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Archive for March 2019

The Implications of Fusing 5G and Blockchain

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Analysts have been anticipating the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) for several years. However, there have been two main impediments to its success: capacity and security. But now, the introduction of a new technology could change that. This year, major carriers like AT&T and Verizon will be introducing 5G, the latest generation of…

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Japan’s Largest Railway Company Considers New Crypto Payment System for Transport Cards

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Kazuhiro Tokita, representative director, board member and president at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange DeCurret, unveiled a new cryptocurrency payment system during a business presentation in Tokyo on March 27. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the presentation the same day. The new system would enable the Suica payment card issued by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East),…

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PwC is Top Recruiter for Blockchain-Related Jobs on Indeed, Big 4 Auditing Firms Follow

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Big four auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the top recruiter for blockchain-related jobs on recruitment platform Indeed, search results showed at press time on March 30. At press time, PwC is responsible for 40 blockchain-related job offers on the platform. Other big four auditing firms are apparently recruiting professionals in this niche on the platform:…

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Bitcoin Stays Near $4,100 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements

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Saturday, March 30 — the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) stays near $4,100. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin has seen nearly no price movement on the day, trading at around $4,095 after having reported a mid-day high of $4,275, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking…

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Former IBM and Cisco Executive Tom Noonan to Join Bakkt as Chairman of Board

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Kelly Loeffler, the CEO of institutional trading platform Bakkt, announced that former cybersecurity expert at IBM, Cisco and Endgame Tom Noonan will become the chairman of its board of directors. The development was reported in a Medium post published on March 29. Per the announcement, the founder, chairman and CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)…

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