Pay raises coming this year for 58 percent of US workers, study shows

In addition to a majority of employers planning to give out raises to existing employees, 45 percent say they will increase starting salaries for new hires. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2018. That’s up from 60 percent a year ago. As companies compete for…

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Ganapati Group Has Announced The Appointment of Eman Pulis – The CEO of SiGMA as Senior Advisor of GanaEight Coin Limited

Malta, August 3, 2018 – Ganapati Group was pleased to announce the appointment of Eman Pulis, the CEO of SiGMA (Summit of iGaming Malta and Malta Blockchain Summit) as one of the Senior Advisors of GanaEight Coin Limited, the Issuer of G8C tokens. As published on July 7 2018, G8C tokens can be used in…

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Queensland to Become a Hotspot for Crypto Spenders

Enjoying the beautiful coastal state of Queensland in Australia just got easier for cryptocurrency holders. More and more merchants in the area are accepting virtual currencies as payment and in doing so, are assisting the state in growing its tourism sector. Whether you’re getting geared up for the Great Barrier Reef or hoping to veg…

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SEC Comes Calling For Long Blockchain (You Know, The Iced Tea Company)

Last December, a beverage company changed its name to cash in on the blockchain craze. Now, the SEC is investigating. In March of this year, John Oliver of HBO’s Last Week Tonight famously skewered crypto scams. To illustrate the craze surrounding cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that supports them, he explained that some companies were…

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$37 Million of Bitcoin Revenue Helps Square Accelerate Growth in Q2

Square has reported its Q2 2018 financial results, revealing that $37 million of Bitcoin-related revenue helped the company accelerate its growth during the period. While the company still made very little profit from cryptocurrency trading in Q2, management is content with not trying to push the monetization of the feature just yet. Also Read: Coinmarketcap…

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Emercoin Blockchain Solution Combats Global Manipulation Epidemic in Education Sector

Emercoin “Trusted Diploma” Secures and Verifies Education Certificates TBILISI, Georgia – August 02, 2018 – Emercoin announced today the successful implementation of its open-source “Trusted Diploma” blockchain platform by the Business & Technology University (BTU). As blockchain grows beyond fintech to empower other industries with new levels of security and immutability, the unique collaboration between…

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Where Should you Base your Crypto Startup? | BTCMANAGER

While blockchain technology is globally being lauded as one of the most disruptive innovations, the crypto-friendliness of individual countries varies widely. There are jurisdictions that are more welcoming than others to projects utilizing distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies. Certain factors such as a favorable regulatory framework, political goodwill, and crypto taxation laws are likely to…

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SimpleFX to Introduce New Trading API

SimpleFX (SFX), a cryptocurrency and forex CFD broker, announced the application programming interface (API) of its BETA webtrader platform which will be available in mid-August 2018. The move comes shortly after the platform launched its iOS application, mobile web browser platform, and a brand new affiliation software. User-Friendly Trading SimpleFX is on track to deliver…

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Two Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Weigh In On Blockchain, Disagree About Usefulness

Paul Krugman says blockchains are useless. Oliver Hart, who is serving as an advisor for a blockchain governance and design firm to help make better EDCCs (aka smart contracts), says they can be great for automating certain business dealings and assisting in legal disputes. On Monday, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman…

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US Treasury Releases Fintech Report, Discusses Issues Relevant to Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Treasury Department released its highly anticipated report that examines the current monetary system, discusses cryptocurrency, and proposes sweeping changes that would cut regulatory inefficiency and incubate new technologies. The report, which is titled “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation” was drafted under Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and addressed…

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Valve Removes Alleged Cryptojacking Game From Steam Marketplace

The video game developer recently pulled “Abstractism” from the Steam web store due to allegations that the game had been scamming customers, but some believe the application was also used for unauthorized cryptocurrency mining. As reported by Polygon, Valve Corporation has yanked a game called “Abstractism” from its digital video game marketplace, Steam. Certain players…

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Co-Founder of Wikipedia has “Zero Interest” in Cryptocurrency

The ever-outspoken Jimmy Wales conducted an interview with BusinessInsider in which he proclaimed that: Wikipedia are “absolutely never” going to hold “cryptocurrency or ICO ambitions”, despite the popularity such means found elsewhere as a means of public crowdfunding. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise however, due to the fact that the man…

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Outsourcing ICOs: Out-of-the-Box Solutions for Blockchain Startups

The cryptocurrency ecosystem is still in its early stages and as such, adoption is quite slow. In fact, studies show that in the U.S, only 8% of people hold cryptocurrency investments. Compared to the number of blockchain startups and projects that continue to emerge, competition is tough. While this is frustrating for investors who find…

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bears Take the Bull by the Horns

Bitcoin’s bullish reversal appears to be in peril as bears unexpectedly rocked up and grabbed the bull by the horns. Is today’s pullback caused by current events or are fundamentals impacting Bitcoin price? Weekly Chart 4 Hour Chart Running bulls appear to be halted by bears as a lower high was notched on the weekly chart. A…

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What Influencers Are Saying About Cryptocurrency and Real Estate in 2018

A popular cryptocurrency analyst and pundit by the name of ‘Crypto Bobby’ yesterday recalled a discussion he had with a “NYC real estate broker” on his Twitter feed, who had apparently “sold a $3M apt in Brooklyn for $BTC when Bitcoin was $270, he took his commission in cash instead…” Since then, Bitcoin’s value has…

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ICO Research Firms in South Korea Are Gaining Popularity | BTCMANAGER

The rising threat of frauds and blatant exit-scams from ICO firms and token issuers is set to slow down in the months to come, as several cryptocurrency-centric security firms have set up shop to fight against the nuisance, reported Business Korea on July 30, 2018. Cryptocurrency Trading Sector Analysts from the private equity and security…

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Bitcoin Price Refusing to Stay Under $8K a ‘Sign of Positive Change’

BTC price has once quickly recovered above $8,000, which Fundstraat Chief Analyst, Tom Lee, believes is a sign of “positive change” in the crypto market. Bitcoin Knocked Down, But It Gets Up Again Just like that Chumbawumba song from the late 90’s — Bitcoin price keeps getting knocked down, but it gets up again. Yesterday,…

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IBM Joins Coalition Of Financial Institutions To Create Blockchain App Store

IBM and settlement processing company CLS are working with a collection of tech and financial companies to create an online, blockchain-based app store. On Monday, IBM announced a partnership with CLS to develop a project called LedgerConnect, which is intended to allow financial and software developer companies to share blockchain-related applications. According to the announcement,…

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Ripple Sees Use-Case Debut As DCEX Becomes First XRP-Based Exchange

Blockchain exchange tech company Alphapoint has announced registration is open for DCEX exchange, the first platform to use the Ripple XRP token as its base currency. DCEX To Open In ‘Coming Weeks’ In a press release July 30, the company announced DCEX, which caters to retail and institutional investors, would commence trading “in the coming…

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SimpleFX: CFD Trading Made Easier

SimpleFX (SFX) is a cryptocurrency and forex broker which provides a seamless experience for investors seeking to take advantage of online CFDs. The company recently introduced its third-party affiliation software, brand new mobile web trader, Android and iOS application, and a BETA version of its desktop web trader. Actively seeking feedback from its users, SimpleFX…

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