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Blockchain Development is LinkedIn’s Biggest Growing Job Sector

2 days 10 hours ago

Today, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn released its top 5 emerging careers, where it listed  “Blockchain Developer” as its biggest growing job sector for 2018. According to LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, job listings for engineers who can develop distributed ledgers with P2P technology have grown 33 times this year. In the second place, and by quite

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Jimmy Aki

Pay up or Else: Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails Show up in New Zealand and Australia

2 days 11 hours ago

Investigations are underway in Australia and New Zealand following reports of bomb threats where the sender is demanding a payment in bitcoin failure to which they will detonate an explosive device. The emails are believed to be similar to the ones that had earlier been received by various institutions and facilities in the United States

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Mark Emem

Dallas Crypto Startup Ordered to Repay Investors $2.7 Million on Defrauding Charges

2 days 12 hours ago

The Dallas-based crypto startup AriseBank has been ordered to repay investors to the tune of $2.7 million to fix allegations that the firm was defrauding their investors. Authorities have finally put an end to the ongoing AriseBank saga that has been hanging over the heads of the startup’s founders Stanley Ford and Jared Rice for

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Alan Wass

PayPal Gets into Blockchain, But Only Internally Among Employees for Now

2 days 13 hours ago

Payments platform PayPal has so far avoided Bitcoin acceptance and, at least visibly, not considered blockchain for its platform. Now, it has launched an internal blockchain-based employee incentive program. A production of PayPal’s innovation lab, in San Jose, California, the platform took 25 strong team six-months to build and went live this November, according to

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Melanie Kramer

Russian Deputy PM: Crypto Downturn Justifies Caution in Enforcing Regulation

2 days 14 hours ago

The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Maxim Akimov believes the current downturn in the market justifies caution in enforcing cryptocurrency regulation, Russian Finmarket reports. This statement comes after Mr. Akimov announced that the authors of Russia’s current daft cryptocurrency legislation to make amendments to the bill. The bills “On Digital Financial Assets”- which was adopted

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Jimmy Aki

Venezuela Starts Converting Pensioners’ Payments to Crypto ‘Petro’: Report

2 days 16 hours ago

The government of Venezuela has reportedly started converting pensioners’ monthly payments from the country’s fiat currency, the bolivar, to its oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro, without giving them a choice. According to the Caracas Chronicles, a politics and economics-focused website based in Venezuela, the country’s pensioners are notified every time their monthly payments arrive, but this time

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Francisco Memoria

Bitcoin Price Drops to New Yearly Low at $3,200: What’s Causing the Decline?

2 days 17 hours ago

On December 14, following a fairly large sell-off from the $3,400 region, the Bitcoin price dropped to a new yearly low at $3,200. As Bitcoin (BTC) declined in value, other major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) experienced large losses against the U.S. dollar, with BCH falling by more than 11

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Joseph Young

South Korean Tech Giant Kakao Invests in Blockchain Project Orbs

2 days 19 hours ago

Israeli hybrid blockchain platform Orbs has announced that it is entering an investment partnership with the venture arm of South Korean internet group Kakao. Created to serve as a pioneering public blockchain system offering unprecedented flexibility and utility, Orbs permits business dApp developers to deploy over a highly secure and liquid network that comes with

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David Hundeyin

SoftBank May Sell Nvidia Shares — But Not Because of Crypto Downturn

2 days 19 hours ago

Nvidia’s share price has fallen 48 percent since October. Now, rumors have surfaced that SoftBank plans to sell its 4.9 percent share in the leading graphics chip maker. Bloomberg reporting has cited anonymous sources who allege that SoftBank, which through its Vision Fund acquired around $3 billion in Nvidia shares in 2017, could sell all

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Melanie Kramer

UCLA Launches First Accredited Blockchain Engineering Course

2 days 20 hours ago

Blockchain courses are being adopted by more institutions as a way of teaching and equipping the next generation of crypto engineers to meet the ever-increasing demand for the technology and its applications. Now, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is gearing up to offer its first blockchain engineering course, thanks to a sizable donation from

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Jimmy Aki