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For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

Beefing up on skills around blockchain development, management or engineering can earn techies some big bucks above their current salary.

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How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

As blockchain gains credibility in the marketplace, it's being piloted for uses never before considered. But the nascent technology will need to mature, both technically and as a part of a more complete ecosystem, before seeing...

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Bitcoin, blockchain jobs remain unfilled as interest drops off

New data from job search site Indeed shows that the number of people searching for blockchain and crypto jobs has continued to decline.

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Facebook’s Libra co-creator: Social, financial data will remain separate

Facebook planned for regulatory pushback and competition from other crypto wallets, which is what has emerged.

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4 promising AR/VR pilots in business

Augmented reality and virtual reality implementations are emerging across several sectors, thanks to their value in providing remote training and hands-free access to information.

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Cryptocurrencies backed by cash could elude new regs

Stablecoins can include features that are typical of regulated securities, meaning they might be able to avoid new government oversight.

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IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and Microsoft join others on new blockchain token spec

A business consortium led by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance said their new blockchain-based token specification can create regulatory compliant digital currency for use in any number of scenarios.

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In 2020, businesses likely to shift blockchain focus to integration, interoperability

As the hype around blockchain cools and enterprises continue to cut their tech teeth on the distributed ledger, non-technical challenges and interoperability hurdles are emerging.

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Facebook won't launch cryptocurrency until U.S. regulators approve

Growing pressure from regulators prompted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to say his company will not back a global financial network based on a cryptocurrency without government okay.

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HTC launches a cheaper blockchain phone

HTC is now selling the Exodus 1s, a blockchain-enabled smartphone that can natively store Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and costs less than half the price of its predecessor.

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Utah county moves to expand mobile voting through blockchain

Utah County plans to allow disabled voters to use a blockchain-based mobile app to vote in November, and one city hopes to use an app for all of its citizens, who are mostly young, tech-savvy millennials.

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Can Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?

Seven of the founding members of the Libra Association, Facebook's non-profit governing council for its planned cryptocurrency, have jumped ship amid increasing scrutiny by U.S. and European regulators.

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IBM launches blockchain-based supply chain service with AI, IoT integration

Tied to its existing Sterling Order Management System service, the new blockchain and AI-enabled cloud offering enables real-time views of order shipments, alerts and optimization recommendations.

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Here's why there won’t be a quick enterprise blockchain revolution

While corporate CIOs see the distributed ledger technology as innovative, blockchain is unlikely to become technically and operationally scalable anytime soon.

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How pharma will soon use blockchain to track your drugs

Under regulatory pressure, a large number of pharmaceutical manufacturers, shippers and wholesalers are adopting blockchain to track and trace prescription drugs.

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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

France and Germany are the latest nations to come out against cryptocurrencies, saying they will block Facebook's Libra as it poses a risk to consumers and “the monetary sovereignty” of European nations.

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Blockchain technology: A corporate enigma | TECH(talk)

While blockchain has been on a hype roll the last couple of years, it's become increasingly fragmented as more and more companies try out different flavors of the distributed ledger technology. What's that mean for future adoption?...

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Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software

The distributed ledger technology has already become highly fragmented, making it difficult for companies to push ahead with real-world uses. On top of that, Gartner expects that fragmentation to collapse into no more than four...

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