an intelligent, creative and playful team. This shows through interesting practices around the office: our music system is controlled by an IRC bot and a Raspberry Pi combined with a switchboard. We are (currently) located in a lovely office in Baarn, just a short 5 minute walk from the train station. You can also expect: Freedom and flexibility (work hours, working from home, educational possibilities) Your own responsibility and to be a part of the decision-making process (holacracy) Technically challenging in a homely atmosphere A decent salary, 25 leave days, full reimbursement of travel expenses and free lunch. Do you see yourself as part of our team? Send us your motivation, some example code from one or multiple projects and your CV. We look forward to hearing from you!