AS CRYPTOCURRENCIES FLOURISH, EMPLOYERS HUNT FOR WORKERS WITH BLOCKCHAIN SKILLS

AS CRYPTOCURRENCIES FLOURISH, EMPLOYERS HUNT FOR WORKERS WITH BLOCKCHAIN SKILLS

 

Getting a blockchain professional is not cheap. The hourly pay rate ranges from $50 to more than $200.

Chris Barber, 39, who previously worked at an engineering firm as a project manager but for the past year has been working as a blockchain consultant, charges $225 an hour.

Source: CNBC

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BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEERS ARE IN DEMAND

BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEERS ARE IN DEMAND

 

Since January 2017, the demand for blockchain engineering talent on Toptal has grown 700 percent, and 40 percent of the fully managed software development projects requested in the last month require blockchain skills. By diving into the requests Toptal sees, we can start to paint a better picture of the blockchain development languages and knowledge areas increasing in demand.

Source: Techcrunch

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HERE ARE 10 INDUSTRIES BLOCKCHAIN IS LIKELY TO DISRUPT


HERE ARE 10 INDUSTRIES BLOCKCHAIN IS LIKELY TO DISRUPT

 

You’ve probably heard that blockchain technology is going to revolutionize… fill in the blank. But what actually is it and how is it going to disrupt these industries?

  1. Banking
  2. Healthcare
  3. Politics
  4. Real Estate
  5. Legal Industry
  6. Security
  7. Government
  8. Rentals and Ride Sharing
  9. Charities and Aid Organizations
  10. Education

 

Source: Forbes

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THE BLOCKCHAIN: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS


THE BLOCKCHAIN: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS

 

The Blockchain is a secure transaction ledger database that is shared by all parties participating in an established, distributed network of computers. It records and stores every transaction that occurs in the network, essentially eliminating the need for “trusted” third parties such as payment processors. Blockchain proponents often describe the innovation as a “transfer of trust in a trustless world,” referring to the fact that the entities participating in a transaction are not necessarily known to each other yet they exchange value with surety and no third-party validation. For this reason, the Blockchain is a potential game changer.

Source: Brookings

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THE PROMISE OF BLOCKCHAIN IS A WORLD WITHOUT MIDDLEMEN


THE PROMISE OF BLOCKCHAIN IS A WORLD WITHOUT MIDDLEMEN

 

In a world without middlemen, things get more efficient in unexpected ways. A 1% transaction fee may not seem like much, but down a 15-step supply chain, it adds up. These kinds of little frictions add just enough drag on the global economy that we’re forced to stick with short supply chains and deals done by the container load, because it’s simply too inefficient to have more links in the supply chain and to work with smaller transactions. The decentralization that blockchain provides would change that, which could have huge possible impacts for economies in the developing world. Any transformation which helps small businesses compete with giants will have major global effects.

Source: Harvard Business Review

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ASTRONAUT: WHAT CHINA’S MOON LANDING MEANS FOR US

ASTRONAUT: WHAT CHINA’S MOON LANDING MEANS FOR US

 

China started out the year by doing something that no nation has done before: It landed a spacecraft and an accompanying rover on the far side of the moon with an ambitious scientific payload package and an exciting mission ahead to study the interior structure of the moon with the help of ground-penetrating radar, among other things.

Almost equally impressive from a technical standpoint, China successfully placed a communication relay satellite into a lunar halo orbit to enable the command of, and communication with, both the spacecraft and rover, which do not have line-of-sight views of Earth for direct radio contact.

Source: CNN

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ELON MUSK: SPACEX´S “BFR” ROCKET WILL DO MORE THAN TAKE US TO MARS

ELON MUSK: SPACEX´S “BFR” ROCKET WILL DO MORE THAN TAKE US TO MARS

 

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk attended the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), on Friday where he once again spoke about plans for making humans multiplanetary. Musk has been teasing updates for a while about a rocket that would be part of an Interplanetary Transport Systems (ITS). This rocket — or rocket system — doesn’t have an actual name yet, but for now it’s going by its code name: BFR.

Source: Futurism

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INNOVATIVE HYUNDAI ‘ELEVATE’ WALKING CAR CONCEPT CREATES A NEW VEHICLE CATEGORY, THE UMV, ULTIMATE MOBILITY VEHICLE

INNOVATIVE HYUNDAI ‘ELEVATE’ WALKING CAR CONCEPT CREATES A NEW VEHICLE CATEGORY, THE UMV, ULTIMATE MOBILITY VEHICLE

 

This vehicle combines the power of robotics and EV technology to take people where no vehicle has been before. The four-legged Hyundai ‘Elevate’ will redefine our perception of vehicular mobility. This design concept and prototype will be showcased at the Hyundai’s press conference on January 7 at 3 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 2, Oceanside B.

Source: Hyundai.com

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NASA PAYS TRIBUTE TO EARLY SPACE PIONEER RICHARD GORDON

NASA PAYS TRIBUTE TO EARLY SPACE PIONEER RICHARD GORDON

 

Naval officer, aviator, chemist, test pilot, and astronaut were among the many hats of this talented and daring explorer. Dick was pilot of Gemini XI in 1966, on which he performed a spacewalk where he tethered the Gemini and Agena together for the very first attempt at creating artificial gravity by rotating spacecraft. He also was command module pilot of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon. While his crewmates Pete Conrad and Alan Bean landed in the Ocean of Storms, he remained in lunar orbit aboard the Yankee Clipper, taking photos for potential future landing sites and later performing final re-docking maneuvers.

Source: NASA

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NASA’S MARS INSIGHT LANDS ON A NEW MISSION TO TAKE THE PULSE OF THE RED PLANET

NASA’S MARS INSIGHT LANDS ON A NEW MISSION TO TAKE THE PULSE OF THE RED PLANET

 

The Mars InSight lander, which blasted off in May, touched down early on Tuesday morning AEDT.
Its landing was not quite as nail-biting as Curiosity’s, but it still carried an element of risk, said the mission’s deputy lead, Sue Smrekar, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

When it works, it looks smooth and easy — like a piece of cake — but in fact at least a third of missions that have been sent to Mars have failed,” Dr Smrekar said

 

Source: ABC Science

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