Blockchain and Crypto in the Labor Market: Overview of Salaries, Taxes and the Most In-Demand Jobs

Job seekers’ interest for positions related to blockchain and cryptocurrency has declined, while employers’ interest only rose in 2018. How do cryptocurrencies prices and blockchain technology development correlate with the changes in the labor market? Over the past months, the cryptocurrency market has been demonstrating bearish sentiment, with crypto prices falling to a yearly lows. […]

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Estonia: Amendments to Anti-Money-Laundering Regulations Will Tighten Crypto Regulation

The Estonian Ministry of Finance is about to add amendments to the national AML regulation, bringing tighter cryptocurrency regulation. The Estonian Ministry of Finance will shortly add amendments to a recently-passed financial bill that are meant to “tighten” crypto-related regulation, Estonian financial newspaper Äripäev reports Nov. 28. According to the article, a new version of […]

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Coinbase Pro Launches Support for Zcash

U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase has added support for Zcash on its Coinbase Pro platform. Major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched support for Zcash (ZEC) on its Coinbase Pro platform, according to a company blog post published Nov. 29. Zcash is a cryptocurrency based on a decentralized blockchain, designed with the goal of making transactions […]

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US Treasury Dept. Takes Action Against Two Iranians Allegedly Involved in BTC Ransomware

The U.S. Department of Treasury has sanctioned two Iranians allegedly involved in Bitcoin ransomware scheme SamSam. The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Iranians allegedly involved in Bitcoin (BTC) ransomware scheme SamSam, the Treasury reported in an official press release today, Nov. 28. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) […]

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Canada: Birks Group Jewelry Retail Giant Begins Accepting Bitcoin in Eight Locations

Major Canadian-based jewelry manufacturer and retailer Birks Group has begun accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments. Major Canadian-based jewelry manufacturer and retailer Birks Group has begun accepting Bitcoin (BTC) through a partnership with U.S. payment processor BitPay, the company confirmed in a press release Nov. 28. Birks, which has operated since 1879, will initially accept the largest […]

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Blockchain Network Takes on Ethereum ERC20 and Claims it is Faster and Cheaper

sponsored A blockchain network which claims to be faster and cheaper than ERC20 aims to help businesses sculpt “absolutely unique tokens with exclusive features.” A new blockchain platform believes it is a “more attractive and accessible destination” for hosting tokens than the likes of Ethereum’s ERC20 platform, as it gives developers the support they need […]

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