LinkedIn Says Blockchain Is Top Skill for 2020

Blockchain is listed as the number one “hard skill” in 2020 in a new report compiled by jobs site LinkedIn. “Last year, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and analytical reasoning led LinkedIn’s global list of the most in-demand hard skills,” LinkedIn wrote in the report. “They’re all on the list again this year, but a skill we weren’t even looking at a year ago – blockchain – tops the list of most in-demand hard skills for 2020.” After analyzing the profiles of the users who are “getting hired at the highest…

BuyAnyLight (BAL) Platform Set to Revolutionize the LED Lighting Industry with Blockchain, AI, and Smart Contracts

December 15th, 2019, Dubai, UAE – BuyAnyLight (BAL), a Dubai based light sourcing company with shared origin from Almani Lighting Gmbh, Germany, has recently launched its online platform. The platform allows buyers—private homes, consultants, contractors, architects and project owners—to submit their requirements and acquire quality LED products at competitive market pricing. The BAL platform innovates the way the existing market players i.e., consultants, contractors, and project owners to procure LED lighting products by making the process seamless, efficient, and trustless. It harnesses the power of blockchain, AI, Big Data, and…

VPLedger: An All-In-One Blockchain Platform

Since the moment the Bitcoin (BTC) network went live over 10 years ago, developers have been working in the creation of new technologies that focus on bringing real use to the functionalities that the BTC network had within. Blockchain technology can be defined as a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data that is recorded and unable to be altered. Under this premise, many have attempted to implement blockchain tech at…

Hong Kong Blockchain VC Hires Former NEO Exec to Launch Shanghai Office

Formed in 2016, CMCC is one of the first Asian venture funds to invest in blockchain technical infrastructures such as the ethereum network, The firm raised  over $30 million for its third blockchain fund from Japanese social media giant Line as well as from one of the largest family offices in Asia, which was not identified, as an anchor investor for the fund.  Source link

Interview with the Developer Who Created the Blockchain Game “Contract Servant”

Junji Oshita president and CEO of AXEL MARK Inc & Developer of the blockchain game “CONTRACT SERVANT – CARD GAME-” Kazuyuki Tanaka was interviewed by Yuki Haraguchi from Coinpost. I interviewed Junji Oshita, president and CEO of AXEL MARK Inc., developer of the blockchain game “CONTRACT SERVANT – CARD GAME-” and Kazuyuki Tanaka, game producer, to find out why they launched a business in the blockchain game industry, their challenges, and future prospects. AXEL MARK Inc. was listed on TSE Mothers in 2008. It plans, develops, and operates smartphone games,…

Pompliano Joins Board of Blockchain-Based Lending Firm After $103M Raise

The raise brings Figure’s total funding to more than $225 million and values it at $1.2 billion, according to a company press release. Aside from Morgan Creek, which led the round, and MUFG, participants included DCM, Digital Currency Group, HCM Capital, Ribbit Capital, RPM Ventures and The Partners at DST Global. While the size of the round was disclosed in a securities filing last month, the other details were not revealed until now. Source link

BNY Mellon Aims to Go Live ‘ASAP’ on Trade Finance Blockchain Marco Polo

BNY Mellon chose Marco Polo because the blockchain works well for open account financing, which makes up around 85 percent of trade finance, and works well for large corporates, Kim said. (In open account transactions, the goods are shipped and delivered before payment is due; with letter-of-credit financing, the bank guarantees a buyer’s payment ahead of time).  Source link