• I see you know about "the blockchain." Congratulations, you're hired! (via iStock)
    Technology

    Blockchain leads top 10 in-demand job skills list: LinkedIn

    The category did not even make the list last year; now it’s at the top, beating out cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

    According to LinkedIn's survey of The Skills Companies Need Most in 2020, blockchain was No. 1, beating out artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and UX design. In 2019, blockchain did not even make the top 10.

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    Technology

    Deloitte: Blockchain can help fresh food industry save the world

    Just 4% of the suppliers and retailers of meat and produce are using blockchain. But with the population skyrocketing and 40% of food wasted, that will have to change

    With the number of mouths to feed set to grow 50% by 2050, fresh food manufacturers and suppliers have to do a better job getting food to market before it spoils. More than 60% are planning to use blockchain to do that, according to a new study.

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    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    State Street survey: 94% of big asset managers to invest in crypto by 2020

    The financial services giant found excitement around tokenized assets and bullishness on a 2020 bitcoin ETF

    According to a survey by State Street Corporation, 94% of the 101 asset managers and owners with $100 billion-plus portfolios said they either have digital assets under management or are planning to add them in 2020.

  • It's all rainbows and alpacas for eToro CEO Yoni Assia at the Ethereal Summit in Tel Aviv, September 15, 2019 (photo by Molly Jane Zuckerman for Modern Consensus).
    Technology

    How blockchain will ‘eat’ finance: An interview with eToro CEO Yoni Assia

    Modern Consensus sat down with Yoni Assia, the CEO and founder of social trading network eToro, at this weekend’s Ethereal Summit in Tel Aviv

    Yoni Assia is quite confident that traditional finance will eventually fully transition over to blockchain—in his oft-repeated words, “it's going to eat their existing financial systems.” Having begun trading at just 13 years old, the eToro CEO brought the social trading platform into the crypto space in 2010, with a further step towards adoption in the launch of the eToroX crypto exchange earlier this year.