Salaries for blockchain engineers are skyrocketing, now on par with AI experts
- That's quite a premium over the $135,000 salaries that typical software engineers earn on average, according to Hired, which uses data from its service to compile the stats.
- In fact, salaries for engineers with blockchain expertise are on par with developers who specialize in artificial intelligence, and higher than any other specialized engineering roles, Hired says.
- Hired added blockchain as a sub-role to its service at the end of 2017, and since then, the company has seen postings for jobs that seek employees with blockchain as a desired skill rise by 400 percent.
- At the moment, these type of jobs tend to carry titles such as back-end engineer, systems engineer or solutions architect, but more of these positions tend to list blockchain as a desired skill for the job, according to Hired.
Migrant caravan heads north from Mexico-Guatemala border
- The caravan was headed for Tapachula, a city about 37 km (23 miles) north of the Mexico-Guatemala border, the officers told CNN.
- There were about 10 buses awaiting migrants along the highway between Tapachula and Ciudad Hidalgo and the drivers had been instructed to carry the migrants to shelters in Tapachula, the officers said.
- One migrant, a 20-year-old Honduran named William, told CNN he crossed into Mexico via a float that carried him across the muddy Suchiate River on Saturday.
- Thousands of Central American migrants fleeing poverty and violence were initially prevented from crossing a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico.
- It's unclear how many migrants were allowed to legally cross the border into Mexico, where they were taken to shelters to rest.
- Its slow procession north has prompted US President Donald Trump to threaten to cut aid to Central American nations and to send troops to the US border if Mexico fails to stop the surge.
The Newest 'Halloween' Makes a Killing at the Box Office With a Record Weekend Debut
- An eagerly awaited new “Halloween” movie killed it at the box office, setting weekend records for the popular slasher genre of horror films.
- The movie cost just $10 million to make, before marketing costs, and was projected to debut to as much as $70 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
- The horror flick beat an opening weekend record for slasher movies set by the 2009 reboot of “Friday the 13th,” which brought in $40.6 million.
- It is also the biggest installment from the franchise and biggest debut for a R-rated horror feature, according to Box Office Mojo.
- The film from 21st Century Fox Inc.’s Fox 2000 Pictures cost $23 million to make, before marketing costs, and it matched predictions for its first wide-release weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
Here's what could happen to your Kenmore warranty now that Sears is in bankruptcy court
- Generally, consumers haven't had to worry about their warranties being dissolved in the wake of a company going out of business, according to Eric Arnum, editor of Warranty Week, which reports on the warranty industry.
- When Circuit City and CompUSA filed for bankruptcy, Arnum says, outside insurance companies stepped in, and all extended warranties were honored.
- About 20 percent of people who buy a major appliance buy an extended warranty or service contract, according to Consumer Reports.
- On the Sears website, which is still open for business, a customer has to place a specific refrigerator in the shopping cart before seeing the cost options for an extended warranty.
- For example, a recently issued auto service contract excludes brake drums and rotors, air bags, door handles, lock cylinders, the exhaust system and body panels, among other parts, according to Consumer Reports.
US and China find harmony on the ice as professional hockey makes inroads in world's most populous nation
- On September 19, as the game clock ticked down to zero in a face-off between the National Hockey League's (NHL) Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames, thousands of raucous fans cheered and waved towels, decked out in black, gold, red and white that formed a sea of clashing team colors.
- Instead, the game was actually played at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, as part of American professional hockey's collaboration to promote ties between the world's most sports-crazy country and its most populous nation.
- Besides giving Chinese hockey fans the ability to watch more games, the NHL is working to provide young athletes in China with the training they need to play the sport.
- Daly said that the league, in conjunction with the Chinese government, sponsors ball hockey programs in Beijing schools, coordinates learn-to-play events and coaching clinics, and educates aspiring referees on how to call the game.
Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth to be released from prison
- Carruth is expected to walk out of the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, as a free man between the hours of 8am and 5pm ET on Monday, according to CNN affiliate WBTV.
- A former Carolina Panthers wide receiver, Carruth spoke to CNN affiliate WSOC by phone days ahead of his release.
- Carruth, a 1997 first-round draft pick, first was arrested in November 1999 for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and other charges, according to WBTV.
- Carruth also wrote about wanting to establish a relationship with Chancellor Adams, saying that once Saundra Adams has passed away that someone will need to be responsible for him.
- According to WSOC, Saundra Adams said she has a plan for family members to care for Chancellor Adams when she no longer can.
Amazon Is Said to Get $1 Billion in Deals With SAP, Symantec
- Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG.
- Nico Grant (Bloomberg) -- Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing division of Amazon.com Inc., signed new deals with customers SAP SE and Symantec Corp.
- worth a combined $1 billion, according to an internal memo, underscoring the company’s growing momentum in the market for internet-based computing power and storage.
- Microsoft Corp., the No. 2 cloud-services provider, had also competed for the Symantec deal, according to the memo.
- While SAP has spent more money with Microsoft and Google over the past 12 months, “our SAP internal share of wallet stays pretty stable at 70 percent,” according to the text of the AWS memo.
- The Symantec deal represented an increase of more than seven times in the cybersecurity company's spending on AWS, meaning that it “has been able to capture more than 80 percent” of Symantec's cloud spending, according to the document.
Hedge Funder Accepting Bitcoin for his US$16 Million Manhattan Mansion
- At current market prices, about 2,500 bitcoins are all you need to secure a prestigious address at 40 Riverside Drive in Manhattan.
- According to Bloomberg, the president of New York hedge fund R.G. Nierderhoffer Capital Management, Inc, Roy Niederhoffer, is selling his Manhattan mansion consisting of six floors for bitcoin.
- The 10,720-square-foot house in Riverside Drive is listed for approximately US$15.9 million in cash which at the current market prices translates to nearly 2,500 bitcoins.
- In Manhattan, Niederhoffer is not alone among hedge funders accepting bitcoin as a means of payment for real estate transactions.
- Six months ago, a townhouse owned by hedge fund manager Claudio Guazzon de Zanett was put up for sale at a cash price of US$30 million or US$45 million in cryptocurrencies.
China plans rapid shift from 4G to 5G
- China has over 1.1 billion 4G mobile phone subscribers as of August 2018 and should have 1.2 billion by March, 2019.
- Total 5G subscribers in China are forecast to reach almost 600 million by 2022.
- There will be about 32 million in 2019.
- China owns about 10 percent of 5G patents in radio access, modulation and core networking as of last year, according to LexInnova Technologies, a US legal services and technology consulting firm.
- That is up from about 7 percent of essential patents in 4G.
- Huawei had the most 5G patents among the Chinese entities surveyed, followed by ZTE.
- Qualcomm leads the industry with ownership of more than 15 percent of the essential 5G patents.
- China will spend $411 billion on 5G infrastructure from 2020-2030.
Brazil's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Just Fired 'at Least' 20 Employees
- The move could seemingly have been predicted as the ex-employees further claimed the working environment at Mercado Bitcoin was deteriorating.
- Per their words, about two months ago most of what they were doing was getting “shelved,” and their work volume kept on decreasing.
- According to their accounts, Mercado Bitcoin fired employees it hired from other companies less than six months ago and, in some cases, fired people that had been working there for less than two months.
- The move is notable as the cryptocurrency exchange is the largest one in Brazil.
- Responding to a request for comment from Portal do Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency exchange revealed it has been “promoting changes in its structure” since the beginning of this year to serve its users better.
- Huobi, the world’s second-largest exchange by trading volume, also expanded into the country earlier this year.