Triaconta Weekly 107 | 17 January, 2020
The following topics will be addressed in this weekly.
- Bundles performance
- Market overview
Bitcoin has continued its strong form this month,starting at $ 7.754 and rising to $8.933, showing a growth of +15% this past week. Bitcoin is now up 21% since the beginning of the year, and some experts now claim it could double in price by the end of the year. Ethereum and Ripple have been moving along the same lines, with respectively +24% and +15% growth.
3 Months: -2.25% 1 Month: 26.02% 24H: 3.36%
3 Months: 24.66% 1 Month: 46.90% 24H: 7.43%
3 Months: -0.35% 1 Month: 19.37% 24H: 3.08%
LinkedIn: Blockchain Tops List of Most In-Demand Skills for 2020 | Blockchain, which is the underlying technology that serves as the basis for cryptocurrencies, topped LinkedIn’s list of most in-demand skills for 2020. According to LinkedIn, large companies such as IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and American Express are actively looking for people with blockchain expertise. “Blockchain has emerged from the once shadowy world of cryptocurrency to become a business solution in search of problems”, LinkedIn wrote. Last week accountancy firm KPMG reported that blockchain technology may soon be deployed to even control climate change.
Introducing EOSIO 2: Enhancing Performance, Improving Security, and New Developer Tools. |EOS blockchain makes the switch to EOSIO 2 with a number of improvements. Block.one calls the updated blockchain “faster, simpler and more secure. The improved software makes it possible to execute smart contracts “16 times faster” than before. EOSIO 2 now also supports Web Authentication (WebAuthn), an internet authentication standard that uses cryptography as extra security for private keys. Furthermore, multithreading is now supported, which means that computer CPUs on the EOS blockchain can perform multiple tasks at the same time. This means that processing of transactions and block performance on the EOS network is now faster. Most likely due to the switch to EOSIO 2, EOS was the largest riser in the market among the largest cryptocurrencies in terms of market capitalization.
Worldwide Google Searches for ‘Bitcoin’ at highest level since October 2019 | After a short dip below $ 7,000 on January 2, Bitcoin is on the rise again. After a shaky start Google searches show an increase in search results for Bitcoin, following a growth of 2,96% of the coin in the last 24 hours at the time of writing. Notably, three of the top five regions reporting the most searches for the keyword in question are located in Africa. A possible explanation for this could be that cryptocurrencies are viewed as an attractive financial alternative.