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.
Must-reads for August 31, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend): Ethereum futures, missing petros, useless bitcoins, Walmart robots, and more
Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today
Cboe, the exchange group behind the first market for bitcoin futures, is telling market makers that ether futures will soon be live (Business Insider) A source has told Business Insider that the CBOE, which launched the first U.S. regulated futures on bitcoin, is looking to launch an ether-based futures contract as soon as December. As of last week, the total open interest in the CBOE’s bitcoin contract equaled only 4,069 BTC, or a little more than $28 million. Special Report: In Venezuela, new cryptocurrency is nowhere to be found (Reuters) The Venezuelan government’s much-hyped oil-backed cryptocurrency known as the petro is tough to find. It’s not in exchanges and…
Why it’s so hard to hire anyone working on blockchain tech
Blockchain experts have a hard time calling anyone ‘boss’
Modern Consensus was on the ground in Berlin for BlockShow, a two-day festival boasting thousands of attendees, each one there to expand their understanding of blockchain technology and meet some A-list crypto-players. Between the public on-stage panels and the private conversations we had with attendees, one theme cropped up consistently: it’s hard to acquire the talent and human resources necessary to take a large or small company into the new blockchain-enabled future. We know the song all the crypto-kids sing: blockchain technology isn’t just about powering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it’s a “new internet” setting a higher standard for how information moves and is validated around the world. This stuff…