Blockchain’s Big Year: Competitive Job Market Grows More Than 200%

The number of blockchain jobs posted in the U.S. this year has seen a dramatic increase, according to data provided to CoinDesk from one of the largest jobs sites. The just-published statistics from indicate that, since last December, that number has increased by 207 percent. Even more dramatically, the number of blockchain jobs has increased 631 percent since November 2015. Showing how hot cryptocurrency has become this year after being generally overshadowed by blockchain in 2016, 15 out of [...]


Bitcoin Payroll Startup Bitwage Adds 18 New Currencies

Bitcoin payroll startup Bitwage has today announced support for an additional 18 fiat currencies, including the Russian ruble. Founded in 2014, the startup uses Bitcoin to let employers route international payments to workers, allowing them to receive wages in either a local fiat currency or Bitcoin, or a combination of the two. The new additions extend support for the existing seven currencies to a total of 25. In a statement, Bitwage’s president, Jonathan Chester, explained the reason for adding the options, saying, “With [...]