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New York Times Seeks Blockchain Talent

Leading US news outlet the New York Times (NYT) has posted a job advertisement seeking blockchain talent for an internal proof-of-concept (PoC). Several hours after the original postings were made, however, they were delisted or made unavailable, although details of the post can still be seen on Indeed. It remains unclear as to why they were taken down. The role is listed as “Lead, …

International Women’s Day: Women and Crypto – The Direction in 2019

It is International Women’s Day 2019, and a time for Bitcoin News to reflect on a year in print and celebrate women in fintech, and those women of all ages whose lives still remain largely uncelebrated. The point of International Women’s Day is to look back over the past year and pinpoint the successes and failures in the promotion of …

IDC Report: Blockchain Spending in 2019 to Soar 88.7%

Blockchain spending is on the rise as more companies embrace the technology, with a predicted growth forecast of USD 2.9 billion in 2019, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). The figures come from IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide and indicate that the technology has now moved beyond research and design, and is now increasingly being used by many companies in …

Crypto Tax Returns Need Extra Care with Increasing State Scrutiny

Cryptocurrency investors are needing to treat their income tax returns with more care as increasing scrutiny is cast over private crypto assets as the industry continues to develop. Many countries around the globe have revised their tax laws over the past 12 months in order to integrate cryptocurrency assets into the annual tax return procedure. Last year, the G20 had …

South Korea’s “Sampo Generation” Find Escape in Crypto Amid Rigid Society

South Korea's _Sampo Generation_ Find Escape in Crypto Amid Rigid Society

For many of South Korea’s millennials, cryptocurrency has proven the only way to escape the rigors of the country’s social demands. Many of South Korea’s young are now calling themselves “dirt spoons”, a reference in South Korea to economic and social status, with gold and silver spoons being the best off and dirt spoons being the worst. Older Koreans refer …

Accenture: India Needs New Skills for 4th Industrial Revolution

India Needs New Skills for 4th Industrial Revolution

An Accenture report has highlighted that India must improve its skills pool over the next few years to keep abreast of its push to promote the adoption of emerging technologies. The ‘Fueling India’s skill (r)evolution’ report warns that if the current skills gap can’t be bridged, this could result in the loss of as much as USD 1.97 trillion in …

Swiss Report Recommends Flexible Revisions to Blockchain Regulations

Swiss Report Recommends Flexible Revisions to Blockchain Regulations

A new Swiss report on blockchain technology by a federal blockchain/ICO working group has recommended flexible changes to existing regulations that oversee the space in that country. Regarding cryptocurrency, the report is specifically calling for more clarity for exchanges while safeguarding the current Anti Money Laundering (AML) Act to safeguard the rights of investors. Heinz Tännler, President of the Swiss …

Macron’s Got Problems but Blockchain Ain’t One

Macron's Got Problems but Blockchain Ain't One

French President Emmanuel Macron is seeing his popularity wane by the day due to his planned reforms for business and industry but new technologies appear to be flourishing under the current government, regardless of current discontentment. Blockchain, in particular, has been earmarked and the latest news of IBM’s new initiatives and investments which should bring 1,800 jobs to France won’t …

UNICEF Blockchain Roll Call Funds 6 New Companies, 20 Tech Startups

UNICEF Blockchain Roll Call Funds 6 New Companies, 20 Tech Startups

United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) is to go ahead with a program which will see the organization invest USD 100,000 into six blockchain companies. In its continued efforts to leverage blockchain tech into its programmes, UNICEF will also include 20 other tech startups as part of the same project. The six companies named are Atix Labs, Onesmart, Prescrypto, …

Enrolment Race Pushes Business Schools to Update Crypto Curricula

Enrolment Race Pressures Business Schools to Update Crypto Curricula

Recent reports indicate that rather than course numbers dropping due to a market down, the numbers of potential new entrants into the cryptocurrency space from other sectors are swelling. With top blockchain developers in the US pulling down salaries above USD 250,000, it is hardly surprising that the recent cryptocurrency bear market has done little to deter those considering entering …

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