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What does the future of job skills and education look like with blockchain? Below Coinbase outlines the growing roster of crypto and blockchain courses as there is a steady rise in student interest. Read how the top 50 universities in the world are treating cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Key Findings 42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities now offer at least one course on crypto or blockchain Students from a range of majors are...

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Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra, which will facilitate purchases or to send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out at your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra wallet. This will be built into WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook’s own app. Facebook has released its own white paper explaining Libra and its testnet for working out the kinks of its blockchain...

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Have you got a hold on all the crypto jargon? How about ‘hodl’ or spreading ‘FUD’?The crypto space, like any industry has its own jargon so we thought we would find a guide to get you all over the acronyms and talking the talk. Below our friends at MintDice have created a deep dive into the main crypto terminology. Enjoy! FUD:  This is an acronym that stands for ‘Fear, uncertainty, and doubt.’ Many people in...

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Since the emergence of Bitcoin, loss due to theft has surpassed $1 billion. Cybersecurity’s real issues lies in the systems that have been created around the technology, such as cryptocurrency exchanges, wallets, custodians, security companies and ICO platforms, as opposed to the underlying blockchain structure. Exchange hacks have been the greatest threat to crypto security because when they occur, multiple wallets in the network are affected. Since the first digital currency exchange hack exposed the vulnerabilities of cryptocurrency transactions...

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The blockchain/crypto ecosystem has gone through many ups and downs and the future is still very much unknown. What we do know is that as a new technology, it seems that nothing is ever set in stone or yet really fully understood. Below we quickly revisit the Bitcoin/blockchain timeline and explore what we could expect in the coming years. Where we’ve come from Bitcoin Emerges (Jan ‘09) Bitcoin launches in Jan 2009. Initially, awareness is limited to...

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Have you ever considered storing cryptocurrency contributions for retirement? Well, Bitcoin is now also making moves into the individual retirement space. Setting yourself up for retirement is important. An IRA is an account that an individual can use to save up money for their retirement. It can be opened at several financial institutions and has many advantages. There are also many different types of IRAs, including traditional IRA, Roth IRA, and rollover IRA, and each one has its pros and...

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As the demand for digital currencies grows, many new cryptocurrency exchanges will continue to emerge. Most new users carry out all their financial transactions using fiat currency, exchanging money then for Bitcoin on decentralized exchanges or through Bitcoin ATMs and Over-The-Counter brokerages. Many cryptocurrency exchanges, like Coinbase, offer users a way to buy Bitcoin and other major coins using fiat deposits, however only offers about 12 out of the thousands of digital currencies available. It also has...

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Since Bitcoin made waves in 2017 for hitting its peak price of $20,000, the cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen a significant boost in new entrants and investments. Interest in Bitcoin has dwindled since the beginning of 2018, with a 75% decrease in Bitcoin searches overall. Attention has been shifting to newer altcoins and blockchain projects which are emerging daily. Also, many of these digital assets have lower prices and low market capitalization, whilst still potentially being profitable for investment. Before becoming an...

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Cryptocurrency has become a popular topic in the financial world over the past few years. Mainstream media organisations started taking more notice after Bitcoin rose from USD $900 to almost USD $20,000 in 2017. Now, you find so many sites online tapping into cryptocurrency and the many industries that it is disrupting. One popular concern is whether or not cryptocurrency will be able to replace fiat currency, or the national legal tender around the world....

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At the beginning of this year, cryptocurrencies received a huge bashing from world leaders during the World Economic Forum (WEF). Blockchain, on the other hand, was praised for its ability to revolutionise different sectors. Nearly two months after global leaders reflected on digital assets, it is emerging that Europe is ready to hit it off with blockchain technologies despite the volatility of cryptocurrencies. A report released by IDC shows that Europe is now at the...