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According to LinkedIn’s report naming the top 5 emerging jobs of 2018, Blockchain developers ranks number 1 with 33x growth. The report also points out that the Blockchain profession is in high demand in the United States, particularly in San Francisco, New York City, and Atlanta. The companies with the most job listings include IBM, ConsenSys, and Chainyard.
16 December, 2018
The new acting White House Chief of Staff of the Trump administration, Mick Mulvaney is a well-known Bitcoin proponent and has previously been known for spearheading the Blockchain Caucus- a soundboard for policy creation handling blockchain technology as well as the growing impact of virtual currencies.
16 December, 2018
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted the Legal Framework for Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain in Switzerland. The Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) outlined the blockchain’s “remarkable and potentially promising developments… for innovation and enhanced security,” while cautioning about the future of regulations.
16 December, 2018
One of the leading global money transfer and exchange solutions, UAE Exchange plans to implement RippleNet into its service with one or two Asian banks by Q1 of 2019. The move will help solve the "inefficiencies in key corridors where payment flows are significant and growing." It "will bring instant, certain, low-cost payments to the millions of retail customers in the UAE who send money abroad.”
14 December, 2018
US brokerage giant TD Ameritrade is exploring the possibility of bringing XRP and other cryptocurrencies to its 11 million retail investors. Earlier in October, the firm invested in ErisX, a regulated cryptocurrency exchange for spot and futures trading opened by Eris Exchange, a Chicago-based derivatives market.
Source: Dailyhodl
14 December, 2018
Republican Congressman Warren Davidson discusses bipartisan bill that could create an “asset class” for tokens, which would prevent them from “being classified as securities, but would also allow the federal government to regulate initial coin offerings(ICO) more effectively."
Source: CCN
6 December, 2018
Denmark's residents can again use their Bitcoins to order online takeaway from over 1,500 restaurants at Hungry.dk. Hungry.dk accepted Bitcoins as a payment method for quite some time but the feature was temporarily removed last year as the "average transaction time took too long, and the experience wasn’t the best."
6 December, 2018
Distributed ledger technology provider R3 has launched the Corda Settler, starting with XRP. Corda Settler is an open source CorDapp that allows payment obligations arising on the Corda network to be settled via any parallel rail supporting cryptocurrencies or other crypto assets, and any traditional rail capable of providing cryptographic proof of settlement.
Source: Coindesk
5 December, 2018
Over 10 million active Binance users can now book 450,000 hotels and residential accommodations using the BNB crypto token on Tripio, a blockchain-based hotel booking platform.
Source: CCN
5 December, 2018
Coinbase adds free PayPal Fiat withdrawal facilities for its users. Users that have received an email confirming that such an option is available to them need to complete all identity verification steps to use the service. Users in Australia and Canada have not been provided with the facility, however, they can directly sell their digital assets to AUD or CAD.
Source: Blokt
4 December, 2018
Switzerland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FINMA)'s new license will allow cryptocurrency exchanges to behave like the country’s banks with public deposits of up to CHF 100 million (USD 100.5 million). All members of the project must agree to a financial audit on reapplying in the future. Overseas companies will need to register all participants with a holding of 5% or more in the company.
4 December, 2018
Nasdaq confirms that it is launching its Bitcoin futures within the first half of next year, and is just waiting for the final confirmation from the CFTC. Other market players like VanEck that partnered with SolidX for a physically-backed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) are also waiting on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for approval.
4 December, 2018
Japanese news outlet Jiji.com reported that G20 leaders have called for “a taxation system for cross-border electronic payment services.” The news article specifies that foreign companies that do “not have a factory or other base in Japan” cannot be taxed by the local government.
3 December, 2018
Currently, in preview, Amazon Managed Blockchain platform can "replicate an immutable copy of your blockchain network activity into Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), a fully managed ledger database." This will allow you to "analyze the network activity outside the network and gain insights into trends.”
Source: Coindesk
29 November, 2018
The world’s first crypto Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) on SIX Swiss Exchange, listed last week by firm Amun hit a daily turnover of 425,000 CHF ($425,000) at closing on November 26, beating Silver, Crude Oil, and Gold. It is the first such fund to cover Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.
29 November, 2018