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Triip Travel Impact Company Adds Ether (ETH) and Tomochain (TOMO) to List of Payment Options

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Triip  Travel Impact Company Adds Ether (ETH) and Tomochain (TOMO) to List of Payment Options

Triip, a Singaporean, global travel platform that claims to make it possible for travelers to enjoy exciting private tours by offering them frictionless hotel booking experiences in 227 countries, has announced that its clients will soon be able to book their travels with Ether and TOMO tokens, according to local news source Digital News Asia on December 13, 2018.   …

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Linkedin Report Crowns “Blockchain Developer” as the Top Emerging Job of 2018

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Linkedin Report Crowns “Blockchain Developer” as the Top Emerging Job of 2018

A blog post published by employment service LinkedIn on December 13, 2018, has revealed that blockchain development related jobs have skyrocketed in popularity throughout 2018. In its annual Emerging Jobs Report, LinkedIn noted that the number of jobs for “Blockchain Developer” in the United States grew 33x in the past year, more than any other position. The trend demonstrates continued enterprise…

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Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

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Ethereum-Based Opera Browser Hopes to On-Board Web 3.0 Users

On December 13, 2018, Opera finally announced the launch of their blockchain-based web browser at Hard Fork Decentralized in London. At the conference, the team described the technical features included in the release as well as how it fits in with a broader vision for a Web 3.0. Built-In Wallet and Ethereum In August 2018, BTCManager reported on the firm’s…

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Blockchain Startup Algorand Gets a Dedicated $100 Million Venture Fund

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Blockchain Startup Algorand Gets a Dedicated $100 Million Venture Fund

Algo Capital, a blockchain venture capital group, is launching a $100 million fund to invest and manage significant capital in emerging companies building on the Algorand decentralized platform, the company announced in a press release on December 11, 2018. Algo Capital Plans On Supporting New Companies One of the largest blockchain-focused venture capital groups in the U.S., Algo Capital, is…

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Itaú Unibanco and Standard Chartered Launch Latin America’s First Blockchain Platform for Loans

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Itaú Unibanco and Standard Chartered Launch Latin America’s First Blockchain Platform for Loans

Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco Holding bank and Standard Chartered have successfully concluded the development and testing of Latin America’s first blockchain-based proof of concept for loans, ZDNet reported on December 11, 2018. Latin America Gets Its First Blockchain-Based Loan Platform It seems that the bear market that has persisted in the crypto industry since the November 2018 has not affected the…

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Brotopia: Gender Bias Is Blockchain’s Favorite Meme, but is the Wrong Metric

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Brotopia: Gender Bias Is Blockchain’s Favorite Meme, but is the Wrong Metric

On December 11, 2018, LongHash reported details on the lopsided gender stats in the blockchain space. The analysis iterates one of the most common injustices in the space, but what’s more important is the fact that these figures haven’t changed much since initial reports on the same subject. Hashing out Gender Data In tracking the 100 blockchain startups with impending…

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Samsung Files for Three Blockchain-Related Applications in the European Union

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Samsung Files for Three Blockchain-Related Applications in the European Union

Electronics giant Samsung has filed for three blockchain-related trademark applications in the European Union on December 10, 2018. Some tech websites suggest these applications are related to the company’s plan to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its phones. Details on the Trademark Applications The trademark applications are named “Blockchain KeyStore,” “Blockchain key box,” and “Blockchain Core” and are alluded to be…

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Seven E.U. Nations Sign Declaration to Explore Use Cases for Distributed Ledgers

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Seven E.U. Nations Sign Declaration to Explore Use Cases for Distributed Ledgers

As many as seven countries in the European Union are banding together to help promote blockchain technology throughout the continent, Financial Times reported December 4, 2018. The list of countries mostly comprises of southern members, including France, Italy, and Spain. The governments of these nations will reportedly explore applications for distributed ledger technology (DLT) outside of digital currencies. The group…

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Machine Learning Algorimths Identify Cryptocurrency Pump-and-Dump Schemes Before they Happen

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Machine Learning Algorimths Identify Cryptocurrency Pump-and-Dump Schemes Before they Happen

According to MIT Technology Review’s on December 4, 2018, security researchers have discovered a machine learning algorithm that can spot cryptocurrency pump-and-dump schemes in advance, which can help prevent and stop any pump-and-dump projects from developing further. The Anatomy Of a Pump-And-Dump Scheme While pump-and-dump schemes are common in conventional commodity trading markets, they have become trendy in the cryptocurrency market….

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Australia: Perth Sees its First Blockchain Center

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Australia: Perth Sees its First Blockchain Center

Western Australia’s capital city, Perth saw its first blockchain center open on December 3, 2018, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, December 4, 2018. The blockchain center will allow startups to share resources and ideas with like-minded business personnel and entrepreneurs. Blockchain Centre Will Help Retain Local Tech Talent According to Sam Lee, brains behind the newly opened blockchain center, the…

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