The Struggles and Successes of Introducing Crypto to the Unbanked: A Social Experiment in Colombia

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How cryptocurrency can help the unbanked has been a hot topic over the past 12 months. It is a laudable goal, but one that it is by no means easy to accomplish. One tech enthusiast and stablecoin startup employee, Steven Gilbert, experienced the struggles – and successes – of attempting to do so when he…

Parity Technologies Awarded $5 Million Grant from Ethereum Foundation

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London-based Parity Technologies has won a $5 million grant from the Ethereum Foundation to fund its work on improving the Ethereum blockchain, such as developments in Casper, sharding, light clients, developer tools, audits, and general infrastructure. Parity to Receive Funding in Tranches The foundation announced the grant via a blog post on Jan. 7th, explaining…

2018’s Top Cryptocurrencies Ranked by Github Activity

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Over the past 12 months, digital asset values have dropped considerably, but behind the scenes cryptocurrency development has increased. Research from data collection websites that track the amount of Github activity taking place in cryptocurrency repositories shows blockchain development is continuing to grow. Also Read: The Cashaccount.info Platform Tethers Names to Bitcoin Cash Addresses Cryptocurrency Github…

Blockchain Developer at Top of List on LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report

Blockchain Developer at Top of List on LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report

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LinkedIn has released the 2018 edition of its Emerging Jobs Report. Topping the list is the blockchain developer position. Yet, with crypto markets crashing in the past month amid signs of an industry slowdown, it’s unclear whether blockchain firms will be hiring at the same pace in 2019. Demand for Blockchain Devs Increased 32 Fold…

Grid Singularity: Ethereum’s Clean, Green, Energy Blockchain [INTERVIEW]

Grid Singularity: Ethereum’s Clean, Green, Energy Blockchain [INTERVIEW]

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Years before the launch of Ethereum, a faction of its principal founders banded together with seasoned policy professionals, energy sector executives, and PhD-holders to explore meaningful usage cases for blockchain. Energy, they concluded, was a sector crying out for the nascent technology. Dr. Ana Trbovich, Co-Founder and COO of this long-lasting alliance, Grid Singularity, explained…

Stablecoins: Money of the Future

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Stablecoins are currently the fastest growing sector of the cryptocurrency market, worth $186 billion; these constitute cryptocurrencies whose values are pegged to real life commodities like gold or the US dollar. This is opposed to traditional cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum whose markets are very volatile and can fluctuate by 10-20 percent in the…

NEO Announces ‘NeoFS’ Distributed File Storage, Competing with Dropbox and Amazon S3

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On Nov. 30th, NEO announced—in collaboration with NSPCC—that they are developing a distributed file storage system that would work as a “cornerstone” of the NEO platform. NeoFS would “allow users to take back control of their data,” and would be as “simple to use as Dropbox” or “Amazon S3.” NEO is a blockchain platform with…