Meet 5 blockchain developers making a real impact in the industry

While we have some things to sort out before blockchain and cryptocurrency achieves global adoption, it’s easy to forget how far the industry has come. Our blockchain event is fast approaching, so we’d like to celebrate the top DLT developers and influencers that have achieved great things. In no particular order, here is our list of five people that have had an undeniable impact on the industry: Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine This one almost goes without saying, but Vitalik has opened a lot of possibilities for the industry. By the age of 24, he’s created the… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Shyft lands $6.5M to help retail and service workers easily swap schedules

Shyft co-founders Chris Pitchford, Daniel Chen, Brett Patrontasch and Kyle Liu. (Shyft Photo) Shyft Technologies, a Seattle startup that helps workers in the service and retail industries communicate and swap shifts, has raised $6.5 million. The Series A round was led by Ignition Partners and Madrona Venture Group, and it brings Shyft to a lifetime total of $8 million raised. As part of the deal, Bob Kelly, managing partner at Ignition Partners, and S. Somasegar, managing director at Madrona Venture Group, will join Shyft’s Board of Directors. Shyft says thousands of locations are using its app to help workers communicate with each other better and simplify the scheduling process. Shyft… Read More

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This (free) Amsterdam blockchain workshop will tackle scalability issues

The blockchain is diversifying and thriving, yet it’s no longer possible to ignore the elephant in the room: scalability. Scalability in the blockchain industry is an issue that needs to be addressed when talking about the technology’s future. At the moment, the Bitcoin blockchain processes between 3 and 7 transactions per second; Ethereum is handling roughly 15 transactions per second. However, if the blockchain is to compete against the likes of VisaNet, which processes an average of 150 million transactions per day and more than 24,000 transactions per second, it’s obvious that developers need to find ways to bring it… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Alaska Airlines begins ticket sales for 18 daily flights from Paine Field north of Seattle

Alaska Airlines E175 jet at Paine Field, Everett. (Alaska Airlines Photo) Travelers in Seattle and cities to the nearby east and north of the major tech hub can now start buying tickets for flights from a new, potentially more convenient Seattle-area airport option. Thursday, Alaska Airlines announced it was putting tickets on sale for 18 daily nonstop flights between Paine Field in Everett, Wash. and eight West Coast cities. The first flights are expected to begin on Feb. 11, 2019, pending government approval. Paine Field is perhaps best known for its relationship to Boeing and its adjacent airplane manufacturing and assembly facilities. But growth of the greater Seattle area with… Read More

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Trump’s attorney general once endorsed a ‘time travel’ cryptocurrency

Some very strange details have surfaced regarding Donald Trump’s newly appointed acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, and his involvement with a cryptocurrency for time travel. For years, Whitaker sat on the advisory board of World Patent Marketing, a marketing firm that has since been shut down by order of a federal judge, reports Mother Jones (via Cointelegraph). World Patent Marketing once claimed to be working closely with a cryptocurrency project described as a “theoretical time travel commodity” pegged to the price of Bitcoin, named Time Travel X. Time Travel X sure sounds like a stablecoin for time travel. It obviously never came to fruition,… This story continues at The Next… Read More

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