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Demand for Blockchain Skills Exceeding Supply, Big Companies Hiring Big Time

Category: Blockchain, Business, Development, News

Demand for Blockchain Skills Exceeding Supply, Big Companies Hiring Big Time

Blockchain developers are now the most sought-after commodity in the job marketplace, with the number of job openings requiring the skill doubling since the beginning of the year. As the demand for experts in the field exceeds the supply, big companies are looking to implement the new transaction technology offer salaries well above $100k per year. Blockchain Developers Most Sought-After…

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IBM and Maersk Eye Blockchain Logistics Market with TradeLens

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

IBM and Maersk Eye Blockchain Logistics Market with TradeLens

On August 9, 2018, IBM and supply chain juggernaut Maersk have added 92 clients to their blockchain platform in a bid to revolutionize global shipping using blockchain technology. Blockchain and Logistics The new venture created by the two global companies has been dubbed TradeLens. Through its early, the companies have been working on an interlocking system of blockchain backed ports…

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Dipping a Toe or Diving in: Big Business and Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News

Dipping a Toe or Diving in: Big Business and Blockchain

Major corporations are stepping off of the blockchain train, which has some believing that this means the end of the love affair between major corporations and distributed ledger technology. This year will see the end of several blockchain companies, while other projects are walking back their anticipation for blockchain’s power to revolutionize their businesses. Raising the Crypto Flag Previously, Nasdaq…

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Hungry for Blockchain: Companies Big and Small Tackle Transparency in the Food Industry

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, News

Hungry for Blockchain: Companies Big and Small Tackle Transparency in the Food Industry

As more attention is placed on food quality, organic products, and the avoidance of genetically modified foods, consumers are demanding a way to know where their food is coming from and how it is treated and handled before it reaches their tables. Fortunately, traceability and transparency are two things blockchain technology is equipped to deliver. Farm to Table Tracking In…

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CLS, IBM, Citi, Barclays Form Partnership to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks

Category: Blockchain, Finance, News

CLS, IBM, Citi, Barclays Form Partnership to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks

A new blockchain-based platform is on the horizon, and it is the result of a cooperation between foreign exchange settlement provider CLS, enterprise software giant IBM, and nine financial institutions, including big names such as Citigroup and Barclays, the companies said in a statement on July 30, 2018. LedgerConnect: Blockchain Platform for Banks This revolutionary platform is LedgerConnect, and it…

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IBM Partners with Stronghold to Create Stablecoin for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Development, Finance, Investment, News

IBM Partners with Stronghold to Create Stablecoin for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

On July 17, 2018, global payment and trading platform Stronghold announced the launch of their stablecoin “Stronghold USD.” The cryptocurrency will be built on Stellar Lumens’ (XLM) blockchain and will offer a one-to-one ratio with the U.S. dollar. The San Francisco based firm also disclosed a strategic partnership with IBM to explore novel business applications using the stablecoin. Cure Crypto…

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No Free Lunch: IBM Promises to Employ 1,800 French Blockchain Technology Experts

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

No Free Lunch: IBM Promises to Employ 1,800 French Blockchain Technology Experts

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty was one of the dignitaries present at the “Tech for Good” conference organized by French President Emmanuel Macron on May 23, 2018. And she has pledged to hire 1,800 French nationals as part of the tech giant’s contribution to Macron’s project which seeks to make France a hotbed for artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. IBM-Macron Alliance…

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Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Resale Marketplace

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Resale Marketplace

According to the patent filing published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), mega-retailer Walmart Inc. has filed a patent for a blockchain-based resale marketplace that would allow consumers to sell previously purchased Walmart products on the resale platform. Walmart Leverages Blockchain Technology to Gain an Edge Over Rivals The proposed platform would record purchases of customers on a…

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IBM to Launch World’s First Corporate-issued Token; Chooses Stellar’s Blockchain Platform

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

IBM to Launch World’s First Corporate-issued Token; Chooses Stellar’s Blockchain Platform

IBM’s created ripples in the crypto-sphere in October 2017 after famously using the the digital remittance startup Stellar’s native token, lumens (XLM), to settle a cross-border payment with zero fees instantaneously. The transaction may have impressed IBM executives on a deeper level, with the “big blue” announcing an arguably massive development for cryptocurrencies in general, and Stellar in particular. According…

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Automotive Industry Form Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Automotive Industry Form Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

Blockchain is on a campaign to impact every facet of life, but there are certain domains ripe for disruption, and the automotive industry is one of them. Automotive Consortium Four of the world’s largest car makers — BMW, General Motors, Ford, and Renault—announced on May 2, 2018, they will form a group to explore the potential of blockchain in the…

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