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3 predictions for the future of freelancing

June 18th, 2018 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Enterprises everywhere are looking for talent. And those with talents and skills that are in high demand can pretty much control their work life: where they work, how they work, compensation packages, and a host of other specifications about their work life. This is a huge opportunity for freelancers, if they keep current with demand […]



The Cryptocurrency Job Market Is Exploding

June 5th, 2018 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

Looking for a new career? Check out the crypto industry. It can feel like a new cryptocurrency is popping up every hour, and that’s because they basically are. There are more than 1,500 tradeable cryptocurrencies. In 2017 alone, there were between 2.9 and 5.8 million people using crypto wallets throughout the year, compared to 0.3 […]



Facebook plans to create its own cryptocurrency

May 14th, 2018 at 8:16 am » Comments Off

Facebook is exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency, a virtual token that would allow its billions of users around the world to make electronic payments, people familiar with Facebook’s plans told Cheddar. “They are very serious about it,” said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced plans.



Bitcoin, Etherereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple make up 70% of crypto market

April 26th, 2018 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

  Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple dominate the cryptocurrency market, representing $241 billion or 70% of the total market cap. The entire cryptocurrency market cap is currently $343 billion, up from $10.5 billion in 2014. The aggregate market capitalization increased by more than 2,500% in 2017 alone. However, research conducted by Axa Investment […]



Mastercard will support cryptocurrencies – as long as they’re backed by governments

March 27th, 2018 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

It seems Mastercard is gradually softening its stance on cryptocurrency, after CEO Ajay Banga downplayed non-government mandated digital currencies as “junk” back in October last year. In a conversation with Financial Times, Ari Sarkar, Mastercard co-president for the Asia-Pacific region, said the company is open to explore cryptocurrencies created and backed by governments.



Technology meant to make Bitcoin money again just went live

March 27th, 2018 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

The Future of Bitcoin It’s going to be big … or, not. A version of the technology that’s meant to make cryptocurrency payments faster and cheaper went live Thursday.



Cryptocurrency Will Replace National Currencies By 2030, According to This Futurist

March 3rd, 2018 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The cryptocurrency market, which trades various digital-based coins, can look exciting, scary, and mysterious all at once to the casual observer. Its pioneer, Bitcoin, dramatically surged in value and steeply dropped (before picking back up) in recent months. ICOs (initial coin offerings for new cryptocurrencies), meanwhile, are emerging at a head-spinning rate.



7 facts you didn’t know about blockchain

March 3rd, 2018 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

It could transform how we track nearly every transaction. You may have heard the term “blockchain” used when people talk about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. If you’re unsure of what it means, think of blockchains as ledgers that keep track of transactions. In the case of bitcoin, the blockchain is a record of financial transactions between […]



Venezuela’s own oil-backed cryptocurrency is available for presale today

March 2nd, 2018 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Venezuela launched the presale of its own cryptocurrency, the petro, today. There are currently 82 million tokens available, which the government plans to follow with an initial coin offering (ICO) launch in a month. It’s the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency, built on the Ethereum blockchain and intended in part to save the country from wild […]



Making a crypto utopia in Puerto Rico

February 21st, 2018 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Brock Pierce inside the former Children’s Museum in Old San Juan, P.R., which he and his colleagues hope to make part of a crypto utopia where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public.



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