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John Jacques
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Apr 23, 2018
Want to Join a Crypto Startup?

Want to Join a Crypto Startup?

2017 was officially cryptocurrency’s coming out party. Skyrocketing prices brought increased mainstream attention and a certain cultural cache to what was previously a niche concern. Digital currency startups are now seeing tremendous investment and growth, most without acquiring a corporate feel. So what makes working in crypto so desirable, and what kind of jobs are out there for you?
 

The Benefits of an ICO

ICOs, or Initial Coin Offerings, have allowed cryptocurrency projects to raise significant capital quickly while bypassing venture capital firms entirely (if desired). This means companies like Filecoin, who raised $257 million in a recent ICO to fund their blockchain-based, decentralized file storage system, have significant resources available immediately to hire good people – and the autonomy to dictate their own direction.

Having an immediate influx of capital means higher salaries (roughly 10-20% higher than industry standards, in both technical and non-technical roles), as well as desirable profit-sharing arrangements. Equity stakes are frequent, especially at coin companies. While there are often restrictions on how equity holders can exercise their options (like most equity arrangements), coins are liquid by nature – meaning employees can hold a potential stake in a company as if it was a startup while being able to liquidate their holdings like a publicly-traded company.
 

Types of Jobs

Talented, experienced engineers are always in demand in technical fields, and cryptocurrency is no exception. But even less-experienced engineers or engineers without experience working on cryptocurrency-related projects are desirable – what matters most is a genuine interest in blockchain and a desire to learn. Blockchain engineers, full-stack developers, and front-end developers are vital to crypto companies, helping create decentralized apps (or ‘dapps’), working in UX and UI design, and handling other nuts-and-bolts type tasks.

 

 

Like any rapidly-growing startup, crypto companies are also hiring for a variety of non-technical roles, like marketing, operations, customer support, business development, and more. Initial expertise again matters less than an ability to learn – hiring managers are looking for candidates who can rapidly absorb and synthesize intricate technical information, contributing to a general understanding of blockchain and similar technologies. 

It is an exciting time to be involved with a crypto startup. Companies are doing innovative, exciting things every day in a burgeoning field with myriad opportunities, regardless of experience level. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are here to stay, and now more people than ever have a chance to make a personal stamp on the ongoing revolution.
 

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
published in Blogs
Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.