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BlockDriven Academy held a live session on July 21st about The panel consisted of experts from IBM IX, Chainlink, Consensys, and Brave.
July 28th’s session features expert guest panelists Ian Holsman, VP of Software Engineering at Block.one, and Shaul Kfir, CTO of DigitalAsset.com. Learn about the future of developers in the blockchain space, blockchain development trends, how to secure a job as a blockchain developer, and much more.
Here is a list of more exciting BlockDriven Academy events happening soon:
August 4, 2020 Blockchain Crypto Hedge Funds [Career and Opportunities] Live Stream
August 11, 2020 Human Resources in Blockchain [Career and Opportunities] Live Stream
August 18, 2020 Blockchain Market Analyst [Career and Opportunities] Live StreamAugust 25, 2020 Product Management in Blockchain [Career and Opportunities] Live Stream
Mastercard is expanding its cryptocurrency program and reaching out to cryptocurrency firms to become members of the program. According to Raj Dhamodharan, executive VP of digital asset and blockchain products and partnerships at Mastercard, “The cryptocurrency market continues to mature, and Mastercard is driving it forward, creating safe and secure experiences for consumers and businesses in today’s digital economy.” With Mastercard’s cybersecurity and market research expertise, they plan to prioritize intense security and privacy for their users and partnerships. CoinTelegraph
The U.S. has regulated national banks to hold cryptocurrency assets on the behalf of their customers. They can hold cryptographic keys and other crypto-related assets. "This letter also reaffirms the OCC’s position that national banks may provide permissible banking services to any lawful business they choose, including cryptocurrency businesses, so long as they effectively manage the risks and comply with applicable law." Jonathan Gould, senior deputy comptroller and chief counsel. American Banker
With Mastercard entering the cryptocurrency space, this signifies blockchain’s further mainstream adoption by financial giants. As the crypto market continuously rises at an exponential rate, the potential for blockchain implementation across every industry becomes more likely in the near future. Mastercard’s program marks the widespread embracing of cryptocurrency by industry giants in the financial sector. With more companies expected to join the crypto space, there will be a growing demand for blockchain-related careers across all industries.
Ethereum price is generally tied to bitcoin. The defi space is breaking records with its rapid growth rate. Money is moving from banks to pension funds and investment companies are now able to confidently put their money into the technology. This type of effect allows projects running on blockchain to pick up right where they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twitch’ decision to link their services with blockchain shows that companies are able to get big named companies discounts for their users. With the massive amount of traffic on Twitch, even a monthly base of 1% of all active users were to use it, that would still be 150,000 people across the world. This is only one of the current streaming platforms to make this transition move to cryptocurrency payment option. Streaming services like YouTube and Facebook may both make this transition one day if they feel Twitch has found success with this payment option.