Saudi Arabia‘s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has teamed up with ConsenSys, a cryptocurrency development studio, to host a “blockchain bootcamp” as part of the kingdom’s efforts to support technological development. Continue reading Saudi Arabia Partners Ethereum Startup
Fintech startup Circle has opened up early access to its new cryptocurrency investing app, providing most US customers with instant, commission-free cryptoasset trading. On Tuesday, the Goldman Sachs-backed company sent emails to users who had participated in Circle Invest’s beta testing program, informing them that it had released version 1.0.1 of the mobile brokerage platform, which is available on both Apple and Android. Continue reading Circle Rolls Out Cryptocurrency Investing App to 46 US States
Big surprise, women are underrepresented among blockchain startups. It’s a trend that’s pervasive throughout technology and Silicon Valley in particular. But blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies, has the potential to be better, considering its mission is one tied to decentralization and a level playing field for all. In some ways, however, women have struggled to compete in a male-dominated culture whose fortress is reportedly protected by cliques like the “blockchain bros,” according to a recent New York Times article. The trend does not appear to be limited to startups, as evidenced by research suggesting women only represent between 4% and 6% of blockchain investors. While it’s still early innings for blockchain, that makes this gender imbalance that much more concerning, as it’s during the early days of an emerging market that new wealth is created and influencers born, setting in motion of chain of events ranging from investments to hiring behavior.