Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

New York-based ethereum development startup ConsenSys has revealed a number of new hires, including several IBM employees and the former CEO of South Africa's central securities depository (CSD). ConsenSys announced today that John Wolpert, former global blockchain offering director, will work to advance the startup's product and venture efforts. Monica Singer, who left Strate this summer after working for the CSD since the late 1990s, is set to serve as its "Blockchain Ambassador" with a focus on financial markets.
US State Department Seeks Blockchain Boost Amid $10 Billion Reboot

US State Department Seeks Blockchain Boost Amid $10 Billion Reboot

The U.S. agency that oversees foreign affairs is looking seriously at blockchain. That's according to John Sullivan, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, who encouraged the State Department and its private sector partners to embrace the technology as a way to "advance diplomacy and development objectives" at the Blockchain@State forum held Tuesday in Washington, D.

Filling the Demand: Cryptocurrency Job Postings Set to Triple From 2016

AngelList, the job board specializing in startup jobs, reports cryptocurrency job postings have nearly doubled in the past six months and are soon to triple from 2016.

CarbonX and ConsenSys Put P2P Carbon Credit Trading on the Blockchain

Carbon credits trading (also known as “cap and trade”) as a means to help mitigate the effects of global climate change has long been advocated by environmentalists fighting one of the most intransigent environmental challenges of the 21st century. Now ConsenSys and CarbonX Personal Carbon Trading Inc.
ConsenSys и Тапскотты запустили глобальную эко-платформу CarbonX

ConsenSys и Тапскотты запустили глобальную эко-платформу CarbonX

Проект CarbonX, предприятие, запущенное ConsenSys совместно с известными деятелями блокчейн-фронта Доном и Алексом Тапскоттами, предлагает желающим экологически чистые инвестиции и углеродные кредиты на блокчейне Эфириума.

An Interview With Kavita Gupta, ConsenSys’s Pick to Oversee Its New $50M Venture Fund

ConsenSys, an Ethereum production studio based in Brooklyn, NY, is launching a $50 million venture arm, and it has picked Kavita Gupta to run it. Gupta’s job will be to oversee the new venture and help structure deals with the startups. It is not uncommon for companies with investment capital to form their own investment arm. For the most part, the goal is to fund startups that could drive value for the parent company down the line.