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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‘It’s Not Surprising’ the Market Is Recovering Says Coinbase President Asiff Hirji

Not the Christmas run we expected, but bitcoin has continued to rise, despite a bearish run that saw prices crash from $5,000 to an all-time low of $3,200. Asiff Hirji President of U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase said the current recovery is not surprising and the run should continue into the next year. Speaking with CNBC’s

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Interest in Blockchain Jobs Declines as Cryptocurrency Prices Take a Tumble

The prices of cryptocurrencies and the interest in crypto-related jobs are highly correlated. This is the takeaway from data provided to CNBC by AngelList Talent, a recruitment firm focusing on startups. The data demonstrates that as cryptocurrency prices surged last year, the number of crypto-related job openings also swelled. But this year as cryptocurrency prices

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Ethereum Studio ConsenSys to Trim Workforce amid Bear Market Woes

Just as Steemit had done in the previous month, ConsenSys, the Ethereum-based studio, will be laying off about 13% of its total workforce as part of a move to ‘restructure’ the company. The company, which was founded by billionaire Joseph Lubin, co-founder and early investor in Ethereum, is now looking to reorganize in a market

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Crypto Custody Startup Raises $8 Million from ConsenSys & Two Sigma Ventures

Venture firm Two Sigma and Ethereum development studio ConSensys have invested $8 million into digital asset custody solution provider Trustology, Business Insider reports. Both investors would be joining Trustology’s board of directors. London based Trustology, known for developing the TrustVault, a crypto management service that safeguards private keys by keeping them in “tamper proof, programmable

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