By CCN Markets: Less than 5% of crypto developers are women, according to an analysis of the 100 most popular blockchain projects submitted to GitHub, Microsoft‘s code-sharing site. The results are not scientific because they assumed a coder’s gender based solely on their user name. Moreover, there was no verification of whether the user was actually male or female. However, the results are not surprising considering the tech industry has historically been male-dominated. Analyst: 95% of Crypto Developers Are Men Journalist Corin Faife posted his analysis on Medium. Faife found that only 4.6% of “female” names were used for the
Fidelity's cryptocurrency subsidiary Fidelity Digital Assets will reportedly launch bitcoin trading for its clients “within a few weeks,” according to Bloomberg.
According to the report, which cites an anonymous source, the new services will be open only to institutional investors.
Speaking with the publication, Arlene Roberts, a spokeswoman for the investment company, said, “We currently have a select set of clients we’re supporting on our platform. We will continue to roll out our services over the coming weeks and months based on our clients’ needs, jurisdictions, and other factors. Currently, our service offering is focused on Bitcoin.”
Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan has left the company after joining in April 2018, marking the first chief technology officer departure for the crypto giant. 1/2 Really enjoyed my time at Coinbase working with my friend @brian_armstrong. The Earn integration was successful and we’ve closed ~$ 200M in deals for the new Coinbase Earn. Was also my […]
A series of op eds by Kyle Torpey addressing some of the oft-repeated arguments against Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s core value proposition is that it is an uncontrolled, apolitical money. To some people, this means Bitcoin is only useful to people who want to get around various regulations imposed on the world’s financial systems and society more generally.
And in a way, these Bitcoin critics have a point. Bitcoin can be quite useful for criminals, much like physical cash. However, the permissionless nature of Bitcoin also enables other valuable use cases of this new technology.
The world of cryptocurrencies has finally been adapted to the big screen with the new John Stalberg Jr. film, Crypto, starring Kurt Russell, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) and third-string Hemsworth brother Luke (Westworld) The plot centers around a young Wall Street banker connecting a small-town art gallery to a global conspiracy, putting his potato farming […]
Electronic Arts (EA) and Respawn Entertainment have officially released the first trailer for the upcoming single-player canonical Star Wars title, Jedi: Fallen Order, detailing its storyline and release date. Trust no one. #StarWarsJediFallenOrder pic.twitter.com/SUB2oEvzCN — EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) April 13, 2019 Fallen Order stars Cameron Monaghan (Shameless) as Cal Kestis, a young Jedi Padawan […]
In 2014, Dutch entrepreneur Martijn Wismeijer made headlines by having a pair of bitcoin wallets embedded under his skin. Since then, various cypherpunks and tech journalists have had microchips embedded into their hands. Anyone interested in getting ‘chipped,’ for the purposes of boasting a bio-implanted bitcoin wallet, should be cautious however, as the procedure is not for the faint-hearted.
According to a recent statement made by Ohio’s state treasurer, so far, only two businesses have filed their taxes in crypto using the state’s crypto tax payment scheme.
Speaking at a forum organized by the Ohio State Associated Press on February 19, 2019,Robert Sprague fielded questions about the department’s experiences with the newly launched bitcoin payment option for taxes, which was set up by his predecessor Josh Mandel in December 2018. Sprague, who assumed his position a little over a month ago, states that the country has received only two tax payments so far on the state’s official crypto payment platform, OhioCrypto.com
Tesla will be presenting its reports for the fourth quarter once the trading bell goes off today, January 30, 2019, in a make or break moment for a company that is already going through a lot. After the company posted a blowout third quarter for last year, with profits exceeding Wall Street expectations and revenues reaching almost $ 7 billion in total, it is widely anticipated that the automobile giant will pull back a bit in Q4 2018 due to bond payments. Today’s report will reveal the financial health of the company, and whether or not it will be able to avoid
JP Morgan has continued to bash bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, saying the value of them is still unproven and that it will be at least another three to five years before blockchain technology makes a difference to the banking sector.
‘A Dystopian Scenario’
America’s largest bank has reaffirmed that it is still skeptical of cryptocurrencies. JP Morgan said that such assets would only be of any value in a “dystopian scenario” where investors lost faith in gold, the dollar and the global payments system, according to Reuters. “Even in extreme scenarios such as a recession or financial crises, there are more liquid and less complicated instruments for transacting, investing and hedging,” the bank was quoted as saying.
I’ve been through the ups and downs with bitcoin, and I am as certain as ever that the bitcoin revolution is coming, says Tim Draper.
Fortnite fans can now buy merchandise for the blockbuster online video game using the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Bitcoin payments are not yet accepted, reportedly due to privacy concerns. While Fortnite did not make an official announcement, fans shared the news on Reddit on January 1, where it received a very positive reception. Monero enthusiasts said the move
Last month, Epic Games quietly launched a dedicated merchandise store for its hit battle royale title, Fortnite. Called Fortnite Retail Row, the online retail store offers t-shirts and other merchandise that mostly contain popular memes from the past and current Fortnite seasons. Retail Row currently accepts a number of payment options, including major credit cards, PayPal and […]
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Spencer Bogart, a partner at major cryptocurrency venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, said that the institutional sector of Bitcoin is only getting stronger. Although the valuation of the cryptocurrency market has dropped by 85 percent since achieving $ 816 billion in January, with the involvement of Nasdaq, Fidelity, NYSE, Bakkt, and large financial institution, the venture
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2018 was a year of market bull traps and sliding prices. Now, as the year comes to an end, many cryptocurrency traders have been discussing the elusive “price bottom” for their favorite digital asset. However, pro traders understand that catching a falling knife is difficult and that elusive market bottoms can disappear within the blink of an eye.
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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If there are two things a bear market’s good for, it’s building and memeing. Your portfolio might be down, but if you’re anything like crypto Twitter, your meme bank will be filled to overflowing with riches. Bloody markets make for marvelous memes.
Twelve months ago, media outlets such as news.Bitcoin.com were running low on stock images of bulls to accompany stories of BTC hitting new all-time highs. One year on and it’s bears we’re running low on. Thankfully, internet image boards and Telegram channels are a ripe repository of the sort of bears last seen in childhood cartoons, now repurposed to suit the market we find ourselves in.
According to TeleSUR TV, a mainstream media outlet in Venezuela, the country’s “cryptocurrency” called the Petro can only be traded to other crypto assets if bought before the end of 2018. Former Wall Street bond trader and digital asset analyst Jill Carlson translated the speech of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, which read: “Anyone who buys
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Stellar (XLM) is on the verge of its most awaited breakout against Bitcoin (BTC). The past few months had us believe that XLM/BTC had already broken out of the symmetrical triangle but that proved wrong. However, the price has been trading above its long term trend lien and has not breached it even once. Now, the question is, “Which way is Stellar most likely to break out?” Historically, we have seen that the direction the price is trading before it enters a symmetrical triangle continues to be the direction of the price when it exits that symmetrical triangle. So, looking at this chart, we can see that the price was trading up before it hit resistance and fell into the symmetrical triangle. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the price will break to the upside.