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What's the cliche that you hear most about Bitcoin? “I don’t like Bitcoin, but I like Blockchain.” Usually when you google a quote like this, it doesn’t exist. Not exactly – typically you’ll have some typo in there. But this one does, because people say it all the time. From a Director of the Indian Central Bank, to people you meet in the bar, to Twitter: “We don’t like...
Back when Kite first started looking at blockchain, we noticed immediately how the space seemed to have its own language, its own customs and importantly its own distinct identity. Myth making and idealistic hopes about decentralization, and a new world order free of censorship, were central to many early adopters. That's pretty much how we came up with Blocktribe. So no surprise crypto and blockchain has been a truly amazing source of...
Sometimes it feels like finding the right blockchain developer is like trying to find Big Foot - impossible. However, unlike the guy with the large shoes, blockchain developers actually exist. You just need to know where to look… Here is our breakdown of the top 10 methods for finding the best devs on the block(chain).   1. Blocktribe.com Okay, so your reading this blog on blocktribe, so hopefully you’ve...
The Royal Mint has today launched "The New Digital Gold Standard", which is truly a landmark for Crypto adoption.  This is going to be significantly more impactful than is currently understood.   Today @ RoyalMintUK launched a gold backed token @ RoyalMintGold  RMG. Which is freely tradable for physical gold at their vaults.   Gold Tokens This is important stuff. The Royal Mint, a UK institution...
As we have spoken about previously on this blog ( here! & here! ) finding great talent is tough at the best of the times, but finding great blockchain talent is super difficult right now. Blockchain & DLT is being explored by hundreds of start ups and major organisations around the world as we speak.  To develop a good distributed system you first need an A-Player developer. These are the ones who understand workflows...
The blockchain community is growing fast, and as mentioned in our previous post , is seriously lacking in the talent department. This post focuses on effective strategies and opportunities to solve this talent shortage. In our research, the main issue is a lack of education or practical knowledge of blockchain technology and a diverse workforce is needed to close the skills gap. So how can you get involved? Here is a list of top...
In today's blog post, we revisit our concerns about blockchain and cryptocurrencies’ skills shortage and see how the situation has changed since we first blogged about it in October 2016 ( read our previous blog post here ).   Described by Altcointoday.com as “the war on talent”, the blockchain skills shortage is real, people.  Let's face it, this niche field is growing rapidly, and if there isn't a...
This week we are travelling around the world of finance and technology. Starting with a new bitcoin initiative from India, new blockchain regulations from Switzerland and London is being touted as the leader in the FinTech industry, swiftly followed by Singapore and New York. So buckle up and let’s begin! Indian bitcoin exchange launches new mobile wallet app. The release of Unocoin comes 2 months after the company raised...
Today we are showcasing why you should want to work for Gem - a company that builds blockchain operating systems with projects in healthcare, supply chain management, and insurance. Fancy working with a vibrant, enthusiastic and tech-obsessed bunch? Then look no further!   Location Based in beautiful Los Angeles, California , the Gem office is modern with an open floor plan just one block from the Venice Beach...
Following on from our blog post ‘ What Does a Great Blockchain Developer Look Like? ’, this week we will cover how to hire a good blockchain developer. Here are our tips for the interview process, what to look for in their CV and how to advertise your blockchain role effectively. Don’t scare people with your job spec It can be tempting to use your job spec to filter out candidates. You will often see ‘only...
Happy Monday! It’s time to kick start your week with all things blockchain-related, so grab your coffee and get ready for some serious tech knowledge. Today we’ve got Walmart using blockchain to avoid rotten purchases, a blockchain competition sponsored by US Department of Health, 9 blockchain firms accepted into to the UK Financial Conduct Agency sandbox scheme and increased scrutiny for US voting system. Let’s get...
Blockchain development is currently being explored by organisations across the globe, from 100-year-old banks to fledgling start-ups . Knowing how to identify the best person for the role can be tricky, so we have outlined some factors that can help sort the mediocre from the absolutely incredible.   Reputation First and foremost, great developers have great reputations.  If you meet a potential superstar developer,...