From Bitcoin’s institutional FOMO to a huge hiring spree at Ripple, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.

Bitcoin

Crypto investor and Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz says institutional investors will determine when the next Bitcoin bull run happens. He believes Fidelity’s entrance into the cryptocurrency market could trigger an institutional FOMO that pushes Bitcoin to new highs early next year.

“I think Q1, Q2. If the institutions start coming in, we’ll put in new highs,” Novogratz told Bloomberg in a new interview.


Novogratz says Galaxy Digital plans to lead by example, and will be one of the first clients to use Fidelity Digital Assets.

Ethereum

The Ethereum Foundation has just issued a big round of grants to support 20 people and organizations building on the Ethereum blockchain.

It’s the fourth round of grants from the Foundation, totaling more than $3 million.

Ripple and XRP

Ripple is on a mega hiring spree. The company has 42 open job listings, and today revealed it’s looking for a country manager in Brazil. Here’s a look at all of the company’s openings.

Business Development

Senior Director of Corporate Development

Customer Success

Solutions Architect (Singapore)
Solutions Architect (Mumbai, India)
Technical Services Engineer
Technical Services Engineer (Mumbai)
Head of Project Management (London, UK)

Design

Principal, Product Designer
Creative Director

Engineering

Staff UI Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer – xVia
Staff Platform Engineer
Senior Software Engineer – xRapid
Senior Software Engineer – xCurrent
Senior Release Engineer
Engineering Manager
Manager of Data Infrastructure

Executive

Country Manager, Brazil – Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo)

Finance

Sr. Manager, Technical Accounting
BSA / AML Director
Director of Financial Operations
Senior Revenue Manager

Information Technology

IT Support Specialist

Integration Engineering

Integration Engineer (Mumbai, India)
Integration Engineer (New York)
Integration Engineer (London, UK)

Joint Venture

Solutions Director, China (China)
Head of China Operations (China)
Joint Venture Project Manager

Legal

Senior Product Counsel
Corporate Paralegal

Marketing and Communications

Product Marketing Manager
Corporate Communications Director

Operations

Technical Operations Engineer
Senior Network Engineer

Recruiting

Senior Technical Recruiter

Sales

Client Solutions Director (London, UK)
Sales Director, LATAM (Argentina)
Sales Development Manager (New York, NY)

XRP Markets

XRP Markets – All Open Positions (London, UK)

Xpring

Partner Engineer, Xpring
Executive Assistant
Director of Marketing, Xpring

IOTA and EOS

Space exploration startup Spacebit says it’s gearing up to launch LinkX in the coming months. The platform is built on EOS, and is designed to “create a more efficient model for access to low-Earth and deep space communication networks using decentralized ground station networks enhanced with distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.”

The company is also exploring whether IOTA could help power autonomous vehicles in space.

“Spacebit is also looking to explore IOTA architecture, ensuring interoperability with EOS, which will include some of the first Qubic protocol layer applications over the Tangle. The architecture of IOTA will be used for specific space related applications such as an IoT network of multiple space vehicles using Qubic for AI and outsourced heavy computing.”

NEO

NEO’s mainnet has now been up and running for two years, a milestone the company celebrated in its latest blog post.

“The NEO MainNet has been running in stable capacity for two years since its release. As an early blockchain project, NEO has spent the past two years improving its core technology, enriching and extending its ecosystem, and expanding the global presence of the NEO community.”

 

 

This article was first seen on the Daily Hodl and can be found here: https://dailyhodl.com/2018/10/18/mike-novogratz-calls-the-next-bitcoin-bull-run-plus-ripple-and-xrp-ethereum-iota-neo-eos-crypto-news-alert/