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Cryptocurrency career prospects booming

Recent figures released from one of the world's largest freelance jobs site Freelancer has revealed that cryptocurrency-related employment is on the up. They reported an 82% rise in Bitcoin connected jobs (CNBC Report) in the third quarter, which is a staggering rise. This highlights just how popular Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies have become. Designing new currencies leads the way Freelancer's findings show that premier among the new employment opportunities for freelancers within cryptocurrency is the design of new currencies. The continued move towards mainstream acceptance has not only allowed for more currencies to be produced to go alongside...

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Vietnam bans cryptocurrencies and enforces harsh penalties

Headlines have been filled recently with nations deciding what their stance on cryptocurrencies will be. Cryptocurrency specialists have been pleased to hear Russia’s decision to join in with evolving financial markets and develop their own digital currency. But in today’s headlines, it appears that there is bad news for the greater adoption of cryptocurrencies into our global economy, as Vietnam announce that they will be banning the use of all digital currencies from the start of 2018.  The state bank of Vietnam has issued a new monetary law which is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018, and this includes...

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Will the Chinese Bitcoin ban be lifted?

Cryptocurrency trading may resume in China, a report suggests. As of September, the Communist Party of China banned the trading of Bitcoins - immediately impacting its price against the US dollar. Are regulations going to relax in China? The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China ended on the 24th October, meaning that typically some temporary regulations will also end. One of these is speculated to be the banning of Bitcoin exchanges in the country. During the Congress, the party leadership is questioned on its current economic policy in China and, in the past, this has led to...

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Is an Ico really necessary to improve your startup?

Why do you need a token for your biz? Every blockchain project has a team and a group of advisors. Understanding the capabilities of the team, their engagement in the project and their view is a critical in deciding the type of outside help needed for a successful project. Advisors are one way to bring creditably and attract the attention of the media and the community, but it is important to understand what each advisors actual role and contributions will be. Do you really need to blockchain to run your company? Unless the additional resources needed to build the blockchain...

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Stash Wallet Makes Bitcoin User Friendly While Retaining Its Core Value Proposition

Late last week, Stash made their bitcoin wallet available for download on the Google Play Store. This is a wallet that is many years in the making, with its roots based in the Open Transactions project, which has been discussed as an extension to Bitcoin since 2010. Stash Wallet has support for both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, in addition to the testnets for the two cryptocurrencies. During a presentation at the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference, Stash CTO and co-founder Chris Odom indicated other cryptocurrencies will eventually be added to the wallet. The goal of Stash is to offer financial autonomy...

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