Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Blockchain is no longer the most desirable job in the technology industry, according to a new report by the job site, Hired.Job demand for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) engineers increased by 1,400% in 2019.Blockchain needs to face virtual reality.

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs are hot, with demand surging 1,400% in 2019, according to a new State of Software Engineers report by job site Hired.This means that AR/VR knowledge is the hot new thing, supplanting blockchain engineers, who according to Hired’s data were in demand a year ago.

HTC doubles down on VR headsets and blockchain phones

HTC doubles down on VR headsets and blockchain phones

Taiwanese mobile giant HTC has announced that it intends to focus on developing blockchain smartphones, according to local news reports.As part of a major strategy change, the company will make further cuts to its team for the second year running but will continue to focus on developing new products.

Digging for Bitcoin Is a Labor of Love

Digging for Bitcoin Is a Labor of Love

There is value in broadly tracking the kind of metaphorical cryptocurrency vital signs that Bressers captures in his live bitcoin data feed, said Hannah Rosenberg, managing director of the Blockchain Institute.

JPMorgan Chase Rolls Out Digital Token

JPMorgan Chase Rolls Out Digital Token

Pros and Cons of the JPM Coin Approach "For certain types of interbank settlement, distributed (or synchronous) ledger technology (DLT/SLT) can create great efficiencies," noted Steve Wilson, principal analyst at Constellation Research .

Why Blockchain and VR Might Be a Match Made in Digital Heaven

Why Blockchain and VR Might Be a Match Made in Digital Heaven

Last year, the company held an ICO for its CEEK token, with a view to developing a VR entertainment universe where users can buy tickets to virtual events. Similar to Decentraland, BeachHead is a virtual universe where users can buy and sell land, goods and services using BHT, the native token of the platform.

Manipulate 3D Molecules in VR with Nanome to Accelerate Research

Manipulate 3D Molecules in VR with Nanome to Accelerate Research

In a Medium article called “Collaborative Structure Based Drug Design in Virtual Reality”, Nanome’s CEO, Steve McCloskey says, “As we enter increasingly difficult battles with superbugs, genetic diseases, and airborne viruses, we need to work together to understand and fight back with modern technologies.

HTC’s not done making phones, but it needs to find new ways to stay alive

HTC’s not done making phones, but it needs to find new ways to stay alive

HTC, the maker of the first ever commercially available Android phone, is still keen on making new devices, even after a disappointing year that saw it lose $330 million in the fourth quarter.

Digitizing Individuals: How Digital Identities Can Fix the Internet and the World Around It

Digitizing Individuals: How Digital Identities Can Fix the Internet and the World Around It

This works a bit like the Internet’s DNS system: following identification, a string of complicated characters (the user’s public key) is represented as a human-readable address that resembles a domain or an email address. Secondly, the basis for your Avatar isn’t an account or key, but your actual, real-life identity, as perceived by other humans.

Blockchain (Re)Emerges

Blockchain (Re)Emerges

Cryptocurrency and blockchain were supposed to make central banking, with all of its negative "government" associations, unnecessary, because the distributed ledger system would act as traffic cop on transactions.

Virtual reality and blockchain — the future of STEM?

Virtual reality and blockchain — the future of STEM?

With the internet revolution, it has become commonplace to digitize assets, ideas, and services, and Matryx gives those in STEM a place to store their projects, exchange knowledge, sell (or buy) designs for application in other innovations, and even create bounties that incentivize like-minded individuals to collaborate.

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

“Voice-activated assistants have already begun permeating the business setting, but it’s still early days in terms of tapping into and unlocking the power of what this technology can fully do,” says Christian Pedersen, chief product officer of S/4HANA Cloud at SAP.

Household names bring new tech to consumers with blockchain

Household names bring new tech to consumers with blockchain

Blockchain VR company Ceek VR has taken up the torch in this regard, offering celebrities and artists the ability to provide fans with concert experiences and other interactive opportunities through VR. The possibility of creating massive virtual worlds or experiences that have built-in incentives and rewards gives companies a straightforward strategy for expanding their footprint.

VERSES aims to combine AR and VR with blockchain to power the future web

VERSES aims to combine AR and VR with blockchain to power the future web

VERSES has showcased its virtual and augmented reality protocol to power ownership, monetization, geolocation and tradability of digital goods, holographic avatars and connected experiences.