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BCH developer conversations have been taking place ahead of the upcoming May 2019 upgrade. In their latest video meeting, devs agreed that they need to know how much BCH is locked up in p2sh segwit addresses. It was also agreed that Andrea Suisani will take charge of the byte transaction size limit and Mark Lundeberg will review Amaury Sechet’s code on Schnorr signatures. Lastly, Jason Cox extended an open invitation for the qualified to assist with the development and review of BCH code.
The TRON Foundation and the TRON blockchain is going from strength to strength, after beginning this year’s march to success with a development team of just two engineers, TRON now has over 40. The growth of TRON’s core development team has allowed its blockchain engineers to specialize and has enabled them to stabilize the TRON
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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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The ongoing bear market has caused another cryptocurrency company to downsize its operations. Bitmain, the Beijing-headquartered bitcoin mining technology giant, has now begun shutting down its research and development center in Ra’anana, Israel.
Bitmaintech Israel Closes Down
According to reports from Israel, Bitmain’s research and development center in the country will be shut down this week. A total of 23 employees are being laid off, and Gadi Glikberg, who headed the Israeli company and served as a VP at Bitmain, will also lose his position.
Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain has reportedly closed down its Israel-based R&D division, citing a crypto market “shake-up.”
It seems not every government official in India has an eye toward draconian or restrictive blockchain regulation, as we’ve seen this year from some in the country’s government. In the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, where they have the APIS – Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society, blockchain is being actively promoted at various levels of government.
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Academic institutions from all corners of the world are offering classes on cryptocurrencies and supporting research initiatives in this burgeoning sector. From New York to Tokyo, universities are spearheading a plethora of crypto-themed courses.
Two New Accelerators at Columbia University
IBM and Columbia University have announced two new accelerator programs for blockchain developers. The programs will support 10 different startups, will last about eight weeks, and give each company access to technology and services valued at approximately $ 400,000. The academic institution and the technologies giant will not seek equity or a payment in return.
Paraguay’s Itaipú Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric facilities in the world, is supporting bitcoin and ethereum mining in a city on the country’s border with Brazil and Argentina. These efforts have already spawned a number of new cryptocurrency businesses, creating multiple millionaires, but an ongoing reassessment of the dam’s developmental potential could spell boom or bye for the miners that have been flocking to the city.
This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Games development marketplace TriForce Tokens continues to disrupt the gaming ecosystem with the development of its blockchain platform which is scheduled for deployment in 2019. A token sale
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Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of Ethereum, has denied reports that he is stepping back from Ethereum development. On November 1, MIT Technology Review released an article entitled “Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin says his creation can’t succeed unless he takes a step back,” which claimed that Ethereum cannot succeed and achieve true decentralization if it depends
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Despite the year-long bear market that has seen the prices of major cryptocurrencies drop 70 to 80 percent, the demand for blockchain developers is still at an all-time high. According to Mehul Patel, the CEO of San Francisco tech talent recruitment firm Hired, the demand for the blockchain has increased significantly in the past several
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New data from cryptocurrency prime dealer SFOX has painted a somewhat bleak picture of the current state of dApp development on the Ethereum network. According to the data which was obtained from an analysis of more than 30 million Ethereum transactions, the top 10 smart contracts on the network are dominated by ICO and exchange
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Product Hunt, a Y Combinator-backed website that lets users share and discover new products, announced this week that it has partnered with Blockstack, a project building a browser for decentralized applications on top of the Stacks blockchain. With this partnership, Product Hunt will incorporate its proprietary ranking system into Blockstack’s App Mining algorithm. Excited to work with […]
Many of you have probably questioned the usefulness of blockchain in general and Ethereum in particular. Some of you may have gone further in your curiosity and came across numerous fancy characteristics, such as decentralization, transparency, trust without intermediaries, and hack resistance. That’s remarkable, isn’t it? It sure is, but… In its current state, blockchain
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The newly elected co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, U.S. Representative Tom Emmer, has introduced a trio of blockchain-focused bills in support of the development and use of blockchain technology and digital assets. According to an official announcement, the bills focus on fostering government support for the blockchain space, clarifying money transmitter regulations and devising a tax scheme for hard forked assets.
A statement from Emmer reads in part:
“The United States should prioritize accelerating the development of blockchain technology and create an environment that enables the American private sector to lead on innovation and further growth.”
Not much is happening across the cryptocurrency industry as of right now. Most currencies are seemingly stuck in a bit of sideways trading momentum, which can mean one of two things. In the case of the EOS price, it seems things are heading in the right direction, courtesy of a small gain over the past 24 hours.
EOS Price Surpasses $ 5.2
It is interesting to see how the EOS price is evolving over these past few hours. Although there does not appear to be much momentum to push the value much higher, its trading volume is increasing rapidly. Thanks to $ 625m in volume, the EOS price has surpassed $ 5.2 once again. This is an interesting trend, albeit it remains to be seen how long this will last.
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We had the opportunity to interview Sam Cassatt at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Sam is the Chief Strategy Officer of ConsenSys and has great involvement throughout the organization. Sam has an interesting background in that he worked on biocomputation in the field of Cognitive Science at John Hopkins and then consulted around the topic for years.
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If you’re struggling to keep up with the events in China regarding the new moves to totally ban cryptocurrency in the country we can sympathise with you. As it stands, China have very much fallen off the fence and are now going hard against cryptocurrencies. This came with no warning or no real justification, it just seems that authorities in China have decided that crypto will be no more and for the time being, the outlook for the community there is bleak at best.