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We’re dedicated to leading research and thought leadership that helps us and others better understand how blockchain can impact the broader world.Our ground-breaking research program is funded by our members, which include leading corporations and governmental agencies around the world. We’re proud to have partners that are committed to driving innovation and entrepreneurship in the blockchain space.
Blockchain’s Cryptoasset Investment
Since Blockchain was founded in 2011, we’ve seen bitcoin and other digital asset ownership grow from thousands of pioneers to over 30 million people today. Our investment thesis provides a comprehensive view of the factors driving that growth, and the remaining challenges ahead for cryptoassets to be widely adopted.
Primer Series: A Look At USD PAX (PAX)
In September 2018, Paxos launched the Paxos Standard (PAX), a stablecoin fully backed by physical U.S. dollars stored in FDIC-insured banks and regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services. By eliminating price volatility, PAX gives users an entirely new way to send value, manage inflation, mitigate trading risk, and gain exposure to the US dollar. This primer dives deeper into the strengths, data and competitive landscape for PAX.
The State of Stablecoins
Stablecoins, as the name suggests, are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize price volatility and are in stark contrast with more volatile cryptoassets like bitcoin, which lack any inbuilt price stability mechanism. Significant volatility is often cited as one of the main reasons why many institutions and individuals have remained on the cryptocurrency sidelines to date and stablecoins have been developed to address this issue.
Need Blockchain Project Managers?
Project Managers with overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a Blockchain project.Direct participation in the activities that produce the end result, strives to maintain the progress, mutual interaction and tasks of various parties in such a way that reduces the risk of overall failure, maximizes benefits, and minimizes costs.
The Need for Project Manager
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are disrupting industries because of new possibilities to accomplish tasks, engage people and do business. However, no matter the degree of automation inherent in a technology, it will always be people who will initiate because of personal needs or business requirements. And during the project initiation phase, the most crucial phase in the project lifecycle, it will be the project manager, along with the client and other stakeholders, who will define objectives, scope, purpose and deliverables.
Role of Project Manager
Project management covers the whole project lifecycle, from initiation to closing, and everything in between. If somewhere in the middle of the project, a disconnect occurs between the client and the developers, it will be the project manager who will handle client expectations, and keep the project on track. Whether the project is fintech, in IT security, retail, or in many other industries that blockchain technology will disrupt, the role of the project manager will just be as important as it has ever been.
Searching for Blockchain Developers?
Blockchain developers having strong mix of skills in the areas of computer networking, cryptography, and algorithms and data structures. Developers having experience with different types of blockchain, like that of bitcoin or Ethereum.
Implements an entirely new blockchain network, then you need to get a person who has a solid computer science background, experience in network development, and low-level programming skills.Has excellent knowledge about existing blockchain solutions and is able to go through the source code of existing projects and explain most of the approaches used in them.
Smart Contract Developers
Knows the internals of specific blockchain solutions. At the moment, the most popular solution that supports smart contracts is Ethereum But there are other solutions—like Hyper Ledger Fabric and Sawtooth—which can be used when your business case should be supported within a private network.
Creates (or maintain) a communication protocol for transferring data from between the blockchain and the off-chain. A significant thing to remember is the fact that every transaction (especially in public chains) can take some time before users can see the result. Skilled at having the app reflect this fact smoothly in its UI/UX, so that the user understands that she/he needs to wait a specific period.