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Caspian Completes Token Sale Early After Raising $19,500,000

blokt | 10-23-2018

Institutional trading could get a head start in the cryptocurrency sector as trading platform Caspian closed its token sale early, after raising $19.5 million. The platform’s partnerships with BitMEX, Coinbase, Gemini, OSL and advisors like Ari Paul and Mike Novogratz have helped it gain more interest amongst the investors. The company raised funds via private […]Caspian Completes Token Sale Early After Raising $19,500,000 was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Fidelity's Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology SVP Joins BLOQ as COO

bitcoinmagazine | 10-23-2018

Blockchain startup Bloq has announced the appointment of former Fidelity Investments executive Hadley Stern as its first chief operating officer — the latest in a string of hires poached from a legacy financial firm by blockchain startups.Launched in 2016 by Bitcoin core developer and former software engineer at Red Hat Jeff Garzik and venture capitalist Matthew Roszak, Bloq helps corporations build blockchain platforms. It delivers enterprise-class, blockchain solutions while supporting innovation in the blockchain and open-source ecosystem.Roszak, co-founder and chairman of Bloq, called Stern a “fearless innovator.”“As the shared surface area between conventional enterprises and the world of cryptocurrency expands, there is absolutely no better partner than Hadley for this role as we pursue continued, rapid growth in our business,” he added.In correspondence with Bitcoin Magazine, Stern said:"Joining a team with such strong development, product and business experience from the earliest days of this technology breakthrough is very exciting."Before joining Bloq, Stern had worked in various roles for Fidelity Investments. His most recent position was as senior vice president and managing director of Fidelity Labs, leading the company's efforts to birth Fidelity Digital Assets, among other things.His new role at Bloq would see him help the team operationalize client engagements, "ensure consistent and qua...

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Are Crypto Deniers Living in Denial of a $200-Billion Market?

blokt | 10-23-2018

At the Senate Banking Committee meeting on Oct. 11, the wedges between crypto supporters and deniers grew deeper. The differences became clearer as Coin Center’s research director Peter Van Valkenburg and Dr. Nouriel Roubini, two of the strongest critics of digital currencies, came together. Norbert J. Michel explained in an article on The Hill how crypto […]Are Crypto Deniers Living in Denial of a $200-Billion Market? was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Decentralization on the Cards: Dutch Telecom Giant KPN Voted in as NEO MainNet Consensus Node

blokt | 10-23-2018

Blockchain projects thrive on decentralization, and the NEO Foundation is embracing that fact. The NEO Foundation announced on Oct. 22nd that KPN, a Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications giant based in Rotterdam was officially voted in as a consensus node in the NEO ecosystem on Oct. 20. The NEO Foundation previously hosted 6 of the 7 […]Decentralization on the Cards: Dutch Telecom Giant KPN Voted in as NEO MainNet Consensus Node was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Swiss Financial Association Publishes Anti-Money Laundering Standards for Digital Assets

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

The independent Swiss Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA) has published anti-money laundering standards for digital assets and DLT in the financial market

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Blockchain Engineer Salaries are Blasting Off, Report Says

blokt | 10-23-2018

Blockchain engineers are highly in demand lately, and their average annual salaries have surged to between $150,000 to $175,000, according to a report by CNBC, which cited Hired’s State of Salaries 2018 study. Hired is an online job marketplace focused on matching potential employees and employers in the tech industry. CNBC goes on to note that the […]Blockchain Engineer Salaries are Blasting Off, Report Says was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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First Blockchain-Powered Smartphone HTC Exodus Now Officially Available for Pre-order

coinspeaker | 10-23-2018

The community has been waiting for it for so long: HTC has announced the official release of its first blockchain-enabled phone.The post First Blockchain-Powered Smartphone HTC Exodus Now Officially Available for Pre-order appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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Gavin Wood Launches a Blockchain in 15 Minutes

trustnodes | 10-23-2018

Gavin Wood of Parity has demonstrated Substrate, a new framework that aims to make launching a blockchain just as easy as launching a smart contract. It is “the biggest bet in...The post Gavin Wood Launches a Blockchain in 15 Minutes appeared first on Trustnodes.

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Huobi’s ‘All-in-One’ Stablecoin Solution Promises More Stability and Cost-Efficiency for Your Stablecoin Holdings

blokt | 10-23-2018

Singapore-based Huobi Global has hopped onboard the stablecoin bandwagon by launching what it calls an all-in-one “stablecoin solution.” Dubbed HUSD, this new offering by the world’s third-largest crypto exchange enables traders to convert between four different USD-pegged stablecoins listed on its platform. What Makes HUSD Different From Other Stablecoins? Huobi explained in a press release […]Huobi’s ‘All-in-One’ Stablecoin Solution Promises More Stability and Cost-Efficiency for Your Stablecoin Holdings was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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EOS Ecosystem Ever Expanding as dApps Rise, But Price Still Sliding

newsbtc | 10-23-2018

A recent tweet by Block.one has highlighted that the EOS ecosystem is expanding with an increasing number of blockchain companies using the EOS public blockchain for their projects. A graphic posted by Block.one shows several projects from various niches including Healthcare & Fitness, Voting & Governance, Data Services, Privacy & Security, Identity, and Communication that...The post EOS Ecosystem Ever Expanding as dApps Rise, But Price Still Sliding appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Australian Government Agency Says Blockchain 'Interesting' But Hyped

coindesk | 10-23-2018

Australia's Digital Transformation Agency says blockchain is hyped by firms working with the tech and still has better alternatives.

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A $16 Million New York Mansion Owned by a Hedge Fund Manager Is up for Sale in Bitcoin

blokt | 10-23-2018

Finding accommodation in New York may not be easy, but if someone is ready to shell out $16 million in Bitcoin, then hedge fund manager Roy Niederhoffer is ready to sell his mansion. The president of R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc. bought the property containing three units in 2013 for $12.9 million after which he started […]A $16 Million New York Mansion Owned by a Hedge Fund Manager Is up for Sale in Bitcoin was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Donocle Lottery Platform: a Perfect Blend of Blockchain and Industry Expertise

coinspeaker | 10-23-2018

Donocle lottery system set to increase safety and credibility through the combination of self-developed C/S environment and blockchain. Pre-ICO live.The post Donocle Lottery Platform: a Perfect Blend of Blockchain and Industry Expertise appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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Crypto Market Could Balloon to $2 Trillion in 2 Years

blokt | 10-23-2018

At around $209 billion, the current total capitalization of the cryptocurrency market is way below its all-time high when it reached $818 billion on January 7, 2018, based on data from CoinMarketCap. While previous predictions of a huge market rally after January’s massive correction have not yet materialized, market players are still overwhelmingly optimistic that an […]Crypto Market Could Balloon to $2 Trillion in 2 Years was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Bank of Canada Runs a Blockchain-based Pilot for a LOC Negotiation Platform

blokt | 10-23-2018

CGI, Group Inc., a renowned IT, and business consulting firm, announced on October 21 a collaboration with the National Bank of Canada and Skuchain, a blockchain technology company aimed at optimizing the supply chain, in a pilot program to streamline and improve the process for negotiation standby letters of credit and guarantees. Blockchain to Revolutionize Traditional Letter […]Bank of Canada Runs a Blockchain-based Pilot for a LOC Negotiation Platform was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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HTC Releases Blockchain Phone, Hopes for Exodus

financemagnates | 10-23-2018

The company wants to take some of the market back from Google and Apple.

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Electronics Giant HTC Announces Presale of Its Blockchain Smartphone Exodus in BTC, ETH

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

Electronics giant HTC launches “early access” to its blockchain smartphone Exodus 1 for about $960 in BTC or ETH, shipping this December

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Weekly Update: Tron MainNet Beats Ethereum and EOS in Post Launch Statistics of a Similar Period

blokt | 10-23-2018

The Tron Foundation released its 40th update of the year on Oct. 22nd which revealed Tron’s latest developments and progress in the past week. Partly subtitled “The Tron project continues to run smoothly,” the report indicates that the project is heading in the right direction. Tron is in competition with Ethereum and EOS to claim the […]Weekly Update: Tron MainNet Beats Ethereum and EOS in Post Launch Statistics of a Similar Period was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Visa B2B Connect Joins IBM to Foster Blockchain Cross-border Payments

coinspeaker | 10-23-2018

Visa’s distributed ledger platform, B2B Connect is integrating open-source blockchain code from the Hyperledger Fabric to provide clients with a groundbreaking payment network.The post Visa B2B Connect Joins IBM to Foster Blockchain Cross-border Payments appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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Aussie Blockchain Startup Wins Billionaire Branson’s Tech Challenge

ccn | 10-23-2018

Power Ledger, a blockchain startup based in Australia, won business magnate Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2018, as reported by Australian news channel Nine News. The challenge, whose previous finalists include Doctor on Demand and Vantage Robotics, aims to provide entrepreneurs with the right tools to help them build their tech products. Power Ledger received endorsementsThe post Aussie Blockchain Startup Wins Billionaire Branson’s Tech Challenge appeared first on CCN

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The Death of Hype, Amara’s Law and the Crypto-Anarchist Dream

bitcoin.com | 10-23-2018

The hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrency has simmered to a dull roar. Last December, the markets spiked as traders drooled over the thought of lining their pockets. They believed they would be billionaires. They had erotic dreams of lambos, mansions, hookers and blow. Many of them embraced a get-rich-quick, shit-brained mentality. They put speculation over […]The post The Death of Hype, Amara’s Law and the Crypto-Anarchist Dream appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Circle Ceo: The World Needs to Speak With One Voice on Cryptocurrency Regulation

blokt | 10-23-2018

Speaking to Reuters in an interview in London, England on Oct. 22, Jeremy Allaire, the chief executive of the Goldman-Sachs backed cryptocurrency startup, Circle, says that the G20 must coordinate on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. So far, the world has been divided on the regulation of the emerging market and major economies have taken divergent […]Circle Ceo: The World Needs to Speak With One Voice on Cryptocurrency Regulation was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Ex-Fidelity Exec Joins Blockchain Company Bloq as Chief Operating Officer

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

Former exec of Fidelity joins blockchain infrastructure firm Bloq as its COO

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Financial Action Task Force’s Crypto Guidelines Set for June 2019

blokt | 10-23-2018

Regulation of cryptocurrencies has been a major problem for countries that want to make use of their unique features. Countries like China and India have a hawkish stance on digital coins and have tried to curb their local crypto markets. The European Union, on the other hand, adopts a flexible approach to digital coins and […]Financial Action Task Force’s Crypto Guidelines Set for June 2019 was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Level Up! 500 Games to Accept Altcoin as Payment for the First Time

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

An altcoin dubbed “the Bitcoin of the gaming industry” is being added as a payment method on Xsolla, a platform with more than 500 games and over 500 million gamers #SPONSORED

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Consultancy Firm Accenture Targets Enterprise Blockchain Interoperability With Fresh Tool

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

Consultancy giant Accenture tests new integration tool for multiple enterprise blockchain platforms

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How Significant is Blockchain in the Mortgage Industry?

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

Mortgage is huge. That represents a unique opportunity for blockchain adoption

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Institutional Herd Will Arrive in Crypto by Q1 2019: Brian Kelly

blokt | 10-23-2018

The cryptocurrency market is highly volatile and has gone through several problems this year. The bear market that started in January has continued for 10 months straight. A large number of crypto enthusiasts, therefore, are waiting for deep-pocketed institutional investors to bring the prices up with their heavy buying power. Now CNBC’s Brian Kelly is […]Institutional Herd Will Arrive in Crypto by Q1 2019: Brian Kelly was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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XLM Daily Trading Signals: 23 October

coinnounce | 10-23-2018

Published on CoinnounceDominant bias for STELLAR (XLM): Bullish Resistance Levels: $0.2700, $0.2900, $0.3000 Support Levels: $0.2000, $0.18000, $0.01600   XLM is in a bullish trend  The bullish pressure is much evident as XLMUSD was up $0.2590 at the resistance area 20th on October but briefly lost momentum as the bears stage a comeback. The bear pressure was […]The post XLM Daily Trading Signals: 23 October appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Buy the New HTC Exodus 1 Blockchain Phone with Cryptocurrency Only

cryptoglobe | 10-23-2018

If you are a crypto enthusiast currently looking for a new phone, the brand new HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone will soon be available to buy, but only in BTC or ether.

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ADA Daily Trading Signals: 23 October

coinnounce | 10-23-2018

Published on CoinnounceDominant bias for CARDANO (ADA) – Bearish Resistance Levels- $0.08800, $0.09000, $0.09200 Support Levels- $0.07000, $0.06800. $0.06600   ADA is in a bearish trend.  After the loss of the bullish pressure that saw ADAUSD at $0.07939 in the resistance area on 21st October, the bears’ return was gradual. Initially, the cryptocurrency was down to $0.07680 […]The post ADA Daily Trading Signals: 23 October appeared first on Coinnounce.

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XRP Daily Trading Signals: 23 October

coinnounce | 10-23-2018

Published on CoinnounceDominant bias for XRP – Ranging Resistance Levels- 0.6000 $0.6500, $0.7000 Support Levels- $0.3500, $0.3000. $0.2500   XRP’s upward journey was temporarily suspended as the cryptocurrency enters into a range-bound market. The struggle for the market control between the bulls and the bears were continued. Neither are ready to give in. $0.4870 in the resistance […]The post XRP Daily Trading Signals: 23 October appeared first on Coinnounce.

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How Blockchain Apps Are Improving Cryptocurrency Accessbility

themerkle | 10-23-2018

For enthusiasts, alternative investments professionals, and cryptographers, cryptocurrency is either the next greatest economic revolution, an incredible store of value in addition to being a cryptographic transaction medium, or the best problem to solve seen in decades. Yet, for the general public, even understanding what Bitcoin is remains hard at best, since the average consumer […]The post How Blockchain Apps Are Improving Cryptocurrency Accessbility appeared first on NullTX.

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BTC Daily Trading Signals: 23 October

coinnounce | 10-23-2018

Published on CoinnounceDominant bias for Bitcoin (BTC)–Ranging Resistance Levels- $6800, $6900, $7000 Support Levels- $6000, $5900. $5800   BTC continues in a range-bound market. The strong bearish pressure within the range was lost on 20th October after the formation of a bullish spinning top at $6524. The bulls manage a push of BTCUSD to $6660 in the […]The post BTC Daily Trading Signals: 23 October appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Gavin Wood Announces 'Impending Release' of DIY Blockchain Tool

coindesk | 10-23-2018

Parity Technologies founder Gavin Wood has announced that his company's new DIY blockchain tool, Substrate, is weeks from release

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HTC Launches Blockchain Smartphone ‘Exodus’ with Flagship Specs

ccn | 10-23-2018

A decade on from the launch of the first ever Android phone, Taiwanese consumer electronics giant HTC has taken the wraps off its blockchain-powered smartphone, dubbed ‘Exodus’. HTC has officially announced the early access release of Exodus 1, the company’s first-ever blockchain phone. Available for preorder on its website, the phone will ship sometime inThe post HTC Launches Blockchain Smartphone ‘Exodus’ with Flagship Specs appeared first on CCN

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Fidelity's Blockchain Incubator Lead Just Went Full Crypto

coindesk | 10-23-2018

Fidelity Investments' blockchain R&D lead is leaving to join blockchain startup Bloq as its first-ever chief operating officer.

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Use of Blockchain in Major Industries by Numbers: Retail, Manufacturing, Finance, and Others

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

Valuation of blockchain technology in leading markets: blockchain in retail to grow fastest to $2.3 billion

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National Bank of Canada Pilots Blockchain to Combat ‘Complex’ Processes

cointelegraph | 10-23-2018

Canada’s sixth largest commercial bank implements blockchain, smart contracts to simplify transaction processes

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HTC Will Start Shipping the 'Exodus' Blockchain Phone in December

coindesk | 10-23-2018

HTC has announced that its first blockchain phone, the Exodus, is available for pre-order – and must be purchased with crypto.

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New Interoperability Solution: Accenture Connects Hyperledger Fabric, Corda, Quorum and DA

coinspeaker | 10-23-2018

Consulting giant Accenture developed a two-way solution to transform enormous potential of existing distributed ledger platforms into a synchronized business process. The post New Interoperability Solution: Accenture Connects Hyperledger Fabric, Corda, Quorum and DA appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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Module Blockchain Reaches Soft Cap, Gears Up for Further Development

coinspeaker | 10-23-2018

Module, the blockchain data and DApps platform, has just announced that on October 17, 2018 they have successfully reached their established soft cap of $5M.The post Module Blockchain Reaches Soft Cap, Gears Up for Further Development appeared first on CoinSpeaker.

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Crypto Roundup - 23 October 2018

cryptoglobe | 10-23-2018

Nine coins from the top 10 coins by 24-hour volume posted negative changes, ranging from 0.32% to 7.56%. Kenyan restaurant owner accepts Bitcoin payments, claims to have funded business from crypto trading profits. Boats on the Blockchain: Rotterdam and Samsung team up for shipping partnership.

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DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Involvement in Centra Tech ICO

ccn | 10-23-2018

As warned earlier in the year by legal experts that celebrity ICO endorsers could face court action in future, it has now come to pass as a lawsuit has been filed against two of the more prominent ICO social media influencers of last year. According to celebrity news publication TMZ, a class action lawsuit has … ContinuedThe post DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Involvement in Centra Tech ICO appeared first on CCN

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Australian Govt. body believe blockchain is hyped by tech vendors

cryptonewsreview | 10-23-2018

While it has blockchain projects in the pipeline, the DTA says there is currently better technology. The Australian Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), and government body charged “helping government departments and agencies undergo digital transformation” has called into question the use cases for – and interest in – blockchain technology following a $700,000 investigation into the […]The post Australian Govt. body believe blockchain is hyped by tech vendors appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Crypto Should be Subject to Existing Securities Regulation

newsbtc | 10-23-2018

A research report by the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) argued that fintech firms using cryptocurrency should be subjected “to the governance by the Securities Law”. HKEX Finds Risks In Large-Scale Deployment of Blockchain In Securities Industry The stock exchange of Hong Kong, Asia’s third-largest operator by market cap, published a report on fintech applications and...The post Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Crypto Should be Subject to Existing Securities Regulation appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Johny Depp Teaming Up for a Cryptocurrency Collaboration

bitcoinist | 10-23-2018

Johny Depp is reportedly teaming up with blockchain-based content sharing platformTaTaTu. The actor will participate in the partnership through his production company Infinitum Nihil. Johnny Depp Sails the Blockchain Sea Actor Johny Depp has signed a development deal with content sharing platform TaTaTu and its founder Andrea Iervolino. TaTaTu is using blockchain technology to certify the identity of its users and to guarantee unique views. The platform is also rewarding users with its very ownRead MoreThe post Johny Depp Teaming Up for a Cryptocurrency Collaboration appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Analysis: Is Crypto Application to the Cannabis Industry Just a Pipe Dream?

financemagnates | 10-23-2018

The cannabis and crypto industries have a lot in common. But are they a match made in heaven?

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Blockchain Engineers Make $150,000 to $175,000 in Salaries

livebitcoinnews | 10-23-2018

The rise in the demand for software engineers with blockchain experience and skill shortage in the market has led to them being paid on par with AI experts.  Massive Growth in Demand for Blockchain Skills Despite the slump in the cryptocurrency market, the need for blockchain engineers has surged. According to Hired, a San Francisco...The post Blockchain Engineers Make $150,000 to $175,000 in Salaries appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Former Russian Economics Minister Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency

bitcoin.com | 10-23-2018

Herman Gref, the former Russian minister of economics and trade and the current CEO of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, recently articulated his expectation that cryptocurrency will have a profoundly transformative effect upon society in coming decades. Despite his longer-term outlook, Gref also expressed his belief that cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology still needs up to […]The post Former Russian Economics Minister Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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