Bitcoin, Not Blockchain: People Feverishly Search for World’s First Crypto

By CCN: Around the world, the majority of searches related to cryptocurrency involve the word “Bitcoin,” a new report by ConsenSys concludes. Excepting a few Asian countries, most of the world wants to find information about Bitcoin. In the U.S., UK, Nigeria, Brazil, France, and elsewhere, roughly 70% or more of all crypto-related searches are for Bitcoin. Comparatively, Taiwan and Japan have an abiding interest in Ethereum, blockchain, and related cryptocurrency more broadly. Key Markets for dApp Development ConsenSys, which was among the first companies to develop for Ethereum, needs the data to understand where key markets might be. While

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Struggling Ethereum Giant ConsenSys Seeks $200 Million Raise at Billion-Dollar Valuation

By CCN.com: Ethereum development studio ConsenSys is struggling financially and is now trying to raise $200 million from outside investors to stay afloat. The fundraising drive comes just four months after the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup laid off 13% of its workforce. ConsenSys has not yet commented on the rumors, which were reported by The Information. Sources say the crypto company wants its valuation to top $1 billion, but prospective investors believe that’s unrealistic given its current financial woes. The Brooklyn-based firm — which employs 900 people — posted revenue of just $28 million in 2018. Ethereum Giant ConsenSys Tightens Belt,

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Ethereum Won’t Fail: Joseph Lubin

It’s no secret Ethereum was among the hardest hit coins during the crypto winter after a tough year of regulatory uncertainty surrounding security tokens and ICOs. If anyone should seem worried, it would be blockchain pioneer Joseph Lubin, whose company ConsenSys is an incubator for Ethereum projects. Yet, he couldn’t appear further from losing sleep. Lubin was featured as the Interactive Keynote speaker at SXSW 2019, where he shared his zen vibe with a live audience, saying: “Ethereum is not going away. It’s not going to fail. It will remain very significant.” * Are Ethereum Tokens Securities? Increasingly, there are

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Billionaire Mike Novogratz Raising $250M Should Reassure Crypto Investors, Even in the Bear Market

By CCN.com: Mike Novogratz, a billionaire venture capital and avid cryptocurrency investor, is reportedly raising $250 million to support crypto businesses. According to a Business Insider exclusive report, sources close to the company have revealed that Galaxy Digital is in the process of securing $250 million to establish a credit fund to finance crypto funds

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What Crypto Winter? Blockchain Developers are Still Making a Killing

Blockchain developers are now earning more than they were six months ago, according to a survey-based report by Computer World. In the course of the last six months, the annual pay for blockchain developers in the highest bracket increased by over US$4,000, as per the survey which was conducted by management consulting firm Janco Associates.

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Why Big Crypto Firms Like ShapeShift & ConsenSys Laid Off Many Employees

This week, a major crypto exchange ShapeShift was forced to lay off 30 percent of the company’s workforce, letting go 37 employees. In a letter to the company and to the users on the platform, ShapeShift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees said that the crypto winter had left the firm with no other viable choice

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7 Months After Ethereum dApps Bet Was Made, Joseph Lubin Still Quiet On The Matter

Bitcoin engineer-turned-instructor Jimmy Song has said that seven months after Joseph Lubin announced a public bet with him concerning the future of Ethereum, the ConsenSys CEO is yet to put his money where his mouth is. It will be recalled that at Consensus 2018 in May, Lubin and Song announced an audacious wager onstage at

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Bitcoin Exchange Giant Huobi Announces Post-Christmas Layoffs

Chinese mining giant Bitmain Technology and cryptocurrency exchange operator Huobi Group have both announced plans to lay off staff but for different reasons, per reports on the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Bitmain revealed its intention in a statement quoted by the SCMP, calling the layoffs a “minor adjustment” as it restructures to build a

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ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin on Layoffs: ‘Sky’s Not Falling, Future Is Very Bright’

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin says the future of the crypto industry is so bright he has to wear shades, and called a bottom to the current bear market. “Peeking into 2019, if you could see the landscape through my eyes, you’d have to wear shades,” Lubin gushed in a lengthy tweetstorm (see below). Lubin —

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Bitcoin-Bashing NYU Professor Unleashes Scathing Anti-Crypto Twitter Tantrum

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect those of CCN. They belong to the author alone. Is New York University professor Nouriel Roubini the biggest bitcoin grinch of all time? It sure seems that way, based on an epic Twitter rant he launched just days before Christmas. In a furious tweetstorm

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